The New York City Department for the Aging – 212.426.3000
Provides free legal help to seniors 60 or older via legal service centers throughout the city:
Legal Aid, Elder Law Project | 212.426.3000 | Mon.-Fri. 9-6
MFY Legal Services Inc. | 212.417.3700 | Mon.-Fri. 9-5
Legal Aid Brooklyn Office for the Aging | 718.645.3111 | Mon.-Fri. 9-5 Will not be taking new intakes until Nov 11th. If urgent, please visit their location at 11 Livingston street 11th floor
JASA Legal Services | 718.286.1500 | Mon.-Fri. 9-5
The Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS) Elderly Project provides pro-bono legal services to low-income people over age 60 who live in Manhattan. VOLS conducts legal clinics each month at senior centers where seniors can discuss their legal concerns in confidence, receive legal advice and, where appropriate, obtain referrals to a volunteer lawyer for representation. Areas of legal assistance include wills, medical directives, powers of attorney, housing, consumer matters and Medicaid. Over 150 lawyers serve on their Elderly Project volunteer attorney roster.
New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc. (NYLAG) – 212-613-7310 Mon.-Fri.
The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP) provides legal services to hundreds of elderly clients each year, helping them navigate the complex systems that provide access to health care and home care. The Program also trains hundreds of social workers, health care providers, and other professionals throughout the State, arming them with information and advocacy strategies.
Clinic Times & Locations:
BURDEN CENTER FOR THE AGING, 1484 First Avenue (between 77th & 78th Streets). Held the second Friday of each month at 2PM. Call 212-879-7400 for information.
STANLEY ISAACS SENIOR CENTER, 415 East 93rd Street (east of 1st Avenue). Call 212-360-7620 for information. They provide walk-in clinic, health and wellness center, and serves breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
ENCORE COMMUNITY SERVICES SENIOR CENTER, St. Malacy’s Church – 239 West 49th Street (between Broadway and 8th Ave.). Held the fourth Monday of each month at 10AM. Call Sister Margaret Rose at 212-581-2910, ext 118 for information.
Cardozo Law Schools Best Tzedek Legal Clinic – 212-790-0200
Elder Abuse Services
BKFJC provides Social workers and lawyers are available to assist any client age 60 years and older who is being abused. These workers act as liaisons with the DA who specializes in elder abuse, and provide emergency counseling, direct services, and other information regarding services for the elderly.
Clients may walk-in to the FJC for services anytime Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Clients do not need to make an appointment. The FJC has partner organizations with staff members who speak more than 20 languages. In addition, interpretation services are available for over 150 languages at the FJC.
NY Family Justice Center – Brooklyn Center
350 Jay Street, 15th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
NY Family Justice Center – Queens Center
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, New York 11415
NY Family Justice Center – Bronx Center
198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor
Bronx, New York 10451
The Caring Community – 212.777.3555
Four senior centers in Greenwich Village & Lower Manhattan. Offer lunches, Meals on Wheels, recreational & educational activities, shopping & escorts, friendly visiting, money management, homebound repair program, care assistance.
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. – 718.624.3894
Give presentations in senior centers, deal with consumer debt/ID theft, law, assets, wills, health care proxies and powers of attorney.
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