Many times when people are at the lowest point in their lives, they are also faced with legal issues.
Whether it’s a landlord/tenant dispute, family law, child custody, child support, Social Security or other challenges, the legal system can be very difficult for lawyers, let alone those who are less fortunate and don’t have thousands of dollars for a lawyer to make sure they get justice.
“Navigating the legal system can be very difficult,” said Rebekah White, staff attorney at the William Booth Law Clinic.
That’s where the Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic (WBLAC) comes in. Started in 1994 and based at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center at Martin Luther King and I-96, they help people from all over the tri-county area get the hand up they need to make a transformation in their lives.
That often takes more than just legal help. The clinic has access to all of the Salvation Army’s social service programs such as shelter, utility support, food, clothing and more. This helps find lasting solutions to client’s problems.
They also need your help, and you can do so in a really fun way!
On April 6 there will be a fundraiser walk for the WBLAC at the Detroit Zoo. It’s $35 a person if you register ahead of time and $40 at the door. Kids are free. For adults, everyone who registers gets a T-shirt and is entered to win a free iPad.
Supporters like Georgetown Dermatology, the Grech Law Firm, Giarmarco Mullins & Horton P.C. and Bill Brown Ford have helped take care of the upfront costs, so all the money raised goes to help their low-income clients.