people served yearly from
70+ countries


success rate for
asylum cases


children helped


Immigration Legal Services

We provide free and low-cost legal and social services for low-income immigrants and people fleeing violence and persecution.

Support Services

Our caseworkers help clients access public benefits, mental health support, cash assistance, and other social services to help with their basic needs.

Community Education & Organizing

Our ESL, citizenship, and leadership classes help immigrants gain knowledge and skills to build new lives while engaging in policy change.

Mayan Voices Outreach Team

We help Mam and Latinx communities learn about workers’ rights, COVID-19 safety, preventing hate crimes, and how to access services.

OLAS LGBT Sanctuary Project

Facilitated by bilingual mental health professionals, OLAS provides retreats for Latinx LGBTQ asylum seekers to jumpstart healing and build community.

Amplifying Sanctuary Voices

We offer arts-based workshops, community events, and educational exhibits that use storytelling to deepen empathy and promote public dialogue around immigration.


Save the Date!
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant's 2023 Annual Dinner
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 3 - 7 pm
Place: St. John's Presbyterian Church (2727 College Ave, Berkeley)
RSVP: eastbaysanctuary.org/AD2023
Questions: lisa@eastbaysanctuary.org
Honoring our 2023 Sanctuary Champions:
Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrant Rights Project
Ramos Family, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Advocates
OLAS LGBTQ+ Sanctuary Project
Oakland Bloom, Working-class Immigrant, Refugee, & BIPOC Chefs

Visit our Amplifying Sanctuary Voices exhibit at City College of San Francisco until June 2023!

Visit our table at the Oakland Flea Market!
(Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm)

As a member of the immigrant Maya Mam community, I saw my parents struggle, but with the help of organizations like EBSC, they overcame the challenges. That is why I am now helping others on their path to citizenship.

– Carmelita