Getting Help

New service provides domestic violence info via text

New service provides domestic violence info via text

July 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm 0 comments

LawHelpNY, the free, statewide resource for people facing civil legal issues, launched a new text messaging campaign, aimed at informing immigrant victims of domestic violence about their rights to shelter, healthcare and free legal services. This new SMS campaign, through the use of text messages provided in English and Spanish,Read More

Long Island Housing Services

Overwhelmed by housing problems in Long Island?

July 17, 2014 at 3:34 am Comments are Disabled

The legal contracts you sign when buying or renting a home are among the most important you will sign in your life! These contracts are governed by complex laws.  As a result, it’s hard to know what your rights are.  If you find yourself not able to pay your rentRead More

KinGAP Program Assists Grandparents and Other Relatives Caring for Children

KinGAP Program Assists Grandparents and Other Relatives Caring for Children

July 12, 2014 at 6:14 am 0 comments

Are you a grandparent or other relative caring for a child?  If so, New York Office of Children and Family Services currently runs the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGap).  This program helps a foster child have permanent placement with a relative who had been the child’s foster parent for atRead More

Free English Classes Through New York Public Libraries

Free English Classes Through New York Public Libraries

June 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

The New York Public Libraries are launching their Summer 2014 English Learning Series.  If you or someone you know has been wanting to learn English and is unable to pay for language classes do not miss out on this experience.  To join an English class, all new students must firstRead More

Discounted Legal Help for Veterans

Discounted Legal Help for Veterans

June 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

More than 250 attorneys from New York State are participating in the Veteran Referral Panel Program, which provides discounted legal help to military veterans in several areas. These areas include: obtaining federal benefits, military discharge upgrades, adoptions, and bankruptcy. Veterans participating in the program can have a free initial phoneRead More

Free Self-Help Civil Legal Forms!

Free Self-Help Civil Legal Forms!

June 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

LawHelpNY and the New York State Office of Court Administration now make available a number of free online interactive self-help programs that make it easier to submit legal papers in court if you don’t have an attorney. The interviews are designed to ask “leading questions” to help ensure that whatRead More

9 Resources to Help You Save NYC Rent-Stabilized Housing

9 Resources to Help You Save NYC Rent-Stabilized Housing

June 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

It’s no secret that finding affordable housing in New York City is getting harder and harder. According to the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, over 200,000 rent regulated apartments have been lost since 1981. More so, landlords continue to use tactics such as buying out tenants, lockingRead More

Free living wills and health care proxy forms available

Free living wills and health care proxy forms available

June 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

At some point in your life, you may find yourself needing to complete a living will and health care proxy form for either yourself or a loved one. For starter’s its important to know the different between these two types of advance directive forms, in order to make sure youRead More

New agency can help with your unemployment application

New agency can help with your unemployment application

May 23, 2014 at 1:03 am 2 comments

Unemployment Insurance process can be overwhelming and at times frustrating, especially for individuals with limited English proficiency or other barriers.  As a result, there is a new state agency available to help you with your unemployment application. The New York State Unemployment Insurance Claimant Advocate Office at the NYS DepartmentRead More

Civil legal hotline available for NY Veterans

Civil legal hotline available for NY Veterans

May 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Home to over 1,000,000 veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country.  80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 7,000 members of the New York Army National Guard. Many of our Veterans have beenRead More