At Mano a Mano, we view our partners as some of our greatest assets. Through collaboration, Mano a Mano and our partners are able to better and more comprehensively serve community members. Partnerships come in many different forms and while Mano a Mano has a working relationship with government and non-profit service agencies across Lake County, we have a particularly important programmatic relationship with the partners listed below. We thank our partners for their collaboration and commitment to high quality services!
A Safe Place: Serving all of Lake County, A Safe Place is our County's most comprehensive service provider for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence. In addition to coordinating referrals between Mano a Mano and A Safe Place, our teams also collaborate on professional development trainings and other programmatic elements. In 2016, A Safe Place and Mano a Mano began a partnership under ASP's Paloma Program, which is focused on supporting Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence. ASP offers regular Spanish-language group therapy sessions in conjunction with Mano a Mano, expanding essential services for survivors into western Lake County.
Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA): Since 2016, Mano a Mano and CALA have partnered to bring more immigration legal services to immigrants in Lake County. Facing a shortage of affordable and reliable immigration attorneys in our community, Mano a Mano invited CALA to co-locate in our Round Lake and Zion office to offer much needed legal support on complex immigration matters. CALA provides legal services for: complex naturalization cases, U-Visas, T-visas, VAWA self-petitions, deportation (removal) defense, asylum, and family-based petitions. To receive a consultation with CALA, please call Mano a Mano for a legal screening at 847-201-1521. CALA also has a free legal help line 872-267-2252 for immediate assistance.
Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights: Mano a Mano is a member of the ICIRR coalition, a state-wide organization whose mission is focused on promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society. Together with dozens of other immigrant-based organizations, Mano a Mano and ICIRR provide important health and human services to immigrant families across the state and advocate for immigrant-friendly and fair policies at the local, state, and federal levels.