Legal Services NYC-Bronx's mission is to advance society's promise to its most vulnerable members that they are entitled to equal access to our legal system. Our services bring subsistence income to those living in poverty, prevent homelessness, unify broken families, enforce the right of all children to a decent public education, ensure access to medical care, protect the elderly from fraud and neglect, and provide the support necessary to permit the victims of domestic violence to escape their abusers. While meeting these basic needs, we bring significant financial resources into an under-served community, promoting the health and stability of the neighborhoods we serve.
With a staff of about seventy, Legal Services NYC-Bronx is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the borough, and the largest Legal Services office in the City. Each year, we touch the lives of more than 10,000 people and our work in the areas of government benefits advocacy, unemployment, and tax brings more than $7M into the homes of low-income Bronx residents.
LSNYC-Bronx Serves Trafficking Victims
Highly skilled and experienced attorneys and paralegals in the Family and Immigration Unit are able to provide legal advice and representation for survivors of human trafficking (labor or sex trafficking) in applications for immigration relief (T and U visas).
For victims of trafficking, our attorneys are also able to provide related civil representation, such as wage and hour claims, tax assistance, unemployment hearings and appeals, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Reduction in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits:
Due to the sunset of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), recipients of SNAP Benefits will experience a reduction in benefits which will take effect on November 1, 2013. For example families of three will have their benefits reduced by $29 per month. To view a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, August 2, 2013 report click HERE.
If you receive SNAP benefits and have questions about how this change will affect you please call 718-928-3700 and ask for our Public Benefits hotline.