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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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Health Law During a Crisis

In times of crisis, Legal Aid lawyers fight harder than ever to get justice for our clients. This week, Legal Aid attorney Stefanie Sparks helped Ms. Neale*, a woman with Stage IV cancer, complete an Advance Healthcare Directive. Through this…

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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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