Need help with the court system, housing, government programs or other legal issues? Learn about advocates that can help with a range of issues.

Court Information Program for Immigrants
14340 – 57 Avenue Surrey, BC
Tel: 604-760-5727 (Lali Pawa)
lali.pawa@JusticeEducation.ca
Helps immigrants and refugees access the courts by easing language and cultural barriers. Gives information and referrals to immigrants and refugees appearing in court. This includes the accused, victims, witnesses, or parties involved in a civil suit. Service in Surrey available in English, Hindi or Punjabi.

MPA Society Court Services Program
14340 57th Ave Surrey BC V3X 1B2
Tel: 604-572-2405
Provides free help to people experiencing mental illness before, during, or after court proceedings. Also while clients are in and out of custody. Assists with legal aid, choice of lawyer, information on health, housing, and financial assistance. Available Mon to Fri 8:30-4:30pm.

SOURCES Newton Resource Centre
#102-13771 72A Ave Surrey BC V3W 9C6
Tel: 604-596-2311     www.askanadvocate.ca
Wide range of supports, information and advocacy for income assistance, disability, housing and federal income assistance programs.  Also can help if you are being evicted (must have received notice) or with more immediate housing crisis. Offers community voicemail, pro bono access & free income tax service. Housing resources also available including lists of low cost rentals, phone for housing search as well as computers. Can help with loans to help with rent from the SOURCES Rent bank. Also offer more specific advocacy programs outlined below, plus others:

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