Program Overview

DreamSF is a coordinated response to inform and engage San Francisco’s potentially eligible DACA applicants and ensure their access to culturally and linguistically competent legal and immigration assistance. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), announced on June 15, 2012, is a use of prosecutorial discretion announced by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that allows eligible individuals to request deferred action and work authorization for a period of two years.

DreamSF  is being implemented by the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), San Francisco Youth Commission (SF Youth Commission), San Francisco Public Library (SFPL), San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission (IRC), and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). The program is also in collaboration with a network of law enforcement agencies, community, legal service, philanthropic, business and education organizations. This initiative intends to coordinate city efforts and programs to assist, educate, and inform potential applicants of the application process for deferred action and consumer immigration scams.

In order to ensure the success and full utilization of the DACA  program by all eligible individuals who will benefit from the opportunities that DACA will allow, OCEIA  is providing funding to community based organizations to provide free or low cost assistance to DACA applicants.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office:

Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs
50 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Email: civic.engagement@sfgov.org
Phone: 415.581.2360

Check out this resource and information for DACA Renewals from United We Dream: http://unitedwedream.org/dacarenew/

 DreamSF Grantee Organizations

The following community based organizations have received funding from the Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs to provide free or low cost assistance to DACA applicants.  Call or visit any of these DreamSF Partners for assistance with DACA applications or renewals.

Catholic Charities CYO

990 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94109


  • Consultation clinics
  • Mondays at 2pm
  • (Registration is at 1pm)
  • Español, Portugues, Deutsch,  普通话

Legal Services for Children

1254 Market St, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102


  • Consultation clinics
  • By Appointment Only
  • 中文 & Español

San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN)

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO)

1121 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


  • Consultation by Appointment Only (Please call for more info)
  • ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ (pha sa lav), 中文, Tagalog

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (AAAJC – ALC)


55 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111


  • Consultation by Appointment Only (Please call for more info)
  • 普通话, 广东话, Ngôn ngữ tiếng việt, others on request
  • AB540 Youth Program

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

3101 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


  • Consultation clinics
  • Mon-Fri
  • 10am – 12:30pm for Drop-In
  • 2pm-5pm by Appointment Only. Please call for more info
  • Español

Dolores Street Community Services

938 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


  • Consultation Workshops
  • By Appointment Only
  • Español, Français, Português and others upon request through SFILEN.
  • Contact Ana Herrera for more information: aherrera@dscs.org

La Raza Centro Legal

474 Valencia ST. #295
San Francisco, CA 94103


  • Informational presentations
  • Consultation Clinics
  • By appointment only
  • Español