Crime victims often have legal needs as a result of becoming a victim of crime. We assist victims with civil legal matters, such as housing, family law, employment, consumer matters, and immigration.
We assist individuals with physical, intellectual or emotional disabilities in applying for, or appealing the denial or termination of, public benefits such as: Social Security/Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI); housing discrimination; rehabilitation programs; transportation; and employment.
Additionally, we assists clients who suffer from mental illness with its broad array of legal services. Many will be fighting to secure lost benefits that were waived during the pandemic but needed more than ever to cope with the ongoing issues exacerbated by being home alone.
This program provides advocacy for those who have served on a wide range of issues, including veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and/or facing denial of benefits, eviction, or consumer fraud. Veterans Benefits Counseling is provided at no cost by the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs.
LSHV advocates for students with disabilities or suspected of having disabilities in all school districts in Rockland County. Students in these districts with IEPs, Section 504 Plans, or neither of these but suspected of having disabilities may be eligible for services.
Provides assistance to adults in Westchester County who suffer from mental illness with a broad array of legal services in areas such as housing, disability, and other general legal matters.
ICAN is the New York State Ombudsman Program for people with Medicaid who need long-term services – e.g., home attendant, adult day care or nursing home accommodations. This program can help people who are applying for Medicaid and need help applying for a Managed Long-Term Care, Medicaid Managed Care or Fully Integrated Duals Advantage plan. It can also provide information and advice to friends, family members, or anyone else who is helping a person with his or her medical decisions.