Resource Library

Finding the way through the benefits system can be complicated and challenging; however, for many people public benefits from county, state or federal government programs are often the only source of household income. Reduction or loss of these benefits can have a devastating effect on their lives.

The LASRC works with local agencies to ensure that all people are receiving the highest possible level of service. Below are some of the agencies with whom we work:

New York State Attorney General

As head of the Department of Law, the Attorney General is both the “People’s Lawyer” and the State’s chief legal officer. As the “People’s Lawyer,” the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In his role as the State’s chief legal counsel, the Attorney General not only advises the Executive branch of State government, but also defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State.

The Attorney General serves all New Yorkers in numerous matters affecting their daily lives.The Attorney General’s Office is charged with the statutory and common law powers to protect consumers and investors, charitable donors, the public health and environment, civil rights, and the rights of wage-earners and businesses across the State.

New York State Office for New Americans

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the Office for New Americans (ONA) to assist newcomers to New York State who are eager to contribute to our economy and become part of the family of New York State. The New York State Office for New Americans helps New Americans fully participate in New York State civic and economic life. We are committed to strengthening New York State’s welcoming environment for New Americans.

The Door

It is important to understand your legal rights as a young person living in New York City. The Door’s Legal Services Center is here to provide you with different kinds of legal counsel. We offer services in English, Spanish and Mandarin, and can access translators for many other languages.

Catholic Charities Community Services

Immigration legal services are offered to immigrants in need of assistance with immigration status including: Application for Naturalization, Relative Petitions, Work Authorization Applications. A minimal consultation fee may apply. Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland also provides immigration advocacy services and will make referrals for other services, as needed. To schedule an appointment in the Haverstraw office, please call (845) 942-5791 between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM

Department of Social Services

The Rockland County Department of Social Services (DSS) offers a wide range of eligibility programs and services to families and individuals to assist them in meeting their basic needs for food, shelter and medical care. We also offer a broad range of support services, including services to strengthen family life, prevent family disruption, promote individual functioning and keep families together; temporary placement in foster homes, group homes or institutions; and services to help the elderly or disabled remain in their own home.

Rockland County Bar Association

The Rockland County Bar Association (RCBA) is a nonprofit, professional association in New City, New York. It has more than 600 members and is the 6th-largest bar association outside of New York City. We are committed to maintaining the dignity of the profession of law and increasing its usefulness in promoting the development of the law; the due administration of justice, the mutual improvement and social intercourse of its members under the restrictions and regulations established by its by-laws.

Rockland County Women’s Bar Association

The purposes of the Rockland County Women’s Bar Association (RCWBA) are to provide a network and support system for the women attorneys in Rockland County and, through WBASNY, statewide; to provide educational programs to our members; to address issues affecting all lawyers, in particular women; and to encourage the interest of law in our system of justice and the law.

People to People

For decades, People to People has been assisting our community’s most vulnerable families, anxious seniors and worried veterans. All of us at People to People believe that by helping our neighbors meet their basic needs, we make our a world a better place.

Center for Safety & Change

A privately operated, grassroots organization dedicated to ending violence against women, children and youth. All services are culturally sensitive and multi-lingual.

Rockland Housing Action Coalition

To help low and middle income families in our community obtain quality-built rental and for sale housing and provide support to current homeowners.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need – non-Catholics and Catholics alike. The neglected child, the homeless family, and the hungry senior are among those for whom we provide help and create hope. We rebuild lives and touch almost every human need promptly, locally, day in and day out, always with compassion and dignity. We help your neighbors as you would like to be helped if your family were in need.

The Salvation Army

Group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers provide housing on a temporary basis for varying amounts of time.  They serve the homeless by providing food and overnight lodging.

Rockland County Veterans Services

In existence since 1945 to help veterans and their families obtain the various federal and state benefits to which they are entitled.

Together Our Unity Can Heal, Inc. (TOUCH)

TOUCH is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing our neighbors living with chronic illness in our community. TOUCH strives to fight discrimination and respond humanely to those affected by and living with chronic health conditions like HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis and other health modalities. A wide variety of services and programs are offered by TOUCH. One goal of TOUCH is to offer care, supplies, support and love to those in need in our community and to enable those persons to live their life to its fullest.

Immigration Tenants Rights