For the next four weeks SWIRC legal clinics are going all-virtual.
Due to the recent explosion of COVID-19 cases in the Detroit area and the governor’s recent announcement of another round of restrictions aimed at stopping the spread; SWIRC has decided to return to remote consultations.
When the first stay-at-home order was issued in March, the area saw approximately 30 new cases per million people. As of last Wednesday, the state reported 413 new cases per million for the Detroit area. This unprecedented spread has also prompted the state department of health to recommend that as much work as possible be done remotely. In response to the state’s recommendation and to protect our client communities’ health, we are asking all clients to work with us online for the time being.
We hope to reopen the week of December 15 and allow in-person appointments at all three clinics for that week. With this short break, we are doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and are hopeful that we will see you all in person again soon.
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 refugees.
We were founded in 2014 by Kevin Piecuch, our Executive Director