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Bay Area Legal Aid

Human Services

Bay Area Legal Aid

Free comprehensive legal services for low-income domestic violence survivors.

Description:

Bay Area Legal Aid's San Mateo County Office provides free legal assistance to low-income domestic violence survivors in San Mateo County in the areas of family law, immigration law, housing law, and economic justice law. Client's gross income must be less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Call for a free screening and referral. Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) Clinic provides free assistance to anyone needing to apply for a domestic violence restraining orders regardless of income, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, age, race, religion disability, language, country of citizenship, or immigrant documentation status. Legal Advice Line provides free telephone legal advice and counsel to low-income individuals in the priority areas of housing, family law, domestic violence, public benefits and health access.

Location

Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block. CALTRAIN stops within 4 blocks.
1048 El Camino Real, Suite A, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.4835586 -122.2323611 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair

Services

Fees:

None.

Audience:

Low-income residents of the Bay Area

Eligibility:

Low-income U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant

How to Apply:

Call for information. No appointment necessary for DVRO clinic. Screening by Legal Advice Line Monday, 9:30-3; Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:30-1; Thursday, 9:30-3.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
Legal Representation

Service Description:

The San Mateo County regional office offers comprehensive legal assistance to domestic violence survivors with full representation in the area of family law, housing law, and immigration law.

Fees:

Free!

Audience:

We serve low-income survivors of domestic violence.

Eligibility:

Any low-income survivor of domestic violence in need of legal assistance is eligible for our services.

How to Apply:

Contact our local office by telephone at 650-358-0745 or drop in during business hours.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic

Service Description:

Free help with completing and filing domestic violence restraining orders in San Mateo County.

Fees:

Free!

Audience:

Anyone who wants to apply for a domestic violence restraining order in San Mateo County.

Eligibility:

To get help at the DVRO Clinic, an applicant must have one of the following (current or former) relationships with the person whom they are trying to restrain (also know as “abuser”): fiancé, husband, wife, registered domestic partner boyfriend, girlfriend, same sex or opposite sex partner parent of a child that you have together (whether biological parent) All applicants will receive assistance, regardless of their income, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, age, race, religion disability, language, country of citizenship, or immigrant documentation status.

How to Apply:

No appointment necessary. Please come on any clinic day. Clinics are 9 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday; and 1:30 pm Wednesday.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait time. It takes about 4 hours to complete a request for a domestic violence restraining order.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County