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UPDATED October 28, 2015

New York City Legal Assistance

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations in the borough where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple boroughs.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

Bronx

Bronx Legal Services
349 East 149th St., 10th floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 928-3700
Web: http://www.bronx.legalservicesnyc.org/index.jsp
Offers free civil legal advice and representation in the areas of Public Benefits, Family Law, Immigration, and Education Law. They serve the Bronx only.

BronxWorks - Burnside Avenue Office
2070 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: 718-731-3114
Fax: 718-901-1586
Web: http://www.bronxworks.org/immigration-services
They provide help with filing and processing Immigrant Visa Applications, assistance with renewing employment authorization cards, green cards, and temporary protected status, assistance with filing naturalization and citizenship applications, assistance with processing deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) applications, legal representation before U.S. citizenship and immigration Services and the immigration court, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes, civics classes, counseling on resources for housing, financial, and health needs. Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese dialects, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Garifuna, and Ibo. There are many other office locations in the Bronx, which you can find here: http://www.bronxworks.org/office-listings

Her Justice - Bronx office
Bronx Family Justice Center
198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (212) 695-3800
Fax: 212.695.9519
Web: http://www.herjustice.org/
Her Justice provides free legal help in family law, divorce and immigration to low-income women living in New York City. Most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, though this is not a requirement. Services may include: Legal information, advice and referrals; Brief services (for example, drafting petitions and answers); Attorney representation.

Legal Aid Society - Bronx Neighborhood Office
260 E. 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 991-4600
Phone: (718) 842-2867
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/thebronx/bronxneighborhoodoffice.aspx
The Legal Aid Society's Bronx Neighborhood Office provides assistance with civil cases including: divorce and related issues, custody, child and spousal support, domestic violence related immigration relief, guardianships and adoptions; Prevention of eviction, denial of access to public or government-subsidized housing or shelter, representation of tenant groups, illegal foreclosure and housing code violations; Public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Social Security disability and non-disability issues, foster care benefits, unemployment insurance benefits. Intake is done over the phone. They serve the Bronx.

Legal Services NYC - Bronx
349 East 149th St., 10th floor
(Courthouse Office: 1118 Grand Concourse, Suite 370)
Bronx, NY 10451
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (718) 928-3700
Phone: Courthouse Office: (718) 928-3700
Fax: (718) 402-7566
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=87&Itemid=128
Legal Services NYC - Bronx's areas of priority and special projects include: Housing; Government Benefits; Family Law (including domestic violence); Education Law; Consumer Law; Employment Law; Low Income Taxpayers Clinic; Immigration; Foreclosure Prevention (Bronx Foreclosure Center is located at 851 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10451)

New York City Family Justice Center - Bronx
198 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 508-1222
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/faq/fjc.shtml#q1
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf

Upsolve
349 East 149th Street, 10th Floor
Bronx , NY 10451
Phone: (718) 928-3700
Web: https://upsolve.org/
Upsolve is a legal aid clinic in New York City. It provides bankruptcy help to low-income clients. Upsolve serves residents in New York City.

Brooklyn

Catholic Migration Services - Brooklyn office
191 Joralemon Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 236-3000
Web: http://catholicmigration.org/
They provide legal assistance and representation in a wide range of affirmative applications for immigration relief: Naturalization/citizenship, Family reunification, Employment authorization, Political asylum, T (trafficking victim) visas, U (crime witness/victim) visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protection, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). There is a non-refundable $50 consultation fee related to affirmative filings. Fee waivers may be obtained upon providing proof of financial hardship. Immigration legal services are only available for clients residing in Brooklyn or Queens.Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Italian, Polish, Chinese Dialects

Her Justice - Brooklyn office
Brooklyn Family Justice Center
350 Jay Street, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (212) 695-3800
Fax: 212.695.9519
Web: http://www.herjustice.org/
Her Justice provides free legal help in family law, divorce and immigration to low-income women living in New York City. Most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, though this is not a requirement. Services may include: Legal information, advice and referrals; Brief services (for example, drafting petitions and answers); Attorney representation.

