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Brittany Bacon

Brittany Bacon, an associate at Hunton and Williams, has recovered over $20,000 for her clients at the City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Her advocacy has made a significant impact in the lives of the families she assists.
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Happy National Volunteer Week
April 26, 2017

This National Volunteer Week, Thank You to Lawyers Who Make a Difference

National Volunteer Week (April 23rd- 29th) is another welcome opportunity for CBJC to express our gratitude to the many lawyers who give their time, their expertise and their commitment to New Yorkers who cannot afford legal counsel.

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Home Stability Support program
April 03, 2017

Hope for Homeless Families in the Proposed Home Stability Support Program

Marta M., a disabled woman and her sixteen year old daughter, Sandra, moved out of their shelter last year with a limited public assistance rent supplement only provided to those with children under eighteen. “When Sandra turns nineteen, the family is likely to end up homeless, again, just like many of my clients who have … Continue reading Hope for Homeless Families in the Proposed Home Stability Support Program

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PELP Clinic
April 25, 2017

Asylee Suffers Untimely Loss of Husband but Gets Help from PELP Volunteers

Amy, a refugee, lost her husband Kevin to an unexpected stroke in September 2016. It had been less than two years since Kevin moved to New York to reunite with her after she had been granted asylum in the United States.

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Healthy Food
September 26, 2016

Mother & Daughter No Longer Homeless

Gong*came to the United States hoping to study English and eventually become a nurse, but she was ensnared in a sex trafficking ring after responding to a job ad for a Chinese-speaking tour guide. She escaped her traffickers in 2014 and the City Bar Justic e Center helped her apply for a T Visa as a victim of trafficking.

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