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Marin Voice: Civil legal services focused on sheltering an at-risk community

May 9, 2020

Marin IJ News Article by: Stephanie Haffner

Civil legal services are an unseen but essential part of the safety net fabric in this time of COVID-19.

Legal Aid of Marin

For 62 years, Legal Aid of Marin has served vulnerable members of the Marin community — seniors, immigrants, people without homes, people with disabilities and the 19,183 people living in Marin County who are poor. In the last six weeks, I was more convinced than ever that civil legal services are imperative for our community’s health and safety.

Now, we are jointly running Facebook ads with Canal Alliance, using animation Legal Aid of Marin created, to give a simple explanation of renter rights. We continue to hand-deliver tenant information sheets to North Marin Community Services, Canal Alliance, SF-Marin Food Bank, West Marin Community Services and San Geronimo Community Center. When we tweeted about it, Multicultural Center of Marin tweeted back a request to deliver flyers, which we accepted. Read rest of this article on Marin IJ.

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