Ashley, following a bout with depression, lost her job and nearly lost her apartment. Her landlord agreed to drop the eviction action if she could demonstrate she could pay back the rent.
Roger, as part of his custody resolution with his ex-wife, needed to find affordable day care for their infant son.
Artie, as part of his plea-bargain related to his arrest for graffiti, needed to find an organization with which to volunteer community service hours.
In these cases, and in every case our attorneys refer to our staff social worker, we work with clients to meet their goals to ensure success in their legal cases and improve their quality of life.
Our staff social worker provides our clients with emergency support, full case-management services, and outside referrals on an as-needed basis.
We believe that integrating legal and social services ought to be common practice in the legal aid profession and are dedicated to sharing information about how CGLA’s service model works and its impact on our clients.