Maryland Resources for Refugees, Asylees, Asylum-seekers and Immigrants

 

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Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)

 

 

The Access Partnership (TAP)www.hopkinsmedicine.org See directory of affiliated locations and phone numbers on website. Provides access to primary and specialty care for uninsured and underinsured residents of the East Baltimore community surrounding The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC) with demonstrated financial need. Service area: East Baltimore.

 

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Adelante Familia (House of Ruth)www.hruth.org Tel: (410) 732-2176, Línea en Español: (410) 889-7884, oprima 8. 24-hour Hotline: (410) 889-RUTH (7884). Provides comprehensive services, including case management, individual and group counseling, and education for Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence and their children. Also provides prevention, intervention, legal aid and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence. The agency operates a shelter for women and children in immediate danger. Abuser intervention services are provided for Spanish-speaking perpetrators. (Also see House of Ruth listing below). Service area: Baltimore and surrounding area.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)www.apalrc.org Tel: (202) 706-7150. Provides legal assistance on a range of legal issues, including abuse prevention, family, immigration, employment, housing, disability and public assistance, to low-income Asian Americans who have limited English proficiency. Service area: Metropolitan D.C. region, including Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland.

 

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ASHA for Womenwww.ashaforwomen.org Domestic Violence Toll-free Helpline: (888) 417-2741, Seniors Toll-free Helpline: (833) 999-9080. Provides community-based support to South Asian women and their children who have faced domestic violence. Assists individuals of any age, any relationship status (single, married, or divorced) or immigration status. ASHA serves women and children living in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, with origins in the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Service area: Washington, D.C. and surrounding area.

 

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AsylumWorks (formerly the Asylum Seeker Assistance Project /ASAP)www.asylumprojectdc.org Tel: (202) 588-5452. Founded in 2016, ASAP serves asylum seekers living in the D.C. metro area by providing assistance in three main areas: employment (through training opportunities, resumé building, and job coaching); social services and promotion of health and wellbeing (through access to food, clothing, mental health referrals, computer literacy classes, ESL classes) and community building. Service area: D.C. metropolitan region.

 

Youth ServicesEducational & Tutoring Opportunities

Baltimore City Community College’s (BCCC) Refugee Assistance Program (RAP)www.bccc.edu Tel: (410) 986-3201. RAP provides free English language training for people 16 years old or over who have refugee or political asylum status. Service areas: Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

 

Baltimore City Health Departmenthealth.baltimorecity.gov/programs/health-clinics-services  Tel: (410) 396-0176 (for a complete list of clinic-site telephone numbers, see website). Offers multilingual clinics including a dental clinic, an STD clinic and a family planning clinic, among others. See website for specific eligibility and payment details for each clinic: some clinic services are offered free of charge, others are offered on a sliding scale with insurance accepted including Medicaid, others still are eligible only to Baltimore City residents.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights, Community Relations Commission - civilrights.baltimorecity.gov Tel: (410) 396-3141. The Baltimore City Community Relations Commission (CRC) is a City Agency that investigates claims of discrimination and assists people who have been discriminated against by enforcing the laws that protect them. The Baltimore Community Relations Commission combats unlawful discrimination in employment, public accommodation, housing, education, and health and welfare services. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or marital status is illegal in the City of Baltimore. To file a complaint online: civilrights.baltimorecity.gov Eligibility: the experience of discrimination in Baltimore City.

 

Baltimore Medical System – www.bmsi.org Telephone numbers available on website for six site locations, including the Highlandtown Community Health Center. Provides refugee health and mental health screens upon arrival in Baltimore, primary care and behavioral health with culturally competent providers and trained on-site interpreters. On-site languages include Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, French, Tigrinya, Amharic, Hindi, English, Swahili and sign language. Language line is available for other languages. Service area: Baltimore metropolitan area.