Kayama
1404 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 800-932-8589
Phone: (718) 692-1876
Fax: (718) 692-2774
Web: http://www.kayama.org
Email: info@kayama.org
Kayama is a not-for-profit organization for Jewish people that helps them obtain a "get," which is a Jewish religious divorce. (They do not help with civil, non-religious divorces.) There is no charge for their services. They help people in all states, all countries.

Legal Aid Society - Brooklyn Neighborhood Office
111 Livingston Street, 7th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 722-3100
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/brooklyn.aspx.aspx
The Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Neighborhood Office provides legal assistance and representation for residents of Brooklyn. They assist with a variety of cases including: Divorce and related issues, custody, child and spousal support, domestic violence related immigration relief, guardianships and adoptions; Prevention of eviction, denial of access to public or government-subsidized housing or shelter, representation of tenant groups, illegal foreclosure and housing code violations; Public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Social Security disability and non-disability issues, foster care benefits, unemployment insurance benefits. Additional office for people over age 60:(718) 645-3111, http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/brooklyn/brooklynofficefortheaging.aspx

Legal Services NYC - Brooklyn offices
South Brooklyn: 105 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Central Brooklyn: 1360 Fulton Street, Suite 301
Brooklyn, NY 11201 (South Bklyn office); 11216 (Central Bklyn office)
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: South Brooklyn: (718) 237-5500
Phone: Central Brooklyn: (718) 636-1155
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=132
Legal Services NYC - Brooklyn's areas of priority and special projects include: Areas of Priority and Special Projects Include: Housing law; Family law (including domestic violence); Government Benefits; HIV/AIDS; Consumer law; Employment law; Health law; Education law; Rights of People with Disabilities; Community Education & Empowerment; Taxpayer Assistance; Immigration law; Foreclosure Prevention; Child Care.

New York City Family Justice Center - Brooklyn
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 250-5111 - press 6
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/faq/fjc.shtml#q1
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Law Project
210 Joralemon, Suite 608
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.834.7430 x10
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/legal-services-21.html
Safe Horizon's Domestic Violence Law Project (DVLP) provides free representation to thousands of low-income and indigent victims of violence throughout NYC in orders of protection, custody, support, and divorce proceedings. DVLP attorneys also advocate for clients within the criminal justice system.

Safe Horizon Immigration Law Project
50 Court St., 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.943.8632
Phone: (For trafficking victims, call 718.943.8652 for the Anti-Trafficking Program)
Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/legal-services-21.html
Safe Horizon's Immigration Law Project (ILP) provides free and low-cost services throughout NYC to victims of crime, torture, and abuse in immigration proceedings. ILP has represented hundreds of victims of violence in Violence Against Women Act self-petitions and adjustment proceedings as well as gender-based asylum claims. Se habla español.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Brooklyn Family Justice Center
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-250-5111 (Family Justice Center)
Phone: 212-349-6000 (main office for Sanctuary for Families)
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services (including family law, matrimonial law, and immigration law and more), shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish.

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Corporation B
105 Court Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 237-5500
Phone: (718) 237-5563
Web: http://www.sbls.org/
South Brooklyn Legal Services provides legal assistance to domestic violence victims and low-income residents of Brooklyn. They provide assistance with cases such as orders of protection, custody and visitation, child and spousal support, divorce, immigration issues related to domestic violence, economic and housing issues related to domestic violence, ACS, Foster Care and termination of parental rights.

New York

LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 459-4873 (Legal Helpline)
Web: http://le-gal.org/helpline
Email: referral@le-gal.org
LeGaL sponsors a lawyer referral service directing clients to private attorneys in NYC who are sensitive to LGBT issues. They also offer several pro bono legal clinics devoted to serving the LGBTQ community.

