Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico

by Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid for Communities in Puerto Rico

Project Report | Dec 26, 2020
Everything is possible when we work to accompany

By Ariadna Godreau Aubert | Founder and director

2020 has been one of the most challenging years we have experienced. Together, we faced earthquakes, a pandemic, the overdue housing needs of hurricane survivors, the threat to our children's right to education, the loss of jobs, and the loss of loved ones. 2020 limited who and when we hug. This pain, forever linked to this year, connects us and has shaped how we - as human rights lawyers - work. Through every disaster, we at Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico have found a way to show up and support the right to housing, receive adequate assistance, and access public assistance. This work has only been possible with your continuous support.

With you, we continued to socialize legal education for disaster survivors, particularly in areas of employment, housing, and public assistance. We expanded our services to provide free legal support to immigrants and had an operating legal helpline – chat and phone!- virtually available at all times for people in need. Together, in 2020 we offered legal accompaniment to 6,000 people and free and accessible legal information to 2 million people through ayudalegalpr.org. Advocacy work, directed to make the people who await housing visible for the governmental agencies, was also possible. And we won this year important fights, such as supporting disaster survivors' claims to repair and rebuild their houses even if they don't have a formal title and the communities' right to mitigate before being forcibly relocated.

While we prepare to wrap up this project – only to expand our disaster legal empowerment work – we thank you. Together, the present and the future are still possible. A just world is possible.

If you are still thinking about a great holiday gift, consider donating to Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico. Every donation is important.

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Aug 28, 2020
We know how to win: Support and access for survivo

By Ariadna Godreau Aubert | Founder & Director

Apr 30, 2020
Another disaster, response becomes more urgent

By Ariadna Godreau-Aubert | Founder and Director

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Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Location: San Juan - Puerto Rico
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ayudalegalpr
Project Leader:
Ariadna Godreau
San Juan , Puerto Rico
$16,100 raised of $50,000 goal
60 donations
$33,900 to go
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