Holy Cross Ministries

Program description

Holy Cross Ministries is dedicated to helping immigrant families participate in the community and gain self-sufficiency. Recognizing that there are limited accessible resources for low-income families in Utah, The Legal Immigration Program operates Utah's first and largest U visa program for victims of crime and has helped over 10,000 men, women and children gain some type of legal status since opening in 2000.

HCM's Legal Immigration Program offers the following services

  • Consultations
  • Legal support for immigrant victims of violence*
  • Support for humanitarian and temporary status applicants
  • Family reunification assistance
  • Citizenship services
    • HCM currently has funding to assist Salt Lake County residents with the naturalization process free of charge. If you feel you are eligible, please contact us.

Program Hours and Location

Services are offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at HCM's Salt Lake City offices. To schedule an appointment, please call HCM's Client Support Specialist (801-261-3440). Because the line is often very busy, it is important to leave one message with your contact information and reason for your call.

The Legal Immigration Program is located in Holy Cross Ministries' offices at

860 East 4500 South, Suite 204
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

HCM's legal team also offers free, walk-in consultations at the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City every Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at

660 200 East, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Help Support Our Families

Holy Cross Ministries works to ensure that everyone is able to participate fully in this community. Many individuals and their families face barriers such as language, culture, abuse, and location. Your support helps us continue offering low-cost services to a critically underserved population.

Update: DACA Renewals at Holy Cross Ministries

Holy Cross Ministries will continue to provide Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals until the U.S. Supreme Court renders a decision on whether to continue the DACA Program. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is still accepting and adjudicating DACA renewal applications from anyone who has previously had DACA. The orders issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of New York and the District of Columbia are still in place and require that USCIS accept and adjudicate DACA Renewals.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for DACA Renewal at Holy Cross Ministries, please contact Jakelinne Capella-Aponte at (801) 261-3440.

For more information on current DACA litigation, please click on the following links:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

National Immigration Law Center

Legal Immigration Program Staff

Director of Immigration
385-257-2437
Paralegal
385-257-2438
Fully Accredited Representative
385-257-2425
Legal Representative
385-257-2439
Legal Assistant
385-257-2433
Legal Representative
385-257-2383

*71% of programming ($175,000 per year) for victims of crime is made possible by federal funds through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime. 

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