Legal Aid Programs at Pisgah Legal Services
Children’s Law – Helps disadvantaged children avoid homelessness, access essential services such as medical care and education and escape abuse.
Consumer Law – Defends consumer rights, addresses fraud and stops predatory lending practices by protecting clients’ limited income and resources from unfair collection.
Health Justice – Helps people access health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including understanding options for Medicaid, Medicare, SSI/SSDI and VA benefits.
Elder Law – Helps seniors live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Protects seniors from financial or physical abuse or harassment and assists with end-of-life planning.
Homelessness Prevention – Prevents families and individuals from losing their homes to eviction or foreclosure and improves existing housing conditions.
Justice for All (Assisting Immigrants) – Helps eligible immigrants work legally and secure legal status and addresses other basic poverty needs. Provides legal documents to protect children and assets in case of family separation.
Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention – Helps survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault take legal action to escape abuse and rebuild their lives and financial stability.
Medical-Legal Partnership – Helps medical patients address legal issues that impact social determinants/issues that impact their health, such as domestic violence, housing, and crushing debt.
Income Security – Obtains and protects public benefits for low-income people, including SNAP, SSI, Social Security and others.
Veterans Law – Assists homeless or otherwise vulnerable military veterans by obtaining or maintaining stable housing, securing disability benefits and accessing quality health care and health insurance.
Community Economic Development – Helps increase jobs and affordable housing in partnership with other nonprofits, faith groups and local governments. Provides advocacy and legal support to promote the development of affordable housing and remove barriers to economic opportunity.
Expunction – Helps clear criminal records for minor offenses and remove barriers to employment, housing, education, and benefits.