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San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
Mission statement

To connect and empower immigrants with resources to achieve legal documentation, fulfill their economic needs, and integrate into the community.

Brief description of services provided

The San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center strives to educate and empower immigrants through advocacy, education, and immigration legal assistance. The Center has been recognized and accredited as an “Immigration Service Provider” by the Department of Justice for the past seventeen years and currently has two Accredited Representatives who are able to provide immigration legal assistance (including filling out related forms) and represent clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. The Center also offers a Por Ti Misma (Assisting Battered Immigrants) Program to help domestic violence survivors obtain legal residency under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); Punto de Vista Education (Outreach Language Project) that provides English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes to adult immigrants; and a Crime Victim Housing Program that helps victims access and retain safe, long-term housing, and provides some of the support they need to rebuild their lives.

Good to know (internal only)

Immigration Assistance Programs: Primarily serves Immigrant survivors & Immigrant Families, but will accept single adults 

  • (No Fee for services?), may have partners able to assist with court fees 
  • No Language Line access – English & Spanish only 
  • Partial DOJ Accreditation – can represent client in front of USCIS but not in Immigration Court

Housing Program: serves documented, undocumented, & citizens in SLV Region & surrounding areas

  • Must have LE report or referral from service provider (long-term or ongoing services, not LCHT); 
  • Rental assistance requires valid lease that does not list the abuser – will help survivor get new lease w/out abusers name if needed

Referral & Access

  • Call for services (preferred)
    • General Legal Immigration Asst & Education Services — ext. 11
    • Crime Victim Housing — ext. 12
    • Survivor Immigrant Asst — ext. 13
  • Walk-ins accepted.
  • NO Warm Handoffs
Service details (internal only)
  • Services: Legal Advice, Assistance, & Case Management-style Advocacy for Immigration-related legal needs, with a specialized focus on Immigrant Survivors of Abuse and Families.
  • Pop Served: immigrants who have suffered abuse from a US citizen or legal resident.

Survivor Immigrant Needs Assistance

  • Assist survivors seeking legal residency under VAWA Act;
  • Assist with U-Visa applications

General Immigration Needs Assistance 

  • Provides Legal Advice
  • Assistance: help filling out forms;
  • Assistance: Notarize, Translate, Certify, and Copy documents

Crime Victim Housing Program

  • Housing Search Assistance, Advocacy, & Rent/Utility Assistance (emergency & ongoing $$)
  • Approx 1-4 months to get into housing (relationships w landlords)
  • Requires police report or referral from service provider (ongoing services, not LCHT)

Other Assistance

  • Address Confidentiality Program Enrollment certified
  • Education: ESL (group classes) & Citizenship Prep (1:1)
  • Basic Needs: Can help with utilities, groceries, and rent on an emergency basis (must provide police report or have a referral from our organization)

Services available

Basic Needs Assistance
Food assistance, Financial assistance
Housing assistance program

Additional Information

Ages served
Genders served
All Genders
Specializations/Sensitive to
Refugees, Limited English proficient individuals, Victims of crime
Language capacity
English, Spanish
Faith-based organization
Insurance required?
Services provided if legal status is unclear

Hours of Operation

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm