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Where to Find Help

UPDATED May 11, 2010

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 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.

 

city/county



Aliquippa

Beaver County Neighborhood
Legal Services Assn.
266 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, PA 15001
Phone: (724) 378-0595
Phone: (724) 774-3522
Web: http://www.nls.org

Altoona

Mid Penn Legal Services
171 Lakemont Park Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602
Phone: (800) 326-9177

Bedford

Southern Allegheny Legal Aid
3 Meadow Lane, P.O. Box 202
Bedford, PA 15522-0202
Phone: (814) 623-6189
Phone: (800) 326-9177

Bethlehem

North Penn Legal Services
65 East Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 800
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: (610) 317-8757 (Luzerne County)

Bloomsburg

North Penn Legal Services
168 E. Fifth Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-2206
Phone: (570) 784-8760

Bradford

Northwestern Legal Services
100 Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701-2023
Phone: (814) 362-6596
Phone: (800) 655-6957

Brookville

Laurel Legal Services
18 Western Avenue, Suite I
Brookville, PA 15825
Phone: (814) 849-3044
Phone: (800) 475-1240

Carlisle

MidPenn Legal Services
401 E. Louther Street, Suite 103
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 243-9400
Phone: (800) 822-5288
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Chambersburg

MidPenn Legal Services
230 Lincoln Way East, Suite A
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone: (717) 264-5354
Phone: (800) 372-4737
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Chester

Legal Assistance Assn.
410 Welsh Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: (610) 874-8421

Clarion

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
231 W. Main Street
Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: (610) 275-5400
Phone: (800) 660-1755
Web: http://www.lasp.org

Clearfield

MidPenn Legal Services
211 East Locust Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Phone: (814) 765-9646
Phone: (800) 326-9177
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Coatsville

Community Impact Legal Services
1003 East Lincoln Highway
Coatsville, PA 19320
Phone: (800) 967-9150

Erie

Northwestern Legal Services
Erie Law Office
1001 State Street, Suite 700
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: (814) 452-6949
Phone: 800) 753-5704

Farrell

Northwestern Legal Services
1031 Roemer Boulevard
Farrell, PA 16121-1867
Phone: (724) 346-6112
Phone: (800) 655-6957

Franklin

Northwestern Legal Services-Franklin Office
1243 Liberty Street, Suite 420
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: (814) 437-3028
Phone: (800) 665-6957

Gettysburg

MidPenn Legal Services
128 Breckenridge Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 334-7624
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Greensburg

Laurel Legal Services
306 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601-3066
Phone: (724) 836-2211
Phone: (800) 253-9558
Web: http://wpa.law.org

Harrisburg

Commission for Women
Room 503, Finance Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-8128
Phone: (866) 615-7477
Web: http://www.portal.state.pa.us

MidPenn Legal Services
213-A North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2240
Hotline: (717) 233-1580 (after hours)
Phone: (717) 232-0581
Phone: (800) 932-0356
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

PCCD Victims Compensation Program
3101 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (800) 233-2339 (Victim’s Compensation)
Phone: (717) 705-0888 or (800-692-7292)
Web: http://www.pccd.state.pa.us

Hazleton

North Penn Legal Services
2 East Broad Street, Suite #210
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (610) 377-9054
Phone: (877)-9-Legal-0

Honesdale

North Penn Legal Services
925 Court Street
Wayne County Courthouse
Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: (570) 253-1031

Indiana

Laurel Legal Services
655 Church Street
Suite #1
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: (724) 349-3440
Phone: (800) 660-1753

Jim Thorpe

Legal Services of Jim Thorpe
1203 North Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-5050
Phone: (877) 953-4250 to apply for Legal Aid

North Penn Legal Services
1203 North Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-5050

Johnstown

Southern Alleghenys Legal Aid
225-227 Franklin Street, Suite 400
Franklin Center
Johnstown, PA 15901-2524
Hotline: (888) 244-SALA (244-7252)
Phone: (814) 536-8917

Kittanning

Laurel Legal Services
206 S. Water Street, 1st Floor
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: (724) 548-7674
Phone: (800) 475-1239

Lancaster

MidPenn Legal Services
38 North Christian Street, Suite 200
Lancaster, PA 17602
Hotline: (717) 299-3507 (after hours)
Phone: (717) 299-0971
Phone: (800) 732-0025
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Lebanon

MidPenn Legal Services
513 Chestnut Street
Lebanon, PA 17046
Phone: (717) 274-2834
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Lewistown

MidPenn Legal Services
Lewistown Office
3 West Monument Street, Suite 203
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: (800) 326-9177
Phone: (717) 248-3099
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Mansfield

