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To support the Legal Aid Society’s Elderlaw program. The Elderlaw program provides legal assistance to low-income elderly and conducts a regular series of city-wide meetings for elderlaw specialists. Through this program, lawyers, paralegals, and social workers provide individual representation on vital legal matters affecting the elderly poor, visit and interview homebound clients in their homes, handle law reform litigation designed to benefit large numbers of senior citizens, operate intake sessions at senior citizen centers to maximize community outreach and conduct community education sessions for legal and community advocates and senior citizens. Special attention is paid to housing issues and unlawful evictions, loss of public benefits, insufficient home attendant services, consumer fraud, abuse by relatives or health care providers, and preparation of wills and other legal documents.

Grant Amount


Year Awarded



12 Months

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Global Impact:

United States

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Foundation Center Themes:

Legal Services, Elder Abuse

Foundation Center Approaches:

Public Engagement & Education, Strategic Litigation