Boat People SOS - Houston
BPSOS-Houston’s Legal Services Center is a non-profit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals in the Vietnamese and wider Asian communities of Houston. The mission of Legal Services Center is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services that are culturally-sensitive and linguistically-appropriate to low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Harris and surrounding counties. The Legal Services Center advocates for and assists in family law, applying for immigration benefits, family sponsorships, permanent residency or U.S. citizenship applications, and other basic civil legal services. The Legal Services Center provides reduced fee and free services to those who qualify.
BPSOS-Houston’s Communities Against Domestic Violence Program (CADV) offers a full range of culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate services including:
24-hour crisis response hotline;
safety-planning and ongoing emotional support;
accompaniments in court, police stations, medical facilities;
public benefits application assistance;
connections to counseling;
crime victim compensation assistance; and
shelter and/or housing relocation.
The CADV Team also provide legal advocacy and representation in family, immigration, or other civil matters through our Legal Services Center. Each year, BPSOS-Houston’s CADV advocates and attorneys support hundreds of immigrant women and men facing abuse in their lives. If you or someone you know needs help, please call (713)294-9106.
BPSOS's Sexual Assault Program aims to provide trauma informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate supportive services, including crisis intervention, access to mental health and health care providers, and ongoing emotional support to nurture the healing process of survivors of sexual assault. Services include trauma informed care, referrals to legal consultations and representations, referrals to short and long term counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, emotional support, accompaniments, and access to medical care. If you or someone you know needs help, please call (713)294-9106.
The Victims of Exploitation and Trafficking Assistance (VETA) Program provides direct services including legal representation to immigrant victims of human trafficking. The VETA team also conducts outreach to the community, service providers and law enforcement to increase awareness of human trafficking and victim identification.
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