Places that Help: Pennsylvania
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.
MidPenn Legal Services (Gettysburg Office)
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 Gettysburg office location serves Adams County.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association (Pittsburgh Office)
The Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides civil legal services to low-income individuals and families. NLSA’s services include representation to victims of domestic violence, custody issues, unemployment compensation, supplemental security income (SSI) cases, social security cases, cases where Department of Human Services (DHS) benefits are being terminated. Representation is also available to low-income tenants, income eligible consumers, and to the older adults, aged 60 and above. NLS’ Allegheny location serves Allegheny County.
Women's Law Project (Western Pennsylvania Office)
428 Forbes Avenue, Suite 1710
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Women's Law Project is a public interest law center in Pennsylvania devoted to the rights of women and girls. The Women's Law Project works across a spectrum of inter-related issues that affect women's legal status, health, and economic security through litigation, policy advocacy, and community education. In addition to legal advocacy, an in-house telephone counseling services is offered, which provides information and referrals.
Laurel Legal Services, Inc. (Kittanning Office)
13633 State Route 422, Suite B
Kittanning, PA 16201
Laurel Legal Services, Inc. provides free or low cost legal services to low-income and elderly individuals. Laurel provides free legal representation to most domestic violence victims, regardless of income. Laurel Legal Services caseload covers housing (securing and preserving safe, decent, affordable housing for low-income people); family issues (domestic violence, child safety, health and independence of low-income children, families, and individuals); economic stability (SSI/SSD unemployment, public benefits, and educational benefits). LLS’ Kittanning office serves Armstrong County.
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