Department of Health and Human Services
Legal Services: CASA provides a variety of legal services for low-income immigrants in housing, employment and immigration matters. CASA provides its members free legal consults on these matters during weekly intake sessions. Assistance in defending the legal rights of our members is accomplished through mass education sessions, advocacy, individual representation and impact litigation. In addition, CASA provides assistance in applying for a variety of immigration benefits before the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) where CASA has established itself as the number one non-profit provider in Maryland. CASA will be providing a robust set of services to assist our members in applying for new immigration benefits announced as part of the President’s effort to grant Administrative Relief from deportation for parents of US citizens and an expanded group of DACA eligible youth.
CASA’s Multicultural Center
8151 15th Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Legal Intakes Baltimore
2nd Monday of every month
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Baltimore Welcome Center
2224 East Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Citizenship Assistance: CASA provides a continuum of financial literacy programming and naturalization support to enhance our members’ ability to integrate into American society, build power for their community and make sound financial decisions that will increase their chances of economic success. CASA’s comprehensive citizenship promotion initiative, includes citizenship education, mentoring and interview preparation, application assistance, and post-naturalization support. Through an innovative partnership with the AmeriCorps program, trained AmeriCorps members provide these services at various locations throughout the state. As a part of the citizenship program, CASA operates a low-interest microloan program to assist Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) afford the naturalization application fee. In addition CASA provides financial education assistance including tax preparation, individual counseling and workshops on issues such as: obtaining identification documents (Individual Tax Identification Number, passport, consular identification, and driver’s license), opening a bank account, debt analysis, financial planning, and creating a budget.
Health and Social Services: CASA provides case management assistance to connect members with social services in the community aimed at improving their physical and mental health and increasing social stability. Through a multilingual health hotline and medical interpreter program, CASA helps increase access to essential health services in the community. CASA also operates a health promoter “promotora” program that utilizes a culturally appropriate popular education methodology in risk reduction strategies to combat HIV, cancer, and other health risks. In addition CASA operates a comprehensive public benefits outreach and enrollment program that assists community members understand and enroll into a variety of government assistance and health insurance programs including those made available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in addition to other public benefits such as SNAP.
Salud es Vida Health Hotline
Financial Literacy: CASA provides tax preparation, individual counseling and workshops on issues such as obtaining identification documents (Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), passport, consular identification, and driver’s license), opening a bank account, writing a check, using a debit card, debt analysis, financial planning, and creating a budget. Local banks also visit CASA’s Centers to help members open accounts.