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Legal Services at De Novo

By De Novo Center for Justice and Healing

De Novo provides free civil legal aid in the areas of family law, immigration, housing and disability benefits.

De Novo Center for Justice and Healing
This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

Age: Adult.

Immigration cases:

We serve clients from all of Massachusetts.

Family cases:

We serve clients from all of Massachusetts.

Disability cases:

We serve clients from Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Everett, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, Brookline, Boston, and Chelsea.

Housing cases:

We serve clients from Cambridge.


De Novo Center for Justice and Healing
Main Office Line

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Please contact us to make an appointment.


All legal services De Novo provides are free of charge for clients.


  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

47 Thorndike Street
Suite SB-LL-1
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

East Cambridge

Additional information

De Novo provides high-quality, free civil legal assistance to low-income people living in Greater Boston, and to immigrants and refugees statewide. We offer legal assistance in the areas of child custody and domestic violence, housing/homelessness prevention, disability benefits, and immigrant and refugee rights. 

Access to civil legal aid doesn’t just open doors to our justice system–it empowers people with low-incomes to take control of their lives and vastly increases the health and vitality of our communities. Our services promote safety and stability by offering our clients a pathway out of poverty and the opportunity to create a better future for themselves and their families.

In 2019, De Novo gave legal assistance to over 1,100 clients.