MHM Announces $120,000 Grant to Justice for All Immigrants in San Antonio
Funding Will Support Immigration Legal Services to Individuals Needing Assistance
San Antonio (July 18, 2022) – Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is pleased to announce its partnership with Justice for All Immigrants (JFAI) to provide immigration legal services for individuals and families living in South Texas communities. The one-year grant provides $120,000 to support the hiring of legal staff for JFAI’s San Antonio field office, located at 1400 Guadalupe Street.
The goal of this effort is to expand access to legal immigration services available to South Texas communities. JFAI will use the funds to educate local residents and community-based organizations about the immigration process and laws and their roles in that system. Legal staff will hold legal clinics and community consultations, meeting with clients both in person and by phone. JFAI will also provide training to Methodist Healthcare Ministries staff members and other organizations upon request.
“At Methodist Healthcare Ministries, we believe that health care is more than just caring for your medical needs, but also addressing the inequalities present in communities that prevent all of our neighbors from thriving,” said Jaime Wesolowski, President & CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. “By ensuring our immigrant neighbors have access to quality legal information and legal services, we are helping them advance and thrive in the communities we serve.”
“We are so excited to expand into San Antonio and provide immigration legal services for the community in partnership with Methodist Healthcare Ministries,” said Joy Green, Legal Director at Justice for All Immigrants. “Our staff attorney in San Antonio, Daniella Salas-Chacon, started working in May, and has been a tremendous asset to our team. She is eager to serve those in greatest need. We look forward to this continued partnership.”
By working towards a more equitable society for immigrants, JFAI creates the pathway out of poverty to self-sufficiency. For more information, visit justiceforallimmigrants.org or call (210) 610-9768.
About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. : Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Guided by its mission of "Serving Humanity to Honor God," Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ vision is to be the leader for improving wellness of the least served. The mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest healthcare system in South Texas, which creates a unique avenue to ensure that it continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. For more information, visit www.mhm.org.
About Justice For All Immigrants: Justice For All Immigrants began in 2014 as Houston/East Texas Justice For Our Neighbors, and became Justice for our Neighbors Houston in 2016. In June 2021, it changed its name to Justice For All Immigrants to better represent the work they perform across Texas. JFAI’s mission is to provide low-income individuals and families with affordable, high-quality immigration legal services and engage in immigration education and advocacy. It continues to be part of the national Justice For Our Neighbors network and a United Methodist Ministry.