Water had never entered the home Pamela McCarty has lived in for over 20 years.  Spending most of her life in Texas, she spent time in New York and Ohio before moving back in 1994 to care for her aging father after her mother’s passing. As the youngest of 13 children and her father’s caregiver at the … Continue reading There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

She never thought she would be locked up by someone who was supposed to love her. He had a messed up way of loving, she thought. Hope Jones* wished she would have never gotten mixed up with a man like Carl*, but it was too late. He was a meth dealer and they met on a binge. With his … Continue reading She Had Enough

She Had Enough

This article was written by Lorelei Laird and published in the February 2018 issue of the ABA Journal with the title "Storm Troopers: When Harvey and Irma hit the US mainland, the legal community rose to the occasion."     There’s no good time for your office to explode. But when it happened to Lone … Continue reading ABA Journal Article | Legal community meets relief challenges after hurricanes Harvey and Irma

ABA Journal Article | Legal community meets relief challenges after hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Ms. Ora Morrow met Lone Star Legal Aid attorney Amanda Bosley at the George R. Brown Disaster Recovery Center shortly after Hurricane Harvey made landfall off the Texas coast on August 25, 2017. The GRB was Harris County’s first DRC and also operated as a shelter for hundreds of people who lost their homes as a … Continue reading Personal Independence Restored

Personal Independence Restored

Survivors of sexual assault often fear to raise their concerns because of the possibility of retaliation from their abuser as well as feelings of shame, anxiety, and humiliation. It is essential that survivors never feel as if they have nowhere else to turn. Thanks to Texas Access to Justice’s LASSA grant, Lone Star Legal Aid … Continue reading A Journey to Safety

A Journey to Safety