Community Engagement

The Rian Immigrant Center partners with a number of organizations across Massachusetts to provide specialized and expert programs. Please read on to learn more about our support for the Irish immigrant community, for survivors of domestic violence, and for homeless immigrant youth.

Irish Immigrant Community Support

Our outreach manager, Ann-Marie Byrne, is available to the Irish community in Boston to connect them with critical services, to understand community needs, and to develop responsive programming, regardless of immigration legal status. Ann-Marie provides information about legal rights, particularly in the current political climate, and can provide recommendations for those who are new to Boston with regards to temporary accommodation, navigation, and additional resources. Ann-Marie attends local festivals and events, and is a fantastic resource for anyone who would like to become more involved in the Irish immigrant community, either through volunteering or networking. Please contact Ann-Marie if you would like to learn more about our community support at

Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Our immigration attorney, Jackie Kelley, specializes in providing immigration legal services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Jackie speaks Spanish and French, and provides legal consultations, guidance, representation, and can refer to community partners, resources, and health care providers. Please contact our center to learn more about our immigration legal aid for survivors at 617.542.7654.

Legal Aid for Immigrant Youth

The Rian Immigrant Center provides legal consultations and representation for homeless or near-homeless Boston and Cambridge public school immigrant students, as well as youth at local shelters and community based organizations. Our staff attorneys are available to host workshops for educators on how to best support undocumented students and can provide technical assistance to youth-serving organizations. Please contact our center to learn more about our immigration legal aid for immigrant youth at 617.542.7654.

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