Coronavirus Information


During this period, GBLS's offices are closed and our staff is working remotely.  The ways to reach us for legal advice or help are below.

GBLS helps people regardless of their documentation status in all of our work.

Type of Problem

  • Family Law617-603-1803. The Family Law Unit advocates continue to work on existing cases remotely and we are accepting requests for new cases during this time. For more information click here.

  • Housing Law617-603-1807For more information including about help with eviction cases and shelter for homeless pregnant women and families with children, click here.

  • Immigration: 617-603-1808. Call if you have a question concerning Immigration. For Resources for Undocumented Families click here

  • MassHealth/Medicaid/Medicare - SSI and Social Security disability benefits: 617-603-1804For more information click here.

  • Nursing Home Advocacy617-603-1804For more information click here.

  • Shelter617-603-1807 For more information click here

  • Tax returns and federal COVID payments: 617-603-1510 Call if you have a question or concerns.

  • Unemployment benefits: For assistance with filing an online Unemployment Insurance claim, call 617-603-1530 (Spanish) or 617-603-1639 (all other languages), or fill out this short formFor more information click here.

  • Welfare benefits617-603-1806For more information click here

Special Services

  • Asian Outreach Legal Clinic617-603-1809 Leave your name, phone number, and a brief summary of what you need help with. We will call you back in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or English to set up a phone appointment. For additional information click here.

  • Cambridge and Somerville Office (CASLS): 617-603-2700 CASLS covers Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Winchester, and Woburn for help with housing, public benefits, EA shelter, and mental health law problems.

For other legal problems call Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) at 617-603-1700

For other resourcesGBLS helps people regardless of their documentation status in all of the areas of our legal work. Here are some places for other kinds of help. click here.

For other resources for Boston residents click here.