V.I.T.A.L. Support for Undocumented Youth and families
- Connecticut Coalition to end Homelessness (CCEH) immigration resources
CCEH represents more than 100 members – emergency shelter providers, transitional housing providers, community and business leaders, and strategic partners – who share the goal of ending homelessness. In partnership with communities throughout the state, CCEH advances this goal through leadership, community organizing, advocacy, research, and education.
- My Undocumented Life
Our mission at My Undocumented Life is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators). We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system while undocumented, information on how to apply for DACA, key upcoming immigration-related events, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.
- United We Dream
When you're undocumented, you face a lot of discrimination, and that creates a lot of fear. At United We Dream, we transform that fear into finding your voice. We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Below are valuable resources for undocumented youth looking for help in finding legal consultation, college advise, financial aid, housing and other services. All Inquiries and requests for assistance are confidential.
- Connecticut Legal Services 1-800-798-0671
Connecticut Legal Services, a statewide organization that provides legal representation and counseling to low-income Connecticut residents, is prepared to provide legal aid to undocumented and low-income immigrants. They also offer an immigration legal advice hotline available at 1-800-798-0671.
- CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants- Advocacy and Legal Support What We Do: Services Provided
For 100 years, the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants has built a legacy of leadership, compassionate service and effective advocacy for immigrants, refugees and survivors of human trafficking and torture. We have consistently remained true to our mission to serve and empower new Americans to thrive in Connecticut. At the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, we strengthen lives and our communities, demonstrate resilience in meeting the evolving needs of generations of immigrants into Connecticut, and have an enduring presence in the community. Legal Consultation: To schedule an appointment with a member of our legal team, please select the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants’ office closest to you:
- Hartford Office, 175 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06106, 860-692-3085
- Main Office, 670 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605, 203-336-0141
- Stamford Office, 34 Woodland Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902, 203-965-7190
For general questions about our Immigration Legal Services, citizenship preparation classes or to inquire about coordinating a presentation or training, please email email@example.com or contact the nearest Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants’ office.
- Greater Hartford Legal Aid - Hartford County 860-541-5000
“To achieve equal justice for poor people, to work with clients to promote social justice, and to address the effects and root causes of poverty.”
"Finding and getting into the right college or university can be a daunting task, but it can also lead to extremely rewarding opportunities for career and personal advancement. There are many national programs and state laws that allow undocumented students to attend the college of their choosing. The following guide aims to help these students navigate the many exciting options available to them, in order to reach their educational goals."
- College Resources for Undocumented Students Article from October 2020
- CT State Universities and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a program that allows undocumented immigrant youth who came to the US at a young age and meet certain qualifications to apply for a work permit and gain protection from deportation. All information for DACA, legal services, school questions etc.
- Guide to financial aid for undocumented CT youth: Examples of help and information in obtaining a college degree and where to look for financial aid.
- Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT)
The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting the clinical and administrative operations of community health centers across Connecticut. Finding a Low-Cost "Undocumented Safe" Clinic
- The Department of Public Health’s Refugee and Immigrant Health Program (RIHP):
Refugee and immigrant health resources: The Department of Public Health’s Refugee and Immigrant Health Program (RIHP) is the public health component of Connecticut’s Refugee Assistance Program. The RIHP works with refugee resettlement agencies and other sponsors, local health departments, and health care providers to offer appropriate health assessments, follow-up or referral, and community-based health education to newly-arriving entrants to Connecticut. The RIHP assists refugees and asylees, persons with special immigrant visas, lawful permanent residents,and certain other entrants to Connecticut. The RIHP does not receive health information about tourists, students, or persons with work visas.
- United We Dream
When you're undocumented, you face a lot of discrimination, and that creates a lot of fear. At United We Dream, we transform that fear into finding your voice. We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. Health Care Access for Undocumented Folks in the time of COVID-19