Parish Companion Program Training

Saturday November 10

Akron | Ohio | United States

Will You Help Families Separated by Deportation? The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland's Welcoming the Stranger Committee created the Parish Companion Program to assist families who will soon be separated by deportation.  Many times, parents are forced to leave their children in the United States and require assistance navigating the legal process, establishing guardianship, transferring assets, accessing community resources and providing assistance to the children left behind.   The Diocese is looking for willing individuals who will share their talents to support our Catholic brothers and sisters whose families are impacted by deportation.   This training prepares companions for different scenarios they may encounter when working with families and offer opportunities to meet people from other church communities who care about similar issues surrounding the current stat of immigration law and the reality facing our undocumented sisters and brothers.   If are interested in learning more about being a Parish Companion, contact Maureen Capellas at St. Hilary or Diane Zbasnik at the Diocesan Social Action Office