Nonprofit which serves poor and elderly clients in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket and Plymouth Counties and the towns of Avon and Stoughton in Norfolk County.
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Primary geographic focus: Massachusetts
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: SCCLS
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) is a non-profit charitable corporation which serves clients in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket and Plymouth Counties and the towns of Avon and Stoughton in Norfolk County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorneys and paralegals represent poor and elderly clients with high priority legal problems. SCCLS also provides group representation and community education.
SCCLS provides free legal help to low income and elderly clients by:
Keeping the government from denying or terminating clients’ subsistence cash assistance, food stamps, or medical benefits;
Helping families suffering from domestic violence gain safety and financial security;
Helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and tenants from being evicted, particularly from public and subsidized housing;
Keeping students from being unfairly suspended from school or denied an appropriate educational program;
Assisting people with disabilities receive appropriate benefits and services; and
Providing a broad range of legal services to residents age 60 and over including assistance in housing, health care, medical and consumer issues.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCEOp-Ed Rep. Joe Kennedy III
Taunton Daily Gazette (MA)
September 11, 2015
It’s time for Congress to stand firmly behind increased funding for legal aid and ensure every American is afforded the protections our justice system promises, says Joe Kennedy III in this op-ed.
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August 5, 2014
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