Transgender Awareness Week: How you can Show Support in your Community

Members of the transgender community and their allies recognize Transgender Awareness Week the second week of November of each year which gives them an opportunity to connect and share stories about the challenges they face every day. It is also a chance for anyone who supports the transgender community to educate the public and have … Continue reading Transgender Awareness Week: How you can Show Support in your Community

November Brings a Multitude of Awareness Raising Opportunities

National Military Family Month Our service members undergo many sacrifices fighting for the United States and many don’t realize the hardships military families go through as well. Military families face disparities such as moving from base to base, losing a loved one, having a loved one deployed for months, or dealing with long-term physical and … Continue reading November Brings a Multitude of Awareness Raising Opportunities

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Equitable Development Initiative Accepts Texas Housers Award

Austin, TX - Lone Star Legal Aid’s Equitable Development Initiative accepted the Texas Housers Award at its annual luncheon in Austin on Tuesday, November 6, 2019. The award “recognizes Texans who, through their work on behalf of housing and shelter, are dedicated to achieving a just and caring society that ensures all people a decent … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s Equitable Development Initiative Accepts Texas Housers Award

The Domestic Violence Protections of VAWA, The Violence Against Women Act

The severity of crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking was finally addressed by Congress when VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, was passed in 1994. Within a decade, the legislature expanded the act including protections and provisions, improving action and enforcing efforts to address violence in America. The bill marked the first … Continue reading The Domestic Violence Protections of VAWA, The Violence Against Women Act

Human Trafficking Bus Tour Event in Houston

Join Lone Star Legal Aid and CHILDREN AT RISK for an educational bus tour presentation on human trafficking in Houston Tuesday, October 22, 2019, generously sponsored by Locke Lord, LLP. Attorneys will get a first-hand look at both where major trafficking incidents were identified, where this crime may be presently occurring, and will learn to … Continue reading Human Trafficking Bus Tour Event in Houston