Bringing stability to West Michigan families and communities through legal services, advocacy, and education.
WHO WE ARE:
Welcome! Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates is a 501c3 nonprofit immigration law office and advocacy center providing high-quality, low-cost legal services. Lighthouse also organizes events, workshops, presentations, campaigns, and initiatives to advocate and educate the West Michigan community on issues impacting impacting immigrants and refugees. We are a dedicated and qualified group of attorneys, coordinators, administrators, board members, and volunteers working together as a nonprofit organization in Holland, Michigan. Click here to learn more about our Staff and Board of Directors.
WHAT WE DO:
We provide direct immigration legal services to anyone regardless of income. We advocate on behalf of immigrants and refugees on the local, state, and federal levels. We educate the community about immigration law and policy and other issues impacting immigrants and refugees. To learn more about our services, visit our Client Services Page, Education Page, or Advocacy Page. We also frequently host events and partner with other agencies on their advocacy efforts and community events. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit our Events Page.
WHERE WE ARE & WHEN ARE WE AVAILABLE:
Our office is located at 610 Butternut Drive in Holland, Michigan 49424. Please call us at (616)298-8984 or come in for a consultation on our Walk-in Tuesdays between 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more contact information, visit our Contact Page. Our hours of operation are located at the bottom of the screen or can be found on our Contact Page. Out of respect for our attorneys’ time, clients will not be seen without a scheduled appointment. If you are interested in hosting a Lighthouse workshop at your organization or event, please visit our Education Page.
WHY WE DO IT:
Strong communities in the 21st century take intentional steps to connect and actively include people of all backgrounds. It is only through these conditions that communities are able to meet their highest civic and economic potential, unleashing the power of their greatest asset—their people. As Ottawa County and the greater West Michigan region looks to harness the wealth and vibrancy that comes from diverse talents and a more global workforce, areas that are more welcoming and inclusive to these new populations will set themselves apart. Lighthouse’s founder recognized the value of welcoming and including immigrants and refugees in West Michigan and took steps to do more to make this region more welcoming and inclusive. Diverse demographic groups are already present in West Michigan; the task is to do more to welcome them, which includes meeting their complex legal and psychosocial needs.
To learn more about why we do what we do, visit our Why We Do It Page and watch our video.