Legal/Advocacy

Boston Area Healthy Families

Since 1878, MSPCC has been on the forefront of innovative services and passionate advocacy to protect and promote the rights and well-being of children and families. To prevent child abuse, MSPCC focuses on the needs of both the child and the parent. We know the best way to keep children safe and healthy is to promote nurturing, stable environments for children, prevent adverse childhood experiences and intervene when trauma occurs

Contact: (p) 617-983-5800, 3815 Washington Street Suite 2, Boston MA 02130

Boston Glass (Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services)

Boston GLASS provides a continuum of services to LGBTQQ+ youth of color and their allies in the Greater Boston area. As a leader in LGBTQ+ youth services, they provide education and consultation to other providers and community organizations.

Contact: (p) 857-399-1920 x 2322, 75 Amory Street, Garden Level Rear Entrance Boston, MA 02119 https://jri.org/services/health-and-housing/health/boston-glass

Cambridge Family and Children Services

Provide high quality support and advocacy for children, adults, and families to develop and nurture safe, permanent relationships and maximize individual growth.

Contact: (p) 617-876-4210, 60 Gore Street, Cambridge MA 02141, http://www.helpfamilies.org/whatwedo/

Children’s Services of Roxbury

Children’s Services of Roxbury works to strengthen families strengthen families so children and youth are protected from abuse and neglect, nurtured and supported to reach their full potential, and prepared to take their rightful place in the world. Services provided include early childhood programs, counseling, in-home therapy.

Contact: (p) 617-445-6655, 520 Dudley St. Boston 02119, https://csrox.org/

Community Dispute Settlement Center

Mediation and training center dedicated to providing an alternative and affordable forum for resolving conflict. CDSC promotes better ways to understand and deal with conflict through skilled teams of pro bono mediators, training programs in mediation and conflict management, and broad community outreach.

Contact: (p) 617-876-5376, 60 Gore Street Suite 202, Cambridge MA 02141, http://communitydispute.org

Community Legal Services and Counseling Center

Provides asylum applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions.

Contact: (p) 617-661-1010, 47 Thorndike Street Suite SB-LL-1, Cambridge MA 02141, http://www.clsacc.org

Compassion Immigration Services, Inc.

Provides adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family- based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Contact: (p) 781-480-4179, 77 Kennedy Drive, Malden MA 02148, http://www.compassionimmigrationservices.org

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council

Provides adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Contact: (p) 617-567-2750, 50 Meridian Street Suite B1, East Boston MA 02128, http://www.ebecc.org/index.htm

Greater Boston Legal Services(GBLS)

GBLS provides high quality legal representation in civil (non-criminal) matters to as many low-income individuals and families as possible in greater Boston area. Includes, free civil legal services in housing issues, employment and welfare issues, family law matters, immigration concerns, health and disability issues, benefits and elder issues.

Contact: (p) 617-371-1234, 197 Friend Street, Boston MA, 02114, https://www.gbls.org/

Harbor Communities Overcoming Violence

Provides adjustment of Status, Employment authorization, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions.

Contact: (p) 617-884-9799, P.O. Box 505754, Chelsea, MA 02150, http://www.harborcov.org

Harvard University Law School- Immigration and Refugee Clinic

Provides asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions.

Contact: (p) 617-384-8165, 6 Everett Street Suite 3103, Cambridge MA 02138, http://www.harvardimmigrationclinic.org

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

MIRA is the largest coalition in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. Contact: (p) 617-350-5480, 105 Chauncy Street Suite 901, Boston MA 02111, http://miracoalition.org

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children –Pregnancy and Parenting Support MSPCC supports teen and young adult parents beginning at pregnancy. Home visitors offer encouragement and education to parents through each stage of pregnancy and early childhood development. MSPCC also provides guidance to parents, helping them reach their educational and career goals.

Contact: (p) 617-983-5800 3815 Washington Street Suite 2, Boston MA 02130, info@mspcc.org, www.mspcc.org

Mothers for Justice and Equality

To end neighborhood violence by empowering mothers and youth to challenge the normalization of violence and become effective catalysts for change in their homes, schools, and communities.

Contact: (p) 617-516-8086, 184 Dudley Street, Boston MA 02119, http://mothersforjusticeandequality.org

Northeast Legal Aid, Inc.

Provides adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions.

Contact: (p) 978-458-1465, 181 Union Street Suite 201A, Lynn MA 01901, http://www.northeastlegalaid.org

Pair Project

PAIR provides free immigration services to indigent asylum-seekers and immigrant unjustly detained, ensuring fairness and access to justice.

Contact: (617) 742-9296, 98 N Washington Street #106, Boston MA 02114, https://www.masslegalservices.org/content/pair-project

Victim Rights Law Center

Provides adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions.

Contact: (p) 617-399-6720 ext. 19, 115 Broad Street 3rd Floor, Boston MA 02110, http://www.victimrights.org

Vital Village

Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. They aim for community change around child protection and promoting healthy social and emotional development in early childhood. Contact: (p) 617-414-3674, 88 East Newton