| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Self Help for the Elderly

  • Location:
    601 Jackson St
    San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Phone:
    (415) 677-7600
  • Fax:
    (415) 296-0313
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Originally created as a “War on Poverty” program, Self-Help for the Elderly began serving seniors in San Francisco’s Chinatown community in 1966. Today, Self-Help for the Elderly serves over 35,000 seniors each year in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Self-Help for the Elderly is a member of the SF Pathways to Citizenship Initiative (SF Pathways), which aims to inform immigrants about citizenship and deliver high quality naturalization services.

Counties served: Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, Housing referrals, Referrals to other services, Social services
Languages spoken: Cantonese Chinese, English, French, Mandarin Chinese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No