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- ActionNYC: All NYC residents can take advantage of this service, which offers free guidance and help regarding immigration issues. This is your site. To request a time, call 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM and 6PM, Monday through Friday. Or call 311 and say “ActionNYC.”
- Housing court: If you have problems with your landlord, you can review our article on rental rights. If it is an emergency, you can call housing court at 212-962-4795.
- NYC Office of Civil Justice: Provides free legal services to tenants, immigrants, low-income workers, and other New Yorkers who are facing civil legal challenges. Link to the site.
- NYC Family Justice Centers: Provides telephone assistance to survivors of domestic violence, including immediate help. It’s open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Link to the site. Phones:
NYC Family Justice Center, Bronx: 718-508-1220
NYC Family Justice Center, Brooklyn: 718-250-5113
NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan: 212-602-2800
NYC Family Justice Center, Queens:718-575-4545
NYC Family Justice Center, Staten Island: 718-697-4300
Here’s a national database of organizations that provide legal help. Link.
NYLAG: Organization that provides legal advice and representation for immigration cases, labor law, domestic violence, eviction, application for health benefits, application for health benefits (food stamps) and wage theft. This is your site.
The Immigrant Defense Project: The Immigrant Defense Project is an organization that provides legal advice and referrals to immigrants who have been accused of crimes or arrested by ICE. Their hotline number is 212-725-6422, callers are asked to leave a voicemail with a callback number. This is your site.
LIFT: Legal Information for Families Today offers virtual and telephone assistance to cases involving divoce, domestic violence and custody of minors. They’re available from 9AM-5PM. Here’s the number: 212-343-1122.
NYC Alliance Against Sexual Abuse: Free Counseling Delivered. This is your site. You can write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 212-514-SAFE (7233).
Workers Justice: Provides advice to workers who want to make claims for sick days, unemployment and against wage theft. Contact: Sunset Park (347) 422-0638 and Williamsburg (347) 889-6347. Site http://www.workersjustice.org/
DACA: New York City announced a legal aid service for immigrants who want to renew their DACA application. They say they can even cover the costs. Here’s more information: https://council.nyc.gov/daca-renewal/
Catholic Charities organizes legal clinics and self-help workshops at rotating locations in the Hudson Valley. Full / pro-bono representation is decided on a case-by-case basis and fees may be charged based on financial needs. Call toll free, 800-566-7636; Kingston, 845-340-9170, ext. 100; and Poughkeepsie, 845-452-1400, ext. 4259. For more information, visit the Legal Resources page.