Catholic Charities Community Services (Manhattan offices)
1011 First Ave, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Hotline: Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900; with brief immigration questions, call the NY State New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636 1-800-566-7636
Phone: (646) 794-2035
Fax: 212-826-8795
Web: http://catholiccharitiesny.org/what-we-do/welcoming-integrating-immigrants-refugees?servicegroup=674
Catholic Charities Community Services provides legal consultations, representation, and assistance to documented and undocumented newcomers regarding most immigration matters, including citizenship applications, family petitions, cases involving domestic violence, and cases that are in immigration court. Services are provided in English, Spanish, French, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Japanese, and Arabic. Clients are charged nominal fees. Generally, our consultation fee is $50 ($85.00 for consultations with an attorney.) Fees for other services vary. Fees may be reduced or waived according to need. Note: There are additional office locations in Manhattan at Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Community Center, 34 W 134th St. New York, NY 10037 and Cardinal Spellman, 137 E 2nd St. New York, NY 10009

City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline
City Bar Justice Center
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Hotline: (212) 626-7383
Phone: 212.382.6600
Fax: 212.221.5318
Web: http://www2.nycbar.org/citybarjusticecenter/legal-hotline
The City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline offers legal information, advice and referrals to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford a private attorney or do not have access to legal representation. The Hotline assists on a range of civil legal issues, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits. The service is bilingual, in English and Spanish, and can handle calls in any language through interpreting services. To apply for help online, go to https://cbjcoi.legalserver.org/modules/matter/extern_intake.php?pid=125&h=84ee0d

CONNECT NYC Legal Advocacy Helpline
P.O. Box 20217
Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001-0006
Hotline: 212.683.0605
Phone: 212.683.0015 (main office number)
Web: http://www.connectnyc.org/program/legal-advocacy-helpline
The Legal Advocacy Helpline provides domestic violence survivors with immediate access to legal information and advocacy. Advocates provide callers with basic and in-depth information and advocacy concerning the police, district attorney, criminal and family court, probation and parole, and social services such as shelter, housing, public assistance, and immigration. The office is open Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 5pm. They serve New York City.

Day One
P.O. Box 1507
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013
Hotline: 800-214-4150
Phone: 212-566-8120
Phone: text line: 646.535.DAY1 (3291)
Fax: 212-566-8121
Web: http://www.dayoneny.org
Email: info@dayoneny.org or attorney@dayoneny.org
Day One provides provides free and confidential counseling, case management as well as legal advice, information and direct representation to young people aged 24 and under related to dating abuse. They provide additional services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender non-conforming, queer and questioning youth who are struggling with intimate partner abuse. Their legal programs include assistance obtaining orders of protection, full representation at Family Court hearings for orders of protection, paternity, custody, visitation and child support, filing for domestic violence-based immigration relief such as VAWA petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers and U Visas, advocacy and support navigating the criminal justice system with the goal of obtaining a order of protection, assistance in obtaining a school safety transfer, advocacy and representation in administrative proceedings for public assistance, housing and other benefits and assistance with emancipation for young adults in need of public benefits and/or shelter due to intimate partner abuse. They also offer non-legal programs such as group counseling. They serve New York City. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
333 7th Ave
16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Hotline: Immigration Helpline: 1-800-HIAS-714
Phone: 212-967-4100
Fax: 212-967-4442
Web: http://www.hias.org/
HIAS is dedicated to ensuring that refugees know their rights, have access to legal aid, and that their host countries recognize their right to security. This includes preserving family unity in refuge, as well as the right to work, to medical attention, and for children to attend school – all the things that help them maintain their human dignity. They help refugees apply to countries around the world for resettlement. However, due to the small number of available slots, resettlement is typically approved only for the most vulnerable: women who are heads of households from cultures where men traditionally serve as protectors, orphaned or separated children, persecuted LGBT people, or survivors of torture. Additionally, we provide free legal representation for artists, scientists, scholars, and other professionals and their families who have been persecuted in their native country and who seek asylum in the United States through our Prins Program. Languages spoken: English, Russian, Spanish.

Her Justice (Manhattan locations)
Headquarters: 100 Broadway, 10th Floor
(Also located at Manhattan Family Justice Center, 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor)
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 695-3800
Fax: 212.695.9519
Web: http://www.herjustice.org/
Her Justice provides free legal help in family law, divorce and immigration to low-income women living in New York City. Most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, though this is not a requirement. Services may include: Legal information, advice and referrals; Brief services (for example, drafting petitions and answers); Attorney representation.

