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  • Youth Leadership Program

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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 fair 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

16501 Sherman Way, Suite 245
Van Nuys, CA 91406

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

(818) 616-6019

Day Labor Center

1675 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

6:30 a.m. — 2 p.m.

(213) 483-0136

Legal Services

CARECEN Headquarters schedules one day 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 is the schedule for open consultations: 

Wednesdays 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

CARECEN no longer provides walk-in legal services on Mondays in Los Angeles. Those services are only provided on Wednesdays. Individuals needing consultation on other dates may schedule appointments in-person depending on staff availability.

CARECEN's San Fernando Valley office schedules one day a week for first-time clients to receive an initial consultation. Below is the schedule. Prospective clients should show up at 9 a.m., as the office is not open before that time.

Mondays 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.