Become a JFON Advocate!
Sign up as an advocate for Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) on October 16, 2010. Your signature will generate a $1.00 donation made possible through the generosity of JFON’s co-sponsors, the United Methodist Women’s Division and Broadway United Methodist Church in Council Bluff, Iowa.
Join us on webcasts and online chats; view streaming video and other media; and download JFON resources. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.10-fold.org.
Learn more about United Methodist Women’s immigrant advocacy work.
Background on JFON
JFON provides free, professional legal services to immigrants in monthly clinics. This UMCOR program connects a national network of church-based, volunteer-led immigration clinics to asylum seekers and immigrants who need a helping hand to navigate the maze of rules and laws that affect their lives in the United States. JFON represents the response of the United Methodist Church and its local congregations to the needs of immigrants seeking to reunify their families, secure immigration status, and enjoy the right to work. The JFON model embraces the mandate of biblical hospitality. The program relies on United Methodist connectional relationships to bring together resources and commitment from local churches, districts, conferences, United Methodist Women and UMCOR.
Trained and resourced by UMCOR's national office, JFON volunteers advocate for just and compassionate immigration laws and public policy, networking with other advocacy groups where possible. The JFON network is coordinated by a national staff in Silver Spring, MD. Some twenty clinic sites in nine annual conferences currently participate. JFON services are provided by qualified immigration attorneys. United Methodist Women are actively involved in serving immigrant families through these JFON sites.
+ To find out if there is a JFON clinic in your conference, contact Alice Mar, 212-870-3524
+ To find out how your congregation or several congregations might start a JFON clinic in your area, contact panaravee@GBGM-umc.org
+ To contribute to the work of JFON through United Methodist Women’s supplemental giving, donate now.