Sunday, October 6, 2012
Queen of All Saints Church in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn hosted its annual Health and Wellness Fair. Catholic Migration Services, along with Fidelis Care, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and other organizations were represented at the event to offer their services to the community. As part of Catholic Migration’s continued efforts to reach out to parishes throughout Queens and Brooklyn, CMS’ Health Education Coordinator, Deacon Paul Dorsinville, gave a presentation to approximately 50 community members about CMS’ services and how to access them.
During his presentation, Deacon Paul explained how community members can work with CMS to renew their Temporary Protected Status, an issue particularly important for Haitian immigrants, and to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a relief program for DREAM Act-eligible youth.
Deacon Paul also discussed CMS’ health education partnership with Fidelis Care, through which low-income immigrants can access health insurance; our worker’s rights program and hotline, Linea Laboral; and our housing program and tenant organizing efforts.
For more information about Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants, DACA, or or any of CMS’ other services, please call our Queens office at (347) 472-3500 or our Brooklyn office at (718) 236-3000.
Article by Deacon Paul Dorsinville, Health Education Coordinator