Immigration Defense Project
28 W. 39th St.
Suite 501
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-725-6422
Web: http://www.immigrantdefenseproject.org/
Email: info@immigrantdefenseproject.org
The Immigrant Defense Project promotes fundamental fairness for immigrants accused or convicted of crimes by working to transform unjust deportation laws and policies and educating and advising immigrants, their criminal defenders, and other advocates. IDP provides the only free criminal immigration hotline in the country. They offer criminal immigration analyses to criminal defenders, immigration advocates, and immigrants and their loved ones. They also provide information for immigrants related to criminal convictions on their website here: http://immigrantdefenseproject.org/resources/legal-resources They serve all boroughs.

Legal Aid Society (Manhattan offices)
Harlem Community Office: 230 East 106th Street, NY, NY 10029
Lower Manhattan Neighborhood Office: 199 Water Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10038
New York, NY
Phone: Harlem Community Office: (212) 426-3000
Phone: Lower Manhattan Community Office: (212) 577-3300
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/manhattan.aspx
Legal Aid Society provides assistance with civil cases including: Divorce and related issues, custody, child and spousal support, domestic violence related immigration relief, guardianships and adoptions; Prevention of eviction, denial of access to public or government-subsidized housing or shelter, representation of tenant groups, illegal foreclosure and housing code violations; Public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Social Security disability and non-disability issues, foster care benefits, unemployment insurance benefits. Intake is done over the phone. They serve Manhattan. For more information about the Harlem Community Office services, go to http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/manhattan/harlemcommunitylawoffices.aspx For more information about the Lower Manhattan Office services, go to: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/manhattan/lowermanhattanneighborhoodoffice.aspx

Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit
40 Worth Street, Suite 606
New York, NY 10013
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (646) 442-3600
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/
Legal Services NYC has various offices. This office, the Legal Support Unit, has the following Practice Areas and Projects for low-income NYC residents: the New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project (NYC BAP) provides free bankruptcy assistance; the Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) helps disabled children and adults get Social Security disability benefits and move off welfare; the education unit advocates for/represents special education students; Family law: representation to victims of domestic violence in obtaining divorces, orders of protection, custody, child support, and child neglect and abuse; the Foreclosure Prevention Project provides legal advice and representation to homeowners; Government benefits: provides legal advice, representation and training in matters relating to Public Assistance, Food Stamp and Medicaid benefits; help for HIV-positive individuals with issues related to housing, public benefits and more; Housing: representing tenants faced with eviction; Immigration issues such as Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U visas (for crime victims) and more. See http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=418&Itemid=158 for more information.

Manhattan Legal Services
(Upper Manhattan) 1 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor
(Lower Manhattan) 40 Worth Street, Suite 606
New York, NY (Upper Manhattan office) 10027; (Lower Manhattan office) 10013
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (646) 442-3100 (for both offices)
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=93&Itemid=134
Manhattan Legal Services represents and advises low-income residents of Manhattan who need help with civil legal problems in the areas of housing law, government benefits, Supplemental Security Income/Social Security, unemployment, family law (including domestic violence), employment law, immigration law, consumer and education law. In addition to these core civil legal services, Manhattan Legal Services’ special projects include the East Side SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Law Project, the Disability Advocacy Project, a general litigation HIV Unit, and a nationally recognized Domestic Violence Unit.

New York City Family Justice Center - Manhattan
80 Centre St.
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 602-2800
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/faq/fjc.shtml#q1
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 613-5000 (go to http://nylag.org/get-help to see the phone intake schedule)
Web: http://www.nylag.org
NYLAG helps victims of domestic violence in NYC with holistic representation in cases of divorce, custody, adoption, visitation, and spousal and child support. NYLAG also provides help on general civil legal issues including consumer credit, elder law, employment law, foreclosure prevention, housing, and public benefits cases, including disability, food stamps, home care, Medicaid/Medicare. NYLAG helps immigrants with citizenship, legal residency, work authorizations, visas, removal defense, public benefits and community outreach. There are additional legal services provided in additional areas of law. To see all of the services provided, go to http://nylag.org/units

New York Legal Assistance Group – Project Eden
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor
New York , NY 10004
Phone: 212-613-5000
Web: http://nylag.org/units/matrimonial-and-family-law/projects/project-eden
Email: info@nylag.org
NYLAG’s Project Eden works with the Orthodox Jewish community to raise awareness of domestic violence and make resources available to victims. Project Eden helps Orthodox Jewish women who are victims of domestic violence. Services include legal representation on divorces, child/spousal support, and orders of protection etc. They also provide information on safety planning.

