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Migrant Services

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Catholic Charities, Inc.-
Vardaman Office

Nestled in the heart of Vardaman, known as the "Sweet Potato Capital of the World" in northeast Mississippi, the Vardaman Office stands as a beacon of support and compassion. At the core of its initiatives is the After-School Tutoring program, extending a helping hand to children from kindergarten to third grade and their parents throughout the academic year. For first to third-grade students, a focus on reading fluency becomes a cornerstone, recognizing its pivotal role in enhancing comprehension rates. Meanwhile, kindergarteners receive specialized attention to foster letter naming and letter-sound recognition, laying the foundation for early reading success.

Beyond education, the center extends a lifeline to low-income families facing economic hardships. When funds permit, emergency assistance is provided, offering relief for essential needs such as utilities, rents, and food. In every service rendered, the Vardaman Office is a living embodiment of the vision to "be a visible sign of Christ’s love." This welcoming space transcends barriers of race, religion, or political affiliation, fostering an environment where all individuals are treated with the utmost dignity and respect. Through these diverse initiatives, the center fulfills its mission as a ministry of presence, radiating the transformative power of compassion and understanding.

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Migrant Support Center

MSC provides direct legal representation, community education, and advocacy for immigrants living within the Diocese of Jackson. Some of our services include:

Direct Legal Representation
  • Representation in removal (formerly known as deportation) proceedings for families and unaccompanied children

  • Asylum (affirmative and defensive) for victims of persecution based on personal characteristics such as race, religion, political opinion, and gender

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for abused, neglected, and abandoned children

  • Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits.

  • U Visas, T Visas, and Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) representation for survivors of crimes and human trafficking

  • Family-based petitions

  • Citizenship

 

Community Education and Advocacy

  • “Know your rights” informational sessions for the immigrant community

  • Screening events to determine eligibility for services

  • Pro bono partnerships with area attorneys and firms

 

We do not deny services because of an inability to pay.

 

We are located at 731 S. Pear Orchard Rd., Ste. 51Ridgeland, MS 39157. Our Jackson office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also have a satellite office in Northeast Mississippi with varied hours. Meetings with our attorneys are by appointment only. To schedule a consultation for our Jackson or NE Mississippi office, please call 601-948-2635. Our consultation fee is $60.

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