East of the River Resources
Below is a list of legal services providers who have offices or offer opportunities to serve people living East of the River in some of the poorest neighborhoods in DC. These organizations make a difference right in the communities where help is needed most!
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Providing free legal and social work services to those in need – empowering, defending and protecting vulnerable seniors.
601 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20049, (202) 434–2120
LCE’s Self-Help Office Program offers community-based, free legal assistance to eligible seniors at Bread for the City, 1640 Good Hope Road SE, and at the Phillip T. Johnson Senior Center, 3200 S Street SE.
LCE also has a Medical Legal Partnership with Unity Health Care at Parkside Health Center, 765 Kenilworth Terrace, NE
Washington, DC 20019. LCE is on site at Parkside on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursdays of the month from 9am to 1pm and can assist with housing, public benefits, and estate planning, but will meet with any eligible patient/client.
Bread for the City
Providing vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
1640 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, (202) 561–8587
Children’s Law Center
Providing legal services to at-risk children and their families.
616 H Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 467–4900
CLC Medical-Legal Partnership
2100 MLK Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20020
DC Bar Pro Bono Program Advice & Referral Clinic
Mobilizing volunteer attorneys to take pro bono cases serving individuals living in poverty.
Saturday morning clinics at Bread for the City, 1640 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
DC Employment Justice Center
Working to secure, protect and promote workplace justice in the D.C. metro area.
1413 K St NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 828–9675
Clinic: First three Fridays of every month — Intakes from 11 am – 2 pm at Bread for the City SE, 1640 Good Hope Road SE
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
Providing high-quality, free legal services to low-income District of Columbia residents in family law cases.
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, (202) 885–5542
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, My Sister’s Place and the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) provide free legal advice, housing referrals and social services, no appointment needed at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street, SW, one block from the Waterfront Metro Stop. Clinics will take place each Wednesday, 1-:30 p.m. Clients may obtain free legal advice, housing referrals and social services, no appointment needed. Facilitated support groups for domestic violence survivors will be held each Thursday, 6–7:30 p.m., in the same location.
Domestic Violence Intake Center
Providing coordinated services to survivors of domestic violence in the District of Columbia.
1328 Southern Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, (202) 561–3000
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
DC’s oldest and largest general civil legal services organization.
1331 H St NW #350, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 628–1161
The “Big Chair” — The Anacostia Professional Building
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., SE, Suite LL-1, Washington, DC 20020
Initial Interview Hours are Mondays 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 pm, and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 pm.
Domestic Violence Intake Center (DVIC)
United Medical Center, 1328 Southern Avenue, SE Room 311, Washington, DC 20032
DVIC SE is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Legal Aid attorneys are usually available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Far Northeast Ward 7 Office, 4609 Polk Street, NE, Washington, DC 20019
Southeast Ward 8 Office, 2811 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20020
Intake Hours for New Cases: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Quality Trust for Individuals for Individuals with Disabilities
Assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities in the District of Columbia.
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20015, (202) 448–1450
University Legal Services
Helping low and moderate-income families find homes and avoid foreclosures.
1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., First Floor, Washington, D.C. 20020, (202) 889–2196
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Providing legal services for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness.
1200 U St NW # 3, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 328–5500
UPO’s Petey Greene Community Center, 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032, provides housing counseling, adult education, and employment assistance to DC residents in Ward 8. Clients must present photo ID in order to enter. Consult the WCLH calendar for next available intake at this site.
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