Ministry in Action
Diversity Outreach With Hispanic Families
Sister Myra Remily provides accompaniment to Hispanics who need help understanding the social service system, assisting them and their families in their transition into our American culture. This ministry provides advocacy for the issues that face this growing population and accompanies people to the WIC office, dentist, chiropractor, and doctor to translate for them. She has worked with some medical staff on translating their forms into Spanish and has also accompanied families to school conferences, offering translation services.
Sister Myra assisted a young mother to receive proper prenatal care and accompanied her in the birthing unit. She has helped mothers receive passports for their children and has also helped with legal courses for a young man. Other Hispanic families have been assisted as they navigate the social service system and deal with concerns regarding their immigration needs.