Immigration Services

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Migration & Refugee Services (MRS)

Coordinating pastoral outreach and services to migrants, immigrants and refugees.

To follow the latest information and status of migrants, immigrants and refugees, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.


Catholic Charities Legal Immigration Services

Providing family-based immigration assistance to those individuals who wish to obtain legal status in the United States, either for themselves or for their relatives.  Catholic Charities Legal Immigration Services does not accept cases involving criminal convictions.

The program is staffed by qualified attorneys and bilingual intake specialists who provide interpretation and assistance.  Nominal fees are charged for services needed.  However, services will not be denied based on the inability to pay.

Supervising Attorney
Naomi Hokky, Esq.

Intake Caseworker
Alma Ciriello

206 W. Main Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Phone: (330) 744-8451, ext. 326
Fax: (330) 742-6447


Office hours by appointment only at the following locations:

Catholic Charities of Ashtabula County
4200 Park Ave. – 3rd Floor
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark County
800 Market Ave. N., Ste. 1150
Canton, Ohio 44702


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) Special Programs

Safe Passage Family Reunification Program Provider

Office of Social Services
144 W. Wood St.
Youngstown, OH  44503
(330) 744-8451

  • Ashtabula
  • Office of Social Services
  • Regional Agency
  • Portage & Stark