Just Neighbors

EIN: 54-1820633

Mission Statement

To provide high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, asylees and refugees in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia; and, to build community among clients, staff, volunteers and the larger society through education, advocacy, and volunteerism.

Program Summary

Just Neighbors offers expert immigration legal services to at-risk immigrants, refugees, and asylees in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Our work helps families obtain proper legal status and work authorization, allowing them to achieve their goals and dreams in their new county. We also provide legal counsel to unaccompanied youth and children who have recently been resettled in our area. Just Neighbors has provided immigration legal services to over 17,000 immigrants and refugees of all faiths and nationalities in the DMV for over 27 years. Through direct services, collaborative strategies and education, Just Neighbors empowers immigrants to build their capacity and resources to become stable and independent.

Impact Statement

In 2023, Just Neighbors helped 1,426 residents with 2,235 immigration cases throughout Virginia, Maryland and DC, of which 71% of those cases lead to legal status or citizenship. Last year, 82% of former clients whose cases were closed during the year, said they obtained/maintained employment after the assistance of Just Neighbors, and 98% said that the work of Just Neighbors was helpful in making them more self-sufficient. Almost all (94%) said they were better able to participate in their community after the assistance.

What ways can the public get involved?

Just Neighbors welcomes volunteers to support the many different activities and events we hold throughout the year. We have one-time volunteer opportunities for attorneys and non-attorneys to help at our monthly legal clinics or occasional outreach and fundraising events. We also welcome volunteers who have language skills, especially Spanish, to help with intakes and translations at our office in Annandale. Do you have a special talent or skill that you think would help the mission? Contact us!

How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

Donations go directly to providing the legal services that help families long-term so that they can legally work, support their families, have access to health care, get instate tuition to Virginia schools and fully participate in their communities. This encourages economic stability and mobility not just for individuals but for generations of families. 

Information provided February 2024