The Access to Benefits Helpline is a ‘one-stop’ resource for New Yorkers in need of legal assistance. The Legal Aid assist individuals with their health law/ Medicaid issues, problems with public assistance/ food stamps, special education, and employment/ unemployment benefits matters. They also assist callers interested in sealing their criminal convictions.
The Helpline staff and volunteers are able to provide direct assistance and/or referrals in matters related to employment issues and unemployment insurance benefits, public health insurance, including Medicaid, public assistance, including food stamps, and other health and safety net benefits and education law/special education issues.
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Other services: Legal Aid Society offers representation for a wide array of concerns including housing, family law, juvenile rights, criminal defense, employment, workers’ right, survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and more. Visit legalaidnyc.org for more information.
Legal Services NYC advocates are able to assist with matters related to public benefits, health law, eviction defense and illegal lockouts, emergency repairs, employment law, tax, disability, foreclosure prevention and Cares Act mortgage relief assistance, commercial lease assistance and COVID-19 related Chapter 11 bankruptcy, education, special education, immigration, and family law.
Los defensores de Legal Services NYC tienen la capacidad para ayudarte con asuntos como: beneficios públicos, ley de salud, defensa de desalojo y desalojo ilegales, reparaciones de emergencia, ley de empleo, impuestos, discapacidad, prevención de ejecuciones hipotecarias y asistencia de alivio hipotecario bajo de la ley Cares Act; asistencia de arrendamiento comercial, Capítulo 11 de bancarrota por COVID-19, educación, educación especial, inmigración y derechos de familia.
Urban Justice Center
40 Rector St., 9th FL, New York, NY 10006
The Urban Justice Center has legal services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, refugees and displaced people, homeless or street-involved LGBTQ youth, veterans, and many more people in need of legal help.
UJC has different 11 programs to serve the specific needs of the community. Their programs are:
| DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT
|DVP protects the rights of domestic violence survivors to allow for a self-determined and safe future.
| HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT
||HRP promotes recognition and implementation of the full spectrum of human rights in the United States.
| MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT
||MHP advocates for low-income New Yorkers living with serious mental health concerns.
| PETER CICCHINO YOUTH PROJECT
||PCYP provides legal representation to youth experiencing homelessness in NYC, with a focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. Please contact us to make an appointment.
| SAFETY NET PROJECT
||The Safety Net Project advocates for safe and secure housing and fundamental resources like food and cash assistance for underserved and marginalized communities in New York City. We combine legal services, policy advocacy, new media campaigns, and community organizing to advance the movement for economic justice.
|STREET VENDOR PROJECT
||SWP provides legal and social services, and engages in advocacy, education, research and organizing to promote and protect the human rights of sex workers and survivors of human trafficking.
||Asylum Connect provides the first and only resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum. Use Asylum Connect’s free website and app to find verified safe LGBTQ-and immigrant-friendly services near you.
|THE BRAVE HOUSE
||The Brave House is developing a community space for immigrant girls, ages 16-21, providing legal, mental health, and holistic services to survivors of gender-based violence.
| COLLEGE ATHLETE ADVOCACY INITIATIVE
||CAAI advocates for the fair and equal treatment of college athletes by facilitating legal services and coordinating advocacy campaigns to combat exploitation in the multibillion-dollar college sports industry.
| POWER OF PURPOSE
||PoP is a solution to the violence, crime and cycle of criminal justice involvement plaguing youth ages 14 to 18 years old in the Bronx, NY.
|SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY OVERSIGHT PROJECT||S.T.O.P. litigates and advocates for the privacy, fighting excessive local and state-level surveillance. Our work highlights the discriminatory impact of surveillance on Muslim Americans, immigrants, and communities of color. S.T.O.P. is one of just five organizations selected for UJCs 2019-2020 Social Justice Accelerator