How Can We Help You?

The Advocacy Group

People with Poverty Law Issues

  • Housing
  • Public Assistance
  • Access to Justice
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Discrimination

AIDS Permanency Planning Legal Project

People with HIV+/AIDS Related Legal Issues

  • Standby Guardianship
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Neglect
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • SSI
  • Wills
  • Health Care Proxies
  • HIV-related discrimination

Cancer Legal Advocacy & Services Project

People with Cancer

  • Permanency Planning
  • Access to Health Care
  • Insurance Issues
  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • Family Law Matters

Disability Advocacy Project

Unsuccessful SSI Claimants seeking judicial review


Foreclosure Project

People with Homes in Foreclosure


Protection and Advocacy Unit

People with Developmental Disabilities

People with Mental Illness or Emotional Impairments

People with Traumatic Brain Injuries

People with a Disability but Not Eligible for Other P&A

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Access to medical records
  • Care and treatment in facilities and in the community
  • Disability-related discrimination in housing, employment and education
  • Substituted decision-making and future planning
  • Home and community based waiver services
  • Access to services or programs
  • Individual rights in facilities and in the community
  • Involuntary outpatient treatment
  • Medicaid for durable medical equipment and home care services
  • Protection from financial abuse
  • Overcoming barriers that prevent employment
  • Overcoming barriers to benefits and services
  • Special Education
  • Information and resources for trusts, wills and estate planning
  • Community Education

Central New York Legal HelpLine

Telephone assistance for any non-criminal civil legal problem:

  • Consumer Problems
  • Housing Problems
  • Divorce & Other Family Matters:
  • Special Education & Other School Issues
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Public Benefits
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Law
  • Employment
  • Disability Discrimination & Other Disability Issues
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Welfare, Medicaid and Food Stamps