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ILAP helps low-income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants. We assist 3,000 Mainers annually as they navigate an immigration system under attack to find safety from violence and persecution, reunite or remain with family members, and advance towards economic security.

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PO Box 17917



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Maine Region:

Portland and Casco Bay

How to Donate Your Time!

Volunteers Needed?

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All volunteer positions require patience and attention to detail, as well as the ability to maintain strict client confidentiality. Please note that volunteers should be willing to commit to a minimum of 6 months. ILAP is always in need of volunteer interpreters to assist with in person attorney consultations and translation of client documents. Volunteer interpreters are scheduled as needed for 1-2 hour blocks of time in Portland, Lewiston and over the phone. Common languages needed include French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala and Arabic, but ILAP welcomes volunteers with any language skills.

How to Donate Your Stuff!

Material Donations Accepted?

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Some of the stuff we need!

How to Donate Your Money!

Monetary Donations Accepted?


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What do the donations help fund?

By making a gift to ILAP, you can join hundreds of other supporters who believe that every Mainer should have access to the immigration legal services they need to find safety from violence and persecution, stay together with family members, and advance towards economic security. Your partnership will help 3,000 people each year navigate an immigration system under attack, and bolster targeted advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels to create stronger Maine communities for all residents. ILAP is ineligible for most government funding, so relies on the support of our community to further our mission. Join us in advancing the causes of justice and equity for immigrants in Maine, while strengthening communities across the state.

All links lead to a secure off-site page for making a donation.  Aside from providing a link, How to Help in Maine does not participate in the transaction in any way.  Most of the charities are 501(c)(3) and therefore tax deductible

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