Join the Justice Works! Campaign

Meet the Paul Family

2.7 million grandparents are raising grandchildren nationwide, and about 20% of those have incomes that fall at or below the poverty line.

The Paul Family
Justice works to root out the inequities that keep people in poverty.

Communities Need Civil Legal Aid

When people face legal challenges that can risk their safety, quality of life, or well-being, legal aid intervenes—preventing them from falling deeper into poverty, and providing them with a second chance.

We know that justice works! Our advocacy is life-changing. Civil legal aid removes barriers to opportunity, empowers individuals and families, and provides stability that our clients need to enjoy greater engagement in their communities.

The Justice Works! Campaign is a comprehensive three-year effort to raise the critical funds needed to sustain and grow our programs. Support for this campaign will fund program-wide operating costs and special programs like our Veterans Services.

The complex issues we help solve:

  • Protecting seniors from scam artists and abusive family members 
  • Advocating for the legal rights of children in foster care 
  • Ensuring domestic violence survivors have the legal protections they need
  • Giving veterans access to mental and physical health benefits
  • and much more!

Your Contributions at Work

In 2019, Bay Area Legal Services:

Assisted

16,252

individuals, families, and community groups.

Responded to

58,145

callers and online applicants seeking legal services.

Helped

6,358

senior clients resolve their legal problems.

Assisted

302

domestic violence survivors obtain injunctions, child custody, support, and alimony.

Meet Our Donors

We support civil legal aid and family law/domestic violence matters through Bay Area Legal Services. We consider it a privilege and an obligation and we are grateful to have the opportunity. Christine Derr
Christine Derr – Donor, Sustaining Law Firm member, and Pro Bono Attorney

Success Story

In Florida, approximately 231,000 children live with relatives that are not their parents.