Former Casa Cornelia Clients Serve Their Communities

February 8, 2017

Carmen M. Chavez, Esq. – Executive Director, Casa Cornelia Law Center

Casa Cornelia Law Center in San Diego is a sponsored ministry of the Society of Holy Child Jesus.

At Casa Cornelia Law Center, it is a privilege to see the wonderful things that our former clients do for their communities and the world after they are granted humanitarian protection in the U.S.

Joan Domingos, a former human trafficking client, is now a music and academic instructor at La Maestra Community Health Center’s Generations After School Program “Center for Youth Advancement.” Joan recently spoke at UCSD’s Global Empowerment Summit. Click here to learn more about Joan’s incredible journey.

At the 2016 Global Empowerment Summit at University of California, San Diego (Left to Right) Carmen Chavez, Carmen Kcomt, Joan Domingos and Carolina Martin Ramos

Carmen Kcomt, formerly an asylum client, serves as Director of the Legal and Social Department at La Maestra Community Health Center. In this capacity, she oversees La Maestra’s work with survivors of human trafficking. Click here to read more about Carmen’s courageous life.

Finally, Casa Cornelia is proud to share a recent interview with Dilkhwaz Ahmed. Dilkhwaz, who fled Iraq after suffering persecution, was granted asylum in the U.S. Since then, Dilkhwaz founded a non-profit organization — License to Freedom — which serves survivors of domestic violence. Dilkhwaz also travels back to Iraq to counsel Yazidi women and girls who have escaped sex trafficking and other forms of abuse perpetrated by ISIS. We encourage you to watch a video about Dilkhwaz’s unbelievable work below.

At Casa Cornelia, the ripple effect that humanitarian legal protection has on the lives of our former clients astounds us. We are grateful for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus’ support, which plays an important part in the lives of these women as they make the world a better place.



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