Advocates for Immigrant Survivors

Houston, TX   |  advocatesforsurvivors.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide immigration legal services and social services to aid survivors in accessing the rights to justice, dignity, and restoration.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Alexia Rauen

Main address

PO Box 7730 Houston TX 77008-1090

Houston, TX 77270 USA

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EIN

84-1933792

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Immigration Legal Services Program

AIS provides trauma-informed immigration legal services to survivors of violent crime. From a survivor’s initial intake through case closing, we guide the immigration process with cultural sensitivity and topical expertise. We identify the legal immigration needs of each survivor and provide counsel and advice. We provide full legal representation to survivors as appropriate, whether through an application for a U visa, T visa, or for VAWA, or in removal defense, zealously advocating for the survivor’s rights.

Population(s) Served

Our case management program provides safety planning, enrollment in services, law enforcement advocacy, criminal case status updates, and community referrals.

Population(s) Served

AIS holds at least two outreach and education events each year. The purpose of these events is to educate the community, whether it be survivors or service providers, on identification of and immigration options available to survivors.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Accreditations

DOJ Recognized Organization 2022

How we listen

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Advocates for Immigrant Survivors

Board of directors
as of 06/02/2022
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Board chair

Rivka Ettinger

Emily Burton-Blank

Liana Merrill

Laura Gama

Mary Ellen Weylandt

Adriana Bolivar

Suzie Meling

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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