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Immigrant and Refugee Services

Moving to new place can be difficult. There are so many transitions to make: new and different ways of doing things, cultural norms to understand, a new language to learn, a job to find…. If you are a refugee or immigrant, we hope the following information will be of help to you.

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A wide range of support, including Immigrant Services, is also available available through United Way 2-1-1

Call: (816) 474-5112 or toll free at (866) 320-5764

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Local Refugee Resettlement Agencies / Advocacy Groups

  • Della Lamb Community ServicesDella Lamb offers hope and assistance to low-income Kansas City people of all ages. Main service areas include refugee resettlement, adult education & ESL, early education & childcare, youth services, and emergency social services. 816-842-8040
  • Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA): is a “coalition of organizations that recognizes the intrinsic value of all people, organizes and advocates for the basic rights of all immigrants on the local, state, and federal level.  MIRA supports all measures in the state of Missouri that create a welcoming climate for immigrants and refugees, and that allow for immigrants and refugees to become fully productive members of our society.”
  • KC Metro Immigration Alliancethis newly-formed alliance is kicking off a year-long campaign to promote citizenship and civic engagement. They will be offering Community Navigator Training focusing on Citizenship, DACA/DAPA, and more. Check out their Facebook page to learn more.
  • The Mexican Consulate can help with immigration issues, dual citizenship, and community education. (816) 556-0800
  • Contact your local Congressional office. Every Congressman’s office should be able to offer support with difficult immigration-related cases and can often help find information or expedite processes.
  • KS/MO Dream Alliance: KSMODA exists to serve the Kansas City Metro communities by advocating higher education for immigrant and minority youth, regardless of citizenship status. They collaborate with local efforts and with the national United We DREAM Network. Visit or to learn more. Myrna Orozco De La O is a Kansas City resident and United We Dream Associate Director.


  • KC Metro Immigration Alliance: This alliance promotes citizenship and civic engagement. They also offer Community Navigator Training focusing on Citizenship, DACA/DAPA, and more. Check out their Facebook page to learn more.

Legal Aid

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri is a non-profit organization committed to providing high-quality, free, civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly citizens. Immigration Law is one of their main practice areas. 
  • La Luz is a center for free legal assistance and is located in the main Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas office building, comprised of one immigration lawyer. No appointments needed Wednesdays from 9:00am-12:00pm; otherwise appointments are made 3 – 4 weeks out.
  • Law Office of Jessica Piedra handles family-based immigration cases. Her firm is committed to serving your family with a fully bilingual staff and accessible payment plans. Consultation appointments cost only $50.00 whether it is in their office or on the phone. (816) 895-6363
  • The Law Office of Ronald Nguyen, LLC, provide smart, sensible, affordable legal solutions regarding immigration. They have services available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. (816) 237-0808 

English-Language Learning and Other Education

  • Don Bosco Community Center: Assists families in the Kansas City area. Free English classes at their ESL School(816) 231-2700.
  • Kansas Migrant Education Program: Since 1967 the Kansas Migrant Education Program (MEP) has been working to ensure that migrant children can fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. Información para las Familias: 
  • Immigrant and Refugee Academy focuses on mentoring and empowering young refugees through after-school programs. They meet at the Northeast Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. For more information, contact or visit their Facebook page.


  • Hatch Staffing Services offers first -time employment for refugees in Kansas City. If you are hard-working and willing to do your part, this company can help. Call to reserve an interview time: 913-515-1823 or 913-856-7995. Ask for Hatch Staffing. Must bring two forms of ID to fill out an application.
  • Bishop Sullivan offers basic necessities and the opportunity to become financially self-sufficient by finding employment. Services include a food pantry, household assistance, an employment program, services to the indigent elderly, and hot meals at their Community Kitchen. There are three locations in Kansas City.
  • Community Services League provides emergency assistance, housing counseling, career coaching and employment assistance. (816) 254-4100.

Food, Health, and General Social Services

  • Harvesters – The Community Food Network is a local food bank that offers educational programs related to nutrition, supplies local non-profits with food to feed the hungry, and can help you apply for supplemental nutrition assistance through SNAP. SNAP Hotline: 877.653.9522
  • Connections to Success KC is a non-profit mentoring organization that inspires families to realize their dreams and achieve economic independence by providing hope, resources and a plan. KCK: (913) 948-5968 or KCMO: (816) 561-5115
  • Samuel Rodgers Health Center is committed to providing high quality, compassionate and affordable healthcare for all. Samuel Rodgers offers a Sliding Scale Flat Fee for all medical and behavioral health services. Options available for individuals without documentation.
  • Bishop Sullivan offers a food pantry, household assistance, and hot meals at their Community Kitchen. There are three locations in Kansas City.
  • Guadalupe CenterThe Guadalupe Center is one of the nation’s first social service agencies for Latinos and has grown to be the heart of Kansas City’s Latino community. They provide early childhood, secondary, preparatory and adult educational programs; facilitating access to health and social services for all ages; promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events; sponsoring social activities that engage our diverse communities. (816) 421-1015.

Immigrant & Refugee National Resources

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