Central American Resource Center (Carecen) provides a wide range of free or low cost immigration services. Carecen’s capacity to provide full representation can be limited, and they typically provide more in-depth assistance on green card renewals, family petitions, DACA, consular processing, obtaining Temporary Protected Status, and relief for undocumented youth.

Ways to Contact

Drop-in legal consultations BY PHONE ONLY offered Monday – Friday (9-11am) on a first-come, first-served basis. Call with questions at 415.642.4400.


When Carecen legal staff call you back for a consult, they will only call you once. Stay close to your phone if you are waiting for a call back.


Collect key information in advance if possible: case numbers, names of key people, court dates and deadlines, documents related to the issue, and any questions you have.