Advocating for Immigrant Families

PYO believes that every Durham child should have the chance to make better life for themselves and their families – regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic or any other barrier.

About a third of PYO families are immigrants from all over the globe and the organization has been working with them and local law firm Hatch Rockers Immigration to ensure that children are looked after in the event that unfortunate circumstances fall upon guardians. To help with the issue, PYO continues to connect several families to HRI in order for them to draw up the forms that would transfer custody of their children to a trusted, chosen power of attorney.

Other services PYO has for immigrant families include:

  • help connecting with schools and education resources as well as staying informed.
  • help connecting to community resources.
  • monthly parent meetings to stay informed with organization and community programming.
  • help connecting to community legal aid.