Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Los Angeles

How to Receive Services (Intake)
You can receive an initial consultation by showing up in person on a walk-in basis at 2845 W. Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 9005, on Wednesdays at 8:30 AM. Time slots fill up quickly; thus we recommend you arrive early. Call (213) 385-7800, ext. 136 for more information.

2845 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
United States

213-385-7800, ext. 136
Areas Served
Los Angeles County
Who We Are

CARECEN's legal department provides advice, application preparation and attorney representation in a variety of immigration cases to low-income immigrants. We require all potential clients to receive a legal consultation during walk-in service hours, which may vary depending on the service desired. Consultation generally costs $30 but is free for certain services, including DACA. Our service hours are subject to change. Please visit our website for our current legal service schedule: www.carecen-la.org

CARECEN is committed to providing high-quality, affordable immigration legal services.

We have a no-charge consultations for most cases. We do not charge any fees for DACA and Naturalization consultations. Persons seeking assistance with VAWA and/or U-VISA applications should visit our VAWA/U-VISA page. Fees for further legal services are based on the type of case and are discussed during the initial consultation. After that, clients can set appointments for follow-up services.

Fees for consultations and follow-up services are minimal compared with those charged by private immigration attorneys. However, they are crucial to defraying our basic costs, and they help keep CARECEN's doors open.

You may be required to gather documentation depending on the kind of case for which you believe you qualify. To see which documents can help with different cases, please consult our PREPARING FOR YOUR CASE page. Having the required documents on the day of your initial consultation can speed the process significantly.

CARECEN's focus is on immigration assistance. Criminal, family and other types of cases may be referred to other organizations.

This organization is accessible by wheelchair and powerchair
This organization provides access aids for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
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Organization Type
Certified Lawyer Referral Service
Legal Aid
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