Rapid Response

Our Rapid Response programs provide stability and hope wherever our community is in crisis. 

Homelessness Prevention

Over 50,000 people in Los Angeles County are homeless and, at present, the County needs an additional half-million affordable rental homes to meet current demand. In the summer of 2018, Bet Tzedek signed on to lead SPA 5 services for the Legal Services Preventing and Ending Homelessness Collaborative, a consortium of the region’s top public interest law firms addressing the homelessness crisis through on-the-ground legal aid. 

Undocumented Parents & Family Preparedness - Photo of an immigrant family with young children

Immigrant Family Preparedness

The Red Cross estimates that there are approximately 250,000 U.S. citizen children of undocumented parents living in Los Angeles County. Bet Tzedek is committed to helping families prepare for the aftermath of a child having one or both of his/her parents removed from the United States. Please click here if you are interested in volunteering for this program. 

Available resources for download:

Family Preparedness Toolkit (ENGLISH)

Family Preparedness Toolkit (SPANISH)

Transgender Rights

At the LA LGBT Center, Bet Tzedek’s Transgender Medical-Legal Partnership provides Legal Name/Gender Marker Change Clinics, and assistance with health insurance and benefits denials, discrimination, evictions, and shelter denials.

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Bet Tzedek helps unaccompanied child immigrants stabilize their lives and resolve their uncertain legal status. By identifying and securing legal guardianship for these vulnerable children, the program ensures their physical and emotional well-being. Bet tzedek is leading this national effort, training pro bono volunteers in these special proceedings and guiding state legislatures in the policy changes necessary to respond to this emerging issue.

If you are an advocate seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) findings or are representing a client seeking a specific form of guardianship following parental deportation, please click here for additional information.

The Numbers at a glance

Number Served in 2018

12,460

Geography of Service

Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernadino Counties

Calls Received

2 new guardianship calls per day

Pro Bono/Volunteers

Over 450 volunteers and pro bono attorneys trained

Seek Assistance - Call Us at (323) 939-0506

Be Part of the Solution

Join Bet Tzedek in its work - there are endless ways for you to contribute. Find one that’s right for you and get involved today.