Ensures equal opportunity in life achievement for Boston youth by enforcing a child’s right to a quality education; offers technical assistance, legal representation, and training to families.
Free legal services to income eligible individuals in the areas of Disability/ SSI, special education, housing, family law etc. For referrals, call 617-603-1700 or 617-371-1234.
National organization of attorneys dedicated to planning for people with special needs; provides information and support through the website and written materials.
Provides planning and trust management services to individuals with special needs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
PAIR is nationally recognized pro bono model that provides free legal services to asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of detained immigrants.
Free legal advice and representation to low-income and elderly persons, representing those with a denial of public benefits, disabled children and adults who are denied Social Security, domestic violence cases, housing, and landlord/tenant cases.
Information, referrals and legal assistance for families in Lynn, with referrals throughout Massachusetts.
Oversees the federally mandated system in each state which pro- vides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally based advocacy.
Free legal services for those that are income-eligible. Represents disabled children and adults who are denied social security ben- efits and special education services.
A support center for advocates who represent low-income, elder- ly, or disabled persons. Help with public programs, health care, employment, housing, family law, immigration, and disability rights.
Coalition concerned about the rights of Massachusetts’ newcom- er communities. Education about the citizenship process, access to state benefits, and training.
An independent state agency of the Supreme Judicial Court. Advice and legal representation on treatment rights, custody and visitation matters, guardianship abuse, insurance discrimi- nation, educational rights, housing bias, and mistreatment.
Free legal services for income-eligible families on educational issues for children 3-22. Advocacy for parents, including Autism Special Education Legal Support Center.
Investigates and oversees allegations of abuse by caretakers to persons with disabilities ages 18-59 in state care and private settings. 24-HR. HOTLINE: 1-800-426-9009
A legal services hotline offering basic legal information, referral to free legal services for low-income persons, and referral to the private bar for others. Information on Massachusetts lawonly.
Public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal representation to low-income residents experiencing diffi- culty accessing or paying for needed medical services.
Offers housing in family, individual shelter units, and transitional housing in Boston, Cambridge, and Medford. Also maintains Community Legal Assistance Service Project.
Provides free civil non-criminal-legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and 31 cities and towns.
Information and referral, advocacy, workshops and support groups. Offers support in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. (Closed referral system DCF). Makes referrals to the Southeastern Mass. Legal Assistance Cor- poration, to provide legal services for children with disabilities. Intakes for referrals are processed by phone only.
Strives to recruit, train, and support volunteers who will support the needs of children in state custody through the educational advocacy process.
Provides free legal assistance and training to people with disabil- ities throughout the state in areas including special education services, accessibility, and discrimination.
A non-profit resource for families of children with cerebral palsy and brain injuries. Provides education and estate planning, as well as grants for specialized equipment.
An independent nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attor- neys, advocates, and parents. Our primary mission is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities.
Civil legal service covering social security benefits, SSI, employ- ment and housing issues. Offices in Fitchburg, Northampton, Pittsfield, Worcester, Greenfield, Holyoke, Milford, North Adams and Southbridge.
Works to advance the right of all students to a high-quality education.
Provides free legal service for children of low-income families in areas affecting health, education and civil rights.
Applications for public insurance, answers question about cover- age, public programs, private and non-group insurance options, multilingual services, pharmacy programs and low cost dental services.
Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disabilities. Excellent links to other sites that concern legislation, public policy and advocacy.
Helps refugees and other immigrants with basic needs, legal advice, Counseling and training to become self-sufficient; also provides resettlement services.
The nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.
Free legal assistance to low-income families regarding SSI, social security, unemployment benefits, housing issues and some family law.