Immigration & Deportation Defense Clinic
The University of San Francisco School of Law’s Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic was established in 2015 to represent unaccompanied immigrant children and women with children who have arrived at the southern border and are transferred to Northern California and the Central Valley.
Under the supervision of the Secure Families Collaborative Legal Director, Jacqueline Brown Scott, Sonoma County residents receive pro-bono removal defense representation all phases of immigration proceedings, at the asylum office, the immigration courts, and adjudication offices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Jacqueline Brown Scott, Legal Director
(Satellite Healdsburg Office)
Currently Working Remotely
The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) helps immigrants, refugees, and their families join and contribute to the community. IIBA provides high-quality immigration legal services, education, and civic engagement opportunities.
Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Legal Aid of Sonoma County (LASC) assists over 3,000 adults and 2,000 children every year with crisis legal needs. These include domestic violence, child and elder abuse, low income housing issues, disaster recovery and legal obstacles to health and employment. LASC will offer pro-bono legal representation for SIJS to Sonoma County residents.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa serves and advocates for vulnerable people of all cultures and beliefs, prioritizing those experiencing poverty. They offer financial stability services such as free Tax Preparation, free ITIN application and renewal assistance, and credit counseling. Social Services are offered in Sonoma, Lake, and Napa counties.
For more information regarding financial services: https://www.srcharities.org/financial
Other Services Include:
- Benefit enrollment for CalFresh and MediCal
- Food distribution and nutrition education
- Senior transportation and phone check-ins
- Disaster preparedness, response & recovery
- Homelessness prevention & income growth support
Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road, Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 579-4073
Mental Health Services
Keystone Therapy and Training Services
Keystone specializes in providing therapeutic support to people of all ages, identities, and dynamics. They also offer professional development to people who work in the human service and mental health fields. Keystone offers customizable, compassionate, community-based wrap-around mental health and wellness services to Sonoma County residents.
Queer Asylum Accompaniment Team
The Queer Asylum Accompaniment (QAA) team has made a long-term commitment to fulfill the essential needs of LGBT asylum seekers and their sponsors. They assist asylum seekers in acquiring housing, food, legal support and connecting them to local social services while they go through the legal asylum process.