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Meet JRI's Service Navigator

Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.

Equality Resources

Below is a list of resources regarding equality, and your rights.
SOLIDARITYCVILLE donate to Charlottesville relief funds
Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests  Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests
Know Your Rights: What to do if you’re stopped by police, immigration agents, or the FBI Know your rights (English)
Conozca sus derechos: parado/a por la policia, agentes de inmigracios o el FBI Know your rights (Spanish) 
Letters for Black Lives: an open letter project on anti-blackness (a set of crowdsourced, multilingual, and culturally-aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness in our families and communities)

DACA Resources

What does this mean for undocumented young adults?

– If you qualify for DACA, but have not submitted your application: DACA initial request applications will no longer be reviewed.

– If you currently have DACA: You can keep using your employment authorization/social security number.

– If your DACA is going to expire before/on March 5, 2018: You can apply to renew it. Note: You need to submit your renewal application by October 5, 2017.

– Regarding advance parole: If you have DACA and had plans to travel abroad using advance parole (AP), new Form I-131 applications for advance parole will not be reviewed. If you received your AP approval before 9/5/17, it will still be honored. Pending applications will be denied and the money will be refunded.”

Source: https://mydocumentedlife.org/2017/09/05/the-trump-administration-rescinded-daca-what-you-need-to-know/


How to Protect Yourself and Your Family as DACA ends
DACA Announcement Reaction Toolkit 
What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA
Department of Homeland Security: FAQ About Rescission of DACA
DREAM Act Toolkit https://dreamacttoolkit.org/
Mental Health Toolkit http://defenddaca.com/resources/mental-health-toolkit/
FWD.us: Resource that helps you contact your congressman. Also gives other resources for advocacy and political involvement
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) http://e4fc.org/
Immigrant Legal Resource Center https://www.ilrc.org/


Cosecha: Advocacy group requesting fund to continue the fight for DACA students. Support the Fight Financially. 

Help Fund DACA Application Fees for Recipients in Need

United We Dream Network

DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving

Define American

Student Immigrant Movement - local Boston organization for undocumented students 

Centro Presente 

Chelsea Collaborative

Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Attend Local Protests

We are not giving up DACA and TPS without a fight! Hosted by Centro Presente
Resist Deportations! Defend DACA!

Saturday September 16th 1 pm to 3 pm
Boston Commons
Facebook Link
Planning Meeting- September 10th 12:00 noon, Encuentro 5 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA

Sign the Petition in Support of DACA