The John Marshall Law School Legal Support Center & Clinic provides free legal assistance for veterans in a law school legal clinic environment. Probono legal assistance is provided by the VLSC staff of attorneys and students as well as a network of more than 300 volunteer attorneys.
Established in 1945 by combat-blinded veterans returning from World War II, the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1958. As a result of the charter, BVA is the only Veterans Service Organization exclusively dedicated to representing and promoting the welfare of America's approximately 156,000 blinded veterans and their families.
BVA locates veterans who are legally blind and need assistance. The organization guides them through the rehabilitation process and acts as an advocate for them before Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs in the securing of all of the benefits they have earned through their service to the nation. BVA also promotes access to technology and the practical use of the latest research. Its Field Service Program provides encouragement and emotional support through role models who demonstrate that the challenges of blindness can be successfully overcome.
Easter Seals has been advocating for and providing services and supports to veterans and military personnel living with disabilities since World War II. Since 2009, Easter Seals' Community OneSource has helped over 1000 veterans and their families to access veterans' benefits and other resources by identifying the government, private and non-profit agencies most likely to assist them based upon their needs and circumstances. Typical requests range from benefit information resources, financial assistance, and family services, to caregiver resources, housing options, senior benefits and more.
For more information visit: www.easterseals.com/onesource.