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Legal Services of Northwest Jersey provides high quality legal assistance to low-income residents of Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties in a broad range of civil law matters that affect essential needs (housing and shelter, sustainable income, assets for self-sufficiency, personal safety, family relationships, health care access, and autonomy). The provision of legal assistance in areas of essential basic needs is a critical tool in fighting the human consequences of poverty and in making it possible for low-income people to move to financial independence.

In 2015, LSNWJ provided free legal assistance in 4357 cases, including 803 cases continued from a prior period. Clients in 98% of the legal representation cases pursued their claim with the assistance of the LSNWJ attorney.  Of those clients, 87% achieved their objectives:  maintaining safe and affordable housing, achieving sustainable income to escape the ravages of poverty, accessing quality health care securing family stability and personal safety, and living with dignity in the community.

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Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, Inc., is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation, and your gift is deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax purposes.Your contribution will be expended in accordance with federal Legal Services Corporation Act, 42 U.S.C. 2996 et seq. and Public Law 104-134.  See www.lsc.gov  for additional information.