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East of the River Resources

These legal services providers have offices or offer opportunities to serve people living East of the River in some of the poorest neighborhoods in DC. These organizations make a difference right in the communities where help is needed most!

AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Providing free legal and social work services to those in need – empowering, defending and protecting vulnerable seniors.

601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
(202) 434–2120
http://www.aarp.org/states/dc/LCE.html

LCE’s Self-Help Office Program offers community-based, free legal assistance to eligible seniors at Bread for the City, 1640 Good Hope Road SE, and at the Phillip T. Johnson Senior Center, 3200 S Street SE.

LCE also has a Medical Legal Partnership with Unity Health Care at Parkside Health Center (765 Kenilworth Terrace, NE). LCE is on site at Parkside on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursdays of the month from 9am to 1pm and can assist with housing, public benefits, and estate planning, but will meet with any eligible patient/client.


Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.

The Parent Education & Training Center for the District of Columbia.

1012 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 678–8060
http://www.aje-dc.org/


Bread for the City

Providing vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

1640 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 561–8587
http://www.breadforthecity.org


Children’s Law Center

Providing legal services to at-risk children and their families.

616 H Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 467–4900
http://www.childrenslawcenter.org

CLC Medical-Legal Partnership
2100 MLK Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020


DC Bar Pro Bono Program Advice & Referral Clinic

Mobilizing volunteer attorneys to take pro bono cases serving individuals living in poverty.

(202) 737–4700
http://www.dcbar.org/probono/

Saturday morning clinics at Bread for the City, 1640 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020


DC Employment Justice Center

Working to secure, protect and promote workplace justice in the D.C. metro area.

1413 K Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 828–9675
http://www.dcejc.org/

Clinic: First three Fridays of every month — Intakes from 11 am – 2 pm at Bread for the City SE, 1640 Good Hope Road SE


DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

Providing high-quality, free legal services to low-income District of Columbia residents in family law cases.

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 885–5542
http://www.dcvlp.org/

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, My Sister’s Place and the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) provide free legal advice, housing referrals and social services, no appointment needed at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street, SW, one block from the Waterfront Metro Stop. Clinics will take place each Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Clients may obtain free legal advice, housing referrals and social services, no appointment needed. Facilitated support groups for domestic violence survivors will be held each Thursday, 6–7:30 p.m., in the same location.


Domestic Violence Intake Center

Providing coordinated services to survivors of domestic violence in the District of Columbia.

1328 Southern Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 561–3000
http://mpdc.dc.gov/page/domestic-violence-intake-center


Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

DC’s oldest and largest general civil legal services organization.

1331 H Street, NW #350
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 628–1161
http://www.legalaiddc.org/

The “Big Chair” — The Anacostia Professional Building
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Suite LL-1
Washington, DC 20020

Initial Interview Hours are Mondays 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 pm, and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 pm.


Domestic Violence Intake Center (DVIC)

United Medical Center
1328 Southern Avenue, SE
Room 311
Washington, DC 20032

DVIC SE is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Legal Aid attorneys are usually available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Providing free legal information, advice and representation to low-income District of Columbia residents.

(202) 834–6577
http://www.nlsp.org/

Far Northeast Ward 7 Office
4609 Polk Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019

Southeast Ward 8 Office
2811 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Intake Hours for New Cases: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm


Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

Assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities in the District of Columbia.

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 825
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 448–1450


University Legal Services

Helping low and moderate-income families find homes and avoid foreclosures.

1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
First Floor
Washington, D.C. 20020
(202) 889–2196
http://www.uls-dc.org/


Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Providing legal services for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness.

1200 U Street, NW # 3
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328–5500

UPO’s Petey Greene Community Center (2907 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE) provides housing counseling, adult education, and employment assistance to DC residents in Ward 8. Clients must present photo ID in order to enter. Consult the WCLH calendar for next available intake at this site.


Whitman-Walker, Max Robinson Center

Serving Washington’s urban community with limited access to healthcare.

2301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 745–7000
http://www.wwc.org/


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