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Where to Find Help

UPDATED January 14, 2015

Legal Assistance

Georgia

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.   We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

 

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Albany

Georgia Legal Services - Albany Regional Office
131 W. Oglethorpe Boulevard
P.O. Box 2578
Albany, GA 31702
Phone: (229) 430-4261
Phone: (800) 735-4271; TDD 1-800-255-0056
Web: http://www.glsp.org
The Albany/Valdosta office has a special focus on domestic violence cases, expanding services to under served rural counties, keeping children in schools and targeting Latino communities. It also houses part of the Elder Law Project and a Spanish-speaking attorney practices from there. The office serves 29 counties. To see the counties served, go to http://www.glsp.org/regional-offices/albany-valdosta-regional-office/

Athens

Georgia Legal Services - Athens Regional Office
1865 W. Broad Street
P.O. Box 1788 (30603)
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 227-5362
Fax: (706) 227-5347
Web: http://www.glsp.org
The Gainesville/Athens offices serve 27 counties - to see the counties served, go to: http://www.glsp.org/regional-offices/gainesville-athens-regional-office/ The Gainesville/Athens location provides special focus on serving the growing Latino population, serving rural victims of domestic violence, and addressing needs of homeless people in Athens.

Atlanta

Atlanta Legal Aid Society - Downtown Office
54 Ellis Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 524-5811
Web: http://www.atlantalegalaid.org/departments.htm
We have the following departments: AIDS Legal Project / The Cancer and ALS Legal Initiative (for intake, call:(404) 614-3969); Home Defense Program, protecting the poor and elderly from predatory mortgage lending and home equity scams; Family Law, particularly those in violent family situations; Disability Integration Project; Senior Citizens Law Project, people over age 60 who need help solving problems involving income and health care benefits. We also represent nursing home and personal care home residents, regardless of age, in admission and discharge rights and conditions in those facilities (call the office or call the Georgia Seniors Legal Hotline (404) 657-9915; or toll- free 1-888-257-9519); Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Project, which handles adoptions for the Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Project (call (404) 657-9915); General Law, offering advice and representation in employment cases, landlord-tenant disputes and public benefits; Hispanic Outreach Law Project with services concentrating on domestic violence, access to benefits for Hispanic children born in the US, educational services and consumer issues (for intake in Spanish: (404) 377-5381). Health Law Partnership, available to low-income families of children hospitalized in certain hospitals (for intake, call (404) 705-0000).

Atlanta Legal Aid Society - Southside Office
777 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 410
Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: (404) 669-0233
Web: http://www.atlantalegalaid.org/departments.htm
Serves South Fulton and Clayton Counties. We have the following departments: AIDS Legal Project / The Cancer and ALS Legal Initiative (for intake, call:(404) 614-3969); Home Defense Program, protecting the poor and elderly from predatory mortgage lending and home equity scams; Family Law, particularly those in violent family situations; Disability Integration Project; Senior Citizens Law Project, people over age 60 who need help solving problems involving income and health care benefits. We also represent nursing home and personal care home residents, regardless of age, in admission and discharge rights and conditions in those facilities (call the office or call the Georgia Seniors Legal Hotline (404) 657-9915; or toll- free 1-888-257-9519); Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Project, which handles adoptions for the Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Project (call (404) 657-9915); General Law, offering advice and representation in employment cases, landlord-tenant disputes and public benefits; Hispanic Outreach Law Project with services concentrating on domestic violence, access to benefits for Hispanic children born in the US, educational services and consumer issues (for intake in Spanish: (404) 377-5381). Health Law Partnership, available to low-income families of children hospitalized in certain hospitals (for intake, call (404) 705-0000).

Catholic Charities
Northlake Office: Northlake Office Park, 2305 Parklake Drive, Suite 150, Building 9, Atlanta, GA 30345
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 678-222-3920 (Legal services intake line)
Fax: Confidential Fax: (404) 885-7477
Web: http://catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/
Serving immigrants in GA with legal assistance, help for families experiencing abuse and other services. Provides legal consultation for immigrant victims of domestic violence or human trafficking who are seeking a U visa, a T visa, or protection under the Violence Against Women Act. Legal services are offered through the Northlake Office and must be scheduled over the phone: the intake line is available Monday through Thursday between 8:00 AM and 12:00 noon.

Georgia Legal Services - Piedmont Regional Office
104 Marietta St., Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 894-7707
Phone: (800) 822-5391; Statewide TDD 1-800-255-0056
Fax: (404) 463-1584
Web: http://www.glsp.org
Piedmont’s special focus is on housing issues, keeping children in school, and serving Spanish-speaking clients. The Piedmont office serves 15 counties - to see http://www.glsp.org/regional-offices/piedmont-regional-office/

Mil Mujeres
3399 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 479
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 902-6045
Fax: (404) 341-9253
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: Atlanta@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to Spanish-speaking immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF)
235 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 1750
North Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 521-0790
Web: http://www.AVLF.org
Provides legal representation, education and advocacy for at-risk, low income individuals through volunteer legal professionals who are committed to meeting the unmet civil legal needs of the Atlanta community - in Fulton and Clayton counties.

Augusta

Georgia Legal Services - Augusta Regional Office
209 7th Street
4th Floor
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: (706) 721-2327
Phone: (800) 248-6697; Statewide TDD 1-800-255-0056
Web: http://www.glsp.org
Augusta’s staff focuses on preserving affordable housing and helping clients retain or obtain financial resources during the economic downturn. It also houses part of the Elder Law Project and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman project. It serves 13 counties - to see which counties are served, go to http://www.glsp.org/regional-offices/augusta-regional-office/

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