About Lone Star Legal Aid:
- • LSLA is the third 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 4 counties in southwest Arkansas.
- • In addition to our Houston headquarters, our staff works from 13 branch offices in Beaumont, Belton, Bryan, Clute, Conroe, Galveston, Longview, Nacogdoches, Paris, Richmond, Texarkana, Tyler, and Waco.
- • Based on the most recent Census data for our service area, there are over 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 benefited nearly 60,000 people.
- • LSLA helps children, veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, and those who are homeless.
- • The majority of LSLA’s clients are women, most of whom are mothers.
- • Many of LSLA’s clients face isolation due to limited literacy, living in rural and remote locations, and language barriers.
- • Limited access to modern mass communication media (telephones, computers, and cable television) is common among LSLA’s client community, and there is little or no public transportation in most of the rural areas we serve.
- • More than 1.5 million people in LSLA’s service region speak a language other than English.
- • In Texas, there is one attorney for roughly every 380 people in the general population; however, there is only one legal aid attorney for approximately every 17,000 people in LSLA’s service area with income at or below 125% of the federal poverty limit.
Lone Star Legal Aid focuses 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
- • Assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, such as those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills