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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Legal Services

Mission: Provide free quality legal services and representation to qualified residents to enable them to receive justice in civil legal matters involving human needs and self-sufficiency.

Programs: Wls provides services in the following areas: child advocacy, family law involving domestic violence, private landlord/tenant, consumer issues, and has a pro bono project where individuals are placed for no cost legal services/advice with a private attorney. Over the past 10 years wls has provided counsel, advice and representation in over 58,000 individual and family legal matters. Service provision has grown from 1,349 cases in 1993 to 6,259 cases in 2014. The organization has experienced a growth in services far out pacing population growth in the same time period. As services have expanded demand for such services continues to increase.

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