Bay Area Legal Aid (Oakland Office)
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.
||Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara
|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
||Referrals to other services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
||Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||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.