Legal Clinic | Bread for the City

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The DC Bar Pro Bono Center Saturday Advice and Referral Clinic is currently operating in-person at Bread for the City’s SE Center (1700 Good Hope Road, SE) on select dates. Click below for details about the next clinic. Advice & Referral Clinic Information

La Clínica de Asesoramiento Legal y Referencias del Centro Pro Bono del DC Bar operará en persona durante ciertas fechas en la oficina de Bread for the City en SE (1700 Good Hope Road, SE). Haga clic debajo de este mensaje para más detalles sobre la próxima clínica. Información de La Clínica de Asesoramiento Legal y Referencias

Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic provides advice and representation in three main areas to DC residents living with low-incomes:

HOUSING LAW: helping tenants in landlord-tenant and subsidized housing cases.

FAMILY/IMMIGRATION LAW: helping survivors of domestic violence in Civil Protection Orders, family law cases (like custody and divorce), and immigration cases (like VAWA self-petitions, U visas, and SIJS), plus helping custodial and non-custodial parents in child support cases.

PUBLIC BENEFITS LAW: helping individuals facing problems with getting or keeping public benefits, like TANF, Food Stamps, and Medicaid.

Learn more about how the Justice Gap impacts the low-income community.

Access to justice should not be limited by one’s ability to pay for help. Unfortunately, 86% of low-income households in the United States receive little or no help with civil legal challenges.

With Bread for the City’s help, individuals …

• Receive same-day advice and representation in court during critical stages of child support cases,
• Receive legal services while escaping domestic violence,
• Receive same-day advice and representation when facing eviction or loss of a housing subsidy,
• Overcome barriers in getting a government-issued ID, and
• Organize to achieve legal solutions to effect systemic change on community-identified issues.


Call our Legal Clinic, Monday through Thursday!

Llame la clínica legal de Bread for the City al 202-386-7616 de lunes a jueves.

城市面包(Bread for the City)公益组织的法律诊所 仍然可以通过电话联系。请于周一至周四拨打电话: 202-386-7616。

የብሬድ ፎር ዘ ሲቲስ ሊጋል ክሊኒክ (Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic) በስልክ ክፍት ሆኖ ይቆያል። ከሰኞ እስከ ሐሙስ በስልክ ቁጥር 202-386-7616 ቢደውሉ ያገኙናል።

How was your visit with Legal Services?  Use our Client Comment Form to share your thoughts.

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Accessing Identifying Documents

The Accessing Identifying Documents Project helps residents who hit barriers in getting a DMV-issued ID, which is necessary to pursue critical opportunities like employment and housing.

Check out our latest ID packet here to receive guidance to:

  • Obtain a Non-Drivers ID
  • Obtain a Limited Purpose ID
  • Obtain a Replacement or First-Time Social Security Card
  • Obtain a DC Birth Certificate
  • Or find assistance with paying for Identification Documents.

Materiales de identificación en español

Community Lawyering

The Community Lawyering Project uses legal advocacy and organizing to help achieve solutions to community-identified issues in ways that develop local leadership and institutions that can continue to exert power to effect systemic change, including representing groups of tenants in preserving affordable, safe housing in the District.

Housing Right to Counsel Project

The Housing Right to Counsel Project, in partnership with Legal Counsel for the Elderly and Legal Aid, expands access to representation to tenants at risk of eviction and losing an invaluable housing subsidy that is the only way they can afford to live in the District.

Give Today!

Bread for the City’s services are made possible through the support of thousands of donors like you. Without your support, we would not be able to provide the food, clothing, social, legal, advocacy, and medical services that we do to 10,000 DC residents every month. Thank you!

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Celebrating Elise N. Paeffgen, BFC Legal Services Volunteer

We want to thank Elise N. Paeffgen for volunteering time in our Legal Clinic. Paeffgen dedicated countless hours to helping our clients who had their long-term care benefits reduced under D.C. Medicaid. We are proud of our partnership with Alston & Bird, LLC, and we thank them for believing in our mission.

Celebrating Elise N. Paeffgen, Bread for the City Legal Services Volunteer

The Food Department will be closed beginning, Mon March 20th until our Grand Reopening on Tues, April 18th.  Our program is being restructured in order to serve you better.  Additional food resources are available at our reception desk and on our website.  Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to serving you in our new spaces in April!

El Departamento de Alimentación permanecerá cerrado desde el lunes 20 de marzo hasta nuestra gran reapertura el martes 18 de abril. Nuestro programa se está reestructurando para poder servirle mejor. En la recepción y en nuestro sitio web encontrará recursos adicionales sobre alimentación. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión, estamos deseosos de servirles en nuestros nuevos espacios en abril.

የምግብ ክፍሉ ከሰኞ መጋቢት 20 ጀምሮ ዝግ ሆኖ፣ ማክሰኞ ሚያዝያ 18 በደማቅ ሁኔታ በድጋሚ ይከፈታል። እርስዎን በተሻለ ሁኔታ ለማገልገል ያስችለን ዘንድ ፕሮግራሞቻችን እንደ አዲስ እየተዋቀሩ ነው። ተጨማሪ የምግብ ግብዓቶች በእንግዳ መቀበያ ዴስኮቻችን እና በድረ ገጻችን ላይ ይገኛሉ። ስለ ትዕግስትዎ እና ስለ ግንዛቤዎ ምስጋና እናአቀርባለን እንድሁም በሚያዝያ ውስጥ በአዲሶቹ ክፍሎቻችን ውስጥ እርስዎን ለማገልገል በጉጉት እንጠባበቃለን!



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