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Attorney honored for work helping immigrants

MANCHESTER — An attorney who runs a Catholic Charities of New Hampshire program that provides legal help to immigrant survivors of serious crime will receive the 2014 Heroes for Justice Award, Catholic Charities announced.

Catholic Charities said Christine Wellington, managing attorney of the Victims of Violence Project, is one of three people named by the New Hampshire YWCA to receive the award. Catholic Charities noted her services to victims of domestic violence and other crimes within the immigrant community.

“Our partnership with the YWCA Crisis Services team has resulted in profound life changes for the clients we have served and their children, allowing them to achieve safer, healthier lives,” Wellington said.

The other two award recipients are Marty Boldin from the Manchester Office of Youth Services, and Jane Stapleton, co-director of Prevention Innovators at the University of New Hampshire.

The sixth annual Heroes for Justice Award ceremony takes place today at the YWCA in Manchester.