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Here you will find non-profits that offers pro-bono immigration services. Call the one that represents the area where you live for an intake. If you get voicemail be sure to leave a message with your name phone number and reason for your call. Someone will get back to you to get some personal information and schedule a consultation with an attorney. 

Catholic Social Services

Immigrant Law Education & Advocacy Project

1600 bay street

Fall River, MA 


The Immigrant Law Education Advocacy Project (ILEAP) provides free and low-cost legal services to refugees and low-income immigrants, including assistance with immigration documents and legal representation before government agencies. It also provides legal representation in family immigration matters, including consular processing, adjustment of status, naturalization, family petitions, political asylum, TPS, VAWA, U-visas and removal advocacy, and immigration/naturalization legal services.

For more information click here

RIAC Center

One State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 542-7654

The Rian Immigrant Center's expert legal team and pro bono attorneys provide free weekly legal consultations to more than 2,000 immigrants, refugees and asylees, and provide full representation before US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)._cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

They help low-income and under-served immigrants gain legal status, work permits and reunite their families so they can become empowered, achieve stability and move out of poverty. 

They also help eligible immigrants become US citizens by guiding them through the entire application process and representing those with complex cases. 

For more information click here 

IAC Immigrant Assistance Center 58 Crapo St.

New Bedford, MA 02740


The Immigrant Assistance Center helps immigrants meet basic human needs and navigate the complex path to US citizenship, employment and financial self-sufficiency. Among the many topics offered, they also cover the possibility of detention or deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement without any prior notice which is a very real threat to undocumented parents with US-born children. The fear among US-born elementary school children that their parents might not be there when they return home from school results in these children's profound anxiety, lack of focus, and inability to learn in school._cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_ The IAC supports these children by advising their parents on creating a workable plan in the event of detention or deportation.


Planning includes: 

-Understanding individual legal rights in case of interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement 

- Completion of complex legal documents authorizing guardianship of children or management of finances in the event a parent or caregiver is suddenly detained 

For more information click here

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center

boston office: 253 Roxbury St., Boston, MA 02119 
Phone: 617-238-2430

Lynn Office:330 Lynnway Lynn, MA, 01901 
Worcester Office: 316 Main St. Suite 804 Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: +1 (508) 756-7557
Fax: (508) 756-2006


The services offered at the 3 locations are:

  • Resettlement of refugees: More than 200 refugees from different countries including Somalia, Congo, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Bhutan are resettled annually by RIAC in greater Boston and Worcester. 

  • Social services: Postal Resettlement Services assist individuals and families with service referrals, assistance with benefits, social adjustment counseling, interpretation, and extended casework.  Outreach to youth is a priority._cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ The team is a resource for local providers, particularly those working in Boston Public Schools and the Boston Police Department.  

  • Citizenship Services: Boston staff assists qualified individuals with the US naturalization application process. Tutors help with individual preparation to take the Naturalization test. 

  • Community Education: Events, forums, groups and individual counseling allow the Somali community and others to access critical information on a range of issues. Additionally, RIAC hosts a World Refugee Day event in Roxbury inviting families, individuals, city officials and advocates to join in the celebration. 

  • Community Counseling: Under the guidance of the program psychiatrist, a team of licensed social workers provide individual and group counseling services. Case workers and Social Work graduate students assist in providing case services and other support services to clients who are receiving counseling services. 

  • ESOL Classes: ESOL classes for adults are held at the RIAC Boston office. Volunteers teach these classes and also provide face-to-face tutoring. The Worcester ESOL Navigator program assists individuals in enrolling in one of Worcester's adult program classes. 

  • Services for young people: A range of activities are offered to young people, including after-school help and sports programs. For more information click  here

Other places that also offer help to immigrants: 

International Institute of New England         

1 Milk Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 



Catholic Charities of Boston 

51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210 



International Institute of New England 

155 Merrimack Street, 5th floor, Lowell, MA 01852 



Jewish Family Service of Western Mass 

15 Lenox St, Springfield, MA 01108 

413-737- 2601 


Lutheran Social Services 

593 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01089 

413-787- 0725 


Lutheran Social Services 

51 Union Street, Worcester, MA 

508-754- 1121 


Refugee & Immigrant 

20 Wheeler Street, Suite 401, Lynn, MA, 01902 



South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (Hyannis Office) 

  • 460 West Main Street Hyannis 

  • Phone: (508) 775-7020 Phone 2: (800) 742-4107 

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of their communities. SCCLS provides free legal services in the areas of housing law, family law, government benefits including social security and disability, senior law, education law and consumer law. South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. serves Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, and Plymouth Counties, and the cities of Avon and Stoughton. 

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