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PARENTING PLAN PROTECTS MONICA & HER CHILDREN FROM FURTHER VIOLENCE Monica and her husband, Art, had three children together. During their marriage, Art pulled Monica by her ankles off a couch, tried to push her out of a moving car while she was pregnant with their middle child, threw a phone book at her face […]

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ADOPT-A-NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT’S FIRST COMPLETED REHAB In December 2015, a participating neighborhood association under Legal Aid’s Adopt-A-Neighborhood Project (AAN), approached the AAN team about a problem property in the neighborhood. AAN investigated the conditions of the property, determined it was eligible for the Abandoned Housing Act, and assisted the neighborhood association in vetting a local community […]

LEGAL AID HELPS NATIONAL GUARDSMAN NAVIGATE THE SYSTEM

LEGAL AID HELPS NATIONAL GUARDSMAN NAVIGATE THE SYSTEM Although Roger served in the National Guard for five years, his service did not qualify him to receive medical care or benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Roger has ongoing mental health problems, some of which stemmed from being homeless for over 20 years. Roger was […]

Legal Aid helped Ted obtain much needed medical care.

TED WON HIS MEDICAID APPEAL. HE HAD LEGAL AID ON HIS SIDE. Ted applied for Medicaid in 2013, and his claim was denied after an administrative hearing. Legal Aid staff filed an appeal on his behalf, which was sustained, in part, because it was clear from the hearing decision that the hearing officer had simply […]

In the Spotlight

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LEGAL AID SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR HON. H. MICHAEL COBURN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD   The selection committee for the Coburn Award is seeking nominations for Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Honorable H. Michael Coburn Community Service Award. This award was created in 1995. The Committee will select an award winner whose noble work and honorable efforts in […]

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ADOPT-A-NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT’S FIRST COMPLETED REHAB In December 2015, a participating neighborhood association under Legal Aid’s Adopt-A-Neighborhood Project (AAN), approached the AAN team about a problem property in the neighborhood. AAN investigated the conditions of the property, determined it was eligible for the Abandoned Housing Act, and assisted the neighborhood association in vetting a local community […]

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CHECK OUT OUR 2015 ANNUAL REPORT Every year, Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to thousands of your neediest neighbors in our 40-county service area. When they have nowhere else to turn, low-income families and individuals, elders, and people with disabilities look to Legal Aid for help […]

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MARCH 24, 2016 WAS A BIG DAY FOR THE URBAN CORE OF KANSAS CITY Gregg Lombardi – Executive Director The City Council passed a $1.5 billion budget that makes revitalization of the urban core more of a priority for the City than it has been for many years. The City will devote $10 million to demolishing […]

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