Help for Veterans
Serving those who served our country
Thousands of veterans face legal barriers to basic life necessities. Medical care. Benefits. Housing. Jobs.
They need legal help to remove these barriers. But many -- particularly those living in rural areas -- simply cannot find anyone to help.
Donate in honor of a veteran or service member in your life, and we’ll list their name on our Wall of Honor.
You can help! Your gift provides veterans with access to food, health care, housing, treatment for disabilities, child support, pensions, job training benefits, and help with employment discrimination. Priority will be given to those who need help the most, particularly those in rural and isolated areas. (Click here to find out more about why veterans need legal help, and read more here on our blog).
Our goal: raise $20,000 to bring desperately needed legal services to 600 veterans statewide:
NEW Justice Bus® Trips to Serve Veterans: Teams of volunteer attorneys and law students will be recruited and trained to bring free legal clinics directly to veterans in rural communities. Pioneered in 2007, the Justice Bus trips have successfully bolstered staffs in isolated areas where resources are stretched thin and people can wait weeks to get legal advice. Our goal in 2013 is to establish four new trips to bring one-on-one legal help to at least 200 low-income, rural veterans.
Five Veterans Law Fellowships: Five full-time attorneys have already been placed at nonprofits in Los Angeles and San Diego counties, which has the highest population of veterans and homeless veterans. OneJustice collaborates with the national Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellowship program to provide fellowships that will build a coalition of attorneys to meet unmet needs for legal aid. Each attorney will help an average of 150 at-risk veterans annually. We have already secured the funding for these Fellows.
You can help. Give to the Veterans' Legal Aid Fund today.
Your gift assures that veterans get the legal help they need to survive and thrive.
$250 underwrites one hour of one-on-one legal assistance to help a rural veteran apply for benefits or appeal an incorrect denial
$1,000 underwrites the cost of one volunteer traveling to a rural area to advise 4-5 veterans about their legal problems
$7,000 underwrites the cost of an Justice Bus Trip to serve 15 to 30 veterans living in rural or isolated areas. You will receive a video report on the trip and free legal clinic serving veterans.