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Program aimed at helping unemployed veterans

Program aimed at helping unemployed veterans

August 27, 2014 at 4:56 am 0 comments

We’re still feeling the effects of the 2007 economic crisis.  As many people, continue to deal with a lack of employment or underemployment, veterans are finding themselves increasingly in this situation.   Of the 2.9 million long term unemployed people who were denied benefits this year – 285,000 of them areRead More

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers are taken to court for debt.

Free financial counseling for NYC residents

August 23, 2014 at 3:08 am 0 comments

For those who are new to our network, the City’s FREE Financial Empowerment Centers can help your clients take control of their debt, improve their credit, deal with debt collection, create a budget, open a bank account, and much more. One-on-one financial counseling is provided for FREE by professional counselorsRead More

New DACA toolkit

New DACA toolkit

August 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Toolkit for Community Partners to help groups understand the DACA process.  The new DACA toolkit includes:  An overview of the DACA program Guide on “How Do I Request Consideration of DACA?” Tip sheet on howRead More

Do You Know a Veteran Struggling with PTSD?

Do You Know a Veteran Struggling with PTSD?

August 9, 2014 at 3:37 am 0 comments

For the thousands of veterans returning home, getting back to life as usual is a hard task.  Many come back traumatized from all they have seen and encountered and in need of mental health services. Thankfully, on July 13, 2010, VA published a final regulation that will make access toRead More

Discounted Legal Help for Veterans

Discounted Legal Help for Veterans

August 4, 2014 at 2:27 am 0 comments

More than 250 attorneys from New York State are participating in the Veteran Referral Panel Program.  This program provides discounted legal help to military veterans in several areas: Obtaining federal benefits Military discharge upgrades Adoptions, and Bankruptcy. Veterans participating in the program can have a free initial phone consultation andRead More

Online form helps you answer a debt summons

Online form helps you answer a debt summons

July 31, 2014 at 2:04 am 0 comments

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers are taken to civil court for debt.   You can get taken to court for consumer debt by credit card companies, hospitals, banks, other people, or a company. In many cases, your consumer debt case may be sold to a collection agency.  The collection agencyRead More

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 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