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Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center

Our History

Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. is a non-profit organization involved in preventing and combating juvenile delinquency and family violence in society. This organization works to enhance the social problems in Florida, particularly in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties. CRRC, Inc. promises to build partnerships in these Counties and deliver services to children, families, and individuals that resolve problems, increase skills, and nurture self-reliance. Assistance is offered regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, and/or ability to pay. It also promises to assist people in need especially the youth in order to improve their lives, behaviors, medical conditions, and knowledge. Therefore, Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. intends to be a bridge between youth and the services that they require, regrouping all experts in different fields in other to help the community find services adequately and regularly and to allow experts to accomplish and execute their duties. To do so, CRRC, Inc. would like to partner with all significant groups in society such as families, schools, individuals, community groups, churches, governments, and businesses.

Stories of migrants and refugees teach us and help us understand that people who leave their countries of origin, families, properties, and culture to settle in other countries take, most of the time, a critical risk and make a big decision. Certain circumstances force people to migrate despite their patriotism and their devotion to their countries. Often, the majority of these vulnerable people are in search of peace and security. Generally, refugees and migrants face a lot of challenges when they arrive in the United States. The most challenges that they face are the language barrier and legal status. In fact, without legal status in this country, it’s very difficult and even impossible for refugees and migrants to have a better life. Statistics show that a myriad of this group of people has been living in the United States for more than twenty years without legal status. Consequently, those undocumented immigrants are unable to live and function freely in society. After observing, examining, and understanding the situation of immigrants in the United States, we come to the conclusion that they need help and assistance. In this context, Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center, Inc. has been founded to accompany these vulnerable indigents with dignity throughout the process of their social and legal integration. 

Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. was founded and incorporated in 2011. It is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to integrating immigrants into society by accompanying them through the legal immigration process. It’s working to help refugees integrate into their new communities, and it intends to provide them with legal immigration services, as well as non-legal services to help them find jobs and get some education. The organization, for instance, will be involved by helping immigrants complete forms, filing with USCIS, and representing asylum seekers before the DHS and Courts. Also, it offers ESL classes, psychological services, and legal assistance for applications such as Legal Permanent Resident, Employment Authorization Card, family petitions, and naturalization

Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. doesn’t discriminate regarding who must receive assistance. It opens to serve the entire immigrant community that is looking for help. Its main targets, however, are low-income and disadvantaged clients. We consider migrants and refugees as vulnerable people and they need help as soon as they enter the United States. 

Additionally, Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. is aware that those who dedicate themselves to assisting migrants and refugees choose to make sacrifices to change people’s lives. Even though working with immigrants is not an easy job, we, at Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc., enjoy working with this category of people, and the organization will continue doing this type of activity because our mission is to serve the cause of vulnerable people. In this sense, the organization is made of good people who work very hard every day not for their personal interests, but for the sake of the needy. 

It’s very important that we perform our duty ethically, fairly, and professionally. We dedicate ourselves to helping immigrants change their lives by guiding them to the way of freedom, hope, and progress. Our responsibility as immigrant advocates is to help refugees and migrants get out of the tunnel, which requires empathy, humility, determination, and devotion. We believe all humans have a right to dignity and we will do everything we can to play a big role in serving those who are in need. By using the common good approach, duty-based approach, and justice approach, we dedicate ourselves to serving and accompanying the vulnerable population, especially low-income clients by helping them to get access to available services and benefits for which they are eligible. This is the best action we will take to achieve our goals.

Mission

Our mission at Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. aims to serve our community better than anyone could serve them. We provide our community with value through our services, committing ourselves to reduce juvenile delinquency and family violence in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties, FL through intervention and proactive prevention, extensive community education, and assistance for victims and their families. Additionally, Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center (CRRC), Inc. is aware that those who dedicate themselves to assisting migrants and refugees choose to make sacrifices to change people’s lives. Even though working with immigrants is not an easy job, we, at Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center, Inc., enjoy working with this category of people, and the organization will continue doing this type of activity because our mission is to serve the cause of vulnerable people. In this sense, the organization is made of good people who work very hard every day not for their personal interests, but for the sake of the needy. 

Leadership

Community Rehabilitation and Resources Center, Inc (CRRC) was founded by Immigrant Advocate and Sociologist Ermilus Philius. He has been working with youth and immigrants for more than eleven years. Over those years, Advocate Ermilus Philius helped prevent young boys and girls from engaging in juvenile delinquency, and helped migrants and refugees gain protection in the United States by implementing a few programs that focus on human well-being. Currently, Mr. Philius holds the position of President of the organization.

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