ABOUT VIDA

 


voices for immigrant defence & advocacy

Legal Assistance , Inc. (VIDA), is a non-profit organization with 501 (c) (3) status.

 

 

 

 

HISTORY

VIDA was founded in 2011 by María José Fletcher, Mercedes V. Lorduy, Ana Isabel Vallejo, Viviana Stubbe, and Sabrina Salomon.

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MISSION

To advance the rights of immigrant survivors. We represent immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and other violent crimes.

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TEAM

Our team is comprised of committed and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about VIDA's mission.

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ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE

VIDA is the only legal services organization in South Florida with the sole purpose of helping immigrant survivors of violent crimes. We employ a multi-disciplinary, rights-based, trauma infromed approach that takes into account the unique needs of each survivor.

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TRAINING AND OUTREACH

VIDA  provides training in the US and internationally on access to justice for immigrant surviors of violent crimes.  We have trained  thousands of law enforcement officials, judges, legal and social service providers and government officials all over the world.

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HOLISTIC SERVICES

VIDA partners with community orgranizations to provide further advocacy, referrals, care coordination, emergency releif funding and services, shelter, life skills training, healthcare access, empowerment support groups, counseling, and other legal services which fully support survivors and encourage self-sufficiency.

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VIDA IN ACTION

VIDA IS LIFE!

 

 

Donate today to VIDA Legal Assistance.  Help us continue advancing the rights of the most vulnerable, immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking (forced labor and sex trafficking) and other violent crimes.  Experience the joy of giving that adds happiness and wellness to your heart and others!

 

 

 

 

GIVE VIDA, GIVE LIFE!

 

Immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, human trafficking (forced labor and sex trafficking) need us now more than ever.

Abusers and traffickers often use the threat of deportation and incarceration for immigration violations as a tool to continue perpetrating abuse and compelling labor or services, including sex services.  In this time of heightened immigration enforcement and diminishing of immigration benefits, the most vulnerable in our community are at risk of abuse and victimization.  You can make a difference.  With your donation we can provide an immigrant survivor with the tools that she needs to end the cycle of abuse.

VIDA helps immigrant victims of violent crimes have access to justice through direct legal immigration representation, comprehensive case management, safety planning and referrals to community partners.  Please help us continue providing these critical services.

 

We urgently need your help now!

Click on https://givemiamiday.org/npo/vida-legal-assistance 
to show your commitment and support!