Current Grant Projects

Afghan Services Grant

Legal Services
  • Asylum
  • Family-Based I-130
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Work Authorization
  • Refugee Status
  • Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Office Services
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • Passport Photos
Community Services
  • Adjustment Option Webinars / in-person presentation
  • Know Your Rights Services
  • Pashto and Dari Interpreter Training with certificate

The Afghan Refugee Support Services Grant will allow us to better serve the Afghan population of Nebraska. We can help Afghan immigrants seeking asylum, family reunification, work authorization, adjustment of status, and humanitarian visas. This grant equips CLIA with resources that further progress the assistance we are able to offer in our 20 years of service.


  • Evictions
  • Housing Quality
  • Public Housing Benefits
Income & Benefits
  • Disability
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP
  • Debt Collection

UPLIFT is a community-based project that seeks to provide legal education and services in partnership with centers that serve specific client populations. UPLIFT works directly with three community centers. By partnering with the centers, UPLIFT identifies clients with legal needs that impact economic stability. Education and legal services are provided for the areas of housing, income and benefits, and debt. On-site services are provided to identify needs early. UPLIFT seeks to improve conditions throughout the community.

U-Visa & Vawa

CLIA has been a leader among nonprofits in Nebraska in assisting immigrants who are victims of crime. CLIA was the first office in Nebraska to receive an approved U-Visa.

By providing legal immigration benefits to qualifying survivors, Congress has encouraged the reporting of crimes.


CLIA works with local police departments to gather evidence and to verify eligibility, then files the requisite legal documents and evidence.  Many crime survivors have received work cards as a result, empowering them to live a safer and more independent life. These survivors can later adjust and receive Lawful Permanent Residence Status (Green Card) and eventually naturalize into United States Citizens.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Legal Services
  • Free Immigration assistance in partnership with mental health services.
Mental Health Services
  • One-on-one sessions in English and Spanish are available. Please call for other languages.

Thanks to the Nebraska Crime Commission federal grant under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to empower immigrants that have been victims of crime. We can now provide mental health services along with legal immigration assistance 

Together we can all stand with the survivors and empower them to come forward with the abuse they have endured with comfort and support while reducing the negative stigma often associated with these heartbreaking situations.

Interpreter Training

Free Service
  • Thanks to VOCA we are able to offer interpreter / translating training in many languages. 
  • Will receive a certificate of completion .

This training/course will cover the specific skills involved in interpreting for behavioral health and immigration cases. The purpose of the training is to introduce interpreters to areas of immigration and behavioral health and working with clients who are trauma survivors. Interpreters will build upon skills they already possess from other fields such as court, community and medical.  The training offers opportunities for interpreters to discuss and practice newly acquired skills.

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