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The Door's Legal Services Center

Joined in December 2020

About Us

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The Door’s Legal Services Center is an office of twenty attorneys, ten support staff, and three social workers. We specialize in serving vulnerable youth, including those who are homeless, undocumented, and/or LGBTQ.

The Center seeks undergraduate and law student interns for Spring 2021 to assist in the representation of young people in immigration, family law, foster care, housing, and other matters. Our immigration practice focuses on pursuing forms of humanitarian relief including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U visas, and T visas. Our civil practice focuses on representing youth in matters such as employment law, family law, landlord/tenant matters, and public benefits.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Immigrants or Refugees
  • Legal Assistance

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