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Legal Aid Services

Attorney Charlotte Directory

Services: Offers a state and county database of contact information on attorneys in North Carolina.

Website: carolina/charlotte

Carolinas Refugee Resettlement Agency (CRRA)

Services: Offers Board of Immigration Agency (BIA) accreditation to provide low cost Immigration Legal Services including consultation; change of address; Refugee, Asylee or PIP Green Card; Replacement of Green Card; Petition for Alien Finance;

Petition for Relative; I-864/Consular Processing/NVC; Travel Document; Notice of Appeal or Motion; Work Permit; Adult Citizenship, FOIA and more. Please refer to website for fee schedule.

Address: 5009 Monroe Road, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28205 Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: 704.535.8803


Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte

Services: Provides Immigration services through Board of Immigration accredited (BIA) staff. Services include consultations, applications for and replacement of permanent resident cards, and naturalization, travel documents, family petitions/reunification, and more at low cost.

Address: 1123 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203 Phone: 800.227.7261 or 704.370.3262


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations (CRC)

Services: CRC advocates for an inclusive community where trust, acceptance, fairness and equity are the community norms. Promotes fairness in housing and public places, offers dispute settlement program, Charlotte Housing Authority mediation, land-lord tenant mediation, Medicaid mediation, misdemeanor criminal complaints mediation, juvenile-victim offender mediation, truancy mediation, worthless check conciliation, peer mediation and Police-Community Relations program. Refer to website for more details and online forms.

Address: 700 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 704.432.5263

Contact: Lezlie Briggs


International House

Services: Ginter Immigration Law Clinic provides legal representation to clients seeking US citizenship and permanent residency as well

as work permits, travel document and replacement of lost or stolen permanent resident cards and naturalization certificates. Also represent clients who are seeking reunification with family members living abroad.

Address: 1817 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 704.405.0962


Latin American Coalition

Services: Offers an immigration law clinic that is a board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognized non-profit organization offering low- cost and/or free immigration related legal services through its Immigrant Rights Program. Directed by a BIA fully accredited representative, the program is authorized to represent foreign nationals before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the immigration courts. See website for details.

Address: 4938 Central Avenue, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28205

Phone: 704.531.3848


Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

Services: Provides legal assistance in civil matters (non-criminal matters) including immigrant justice to eligible, low-income clients who live in the area surrounding Mecklenburg County.

Address: 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204 Phone: 704. 376.1600 in English; 800.247.1931 in Spanish Website:

Life Skill/Job Training

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)

Services: Offers free English and citizenship classes, opportunities to build job skills and pursue additional education and job opportunities. For more information and to register for classes either call or speak with the refugee recruitment, retention and assessment specialist, Lindsay Laplante at the following locations:

Neighborhood Good Samaritan (Mondays)

Address: 3557 N Sharon Amity Road, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28205

Cokesbury United Methodist Church (Tuesdays)

Address: 6701 Idlewild Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212

Galilee Center (Wednesday)

Address: 3601 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205

Shamrock Senior Center (Thursday)

Address: 3925 Willard Farrow Drive, Charlotte 28215 Phone: 843.607.5864


Charlotte Area Fund

Services: Provides a self-sufficiency program that includes assessment of skill level, job readiness training, GED/ABE instruction, skills classes, apprenticeships and internships.

Address: 901 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206 Phone: 704.372.3010


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Local Libraries

Services: Free life skills and job training programs. Check out website for more details.


Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Independence Regional

Address: 6000 Conference Drive, Charlotte NC 28212 Phone: 704.416.4800

Plaza Midwood

Address: 1623 Central Avenue, Charlotte NC 28205 Phone: 704.416.6200

Charlotte Works

Services: Provides customized resources including coaching, training and networking opportunities that will help to develop, align and connect job seekers with the changing employment needs of Charlotte area employers.

Address: 1401 W Morehead Street, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704.206.1350

Hours: Monday–Friday 8 am–4:30 pm, 2nd and 3rd Wed. 8 am – 8 pm


Choice Translating

Services: (Translation and interpretation training)

Address: 112 South Tryon Street, Suite 1500, Charlotte, NC 28284 Hours:


Cross Cultural Resources

Services: Cultural orientation, interpretation training, competency training, and interpreting services.

Address: 4801 E. Independence Blvd, Suite 608, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 704-464-0016


Language Resource Center


Address: 4801 E Independence Blvd, Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 704.584.7885


Make Welcome: Refugee Art Collective

Services: Offers classes on sewing and design, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Phone: 704.957.9050


NCWorks Online

Services: One-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in NC. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs and search labor market.

East Charlotte NCWorks Career Center

Address: 5601 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28212

Phone: 704.566.2870

West Charlotte NCWorks Career Center

Address: 1401 W. Morehead Street, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28208 Phone: 704.206.1350

Southwest Charlotte NCWorks Career Center

Address: 7140 Forest Point Blvd, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone: 704.565.6865


Project 658 Culinary Arts Program

Services: 12 week culinary arts training program that certifies students to be able to apply for jobs in restaurants or catering businesses.

Address: 3646 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Phone: 704.733.9934


ResCare Workforce Services

Services: Qualified low-income applicants, ages 16-24, who live in Mecklenburg County are offered free GED classes (with small class sizes and two instructors), Job Skills classes, Subsidized Occupational Skills trainings (i.e. CNA, Phlebotomy, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, HVAC, Forklift Operating and more), resume building, and connection to job opportunities and volunteer positions. Free bus passes and a variety of other resources are also available to help individuals accomplish their employment goals. So far all refugees who have applied qualify. Appointment required. Be sure to bring Picture ID, Social

Security Card, Work permit or Permanent Resident Card (unless you have a birth certificate or a passport).

Address: 5601 Executive Center Drive Charlotte, NC 28212 Phone: 704.364.8898

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Contact: Omar Parks (direct line: 704.442.2210) Website:

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