The Immigrants' Assistance Center in New Bedford is making meaningful connections with immigrant families every day. The Center assists legal, permanent residents in gaining citizenship and helps new citizens in becoming active members in the Southcoast workforce. The Center also provides assistance to U.S.-born children whose parents have been detained or deported. Helena DaSilva Hughes joins host Jim Phillips this week to preview an upcoming fundraiser, and how you can help this agency continue its important work.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at This program can also be heard by downloading the WBSM app.

With additional reporting by Alexis Ostman.

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