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Where to Find Help

UPDATED August 4, 2017

Legal Assistance

Pennsylvania

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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 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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McKean

Northwestern Legal Services (Bradford Office)
100 Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: (814) 362-6596 or (800) 753-5703
Phone: New Clients Call: (814) 452-6957 or (800) 665-6957
Fax: (814) 362-9869
Web: http://www.nwls.org/
Northwestern Legal Services (NWLS) provides free legal representation to low-income people with civil legal problems. Cases NWLS handles are: education and employment, health law issues, family law (domestic violence/protection from abuse, divorce separation, and more), housing law, public benefits, social security and SSI, unemployment compensation, and consumer law. The Bradford office serves McKean and Potter Counties.

Mercer

Northwestern Legal Services (Farrell Office)
1031 Roemer Boulevard
Farrell, PA 16121
Phone: New Clients Call: (814) 452-6957 or (800) 665-6957
Phone: (724) 346-6112 or (800) 753-5708
Fax: (724) 346-6332
Web: http://www.nwls.org/
Northwestern Legal Services (NWLS) provides free legal representation to low-income people with civil legal problems. Cases NWLS handles are: education and employment, health law issues, family law (domestic violence/protection from abuse, divorce separation, and more), housing law, public benefits, social security and SSI, unemployment compensation, and consumer law. The Farrell office serves Mercer County.

Mifflin

MidPenn Legal Services (Lewistown Office)
3 West Monument Street, Suite 303
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: (717) 248-3099
Phone: (800) 326-9177
Fax: (717) 248-0791
Web: http://www.midpenn.org/
MidPenn Legal Services provides legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence. The MidPenn caseload covers domestic violence, welfare, consumer, elder law, housing, homeless outreach, social security/disability, health, AIDS, education, custody, divorce, and other poverty related issues. The MidPenn Legal Services Lewistown office serves Mifflin County.

Monroe

North Penn Legal Services (Stroudsburg Office)
10 North Tenth Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 424-5338 or (800) 532-8282
Phone: For intake: (877) 953-4250
Fax: (570) 754-8508
Web: http://www.northpennlegal.org/
North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) provides legal services to low-income families, individuals, and groups including victims of domestic violence, in need of legal assistance and representation. Services include individual representation (ranging from document preparation to litigation), information, referral, and advice through a telephone helpline, community legal education, and support to clients who will be taking responsibility for handling some or all aspects of their own issue. NPLS assists in noncriminal matters such as eviction from housing, discrimination, family law, and consumer protection issues. The NPLS Stroudsburg office serves Monroe and Pike Counties.

Montgomery

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (Norristown Office)
625 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Hotline: (877) 429-5994
Phone: (610) 275-5400
Fax: (610) 275-5406
Web: http://www.lasp.org
Email: Managing Attorney, Michael Kelley: mekelley@lasp.org
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) provides legal representation to low-income individuals, victims of domestic abuse, and the elderly. LASP provides free legal services in the areas of: family/custody law, employment law, Protection From Abuse (PFA), public benefits, housing problems, elder law, and consumer and bankruptcy problems. Legal services LASP offers include information and advice, drafting of legal documents, and negotiation and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. LASP serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.
325 Swede Street, 2nd Floor
Norristown, PA 19401
Hotline: (888) 521-0983
Phone: (610) 277-0932
Fax: (610) 277-6386
Web: http://www.victimservicescenter.org/
The Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. provides services to crime victims and their families. Services include a 24-hour hotline, medical and legal advocacy, individual and group counseling, and community prevention education. The Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. has a Crime Victims Law Project (CVLP) that provides legal assistance for sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victims in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. The CVLP provides free legal representation and assistance to victims with legal issues including (but not limited to) Protection From Abuse orders (PFAs), child custody/visitation, child support, spousal support/alimony, divorce, sexual harassment, housing, safety planning, creditor, intervention and economic advocacy, name change petitions, school-based issues, work-based issues, and immigration issues.

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (Pottstown Office)
248 King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Hotline: (877) 429-5994
Phone: (610) 326-8280
Fax: (610) 326-8282
Web: http://www.lasp.org
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) provides legal representation to low-income individuals, victims of domestic abuse, and the elderly. LASP provides free legal services in the areas of: family/custody law, employment law, Protection From Abuse (PFA), public benefits, housing problems, elder law, and consumer and bankruptcy problems. Legal services LASP offers include information and advice, drafting of legal documents, and negotiation and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. LASP serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

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