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Legal aid helps make Greenfield Community College a safe place for students

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GCC Women’s Resource Center a safe space for students.

GREENFIELD — Raising three kids as a single mother with no work and coming out of a bad relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Rose Lynch of Colrain was dying to go back to school. 
The question wasn’t whether she could, but how. 
This fall, Lynch took a leap of faith and enrolled in Greenfield Community College. 
At the school, the 32-year-old single mother headed to a second-floor corner office, where she joined many female students from all walks of life who meet up at the space.

We must ensure everyone has access to equal justice - Globe OpEd

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Neglected in today’s headlines, blogs, and talk radio is a silent, shameful crisis that inflicts suffering and costs the nation money, legitimacy, and decency. Our justice system has become inaccessible to millions of poor people and so every day, we violate the “equal justice under law” motto engraved on the front of the grand United States Supreme Court. Americans who cannot afford legal help routinely forfeit basic rights as a result.

When poverty makes you sick, a lawyer can be the cure.

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The vast majority of low-income Americans have unresolved legal problems — debt, immigration status, custody issues, child care, benefits, back pay, housing, a special education plan for a child — which can negatively impact health. NYT Opinion looks at how medical-legal partnerships can help fix these problems - individually and structurally - in unique and substantive ways.  CLA works with the University of Massachusetts Me

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