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Read about how you helped Brittany find housing for her and her two children, CLA's new partnership with UMass Memorial Medical Center, and CLA Staff Attorney Laura Gal's argument for low-income families' rights in the Supreme Judicial Court. It's been a busy few months at CLA, and we're so glad you could be a part of it. Thank you!

 Read about how you helped ensure that Livia was able to support her family, the current drive for an increase in funding from the Massachusetts legislature, and why Harry Ferguson supports CLA.

Read about how you helped TracyLee and her family stay in their home, how Aden became an American citizen, and why Shirley and Francis Doyle support CLA.



Read about how you helped Tanya and her kids escape abuse, how CLA is working in a state-wide collaboration on emergency shelter, and why Colleen Currie supports CLA.

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Benefits of Legal Aid to the Commonwealth

Legal aid benefits both clients and their communities by saving everyone money.  In 2013, legal aid services generated an estimated $28 million in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through new federal revenue, other benefits and cost savings.

“Most Americans don’t realize that you can have your home taken away, your children taken away and you can be a victim of domestic violence but you have no constitutional right to a lawyer to protect you.”

Jim Sandman, President,
Legal Services Corporation