Client Stories

The stories of our clients are amazing! As humans, they have suffered trauma and indignities that no one should have to endure. But because of their inner strength and resiliency, they struggle through the most difficult challenges.

We at JFON-NE are honored to help our clients find safety and a better future in the United States. Click through these stories to learn more about how JFON-NE legal services changes lives. Go to our Get Involved page to learn how you can help.


Mother & Child

Keep Families Together This Mother’s Day

Mothers’ Day 2016 is coming up quickly. This is the time of the year to show gratitude toward your mother for her strength, courage, and love. JFON-NE especially wants to celebrate the brave immigrant mothers who leave their homes to create a stable life for their children, like Kayla, whose story is below. Our legal services ensure that immigrant families can remain together. Please take a moment to schedule your donation on the Omaha Gives website to commemorate your own mother and the life she gave to you. Read more…

Ernesto’s Path from El Salvador to Nebraska

Ernesto Sanchez was born into an impoverished community in El Salvador in 1993. His father abandoned the family when he was very young, and his mother, unable to care for young Ernesto, was forced to send her son to live with one of his aunts. A few months later, he learned that his
mother was killed in a shooting that took place in their neighborhood.
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