The Latino Partnership works with, and supports, many organizations and agencies who also provide resources for the local Latino community. Here are some of them:
• ECIRMAC (East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center [aka The Refugee Center] helps newly arrived refugees acclimate to American culture, and provides services commonly needed by this population. They assist all refugees, immigrants, and political asylees, regardless of country of origin. The Center currently provides services in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Russian, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Services can be arranged in other languages upon request.
• University YMCA houses many services and resources helpful for Latinos:
New Americans Welcoming Center In addition to a variety of services and events, they provide a digital resource center to help local immigrants access important information about a variety of local resources and services in one centralized location online.
La Línea (217) 417-5897 is a telephone helpline which helps the Latino community by providing information about many local services and resources. Resources include Child Support, Childcare, Immigration, Legal Assistance, DACA and other Immigration Legal Assistance, TVDL Assistance, Education, Employment Issues, Healthcare, Housing, Interpretation, Mental Health, Work Permit, Food and Clothing Assistance. Operates Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm Messages returned within one business day.
Project OASIS Immigrant Resource Center provides local resource information for immigrants based on their current needs, like finding ESL classes, applying for citizenship, looking for housing, looking for legal assistance, connecting with other immigrants in the community. etc.
• The C-U Immigration Forum promotes programs and policies that benefit immigrants in our community as well as activities such as screening/discussion of documentary films on immigration issues, worship services, legislative updates, etc.
• CUFAIR (Champaign-Urbana Friends and Allies of Immigrants and Refugees) supports immigrants in finding housing and jobs, securing medical care and available benefits, identifying optimal English-as-a-Second-Language training, financial management, budgeting and with social and cultural integration.