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Laurel Legal Services, Inc.

Laurel Legal

Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

The Mission of Laurel Legal Services is to provide quality legal representation to low-income residents in our six-county service area and to be a recognized community partner as a resource for justice. We believe that no one should be left without the basic necessities of life: Shelter, Food, Safety, and Security. We believe that we have a duty to families who have nowhere to turn to for help. We believe that everyone should have equal access to justice - regardless of income level.

History of Organization

Founded in 1967, Laurel Legal Services was founded on the same premise that has shaped the nation - liberty and justice for all. Serving Westmoreland, Armstrong, Cambria, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson Counties, Laurel Legal Services has assisted thousands of residents in the local communities who have faced issues such as eviction, foreclosure, bankruptcy, abuse, loss of custody, loss of benefits, and other legal issues.

Affiliations

Laurel Legal Services is a part of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Consortium. Included in the Consortium is Neighborhood Legal Services and Southwest PA Legal Aid Services

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources

State-funded through the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network: https://palegalaid.net/ Federally-funded through the Legal Services Corporation: https://www.lsc.gov/

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Charles Himmelreich -  Executive Director
724-836-2211
724-836-3680 FAX
chimmelreich@wpalaw.org

Contact Person(s)

Kimberly Tarbell - Director of Development, Outreach and Community Services
724-836-2211
724-836-3680 FAX
ktarbell@wpalaw.org

Contact Number(s)

1-800-253-9558 - Toll Free for service

Primary Address

**As of 4/13/18 the Indiana Office has closed. Call the Toll Free Number for assistance.
16 East Otterman Street
Greensburg
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 15601

Additional Addresses

Branch Office
227 Franklin Street
Suite 400
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 15901
Branch Office
231 West Main Street
Clarion, Pennsylvania, 16214

Service Information

Service Area

Indiana County Also Serving: Westmoreland County, Armstrong County, Cambria County, Clarion County, & Jefferson County

Service Description

Protection From Abuse (no income guidelines)

Emergency child custody cases

Utility shut-off

Loss of income (denial or discontinuation of Social Security, Welfare, or Unemployment Compensation)

Others - as time permits

Eviction, Mortgage Foreclosure, HUD housing & Section 8

DPW, Welfare and related issues

Keywords

Legal Advice, PFA, Eviction, Foreclosure, Section 8, Debt, Custody, Utility, Welfare

Available Hours

Toll Free Hours operated Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Fees/Cost for Services

None for service, clients must pay court fees and expenses

Eligibility Requirements

Household income below 125% of poverty level, adjusted for family size, or current recipient of SSI or welfare. Protection From Abuse cases accepted without regard to income.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-253-9558

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility

Please call to confirm availability

Languages Spoken or Available

All languages are available through Language line.

Speaker Available

Yes

Volunteer Use

Yes

Volunteer Need

Yes

Uploaded Documents

Laurel Leaflet (quarterly newsletter) (April 2019 Newsletter - Laurel Leaflet.pdf)