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La Casa Amiga

La Casa Amiga

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As Catholics, we believe in practicing the corporal works of mercy of welcoming the stranger, working to support our brothers and sisters in Christ who might speak a different language or come from a different country, but who are fleeing persecution, violence, and poverty. At La Casa Amiga, we support the independence and dignity of the immigrants and their families in Pontiac and throughout southeast Michigan.  We provide a variety of services that work to empower, aid, and support our families and friends.

We provide many different services to support our community. We provide services in both English and Spanish. If you have questions about our services or would like to volunteer, please call us at (248) 338-4250, ext. 3700.

 

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

La Casa Amiga Legal Clinic
Our Legal Clinic, with its experienced legal attorneys, helps immigrants and their families to reunite, seek Lawful Permanent Residence status, file for citizenship, apply for work authorizations, and general immigration questions. While we offer services in both English and Spanish, we welcome all nationalities, languages, and immigration status. However, in certain circumstances, such as matters involving deportation and immigration court proceedings, we are unable to assist and refer for appropriate assistance.

If you need immigration assistance, please feel come to our Client Intake hours, held weekly for a small fee. No appointment needed.

Client Intake Hours

Monday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Income Support
Help Applying for Government Programs: We help families who are eligible to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Mercy Support, and Medicaid. We also help with case follow-up and denials of assistance. We also refer clients for help through United Way 211. Our support services are for residents of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne. Please call for an appointment.

Food Pantry: We also offers a food pantry to families who are in economic need. Please call for an appointment.

Job Assistance
We help with resume writing, filling out job applications and interview preparation. We help workers who want to find a job. We also assist employers who want to fill a position. Call us if you know of a job available or if you are looking for a job.
Education Assistance
We provide many different educational opportunities for our clients. For some classes, we offer free childcare and preschool classes. Please call to find out what we are offering:

  • GED (General Education Degree) Classes
  • English as a Second Language Classes
  • Computer Classes
  • Parenting Classes
  • Nutrition Classes
  • OSHA Safety Classes
Financial Literacy
Please call us for appointment if we can help you improve your financial planning and situation.

Financial Counseling: We educate clients on household budgeting, banking basics and savings strategies.

Higher Education Counseling: We help with FAFSA application, scholarships and other financial aid materials.

Tax Assistance: During Tax Season, Our VITA Clinic helps prepare taxes for those who are income eligible.

Family Supports
Mentoring: With volunteers, we sponsor adult mentors who model responsible behavior, give advice and spend time with at risk children and teens. Through our program guidance, adult mentors build self-esteem to promote healthy development of the mentee.

Tutoring: With volunteers, we provide after-school help with homework or other academic assistance for elementary and middle school children. Times and places vary.

School Liaison Services: We accompany parents to school visits, conferences, and assistance with referral for special needs services. Accompanied school visits interpreting during school meetings, assistance with referrals for special needs services.

Summer Camp – We offer a 6 week summer camp for at-risk kids, ages 8-12 years. While having fun, we help the kids build life skills, such as assertiveness, dealing with stress, and substance abuse prevention.

Would you like to Volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering, we have several opportunities for helping and supporting our community, including tutoring, mentoring, or many of other programs, feel free to call us at (248) 338-4250, ext. 3700.

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