 

Youth ServicesEducational & Tutoring Opportunities

BCCC’s Refugee Youth Project – www.bccc.edu Tel: (410) 558-3194. A program of Baltimore City Community College, providing after-school programming and individual mentoring for refugee youth K-12. The RYP offers academic and language skills support as well as enriching creative arts and extracurricular activities. Service area: Baltimore metropolitan area.

 

Care-A-Vanwww.hopkinsmedicine.org Tel: (443) 676-2825. See website for weekly site locations and times as well as information on what to bring to an appointment. A mobile health clinic offering primary medical care, immunizations, acute care, physicals and education on various health-related topics. Free testing for syphilis and HIV also is offered, as well as referrals for Women, Infants and Children. Pregnancy testing and referrals for prenatal care also are available. Services are targeted to uninsured children and pregnant women who do not have a regular source of medical care. All services on the van are free of charge. Service area: Baltimore metropolitan area.

 

Educational & Tutoring Opportunities

Caroline Center for Employment and Trainingwww.caroline-center.org Tel: (410) 563-1303. Offers employment training programs to unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore who have a GED, diploma or are ready to earn a GED. Service area: Baltimore City and County.

 

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CASA de Marylandwww.casademaryland.org Tel: (301) 431-4185. Provides direct services in employment placement, workforce development and training, financial literacy, adult ESOL and Spanish literacy instruction, citizenship and legal services, health education, and human services navigation to low-income Latino and immigrant women, workers, and tenants in Maryland. Service area: Maryland.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)Youth Services

Catholic Charitieswww.catholiccharities-md.org Tel: (667) 600-2000. Offers various social services, including casework, employment training, housing assistance, health and behavioral health care for families, children, and adults throughout Maryland. (Also see listings for Esperanza Center and Spanish Catholic Center below.) Service areas: Baltimore City and Allegany, Cecil, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Prince George's, Washington, and Garrett Counties.

 

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Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Serviceswww.catholiccharitiesdc.org/ils  Tel: (202) 772-4356 (see website for office hours, phone numbers, and locations in D.C., Silver Spring and Gaithersburg). Immigration Legal Services (ILS) focuses on the provision of direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families, ranging from consultations to full representation. ILS has represented individuals from more than 135 countries around the world needing legal assistance with an immigration matter. ILS also focuses on training lawyers to provide pro bono services and educating community groups on the latest immigration issues. Service areas: Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County.

 

Catholic Charities Medical Clinicswww.catholiccharitiesdc.org/medicalclinics At two medical clinic locations in Washington, D.C. (Tel: (202) 939-2400) and Silver Spring (Tel: (301) 434-8985). Catholic Charities provides primary health care and specialized services for adults and children who are uninsured or under-insured, or have DC Alliance, Medstar or Amerihealth coverage. Specialized services include counseling, chronic care and diabetes support, and cancer prevention. Service areas: Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

 

CDC Vaccination Program for U.S.- Bound Refugeeswww.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth Tel: (800) 232-4636. Refugees (and, where possible, Visa 93 applicants) at participating sites are offered immunizations depending on age, vaccine history, and eligibility. Service area: Nationwide.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Center for Applied Legal Studies at Georgetown University Law Centerwww.law.georgetown.edu Tel: (202) 662-9565. The center accepts only asylum, withholding, and Convention Against Torture cases before the Arlington and Baltimore immigration courts (no affirmative cases). Representation provided by supervised student teams. Clients must be willing for their hearings to be scheduled in April/early May or November/early December. (Note: The Center is located near Union Station, not in Georgetown proper). Service areas: Washington D.C. and region, Maryland, and Virginia, for cases scheduled for hearing in Baltimore or Arlington courts.

