They offer services to the community and have a team of seven immigration attorneys. OSHA classes are free
Directors of the non-profit organization, Neighbors Link, held an opening ceremony for the expansion of their location located in the town of Ossining, which now has more than 5,000 square feet.
In this center, they offer English classes, technology programs, parent-child sessions together, workforce development programs, immigration legal services, among others.
The expansion will have a significant impact on the number of services they can provide to the community.
“We are very happy to have this new center here in Ossining. We are offering legal services with immigration lawyers, we also have English classes and helping parents with their children. We are now open with full programs for families and the immigrant community,” said Carola Otero Bracco, executive director of Neighbors Link, during the ribbon-cutting of the expanded headquarters.
The director explained that Neighbors Link currently has three centers. One at Mount Kisco, at Ossining, and at Yonkers. The same services are offered in all the centers and work in all the communities, explained the director.
“There are immigrants arriving from the border and we are always helping them and offering our services. And now we are seeing new immigrants coming here to Westchester. We have a toll-free emergency line every Thursday where our seven immigration lawyers and five paralegals are ready to help our immigrants,” said Otero Bracco.
As he explained, the expanded headquarters is to serve the Ossining community, however, anyone can visit any of the centers. They also help families in crisis.
The executive director explained that they have a team of 50 people who work at Neighbors Link and that they can find lawyers at any of their locations.
For her part, Luisa Granda, Director of Operations and Community Participation, in charge of the expansion project in Ossining, said that it was a long but very positive task for the community.
“It took us about nine months to finish the project, and now we have a new logo, more areas, and we have the chance to open more programs and offer more opportunities for mothers and children and workers. We have OSHA classes, ecocleaning, among others. OSHA classes are totally free,” she said.
Posted on November 23, 2022