Community organizations from across Massachusetts have signed on to the following statement of support for the EJC’s FY20 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 FY20 budget request for $26 million in state funding (line item 0321-1600) to provide critical civil legal aid in our communities. As an organization 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 FY20 campaign.
Arise for Social Justice
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Boston Center for Independent Living
Boston Tenant Coalition
Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee
Catholic Social Services of Fall River
Citizens for Citizens, Inc.
Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association
Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands
Girls Incorporated of Lynn
Gregg Neighborhood House Association, Inc.
Health Law Advocates
Homes for Families
International Institute of New England
Jane Doe Inc.
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
Lynn Community Health Center
Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc.
Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP)
Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
Massachusetts Senior Action Council
My Brother’s Table
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts
On the Rise, Inc.
Pine Street Inn
Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project (PAIR)
Raw Art Works
The Second Step
Springfield Partners for Community Action, Inc.
Strategies for Youth
Victim Rights Law Center
Worcester Community Action Council