Community organizations from across Massachusetts have signed on to the following statement of support for the EJC’s FY19 campaign for civil legal aid funding. Click the button below if your organization would like to endorse our campaign.
Statement of Support
We endorse the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s FY19 budget request for $23 million in state funding (line item 0321-1600) to provide critical civil legal aid in our communities. As organizations dedicated to serving low-income residents and building stronger, healthier communities, we recognize the pivotal role civil legal aid plays in helping residents across the Commonwealth maintain safe, stable and healthy lives. The free legal advice and representation provided by civil legal aid programs to low-income individuals and families facing legal issues arising from poverty – including, homelessness, domestic violence, lack of access to public benefits and health inequity – are essential to achieving equal justice for all in Massachusetts.
Below is a list of the organizations that have signed on in support of the FY19 campaign.
Acton-Boxborough United Way
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Amesbury Coucil on Aging
Arise for Social Justice
Baypath Elder Services, Inc.
Boston Center for Independent Living
Boston Tenant Coalition
Boys & Girls Club of Lynn
Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc.
Casa Myrna Vazquez
Charles Hamilton Institute for Race and Justice
Children’s Friend and Family Services
Church of the Covenant
Citizens for Citizens, Inc.
City Life/Vida Urbana
Community Action Agency of Somerville
Domestic Violence Services Network
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley
Elizabeth Freeman Center, Inc.
Family and Children’s Service of Greater Lynn
Girls Inc. of Lynn
Gregg Neighborhood House
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC)
HESSCO Elder Services
Homes for Families
International Institute of New England
Jane Doe Inc.
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
Jewish Family Services of MetroWest
Lynn Community Health Center
Lynn Economic Opportunity
Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
Massachusetts Senior Action Council
My Brother’s Table
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts
On The Rise, Inc.
Pine Street Inn
Political Asylum Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project
Raw Art Works
Safe Passage, Inc.
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services
Somerville Homeless Coalition
Springfield No One Leaves
Springfield Partners for Community Action
Strategies for Youth, Inc.
Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
Veterans Northeast Outreach Center
Voices Against Violence
Whittier Street Health Center
YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts