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Information and Resources on Immigration 

Massachusetts Attorney General Civil Rights Violation Hotline  -  1-800-994-3228

General Information


How ICE Conducts Community Arrests and Your Rights 

(Link includes resources in Español, Française, Punjabi, Arabic, Mandarin, and Haitian Creole)

MA Online Civil Rights Complaint Form

Local  Organizations
Community Organizations

Brazilian Women's Group

The Brazilian Women’s Group was made by and for Brazilian women to build political and social awareness and to create a space for women to discuss the issues of being an immigrant woman from Brazil in the US. They offer voter registration sessions and free immigration clinics as well as other workshops about various other topics.


Community Action Agency of Somerville

CAAS aims to to reduce poverty in local communities and individuals while trying to address larger conditions that perpetuate poverty. CAAS’s core programs are Head Start, Homelessness Prevention Program, and Community Organizing & Advocacy.

Somerville Community Corporation

The Somerville Community Corporation works to empower low and moderate-income people and immigrants through ensuring that Somerville remains affordable. 


Immigrant Health and Environmental Justice

Alternatives for Community & Environment

ACE aims to build the power of communities of color and low-income communities to make them more sustainable, healthy, and equitable through advocating for transit justice, promoting youth organizing, providing legal services, and building coalitions.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF)

NEGEF is a foundation that provides support to community volunteer initiatives that aim to make their hometowns more healthy, just, safe, and environmentally stable.

Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Community Campus Partnerships for Health

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health promotes health equity by creating partnerships between communities and academic institutions. CCPH also provides training and technical assistance so that partnerships between community and academic institutions are as effective as possible.

Tufts Tisch College Community Research Center

The Tisch College Community Research Center (TCRC) helps support projects between community members and Tufts faculty and/or students. This research is focused on issues of social inequity, including education, health, economy, housing, and the environment.

Domestic Violence

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)

ATASK is a nonprofit that serves Pan-Asian survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. They run the Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program (ASAP), which provides temporary housing, assistance with food, clothing, and transportation, support groups, and meetings with advocates to provide clients with necessary care.

Casa Myrna

Casa Myrna is Boston-based and organizes many awareness efforts as well as shelter and supportive services for survivors and the services are provided in both Spanish and English. Casa Myrna offers two residential programs, a teen parenting program, housing advocacy, counseling, economic stability help, and children’s services.

Finex House

Finex is a shelter for women who are survivors of domestic violence, particularly those who have disabilities and/or women who have been trafficked. Finex has an Emergency Safe Shelter, a 24/7 hotline, attorneys to advocate battered women in court, therapy, counseling, help with moving, and many more services.


A collaboration of Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS), Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), and the Center for Hope and Healing (CHH). Focuses on helping and healing Portuguese-speaking communities. The website is mostly an informational website for people who speak/read in Portuguese.


Saheli provides free domestic violence prevention and recovery programs and services to South Asian immigrants. These programs include: programs that address physical and mental health needs of women, legal and immigration referrals, and career and economic empowerment. Saheli provides services in: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

BARCC provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence (12 years and older) and their families and friends. They provide services in English, Spanish, and other languages upon request and their services include: a 24/7 hotline, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, counseling and support groups, case management, community services, and professional training.


The Elizabeth Stone House

The Elizabeth Stone House focuses on helping people with mental health issues, substance abuse, parenting issues, domestic violence, financial issues, and homelessness. The Elizabeth Stone House has multiple housing services, support group, counseling, and programs for people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

Jane Doe Inc. (JDI)

Jane Doe Inc. is an advocacy organization that operates multiple movements to promote human rights and social justice. JDI provide trainings, networking opportunities, materials, organizing campaigns, and leadership on policy and systems change.


RESPOND provides an emergency shelter, a crisis hotline, support services (i.e. providing emotional support, counseling, financial resources, information, legal support, referrals, basic assistance with things like food and clothing). RESPOND’s services are free, confidential, and available to all survivors of domestic abuse.

Drug Rehab is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on

Education and Youth

Student Immigration Movement

SIM’s focus is the liberation of undocumented community through creating a network of immigrant youth organizers. They provide political education, leadership training, mentorship, and healing spaces. SIM currently has several program teams, including the College Access Program, the Summer Liberation Program, Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, UndocuBlack SIM, and SIM Artistry.

Language and Interpreting

Boston Interpreters Collective

The Boston Interpreters Collective works to support community building and organizing through interpretation services and popular education workshops. Their interpretation services are available for Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Hindi-Urdu between English. They also provide connections between social justice oriented interpreters/translators for individuals and organizations in the Boston area.

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