As the COVID-19 pandemic creates many new legal challenges for low-income people across the state, the Legal Foundation of Washington remains committed to providing stable, reliable funding and support for our grantees as they respond quickly to meet the needs of clients while keeping staff and volunteers safe.
Legal aid is a vital component of our state’s front-line COVID-19 response, and programs have adapted to provide urgent services and advocacy. Skyrocketing unemployment needs and denials of benefits, housing insecurity, disputes over medical and consumer debt, and many other conflicts caused by the pandemic can only be resolved through the civil justice system.
And many of those most harmed by systemic injustice, including communities of color, immigrants, and incarcerated people, are also most at-risk to the health and economic impacts of the virus.
How You Can Help
Our grantees prove every day that civil legal aid is a lifeline in a time of crisis. As Washington responds to and recovers from this crisis, our mission remains essential: ensuring that poverty and race are not barriers to justice.
Please donate to fund legal aid for our most vulnerable neighbors:Donate
Attorneys can also assist legal aid providers by volunteering your time:
For information about receiving legal help:
Read the COVID-19 resource guide from the Northwest Justice Project, Office of Civil Legal Aid, and Equal Justice Coalition.
For people without immigration status:
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