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American Bar Association Directory of Pro Bono Programs
This webpage, hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA), provides information about pro bono programs by state.
Visit the ABA Directory of Pro Bono Programs webpage.

American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty
The American Bar Association Commision on Homelessness and Poverty (ABACHP) provides technical assistance to pro bono legal programs addressing the national crisis of homelessness. ABACHP develops programs to help lawyers who wish to provide pro bono services to benefit homeless clients and publishes informational documents on legal issues related to homelessness and poverty.
Visit the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty webpage.

Center for Adolescent Health and the Law
The Center for Adolescent Health and the Law (CAHL) conducts research, analyzes laws and policies, prepares and disseminates publications, provides training and technical assistance, and engages in advocacy. The Center's work addresses a broad range of issues influencing the financing, delivery, and utilization of comprehensive health services for adolescents.
Visit the CAHL website.

Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonprofit organization, conducts research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and advocacy on issues related to economic security for low-income families with children.
Visit the CLASP website.

Immigrant Services Directory: A National Guide of Service Providers
This directory from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) includes over 400 organizations providing a variety of legal services to immigrants across all fifty states. The guide is organized geographically, followed by an alphabetical index of organizations by name. Information about each organization is displayed in a standard one-page format with various fields indicating the services provided, the area and detention facilities served, non-English language services available, and other relevant information.
Download Immigrant Services Directory: A National Guide of Service Providers.

Legal Service Organizations by State
This webpage, hosted by Pine Tree Legal Assistance, provides links to legal service organizations by state.
Visit the Legal Service Organizations by State webpage.

Legal Services Corporation
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974 to assure equal access to justice under the law for all Americans. LSC makes grants to local agencies for the provision of high-quality civil legal assistance to those who would be otherwise unable to afford legal counsel. Find out about legal service agencies in your area.
Visit the LSC website.

National Disability Rights Network: Education of Students with Disabilities
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States. Through training and technical assistance, legal support, and legislative advocacy, the National Disability Rights Network works to create a society in which people with disabilities are afforded equality of opportunity and are able to fully participate by exercising choice and self-determination.
Visit the website.

National Housing Law Project
The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is a national housing law and advocacy center. The goal of NHLP is to advance housing justice for the poor. NHLP's primary areas of emphasis are public policy advocacy, litigation assistance, training, and research and writing, focusing on issues and problems that will have the greatest impact on the housing rights of the poor.
Visit the NDRN Education of Students with Disabilities webpage.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)
NLCHP is a national legal organization dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness. Through policy advocacy, public education, and impact litigation, NLCHP seeks to address the root causes of homelessness and meet the immediate and long-term needs of those who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Among its portfolio of work, NLCHP focuses on educational access to homeless children and youth.
Visit the NLCHP website.
Visit the NLCHP Youth & Education Resources webpage.
Download Education of Homeless Children & Youth: The Guide to Their Rights.
Download No Barriers: A Legal Advocate's Guide to Ensuring Compliance with the Education Program of the McKinney-Vento Act.

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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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