Grant to Boost Legal Aid's Services for Veterans

by scrosby on November 10, 2009

The Legal Aid Society of Louisville plans to expand its approach to helping veterans, thanks to a $79,000 grant. It comes from the non-profit organization Legal Service Corporation, which funds over one hundred legal aid programs in the United States.

Legal Aid of Louisville Executive Director Jeffrey Been says it isn’t right for veterans to go without the legal representation they need, because they have fought for the freedom of others.

“Frankly, they face the same challenges that working families across this Commonwealth face,” says Been, “evictions, foreclosures, accessing medical care, government benefits to which they’re entitled, facing consumer debts, and dealing with domestic violence.”

Been says the money will be used to expand the organization’s web presence and resources for veterans, and to strengthen existing networks to help veterans reach the organizations that can assist them.

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