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Community and Human Services Grant Helps Fund Legal Services for the Needy

Post Date:07/26/2017 1:39 PM

Community and Human Services Grant Helps Fund Legal Services for the Needy

Collier County’s Community and Human Services Division awarded a $166,084 Community Development Block Grant to Legal Aid Services of Collier County for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The money is being used by the private, non-profit law firm, to provide free civil legal services to Collier County residents facing matters of life-changing significance, including domestic violence; abuse, abandonment or neglect of children; homelessness; and denied access to health care or other benefits for seniors and veterans.

In 2016, Legal Aid served 228 individuals and have served 112 people in 2017. Legal Aid Services of Collier County also provides outreach events and seminars promoting community safety through education. In fiscal 2016, during the first year of the award, Legal Aid conducted three seminars. In 2017, they have hosted one seminar providing information and resources to 41 individuals.

For more information, call the Community and Human Services Division at (239) 252-2273 (CARE).

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