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Office of Immigrant Relations

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Community Resources

    Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment

    • 1897 Alum Rock Avenue, Suite 35, San Jose, CA 95116 | (408) 341-6080

    • U visa, work permit renewal, DACA, USCIS fee waiver requests, I-130s, 1-step adjustment of status, removal of conditions, citizenship, ESL classes


    Asian Law Alliance

    • 991 W. Hedding Street, Suite 202, San Jose, CA 95126 | (408) 287-9710

    • Immigration legal services, deportation defense, housing, public benefits, domestic violence, civil rights


    Bay Area Legal Aid

    • 4 N. 2nd Street, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113 | Legal Advice Line (Intake): 1(800) 551-5554 | Health Consumer Center: 1 (855) 693-7285

    • Immigration legal services, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, public benefits, housing law, consumer law, healthcare access, youth justice


    Center for Employment Training | Immigration and Citizenship Program

    • 701 Vine Street, Suite 115, San Jose, CA 95110 | (408) 534-5451

    • Immigration legal services, citizenship, DACA, Know Your Rights.


    Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

    • 1861 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 | (650) 326-6440

    • Immigration legal services, deportation defense, housing, worker's rights, record expungement


    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

    • San Jose Office: 2625 Zanker Road, Suite 201, San Jose, CA 95134 | (408) 468-0100; (408) 944-0691

    • Gilroy Offices: 7950 Church Street, Gilroy, CA, 95020 and 7415 Eigleberry Street, Gilroy, CA 95020 |  Immigration Legal Services: (408) 842-4808 | Citizenship Services: (408) 914-8337

    • Immigration consultations, family-based, fiance petition, DACA, TPS, U visa, citizenship, refugee green card/renewal/replacement


    Human Agenda

    • 1590 Oakland Road, Suite B211, San Jose, CA 95131 | (408) 759-9571

    • CLARO - Immigration legal services, deportation defense, political asylum, post-conviction relief


    International Rescue Committee

    • San Jose Office: 210 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 227, San Jose, CA 95128 | (408) 277-0255

    • Oakland Office: 440 Grand Ave, Suite 500 Oakland, CA 94612 | (510) 452-8222

    • Immigration legal services, refugee resettlement


    The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco

    • 201 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94105 | (415) 982-1600

    • Immigration court representation, removal proceeding, Spanish interpretation

    • Attorney of the Day Line: (408) 461-8795

    • Consultations & referrals, employment authorization applications, FOIA requests, change of address forms and pro se motions before immigration court, ankle monitor removal requests


    Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center

    • 1030 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126 | (408) 288-7030

    • Immigration legal services, consumer law, workers' rights, Know Your Rights.


    Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

    • 4 N. 2nd Street, Suite 1300, San Jose, CA 95113 | (408) 293-4790 | Legal Advocates for Children and Youth: (408) 280-2416

    • SIJS and other immigration services for youth, domestic violence, family law and guardianship for youth, special education, housing law, legal health services


    Oasis Legal Services

    • 1900 Addison Street, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704 | (510) 666-6687

    • Immigration legal services for the LGBTQ+ Community: affirmative asylum, residency, citizenship, case management


    Pars Equality Center

    • 1635 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126 | (408) 261-6405

    • Immigration legal services, job placement, housing placement, ESL, and citizenship classes


    Rapid Response Network

    • 24/7 Hotline: (408) 290-1144

    • Emergency and urgent legal consultations for immigration emergencies; immediate dispatch of trained rapid responder when ICE is present in the community; connect targeted families with accompaniment team, share legal references


    Step Forward Foundation

    • 16264 Church Street, Suite 103, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 | (408) 915-8698

    • Immigration, family law, employment law representation for victims of crime


    Tahirih Justice Center

    • 881 Sneath Lane, Suite 115, San Bruno, CA 94066 | (650) 270-2100

    • Immigration legal support for survivors of gender-based violence, including U visa, human trafficking, asylum, VAWA, forced marriage, and SIJS cases; social services and case management services


     

    Click here to download a flyer listing local agencies that provide free to low-cost immigration legal services. 

    The agencies listed below provide free to low-cost legal services such as application renewal assistance. 

      

    Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment 
    (408) 341-6080 


    Asian Law Alliance 
    (408) 287-9710 


    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County 
    (408) 613-7583 


    Center for Employment Training (CET) 
    (408) 534-5451 


    Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center 
    (408) 288-7030 


    PARS Equality Center 
    (408) 261-6405 


    Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) 
    (408) 453-3003 


    Step Forward Foundation 
    (408) 915-8698 


     

    Click here to download a flyer listing local agencies that provide free to low-cost immigration legal services. 

    Contact one of the agencies below if you have specific questions about public charge. 

     

    Asian Law Alliance 
    991 W. Hedding Street, Suite 202, San Jose, CA 95126 | (408) 287-9710 
    Immigration legal services, deportation defense, housing, public benefits, domestic violence, civil rights 


    Bay Area Legal Aid 
    4 N. 2nd Street, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113 | Legal Advice Line (Intake): 1(800) 551-5554 | Health Consumer Center: 1 (855) 693-7285 
    Immigration legal services, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, public benefits, housing law, consumer law, healthcare access, and youth justice.


