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Senior Citizens Legal Services

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Organization Mission

Senior Citizens Legal Services provides free legal services to elderly residents with an emphasis on those who are low-income, disabled, minority and geographically isolated.

SCLS focuses on advocacy to ensure that seniors have access to health care, decent housing, a liveable income and a life free of physical, emotional and financial abuse.

For low-income seniors, meeting basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and medical care is a daily challenge, putting the services of a private attorney for legal matters far out of reach. SCLS is the only local, nonprofit law firm offering legal assistance at no cost (including representation in superior court and administrative law judge proceedings) to these members of our community.

The Big Idea:
Protecting Senior Citizens from Scams and Elder Abuse

Senior citizens are the fastest growing population in our county and they are particularly susceptible to predatory scams. In 2017, SCLS will focus on education for both staff and clients to protect senior citizens from scams and to protect their rights after they have been defrauded.

SCLS will use funds raised to create and deliver presentations on elder abuse prevention to empower older people in our community to recognize and protect themselves from predatory scams.

I truly am grateful for all the service I’ve received these past few years from SCLS. I really don’t know what I would have done without your support. If I were able to support your project financially, I would and will whenever I am able to. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, to all who helped. Blessings.

— Anonymous SCLS client