• Thu. Nov 24th, 2022

Resources for Latino Immigrants in the Charlotte Area | WFAE 90.7

The holiday season continues to be a difficult time for many families in the Charlotte area. For Latino immigrants in the area, issues like language barriers and access to health care can make this time of year even more challenging.

WFAE has compiled this list of various resources in the Charlotte area for Latino immigrants. These organizations provide bilingual support in everything from health care and legal aid to English classes.

Alianza de Venezuelanos and Charlotte
Address: N / A
Contacts): (704)-533-2682 | [email protected]

The AVC organization was originally founded in 2016 by Venezuelans with the aim of helping Venezuelan immigrants trying to make Charlotte and the surrounding area their new home. AVC does this by mobilizing individuals and organizations to invest their time, get involved, and volunteer to help the Venezuelan community achieve their goals and thrive in their new lives.

AMEXCAN NC Latinx Resource Directory
A Google Maps resource directory of Latinx service providers across North Carolina. Created by AMEXCAN North Carolina.

Camino Health Center
Address: 201 Stetson Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
Contacts): (704) 596-5606

The Camino Health Center is a bilingual (Spanish and English) nonprofit organization that provides food, medical, and clothing support. People are encouraged to apply to their pantry by filling out an application. In addition, the Camino Community Center has a thrift store with inexpensive clothing.

Charlotte Catholic Charities
Address: 1123 S Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203
Contacts): P: (704) 370-3262, F: 704-370-3290

The Food Pantry is open Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Charlotte Office.

The CC Immigration Program is accredited by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to represent individuals and families before US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The bilingual staff (English/Spanish) helps people better understand their legal status and determine if they are eligible for immigration benefits.

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Address: 5535 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
Contacts): (704) 376-1600 | Linea de Espanol: (800) 247-1931

The Immigrant Justice Legal Assistance Program protects low-income, non-English speaking, Latino residents and immigrants of other national origins from exploitation.

Ministry of Crisis Relief
Address: 500 A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Contacts): (704) 371-3001
Save the phone to make appointments: (704) 371-3001

The Ministry of Crisis Aid supports poverty-stricken families in the district of Mecklenburg with the most basic needs in life: immediate financial aid for rent and ancillary costs, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds and equipment, which are provided free of charge.

The Free Store offers local individuals and families free clothing, shoes and household items.

El Puente Hispano
Address: 335 Ann Street NW, Concord, NC 28025
Contacts): (980)-389-0615 | [email protected]

El Puente Hispano offers programs to promote health, education, civic engagement, mentoring and social services.

International House
Address: 1817 Central Avenue, Suite 215 Charlotte, NC 28205
Contacts): (704) 333-8099 | [email protected]

Citizenship, Inexpensive English Tuition, Tutoring, Affordable Legal Assistance, Summer Learning Opportunities for Young English Learners

Latin American Coalition
Address: 4938 Central Avenue Ste 101, Charlotte, NC 28205
Contacts): (704) 531-3848

The Latin American Coalition provides services through its Immigrant Welcome Center, Economic and Workforce Center, and Immigration and Legal Center, among others. Their “Social Service to Social Action” strategy provides direct service intervention, integration support, coalition building, and institutional and systems change—all toward meaningful cultural and political change.

Latino Commission on AIDs
Address: 5720 Fayetteville Rd, Suite 201, Durham, NC 27713
Contacts): (984) 260-0883

A national program that provides support for capacity building, community mobilization, and education about HIV, hepatitis C, immigration, stigma, and other issues affecting Latinx people living with HIV

Legal Aid for North Carolina – Battered Immigrant Project
Address: 5525 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
Contacts): Anna M Cushman | [email protected]
Helpline: 1(866) 204-7612, Tuesdays (3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Legal Aid of NC is a not-for-profit law firm whose Battered Immigrant Project represents DV/SA/HT immigrant survivors across NC with their immigration issues. The work is made available to low-income survivors nationwide on a pro bono basis.

If you are working with an immigrant who has experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, the group may be able to help them clarify their immigration status to ensure some level of personal stability.

Address: 3925 Willard Farrow Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
Contacts): Shani Man | [email protected]
To volunteer or donate: [email protected]

ourBRIDGE for Kids is a nonprofit organization that supports the immigrant and refugee community in Charlotte, NC by offering an after-school program and community-based initiatives. ourBRIDGE is expanding this school year with a second location near Nations Ford. The site will host a new K-5 program for 75 English learners, primarily from Montclaire and Starmount elementary schools.

Project 658
Address: 3646 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
Contacts): (704) 733-9934 | [email protected]

Vocational training and CV workshops, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, cookery school, tutoring for young English learners, free/low cost immigrant clinic

​Refugee health: Mecklenburg district public health
Address: 249 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Contacts): (704) 336-4700 | [email protected]

Medical screening and referral for medical follow-up for refugees, probation officers and asylum seekers

​Refugee welfare: Mecklenburg district DSS
Address: 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Contacts): (704) 336-3000

Short-term transitional assistance with employment, transportation, competency certification, English and cash for refugees

refugee support services
Address: 3925 Willard Farrow Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
Contacts): (704) 458-3245

Refugee Support Services is a 501(c)3 non-profit post-resettlement organization that facilitates programs and cross-cultural relationships to promote individual autonomy, cultivate social capital, and enrich our community.

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