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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We were proud to join with 135 other orgs in 20 states to urge @FHFA to update its strategic plan to stop policies and investments that are leading to displacement in our communities:

Call to action via @clsepa: anti-eviction rally today 3-4pm at 865 Sweeney St, Redwood City. Support two families facing eviction ahead of holidays.

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Congratulations to our senior Immigrant's Rights attorney Araceli Martinez-Olguin for being honored last evening at UC Hastings with a Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Impact (2016 totals)

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