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Legal Aid of Nebraska receives $10,000 from Greater Grand Island Community Foundation to provide services to survivors of domestic violence in greater Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Emily Santa

Managing Attorney, Grand Island Office, Legal Aid of Nebraska

(308) 380-8723

esanta@legalaidofnebraska.org

 

Legal Aid of Nebraska received $10,000 from the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation’s 2023 Spring Greater Impact Grants to support its REACH Initiative, which provides free civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence and other intimate partner violence.

“There is a great need for legal help. Approximately 1 in 5 requests for assistance Legal Aid receives from individuals residing in greater Nebraska is related to domestic violence,” said Emily Santa, Managing Attorney of Legal Aid’s Grand Island office, “This funding allows Legal Aid to provide crucial legal help. Access to civil legal services improves the safety of survivors and their children, which positively affects communities. We are thankful to the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation for its partnership and support.”

The grant will help further Legal Aid of Nebraska’s mission to promote justice, dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, contact our Statewide Accessline at 1-877-250-2016 (hours: Monday/Wednesday 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesday/Thursday 1-4 p.m.) you can also apply for services online. For more information about Legal Aid of Nebraska’s locations and resources, please visit our website.

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ABOUT LEGAL AID OF NEBRASKA

Legal Aid of Nebraska was established in 1963 and is the largest statewide non-profit civil legal aid provider in Nebraska, providing free high-quality services to low-income Nebraskans in all 93 counties. Legal Aid’s mission is, “to promote justice, dignity, hope and self-sufficiency through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn.”  Legal Aid has offices in Lincoln, Omaha, North Platte, Norfolk, Grand Island, Scottsbluff and Bancroft.

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