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The Turner Family

The people at Legal Aid are so thorough. They made me feel so comfortable and said, “don’t worry, if you want to cry, you can cry”. They’re always so helpful and go the extra mile. They really get in there…

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Saving Homes During the Pandemic

Sarah Kelsey is a staff attorney in our Home Defense Program, which is a specialized unit of Legal Aid that focuses on home ownership issues. The attorneys in Home Defense represent homeowners with mortgage and home scam issues. Sarah particularly…

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Standing with Survivors

As COVID-19 began shutting everything down in metro-Atlanta, one thing was very clear to our Cobb staff: we must continue to help survivors of domestic violence.    So our staff immediately got to work. In those haphazard first few weeks…

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Helping a Mourning Mother

One of our clients, Mr. Foster*, passed away a few weeks ago amidst the pandemic. He was a sweet man who had been the caregiver to his nephew, who suffers from PTSD. Mr. Foster originally came to us after his…

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Safe Housing for Two Sisters in Need

Harriet* called the Senior Legal Hotline because she wanted to add her sister, Louise*, to her Section 8 lease. Louise is mentally incapacitated and had been living with her other sister until that sister’s death, at which point Harriet took…

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