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Whitman-Walker Health - Legal Services Program

  • Location:
    1342 Florida Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20009
  • Phone:
    (202) 939-7627
  • Fax:
    (202) 939-7651
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

As the nation's oldest medical-legal partnership, the Legal Services Department at Whitman-Walker Health specializes in wrap-around legal assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS and LGBT health-related legal issues. WWH provides free legal services in the form of counseling, advocacy, direct representation, and pro bono placement/mentoring on a wide range of immigration matters, including asylum and other humanitarian forms of relief based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or HIV status. WWH also assists transgender immigrants in filing name change petitions to be able to update their name and/or gender marker on various identity documents, including immigration documentation.

State served: District of Columbia

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, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Life Planning, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Health services, Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, 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, Hungarian, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Provides medical, dental, behavioral health, and legal services to patients who live in the DC/MD/VA metropolitan area.

Volunteering

Volunteer Coordinator
Lee Hicks
(202) 939-7627