First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


Justice for Our Neighbors Ministry

Members of Kalamazoo First UMC have met folks who daily live with the fear of deportation, some of whom may have a legal basis for remaining in this country. Often these are people are the primary breadwinner, or much-loved caregiver. The 2010 census showed Kalamazoo County had over 12,000 immigrant residents, many of whom need legal services in order to navigate the arcane rules and regulations of our immigration system. JFON is a ministry of hospitality that welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services, engaging in advocacy for immigrants’ rights and offering education to communities of faith and the public. JFON-Kalamazoo is a self-supporting satellite of JFON-West Michigan, which over a 10-year period has helped more than 1,200 immigrants from 60 countries. Other satellite clinics operate in Holland and Traverse City.  Monetary donations are accepted at any time online
More information can be found at or at  
CLICK HERE to download a flyer for more information.
CLICK HERE for the "News 2017" JFON newsletter.
For legal services, please call (269) 743-2501. Messages can be left at any time of day.
Katrina Quillen Pradelski
Staff Attorney at JFON of West Michigan
(269) 743-2501
Aital (pronounced "Ita") Diop
 JFON Legal Assistant
Phone: (269) 743-2501


Edited by Jennifer Clark & Miriam Downey

An anthology of poems and writings about the life of immigrants

Book is available at the 
Welcome Center, by contacting Ann Sweany at completing the online order form. Books are $10 each.
For more information about the book and to hear an interview by WMUK's Zinta Aistars with Miriam Downey and Jennifer Clark, follow this link: