Church World Service (Harrisonburg)

  • Location:
    250 East Elizabeth Street Suite 215
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • Phone:
    (540) 433-7942
  • Fax:
    (540) 432-0238
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The CWS Harrisonburg Immigration and Refugee Program received recognition from the Board of Immigration Appeals in January 2006, and since then our staff have Department of Justice Accreditation to practice immigration law. Our legal service staff has provided legal immigration services to over 1200 clients. We offer consultations, citizenship, green card, work authorization, family reunification and other legal immigrant applications. Please call our current Immigration Counselor Lucia Canizares at 540.705.0353 or email to for an appointment. No one will be denied service based on financial circumstances.

Counties served: Harrisonburg City, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Staunton City, Waynesboro City

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-legal services: Housing referrals, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, French, Kurdish, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Ukrainian
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: $25.00 consultation fee for Immigration Legal Services


Volunteer Coordinator
Sarah Alice Coleman
(540) 217-4600