This card extends symbolic recognition as members of the community to certain traditionally excluded populations, allowing them access to basic services and facilitating the work of law enforcement and emergency responders when encountering victims of accident or crime.
The Mercer County Area Community ID Card is intended to act as a widely recognized token of membership in a common endeavor, that of accepting each other as human beings, interdependent, co - responsible for our own and our neighbor’s well being, so that together we can build a better community for ALL.
WHO BENEFITS FROM THE COMMUNITY ID CARD?
We all do. The Police, Fire and EMS personnel now have contact information for anyone who requires assistance and cannot speak for themselves due to injury or language barrier. Health and Public Safety will be strengthened when ALL members of our community feel included, and have a stake, in the social fabric.
WHO ISSUES THE CARD??
The card is issued by the Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group, in partnership with local civic and social service organizations.
For more information please visit our website www.laldef.org
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the processing and distribution of the Mercer County Area Community ID Card on Wednesday's at the Welcome House. We offer the ID services from 3PM-5PM every Wednesday. We ask volunteers to come ten minutes before the shift in order to have time to set up.
About Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
714-716 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611, US
Our mission is to defend and promote civil rights, facilitate access to health care and education for low-income Latin American immigrants, and promote cross-cultural understanding throughout Mercer County.
LALDEF acts as a resource hub for the local immigrant community, helping dismantle the barriers that stand in the way to a more fair and just society, and supporting the incorporation of these immigrants to the social fabric. Our purpose is to support immigrants maintain their livelihoods, freedom and self sufficiency, facilitate their integration into their local communities, Consistent with our nation’s values and respect for human rights, we believe that helping immigrants obtain jobs, homes, and access to health care and education, and thus build better futures for themselves and their children, while continuing to strive, assimilate and be accepted into American society, will strengthen our nation. Ultimately, we serve the community at large by creating cross-cultural understanding between native and foreign-born, accepting and appreciating our differences, while recognizing our common humanity and mutual interest in contributing to a thriving, fair, diverse community.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
716 South Clinton AveTrenton, NJ08611
June 20, 2019
Basic Computer Skills
2 hours per week
Interested volunteers should be comfortable speaking some Spanish.