Legal Counsel For The Elderly

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

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


601 E Street NW Washington DC 20049 USA


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.


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:


Geographic areas served:

District of Columbia

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Reviews for Legal Counsel For The Elderly

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a retired attorney who lives in Washington, D.C. in a diverse neighborhood with a mix of all income brackets and ages. I am periodically approached for advice. I particularly noted that the elderly were particularly vulnerable and often taken advantage of by landlords, and creditors attempting unlawful collection actions against Social Security and VA benefits.
I identified this organization and referred 2 very needy senior citizen to them for help. I was so impressed with the compassionate help they provided at no cost that I became a recurring contributor. I have been so touched by the impact of their work and the peace of mind it gives to some of the most vulnerable of our society.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Their customer service is great. I would suggest they keep doing what they are doing so very well

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