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
5030 Broadway, Suite 650
New York, NY 10034
Phone: 212-781-0355
Fax: 212-781-0943
Web: http://www.nmcir.org
They provide family-based immigration services including one-on-one legal consultations and application assistance on issues such as: adjustment of legal status, filing for citizenship and naturalization and family-based petitions. Provides services in English and Spanish.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Manhattan Family Justice Center office
80 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 349-6009 (main office number)
Phone: (212) 602-2800 (Family Justice Center)
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services (including family law, matrimonial law, and immigration law and more), shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Manhattan office
PO Box 1406
Wall Street Station
New York, NY 10268
Phone: (212) 349-6009
Fax: (212) 349-6810
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services (including family law, matrimonial law, and immigration law and more), shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish. This office is in a confidential location.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
147 W. 24th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.337.8550
Fax: 212.337.1972
Web: http://srlp.org/
Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides direct representation for low-income transgender people and transgender people of color in three main areas. Survival & Self Determination Project: Name Changes, Assistance Obtaining and Updating ID Documents, Health Care Advocacy, Criminal History/Fingerprinting; Immigrant Rights Project: Name Changes, Assistance Updating Immigration Documents, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, Removal Defense, Asylum; and a Prisoner Rights Project. They serve the five boroughs of New York City. They provide services in English and in Spanish.

The Door
555 Broome Street (between Varick and Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue))
(Mailing Address: 121 Avenue of the Americas)
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-941-9090
Web: http://www.door.org/
Email: info@door.org
Provides services to NYC youth, aged 12 to 21. They help to provide legal services to the following people: recent immigrants, undocumented immigrants (living in the United States without the proper paperwork), those currently in deportation proceedings; people in foster care; pregnant or caring for a child; homeless and/or living without your parents, or people having issues with their landlord; in need of public benefits, such as Section 8 housing, food stamps, Medicaid or welfare, Social Security, etc. They also help people in need of help with family law issues such as paternity, child support, domestic violence, child custody and visitation rights; people being victimized or stalked; those in need of proper forms of personal identification, such as a birth certificate, passport, non-driver’s license, etc. To see a list of other (non-legal) services provided, see here: http://www.door.org/programs-services

The New Start Project, Inc.
33 West 19th Street, #324
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (646) 619-1272
Fax: (646) 619-1273
Web: http://www.newstartproject.com/index.html
The New Start Project prepares paperwork for Uncontested Divorces as well as Separation Agreements for residents of the 5 boroughs of NYC and parts of Long Island and Westchester as well. They also assist with the preparation of limited Contested Divorce Paperwork such as Notice of Appearances and Answers. They do not provide representation. Their fees are based on a sliding scale ranging from $100 to $500 for the entire service from start to finish. No client will be turned away for inability to pay.

Urban Justice Center - Domestic Violence Project
40 Rector Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Hotline: 718-875-5062
Phone: 646-602-5600
Web: http://www.urbanjustice.org/
Provides legal and social services for victims of domestic violence. Services include representation and legal advocacy, including for immigration cases for DV victims in all 5 boroughs on U-Visa, VAWA and SIJS matters; crisis counseling; and empowerment groups. The Urban Justice Center also has 9 other projects, which you can read about here: http://www.urbanjustice.org/node/497

Queens

Catholic Migration Services - Queens office
47-01 Queens Boulevard
Suite 201
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Phone: (347) 472-3500
Web: http://catholicmigration.org/
They provide legal assistance and representation in a wide range of affirmative applications for immigration relief: Naturalization/citizenship, Family reunification, Employment authorization, Political asylum, T (trafficking victim) visas, U (crime witness/victim) visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protection, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). There is a non-refundable $50 consultation fee related to affirmative filings. Fee waivers may be obtained upon providing proof of financial hardship. Immigration legal services are only available for clients residing in Brooklyn or Queens.Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Italian, Polish, Chinese Dialects

Her Justice - Queens office
Queens Family Justice Center
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: (212) 695-3800
Fax: 212.695.9519
Web: http://www.herjustice.org/
Her Justice provides free legal help in family law, divorce and immigration to low-income women living in New York City. Most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, though this is not a requirement. Services may include: Legal information, advice and referrals; Brief services (for example, drafting petitions and answers); Attorney representation.

