| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

  • Location:
    2362 Bancroft Way
    (In the basement)
    Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Phone:
    (510) 540-5296
  • Fax:
    (510) 540-5907
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Hotline: M-W & F, 10 am - 12 pm, 510-646-8484; and Text message: 510-900-9561
  • Appointments accepted:

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) provides legal services, community organizing, and transformative education to support low-income immigrants and people fleeing violence and persecution.

Counties served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews)
Other areas of legal assistance: Community Development, Education
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, ESL, Health services, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish, Mayan Mam
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Can provide services in indigenous languages from Central and South America.
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