Fresno Legal Defense Fund launched

November 17th, 2017

The Center and Sierra Health Foundation joined Faith in the Valley, philanthropic partners and community members to launch the Fresno Legal Defense Fund on Nov. 17. The Fund will help provide legal representation for Fresno County immigrants threatened by deportation who are unable to find or afford an attorney. Supporters gathered outside the Fresno County Courthouse to symbolically represent one of the Fund’s core values – the basic right to due process and legal representation for all who need it.

The Fund is supported by Wells Fargo, the Latino Community Foundation and Sierra Health Foundation. The Center will serve as its fiscal sponsor. These organizations and several individuals have made contributions totaling more than $30,000 in seed funding.

For more information, visit the Faith in the Valley web site.