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 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.
How We Got Started:
In the spring of 2015, Lighthouse’s founder saw a need for immigration legal services along the Lakeshore, particularly in Ottawa County. Ottawa County, home to 17,067 foreign-born individuals, lacked services to welcome, include, and aid immigrants and refugees. While Grand Rapids is home to several excellent nonprofit immigration law offices, for a variety of reasons, those offices were not adequately meeting the needs of Ottawa County. On November 2, 2015, Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates opened its doors, helping to bring stability to West Michigan through high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services, advocacy, and community-wide education. Since opening its doors, Lighthouse has served more than 650+ individuals and families who may have otherwise gone without legal services or paid a high premium for those services.
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. If you are interested in hosting a Lighthouse workshop at your organization or event, please visit our Community Education Page. To learn more about how you can get involved, explore our website & check out Volunteer Opportunities.
Where & When We Are Available:
We moved! Our new office is located at 735 Paw Paw Drive, Holland, MI 49423. Please call us at (616)298-8984 to schedule a consultation. Out of respect for our attorneys’ time, clients will not be seen without a scheduled appointment. Our hours of operation are located at the bottom of the screen – please note that we are always closed to the public during the lunch hour (12-1pm).