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GOLF IS GOOD!

Golfing for good is better! Our VAP Golf Tournament is August 14, 2014.

MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIPS SAVE LIVES

Learn how they provide solutions for legal problems that affect a person’s health.

Before & After 2014

Legal Aid’s Economic Development Unit has a positive impact on Kansas City’s urban core.

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Housing Assistance

Safe, stable and affordable housing is a critical component of family stability and community success.

Client Success StoriesWhen we work together, amazing things happen

Ann

VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY STEPPED IN AND SAVED ANNE’S HOME Anne, who is elderly and in poor health, received a hand-written note from an investment company offering to buy her home. Anne had considered selling her house because of her concern that she may not be able keep up with the maintenance. She called the investment company […]

Sandy

WITH HER LEGAL AID ATTORNEY’S HELP, SANDY ESCAPED AN ABUSIVE MARRIAGE Sandy loved her job at the dental office, but at home, she suffered years of abuse from her husband, Edward. The violence intensified and Sandy knew she had to leave. She contacted the police and was told to go to the nearest domestic violence […]

Arturo

ARTURO KEPT HIS MEDICAID AND RECEIVED FOUR YEARS PAST DUE BENEFITS. Arturo, who is legally blind and cannot work, struggled to get by on meager monthly payments he received under the Supplemental Aid to the Blind program. He contacted Legal Aid after receiving a notice from the Missouri Family Support Division that his Supplemental Aid […]

Beth-Ann

BETH ANN IS MANAGING HER MENTAL ILLNESS. SHE HAD LEGAL AID ON HER SIDE. Beth Ann, 28, grew up in a home where being a female was of little value. Her father and brother spent years telling her she was insignificant. To keep her in her place, Beth Ann’s father would often beat her. One […]

In the Spotlight

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CHECK OUT OUR 2014 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 […]

MICHAEL

Neighborhood Training Series 2015 Schedule Presented by Legal Aid of Western Missouri Monday January 26:  The “Ins and Outs” of Foreclosure Prevention and Beneficiary Deeds Monday February 23:  Tips on Buying Homes with a Contract for Deed Monday March 23:  KCMO Neighborhood Services Presentation Monday April 27:  Zoning Issues: Enforcement and Challenging Amendments Wednesday May […]

VETERAN-PROJECT

VETERANS RELIEF PROJECT By Maura Weber – Project Director In October 2013 I was proud to be named the first project director of Legal Aid’s Veterans Relief Project. There are an estimated 1,400 homeless veterans in the Kansas City metro area. Many of these Veterans have legal problems impeding their ability to obtain or maintain […]

HOUSING-PROJECT

LEGAL AID TRANSFORMS PUBLIC HOUSING IN KANSAS CITY The transformation of public housing in Kansas City began in 1989 when Julie Levin, the Managing Attorney of the Central Office of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, filed the Tinsley vs. Kemp et al lawsuit in Federal District Court on behalf of public housing tenants and applicants. […]

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