Volunteer Guide

Catholic Charities of Washington, D.C. (Silver Spring Office)

  • Location:
    12247 Georgia Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Phone:
    (301) 942-1790
  • Fax:
    (301) 949-1371
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Immigration Legal Services (ILS) of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington provides direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families.

Counties served: Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince Georges

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, 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), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR)
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: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Can serve clients throughout the state of Maryland and Washington, DC. Contact via Drop-in clinics preferred. Drop-in intake held on Thursdays at 8:00am. Intake closed the last Thursday of the month.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 3
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 3

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, Vera Network