The mission of Just Neighbors is 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.
In the first year of the Rural Program, Tori served 76 immigrants. In 2022, she was able to serve 338 immigrants. In total, she's provided immigration legal services to 639 immigrants since the program began three years ago.
In 2020, Just Neighbors brought on Tori Andrea Babington to start in a new position as Managing Attorney of Rural Programs, making our immigration legal services available and accessible to residents in the Piedmont Area.
Just Neighbors only serves immigrants, refugees, and asylees that are at 200% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We recognize that traveling to our main office in Northern Virginia is not feasible for many and could cause additional financial burden. By launching the Rural Program with Tori in 2020, Just Neighbors was able to remove that barrier to the immigration system for hundreds of immigrants.
Your support of Just Neighbors and the Rural Program during Give Local Piedmont will help fund Tori's critical work of building connections and serving immigrants in Piedmont and beyond.