Project Homeless Connect
I want to make sure you know about Project Homeless Connect, an opportunity for service and learning. It is a one day service-fair type event, offered to homeless people, and organized by Serenity House and several service organizations. A variety of services will be offered, including legal services. NW Justice Project will there, as will Joe Lavin. I will be offering legal and mediation services from 9:30-11:15.
Some examples of other services being offered include medical, job info, social services, haircuts, clothing, food, housing info, and pet Care.
Email me if you would like more information. I have a PDF that has great information on Clallam’s efforts to reduce homelessness. For example, the project implemented a 10 year plan in 2005. In the first three years, the plan succeeded in reducing homelessness by 41%, creating over 200 new housing units, has distributed/leveraged millions of dollars in government resources, and serves over a 1,000 people each year.
Please let me know if you have any interest in providing services at this one day event. I will have a consultation “booth” set up in the morning, and it will be available for anyone else in the afternoon, although I am sure there is room for more booths. Anyone interested is welcome to borrow my printer. I normally think of homeless legal needs as including housing, landlord-tenant, family law, criminal law, employment, administrative and social security (being covered by Joe). Perhaps you may have some other areas of law you feel may be useful to provide.
I am working on a pertinent and very short form representation agreement, and will be happy to share it. If you have any interest in helping to develop it, please let me know. Also, I have developed some very simplified intake forms for family and landlord-tenant law that I believe greatly speed up the process of providing legal help in a pro bono triage setting, and I am happy to share them.
For you mediators, here is a link to an article on a fascinating 30 minute triage mediation technique, by Ron Kelly from California. Email me if you are interested.
Thursday · January 28, 2010
9:30 am– 3:30 pm
Vern Burton Center
308 E 4th Street · Port Angeles
For questions or more information, feel free to contact me, or Jill Dole at 565-2608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing a great year to you all,