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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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The Resilience of a Domestic Violence Survivor

Today we want to tell you a story of resilience. K came to us after experiencing domestic violence in her relationship. And although she had been told that receiving protection was unlikely without substantial evidence, she chose to go to…

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The People of Herring Road

When we invited Ms. Juanita Winfield to participate in our Humans of Legal Aid project, it wasn’t long before we had a whole crew of subjects to interview: the people of Herring Road. On the phone that first day, Ms.…

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Every Step of the Way

When Toni was just five years old, she was removed from her home and placed into foster care. An adult family member had been abusing Toni, and the state terminated her mother and father’s parental rights. Toni then spent the…

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A Case Study: Enhanced Services Project

In 2015, we received a Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant from Legal Services Corporation to launch our Enhanced Services Project (ESP) to follow up with our limited service cases. The Enhanced Services Project trains volunteer attorneys to perform vital follow up work…

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Run for Justice 2017

Our 27th Annual Run for Justice was a huge success! Over 850 runners enjoyed a beautiful 5K course on a crisp autumn day in Oakhurst. This last great outdoor event before the holidays benefits our general operating fund. Thank you…

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Our Stories – Miss Allen

Miss Allen purchased a car that she was assured was reliable. The car broke down on the second day of ownership, but with the help of Legal Aid attorney Cari Hipp, Miss Allen got justice.

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