Goodwill of Southern Nevada Helps Veterans – 844-292-1318 Nevada legal aid

Las Vegas (Oct. 12, 2012) – Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) elected to award its 0,000 2012 grant to Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. to launch a Veteran Integration Program that will help veterans and their spouses find jobs in Southern Nevada. A ,000 NWP Founders Gift will be awarded to this year’s runner-up, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley and James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas.

“Each and every year presents a challenging decision for our members to select which agency is the recipient of our grant,” NWP president Carrie Henderson said. “This year was no different. Goodwill will spend this gift wisely and we are sure it will have a lasting impact for Goodwill and the people it serves.”

Goodwill estimates that the Veterans Integration Program (VIP) will be up and running within the next 30 days. The grant will pay for the program’s start-up costs which will include hiring three full time career specialists who have military backgrounds and understand the unique challenges veterans and their spouses often face when entering or re-entering the workforce. Roughly 400 veterans will be served through this program’s initial two-year launch.

“We can’t think of a better way to honor those who served our country than to help them find work, especially in this challenging economy. Right now, roughly one out of every seven veterans in Nevada is unemployed,” said Steve Chartrand, president & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “Helping someone find a job is truly life changing, and we are grateful to Nevada Women’s Philanthropy for providing seed funding to develop this much-needed program in our community.”

In 2011, Salvation Army of Southern Nevada received a grant for 5,000 which it used to rehabilitate its emergency homeless shelter and medical clinic. Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada was last year’s ,000 NWP Founder’s Gift recipient. Past grant recipients include the Rape Crisis Center, NWP Signs of Hope Counseling Center (0,000); 2009 Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, NWP Children’s Attorneys Project (5,000); 2008 Public Education Foundation, Empowerment Schools Program (0,000); 2007 Greater Las Vegas After-School All-Stars, Roundy Elementary School (0,000); Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow, NWP Employment Project (0,000). NWP has gifted .5 million since it was created in 2006.

NWP Mission Statement
The Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) is a member driven, pooled fund, large impact grant making organization established to address the needs of the greater Las Vegas community. NWP’s membership consists of philanthropically motivated women, united by a powerful desire to address emerging issues facing our community in the areas of arts, education, environment, social services, and health. For more information, please visit www.nevadawomensphilanthropy.org.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. helps people with disabilities and barriers to employment find jobs by providing programs and services for people who want to work. Goodwill is a community resource committed to deploying its assets and leveraging resources with others in the community to create more opportunities for people who need assistance improving their ability to earn a living. In 2011, Goodwill of Southern Nevada provided job training, job search, job placement and various supportive services to 8,511 individuals, including helping 1,255 people in Southern Nevada secure jobs through its Career Connections centers. For more information, please visit www.sngoodwill.org.
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Las Vegas (Oct. 12, 2012) – Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) elected to award its 0,000 2012 grant to Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. to launch a Veteran Integration Program that will help veterans and their spouses find jobs in Southern Nevada. A ,000 NWP Founders Gift will be awarded to this year’s runner-up, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley and James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas.

“Each and every year presents a challenging decision for our members to select which agency is the recipient of our grant,” NWP president Carrie Henderson said. “This year was no different. Goodwill will spend this gift wisely and we are sure it will have a lasting impact for Goodwill and the people it serves.”

Goodwill estimates that the Veterans Integration Program (VIP) will be up and running within the next 30 days. The grant will pay for the program’s start-up costs which will include hiring three full time career specialists who have military backgrounds and understand the unique challenges veterans and their spouses often face when entering or re-entering the workforce. Roughly 400 veterans will be served through this program’s initial two-year launch.

“We can’t think of a better way to honor those who served our country than to help them find work, especially in this challenging economy. Right now, roughly one out of every seven veterans in Nevada is unemployed,” said Steve Chartrand, president & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “Helping someone find a job is truly life changing, and we are grateful to Nevada Women’s Philanthropy for providing seed funding to develop this much-needed program in our community.”

