October 3, 2015 in the heart of the Crossroads.


Latricia is director of Legal Aid’s Volunteer Attorney Project.

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Client Success StoriesWhen we work together, amazing things happen


LEGAL AID STEPPED IN AFTER BETH EXHAUSTED HER SAVINGS TO PAY FOR HEALTHCARE Beth liked to treat herself to an occasional manicure and pedicure. After getting a pedicure in the spring, her feet and toenail beds became infected. It was terribly painful and she sought medical treatment. The infection spread and several toes had to […]


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 […]


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 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 […]

In the Spotlight

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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