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Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) Veterans Initiative

https://volsprobono.org/projects/veterans-initiative/

Who We Are

The Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) Veterans Initiative provides free legal services to senior NYC veterans (age 60+). VOLS partners with pro bono lawyers to prepare wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies and other advance directives for free. The Veterans Initiative also hosts a weekly walk-in legal clinic at the 23rd street VA hospital on Wednesdays from 2-4, and partners with social workers and community-based organizations to provide high quality holistic services. We also provide trainings for veterans and veteran service organization staff.

How to Get Help

Please call us at (347) 521-5725 or contact jpenkoff@volsprobono.org for a copy of our intake form and questionnaire.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We use Telelanguage translators to communicate with non-English speaking clients. We also have limited in-house Spanish translation capacity.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
NO

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

The VOLS Veterans Initiative provides low income NYC Veterans age 60+ with important life planning documents - wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies, etc. We work with over 50 law firms in NYC, partnering with pro bono attorneys to deliver high-quality free legal services.

General Contact Information

Address
Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) Veterans Initiative
40 Worth Street (map)
Suite 820
New York, NY 10013
Phone
347-521-5725
Fax
347-521-5718
Website
https://volsprobono.org/projects/veterans-initiative/
Email
Last Review and Update: Apr 15, 2020

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