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ADOPT-A-NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT

pairs urban core neighborhoods in Kansas City w/ private law firms. The firms, on a no-charge, pro bono basis, act as general counsel for the neighborhoods.

LEGAL AID SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Are you (or someone you know) looking to make a difference? Click to check out and/or share our executive director job post.

GOLF FOR GOOD ON 8/19/16!

Join us for the 21st Annual Bar Plan Foundation Charity Golf Tournament for The Benefit of The Volunteer Attorney Project.

JUSTICE FOR ALL LUNCHEON PHOTOS

Our 18th annual JFA Luncheon was a big success. Thank you!

Client Success StoriesWhen we work together, amazing things happen

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 […]

Legal Aid helped Allen win his Medicaid appeal.

ALLEN CAN HAVE TRANSPLANT SURGERY- HE HAD LEGAL AID ON HIS SIDE. Allen was born with kidney failure. At six months old, he was one of the youngest people in the Missouri to receive a kidney transplant and he has been on medications his entire life. Allen is now 34 and his kidney is failing […]

Cheryl

LEGAL AID HELPED CHERYL COMBAT A FRAUDULENT PAYDAY LENDER Cheryl a sixty-four year old woman and for the first time in her life, she was being sued and it was by a payday loan company. Cheryl was worried about how this would impact her ability to maintain her household. As a great-grandmother, she maintained a […]

In the Spotlight

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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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REHABBING PROPERTIES HAS SEVERAL ADVANTAGES OVER DEMOLITION Gregg Lombardi – Executive Director Two days this week, the Kansas City Star has had front-page articles that discussed Police Chief Forte’s idea of demolishing abandoned and blighted properties as a way of reducing crime. It’s an attractive idea and I would like to suggest a way of […]

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LEGAL AID UNVEILS NEW LOGO We are proud to announce the launch of a new visual identity system as part of the ongoing evolution of Legal Aid’s brand position. Last year marked our 50th anniversary and we are looking ahead to the next 50 years. We feel this is the perfect time to evaluate our […]

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