Lone Star Legal Aid is available and accepting online applications for all of its offices.

We hope that our client community is safe and managing well during these ever-changing and uncertain times. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic across our service area and Lone Star Legal Aid’s work continues with all operations running virtually. This means we are working from home and are not available at our offices.

Similar to preparing for and recovering from a hurricane, earthquake, or wildfire, individuals may be facing legal issues related to healthcare, economic stability, safe and sanitary housing, public benefits, employment, environmental justice, domestic violence, and discrimination as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Lone Star Legal Aid will continue to work on critical issues on behalf of our client community, through our individual representation of clients and our systemic advocacy.

Apply for help online here.

Stay tuned to our social media for notices issued by state and national leaders, government agencies, and resource providers. Watch our blog for our public health emergency and disaster legal tips. Our goal is to provide information to Texas families so that they can make well-informed decisions.

The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular
    household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect
    themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after
    going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or
    sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with
    at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves 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. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its 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. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org.