Immigration Legal Services Program
Over the past five years Catholic Charities legal staff has conducted more than 3,500 consultations with prospective clients, approximately 600 of these consults were done with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes, and our agency has represented over 2,000 clients in the U.S. immigration and family court.
Since 2016, our legal services staff has opened:
The legal fees we charge our clients are typically 10% of what a private attorney would charge for similar services. For those who financially qualify, we also offer clients pro bono legal services and representation in court through generous donations made by our donors and private foundations.
Catholic Charities community organizers support and serve migrant worker communities in Deming, Hatch, Las Cruces, and Roswell. In 2020, our agency’s organizers have:
Public Assistance and Direct Assistance Program
Thanks to the generosity of donors, businesses, and foundations, over the past five years Catholic Charities has directed assistance to thousands of southern New Mexico families and individuals in need. The most frequent requests we receive are for food, utilities, rent, temporary shelter (for crime victims), and medical assistance. In 2020 and 2021 the agency had provided more than $350,000 in direct assistance to families and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent examples of assistance include:
We receive many phone calls and requests for direct assistance like these daily. By supporting and donating to Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico you are allowing us to help New Mexicans in need, making a difference in the world one individual and family at a time.