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Clients who took the U.S. naturalization test passed and are now citizens thanks to CASL's support and education through their journey

(Fiscal Year 2018-2019)

We work with community members in need of healthcare, benefits, education, and immigration and citizenship assistance…

Community and family well-being programs support individual and family wellness through a variety of critical social services that cover healthcare navigation, wellness activities, basic and civic benefits, counseling and adult education, English classes, citizenship and immigration, and a variety of advocacy projects.

Healthcare and Wellness
  • Healthcare navigation and coordination; clients are connected with culturally-sensitive physicians
  • Enhance Fitness evidence-based exercise program for seniors
  • CASL’s Community Resource Center at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center intercepts newly discharged patients who may need further services
Basic and Civic Benefits
  • Basic needs programs such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Women/Infants/Children (WIC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) ensure that members of our community have their basic needs met.
  • Entitlement programs ensure that community members have guidance with Social Security and other civic benefits they have a right to.
Adult Education
  • Improve student’s reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English
  • Prepare students to pass the naturalization interview
  • Promote student’s level of civics engagement
  • Vocational English Language (VEL) training that focuses on placement into high-growth industries
Immigration and Citizenship
Thousands of CASL clients per year are assisted throughout the naturalization process:

  • We review preliminary eligibility
  • U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals reviews
  • We assist with the application
  • We conduct classes and mock interviews
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interviews
  • Oath of Alligiance is taken

Mrs. Liang’s Story

Mrs. Liang is a 70-year-old participant in CASL’s Enhance Fitness exercise program focusing on senior wellness. She feels empowered by having made friends who reduce her loneliness, stress, depression, and anxiety. Also, exercising regularly has improved her muscles, bone health, and balance—which helps protect her from falls. Mrs. Liang also participates in CASL’s Savvy Caregiver Program to learn how to care for her mother (who suffers from dementia) and reduce her own risk of dementia. And now, to give back to the community, Mrs. Liang has been volunteering in the CASL Citizenship and Immigration program and Pine Tree Senior Council.