Grant Awarded by Beazley Foundation

 

Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) is proud to announce that the Beazley Foundation has approved a $50,000 grant to Virginia Legal Aid Society to support the Strengthening Families with Children (SFC) program in Suffolk and Isle of Wight.

We are grateful for the support of Beazley Foundation, in recognizing the importance of our services to families in the community through civil legal representation. Through our SFC program, we apply legal advice and representation to strengthen low-income families in stress. Such families face many obstacles at a time when their young members are the most vulnerable. Obstacles related to healthcare, education, income, family stability, and housing, if not successfully overcome, can cause life-long harm. SFC supports families by:

  • Increasing and preserving financial resources
  • Increasing access to public benefit programs, health insurance, and/or employment
  • Increasing stability for families in transition
  • Maintaining or obtaining safe and affordable housing

Through the generous support of Beazley Foundation, VLAS can continue to provide advice and representation to those who need it most in Suffolk and Isle of Wight.

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Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides legal information, advice and representation in civil cases to low-income individuals and families. Since 1977, VLAS has been the only institutional provider of such services in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. The VLAS mission is to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, promote economic and family stability, reduce poverty through effective legal assistance, and to champion equal justice.

For more information on our services, to get involved, or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.vlas.org.

Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/VaLegalAidSociety  and Twitter: @VA_LegalAid

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