Legal Aid of Nebraska has received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of Financial Stability for Marginalized Women in Omaha.
By assisting these women with bankruptcy, debt collection, asset and credit protection, and providing them with financial literacy materials, Legal Aid attorneys enable them to recover their self-sufficiency, opening the way and fostering healthy families, safe homes, and secure incomes. Once stable, women can decrease their reliance on taxpayer resources and regain their places as active participants in the community.
Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.
About Legal Aid of Nebraska
Legal Aid of Nebraska was established in 1963 and remains the only non-profit law firm in the state, providing free, quality civil legal assistance to low-income Nebraskans in all 93 counties. Civil legal troubles act as barriers to self-sufficiency, but these barriers can be brought down through specialized programs. A few examples include the Domestic Violence Representation Project (aids victims of intimate partner violence in severing legal ties with abusers), AccessLine® (hotline for legal assistance), ElderAccessLine® (provides free help to all seniors), Spanish AccessLine® (bilingual staff answer the legal issues of new Americans from central and South America), Native American Program (defends the rights of Native Americans in tribal court), and our Lincoln and Omaha-based Access to Justice Self Help Centers (walk-in centers for legal services).
About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.