Lone Star Legal Aid’s Individual Safety Unit has created The Safe Space, a virtual outreach series that will premier monthly to provide information and resources about sexual assault to survivors. Sexual violence can have an immediate and devastating effect on the survivor in nearly every aspect of their life, resulting in a need for survivor-centered and trauma-informed legal representation. Since the establishment of the statewide LASSA Network in 2015, Lone Star Legal Aid has dedicated a special team of attorneys and paralegals to serve the unique needs of sexual violence survivors.

With the pandemic forcing community outreach to go virtual, LSLA’s Individual Safety Unit decided to start a monthly virtual outreach presentation series via Facebook Live featuring LASSA Network Partners and topics. “Lone Star Legal Aid, as part of the larger statewide LASSA Network, is committed to providing survivors with individualized, holistic legal services. We are thrilled to provide an online platform for discussion of topics relevant to sexual violence survivors, as well as to the advocates that serve this special population,” says Victoria Smith, Directing Attorney, and Survivor Advocate.

Our inaugural episode is this Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 3 PM on Facebook Live at @lonestarlegalaid, and will feature Texas Access to Justice Foundation and Texas Legal Services Center.

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 http://www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org