General Legal Services
MetroWest Legal Services
620-1830. Located at 63 Fountain Ave. Suite 304, Framingham. Services for low income, disabled and elderly in MetroWest.
Disablity Law Center
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
Community Legal Aid
Multiple offices for low-income and elderly households in Central and Western Massachusetts.
Volunteer Lawyers Project
Provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston (including MetroWest).
MA Senior Legal Helpline
Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(617)654-0400 or (866)MASS-LRS
Legal Resource Finder
Find Legal Aid
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
(617) 495-4408 – Legal services for low income people in the greater Boston area
MA Law Reform Institute
Mission to advance economic, racial and social justice through legal action, policy advocacy, coalition building, and community outreach.
Health and Mental Health Specialties
Health Law Advocates
Pro-bono legal representation to low-income residents experiencing difficulty accessing or paying for needed medical services.
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
under the state Supreme Judicial Court – may provide representation to people with a mental health condition and specific legal concerns.
Center for Public Representation
A national legal advocacy center for people with disabilities
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Rights
National organization for changing policies and laws for people with mental illness.
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.
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