Right now someone is contributing their time to helping others, playing with animals or caring for the elderly. Take some time to recognize the nonprofit organizations in your community who are dedicated to public benefit. National Nonprofit Day recognizes more than a nonprofit’s altruistic goals, but the positive impacts they have had on their community and the world.
Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) has a proud tradition of successful client-centered work, and, historically, the firm has won victories that affect not only the client who initially presented with a particular issue, but groups of low-income people on community, state, and national levels when the firm’s actions have resulted in systemic policy and procedural changes, such as public housing desegregation and health care access for children.
- LSLA is the fourth largest free legal aid provider in the United States.
- We serve approximately 60,000 square miles, one-third of the state, including 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and also four counties in southwest Arkansas.
- In addition to our Houston headquarters, our staff works from 12 branch offices in Angleton, Beaumont, Belton, Bryan, Conroe, Galveston, Longview, Nacogdoches, Paris, Texarkana, Tyler, and Waco.
- Based on the most recent Census data for our service area, there are almost 2 million people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines who are eligible for our services.
- In 2016, LSLA completed almost 25,000 legal cases, which benefitted nearly 60,000 people.
To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of crime and are in need of an attorney or would like to explore other resources, you can visit the Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network.
LSLA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. We serve the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. We focus our resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills.
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