Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center

Organization Description

The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) empowers people from different cultures to become successful and engaged members of our community.

Program Details

Resource Center

Program Website: Programs

Program Description:
ChesMRC is open to the public Monday thru Friday. Provides information, referrals, and direct services for key issues affecting immigrants such as Health, Legal, Labor, Social Service, Education, Safety, and Housing. While the organization serves anyone who requests assistance, ChesMRC's primary focus is to help the new non-English speaking population successfully integrate into the community.
 
Legal Residency & Citizenship:
Improve and expand immigration and citizenship direct services:
  • Immigration consultations, referrals, and case management
  • Immigration clinics
  • Citizenship classes
  • Employer Advice
The ChesMRC is now a Department of Justice (DOJ) Recognized Organization, which signifies we can legally represent clients in cases with the Department of Homeland Security particularly with US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) without the need of an attorney. We offer the following immigration legal services at little or no cost to qualifying candidates:
  • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Applications
  • Family-Based Petitions
  • Citizenship Applications
  • Citizenship Preparation Classes
We also work with local and regional attorneys to assist with any immigration issues that fall outside of our scope of work under the DOJ accreditation.

Youth Development: Improve and maintain youth development programming and services:

  • After-school (all levels) tutoring and mentoring
  • Partnerships with key youth development organizations (Scouts, YMCA, Parks and Rec, Talbot Mentors)

Language and Cultural Competency: Improve and expand language interpretation resources and cultural competency training programs.


Program Contact Phone: 1-877-77-AYUDA (1-877-772-9832)
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish
Office days/hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
Cost or fee (describe): Immigration legal services provided at little or no cost to income qualified candidates
Services
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Divorce: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Employment: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Immigration and Citizenship: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Other Topics: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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