About

The Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center provides free and low-cost legal services to those who need them most in the Detroit area, with a focus on recent immigrants and asylum seekers.

We have three core mission priorities:

1. Provide low-cost legal services to immigrants and refugees seeking to make a home in the city of Detroit;

2. Offer low-cost housing to immigrants and refugees who have difficulty finding long-term residences in the city of Detroit; and

3. Assist businesses owned by Detroit residents (from disadvantaged communities) unable to find capital due to their inexperience, need for professional support, and/or immigration status.

Board of Directors

The Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center is guided by service-minded individuals well known in the greater Detroit community. Our Board of Directors includes:

Kevin J. Piecuch
Executive Director // Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center

Jonathan Contreras
Attorney // Merced Law, PLLC

Luis Mendez
Realtor // Keller-Williams

Christina Rosas
Rosas Professional Translators

Alex Vernon
Assistant Professor of Law, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic // University of Detroit Mercy Law School

Carol Wright
Tax Principal // Rehmann

Tamara York Cook
Attorney // Hewson & Van Helmont