How to Make a Donation

Every year, The Legal Aid Society takes on more cases for more clients than any other legal services organization in the United States. But we’re more than just a law firm for low income families and individuals. We’re an indispensable component of the legal, social, and economic fabric of New York City — passionately advocating for low-income individuals and families through the combined efforts of a dedicated staff.

Because of the extraordinary demand for our services, we currently have the resources to serve only one out of nine New Yorkers who come to us for civil legal help. That’s why your gift to us is so important: you’ll be helping more and more low-income New Yorkers to gain access to justice they would otherwise be denied.

At stake could be a home, a job, food, health care, disability benefits, physical safety, or the ability to keep families together—complex issues we stand always ready to address: with a broad range of sophisticated legal solutions.

To help us provide critical help to the most vulnerable children and adults in New York City—and to make a gift that’s right for you—simply click on one of the following links. Alternatively, please feel free to contact us using the contact information below: we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

Only 6.5% of Legal Aid’s expenditures for its programs are used to support central administration—meaning that 93.5 cents of every dollar for programs go directly to providing essential services to clients.

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Our mailing address:

The Legal Aid Society
Development Office
199 Water Street
New York, NY 10038