    Law Foundation of Silicon Valley 
    4 N. 2nd Street, Suite 1300, San Jose, CA 95113 | (408) 293-4790 | Legal Advocates for Children and Youth: (408) 280-2416 
    SIJS and other immigration services for youth, domestic violence, family law and guardianship for youth, special education, housing law, legal health services 


     

    Click here to download a flyer listing local agencies that provide free to low-cost immigration legal services. 

    The agencies below offer rental/food assistance along with additional basic needs services. Please contact the agency directly for availability and eligibility requirements.

     

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

    • Main Office: 2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95128 | (408) 975-2730

    • Story Road Office: 749 Story Road, Suite 50, San Jose, 95122 | (408) 975-2730


    Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment

    • 1897 Alum Rock Avenue, Suite 35, San Jose, CA 95116 | (408) 341-6080


    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

    • 2625 Zanker Road, Suite 201, San Jose, CA 95134 | (408) 468-0100


    Emergency Assistance Network

    • Contact the agency assigned to your zip code. Click this link to view the flyer. 


    Sacred Heart Community Service

    • 1381 South First St. San José, CA 95110 | (408) 278-2160


    St. Joseph's Family Center

    • 7950 Church Street Suite A, Gilroy, CA 95020 | (408) 842-­6662


    SOMOS Mayfair

    • Chavez Family Resource Center: 1990 Kammerer Avenue San Jose, CA, 95116 | (408) 928-7270

    • Painter Family Resource Center: 500 Rough & Ready Rd San Jose, CA, 95133 | (408) 928-7270


     

    Click here to download flyer listing local agencies who provide free to low-cost immigration legal services. 

    Eviction/Legal Help

    Asian Law Alliance

    • 991 W. Hedding Street #202, San Jose, CA 95126 | (408) 287-9710
    • Assists in preventing and combating illegal and discriminatory housing practices and holds weekly clinics to provide self-represented tenants in the eviction process with information and assistance on the forms.

    Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

    • 4 North Street, Suite 1300, San Jose, CA 95113 |(408) 280-2424
    • Provides free legal advice and representation on housing-related matters to low-income families and individuals in Santa Clara County. Including defending eviction lawsuits. 

    Project Sentinel 

    • 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050 | (888) 324-7468
    • Investigates complaints and advocates for those who have experienced housing discrimination, assists with tenant-landlord dispute resolution, and offers housing counseling programs. 

    Shelter Assistance

    Santa Clara County Shelter Hotline

    • (408) 385-2400

    • Screen calls to determine the most appropriate shelter for each individual. The hotline is available from 9 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. 

    San Jose Homeless Helpline 

    • (408) 510-7600

    • If you are homeless and seeking help, please contact the Homeless Helpline. 

    Waiting List Hotline 

    • (408) 926-8885
    • Hotline for families with children in need of shelter. Call between 10 am and 11 am Monday through Friday. Households must call this number daily at that time to remain on the waiting list. 

    Rental Assistance

    Homelessness Prevention Services Intake Line 

    • (408) 926-8885
    • Provides temporary financial assistance (e.g., rent, deposit, or utility payment) to low-income families or individuals struggling to maintain housing.  

    Emergency Assistance Network 

    • Contact the agency assigned to your zip code.
    • Offers one-time rent/mortgage payment and utility assistance, food distributions, housing search assistance, temporary shelter services, funeral cost assistance, and referrals to other services.

    Affordable Housing

    Section 8 | Santa Clara County Housing Authority

    • (888) 717-1180
    • Assists low-income families, including older adults and people with disabilities, to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

    Additional Resources

    Office of Supportive Housing | County of Santa Clara 

    • (408) 278-6400
    • Works with local cities and community partners to provide information on rental assistance and other support for tenants and landlords affected by COVID-19. 

    Rental Assistance

    • Emergency Assistance Network
      • Contact the agency assigned to your zip code.
      • Offers one-time rent/mortgage payment and utility assistance, food distributions, housing search assistance, temporary shelter services, funeral cost assistance, and referrals to other services. 

    Food Assistance

    • Food Connections
      1 (800) 984-3663
      Toll-free hotline for food assistance. Will connect you to local food distribution.
      Hotline Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

    Baby Essentials

    • First 5 of Santa Clara County
      1 (877) 464-0244
      Offers free essential supplies for families, including diapers, wipes, formula, and period products.
      Call to register.

    Health Insurance

    • Valley Connections
      1 (888) 334-1000, option 9
      Appointment line for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s primary care clinics. *Can assist those who are uninsured.
    • Primary Care Access Program
      1 (888) 363-3394
      Low-cost coverage program that provides primary health care services to low-income adults living in Santa Clara County.

    Mental Health Services


    Medication

    • Better Health Pharmacy
      (408) 794-0564
      Offers free prescription medications for all, including those who have insurance but cannot afford co-pays and those who do not have health insurance. *Must already have a valid prescription.

    Emergency Housing and Shelter

    • COVID-19 Housing Crisis Line
      (408) 278-6420
      Offers shelter and temporary housing resources due to COVID-19. Please call the Crisis Line to learn about available housing support options. *Crisis Line is open from 9 am - 6 pm weekly. If calling after hours, leave a message for a callback.

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