Category Archives: News

Meet our newest staff!

    Help us welcome our newest staff members to the LSSP team!   From left to right: – Jenny Harding, graduate of Dartmouth, joins us as our new Grants and Annual Fund Manager. – Bethany Palmer, graduate of The George Washington University Law School and The George Washington University, joins us as an Equal …

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HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell Visits Charlotte, LSSP enrollment event

Protecting the health of individuals is important to LSSP as we work to end the cycle of poverty for our clients and in our community, which is why we are so proud of our Health Insurance Navigator Project. On December 11, we were honored to host U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell …

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Thank you for making #GivingTuesdayCLT a success!

We’re grateful for your support during #GivingTuesdayCLT! Together, we raised more than $15,000 for Access to Justice during #GivingTuesdayCLT! The entire Charlotte community responded with amazing generosity for #GivingTuesdayCLT, raising $4.2 million for LSSP and 107 other local nonprofits! Of that total, more than $15,000 were gifts from you to LSSP to benefit those in …

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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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