 

Centro SOLwww.jhcentrosol.org Tel: (410) 550-1129. Offers a host of community resources including medical care (including cancer prevention, reproductive health and dental care) as well as mental health services for Latinx youth and adults. Also offers financial and immigration-related legal support as well as professional translation support. Service area: Baltimore.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Disability Rights Marylanddisabilityrightsmd.org Intake line: (410) 727-6352 (ext. 0). Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) may represent Maryland residents who have a disability and a legal issue within the scope of our Advocacy Services Plan, which includes issues ranging from Nursing Facilities, Assistive Technology, Civil Rights & Community Inclusion, Voting Rights, Medicaid, Advocacy for Social Security Beneficiaries and more. DRM represents children and adults of all ages with psychiatric disabilities, developmental disabilities, sensory disabilities, learning disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). DRM represents people with disabilities who live in institutions, live in the community and are homeless. Eligibility: Maryland residency.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)

Episcopal Refugee and Immigrant Center Alliance (ERICA)www.erica-baltimore.org Tel: (410) 467-3751. Assists refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and other immigrants through educational workshops, material assistance, and one-on-one problem solving to address social support, housing, health, and employment needs. Service area: Baltimore.

 

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Esperanza Centerwww.catholiccharities-md.org Legal Services Tel: (410) 534-8015, Client Services Tel: (410) 522-2668, Health Services Tel: (443) 825-3450, Education Services Tel: (443) 825-3425. Esperanza Center of Catholic Charities-MD provides immigrants and uninsured individuals with access to medical and mental health care, social services, referrals, language classes, and legal services. English language, computer literacy, and citizenship classes are available. Service area: Baltimore.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)Youth ServicesEducational & Tutoring Opportunities

Ethiopian Community Development Councilwww.ecdcus.org Tel: (703) 685-0510. Branch and affiliate offices provide immigration resettlement services and counseling; Youth and after-school projects; Domestic violence education; and Health education programs. Service area: Nationwide.

 

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Foreign Born Information & Referral Network (FIRN)www.firnonline.org Tel: (410) 992-1923. Offers guidance and assistance on immigration laws and regulations, information and referrals, after-school literacy programs, language connections and interpreting. Service area: Howard County and central Maryland.

 

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Freedom For Immigrantswww.freedomforimmigrants.org Tel: (510) 394-3089; Rapid Response Hotline to complete an intake on behalf of a detained person: (209) 757-3733; to locate a detained loved one: (385) 212-4842. Freedom for Immigrants pursues the abolition of the immigrant detention apparatus in the United States through policy initiatives. They also monitor detention centers for abuse, which is reported through their hotline among other means. They also offer support and referrals for navigating immigration process. Service area: Nationwide.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

George Washington University Immigration Clinicwww.law.gwu.edu/immigration-clinic Tel: (202) 994-1010. Immigration Clinic students represent clients under supervision of the clinic director. The Clinic accepts affirmative asylum cases and removal or deportation cases in the Immigration Court at Arlington, Virginia. Cases are accepted only during school semesters. Service area: Washington metropolitan region, for cases scheduled in the Arlington Immigration Court.

 

Educational & Tutoring Opportunities  Referrals Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)

Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center www.montgomerycountymd.gov/gilchrist/  Tel: 240-777-4940. Provides multicultural support services to immigrants in Montgomery County with the goal of connecting diverse communities with educational, economic and civic resources. The Center also seeks to provide new immigrant residents with access to such services as computer literacy, citizenship, workforce development, legal support, and English-language services. Service area: Montgomery County.

 

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HIAS: Welcome the Stranger, Protect the Refugeewww.hias.org Tel: (301) 844-7248. Offers immigration referrals for a host of adult and child asylum cases. HIAS’ PRINS program is specifically geared towards representing persecuted scientists, scholars, professionals and artists. HIAS also focuses on Central Americans’ cases, including those of unaccompanied and accompanied children, family units, defensive cases and cases of detained or formerly detained individuals. Service area: International organization with US-based sites in Silver Spring, MD and New York.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Human Rights First - www.humanrightsfirst.org Tel: (202) 547-5692 (Washington D.C. Office). An independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals through pressing the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. HRF also provides free legal representation to individuals who do not already have legal representation, cannot afford an attorney, and need help with a claim for asylum or other protection-based form of immigration status (www.humanrightsfirst.org/asylum). New York and Houston offices can also help people who are seeking asylum from within a nearby immigration detention center. Service Area: Washington D.C., New York City and Houston.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)Referrals

