Rochester’s Catholic Family Center assists immigrants, refugees

Rochester’s Catholic Family Center provides immigrants and refugees with access to counsel, intervention and official representation related to their status in the United States.

CFC has been assisting immigrants since 1996 and is currently affiliated with the New York State Office for New Americans, according to information from the agency. In 2016, CFC assisted more than 350 households with a range of immigration issues, including adjustment, naturalization, employment authorization, parole extension, family petitions and general consultation.

CFC staff members work on cases related to citizenship and naturalization, permanent residency and family reunification. The agency also offers specific programs for Cuban and Haitian immigrants, the latter whose Temporary Protected Status will end in 2019, according to the U.S. Office of Citizenship & Immigration Services (

Walk-in services are available every Monday from 1 to 3:15 p.m. at the CFC office at 87 N. Clinton Ave. in Rochester. For more information, call 585-7220, ext. 1601.

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