Active Intake Project by AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

The Active Intake Project (AIP) is an innovative legal services delivery program, which brings legal services directly to the neighborhoods where D.C. seniors live. The AIP is part of AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Pro Bono Project. While most of our cases require D.C. seniors to initiate contact with our office through our Legal Hotline, the Active Intake Project ensures that LCE reaches underserved, low-income seniors in the District who may be reluctant or unable to...

601 E St NW, Washington, DC, 20049

Money Care Legal

Advocacy by The Arc District of Columbia

Offers support in advocating to your local legislator around developmental disability rights.

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Advocacy & Racial Justice by YWCA North Capital Area

We are on a mission to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women We increase public awareness and engagement around the issues central to improving the lives of women. Nationwide, YWCA’s advocacy work in three core areas: Racial Justice & Civil Rights Economic Empowerment & Advancement Health & Safety of Women & Girls

2303 14th Street N.W, Washington, DC, 20009

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Advocacy and Referrals by Community Outreach and Development

We partner with other agencies to refer clients who may be best served by another organization. We advocate on behalf of clients who may not be able to effectively state their case for additional support or services. We also assist persons with applying for SNAP (food stamp) benefits. Please click here for a resource list for Maryland and the District of Columbia.

4719 Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights, MD, 20743

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Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court Project by AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

LCE’s Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court Project (Alternatives Project) combines social work, legal and volunteer coordination to help prevent eviction of D.C. elders. Legal Assistance We Provide to Tenants and/or Tenant Associations - Eviction defense: if you received a “Notice to Vacate” and or a court summons from your landlord for issues like breach of lease or non-payment of rent, we can help you defend against eviction; - Rent control disputes: we help you get the...

601 E St NW, Washington, DC, 20049

Housing Legal

Appellate Advocacy by Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Established in 2004 with seed money from the DC Bar Foundation, which continues to provide generous support, Legal Aid’s Appellate Project has become a “model of excellence” that the National Legal Aid and Defender Association has urged other legal services programs to emulate. The Project was named for its founding Director, Barbara McDowell, after her untimely death. The Project not only litigates appeals on behalf of Legal Aid clients but also files “friend of the court...

1331 H St NW, Washington, DC, 20005

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Appellate Advocacy by Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Established in 2004 with seed money from the DC Bar Foundation, which continues to provide generous support, Legal Aid’s Appellate Project has become a “model of excellence” that the National Legal Aid and Defender Association has urged other legal services programs to emulate. The Project was named for its founding Director, Barbara McDowell, after her untimely death. The Project not only litigates appeals on behalf of Legal Aid clients but also files “friend of the court...

2041 Martin Luther King, Washington, DC, 20020

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Assistance to Crime Victims by Central American Resource Center

Through this program, CARECEN informs Latinos who have been victims of crime or suffered as a result of a crime (such as domestic violence, violent crimes or sexual assault) about their rights and provides direct services to crime victims including applying for compensation and screening for immigration services.

1460 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20009

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Barriers to Employment by Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP)

NLSP will consider handling following types of problems that are preventing clients from getting or keeping jobs: Criminal records Denials of employment when they are improperly based on arrest or credit reports Excessive wage garnishments Problems with child support arrearages -Denial of employment because arrearages are owed -Threats of jail -Driver’s license suspensions Improper inclusion in an abuse/neglect registry Denials of professional licenses We may also assist with the...

64 New York Ave, NE, Washington, DC, 20002

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Barriers to Employment by Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP)

NLSP will consider handling following types of problems that are preventing clients from getting or keeping jobs: Criminal records Denials of employment when they are improperly based on arrest or credit reports Excessive wage garnishments Problems with child support arrearages -Denial of employment because arrearages are owed -Threats of jail -Driver’s license suspensions Improper inclusion in an abuse/neglect registry Denials of professional licenses We may also assist with the...

4609 Polk Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20019

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Barriers to Employment by Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP)

NLSP will consider handling following types of problems that are preventing clients from getting or keeping jobs: Criminal records Denials of employment when they are improperly based on arrest or credit reports Excessive wage garnishments Problems with child support arrearages -Denial of employment because arrearages are owed -Threats of jail -Driver’s license suspensions Improper inclusion in an abuse/neglect registry Denials of professional licenses We may also assist with the...

2412 Minnesota Avenue, SE, Washington, DC, 20020

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Bilingual Dispute Resolution Clinic by Central American Resource Center

As part of an initiative launched in 2011, in partnership with the D.C. Superior Court, CARECEN offers bilingual dispute resolution services on-site twice a month to individuals with employment, consumer, tenant, and other issues. This is a free, by-appointment clinic in CARECEN’s offices, held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Community members with disputes involving unpaid wages, neighbor conflicts, tenant problems (security deposits and repairs), consumer...

1460 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20009

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Bread for the City Legal Clinic - NW

Bread for the City is a non-profit organization that provides free comprehensive services including supplemental food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services. The Legal Clinic at Bread for the City provides advice and representation in the following main areas of law:    HOUSING: helping tenants in landlord-tenant and subsidized housing cases

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Bridging the Gap by Lorton Community Action Center

An assistance program offering: - Case management - ESL classes - Resume writing sessions - Computer classes - Pro bono legal services - Youth programs - Information and referral

9518 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA, 22079

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Case Management by Miriam's Kitchen

Our case managers work one-on-one with guests each day in our dining room. We also partner with many organizations who bring their services to Miriam’s Kitchen. In a warm and welcoming environment, we help our guests by: Assessing their immediate and long term needs Identifying strategies for accomplishing their goals Providing clothing and toiletries Providing access to a consistent phone and mailing address Connecting guests to mental health services Helping guests obtain...

2401 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037

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Change Your Lease by DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)

The 2005 Violence Against Women Act gives survivors of domestic violence the right to bifurcate their lease, removing their abuser. By calling us or visiting our walk in clinic, we can help you make this happen.

400 I St SW, Washington, DC, 20024

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Change Your Locks by DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)

If you have a protection order you are legally entitled to change your locks even if your abuser is on the lease. Use our sample letter (on our website) to request a lock change from your landlord. If your abuser is not on the lease you have the legal right to request a lock change from your landlord at any time. Your landlord or property manager is responsible for changing the locks within 5 business days of the request. Use this sample letter (on our website) to request lock changes...

400 I St SW, Washington, DC, 20024

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Child and Adolescent Health by DC Action for Children

Children and youth deserve quality, affordable, coordinated and culturally sensitive health services, mental health services and nutrition to learn, grow and thrive. DC Action for Children is the leading organization evaluating and working toward improvements in the District's comprehensive health services for children and youth.

718 7th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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Children's Law Services by Children's Law Center

Provides comprehensive legal services to advocate for and protect vulnerable children in DC. Topics range from housing, to education, to neglect, to the foster care system, and more. Services are not by specific program but rather focused on the child in question. Often cases are referred to by the courts.

501 3rd Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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Citizenship by CASA de Maryland

CASA’s comprehensive citizenship initiative includes citizenship education, mentoring and interview preparation, application assistance, and post-naturalization support. Through an innovative partnership with the AmeriCorps program , trained AmeriCorps members provide these services at various locations throughout the state. As a part of the citizenship program, CASA operates a low-interest micro-loan program to assist Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) afford the naturalization...

14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD, 20850

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Data last updated November 1st 2019