The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project is committed to the safety and well-being of our clients, staff, and community. In response to federal, state, and local orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have temporarily closed our offices for physical visits and most staff is temporarily telecommuting.
We are working with local stakeholders to maintain communication with our clients, especially those isolated in detention. We have adapted our services so that we can continue to be there for our clients during these challenging times. We are aware that this crisis, like many, will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable in our society, including those incarcerated in immigration detention. We are also advocating for the human rights of our clients and all immigrants. If you are interested in reading more about our advocacy efforts during these unprecedented times, click here.
Adult Program Services
The Florence Project is currently conducting legal orientations by telephone. In addition, we have created a telephone hotline for people in immigration detention in Arizona only to talk to someone from the Florence Project about their legal questions. Due to high volume, the hotline is unable to provide legal orientations to non-detained immigrants or to family members calling on behalf of detained adults. Family members are encouraged to share the hotline instructions with their loved ones in detention in Arizona to that (s)he can call us directly.
If you have an adult family member in detention in Arizona, (s)he can communicate with the Florence Project and receive legal information during this time of isolation by following these instructions:
NEW! Telephone Hotlines for Free Legal Information
Children’s Program Services
The Florence Project is providing remote “Know Your Rights” presentations and individual legal screenings for unaccompanied minors placed with the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The Florence Project also continues to provide legal representation to unaccompanied children with ongoing cases. If you are a Florence Project client who is being represented by an attorney in the Children’s Program and you would like to speak with your attorney, please contact him or her directly. If you do not have your attorney’s contact information, please call the number below, and you will be placed in communication with your attorney.
Children’s Program clients and their family members can always reach us by mail at:
The Florence Project
P.O. Box 32670
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Friends and family members of our clients can contact us by telephone at (520) 868-0191, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.