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Centro La Familia Advocacy Services, Inc

  • Location:
    302 Fresno St
    Suite 102
    Fresno, CA 93706
  • Phone:
    (559) 237-2961
  • Toll-free:
    (877) 294-3772
  • Fax:
    (559) 237-2968
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls, Social Media (facebook)
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Established in 1972, the mission of Centro La Familia Advocacy Services (CLFA) is to “provide services that empower and support families and individuals in our culturally diverse community.” As a trusted service organization, CLFA provides direct advocacy, crisis intervention and outreach education services to urban and rural communities in California’s Central Valley. CLFA provides essential services to low-income, Latino, often immigrant, non-English speaking, individuals and families. CLFA is led by its Executive Director who oversees the agency and is supported by a Deputy Director, Operations Director, two Site Directors, and seven Managers who oversee 70 staff members in five core departments: Family Strengthening, Health & Wellness, Victim Services, Immigration, and Policy & Leadership Development. CLFA has over 45 years of experience as a provider of full continuum services, which include outreach, engagement, prevention, intervention, counseling and advocacy services to a culturally diverse population.

Counties served: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Health services, Housing referrals, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, 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
Languages spoken: Cambodian, English, French, Hmong, Spanish, Thai
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes

Volunteering

Volunteer Coordinator
Mario Gonzalez
(559) 237-2961