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Americans Making Immigrants Safe (AMIS)

The need for support of asylum seekers in our area is becoming greater each day, especially in the areas of housing and legal expenses. AMIS has been a lifeline to so many. It is an all-volunteer organization with very low administrative expenses. AMIS helped get our FHC Sanctuary residents Emmanuel, Issoufou, and Idrissa out of detention by working with two other organizations to pay the $15,000 all-cash bond that was set on each of our sanctuary guests.

Because of the generous donors to AMIS, Inc., AMIS has been able to provide nearly $300,000 of hope, support, and a sense of community to families of Northeast Ohio with roots in over 26 countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Jordan, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and many more. 

On September 22, Americans Making Immigrants Safe (AMIS) is holding its annual fund-raiser called “Cultural Connections 3.0” at 6pm at Negative Space Gallery, in Cleveland’s vibrant Asia Town neighborhood (3820 Superior Ave E, Fl Second, Cleveland, OH, 216-470-6092. This will be the first in-person Cultural Connections event since 2019, after previously transitioning to a virtual format during the pandemic.

Cultural Connections 3.0 provides an opportunity for guests to engage with and honor the diverse cultures of the immigrant community members that AMIS serves. Through guest speakers and a global appetizer buffet, the event promotes cultural exchange and understanding. Proceeds from Cultural Connections 3.0 directly support AMIS’ work providing flexible, responsive assistance to Northeast Ohio immigrants and asylum seekers. Donations help cover legal fees, housing, medical care, transportation, and other basic needs.

Tickets for the event are $100 each, or consider being a sponsor starting at the $1,000 level. Of course, donations to AMIS are always welcomed as well.

Learn more about AMIS

Contact Jeff Smith from the Forest Hill Church Immigration Task Force  if you would like more information about this fundraiser  Contact


Immigration Task Force