Safeguards the fights of political activists, communities of color, and immigrants through public interest litigation, advocacy, and education.
520 SW 6th Ave. Suite 1050 Portland, OR 97205
Mission: “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”
Works to establish and uphold the civil rights of the African American community and for people of color in Portland. Legal assistance available.
3527 NE 15th Ave. #125 Portland, OR 97212
Year Established: 1914
Provides legal services for victims of domestic violence and other crimes.
1021 SW 4th Ave, Room 804, Portland, OR 97204
A civil practice clinic for the law school, students assist in the representation of low-income individuals experiencing a variety of civil and administrative legal problems.
310 SW 4th Ave, Suite 1018 Portland, OR 97204
Mission: “The legal aid organizations in Oregon seek to achieve justice for the low income communities in Oregon by working together to provide a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. Services are provided throughout the state but due to resource limitations not every community has a legal aid office.”
Provides representation on civil cases to low income clients in Oregon. Also provides bankruptcy clinics and self-help classes. See website for various Oregon locations and information.
921 SW Washington St. Suite 500 Portland, OR 97205
Public Benefits Hotline: (800)520-5292
Mission: “For more than 35 years, ICS has been dedicated to improving the lives of Oregon’s immigrant communities by providing affordable immigration legal services and free informational forums. More recently, our mission has expanded to include work with unaccompanied children and to provide social services for survivors of human trafficking.”
Provides low-cost immigration assistance to low-income people by helping families apply for reunification, assisting people fleeing persecution, and educating people about citizenship process.
519 SW Park Ave, Suite 610 Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 1879
Provides legal support to people who are representing themselves in a family law court action. Facilitators assist in filling out forms and are able to offer other legal information.
145 ME 2nd Ave., Rm 102C Hillsboro, OR 97124
The Oregon Affiliate of the ACLU is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights.
We believe that the freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.
We advance civil liberties and civil rights by activities that include litigation, education, and lobbying.
Provides information and legal assistance for cases dealing with constitutional and civil rights in Oregon. Please visit their website for assistance eligibility requirements.
P.O. Box 40585 Portland, OR 97240
Year Established: 1920
Mission: “Our mission is to promote and defend the rights of individuals with disabilities.”
Provides legal advocacy services for people with disabilities anywhere in Oregon.
620 SW 5th Ave, 5th Floor Portland, OR 97204
Year Established: 1975
Mission: “Inspired by the transformative power of God’s love, Catholic Charities, the social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon, partners with the most vulnerable, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.”
Offers information and referral services, short-term intervention, housing assistance, employment information, parent classes, youth groups, and mental health counseling; also provides immigration and legal services.
231 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 1917