Catholic Charities, Esperanza Center

Organization Description

The Esperanza Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, welcomes immigrants and offers hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives. Immigration Legal Services provides legal counseling and representation for low-income individuals and their families. The Esperanza Center serves individuals from over 150 different countries who reside in Maryland or have immigration cases in Maryland. They will assist you and your family members seeking to obtain, extend, or retain lawful immigration status or citizenship in the United States.

Program Details

Immigration Legal Services

Program Website: Immigration Services

Program Description:

Provides affordable and pro bono legal counseling and representation in a wide-range of immigration matters including:

  • Immigration consultations
  • Family-based petitions
  • Adjustment of status
  • Trafficking, crime victim, and domestic violence-based immigration applications
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) applications and renewals
  • Immigrant visa processing
  • Applications for Citizenship
  • Inadmissibility waiver applications
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • NACARA (Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act)
  • Removal defense (Defense against deportation)
  • Asylum, withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture

The Esperanza Center is providing consultations for new clients with open cases by appointment only. For questions regarding immigration legal services, please call 667-600-2941 or email

The Esperanza Center's menu of services with costs can be found here:…

Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish, French, Greek, Arabic
Intake days/hours (walk-in): All Esperanza Center programs are closed to in-person services during COVID-19.
Office days/hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-1pm
Intake days/hours (by phone): Monday-Thursday, 9am-Noon; Immigration Legal Services: 667-600-2933 Educational Services: 667-600-2943 Client Services: 667-600-2401 Health Clinic: 667-600-2942 Family Reunification Services: 667-600-2960 Victim Services Case Management: 667-600-2906
Condition of waiver (describe): If you are unable to pay the consultation fee, fee waivers are available on a limited basis. For survivors of crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, consultations are free of charge.
Cost or fee (describe): $100 consultation fee
Eligibility-residence-county: Maryland residents
Domestic Violence: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Immigration and Citizenship: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Other Topics: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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