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Bay Area Legal Aid (Oakland Office)

  • Location:
    Central Support Office
    1735 Telegraph Ave
    Oakland, CA 94612
  • Phone:
    1-888-330-1930
  • Toll-free:
    1-888-330-1940
  • TTY:
    (800) 735-2929
  • Fax:
    (510) 663-4710
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Bay Area Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm providing free civil legal services to eligible low-income clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in 4 main priority areas, including: Domestic Violence Prevention: Assisting domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking survivors escape abuse and create a safe and stable environment for themselves and their families through family law, restraining order, and immigration-related assistance. Housing Preservation: Assisting clients to access and preserve safe, affordable housing free of discrimination, with a specific focus on eviction defense and fair housing. Access to Health Care: Assisting clients to obtain health care services and health insurance coverage from county and state programs. Public Benefits: Assisting clients to secure public benefits and eliminate the barriers to employment to provide for self-sufficiency and consumer law. Our immigration services are limited to U, VAWA, and I-751 applications for very low income survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Counties served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court
Other areas of legal assistance: Consumer, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Services are for low-income survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. Services are subject to LSC funding restrictions. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault services help line: 1-888-330-1940. For Housing, Health, Public Benefits Help Lines by County: Alameda County (510)250-5270; Contra Costa County West (510)250-5270; Contra Costa County East (925)219-3325; Marin County (415)354-6360; Napa County (707)320-6348; San Francisco (415)354-6360; San Mateo County (650)472-2666; Santa Clara County (408)850-7066.

ciri partners

  • asian americans advancing justice
  • american immigration council
  • afl cio
  • american immigration council
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • the center for popular democracy
  • catholic immigration network
  • center for migration studies
  • fair immigration reform movement
  • farmworker justice
  • immigration advocates network
  • immigration legal resource center
  • naleo educational fund
  • national alliance of latin american and caribbean communities
  • national council of la raza
  • national day laborer organizing network
  • national immigrant justice center
  • national immigration law center
  • national immigration project
  • picon national network
  • picon national network
  • ufw foundation
  • unite here!
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  • united we dream
  • women for common sense immigration reform
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