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Immigration and LEgal Services


Wage and Hour Division

Stuart Smith, Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist (CORPS):, 504-299-1488

Services: The Wage and Hour Division through the United States Department of Labor provides information and resources in multiple languages for employees to understand their rights in the workplace and understand how to file formal complaints against an employer for rights violations. For information on how to file a complaint in English, click here. For information on how to file a complaint in Spanish, click here. For fact sheets and other information in multiple languages, click here. For further information on the wage and hour division, such as who they are, who they serve and what they do, click here.


Hotline: Louisiana Language Access Coalition (LLAC)

504-315-5751 (calls, texts and Whatsapp)

Services: A hotline to collect community data on language access gaps in education, healthcare, legal and government settings. The hotline will accompany impacted people to make a complaint, share Know Your Rights information and make multilingual referrals when possible. Community members can call, text or send a whatsapp message to the LLAC hotline at 504-315-5751. A volunteer will respond within 3 business days to complete an intake, listen to stories and concerns, and offer information and support. Community members can also click here to submit an intake form to the hotline without calling.



Services: Free ALAS is a New Orleans nonprofit organization that increases youth access to education by training school staff and educators on how to support immigrant students and system-impacted youth, and how staff and educators can help connect youth to pro bono legal representation. For more information, click the link above.

Familias Unidas en Acción

Phone: (504) 813-4022

 Services: Prepare families to empower themselves in the face of attacks on immigrant communities, orient families to general community resources regarding health, education, housing and immigration, provide temporary shelter to recently-arrived immigrant families and their children, provide trainings and resources for families that are adapting to a new culture, and orient families to local education systems and how to be involved in their children’s education.

New Orleans Pro Bono Project

935 Gravier St #1340, New Orleans, LA 70112, Phone: (504) 581-4043.

Services: Provides free civil legal aid to those that qualify for services. The Pro Bono Project serves residents of the following parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Washington. For more information, click here


Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Immigration and Refugee Services 

1000 Howard Ave. Ste 200, New Orleans, LA 70113, Phone: (504) 310-6862

Immigration Legal Services: (504) 310-6873 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email 

Services for Unaccompanied Children: (504) 457-3462 and press "3" to leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address

Translation and Notary Services: (504) 457-3462

Refugee Resettlement Program: (504) 457-3462

Services: Immigration legal services, unaccompanied minors, domestic violence, citizenship and ESL classes, translation and notary services.

Project Ishmael

3401 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119, Contact:

Services: pro bono immigration legal program for children

ISLA - Immigration Services and Legacy Advocacy

(504) 265-0416, Contact:

Services: ISLA attorneys visit detained immigrants at the Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center on a weekly basis and provide pro bono representation under a universal representation model before the Oakdale Immigration Court. 

Loyola Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice 

7214 St. Charles Avenue Box 902 New Orleans, LA 7011 Phone: (504) 861-5595

Services: Legal services, i.e. workplace justice, immigration, community justice, domestic violence.

The Congress of Day Laborers

3500 Canal Street, 2nd Fl, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: ((504) 309-5165

Services: Organization and activism in support of day laborers and construction workers in New Orleans.

Orleans Public Defenders 

2601 Tulane Ave., Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: (504) 821-8101

Services: Bond, inmate and jail information, consequences of a conviction, social services. Defense team, provides individualized mitigation plans, provide language access, advocate for incarceration alternatives, connects clients to critical services such as housing, job placement, substance abuse, medical and mental health treatment.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services 

1340 Poydras Street, Suite 600 New Orleans, LA 70112, Phone: (504) 529-1000

Services: Provides free, civil legal aid to those that qualify for services.

New Orleans Family Justice Center 

701 Loyola Ave, Suite 201, New Orleans, LA 70113, Crisis Line: (504) 866-9554, Phone (504) 592-4005 

Services: Provides a range of free services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking and child abuse.

Excelth Legal Clinic 

9900 Lake Forest Blvd., Suite F, New Orleans, LA 70127, Phone: (504) 620-0500

Services: Help families with government benefits, divorces, debtor or creditor issues, housing and immigration. 

New Orleans Neighborhood Engagement Office 

City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., 8th Floor, Office 8E15, New Orleans, LA 70112, Phone: (504) 658-4980

Services: Promote neighborhood engagement in government decision making. 


Independent Police Monitor 

2714 Canal Street, Suite 201New Orleans, Louisiana 70119, Phone: (504) 309-9799

Services: Police monitor, individuals can file a complaint or commend an officer.


Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LFHAC) 

1340 Poydras St #710, New Orleans, LA 70112, Phone: (504) 596-2100

Services: Enforcement of housing regulations, file a complaint, homeownership protection, education with regard to fair housing and home ownership.

Court Watch NOLA

A New Orleans nonprofit organization that makes observations and reports on whether Orleans Parish Criminal Court judges, prosecutors and public defenders are doing their jobs transparently, ethically, and constitutionally. For more information, visit the link above.

Disability Rights Louisiana

Disability Rights Louisiana helps protect the rights of people of all ages in Louisiana with disabilities. Disability Rights Louisiana may have limited capacity to provide legal representation for certain legal matters. For more information, visit the link above.


Kenner Hispanic Resource Center 

4312 Florida Ave., Kenner, LA 70062, Phone: (504) 469-2971

Services: Interpretation for legal proceedings, ESL classes for Spanish speakers, Hispanic Homebuyers' training programs.


Families Helping Families 

700 Hickory Ave Harahan, LA 70123, Phone: (504) 888-9111

Services: Peer to peer support, stipends for families in need, informational resources and education for families and friends of children with disabilities.

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