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Join us TODAY for #GivingTuesdayCLT!

Join LSSP in a community-wide collaboration for good. Today, on the final day of the #GivingTuesdayCLT celebration, we invite you to join Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, SHARE Charlotte and 107 other local nonprofits for #GivingTuesdayCLT, a community-wide collaboration for the good of our neighbors! Give justice today by giving a gift – money, time, …

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Hunger in North Carolina

  With holiday celebrations around the corner, hunger remains an unfortunate reality for many in the Charlotte area and statewide. In fact, North Carolina has the 9th highest level of food insecurity in the nation, and 16.7% of North Carolinians lack the resources they need to get enough nutritious food for a healthy life. The …

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Join LSSP for #GivingTuesdayCLT 2015

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont is excited to invite you to participate in the global #GivingTuesday movement on December 1! Join LSSP, SHARE Charlotte and 107 other local nonprofits for #GivingTuesdayCLT, a community-wide collaboration for the good of our neighbors! Between now and December 1, we’re asking Charlotte and beyond to give justice by giving …

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  As a legal aid nonprofit, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont employs many public service attorneys who rely on programs like the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to support them in the work that they are passionate about, like representing children in immigration court, helping people access vital health care and protecting people from scams …

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Meet our new staff!

  We’ve had several new staff join us at LSSP recently, and we’re excited to introduce them to you! – Elizabeth Garcia joins us a Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator and is a graduate of St. George’s University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. – Gelila Selassie is our new Family Support and Health Care staff …

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The Service Member Civil Relief Act

  The Service Member Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and a variety of other laws offer special protections to current service members. In recognition of some of these protections, the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts recently prepared form AOC-G-250 to allow for the submission of evidence on military status when required by law. Specifically, …

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Number of uninsured in U.S. declines by 15 million

  Great news from a recent report: the number of uninsured people in the U.S. has declined by a third—15.8 million people!—since major provisions of the ACA took effect in 2013, with significant impact reported among those who live near the poverty line. We’re honored to partner with so many organizations in our community to …

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What can civil legal aid attorneys do for the health of a community?

  What can civil legal aid attorneys do for the health of a community? A lot, through innovative medical-legal partnerships with local healthcare providers. Read this great article on how legal aid attorneys can support cancer patients when they face serious legal challenges, like coverage issues, foreclosure and end-of-life planning, that can be devastating to …

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Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

  Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act saw a big anniversary, signed into law 25 years ago with the vision of ensuring people with disabilities “the opportunity to blend fully and equally into the rich mosaic of the American mainstream.” We at LSSP work to ensure that people living with disabilities in our community are …

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#summershareCLT 2015

        Need doesn’t get a vacation. Join LSSP in a Charlotte-wide initiative July 13-26 to help local nonprofits meet the needs of our community. This summer, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont has partnered with #summershareCLT to inspire neighbors to help address the needs of our community during a tough time of the …

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