Legal Services

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Advocacy & Advice:

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley 

Legal help for qualified low-income families, individuals, and children. Program goals are to help victims and survivors of abuse, prevent families from becoming homeless, pursue access to education and other services for children and adults with disabilities, and assure rightful benefits for recently unemployed individuals. Legal Services of the HUdson Valley provides free legal representation in the following areas: housing, elder law, protection and advocacy for the disabled and the developmentally diabled, public benefits, social security and SSI disability claims, children’s advocacy, HIV/AIDS discrimination, domestic violence, and community support services for individuals with mental illnesses, as well as technical assistance to lawyers.

(877) 574-8529
www.lshv.org

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NYS Mental Hygiene Legal Services

Representation, advocating, and litigating on behalf of individuals receiving services for mental disabilities who are under the care of state operated or licensed facilities. This agency represents individuals for whol Article 81 Guardianship is being sought, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Petitions, hospital retention, hospital seeking Medication Over Objection and advocacy to sex offenders with mental disabilities.

75 New Scotland Avenue
Unit B, Lower Level
Albany, NY12208
(845) 383-3839

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Veteran Justice Outreach Coordination

If you are a Veteran who has been accused of a crime, you may be eligible to receive support and services from this program, which is designed to assist Veterans of all eras. Additional program goals include to work with local authorities, to provide education to courts about Veterans’ issues, to provide training to police on Veteran needs, and to arrange services for incarcerated Veterans.

(518) 626-5368
www.visn2.va.gov

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Free Legal Clinic

The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen in the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church offers a free legal clinic focusing on the needs of families facing eviction, lost jobs and homelessness, in addition to supporting individuals who are needy, elderly, and/or disabled, receiving social services assistance.

Caring Hands Soup Kitchen,
Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church
122 Clinton Avenue in Kingston
Fridays at 12:30 pm
(845) 331-7188

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Workers Justice Center of New York

The Worker Justice Center of New York pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low-wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for institutional change.

Kingston Contact:
9 Main Street
Kingston NY 12401
(845) 331-6651

Albany Contact
33 Central Ave
Albany NY 12201
1-800-905-9644

Rochester Conact
1187 Culver Road
Rochester NY 12401
1-800-742-7020

www.wjcny.org

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