Community Resource: Legal Services


Legal Services

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach will be providing phone consultations, call their number they will direct you to an intake specialist who will determine which attorney to direct you to. Oakland Office Number: 510-251-2846. They have bilingual staff.

Bay Area Legal Aid and APILO both have attorneys that can help with various legal matters including immigration, housing. Call : 510-663-4744.

Youth Legal Hotline: 510-250-5277

  • Can answer questions about homelessness, foster care, guardianship, medial or school needs and public benefits.
  • Leave a message ANYTIME or talk to a live person Mondays through Thursdays 9:30am-1pm.

Oakland City Attorney and Alameda County District Attorney:

Frequently Asked Questions on Protecting Survivors of Domestic and Other Interpersonal Violence or Abuse During Shelter in Place.

(SpanishVietnameseCantonese versions)

Banteay Srei:

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) – Crisis Support Resource for Providers

For more information contact Banteay Srei 410-318-0909

Alameda County Family Justice Center:

Family Justice Center remains open.

24 Hour Hotlines

  • Domestic Violence Crisis 1-800-947-8301
  • Rape Crisis Hotline 510-845-7273

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. ACFJC Client Navigators (on-site consultants) are working from 8:30 to 5:00 and will link you to all needed services. Call 510-267-8800 between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm. You may come to the FJC or call.

Alameda Health System Highland Campus/Domestic Violence Program and Sexual Assault Center (SART):

Providing services including advocacy, counseling and medical support as well as the 24-hour crisis line: 510-534-9290

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR):

BAWAR provides free in-person counseling to survivors of sexual assault and their significant others. BAWAR also offers accompaniment to police, court, and hospital and provides a 24-hour hotline, support groups, and community education. BAWAR is taking calls remotely on their crisis line number.


Building Futures with Women and Children (BFWC):

BFWC provides domestic violence support and housing support. BFWC has an emergency shelter for homeless clients and clients who are fleeing from domestic violence as well as a transitional housing facility. Shelters and crisis line are open 866-292-9688.

Dreamcatcher Youth Shelter:

Dreamcatcher is a low barrier, healing centered program providing a comprehensive, age-appropriate continuum of care for young people who find themselves homeless or in exploitative situations, or are at risk of becoming homeless. Beds are available for young people ages 13-18. Youth can come directly the wellness center located at 583 5th St. in Oakland 12pm-7pm or by calling/texting 1-800-379-1114.

Family Violence Law Center (FVLC):

FVLC is working to end domestic violence in Alameda County by using a holistic approach that integrates comprehensive protection and prevention services for abuse survivors. FVLC is a multicultural organization providing equal access for all services including language access provided by bilingual staff and our confidential interpreter program. Intakes are being taken over the phone at 1-800-947-8301.

HEAL Program:

The Healing Emotions and Loss after Domestic Violence (HEAL Program) provides psychotherapeutic services in English and Spanish to children, adolescents and adults who have experienced traumatic situations. HEAL is providing therapy via phone and video to existing clients. New clients are not being accepted at this time. For more information please call an ACFJC Navigator at 510-267-8800.

International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA):

IIBA provides immigration clinics for victims of interpersonal violence twice a month at the ACFJC. Those who are interested/need services, please call the main telephone line 510-451-2846 ext. 301. Unfortunately, at this time IIBA is not taking walk-ins.

Institute on Aging:

24-hour Friendship Line- trained professionals available for calls from elders 60 years and older and adults living with disabilities.

Main Line: 1-800-971-0016


Narika is providing domestic violence/intimate partner abuse services. The crisis helpline is open and serving survivors of DV via phone 1-800-215-7308. Email us at if it is not safe to call. Support Groups for DV survivors are available via phone as well as emergency funds for our clients’ urgent needs including toiletries, hygiene products, and canned food.

Tri-Valley Haven:

Available by phone for crisis and counseling services. Also, able to assist with filing restraining orders and questions about custody orders. Services in Spanish and English. Food pantry is open from 1-4 pm.

Crisis Line: 1-800-884-8119
Main Line: 925-449-5845

DA’s Office Hate Crime Hotline:

 Available for reporting hate related crimes 510-208- 4824. Outgoing messages available in English, Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog

Tax Services

There is an extension for filing and paying your 2019 tax returns on July 15th.

The State Franchise Tax Board and Internal Revenue Services Offices in the Bay Area are closed until further notice.

The government will use 2019 or 2018 tax returns to determine whether households get federal stimulus checks. Non-filers, including Social Security recipients, who do not need to file taxes but do not to fill this form out:

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

  • Free Tax Assistance for Bay Area residents with annual incomes less than $69,000
  • For more info or to quickly book an appointment, please visit:
  • Preference given to taxpayers who have yet to file both their 2018 & 2019 tax returns.
  • Downtown Oakland
  • Tuesday|Wednesday|Thursday, 1 – 6pm
  • Services by appointment only at the Downtown Oakland Office.
  • 510-693-3043


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