BHPCL Announces New Social Service Partnership

BHPCL Announces New Social Service PartnershipWe’re excited to announce a cutting edge social service partnership with The Salvation Army! Our partnership pairs The Salvation Army case workers with our high-need clients, helping them get assistance on their non-legal issues.This work is made possible thanks to a new technology solution that we’ve built on the Salesforce platform. The system takes potential clients through an electronic screening, which determines their eligibility for our services, The Salvation Army services, and services at other nonprofits based on their defined needs and demographic information. After referrals are processed and appointments made, the system also allows us to coordinate services with The Salvation Army without exposing confidential information. Currently, The Salvation is able to assist our clients with: Expedited social security disability income processing for persons who are homeless or imminently homeless (through the SOAR program). Help accessing transitional housing by connecting people…

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BHPCL Grows Its Staff

BHPCL Grows Its StaffWe're excited to announce the addition of four new team members! Combined, these talented individuals will strengthen our organization and ensure that we deliver on our promise to use ALL areas of the law to improve Bayview/Hunters Point. Onki Kwan - our new Community Development Director, is in charge of the roll-out of our new community development program, which will creatively use the law to create new local wealth and opportunity. She will also manage all of our public interest advocacy cases.Tiffany Hickey - our new Outreach & Development Director, is in charge of community outreach & partnerships, of event planning, and donor development. She will help grow our capacity and connections to make our model a success.Anda Kwong- our new Managing Attorney, is in charge of managing all direct service cases in active litigation. This mostly includes eviction defense and domestic violence…

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The Detention Defense Fund

The Detention Defense Fund

Due Process for All. No Exceptions.

The Grossman Caramello Foundation, which sponsors the Detention Defense Fund, exists to promote the principle that due process is a human right for all, with no exceptions. Our goal is to make the United States' practices of immigration enforcement reflect those values of human rights and due process. Thus, the Foundation provides legal services and other support for victims of immigration enforcement incarceration here in the United States. Every year in this country the Department of Homeland Security incarcerates between 300,000 to 400,000 people without due process for suspected immigration law violations. Many people incarcerated for "immigration enforcement" reasons have legal immigration status such as green cards or visas,  live in the United States lawfully, and are mothers and fathers of small children. People incarcerated by the government for immigration reasons also include women who come…

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Our 2nd Annual Gala

Our 2nd Annual Gala

Join us on November 10th at 7pm for our 2nd Annual Gala!

The Russian Center2460 Sutter St.San Francisco CA, 94115We opened our doors to clients on January 7th, 2013 thanks to the generous support and dedication of dozens of volunteers and donors. Since then we have helped over 110 clients and started over 175 cases, helping people in areas as diverse as family law and first amendment law. Over 70% of our clients earn less than $15,000 per year.  Please join us as we continue to grow our impact: securing rights previously ignored and using the law to creatively build local wealth. Our 2nd annual gala will feature a diverse auction and raffles with unique wares from amazing local Bayview/Hunters Point businesses and artists. Plus, we'll have premium wine, beer, catered food, and live blues-rock music from local artists. Our auction will feature signed…

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BHPCL Elects Our First Board

BHPCL Elects Our First BoardWe believe in inclusive governance at Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal, and that belief was put into action on July 20th when we held our first annual meeting. All of our clients, volunteers, and financial supporters were invited to attend as members of the non-profit, and together we discussed and approved the 2013-14 strategic plan. The plan calls for us to expand and diversify our funding base, which will put our direct legal services on a better financial footing, and to start our new community development program. At the meeeting we also elected our first board of directors. Our directors include include people from all ages and walks of life: both community insiders and outsiders who care about justice and equity.  In no particular order, here is our board for 2013-14:Dr. Espanola Jackson - Ms. Jackson has lived in Bayview/Hunters Point since the early 1950s, and has witnessed…

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