“I feel happy I can now participate in the U.S. democracy,” said Rodriguez, 38, who lives in Pemberton Township. “Servicios offers important information the Spanish community needs to know, and they also disseminate it in your own language as well.”

Paneque, now a noncitizen resident, is on disability with a heart condition. He has turned to Servicios Latinos for assistance with medical issues and is enrolled in English classes to help him become a citizen.

“Servicios helps so many people,” the mechanical engineer said in Spanish. “It offers solutions and they need funds to continue and more donations.” N.J. budget cuts hit Hispanic outreach groups | The Daily Journal | thedailyjournal.com.