Advocates from New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center regularly travel to communities around the state to speak about what they do and train people at partner organizations on how civil legal services might benefit low-income and elderly residents. Here’s a glimpse of their outreach work since our last newsletter:
- LARC Executive Director Connie Rakowsky appeared on Senior Speak NH, a program aired on public television stations across the state.
- LARC Deputy Director Breckie Hayes-Snow led an annual training for new members of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program about how civil legal services might help their clients, who are victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking throughout New Hampshire.
- NHLA Housing Project Director Chris Wellington and Fair Housing Testing Coordinator Maria Eveleth appeared on Nuestra Voz NH, the only Spanish-language TV show produced in the Granite State.
- Chris and Maria also held numerous training events for Fair Housing testers and advocates at organizations in communities around the state, including Nashua, Portsmouth, Berlin and at the New Hampshire Police Academy.
- In the last few months, Beathan Reagan, an attorney at LARC, has visited more than 70 libraries, welfare offices and community action program offices around New Hampshire. He delivers pamphlets and informs staff about LARC and how civil legal services may help the low-income clients they serve. He also tells these important partners about www.NHlegalaid.org, which hosts nearly 200 pages of legal information and resources on dozens of topics. “All this outreach is paying off,” Beathan says. “LARC now gets half of our applications through the website, which received 100,000 unique in the last 12 months.”