The Need

  Displacement   Silicon Valley’s explosive growth means increased rents, a high cost of living, and limited housing options, making it difficult for many families to maintain stability.

Displacement
Silicon Valley’s explosive growth means increased rents, a high cost of living, and limited housing options, making it difficult for many families to maintain stability.

  Barriers to Opportunity  A variety of circumstances, including not speaking English, being disabled, or living on a limited income, makes it difficult to access resources and information.

Barriers to Opportunity
A variety of circumstances, including not speaking English, being disabled, or living on a limited income, makes it difficult to access resources and information.

  A Complex Legal System  The U.S. legal system is difficult to navigate alone and often requires a lawyer. Some people have the resources and know-how to hire the legal help they need while others do not.

A Complex Legal System
The U.S. legal system is difficult to navigate alone and often requires a lawyer. Some people have the resources and know-how to hire the legal help they need while others do not.


Our Solution

  Ensuring Access to Justice  We use the law as a tool for change in matters dealing with housing, children and youth, or physical and mental health, to ensure everyone has access to opportunities regardless of their circumstances.

Ensuring Access to Justice
We use the law as a tool for change in matters dealing with housing, children and youth, or physical and mental health, to ensure everyone has access to opportunities regardless of their circumstances.

  Addressing Systemic Inequalities  We address the root cause of ongoing issues of poverty, discrimination and neglect by advocating for policy changes that put long-term solutions in place.

Addressing Systemic Inequalities
We address the root cause of ongoing issues of poverty, discrimination and neglect by advocating for policy changes that put long-term solutions in place.

  Inventive Problem Solving  Our comprehensive approach includes direct legal advocacy, social work help, and litigation and we often rely on our deep, long-standing partnerships with other organizations to find the best solutions for each client.

Inventive Problem Solving
Our comprehensive approach includes direct legal advocacy, social work help, and litigation and we often rely on our deep, long-standing partnerships with other organizations to find the best solutions for each client.


You can ensure access to justice for thousands of low-income families facing life-changing legal issues. 


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Each day, our unique team of attorneys, social workers, community workers and pro bono attorneys work together to create a community where we all have access: to a home, to quality education, and to healthcare.

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San Jose, CA 95112

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