How You Can Support Civil Legal Aid

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The law is extremely powerful. It can mean the difference between having a roof over your head and being homeless, having food on your table or going hungry, having access to childcare so that you can maintain your employment or being unemployed. Your gift will help us make sure that our families can meet those most basic needs.


In 2016, LawNY® closed 9,577 cases benefiting 19,909 people. The breakout of the cases was as follows: income maintenance (29%), housing (23%), family (16%), health (15%), other (17%). LawNY® achieved at least $289,552 in ongoing monthly benefits and at least $1,940,052 in one-time payments, for a total payout of at least $5,414,676 over 12 months.


Throughout our fourteen county service area we operate a variety of civil legal services projects, such as foreclosure prevention, domestic violence prevention, disability advocacy, veterans legal services, seniors legal services, and homelessness prevention. LawNY® receives funding from a variety of sources, including federal, state and local government, the United Way, and private foundations.


The need for legal services in our communities is still great, and many of our community members face barriers in access to justice. Civil legal services programs like LawNY® have the capacity to meet only about 20% of the legal needs of our client population. Your donation will go towards serving local community members in need of legal services.


Click Donate to donate online or send your donations and make checks payable to:


Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

Attn: C. Kenneth Perri, Executive Director

361 S. Main St.

Geneva, NY 14456


If you would like to direct your donation to a specific LawNY® location, project, or county, please indicate which area or county on your check.


LawNY® also offers volunteer and pro bono opportunities. Please contact your local LawNY® office for more information.


LawNY® is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal aid to people with civil legal problems in Western New York. LawNY® has seven locations in Bath, Elmira,Geneva, Ithaca, Jamestown, Olean, and Rochester, serving 14 counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates.


Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) is a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent by law. All donations to LawNY® will be expended in accordance with the Legal Services Corporation Act and 45 CFR Part 1610.



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