Bias Crime: Victimization as a Result of Prejudice

A bias crime is one that is fully or partially motivated against a person’s ancestry, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, immigration, citizenship status, race, religion, religious practice, disability, gender, marital status, age or sexual orientation is considered a bias crime, also known as a hate crime. Being prejudice or assuming an opinion about someone based on these factors can lead to fear, trauma, and … Continue reading Bias Crime: Victimization as a Result of Prejudice

ANNOUNCEMENT – Join Lone Star Legal Aid to Enroll your Children for Medicaid and CHIP Benefits at These Outreach Events in August

This Sunday, August 8, 2021, Lone Star Legal Aid is joining Sisters of Charity Church for an outreach event starting at 10 AM at the Brookdale Villages Apartments.   We will be there to help enroll your children for Medicaid and CHIP benefits as well as answer any of your questions. If you are looking to enroll your children … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT – Join Lone Star Legal Aid to Enroll your Children for Medicaid and CHIP Benefits at These Outreach Events in August

July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Overview  Each year at the end of July, we recognize World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Trafficking is a serious crime and violation of human rights. Thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of trafficking in their own countries and abroad. You can be a part of World Day Against Trafficking by jumpstarting the conversation to put an end to … Continue reading July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Finally Free, A Domestic Violence Story of Justice

In 2019, Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) Staff Attorney, Cheranda Robertson represented Samantha, a survivor of severe domestic violence and continual sexual assault from her husband Josh. When Robertson entered the case, the trial was in about a month and mediation resulted in a dead end. The property they shared consisted of three real estate properties, four vehicles, and personal effects.  The couple came to California from … Continue reading Finally Free, A Domestic Violence Story of Justice

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are Lowering the Cost of Health Insurance – Special Enrollment Period – July 1 through August 15, 2021

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) will lower health insurance for Texans struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing pandemic. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMD) encourages consumers who have received unemployment in 2021 to update their application or enrollment during the Special Enrollment Period that runs from July 1 and August 15, 2021. People who were approved to receive unemployment for any week in 2021 may … Continue reading Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are Lowering the Cost of Health Insurance – Special Enrollment Period – July 1 through August 15, 2021