Immigrant Families Together - immigrantfamiliestogether.com electronic contact form: www.ifteverylastone.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ImmigrantFamiliesTogether, Tel: (818) 533-1974. A rapid response unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy. Also offers support with raising bond funds, arranging safe transport from state of detention to the city where children are located, finding housing in pretrial interim, connecting parents with resources including food, clothing and medical services, and more. Service area: Nationwide.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)ReferralsEducational & Tutoring Opportunities

Immigration Outreach Service Center (IOSC)www.ioscbaltimore.org Tel: (410) 323-8564. Offers a wide range of referrals in matters relating to adjustment of status, citizenships, political asylum, social services, education, employment, housing, financial assistance and health care. Additionally, IOCS provides health screenings, tutoring programs for youth of all ages, job counseling, and other resources. Multilingual. Service area: Baltimore.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Immigrant and Refugee Rights (IRR) Project of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairswww.washlaw.org Tel: (202) 319-1000. Assists immigrant newcomers and non-English speakers in filing charges of discrimination and pursuing litigation in both the EEOC and federal courts. Provides representation on a range of issues, including: discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, medical care and government services; sexual assault and/or abuse by employers; and loan mortgage modification scams. In criminal cases, the IRR Project staff continues to work with the EEOC and other agencies to help procure U-Visas so that the clients may prosecute. Service area: Metro D.C.

 

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International Rescue Committee: Baltimore Resettlement Centerwww.rescue.org General office: Tel: (410) 327-1885; Immigration and Citizenship Services: (410) 558-3191 or (410) 558-3260. The IRC Baltimore is a non-profit, non-sectarian refugee resettlement agency dedicated to working together with legally admitted refugees and asylees to assist them in rebuilding lives and reuniting families. Staff members and volunteers provide essential resettlement services to refugee families including basic necessities, education, employment, health care access, social services, and legal services toward residency & citizenship. To make an appointment, click here: docs.google.com Service areas: Central Maryland, including Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

 

Kennedy Krieger Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stresswww.kennedykrieger.org Tel: (443) 923-5980, for appointments and referrals: (888) 554-2080. Funding permitting, provides mental health and medical care to uninsured children and families. Clinical programs are able to meet the specialized needs of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Service area: Greater Baltimore area.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)supportkind.org Tel: (202) 824-8680. Provides pro-bono (free) legal services for unaccompanied immigrant children. Service area: Nationwide, with eight affiliate offices, including Baltimore.

 

La Clinica del Pueblowww.lcdp.org For a complete list of locations and phone numbers, click here: www.lcdp.org. Note that services provided vary from clinic to clinic. La Clinica’s mission is to build a healthy Latino community through culturally appropriate health services, focused on those most in need. Offers comprehensive primary medical care, mental health and substance abuse services, language access services, insurance enrollment support, walk-in HIV services, care coordination, health promotion, health education services, gender & health programs, LGBTQ health programs, and advocacy strategies to increase inclusion and health equity for Latino immigrants. Service area: Washington, D.C. and Maryland with clinics located in D.C., Hyattsville, and Adelphi.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)

Latino Racial Justice Circlewww.facebook.com/pg/LatinoRacialJusticeCircle A grassroots community organization operating from a faith-based approach in pursuit of meaningful, cross-cultural dialogue about race-relations and immigration reform in Baltimore. Offers fundraising support for legal representation in immigration proceedings as well as scholarships for Latinx youth and families to participate in leadership trainings. Service area: Maryland.

 

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Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA): Refugee and Immigrant Serviceswww.lssnca.org Tel: (202) 723-3000. Offers refugee resettlement services, employment services, legal and social services. Service area: Washington, D.C.

 

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Maryland Commission on Civil Rightsmccr.maryland.gov Tel: (410) 767-8600. Offers legal advocacy surrounding housing, employment, and public accommodations (i.e. restaurants, hotels, movie theaters) discrimination. Complaints of employment and public accommodations discrimination must be filed within six months of the alleged unlawful incident, and complaints of housing discrimination must be filed within one year of the alleged unlawful incident. Service area: Maryland.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Maryland Immigration Rights Coalition (MIRC)www.marylandimmigrantrightscoalition.org Coordinates and maximizes existing resources to increase quality pro bono and low-cost legal representation to low-income immigrants. Provides community education on immigration and advocates on behalf of immigrants. Service area: Maryland.

Maryland WIC –  www.mdwic.org or phpa.health.maryland.gov/wic Tel. 800-242-4942. WIC is a federally-funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. See eligibility and income guidelines at https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/wic/Pages/wic-eligible.aspx . Service area: Maryland.

 

Educational & Tutoring Opportunities

New American Workforce Program, Department of Laborwww.dllr.state.md.us Office telephone numbers available per county; see website. Enables adult English language learners to acquire competency and advanced skills in English. Offers information on ESL, workplace training and vocational certification in local community colleges, and also serves as a broad resource for information about the legal aspects of employment for employees and startups. Service area: Maryland.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)Referrals

National Human Trafficking Resource Hotline at Polaris Projectwww.polarisproject.org Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “HELP” or “INFO” to BeFree (233733); Tel: (202) 745-1001. This national, toll-free hotline connects trafficking victims, professionals, and community members to information and referrals, as well as resources for training and technical assistance. Polaris Project offers comprehensive clinical social services to victims of all forms of human trafficking through specialized local offices in Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. Conducts legislative federal and state advocacy against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Service areas: Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region and Newark, NJ.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP), The United States Department of Justicewww.justice.gov Tel: (703) 305-0289. Provides legal information and a state-by-state list of pro bono resources to increase rates of representation for immigrants appearing before the Immigration Courts and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Service area: Nationwide.

 

Pro Bono Counseling Projectprobonocounseling.org Tel: (410) 825-1001 (Phones are answered Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm). The Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) connects Marylander residents with limited resources to volunteer, licensed mental health providers and other supportive resources. The Terapias program increases access to care for Spanish speakers; the CHAI program provides counseling services for South Asian clients. Interpretation and bilingual staff and therapists are available. Service area: Maryland.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Rebuild, Overcome and Rise Center (ROAR) at UMBwww.umaryland.edu/roar/who-we-are Intake line: (410) 706-2781. Offers multilingual, free of charge legal and case management services to all victims of crime, including non-citizen victims who experienced crime in places outside of the United States. Service area: Baltimore.

 

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SAFE Center, University of Maryland www.umdsafecenter.org  Tel: (301) 314-7233.  The Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors provides trauma-informed services for trafficking survivors, and seeks to prevent trafficking and support the needs of survivors through research and policy advocacy. The Center serves survivors of sex and/or labor trafficking of all ages, genders, and nationalities. Services include case management, legal aid, mental health care, crisis intervention, economic empowerment programs, and a day center that provides a supportive space for survivors.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Sanctuary Streetswww.facebook.com/sanctuarystreets Offers accompaniment to court dates and immigration check-ins. Supports fundraising efforts for bonds. Service area: Baltimore area.

 

Youth ServicesEducational & Tutoring Opportunities

Soccer Without Borders, Baltimore www.soccerwithoutborders.org/baltimore  Tel: 410-205-9792. Soccer Without Borders (SWB) Baltimore uses soccer to promote positive change by providing refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth with tools and skills that help them attain growth, inclusion, and success. Program areas include soccer play and instruction, off-field lessons and academic tutoring, civic engagement, team building, and cultural exchange for middle and high school students. Service area: Baltimore metropolitan area.

