This interactive Homelessness Advocacy Manual is designed to provide grass roots advocates, public interest and pro bono attorneys, policymakers and homeless persons with basic information about the rights of homeless persons and the resources needed to resolve their circumstances.
NLADA is the nation's leading advocate for front-line attorneys and other equal justice professionals - those who make a difference in the lives of low-income clients and their families and communities.
The overall purpose of the National Legal Resource Center (NLRC) is to provide the aging and legal networks with easy access to a coordinated national legal assistance support system in order to strengthen legal assistance/elder rights efforts across the country.
Refers veterans and survivors to attorneys who will represent them before the Court of Veterans Appeals. There are various fee structures and some representation is pro bono (free). Will assist with veterans and veteran's survivor's benefits.
The New York Times has taken recent Census Data and mapped race and ethnicity, income, education, and Housing and Families. What could your office do if you could find the pocket of Hispanic families in your county, or where the lowest income families live? Check this out!
Maryland's Peoples Law Library (PLL) is a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, a court-related agency of the Maryland Judiciary, and supported by Maryland's non-profit legal services providers.
The Public Justice Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization founded in Maryland in 1985 that seeks to enforce and expand the rights of people who suffer injustice because of their poverty or discrimination. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, and through public education and coalition building.
The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in identifying, developing, and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people and communities.
On October 16, 2012 the Social Security Administration announced that based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2012, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive a 1.7 percent COLA for 2013.
This easy-to-use website provides state-by-state policy information on a range of child welfare topics. Visitors can access up-to-date information on individual state policies and can compare their own state's policies to those of other states. New topics will be included in the database in the coming months.
In June 2010 (at the US Social Forum in Detroit, MI), against the backdrop of the global recession, nine sectors of excluded workers came together to found the Excluded Workers Congress. We converged around a common dream: to vastly expand the human right to organize in the United States, to win a new era of rights and policies for workers, and to transform the labor movement in this country. The Excluded Workers Congress was formed to bring “the human right to organize” to life.
Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009. Search by race and ethnicity, income, housing and families, and education. What can your organization do with this kind of information?
United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels.
Cooperative effort by four national veterans service organizations to provide volunteer attorneys to veterans and qualifying family members with an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Must have filed an appeal and been unable to obtain an attorney after 30 days. (No advice or representation at any other level of appeal. Website has an "Appeals Booklet." Screened for financial eligibility and merit.
Working Cars for Working Families is a group of organizations united to ensure that working families can get, keep, and use a reliable used car at fair terms. We are a coalition of varied organizations, yet we all recognize the importance of a car to the success of families. Collectively and individually we strive to improve public policy, practices, and understanding. We work in variety of areas such as:
•Improving consumer protection to stop abuses in car sales and finance and bring fairness and transparency to the marketplace.