Resources for LEP Victims & Immigrant Victims
Immigrant Service Provider Resources
Immigrant Women Victims of Violence
- Brigham and Women's Hospital - African Women's Health Center
- Center for Gender and Refugee Studies UC Hastings
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 USA
Provides free technical assistance, training, and resources to the attorneys and NGOs who represent women asylum seekers who are fleeing gender-based harm. It tracks and monitors decisions in these cases, and uses this information to assist attorneys, as well as to track trends and inform advocacy. Use form on Web site to request assistance.
- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer's Guild
Noncitizen Survivors of Domestic Violence
14 Beacon Street, Suite 602
Boston, MA 02108
Provides legal support and technical assistance to attorneys and advocates helping undocumented survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
- Manavi, Gender Asylum Project
PO Box 3103
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Helps South Asian women who are victims of domestic violence and other forms of violence and provides technical assistance to organizations and advocates. Helpline provides legal referrals to South Asian women who are victims of violence, especially immigrant women. Twice-monthly free legal workshops in New Jersey covers family law and VAWA immigration issues. Also offers safehouse/shelter to South Asian battered women.
- Tahirih Justice Center
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 220
Falls Church, VA 22041
Direct legal assistance, public policy advocacy, education and outreach for immigrant women and girls who are victims of gender-based violence. Tahirih provides free legal representation in-house and, in an effort to maximize the number of women served, refers additional cases to law firms that have agreed to provide pro bono legal services to Tahirih's clients. Through direct litigation and public policy advocacy, it encourages the development of laws to protect women and girls fleeing abuses such as female genital mutilation, honor crimes, forced prostitution, rape and incest, trafficking, gender-apartheid, and forced sterilization. Also runs campaign to stop exploitation by international "marriage brokers."
Women Refugees Project (Harvard University and Greater Boston Legal Services)
Phone: 617-371-1234 or 800-323-3205 (toll free)
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
Legal advocacy on behalf of women immigrants and refugees. Handles gender asylum and works on issues of female genital mutilation.
515 28th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free technical assistance to advocates and attorneys who work with battered immigrant women. Web site has clearinghouse of resources, mostly geared towards attorneys. Email form on Web site to request technical assistance.
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
The overall mission of the AWHC is to holistically improve the health of refugee women who have undergone female genital cutting. It provides culturally sensitive reproductive health care, as well as access, understanding and community to refugee women who have long-term complications from this tradition and who seek access to improved reproductive health care.
General Legal Help
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Attorney Referral Service: 1-800-954-0254
918 F St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
Call, email or use search on engine on their Web site for a referral to an immigration lawyer.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
415-255-9499 x 736 seminars
415-255-9499 x 782 publications
1663 Mission Street, Suite 602
San Francisco, CA 94103
Training and technical assistance to attorneys, materials and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. Trains lawyers and paralegals on ever-changing and complex immigration law. Attorney of the Day program provides technical assistance for a fee to advocates who need assistance with immigration law issues.
PO Box 20646
Columbus Circle Station
New York, NY 10023
Works for the protection and promotion f the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103
Works on education, public policy immigrant women, health care, economic Independence, custody and international issues for domestic violence victims. Does not provide legal referrals or advice.
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
310-8th St., Ste. 303
Oakland, CA 947607
Policy and advocacy to advance immigrant rights and obtain justice for immigrants and refugees.