Program areas at LSEM
Health: ensuring people in our communities receive the health care they need, resources to feed their families and other public benefits, including Legal needs for persons living with mental illness, by providing Legal assistance to over 1,738 people and their household members. Through our community Legal education programs, outreach, collaborations, and referrals, people learn their rights and prevent loss of health care coverage, which helped another 8,480 people. Our systemic advocacy activities helped solve health problems impacting the larger community.
Basic needs: we reduce homelessness through eviction defense and help the marginalized obtain Services to meet their basic needs. Services provided to veterans, elderly, unaccompanied minors, and immigrants, among others, helped 2,022 people and their household members in completed civil Legal cases. Educating the community on their rights to meet their basic needs through Legal education programs, outreach, collaboration, and referrals to other resources helped another 7,157 people. We help meet basic needs of the larger community through our systemic Legal work.
Safety: our free Legal representation assists survivors of domestic violence escape their cruel abusers. It not only saves the victims lives but also saves their children, and stops a future cycle of violence. We aided 2,803 victims and their family members in completed cases covering all aspects of family law, including protective orders. Our community Legal education, outreach, collaborations, and referrals for needy people and other service providers, helped another 6,668 people. By addressing systemic Legal problems impacting community members' safety we help prevent future abuse.