COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDEBOOK


IMMIGRATION


The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others.
— Julian Bond

IMMIGRATION SUPPORT SERVICES

San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN)
SFILEN is made up of 13 organizations that represent immigrants from African and Afro-Caribbean, Arab, Asian, and Latino communities, providing free immigrant legal assistance and community education to low-income immigrants in San Francisco. Collectively the Network provides services in over 20 languages and dialects.
Address: 938 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Telephone: (415) 282-6209  (call to make an appointment)/ info@sfimmigrantnetwork.org:
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese

CARECEN
Supports low income Latino families and provides low-cost and pro bono immigration legal services, helps youth to develop skills and resources that lead to safe and healthy lifestyles, provide tattoo removal, connect low-income, immigrant and recently arrived youth and families to services, and with Health Promoters provide peer-to-peer and hands-on learning for families.
Address: 3101 Mission St Suite #101, San Francisco CA 94110
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Telephone: (415) 642-4400
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Educates and assist attorneys and legal advocates in their work to help immigrants. The ILRC’s offers Attorney of the Day consultation service and technical assistance to attorneys, nonprofit staff, criminal defenders, and others assisting immigrant clients. They offer case-specific consultations on immigration law and practice.
Address: 1663 Mission St Suite 602, San Francisco CA 94103
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Telephone: (415) 255-9499
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Immigration Center For Women and Children
Provides affordable immigration services to underrepresented immigrants in California. ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes.
Address: 3543 18th St, San Francisco CA 94110
Hours: Call for Office Hours
Telephone: (415) 861-1449 (call for appointment)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

The Bar Association of San Francisco  
The Lawyer Referral and Information Service can help you find a qualified, experienced immigration attorney in San Francisco or Marin County.
Address: 301 Battery St, San Francisco CA 94111
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Telephone: (415) 982-1616
Languages Spoken: English

Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs
Address: 50 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco CA 94102
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Telephone: (415) 581-2360
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog

Rapid Response Network 24 Hour Hotline
The Rapid Response Network is made up of 21 community based organizations that provided legal and education services to the immigrant community.  Their goal is to provide quick response in the event of any immigration enforcement activity.  They have 24 hour hotline, do raid verification, and provide legal representation to community members who are victims of these immigration enforcement activities.
Telephone: (415) 200-1548
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese

La Raza Centro Legal
Provide assistance to low-income, immigrant and Spanish-speaking residents of San Francisco and San Mateo counties who are seeking naturalization and legal status or who are victims of workplace or home raids.
Address: 474 Valencia St. #295, San Francisco CA 94103
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Telephone: (415) 575-3500
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Immigration Court Hotline
When you call this number, you will be asked to enter your A number. The A number is the eight or nine digit number following the letter “A” that should be on all written communications received from USCIS.
Telephone: (800) 898-7180
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

San Francisco Immigration Court
Address: 100 Montgomery St Ste 800, San Francisco CA 94104
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Telephone: (415) 705-4415
Languages Spoken: English

ICE Online Detainee Locator
Website Address: https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration & Naturalization Service
Address: 444 Washington St, San Francisco CA 94111
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Telephone: (800) 375-5283; TTY (800) 767-1833
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Soomaaliga, Vietnamese, Chinese

USCIS Application Support Center
This support center offers immigration and U.S citizenship services.
Address: 250 Broadway St, San Francisco CA 94111
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Telephone: (800) 375-5283
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

As a permanent resident, you have most of the rights of U.S. citizens. However, there are many important reasons to consider U.S. citizenship. Citizenship offers new rights and privileges, but comes with equally important responsibilities. Citizenship classes help prepare participants for the application process, and civics classes to learn the rights and duties of citizens. They will learn about American history, government structure, election structure, and geographic areas.

International Institute of the Bay Area (free)
Address: 1111 Market St (4th flr.), San Francisco CA 94103
Hours: Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Telephone: (415) 538-8100 Ext. 206
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese

La Raza Community Resource Center (free)
Address: 474 Valencia St, San Francisco CA 94103
Hours: Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Telephone: (415) 863-0764
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Centro Latino de San Francisco (CLSF)
Address: 1656 15th St, San Francisco CA 94103
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Telephone:
Front Desk: (415) 861-8168
ESL/Citizenship Program: (415) 861-8761
Supportive Services: (415) 861-8758
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Self Help for the Elderly (free)
Address: 601 Jackson St, San Francisco CA 94133
Hours: Monday / Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Mandarin); Monday / Tuesday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Cantonese); Monday: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM & Wednesday / Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Cantonese)
Telephone: (415) 677-7600
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (free drop-in classes)
Address: 2150 Post St, San Francisco CA 94115
Hours: Monday / Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Telephone: (415) 449-1200
Languages Spoken: English, Russian

 

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