The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Her Justice stands with women living in poverty in New York City by recruiting and mentoring volunteer lawyers to provide free legal help to address individual and systemic legal barriers.
For 25 years, Her Justice has confronted the challenging needs of families in crisis by providing free legal services to low-income women and children in New York City, helping thousands of women free themselves from abusive relationships, stay in their homes and win the financial support to which they--and their children--are legally entitled.
All of our clients live in poverty and most face violence at home and threats to their children’s wellbeing, with the financial pressures of the economic recession putting even more women and children at risk for physical abuse. Unemployment and rising costs are further straining their financial stability. The legal needs of the women we serve are immediate and urgent, and theydeserve competent legal representation regardless of their ability to pay. With barely enough money for life’s basic necessities, hiring an attorney is not an option.
Our services are designed to address the unique needs of women who are victims of domestic violence. We also reach out to immigrant women who are isolated by language and cultural barriers.