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, things like language barriers and access to healthcare can make this time of year even more difficult.

WFAE has compiled this list of various resources in the Charlotte area for Latino immigrants. These organizations provide bilingual assistance with everything from healthcare and legal assistance to English lessons.

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

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

AMEXCAN NC Latinx Resource List
A Google Maps resource directory of Latinx serving organizations across North Carolina. Made 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) non-profit organization that provides food, medical and clothing assistance. People are encouraged to sign up for their food 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 Bank is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Charlotte Office.

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

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

The Immigrant Justice Legal Aid Program protects non-English speaking, low-income Latinx 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 phone to make appointments: (704) 371-3001

The Ministry of Crisis Relief helps families in Mecklenburg County living in poverty with the most basic necessities of life: emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds and appliances that are provided free of charge.

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

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

El Puente Hispano offers programs that promote health, education, community involvement, mentorship, and social services.

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

Citizenship, cheap English lessons, tutoring, affordable legal aid, 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 offers services through the Immigrant Welcome Center, the Economic and Workforce Center, and the Immigration and Legal Center, among others. Their Social Service to Social Action strategy provides direct service intervention, integration support, alliance building, and institutional and systems change – all aimed at meaningful culture and policy change.

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

A national program that supports capacity building, community mobilization and education on HIV, Hepatitis C, immigration, stigma and other issues facing Latinx people living with HIV

North Carolina Legal Aid – Project for Battered Immigrants
Address: 5525 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
Contacts): Anna M. Cushman | [email protected]
Helpline: 1(866) 204-7612, Tuesday (3:30 PM – 7:30 PM) and Thursday (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

Legal Aid of NC is a non-profit law firm whose Battered Immigrant Project represents DV/SA/HT immigrant survivors across NC in their immigration cases. Work is provided on a pro bono basis to low-income survivors statewide.

If you work with an immigrant who has experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or trafficking, the group may be able to help them manage their immigration status to provide some degree of personal stability.

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

ourBRIDGE for Kids is a non-profit organization that supports the immigrant and refugee community in Charlotte, NC through an extracurricular program and through community initiatives. ourBRIDGE is expanding to a second location at Nations Ford this school year. The site will house a new K-5 program for 75 English students, primarily from Montclaire and Starmount Elementary Schools.

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

Job Training and CV Workshops, English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, Culinary Arts School, Tutoring for Young English Learners, Free/Cheap Immigrant Clinic

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

Health screenings and referral for follow-up medical care for refugees, parolees and asylum seekers

Refugee Aid: Mecklenburg County DSS
Address: 301 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Contacts): (704) 336-3000

Short term transition assistance with employment, transportation, skills 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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