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Esperanza Center Services

Client Services

Esperanza Center’s Client Services program provides assistance and information to immigrants with a wide array of needs.

Client Services is often the first place clients visit at the Esperanza Center. Our program handles over 5,000 client inquiries annually to help immigrants navigate their way through agencies dealing with social services, housing, employment training, and offering assistance with adapting to US culture. Our bilingual staff provides information and referrals including translations, assistance with forms, community advocacy, and general orientation, notarizations, referrals, public health education, and more.

Our bilingual staff provides:

  • Translations (Spanish/English)
  • Letters: 
    • Income letters, support letters, child care authorization letters, travel consent letters, immigration invitation letters, limited foreign authorization letters, etc.
  • Assistance with forms
  • Notary services
  • Community advocacy and orientation
  • Assistance with school enrollment, applications for public benefits, assistance with housing and employment matters, utility service issues, etc.
  • Referrals: 
    • We assist immigrants with referrals to governmental or other nonprofit service providers for legal, housing, educational, transportation, and financial issues.
  • Employment
  • Services for crime victims: Assistance with reporting crime, requesting police reports, and hospital financial assistance, mental health assistance

Contact Client Services:
667-600-2900
[email protected]

Educational Services

Esperanza’s Educational Services program provides free or low-cost ESOL and financial literacy classes. We offer educational programs for adults and youth:

    • For information and to register for adult ESOL classes, click here.
    • For information about the adult program, click here.
    • For information about the youth program, click here.
    • For more information for volunteer teachers, click here.

Esperanza Center offers informal English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) classes and financial literacy classes. Please call 667-600-2901 or text 667-217-1095 for more information about financial literacy classes. Come learn with us! You won’t find more student-friendly and affordable language classes anywhere else in Baltimore!

To learn more about our educational services, click here.

Contact Educational Services:
667-600-2943
[email protected]

Health Services

The Esperanza Health Center Health Services Clinic (ECHC) provides free medical and dental services to uninsured immigrants in the metropolitan Baltimore region who do not qualify for government-sponsored health insurance. The clinic offers no-cost quality primary and preventive care for adults and children. Services are provided by dedicated volunteers and staff, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. We offer medical services with appointments only from Monday – Friday.

To learn more about our health services, click here.

Contact Health Services:
667-600-2942
[email protected]

Legal Services

Attention: ILS has resumed consultations for new clients, by appointment only. We are continuing to serve all clients with open cases, and to recruit and train pro bono attorneys. For questions regarding immigration legal services, please call 667-600-2941. 

Immigration Legal Services was founded in 1994 to provide low-cost legal counseling and representation in humanitarian and family-based immigration matters. ILS recruits attorneys, law students, paralegals, and others to volunteer in our office, during business hours, under the supervision of our staff. 667-600-2941.

To learn more about our legal services, click here.

Contact Legal Services
667-600-2941
[email protected]

Family Reunification Services

Immigration Legal Services was founded in 1994 to provide low-cost legal counseling and representation in humanitarian and family-based immigration matters. As one of the largest non-profit immigration legal services providers in the state, we serve individuals from over 150 different countries who reside in Maryland or have immigration cases in Maryland. We assist clients and their family members seeking to obtain, extend, or retain lawful immigration status or citizenship in the United States.

Contact Family Reunification Services:
667-600-2960
[email protected]
[email protected]

About Our Funder

Our Family Reunification Services are made possible with funding from the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS).

Our History

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Esperanza Center Educational Services

Esperanza’s Educational Services program provides free or low-cost ESOL and financial literacy classes. We offer educational programs for adults and youth.

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Esperanza Center Health Services

The Esperanza Health Center Health Services Clinic (ECHC) provides free medical and dental services to uninsured immigrants in the metropolitan Baltimore region who do not qualify for government-sponsored health insurance.

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Immigration Legal Services at the Esperanza Center

Immigration Legal Services (ILS) was founded in 1994 to provide low-cost legal counseling and representation in humanitarian and family-based immigration matters.

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