Legal Services

Helping immigrants find relief

CWS began its journey of assisting refugees and immigrants during the aftermath of World War II. That commitment to serving immigrants has stayed with us over the decades. We can look back and see the great contributions that refugees and immigrants have made to our communities, and we are emboldened by their own resilience and hope for a new life.

Today, CWS honors the courage shown by immigrants by providing legal services at local offices throughout the U.S. We are there to help immigrants start new chapters in their lives. Our attorneys can assist in the filing of applications for naturalization, green cards and citizenship. We also assist in many other types of status as well as waivers, exemptions and applications.

We have over 21 offices throughout the U.S. that offer various legal services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. In many communities we also participate in immigration clinics at local churches and group processing events in partnership with other community-based organizations.

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Center for New Americans 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 125 Sacramento, CA 95825-8521 Phone: 916.492.2591 Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Services 3621 Brunswick Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90039-1727 Phone: 323.661.8588 Refugee Focus 3443 N. Central Ave., North Rotunda Phoenix, AZ 85012-2204 Phone: 602.248.4400 Ecumenical Refugee & Immigration Services, Inc. 1600 Downing Street, Suite 400 Denver, CO 80218-1533 Phone: 303.860.0128 Lutheran Refugee Services 1941 South 42nd Street, #402 Omaha, NE 68105-2944 Phone: 402.536.3526 Lutheran Refugee Services Sub-Office of OM 2201 S. 17th St. Lincoln, NE 68502-3713 Phone: 402.441.6634 Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services 122 West Franklin, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55404-2444 Phone: 612.870.3600 Refugee Services of Texas, Inc - Amarillo Sub-Office of (DA) 1731 S. Avondale Amarillo, TX 79106-4516 Phone: 806.381.0099 Refugee Services of Texas, Inc. 12025 Shiloh Road, Suite 240 Dallas, TX 75228-1520 Phone: 214.821.4422 Refugee Services of Texas, Inc - Ft. Worth Sub-Office of (DA) 1801 Circle Drive Fort Worth, TX 76119-8124 Phone: 817.413.3772 Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston IM Refugee Services 3303 Main Street Houston, TX 77002-9322 Phone: 713.533.4940 Refugee Services of Texas, Inc - Austin Sub-Office of (DA) 500 E. St. Johns Ave, Suite 1280 Austin, TX 78752-2508 Phone: 512.472.9472 RefugeeOne 4753 N. Broadway, Suite 401 Chicago, IL 60640-4981 Phone: 773.989.5647 Bethany Christian Services Refugee Resettlement Program 1050 36th Street S.E., Suite 400 Grand Rapids, MI 49508-5581 Phone: 616.965.8063 Exodus Refugee/Immigration, Inc. 1125 Brookside Ave., Suite C9 Indianapolis, IN 46202-3596 Phone: 317.921.0836 Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. Sub-Office of KY 1206 North Limestone Lexington, KY 40505-3242 Phone: 859.226.5661 Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. 969B Cherokee Road Louisville, KY 40204-2390 Phone: 502.479.9180 Community Refugee & Immigration Services 1925 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Suite 102 Columbus, OH 43229-3544 Phone: 614.235.5747 Bridge Refugee Services, Inc. 7035 Middlebrook Pike, Suite A Knoxville, TN 37909-1156 Phone: 865.540.1311 New American Pathways 2300 Henderson Mill, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30345-2704 Phone: 404.299.6099 Church World Service/IRP Sub-Office of Miami 220 S. Congress Park Drive, Suite 300 Delray Beach, FL 33445-4605 Phone: 561.266.0624 Church World Service/IRP Miami Office 1924 NW 84th Ave. Building 10, Beacon Centre Doral, FL 33126-1030 Phone: 305.774.6770 Church World Service/IRP 620 S. Elm Street, Suite 315 Greensboro, NC 27406-1317 Phone: 336.617.0381 Church World Service/IRP 112 S. Duke Street, Suite 4B Durham, NC 27701-2852 Phone: 919.680.4310 Church World Service IRP 3314 N. Parham Rd. Suite B Richmond, VA 23294 Phone: 804.658.5279 Church World Service IRP / Harrisonburg Refugee Resettlement Program 250 East Elizabeth Street, Suite 109 Harrisonburg, VA 22802-4159 Phone: 919.680.4310 Church World Service / IRP 26 Journal Square, Suite 600 Jersey City, NJ 07306-4103 Phone: 201.659.0468 Church World Service / IRP 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 700 New York, NY 10115 Phone: 212.870.3300 Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Serivces Episcopal Social Service, Inc. 235 Nicoll St., 2nd floor New Haven, CT 06511-2670 Phone: 203.562.2095 Church World Service IRP c/o Tabor Community Services 308 East King Street Lancaster, PA 17602-5013 Phone: 717.381.2890 Ascentria Community Services, Inc. 261 Sheep Davis Road, Suite A-1 Concord, NH 03301-5750 Phone: 603.224.8111 Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. North Atlantic Region Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214-2152 Phone: 716.882.4963 InterFaith Works of Central New York Refugee Resettlement Program 1010 James Street Syracuse, NY 13203-2770 Phone: 315.474.1261 Catholic Family Center - Refugee Resettlement Program 87 N. Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14604-1455 Phone: 585.546.7220