About GHLA Foundation
The Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation’s mission is to ensure equal access to justice by raising funds to preserve and expand civil legal services for low-income people in Greater Hartford by supporting Greater Hartford Legal Aid.
The Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation board includes members from the leading law firms and corporations in the Hartford area, who serve as ambassadors for our mission of justice.
The Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation’s financial support to GHLA allows GHLA to provide quality free legal services to the people with the most pressing legal problems related to meeting their basic human needs for shelter, safety, health, education and economic security.
Message from the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation Board President, Zachary Osborne:
GHLA achieves life altering solutions for their clients. One grateful client recently wrote to us:
“GHLA has given me hope to live and courage to go on with my life.”
Clients tell us this regularly. And your contributions to the GHLA Foundation make this possible.
GHLA’s lawyers have deep knowledge within all of the legal substantive areas impacting people’s ability to meet their basic needs, and the added difficulties of violence and trauma. This means they can respond comprehensively, addressing the multiple barriers challenging low-income clients’ stability and wellbeing. We focus resources on representing individuals and families whose unaddressed legal problems would have serious consequences such as homelessness, continuing domestic violence, no food, and diminished education and employment opportunities.
The GHLA Foundation supports efforts to end poverty through:
- Thousands of cases yearly;
- Complex litigation;
- Policy and systemic reform advocacy; and
- Dozens of know-your-rights presentations and other community events.
The GHLA Foundation provides access to justice for very low-income people who otherwise would be shut out of the legal system.
Join us – help those who depend on Legal Aid for access to justice.
Any amount you can give will truly make a difference.