National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Central American Resource Center (San Fernando Valley Office)

  • Location:
    16501 Sherman Way
    Suite 220
    Van Nuys, CA 91406
  • Phone:
    (213) 385-7800 Ext.122
  • Fax:
    (213) 385-1094
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) empowers Central Americans by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice, and promoting cultural diversity. The CARECEN Legal Department offers a wide range of immigration legal services. Most services are provided after legal consultation. 

Counties served: Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Legal Consultations are provided by appointment only. Space is limited, first-come first served. CARECEN also provides legal consultations/services, by appointment, at our office and at various family resource centers and libraries in the city of Los Angeles.


Volunteer Coordinator
Adrian Estrada
213-385-7800 Ext.239
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