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API Legal Outreach Founders

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Founded in 1975, the mission of API Legal Outreach is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants, and youth.

Violence Against Women Project

Freedom from violence is a human right. We are committed to serving survivors of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and related forms of violence through a holistic and survivor-centered approach.

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Senior Law, Elder Abuse, Disability Rights Projects

Our work covers areas such as public benefits, consumer fraud, and elder and disability rights to empower seniors and adults with disabilities enjoy life with dignity.

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Immigrant Rights Project

We are committed to advancing immigrant rights. Through clinics and expert legal representation we provide assistance in a variety of immigration law areas.

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Housing
Projects

We provide legal assistance and education for a variety of housing related topics to keep vulnerable tenants and homeowners in their homes.

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Anti-Human Trafficking Project

Through longstanding partnerships with other Bay Area non-profits, we work to provide survivors of trafficking with the legal and social services they need.

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Youth Advisory Council

In 1997, API Legal Outreach began its Youth Advisory Council (YAC) as a peer-education program to end youth dating violence. Today YAC tackles issues from LGBTQ rights to Bay Area housing.

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API LEGAL OUTREACH NEWS

Protecting Our Seniors:  Shedding Light on Elder Abuse

Protecting Our Seniors: Shedding Light on Elder Abuse

As we celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2024, it is crucial to bring attention to the often hidden and heartbreaking issue of elder abuse. Our senior citizens, who have contributed so much to our society, deserve our protection and support. In this...

A Guide to Recent Regulatory Changes Expanding Access to SSI

A Guide to Recent Regulatory Changes Expanding Access to SSI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently finalized three significant Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rules that aim to reduce barriers and expand access to SSI benefits. These rules particularly impact in-kind support and maintenance (ISM)...

From Hardship to Hope: another APILO success story

From Hardship to Hope: another APILO success story

David P. was born in the Yucatan, Mexico, in 1990. With his parents often absent, David, the eldest of four, grew up under the care of his grandmother. Determined to support his family, he worked various jobs in Mexico, but it wasn't enough. At 15, David made the...

A Journey to Citizenship: Overcoming Barriers for Rex

A Journey to Citizenship: Overcoming Barriers for Rex

Rex was born in the Marshall Islands in 1994. When he was just seven months old, a loving San Francisco couple adopted him, welcoming him into their family with open arms. Shortly after starting school, Rex's parents realized he faced unique challenges, ultimately...

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APILO needs your support to provide culturally and linguistically competent legal and social services to our underserved communities. Please consider making a donation today to help us create a better tomorrow. Thank you to all our past, present and future supporters!

Who we are


“Nihonmachi Legal Outreach” was founded in 1975 by volunteer law students who saw a need for multilingual, culturally appropriate services in their community. In 2002, we renamed ourselves Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach to reflect our long-standing commitment to the API community. Today, API Legal Outreach’s work extends over six core project areas and our staff speak over a dozen languages and dialects.

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Founded in 1975, the mission of API Legal Outreach is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants, and youth.

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San Francisco Office

1121 Missio​n St.
​San Francisco, CA 94103

CONTACT US

(T) 415.567.6255
(F) 415.567.6248

Oakland Office

310 8th St., Suite 305
​Oakland, CA 94607

CONTACT US

(T) 510.251.2846
(F) 510.251.2292