 

Educational & Tutoring Opportunities

Solutions in Hometown Connections (SHC)www.shconnections.org  Tel: (301) 615-1034.  A volunteer-led nonprofit program based in central Maryland that works supportively with refugees and immigrants in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. through a network of mentors, tutors, and community groups. Service area: Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)Educational & Tutoring Opportunities

Spanish Catholic Centerwww.catholiccharitiesdc.org/scc Tel: (202) 939-2400 (Washington, D.C. location); (301) 434-8985 (Gaithersburg location). The Spanish Catholic Center offers holistic services for immigrants from diverse countries, with multicultural staff speaking more than eight different languages. Low cost medical and dental services, family support/case management, food pantry, workforce development/employment support are available at the D.C. location; ESL, family support/case management, and workforce development/employment are provided at the Gaithersburg location. Service areas: Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Tahirih Justice Centerwww.tahirih.org Tel: (410) 999-1900 (Baltimore office); (571) 282-6161 (Falls Church, VA office). Works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice from gender-based violence through pro bono (free) legal and social services, referrals, advocacy, and public education programs. Service area: Nationwide.

 

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Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalitionwww.tassc.org Tel: (202) 529-2991. Conducts advocacy to end torture and to empower survivors, their families and communities. Offers legal and social services including counseling, transitional housing, and medical and employment referrals. Service area: Metropolitan D.C. area.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

University of Maryland Immigration Carey School of Law Immigration Clinic - Tel: (410) 706-7214. Provides free legal consultation, advice and referrals to individuals in removal proceedings in the Baltimore Immigration Court. Consultations are held every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Individuals must arrive by 9:30 a.m. to be seen. Clinic also provides free representation in removal proceedings for a limited number of clients seeking asylum and other immigration relief. Service area: Maryland.

 

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U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrantswww.refugees.org Tel: (703) 310-1130. Partners with civil society groups around the globe and nationally to defend the rights of displaced people through advocacy and direct services to persons in forced or voluntary migration. Service area: Nationwide.

 

Social Services (Housing, Employment, Job Readiness, Food & Clothing, Language Classes)Referrals

Victim Assistance & Sexual Assault Programwww.montgomerycountymd.gov Tel: (240) 777-1355 (available on weekdays); Hotline: (240) 777-4357. Provides information and referral, advocacy, crisis and ongoing counseling, support and compensation to survivors of crimes and their families. Crimes include rape/sexual assault (recent and past), homicide, driving while intoxicated (DWI), carjacking, torture, hate crimes, arson, larceny, robbery, auto theft and vandalism. Service area: Montgomery County.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

Women’s Law Center of Maryland: Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI)www.wlcmd.org Tel: (410) 321-8761; (410) 396-3294. Provides pro bono legal services to foreign-born victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. Area served: Maryland.

 

Legal Services, Court Support & Detention Monitoring

World Relief Baltimore Immigration Legal Clinicworldrelief.org Tel: (410) 244-0002. Provides assistance to immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers or their family members. Partners with the University of Maryland School of Law to provide consultations to individuals in deportation proceedings on a biweekly basis with the collaboration of volunteer pro bono attorneys. Initial consultations are provided at the World Relief office in downtown Baltimore (7 East Baltimore Street) every Wednesday starting at 9:30 on a first-come, first-served basis; cost is $70 for employed individuals, free to those who are not working. Service area: Maryland; clients with an immigration case pending in Maryland.

 

Zen for Changezenforchange.com Tel: (443) 326-9028. Bilingual private practice. Offers immigration psychological evaluations, psychosexual education, individual, family and group therapy in Spanish, substance abuse evaluations, substance abuse education and treatment in Spanish (12 and 26-week sessions), consulting on trauma, sexuality and mental health in migrant communities. Service area: Baltimore.