In March 2016, lawyers Lindsay Faulkenberg and Kent Newton met to brainstorm proactive solutions to best support the needs of Central Indiana immigrants. After numerous meetings with community partners, Kent and Lindsay decided focus their efforts in two domains: legal and mental health resources. The Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors was founded.
COIN is a coalition of service providers working together to facilitate and coordinate community efforts to provide, legal, psychological, and others services for immigrants in Central Indiana.
A Central Indiana professional community responsive to the unique needs of our Central Indiana immigrant population.
COIN is a coalition. This means community organizations and individuals from various sectors come together to share existing resources and coordinate services for Indiana immigrants. We believe that we are better together.
COIN believes in the power of connection. We connect organizations with each other and volunteers with immigrant communities. Through connection, we build bridges: between organizations and between community members, citizen and aspiring citizen alike.
COIN recruits pro-bono attorneys, law students, volunteer interpreters, and more. We hold that meaningful exchange with others provides gratifying opportunities to strengthen and support the greater Indianapolis community.