October 29, 2020
Carmen M. Chavez, Esq. – Executive Director, Casa Cornelia Law Center
Earlier this month, Casa Cornelia Law Center collaborated with two philanthropic organizations — This is About Humanity and Chicano Federation — to provide crates filled with necessities for 17 of our client families and complete a beautiful mural under the guidance of artist Mario Torero. These families represent seven countries in Latin America, Africa, and Europe, including individuals who speak Spanish, English, French, and Mayan.
Just over half of the recipients are immigrant survivors of crime here in the United States. The others fled their countries because of persecution, hoping to seek asylum in the United States. Additionally, the Law Center’s staff distributed much-needed gift cards donated by This is About Humanity to the clients. These donated items and gift cards will help mitigate the economic hardships of our clients due to the pandemic and adjustment to life in a new country.
The Law Center is most grateful for these partnership, begun in 2018, one which has had a significant impact in the local San Diego community. We invite you to learn more about Casa Cornelia’s Asylum Program and to read some of the Law Center’s successful client stories.