Providing Free Legal Services for WV Seniors
Quality legal services are critical to seniors to protect their homes, income security, access to healthcare and other benefits, and their autonomy. At WVSLA we believe that access to these important services should not be an accident of geography. Needy senior West Virginians age 60 and over anywhere in the state can get our help through this website, or by calling us at 1-800-229-5068. For more information about our services please see this page.
We strive to deliver respectful and culturally competent services to all of West Virginia’s seniors, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors.
Learn about our services, our clients, and their legal issues on this episode of The Road Ahead from the WV Library Commission and the WV Bureau of Senior Services Legal Services for Seniors
December 27, 2016: In response to recent statements published on social media by the senior services provider in Clay County, WV, the Board of Directors and staff of West Virginia Senior Legal Aid wishes to reiterate our commitment to serving senior West Virginians of color and reaffirm that we do not condone racism in any form. Using the law to promote equality is an essential part of our mission and any examples and/or perceptions of discrimination on the basis of race in our state deserve our focused attention.
Given that the Older Americans Act, by law, targets its services to those in the greatest economic or social need, with particular attention to low-income minorities, rural residents and those with limited English proficiency, it is imperative that ALL providers within the network offer and provide services without actual or the perception of, discrimination. We do not and will not support any action in the senior services network that is inspired by racism or that sends the message that seniors of color are not welcome and deserving of all the services our network has to offer. Our message is that West Virginia Senior Legal Aid seeks to reach out to and serve with excellence the legal needs of our state’s seniors of color. Our doors are especially open to seniors whose rights have been violated, and we promise to zealously advocate for the individual rights of every senior West Virginian of color who seeks our services. You are important to us.
We welcome your input about how we can do a better job reaching out to and serving seniors of color in our state. We seek to partner with anti-racist groups around the state to enhance our capacity and learn how to deliver the best possible services to minority seniors.
As we enter a new year, the Board of Directors and staff of West Virginia Senior Legal Aid wish to assure ALL West Virginia Seniors that we are here to serve you, regardless of your race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic, educational or disability status AND we uphold your right to receive services from other senior service providers without prejudice.
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