Esperanza Center

430 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231


Esperanza Center

The Esperanza Center is a comprehensive immigrant resource center that offers hope and essential services to people who are new to the United States. Immigrants from all over the world have received important resources and compassionate guidance at the Esperanza Center since 1963. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide services and referrals, ESL education, healthcare, and low-cost immigration legal services to thousands of immigrants each year.

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Our regular business hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Evening ESL classes: Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.**Please note that we offer no other services in the evening. 

Address: 430 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD, 21231
Phone: (410) 522-2668

Esperanza at a Glance 

Our services are offered through four distinct programs (below). Here is what each program achieved in Fiscal Year 2015 (July 2014 - June 2015):

Client Services Educational Services
Health Services Immigration Legal Services

12,492 total client visits

427 adult students enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes

1,438 primary care walk-in visits and appointments for uninsured immigrants

244 work authorizations obtained; 71 green cards attained 

5,295 immigrants served

98 youth students enrolled in ESL classes

869 total clinic patients seen

655 low cost legal consulations provided

153 parents of unaccompanied children assisted with family reunification 

21 students enrolled in citizenship classes; 25 students enrolled in citizenship classes 

114 total dental patients seen

700 open cases on average

Upcoming Events at Esperanza 

Esperanza Center is now offering Spanish Classes!

Esperanza Center's 2016 Film Series:

Life across Borders

Esperanza Center in the News 

John Fritze | The Baltimore Sun

Dan Rodricks | The Baltimore Sun

Trang Do | ABC News

Sheilah Kast & Jamyla Kay | WYPR

Bret Jaspers | WYPR

Christopher Connelly | WYPR

Our Stories

"The Esperanza Center changed my life" Ana Herrera, a client of the Esperanza Center, was invited to speak to the parishioners of St. Joseph Church in Buckeystown, MD on February 14. She described growing up amid poverty, violence and desperation after being abandoned as an infant.

“I’ve never been called a rock star before” A couple of years ago, attorney Wade Wilson decided to share his talents by doing pro bono legal work. What he didn’t know at the time is that he’d end up doing his volunteer work at the Esperanza Center.


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