In 2011, Salvation Army of Southern Nevada received a grant for 5,000 which it used to rehabilitate its emergency homeless shelter and medical clinic. Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada was last year’s ,000 NWP Founder’s Gift recipient. Past grant recipients include the Rape Crisis Center, NWP Signs of Hope Counseling Center (0,000); 2009 Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, NWP Children’s Attorneys Project (5,000); 2008 Public Education Foundation, Empowerment Schools Program (0,000); 2007 Greater Las Vegas After-School All-Stars, Roundy Elementary School (0,000); Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow, NWP Employment Project (0,000). NWP has gifted .5 million since it was created in 2006.

NWP Mission Statement
The Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) is a member driven, pooled fund, large impact grant making organization established to address the needs of the greater Las Vegas community. NWP’s membership consists of philanthropically motivated women, united by a powerful desire to address emerging issues facing our community in the areas of arts, education, environment, social services, and health. For more information, please visit www.nevadawomensphilanthropy.org.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. helps people with disabilities and barriers to employment find jobs by providing programs and services for people who want to work. Goodwill is a community resource committed to deploying its assets and leveraging resources with others in the community to create more opportunities for people who need assistance improving their ability to earn a living. In 2011, Goodwill of Southern Nevada provided job training, job search, job placement and various supportive services to 8,511 individuals, including helping 1,255 people in Southern Nevada secure jobs through its Career Connections centers. For more information, please visit www.sngoodwill.org.

Tracie’s Story – How legal aid helps low-income tenants avoid homelessness – 844-292-1318 New Hampshire legal aid

Tracie’s landlord was using what legal aid advocates know as a “self-help eviction,” circumventing the legal process by making her life miserable, turning off utilities and trying to move strangers into the apartment. He hoped Tracie would just give up. Instead, she called the Legal Advice and Referral Center.

The Campaign for Legal Services raises funds to support LARC and New Hampshire Legal Assistance, which provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income and elderly people in New Hampshire. Learn more: nh-cls.org

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Clients and supporters of New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center talk about what the organizations mean to them, and why they support the Campaign
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Robin’s story – How legal aid helps domestic violence survivors – 844-292-1318 New Hampshire legal aid

“Even if I was able to keep my abuser out physically, you can still do a lot of damage with legalities,” says Robin, a survivor of domestic violence who turned to New Hampshire Legal Assistance for help getting a divorce and parenting plan.

The Campaign for Legal Services raises funds to support NHLA and the Legal Advice and Referral Center, which provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income and elderly people in New Hampshire. Learn more: nh-cls.org

How Legal Services Alabama helps those in need – 844-292-1318 legal aid Huntsville Alabama

How Legal Services Alabama helps those in need

On this week’s edition of The Beasley Allen Report, host Gibson Vance welcomes James (Jimmy) Fry to talk about Legal Services Alabama (LSA). Thousands of people have been helped by Legal Services Alabama. The non-profit agency provides quality civil legal aid to Alabama’s low income community. They handle issues ranging from family law to tax issues, at no cost to their clients who qualify. Fry serves as LSA’s Executive Director. During his career, Fry has served in the U.S. Army, was District Attorney in Limestone County, and served as an Appellate Judge. “All my life, since 1979, I’ve thought of the practice of law as actually being in the justice business. … If you’re doing criminal law or civil law, you hope it’s all about justice,” he says. LSA operates nine offices throughout the state, employing about 60 lawyers and 40 support staff. The agency mainly serves people in poverty who would otherwise be unable to afford an attorney. The agency is federally funded, and also receives support through the Alabama Lawyers Foundation through the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Fund, grants and private donations. LSA also works closely with the Volunteer Lawyers Programs throughout the state. There are approximately 800,000 Alabamians who qualify as low-income clients.
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Yes — normally if you are suing a debt collector then the collection agency will have insurance to pay for the majority of damages you are owed by the debt collector.

Sometimes big companies don’t have insurance — they are “self-insured”.

But most do, with some type of deductible.

This is important as you want to be able to get paid for your damages.

And the collection agency is not likely to go out of business — that’s what the insurance is for.

But the agency will feel pain from the lawsuit which is the only way the owners of the agency will make changes to make sure the agency stays within the law (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act).

Let us know if we can help you by calling us at 205-879-2447 or contacting us through our website AlabamaConsumer.com.

John G. Watts
Watts & Herring, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama and Madison (Huntsville), Alabama

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.