National Justice for our Neighbors (JFON) announced that Trinity has been selected for a new clinic site starting in the spring. JFON is a network of clinics, hosted by local United Methodist churches, which provide professional legal services to immigrants for free. JFON helps immigrants reunite with their families, secure immigration status, and enjoy the right to work.
Emiliano Lerda, Executive Director of JFON in Nebraska, commented about the application, “I am very impressed with the high level of inclusivity and collaboration you were able to reach by working with other communities from the surrounding areas, other congregations and other organizations. Collaboration with other community members is key for a successful service delivery model. I am also happy to see that we have a strong and diverse group of core volunteers who are committed to making sure the clinics are welcoming to all clients as well as other volunteers.”
The clinic will start in the spring with a blessing of the new site and a volunteer training in late March or early April. We plan to meet with clients one evening a month after it begins in May or June. If you are interested in providing hospitality, helping recruit clients for the clinic, or be involved in other ways, contact Pastor Theresa at Trinity UMC, Pastor Chad at First-Faith UMC, clinic coordinators Debbra Brummand and Christy Horky, or volunteer coordinator Carolyn Roper.