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YMCA of Greater Houston - International Services

  • Location:
    6300 Westpark Dr.
    Suite 600
    Houston, TX 77057
  • Phone:
    (713) 758-9280
  • Fax:
    (713) 339-1159
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:
    No

YMCA International Services provides free and low-cost legal services across all types of immigration law, including asylum.

Counties served: Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Waller
Detention Facilities Served: CCA Detention Center Houston (TX), Houston Contract Detention Facility (TX), Houston Service Processing Center (TX), IAH Detention Center Livingston (TX), Joe Corley Detention Facility (TX)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Employment services, ESL, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, English, Farsi, French, Kirundi, Oromo, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Drop-In Legal Clinic on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (no appointment needed). Staff can provide services in 25 different languages.