Resources and Support for Afghan Refugees

Please note: As the Afghan refugee crisis continues to develop and is ever-changing, the availability of the resources listed below is not guaranteed. We are doing our best to keep this information up to date and thank you for your patience.

Legal Services

  • Pars Equality Center:
    • Afghan Support Project
      • Connects Afghans to free/pro bono legal assistance.
      • To request legal assistance for individuals in Afghanistan, please fill out the intake form and you will be contacted to follow up on your inquiry. 


  • International Rescue Committee:
    • IRC offers programs that are designed to ensure refugees thrive in America, including legal services towards residency and citizenship.
    • To make an appointment with their immigration staff, visit the Immigration Program Page, send an email, or call (408) 277-0255 extensions 203 or 208.





    • Afghan Coalition:
      • The Afghan Coalition provides a variety of different services to strengthen Afghan families, improving their access to social services, and building a strong and united Afghan American community.
      • For more information visit:



    • Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
      • San Jose based, AACI Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) CST provides specialized services, including individual and group psychotherapy, case management, psychiatry, outreach, psychological and medical evaluations for asylum seeker cases. AACI/CST is the only specialized behavioral health program in Santa Clara County that offers linguistically and culturally sensitive services that provides trauma informed, client-centered community- based approach services to new refugee arrivals. AACI/CST licensed clinician also provide mental health screening for all newly arrived refugees at the Lenzen Refugee Clinic as a part of Refugee Health Assessment. AACI services are available at our clinics, in the home, at school, via telehealth or in the community.
      • For more details visit: 

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