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CARECEN, the Central American Resource Center, is a nonprofit organization that offers low-cost immigration legal services, community education programs, and advocacy and organizing to achieve fairer and more inclusive immigration, education, and labor laws and policies in Los Angeles and the rest of the nation.

Locations, Hours and Phones


2845 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

(213) 385-7800

San Fernando Valley

15435 Rayen St.
North Hills, CA 91343

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

(747) 529-4783

Day Labor Center

1675 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

6:30 a.m. — 2 p.m.

(213) 483-0136

Open Consultation Schedule

CARECEN schedules two days a week during which first-time clients can come to CARECEN headquarters without an appointment to receive an initial consultation. We recommend prospective clients show up early, by 8 a.m. if possible. You will have to wait in line, and time slots fill up quickly. Below are the days and times for open consultations: 

Mondays 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.