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Resources for Immigrant Families

Resources for Waltham's Immigrant Families

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Estimada Comunidad de Waltham,

Las Escuelas Públicas de Waltham continúan comprometidas para una comunidad segura, cuidadosa y respetuosa.  Somos muy afortunados de servir a un cuerpo estudiantil diverso, y creemos que este es uno de muchos puntos fuertes de nuestro distrito.

Todos los días trabajamos para hacer del sistema escolar más inclusivo y equitativo.  Con este espíritu, compartimos recursos y apoyo a las familias, especialmente aquellas que podrían verse afectadas por propuestas políticas federales recientes.  Esperamos que estos recursos sean útiles.

Dear Waltham Community,

Waltham Public Schools remains committed to a safe, caring, and respectful community. We are remarkably lucky to serve a diverse student body, and we believe this is one of the many strengths of our district.

Every day we work to make a more inclusive and equitable school system. In this spirit, we share resources and supports with families, especially those who might be impacted by recent federal policy proposals. We hope these resources are helpful.


Online Immigration Screening

Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options with an online screening tool, legal information, and free referrals to nonprofit legal services.

Visit the immi website for more information and resources in English and in Español.

Know Your Rights

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. 

Visit the MIRA website for more information and resources.

Visit the MIRA website for more online "Know Your Rights" information and resources in Español and in English.  

Immigrant rights organizations and leaders across the country have banded together and pooled resources to help immigrants and their allies obtain the current best-known information and guidance.

Visit the Informed Immigrant website for more information and resources in Español and in English.


CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs.

Visit the CLINIC website for more information and resources.

The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII-pronounced "tree") is a nonprofit and the first of its kind to apply the law school clinic model to the undergraduate level for immigration law. By training undergraduate students so they can become representatives for non-citizens in immigration court, TRII aims to make sure no one must face the immigration process alone. TRII provides help with citizenship, asylum, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and general questions. 
For more information, visit the TRII website at or you can contact TRII at or at (781) 891-6689

Legal Information

AILA is the only legal association in the United States for immigration attorneys. More than 14,000 immigration lawyers are members of AILA.

Visit the AILA website for more information and resources.

The National Immigration Project promotes justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and social policies related to immigration. Their area of expertise include criminal and deportation defense and fighting immigration enforcement.

Visit the National Immigration of the National Lawyers Guild website for more information and resources.

Catholic Charities offers new and future citizens support during the long process of adjusting to new surroundings and becoming active participants in their communities. Our services include Refugee Resettlement, Community Interpreter Services, Immigration Legal Services, and more.

Visit the Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services website for more information and resources.

The Immigration Unit within Greater Boston Legal Services provides legal represention and advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants. Their goal is to enable our clients to become documented and ultimately to attain permanent legal status in the United States.

Visit the Greater Boston Legal Services website for more information and resources about their Immigration Unit.

De Novo provides high-quality, free civil legal assistance to low-income people living in Greater Boston, and to immigrants and refugees statewide. We offer legal assistance in the areas of housing and homelessness prevention, family law/domestic violence, immigrant and refugee rights, and disability benefits.

Visit the De Novo website for more information and resources.

Legal Contacts

Jason Corral
(617) 819-5709, Roslindale Village

Kerry E. Doyle
Graves & Doyle
(617) 542-6400, Boston

Steve Gutherz
(617) 868-2030, Cambridge

Jeannie Kain
Ramirez & Kain
(617) 545-4804, Boston

Saher Macarius
(508) 879-4443, Framingham

Halim Morris
Morris & O'Shea
(617) 357-9800, Boston
(781) 581-5270, Lynn

Eleanor Newhoff
(617) 354-2659, Cambridge

Robert Warren
(617) 983-1441, Jamaica Plain

Amy Wax
(617) 227-1188, Boston
(508) 626-0888, Framingham

Additional Legal Services

List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers in the state of Massachusetts

Community Contacts

Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street 
Waltham, MA  02451
(781) 314-3425
Services for Immigrants and Newcomers 2017


REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
Bilingual Intake Coordinator
P.O. Box 540024
Waltham, MA 02454
(781) 891-0724 x101
Hotmail: 800.899.4000

Jacqueline Caceres
PreNatal Outreach Worker
Charles River Community Health
564 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 693-3885

Flora DePaiva
Trilingual Counselor, Family Access
492 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 969-5906 x223

Francisca Guevara
Associate Director for Community Health and Outreach
Charles River Community Health
495 Western Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 870-7410

Susana Saldana
Coordinator, Early Literacy Services Family Access
Coordinator Assistant, Waltham Family School
492 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 969-5906 x295


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