Understanding Our Work

The monumental triumph of escaping abusive environments often demands everything from survivors. By the time they reach American soil, they may possess little more than the will to build a new life. Even the most fortunate among them may be ill-equipped to navigate the difficult legal process that awaits, let alone provide for themselves and their loved ones.

They have the will. They have the ability. But not the resources. They don’t want a handout. They need a helping hand. Without it, choices and opportunities dwindle, and we all suffer the loss of the potential each person holds.

We choose to extend the safety, liberty, and hope America has given us to those who desperately need it.

Whether you need help yourself or want to support HRI’s efforts, we have a place for you.

If you have any questions, please call.

Si usted necesita ayuda o quiere apoyar a esta causa, tenemos un lugar para usted.

Si tiene preguntas, por favor llame.




HRI provides our clients with free, high-quality legal services, as well as various social services for their families.

Cases we handle


Financials & Donor Information

Transparency is important to us. Read our Annual Reports and Financial Statements to see where your investment goes.

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Meet Our Board

We are grateful for the support and guidance of these special individuals.

Our Board


Meet Our Staff

Meet the people who run HRI’s daily operations.

Our Staff


Careers & Internships

We offer internships, legal fellowships and other professional opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

March 2021

Know Your Rights as a Tenant! ¡Conozca Sus Derechos Como Inquilino!

¿Tiene preguntas sobre sus derechos como inquilino o sobre los desalojos? Acompáñenos en un Facebook Live para hablar sobre: Los derechos que tienen los inquilinos Cómo funciona el proceso de desalojo Formas protegerse de del desalojo Cómo solicitar programas de ayuda al alquiler Questions about your rights as a tenant or evictions? Join us for a Facebook Live from 4:30-5:30 to talk about: The rights you have as a renter How the eviction process works Ways to protect yourself from…

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April 2021

CLE: Taking a Case with HRI (Virtual)

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The monumental triumph of escaping abusive environments often demands everything of survivors. As a pro bono attorney with HRI, you can make a difference. We invite potential legal volunteers to our virtual CLE to learn immigration basics, how to represent a client, and ethical considerations. This comprehensive training covers Asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, and SIJ (unaccompanied children) and is the first step in doing pro bono work with HRI. 1.5 CLE credits with .25 ethics credit RSVP our Volunteer Director for…

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Office Hours for Current Pro Bono Attorneys

April 21 @ 12:00 pm

Wondering how to find a status update for your case? Need a hand crafting your client’s affidavit? Just want to run a quick question by an HRI director? HRI’s monthly Zoom office hours can help! Each month, our program directors Sara Wahl and Pilar Ferguson will host a call focused on one of our program areas. These office hours are the place to get your questions about your current case answered. Program Focus: Crime Victim's Program. If you have an…

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Together we can extend the safety, liberty, and hope America has given us to those who desperately need it. Your support makes a great difference as we continue the fight.

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