Client Success StoriesWhen we work together, amazing things happen
Kirk frequently talked down to Denise, telling her she wasn’t good enough for him. When Denise became pregnant, Kirk threw her belongings out of his home and tried to pressure her into getting an abortion.
Legal Aid’s immigration team began working with Abella in 2016. She wanted to apply for citizenship but couldn’t afford to pay the $680 application filing fee.
When Irene’s husband passed away, she did not have enough resources to pay for his funeral. As a last resort, she and her disabled son went to a “payday loan” company to borrow $150 each.
The help Joanna received positively impacted her neighborhood as well.
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Adopt-A-Neighborhood Receives $190K Grant
CHECK OUT OUR 2016 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 […]
LEGAL AID ELECTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS Jerry W. Venters, a retired United States Bankruptcy judge in Kansas City, has been elected president of the Board of Trustees of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, a public, non-profit law firm providing legal services for low-income residents of 40 western Missouri counties. Other officers elected at a recent […]
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 […]