Our goal is to help community members overcome barriers to economic opportunities. We help:
  • Low-wage workers with wage theft or discrimination
  • Re-entering adults and juveniles to clear their records
  • Small business owners
  • Victims of fraud and identity theft
We also advocate for policies that help low-income communities including laws that protect people from predatory payday and car title lending.
Our goal is to improve the lives of low-income tenants. 
We help tenants:
  • Facing evictions or rent increases
  • Living in unhealthy or unsafe homes
  • Experiencing discrimination or harassment by landlords
We also advocate for greater tenant protections and more affordable housing in San Mateo County.
Our goal is to help  immigrants access freedom from fear and to expand their educational and career opportunities. We help:
  • Immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes (VAWA and U visas),
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Immigrant youth and young adults (DACA)
  • Abused, abandoned and neglected child immigrants (SIJS)
  • Immigrants facing deportation in court
We offer presentations to help immigrant communities understand their legal rights, and we advocate for local and national policies that benefit immigrants.

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This Saturday there will be a Community Resource Fair in East Palo Alto from 3 to 6 pm. Please stop by & visit us!

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Join us and our partners at Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), Faith In Action Bay Area, Catholic Charities, and St Francis Of Assisi East Palo Alto for a Community Resource Fair this Sunday, July 23 from 3 pm to 6 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto.

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Junta con nosotros y nuestros compañeros SIREN, Faith in Action, Catholic Charities, y la iglesia St. Francis of Assisi por una Feria de Recursos Comunitarios este domigo, 23 de julio de 3 pm a 6 pm en la iglesia St. Franciss of Assisi, 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto.

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Our Impact (2015 totals)

More Than
Hours of Legal Services
A Market Value of
to Local Community Members