Know Someone in Need?

Are you a social service provider or do you know a woman or girl who might need help? Below are some general criteria for eligibility for our services. If you are unsure, please have the service seeker call us; if we cannot assist them, we will offer them referrals to more appropriate service providers.

Criteria for Eligibility

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The Tahirih Justice Center focuses our efforts on cases that fall within the scope of our mission. Accepted requests must involve the protection of immigrant women and girls from persecution—although men may be eligible for assistance in order to protect their female family members from abuse. In addition, women who wish to receive Tahirih’s services free of charge must demonstrate that they are not able to afford to pay for such services. In those instances when requests for assistance fall outside the Tahirih’s scope, staff members make every effort to locate other service providers who can offer the prospective client assistance.

To learn more about immigrant rights in the United States, see our Know the Facts Brochure (PDF).

For additional resources or information, see our list of Like-Minded Service Providers.

Need help?

To contact our Greater DC office, please call us during our intake hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays at 571-282-6161.

To contact our Baltimore office, please call us during our intake hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays at 410-999-1900.

The Houston office serves eligible women and children by appointment only. Please call 713-496-0100 for an appointment, or contact us at