One of the Best…

The Legal Clinic is honored to announce our inclusion in the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities. We were selected to be refeatured in the 11th annual Catalogue, which has, since 2003, raised more than $21 million for featured nonprofits. The Catalogue’s vetting process is rigorous: members of a 120-person review team, made up of foundations, corporations, peer nonprofits and the philanthropic advisory community, evaluate charities on the basis of program impact and fiscal soundness and each featured charity is visited on-site by at least one member of the review team.

Having the Catalogue’s endorsement is vital to the Legal Clinic. We receive no public funding, in order to ensure our freedom to advocate aggressively on our clients’ behalf. We must rely then upon the generosity of community members, foundations, law firms and corporations who share our vision of a more just DC. The Catalogue for Philanthropy helps us to tell our story to a broader audience than we might otherwise reach.

Catalogue President Barbara Harman has noted that “the Washington, DC region ranks third in wealth disparity in the nation – having one of the most affluent (and well-educated) populations in the country, and also one of the poorest. We are in a unique position to help our neighbors by connecting donors and volunteers to worthy, local nonprofits working to strengthen the D.C. region. The Catalogue makes it easy to learn about community needs and to help meet them.”

You can find our listing here and request a Catalogue here. As always, many thanks for your partnership and support!

 

About Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless envisions a just and inclusive community for all residents of the District of Columbia, where housing is a human right and where every individual and family has equal access to the resources they need to thrive. Our mission is to use the law to make justice a reality for our neighbors who struggle with homelessness and poverty. Combining community lawyering and advocacy to achieve our clients’ goals, our expert staff and network of volunteer attorneys provide low barrier, comprehensive legal services at intake sites throughout the District of Columbia, helping our clients to access housing, shelter, and life-saving services. Rooted in the experiences of this client work, we effectively blend system reform efforts, policy advocacy, community education and client engagement to advocate for long term improvements in local and federal programs that serve the low- and no-income community.
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