2020 Spring Appeal

Dear Supporter,

The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt severely by the most vulnerable in Rockland County: hourly workers, those who’ve lost their jobs, undocumented immigrants, children in poor families who can’t go to school to get an education.

During this unprecedented and difficult time, Legal Aid Society of Rockland County continues to serve these, our clients, by : 1) helping them to obtain or retain their unemployment insurance, SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid and cash assistance; 2) ensuring that people know that they can’t be evicted without being taken to court and that no eviction proceeding can be started  right now; 3) ensuring that children have the technology and resources to learn remotely; 4) ensuring that homeowners know that without a court order they cannot be put out of their homes even if they lost their jobs and can’t pay the mortgage -- and that no such orders may be granted at this time; 5) expanding our services to advise and assist persons contemplating filing a bankruptcy.

Although our office in New City is closed, the Legal Aid Society remains OPEN.  All our staff are working remotely. A member of our staff answers all the incoming calls from 9 to 5, five days a week. Since March 17th, we have received more than 1,000 calls from those seeking our assistance.

In addition to the legal services we provide, we are also working with our partners in the community such as the Rockland County Bar Association, Rockland Housing Action Coalition, Rockland County Department of Social Services, State Senators James Skoufis and David Carlucci, and many more to find solutions that will ensure the most vulnerable among us have their most basic human needs met.

During this crisis, please consider supporting the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County in one of the following ways:

  1. Make a one-time or monthly reoccurring donation of $20 dollars or more to support our ongoing operations throughout the entire year.
  2. Like our Facebook Page @ LASRC1965 and invite your friends, family and colleagues or share a positive experience you've had with our organization

Your donation will help Legal Aid to advocate and provide legal assistance to Rocklanders who have recently lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic and are at risk of hunger, homelessness, lacking minimum income to buy basic necessities, lacking the resources to obtain medical care, and their children being deprived of a sound education.

Thank you for your support. We hope that you and your families are doing well during this difficult time. Please contact Joshua Wojehowski, Director of Development if you have any questions about the Spring Appeal or Hudson Valley Gives at (845)551-6732 or jwojehowski@legalaidrockland.org.

Sincerely,

Daniel Wolff
Board President

Alexander Bursztein
Executive Director