Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Crime & Law, Seniors

Location: 601 E Street NW Washington DC 20049 USA

Mission: Celebrating more than 35 years of service, Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.'s elderly by providing free legal help to those in need -- empowering, defending and protecting vulnerable seniors.
Results: Founded in 1975, LCE was recognized recently as "One of the best small charities in the Washington, D.C. region" by the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
Target demographics: Vulnerable, low-income seniors (age 60+) living in the District of Columbia
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000
Geographic areas served: District of Columbia
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EIN 52-1194741
202-434-2120
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have enjoyed working with Legal Counsel for the Elderly and assisting their clients in the preparation of wills and powers of attorney. The training provided was very helpful and the responsiveness of the organization to questions has been very quick.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Smart programs, dedicated staff, meaningful impact. As a nonprofit professional and graduate of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, I gained the opportunity to work with and study a variety of nonprofit organizations. Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) ranks first on my list of the best nonprofits I've had the privilege to serve. Enthusiasm for their mission and devotion to their constituents is strongly felt throughout the organization. When combined with carefully crafted programs and thoughtful application of resources, LCE greatly exceeds the criteria of a model organization. Serving an area of great need in the District, LCE makes meaningful use of every donor dollar and if you are looking to support one organization, put LCE at the top of your list.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My time working with AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) after law school was truly life changing. LCE is a group of passionate advocates for the elderly community in the District of Columbia. I had the opportunity to work with talented legal professionals and volunteers who prioritized every client and treated everyone with respect no matter the issue and no matter the person's circumstances. My favorite part of working with LCE was the one-on-one client interaction. Books cannot give you that type of interaction. It was a great learning experience that taught me a person-centered approach to advocacy, and I know my time with LCE will impact the rest of my career.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

LCE has a tremendous volunteer network, and it could not touch so many lives without the support of its passionate community of volunteers.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly provides free legal services to the vulnerable elderly in Washington, DC. As a leader in the aging services in the Districts, I've seen first hand how they've helped seniors save their homes from predatory lending and tax sales, get the services they need to stay in their homes and apartments, helped nursing home residents get the quality care they deserve and help recognize and report Medicare fraud. They also perform a host of other sevices including wills, powers of attorney, ID theft prevention, benefits access and more. Because AARP provides office space and expenses for overhead, donations go directly to serving clients. They also do an amazing job of partnering with the big law firms in DC who provide pro bono help to people who really need it.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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