Asking for help.
A relative of mine is in need of some legal aid. They [gender and relation omitted for the sake of privacy] are going to be released from jail soon with no resources, no housing, and no means of income. They struggle with serious mental illness but are high functioning and not dangerous. There are questions of immigration and naturalization involved, and it’s uncertain whether deportation is on the table at this point in time.
I know my readership isn’t huge - this is largely a personal blog, after all - but if you you know of any lawyers located in the SF Bay Area who would be willing to work pro bono [I am dead fucking broke - one of the issues with finding her housing is that I can barely afford my own housing at the moment] and don’t mind taking the time to send me an ask with a referral or know of someone who might have a lead or whatever, I would really appreciate it.
I’d also appreciate it if you might have any leads on low-income housing in the SF Bay Area that doesn’t involve a criminal background check or a credit check. It doesn’t have to be anything as, I don’t know, formal as a house or an apartment. Even a cheap hotel with low weekly rates would work for the moment.
Bonus points on both counts if you have any leads with Korean-American community advocacy. There is a lot of isolation due to a relative language barrier, and it’s a long shot, but if you know of any resources available to no-income Korean-Americans with questionable visa statuses that would be incredibly helpful.
This last part might be brusque, but I’d also appreciate it if you refrained from writing with condolences if that’s all you can offer. I’m not really in a place to want to respond or even receive them gracefully.
I’m going to reblog this periodically until the case is settled one way or another, at which point I’ll delete it.
Thank you for your time.