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General Legal Services

www.mwlegal.org
620-1830. Located at 63 Fountain Ave. Suite 304, Framingham. Services for low income, disabled and elderly in MetroWest.

dlc-ma.org
Legal services from advice to legislative advocacy in Special Education, Rights and Conditions in Facilities, Civil Rights and Access to Community Services and Health and Benefits

www.communitylegal.org/contact

Multiple offices for low-income and elderly households in Central and Western Massachusetts.

www.vlpnet.org

Provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston (including MetroWest).

(866)778-0939

(617)654-0400 or (866)MASS-LRS

www.masslegalservices.org/findlegalaid
Find Legal Aid

www.harvardlegalaid.org
(617) 495-4408 – Legal services for low income people in the greater Boston area

www.mlri.org

Mission to advance economic, racial and social justice through legal action, policy advocacy, coalition building, and community outreach.

Health and Mental Health Specialties

www.healthlawadvocates.org
Pro-bono legal representation to low-income residents experiencing difficulty accessing or paying for needed medical services.

www.mhlac.org
under the state Supreme Judicial Court – may provide representation to people with a mental health condition and specific legal concerns.

www.centerforpublicrep.org
A national legal advocacy center for people with disabilities

www.bazelon.org
National organization for changing policies and laws for people with mental illness.

Other

supporteddecisions.org
Supported decision-making (SDM) is an effective alternative to guardianship that is gaining momentum in Massachusetts and nationwide. Supported decision-making is a way of making decisions that people with disabilities can use. With SDM you work with people you choose to help you understand your choices and make your own decisions about your life. The people who give you help making decisions are called your supporters.