Legal Services

African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs

We bridge the resource and information gap impacting Blvck immigrant communities, ABISA focuses on centering Blvck/African immigrant narratives and experiences by promoting social equity, economic justice, and civic participation.

African Collaborative Network - Know your Rights

“Know Your Rights” is an educational initiative aimed at empowering individuals by providing crucial information about their legal and human rights. The program covers a wide range of topics, including civil rights, workplace rights, immigration rights, and law enforcement encounters, among others. Its primary objective is to ensure that individuals are well-informed and can confidently navigate various situations, effectively advocate for themselves, and contribute actively to their communities. By instilling a robust understanding of one’s rights, the program fosters self-assurance, inclusivity, and promotes equality.

A Glimpse of Africa

A Glimpse of Africa  mission is  to ensure the African immigrants and refugees are  visible, through advocacy, creating a sense of belonging,  breaking language, cultural and systemic barriers.

For a new American these essential needs, resources and opportunities are the difference between losing hope and having a thriving life as they set roots in West Michigan.

HISPANIC CENTER OF WESTERN MICHIGAN

Provides assistance with general immigration forms, processing and referrals. Advocacy services for access
to local emergency support services.

Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm providing free legal advice and representation in a broad range of areas including consumer cases, family matters, housing problems, government benefits, and much more. We also share plain-language information about the law.

Legal Assistance Center

If you are trying to solve basic legal problems in Kent County without an attorney, the Legal Assistance Center can help you help yourself. Our goal is to help you be informed, be prepared and be heard.

Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates

Creating a community consistent with our highest values – because immigrant justice is justice for all

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is a legal resource center for Michigan’s immigrant communities. MIRC works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities experience equity and belonging.

Michigan League for Public Policy

The League uses data to educate, advocate and fight for policy solutions that undo historic and systemic racial and economic inequities to lift up Michiganders who have been left out of prosperity.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Office of Oversight and Public Accountability

Through targeted change, accountability, restorative justice, empowerment and engagement, OPA will help create and improve just outcomes and respectful relationships between public safety and community.

Immigration Law & Justice

ILJ Michigan welcomes and supports low-income immigrants with free immigration legal services and public advocacy.