Welcome to East Bay Sanctuary Covenant!

Founded in 1982, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant is dedicated to offering sanctuary, solidarity, support, community organizing assistance, advocacy, and legal services to those escaping war, terror, political persecution, intolerance, exploitation, and other expressions of violence.

Click Here for an Important Message for DACA Applicants and DACA Recipients in the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections


EBSC’s Statement on the 2016 Election Result






Our Services

  • Refugee Rights Program
    • Affirmative Asylum
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
    • Permanent Residency
    • Naturalization
  • Community Development and Education (CDE)
  • Transformation Learning

Our Impact

EBSC’s asylum program, one of the largest in the country, and with a 97% grant approval rate, continues to successfully provide legal status to individuals fleeing persecution. 

Recent News

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Attention DACA Applicants:
  • California Residents do not need to pay for DACA service fees through EBSC.
  • Qualifying Oakland residents further do not need to pay for USCIS DACA application fees.


Free DACA Assistance Flyer

Here is more information on what DACA can do for you.