Phone: (718) 486-6800
Fax: (718) 486-5287

240 Hooper Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
(718) 486-6800

We are a short walk from the J, M, & G trains.


CALA is open Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm.
We accept walk-in consultations without an appointment until 3:00pm.

Who We Are

Central American Legal Assistance (CALA) provides free or low-cost legal services to New York’s immigrant community. Our mission is to protect and defend Central and South American asylum-seekers and to expand the civil rights of all immigrants. CALA has had an open door to newly-arrived immigrants since 1985. CALA’s staff are all bi-lingual. Based in a Brooklyn church, CALA offers immigrants a home base for advice or counseling as well as legal representation. We have put thousands of Latino immigrants on the road to citizenship.



CALA relies on the donations of supporters in order to continue to fight in the name of human rights for immigrants. We are a 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax deductable.