Centro La Comunidad offers families an entryway to services available in Alamance County. Staff conduct initial screenings to identify barriers to be addressed and refer clients to other Catholic Charities programs or to other community partners.
Individuals facing more complex challenges receive an in-depth assessment, set goals, and regularly meet with staff to reach goal achievement. Services are offered in a linguistically and culturally accessible way.
At Centro La Comunidad, families can focus specifically on enhancing their economic security by improving their employment status. Staff work with families to:
- Assess a client’s job skills and work history; develop an employment plan with achievable goals; assist clients with job searching; and provide post-placement follow-up as necessary.
- Assist clients in removing barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency, including steps such as opening a checking account and accessing childcare, work-appropriate attire, transportation, etc.
- Assist clients with résumés, cover letters, employment applications, and preparing for job interviews.
- Connect unemployed, underemployed, and displaced workers with employment and employment-related training opportunities.
For over 25 years, the Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services have assisted families in completing various immigration related processes.
Individuals and families who qualify meet with Catholic Charities immigration staff who are accredited by the Department of Justice. Through one-on-one meetings, staff provide education on the immigration process and assist in the completion and submission of applications with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
ServicesThe services below are provided at a minimum cost. Services and appointments will be conducted by phone, email or virtually only with limited in person appointments.
- Community Educational Presentations and Workshops
- Family Petitions
- Adjustment of Status
- Temporarily Protected Status (TPS)
- Consular Processing
- U-Visas (For Victims of serious crimes)
- VAWA (For victims of domestic violence)
- Work Permits
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
- USCIS strongly encourages you to submit your DACA Renewal request between 150 days and 120 days before the expiration date located on your current Form I-797 (Work Authorization Card).
Consultation Payment & Online IntakeCatholic Charities offers the ability for potential immigration clients to complete their intake online. Steps to complete the online intake:
- Use the link below to pay the $50 consultation fee.
- Following payment, you will be directed to the online intake which you will complete and submit.
- Once your information is entered, one of our Immigration Accredited Representatives will contact you to evaluate your case and make an appointment with you.
- Are you seeking Political Asylum?
- Do you have a court date pending, and need representation?
- Do you reside outside the state of North Carolina?
- Do you have a criminal record, felony, significant misdemeanors or three or more non-significant misdemeanors?
Online PaymentIndividuals who are established clients have the ability to pay their Catholic Charities related fees online. Use the link below to access the payment page.
Catholic Charities recognizes the imbalances in access, opportunities, and resources that exist within our immigrant community. Immigration Legal Services are structured to attract all immigrants regardless of place of origin, culture, religion, or economic status. The goal is to provide help and create hope for immigrants as they establish their lives in the United States
Eligible clients can receive a “Faith ID,” an identification card that is recognized by municipal police departments for individuals who are unable to obtain state-issued identification. These “Faith ID” cards are a collaboration between the Burlington Police Department and local community organizations including Centro La Comunidad.