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First Human Services Resource Fair for Latinos

November 9th, 2012 -

The First Human Services Resource Fair targeting the Latino community in the Poughkeepsie area is a free event that will take place at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie (29 North Hamilton St.) on Friday, November 9th, from 3 to 7pm.

The Fair will consist of a series of presentations that will take place in the Lateef Islam Auditorium of the FPC, free legal consultation on a new migratory policy, free flu shots, door prize raffles, free food served at the FPC cafeteria, along with over twenty human services organizations that will bring their Spanish-speaking representative for tabling at the cafeteria. The Fair will be providing information on immigration, education, health, domestic violence, social services, Mexican consulate and more.

Topics of the presentation are: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, by Pace University attorney Robert Cisneros and moderated by attorney Gerardo Gutiérrez (The Gutierrez Law Firm and Somos la Llave del Futuro); ITIN, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, by Maria Madera from the IRS; and GED, General Educational Development and ESL, English as a Second Language, by a representative from Dutchess Community College.

Deferred action is a very important current issue affecting many young undocumented immigrants who may qualify to have a social security number, work permit and other benefits on a temporary basis. The free legal clinic will be run by trained volunteers from local colleges and attorneys.

This event is sponsored by Family Partnership Center, a part of Family Services, Somos la Llave del  Futuro, La Voz magazine, Hudson River Health Care, State Farm Insurance, PathStone Corporation and The Gutierrez Law Firm.

For more information, contact Mariel Fiori (845) 594-8598,