Just Neighbors will be closed to volunteers and clients starting on Monday, March 16 in response to COVID-19. Attorneys are still working on pending cases, and remotely with current clients. If you need to reach your attorney, please email her or call 703-979-1240 and leave a message on her extension. Questions? Email us at info@justneighbors.org

Just Neighbors estará cerrado para voluntarios y clientes a partir del lunes 16 de marzo en respuesta a COVID-19. Las abogadas todavía están trabajando en casos pendientes y de forma remota con clientes actuales. Si necesita comunicarse con su abogada, envíele un correo electrónico o llame al 703-979-1240 y deje un mensaje en su extensión.¿Preguntas? Envíenos un correo electrónico a info@justneighbors.org

Prevailing in the Face of Adversity

Helya was madly in love with her future husband as soon as they met in Estonia. When he asked her to marry him, she willingly left her home and moved to the USA. The future looked promising. Helya secured a conditional Permanent Resident Card (green card), went to school for skin care and earned her esthetician license. Sadly, her fairytale did not continue. Her husband became abusive and Helya had to flee from their home. 

The staff at the domestic abuse shelter told Helya about the immigration legal service provider Just Neighbors and how its lawyers could help her remove the conditions from her green card. Helya shared that her attorney, “Cristina informed me of what materials I needed for evidence.  Just Neighbors helped me with everything.”

Just Neighbors worked on Helya’s behalf securing her ten-year green card and have encouraged her to apply for citizenship. Helya is grateful for the support Just Neighbors has provided and is excited to start her own life.

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The mission of Just Neighbors is to provide immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in Virginia, especially those who are most vulnerable. We also seek to foster enriching experiences that enhance awareness and mutual understanding among our clients, volunteers, staff and community.



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