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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

CARECEN
Headquarters

2845 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

(213) 385-7800

CARECEN
San Fernando Valley

16501 Sherman Way, Suite 245
Van Nuys, CA 91406

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

(818) 616-6019

CARECEN
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. Those who need consultation on other dates may schedule appointments in person depending on staff availability. Below is the schedule for open consultations: 

Wednesdays

9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

 

San Fernando Valley Office

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. The office is not open before.

Mondays

9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

 

 

LIMITED CONSULTS ON MONDAYS (CLOSED MONDAY MAY 1, 2017)
Due to high demand, our offices will be limiting initial consultations on Mondays through April 24, 2017. Please also note that our office will be closed on Monday May 1, 2017 in support of International Worker’s Day. We should resume regular consultations on Monday May 8, 2017. We strongly encourage individuals who live in the city of Los Angeles to contact New Economics for Women (“NEW”) in Canoga Park and Van Nuys, where we also conduct scheduled (by appointment) initial consults offsite at NEW’s Family Source Centers (“FSC”) on Thursday and Fridays. Individuals must first contact NEW about being screened for FSC eligibility and thereafter get an appointment for a CARECEN consult.

CONSULTAS LIMITADAS LOS LUNES (CERRADO LUNES 1 DE MAYO 2017)
Debido a la alta demanda, nuestras oficinas limitarán las consultas iniciales los lunes hasta el 24 de abril 2017. Favor de notar que nuestra oficina estará cerrada el 1 de mayo de 2017 en reconocimiento del Día Internacional Del Obrero. Esperamos resumir consultas regulares el lunes 8 de mayo de 2017. Recomendamos a las personas que viven en la ciudad de Los Ángeles que se comuniquen con Nueva Economía para Mujeres (“NEW,” por sus siglas en inglés) en Canoga Park y Van Nuys, donde también realizamos consultas iniciales programadas (con cita) en los Centros de Recursos para Familia ("FSC," por sus siglas en inglés) los jueves y viernes en las oficinas de NEW. Las personas deben primero contactar a NEW para ser evaluados para elegibilidad a los FSC y después obtener una cita para una consulta con CARECEN.


CLOSED ON THURSDAYS UNTIL MAY 18, 2017
Due to high demand, our offices will be closed every Thursday until May18, 2017. We will reopen on Thursdays beginning May 25, 2017.

CERRADOS LOS JUEVES HASTA EL 18 DE MAYO DE 2017
Debido a la alta demanda, nuestras oficinas estarán cerradas todos los jueves hasta el 18 de mayo de 2017. Abriremos de nuevo los jueves empezando el 25 de mayo de 2017.