About Us

Justice For Our Neighbors Dallas-Fort Worth offers free and affordable, high-quality immigration legal services, shares information with the public, and engages in advocacy with immigrants.

The JFON DFW Regional Affiliate services a region that is centered around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, stretching as far north as the Red River, south to the Austin area, West to communities in the Abilene area, and east to Mt. Vernon.

Legal Clinics

Our clients are served by a professional immigration attorney who remains with their case until relief is granted or all avenues are exhausted.  Intake Clinics are held once each month at First United Methodist Church in Grapevine FUMC, Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson, and Genesis United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. At these clinics, migrants are welcomed and get started with the process of receiving the benefits of the JFON DFW ministry. Volunteers and staff are privileged to hear the real stories of real people and see the moral issues of immigration in a much clearer light.

JFON DFW Regional Board

The Regional Board is comprised of an inclusive group from across the regional area. Current members of the Board are:

Mariella Alvarado, GrapevineCliff Clark, Richardson
Janna Elliott, KellerLinda Freeto, Waco
Larry George, PlanoSteve Grisson, Dallas
Joseph Kazadi, HurstGary Lindley, Arlington
Mary Miriti, DallasJulius Mwangi, Dallas
Nikiya Natale, DallasBrian Young, Arlington
Dick Ruddell, Fort WorthMorgan Stafford, Dallas


JFON DFW couldn’t do all that it does without the generous support of caring individuals like YOU! To make a difference through JFON, donate here. Every gift makes a difference!

JFON DFW is a regional ministry which receives significant support from the North and Central Texas Conferences of the United Methodist Church and from churches across both of these great conferences. Churches that have been especially generous in their recent support of JFON DFW include:

Arapaho UMC, Richardson
Genesis UMC
Grapevine First UMC
Polytechnic UMC, Fort Worth

JFON DFW is also grateful for the significant funding it receives from the following organizations:

  • Texas Methodist Foundation, Austin
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Austin
  • National Justice For Our Neighbors


The JFON program was initiated by the General Board of Global Ministries in 1999, JFON DFW being one of the charter regional projects. This vibrant ministry has served thousands of immigrants over the years, delivering on the Christian and American promise to welcome the migrant.

The JFON DFW main office is located on the campus of Grapevine First United Methodist Church, 421 Church Street, 76051.