Client Advocacy Service, (716) 886-1242 Provides legal representation to mental health clients for Social Security disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income, public Assistance, Medicaid & Food Stamps.
Cuddy Law Firm, PC, 145 East Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021, (716) 868-9103, www.cuddylawfirm.com Represents parents of special needs children in their efforts to secure appropriate educational and related services for their children.
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc., (716) 847-0662, www.eriebar.org/vlp.asp Legal advice & representation for non-profit groups assisting the poor, the elderly, the handicapped, the disabled. LawHelp.org/NY, www.LawHelp.org/NY This on-line agency provides information regarding: consequences of criminal charges, consumer issues, disability issues, discrimination, education, family & juvenile services, housing, immigration, internet fraud, public benefits, seniors, taxes, veterans and military, and workers’ rights.
Legal Advocacy for the Disabled (LAD) Unit of the Erie County Department of Social Services, 95 Franklin St.-11th floor, Buffalo, NY 14202, tel. (716) 858-2270, www.erie.gov Assist low-income people with the Social Security Administration Disability application process.
Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., 237 Main St. #1602, Buffalo, NY 14203, 716-853-9555, www.legal-aid-bureau-of-buffalo It is the mission of the Legal Aid Bureau to provide quality legal representation and advice to persons in need residing in Erie County, New York. The Bureau’s Civil Legal Services Unit represents low-income individuals in a variety of civil matters that have a direct impact on their quality of life.
Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY Inc., (716) 853-3087, www.lsed.org Services for problems with health care, social security, health care insurances (Medicare & Medicaid), Medicare Part D, nursing home & hospital issues, grandparents rights, protective services, mortgage foreclosures, predatory lending, and housing problems.
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 237 Main St.-4 th floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, tel. (716) 847-0650, www.nls.com Handicapped rights, legal advice/representation to developmentally disabled, housing problems-landlord/tenant, housing discrimination, entitlements, protection advocacy for mentally ill individuals.
New York State – Mental Hygiene Legal Service, (716) 845- 3650 Established to provide legal services and assistance to persons within the mental health and mental retardation/developmental disability systems who are in need of advocacy.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lafayette Court, 465 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203, (716) 846-5785 or toll free 1-800-496-4294, To file a housing discrimination case under federal law.
WNY Law Center Inc., (716) 855-0203, www.wnylc.com Housing discrimination complaints, mortgage foreclosures and disability discrimination complaints that are not in litigation.