At the Amigos Center we strive to provide quality social services to every client. We are a friend to people in the community who often do not know where else to go or who else to lean on. We show God’s love by listening to clients, praying with them, and guiding them through obstacles and crisis to get them on a solid foundation to a better future. We help families in the following ways:
– Assistance –
In Immokalee, our formal food pantry hours are Wednesday, 9-12 and 1-4.
In accordance with Federal Law, U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, and our contract with the Harry Chapin Food Bank our organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
– Education –
We help families know what they need to know to succeed. We teach English and literacy classes in Immokalee. We hold community seminars on a variety of topics.
English language learners enjoy the new upgrade of a smart tv in Immokalee. Thank you to those who made it possible.
Now located at: 1560 Matthew Drive, Fort Myers Florida 33907
In 2017, Amigos Center helped 1,442 people with immigration services.
The Amigos Center offers family based, country-specific, and victims of crime immigration and citizenship services. We are staffed by two Immigration Practitioners, Christina Leddin, Accredited Representative through the Department of Justice and Lindsay Ray, Immigration Attorney. The Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP), a department of the U.S. Department of Justice, pursuant to title 8 C.F.R. § 292.2(a) recognizes our Amigos Centers in Fort Myers to provide legal work at a low-cost or pro-bono fee. Many families are unable to pay the fees of a private immigration attorney or do not know where to turn for trust worthy assistance — the Amigos Center gives families a safe and affordable way to take care of their immigration needs.
Lindsay Ray (left) our Immigration Attorney.
Christina Leddin (right) has 22 years experience as an Immigration Specialist.
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Immigration Attorney Lindsay RayAmigos Center Immigration services SouthWest Florida
Lindsay RayAbogada de Immigracion Amigos Center
Amigos Center - 20 Years of ServiceAs we welcome in our 20th year of service in Southwest Florida, we remember all that God has done for us and continues to do for us.
For more information or appointments, please visit our locations
Verified by 3rd Party – Immigration Advocate Network
Amigos en Cristo Lutheran Church (Friends in Christ Lutheran Church)
20041 S. Tamiami Trail #1, Estero, FL 33928
Phone: (239) 437-6727
Worship Service: Sundays 1:00 pm
Iglesia Luterana de Immokalee (Immokalee Lutheran Church)
106 South 2nd Street, Immokalee, FL 34142
Pastor Roberto Selle: (239) 281-1664
Culto en Español: domingo, 9:00 AM
Escuela dominical para niños: 9:00 AM
Estudio Bíblico para adultos: domingo, 10:30 AM
Llamar al Pastor Roberto para el transporte (239) 281-1664
Bethlehem Haitian Church – LCMS (Immokalee Lutheran Service in Haitian-Creole)
106 South 2nd Street, Immokalee, FL 34142
Pastor Andre Mezilus: (239) 537-5725
Mardi Etude Biblique 7 h a 9,30 pm
Mercredi Evengelization adomicil 6/8 pm
Vendredi Jeuve de priere 7/10 pm
Dimanch 9/10h30 Ecole du dimanch
Dimanch 10h30 a 12 Adoration
Rele pastor Andre pou transportation (239) 537-5725
Oubien F. Liverner Jean (239) 324-3453
Amigos en Cristo
In 1997, the Southwest Florida Circuit of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod called Rev. Robert V. Selle to do outreach to the growing Spanish speaking community. Their goal was to plant new Spanish speaking churches and help their churches do effective outreach to the nations coming to us. The Bible teaches to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19). The churches recognized that the nations were coming to us, and to go to them was to simply reach out to the community around us.
In 1999, the Amigos Center was founded in order to be God’s hands and feet by attending to the physical, mental, and emotional needs that many immigrant families face. The first center was a store front in Bonita Springs, doing case management. Soon the outreach branched out to offer legal Immigration services. What started with three part time employees and one location has now grown to span two counties, having offices in Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, and Immokalee.
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Amigos Center
Click to see our video “20th Anniversary” to hear the wonderful ministry of the Amigos Center.
Spanish Language Newcomer’s Guide
- Dental Hygienist, Blanca Nelby Grisales, demonstrated good dental hygiene techniques at our Kingston AmigosCenter. Nelby responded to a recent sermon preached by Pastor Selle calling on all disciples of Jesus Christ to serve others, each [...]
- Harry Chapin regularly partners with Amigos Center to serve families in need of food. This September they served nearly 300 families. (pictures below) Also in the past month, Amigos Center partnered with the Mexican Consulate to help people [...]
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Social Service Center
106 S 2nd Street
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To make a donation over the phone, you can call us at 239-437-6727.
If you are a Thrivent Financial member with Choice Dollars to direct, you can help our church continue its ministry here and reach out to the greater community. Simply direct Choice Dollars to Amigos en Cristo Lutheran Mission. We plan to use these grant funds to provide immigrants to Southwest Florida with the tools to be successful and contributing members of our community and the Kingdom of God. You can make your direction online at www.thrivent.com (click on “Thrivent choice” on The “Membership and Benefits” tab) to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Amigos Center.
If you would like to send in a check, please make the check out to Amigos en Cristo, Inc, and send it to the address below Amigos en Cristo, Inc. 25999 Old 41 Road Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Gifts in Kind
If you would like to donate a gift other than cash, please contact our office at 239-437-6727 Amigos en Cristo is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.
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The ministry of Amigos en Cristo would not be possible if it were not for the countless individuals, churches, businesses and organizations that partner together to serve the community. Thank you to all of you for your continued dedication and support to the mission and vision of Amigos en Cristo.
Volunteering is a great way to serve while becoming aware of the needs around you.
Amigos en Cristo is able to operate because of the generous support of our partners and individuals.
Pray for Amigos en Cristo as we share the gospel with families in SW Florida.
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