North Penn Legal Services
304B St. James Complex
Mansfield, PA 16933
Phone: (800) 326-7436

Meadville

Northwestern Legal Services
Professional Building, 4th Floor
231 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 724-1040
Phone: (800) 753-5706

Montrose

North Penn Legal Services
Federal Building, Room 108
Montrose, PA 18801
Phone: (570) 342-0184

New Castle

Neighborhood Legal Services Assn.
125 E. North Street, Suite 329
Temple Building
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 658-2677
Web: http://www.nlsa.us

Noristown

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
625-627 Swede Street
Noristown, PA 19401
Phone: (610) 275-5400
Web: http://www.lasp.org

Norristown

North Penn Legal Services
10 North 10th Street
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: (570) 424-5338
Phone: (877) 429-5994
625-627 Swede Street

Philadelphia

Community Legal Services Law Center
North Central
3638 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (215) 227-2400
Web: http://www.clsphila.org/

Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 587-3350

Mil Mujeres
2424 E. York Street, Ste. 218
P.O. Box 29448
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (267) 603-1846
Fax: (267) 603-1849
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: philadelphia@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.

Women Against Abuse Legal Center
Land Title Building
100 South Broad Street, 5/F
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Phone: (215) 686-7082
Fax: (215) 686-7041
Web: http://www.womenagainstabuse.org

Pittsburgh

Neighborhood Legal Services Assn.
928 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3799
Phone: (412) 255-6700
Phone: (866) 761-6572
Web: http://www.nlsa.us

Pottstown

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
248 King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: (610) 326-8280

Pottsville

MidPenn Legal Services
315 North Centre Street, Suite 201
Pottsville, PA 17901-2528
Phone: (570) 628-3931
Phone: (800) 299-6599
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Reading

Berks Women In Crisis
50 N. 4th Street, Suite 101
Reading, PA 19601
Hotline: (610) 372-9540
Phone: (610) 373-1206
Phone: (610) 372-7463 (espanol)
Fax: (610) 372-4188
Web: http://www.berkswomenincrisis.org
Email: peace@berkswomenincrisis.org
Berks Women in Crisis has free attorneys who may be able to represent you at your Final PFA hearing. Once you get a Temporary PFA, call (610) 373-1206 to schedule an appointment with an attorney. Unfortunately, the attorneys cannot help you in divorce, custody or other legal matters.

MidPenn Legal Services
501 Washington Street, #401
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 376-8656
Phone: (800) 299-6599
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

Scranton

North Penn Legal Services
Suite 300
507 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 342-0184
Phone: (800) 982-4387

Somserset

Southwestern Penn Legal Services
Somerset Office
132 E Catherine Street
Somserset, PA 15501
Phone: (814) 443-4615
Web: http://www.swplsconsortium.org

State College

MidPenn Legal Services-State College Office
2054 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 849-3044
Phone: (800) 475-1240

Stroudsburg

North Penn Legal Services
10 North Tenth Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 424-5338
Phone: (800) 532-8282

Sunbury

North Penn Legal Services
206 Arch Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone: (570) 286-5687

North Penn Legal Services
133 North 2nd Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone: (570) 286-5687

Towanda

North Penn Legal Services
One Progress Plaza, Suite 11
Towanda, PA 18848
Phone: (570) 265-6127
Phone: (800) 942-4028

Tunkhannock

North Penn Legal Services
Wyoming County Human Services Building, Route 29S
P.O. Box 703
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Phone: (570) 836-5149

Wyoming County Human Services
Route 29, PO Box 703
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Uniontown

Southwestern PA Legal Aid Society
48 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 439-3591

Warren

Northwestern Legal Services
WARR PENN Building
213 Third Avenue, Room 407
Warren, PA 16365
Phone: (814) 726-2530
Phone: (800) 753-5707

Washington

Southwestern PA Legal Aid Society
10 West Cherry Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
Phone: (800) 846-0871 (Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday)

Southwestern PA Legal Aid Society
10 W. Cherry Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
Phone: (724) 225-6170
Phone: (800) 846-871

Waynesburg

Southwetsern PA Legal Aid Society
95 East High Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: (724) 627-3127

Wilkes-Barre

North Penn Legal Services
15 Public Square, Suite 410
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: (877) 953-4250
9:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30 Monday-Friday

Williamsport

North Penn Legal Services
329 Market Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 323-8741

York

MidPenn Legal Services
29 North Queen
York, PA 17403-2058
Phone: (717) 848-3605
Phone: (717) 848-3607 (after hours)
Fax: (717) 854-5431
Web: http://www.midpenn.org

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