Question: What is RILA??
Answer: Restoration Immigration Legal Aid, a ministry being launched by Restoration in March 2016.
RILA’s mission is to holistically support the immigrant community in our neighborhood through providing low-cost immigration legal assistance, advocacy, and community building events.
RILA’s objectives include:
- Creating a hospitable, comfortable and safe environment.
- Providing immigration legal services, including consultation and initial assessment, and legal representation in areas of immigration law in which we choose to focus.
- Providing appropriate referrals for legal services that exceed the scope of the services we offer.
For over six months, a dedicated team has been working to make an immigration legal aid clinic at Restoration a reality. And the clinic’s doors open in March! On February 16th we will share in detail the vision, plans, and ways you can get involved. You’ll meet the team, learn about our community partners and learn about why Restoration has chosen to launch this ministry.
~Christine Jones on behalf of the RILA Team (Christine Jones, Natalie Foote, Jason Braun, Liz Gray, Erin Owen, Susie Wallin, Michelle Swearingen and more!)