OUR MISSION

BayLegal’s mission is to provide meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language or disability.

OUR 2021 IMPACT

Feature 1 – Healthcare and Safety Net

2,500+

cases helping individuals and families remove barriers to healthcare, health coverage, and critical safety net programs, with more than $12.8 million in direct economic benefits.

Feature 2 – Housing

2,500+

cases standing with low-income families who pushed back against escalating eviction, displacement, and housing discrimination—stabilizing communities and securing more than $7 million in benefits for our clients.

Feature 3 – Total served

10,000+

clients and their children served—with an additional 73,000+ who benefited from legal clinics, referrals, training, outreach and information services.

This success is only possible with your support. DONATE TODAY

Lunar New Year – Celebration, Mourning, and the Need for Change
24 January 2023

Dear friends and colleagues, Sunday, January 22, was the beginning of the Lunar New Year.  Lunar New Year is celebrated in multiple communities across the Asian Diaspora starting on the first day of the first month in the lunar calendar.  While each culture has its own traditions, unifying components include prioritizing time to connect with …

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What we’re reading: BayLegal’s Hilda Chan quoted in article on Chinese immigrant women survivors of domestic violence
24 January 2023

This long-form article by Junyao Yang at The China Project profiles Chinese women who have immigrated to the U.S., their struggles to find safety and support across cultural and language barriers, and the legal and advocacy organizations working to help them access legal systems and support networks. Hilda Chan, BayLegal Regional Counsel for Housing Litigation, …

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New Resource: Benefits and Health Care Rights for Those Impacted by Flooding
19 January 2023

Bay Area Legal Aid has prepared this helpful one-page resource for individuals and families whose health care, health coverage, and/or public benefits might be impacted by flooding or storm-related issues. Download the PDF here. And be sure to check out resources from our partner agencies and organizations, posted on our website here and here.

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