MUA ensures that Latina immigrant women and their families are able to access high quality legal services for immigration related issues as well as domestic violence and family law cases.
In 2007, MUA helped to found the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Services and Education Network. Through this Network, MUA is able to connect our our members to legal partners atDolores Street Community Services, CARECEN, La Raza Centro Legal, La Raza Community Resource Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, and Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach for violence-related immigration status remedies such as VAWA and the U and T Visa program as well as deportation defense. In the East Bay, MUA works with pro bono lawyers from the Immigration Committee of the National Lawyers’ Guild to ensure representation for our members.
Our members receive special training to provide counseling sessions -Clinicas del Alma- to their peers, provide referrals to other agencies, and information regarding other community resources. MUA members are certified as Domestic Violence Advocates and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselors and are here to listen to every woman who comes into our office with compassion and confidentiality.
Counselors are available at MUA’s offices from 10AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday or via the phone: Oakland, 510.261.3398; San Francisco, 415.261.8140.