| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Canal Alliance

  • Location:
    91 Larkspur Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Phone:
    (415) 454-2640
  • Fax:
    (415) 454-3967
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Canal Alliance helps low-income, Spanish-speaking immigrants acquire the tools they need to thrive. With a unified system of client-centric services, clients acquire English language skills, computer literacy, immigration readiness, the skills to access support services, behavioral health, college readiness (youth), supplemental food, and job search skills. Canal Alliance reaches more than 3,000 people each year with their services.

Counties served: Contra Costa, Marin

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Housing referrals, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Very limited court representation provided. Drop-ins accepted for small consultations Monday - Friday.