Texas Bar Foundation Awards Catholic Charities a Grant to Support Legal Services for Immigration Outreach Mobilization and Fortification

December 1, 2020

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded $25,500 to support immigration legal services at Catholic Charities.

HOUSTON – The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded $25,500 to support immigration legal services for outreach mobilization and fortification to the St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance, a program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

“This generous grant will help us reach out to particularly vulnerable groups in the immigrant population in the greater Houston area,” said Terry Cody, director of legal services. “Finding new ways to reach immigrants in our communities to provide reliable and current legal information and assistance is more important now than ever.”

The Cabrini Center is the largest nonprofit immigration legal service provider in Houston recognized by the United States Department of Justice to represent individuals in immigration legal matters before the agency and immigration courts.

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.

“We are delighted to receive this grant in support of the Cabrini Center, which is dedicated to providing high quality legal services to immigrants and refugees who are unable to afford legal representation,” said Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, president and CEO of Catholic Charities. “It allows us to provide help and create hope for our clients.”

Cabrini Center provides the most diverse array of immigration legal services in greater Houston. Its experienced corps of attorneys and paralegals provide free and low-cost legal services to children who arrived in the U.S. alone; to families seeking to be reunified with a loved one; to victims of domestic violence; to asylum seekers; and to immigrants seeking to become citizens.