Texas Access to Justice Foundation: Emergency Legal Aid Fund

Host Organization: Texas Access to Justice Foundationmdi-circle-small Austin , TX, United States mdi-circle-small


The Texas Access to Justice Foundation funds nonprofit organizations that provide free civil legal aid to low-income Texans. These civil legal matters include protection from domestic violence, maintaining public benefits and protection from consumer scams. As we all try to navigate the changes in our daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, these uncertain times are more challenging for low-income Texans struggling to make ends meet.

Legal aid is serving the emergency civil legal needs of Texans, like:

A newly unemployed wage-earner wrongly denied benefits
A mother trapped with a violen spouse as the family shelters at home
A family facing eviction and not sure where they are living next
An elderly person needing healthcare or end-of-life documents

We also expect an unfortunate rise of Texans that will be finding themselves in poverty for the first time. They will be seeking help that civil legal aid provides after losing their jobs, homes, access to health care or experiencing domestic violence.

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About the Host

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation is the leading funding source for legal aid in Texas. We are committed to the vision that all Texans, regardless of income, will have equal access to the civil justice system. With TAJF funding, legal aid organizations provide assistance in civil matters to more than 150,000 low-income Texas families each year.

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