Legal Aid Society - Queens Neighborhood Office
120-46 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: (718) 286-2450
Phone: (718) 263-4234
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/queens.aspx
Legal Aid Society's Queens Neighborhood Office provides general civil legal services in the areas of housing, benefits and family law (including domestic violence). The office also operates the Predatory Lending Project and a special legal outreach project at the Peninsula Hospital in the Rockaways to which clients seeking help may be referred.

New York City Family Justice Center - Queens
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: (718) 575-4500
Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/html/faq/fjc.shtml#q1
The FJCs provide many criminal justice, civil legal, and social services in one location to victims/survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and elder abuse. Services include safety planning and risk assessment, counseling for victims and their children, civil legal assistance on immigration and family court matters, meeting with a prosecutor, accessing shelter, applying for housing and financial assistance, filing police reports, language interpretation, and a wide-range of self-sufficiency services including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, financial literacy and counseling, computer skills classes, and many other services. Each FJC has a Children’s Room where children ages 3 and up can play in a safe and supervised space while their parents receive services. Appointments are not needed - you may just walk in to the FJC Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To see a list of agencies that are housed at the FJC, see here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ocdv/downloads/pdf/NYCFJC_List_Services.pdf

Queens Legal Services
89-00 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11435
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (347) 592-2200
Fax: (718) 526-5051
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=94&Itemid=135
Queens Legal Services provides free legal counseling, representation and referrals in civil matters to eligible low-income individuals and families in Queens. Areas of Priority and Special Projects Include: Citizenship; Consumer law; Education law; Family law/Domestic Violence; Food Stamps; Foreclosure Prevention; HIV/AIDS; Housing law; Public Assistance; SSI/Social Security; Tax law; Unemployment Insurance.

Sanctuary For Families, Inc. - Queens Family Justice Center
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1225
Phone: 718-575-4500 (Family Justice Center)
Phone: 212-349-6000 (main office for Sanctuary for Families)
Web: http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. These services are provided in four boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the services that are offered are clinical services, legal services, shelter services and children’s programs, etc. Services are also provided in Spanish.

Staten Island

Catholic Charities Community Services
120 Anderson Ave
Staten Island, NY 10302
Hotline: Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900; with brief immigration questions, call the NY State New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636 1-800-566-7636
Web: http://catholiccharitiesny.org/what-we-do/welcoming-integrating-immigrants-refugees?servicegroup=674
Catholic Charities Community Services provides legal consultations, representation, and assistance to documented and undocumented newcomers regarding most immigration matters, including citizenship applications, family petitions, cases involving domestic violence, and cases that are in immigration court. Services are provided in English, Spanish, French, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Japanese, and Arabic. Clients are charged nominal fees. Generally, our consultation fee is $50 ($85.00 for consultations with an attorney.) Fees for other services vary. Fees may be reduced or waived according to need.

Legal Aid Society - Staten Island Neighborhood Office
60 Bay Street, 3rd floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (347) 422-5333
Phone: (718) 273-6677
Web: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations/statenisland.aspx
Provides general legal services in the areas of housing, benefits and family law, including domestic violence to low-income Staten Island residents.

Staten Island Legal Services
36 Richmond Terrace, Ste. 205
Staten Island, NY 10301
Hotline: Citywide Legal Assistance Hotline: 917-661-4500
Phone: (718) 233-6480
Fax: (718) 448-2264
Web: http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=95&Itemid=136
Staten Island Legal Services provides free legal advice and representation to eligible individuals and groups on Staten Island in the following areas: Family Law; Domestic Violence; Foreclosure Prevention; Immigration; Financial Counseling; Special Projects.

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