Resources for LEP Victims & Immigrant Victims

Immigrant Service Provider Resources

Immigrant Women Victims of Violence

  1. Asista

    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.

  3. Brigham and Women's Hospital - African Women's Health Center

    Phone: 617-732-4740
    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.

  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Manavi, Gender Asylum Project
    Helpline: 732-435-1414
    732-435-1411 fax
    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.
  8. Tahirih Justice Center
    Phone: 703-575-0070
    6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 220
    Falls Church, VA 22041
    Fax: 703-575-0069
    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."
  9. 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.

General Legal Help

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Public Policy

  1. Equality Now
    PO Box 20646
    Columbus Circle Station
    New York, NY 10023
    Fax: 212-586-1611
    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.
  2. Family Violence Prevention Fund
    383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Tel: 415-252-8900
    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.
  3. 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.

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