A few hours after Jenna gave birth to her third child in March 2018, a healthy and happy baby girl, a hospital social worker informed Jenna that neither she nor the baby had health insurance coverage. Jenna and her...

With her edgy attitude and shock of purple hair, Susan just might be your typical 19 year old except Susan has autism. By law, she is entitled to a public education up to the age of 22, but her school district was...

Laurie, a single mother, lived in Sudbury with her 13-year-old son, Brian. 

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Silvio lives in Waltham with his wife and two little kids. Silvio was working in Waltham as a cook in a local restaurant. After working there for over a year with no issues, Silvio was unjustly fired. Silvio’s boss...

Mr. Gold, an 88 year old disabled veteran, recently lost his wife of over 50 years. Mr. Gold got a notice that his home was in foreclosure proceedings because he owed over $9,000 to his Lender. Like many of us, Mr....

While the summer is coming to an end, there is really no “slow time” at MWLS. Those in need are not seasonal but come through our doors daily. Every day, MWLS attorneys go above and beyond to respond to unimaginable...

When Florynce, a Watertown senior, found out that her rent was going up by $500 a month, she was scared. She was already spending the majority of her income on rent and knew she couldn’t afford the increase.

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Matteo’s application for a Green Card was approved!

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Mario had been working for a construction company doing demolition at a school.  He worked for two weeks but was not paid a dime.

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Susan grew up in Freetown, Sierra Leone where she met her husband. Michael was from Sierra Leone as well, but was attending school in the United States and had a Green Card.

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After suffering profound persecution and trauma in El Salvador, Carla fled to the United States with her young son Bobby. 

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Although Janet can’t see, she has memorized the intricacies of their house, having lived in it for 20 years, and is able to move around quite easily. Losing their home would mean much more than losing a house- it...

This year's Walk to the Hill client speaker, Lisa, tells MetroBoston how legal aid saved her son's life. The story, which appeared on January 27, 2016, is reprinted in part below. 

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"My story is long and complicated, I can tell you that I dated my ex-husband for 5 years but what I didn’t know was that to him marriage meant ownership.

Soon after the wedding he turned controlling and abusive...

Chris, a New Englander, persuaded Ruby to move with him to the U.S. and they settled in Massachusetts. Chris refused to let Ruby work, and several months after moving to the U.S., he demanded a divorce. Chris...

Bertha and Marco were living in Puerto Rico when their three-year-old daughter Maya was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type I. Over the next two years, Maya developed diabetes ketoacidosis, a serious complication....

Other than his wife's parents, Carl had no family nearby, only a handful of friends and virtually no one who could relate to his experience. ...

Roger had no income and was not the record owner of the house.  He had suffered a head injury which made it difficult for him to manage money and complete tasks.  He didn’t want to stay in the house, but needed money...

The offer seemed like a godsend at the time. Her elderly father, who lived in Buffalo, was dying, and her mother was also ill. At 62 years old, she could no longer handle the strain of caring for her parents and...

And John had a decent paying job. That was until last year when a doctor diagnosed him– just 37 at the time – with a rare, chronic, and catastrophic disease that will result in an untimely death. Shortly after the...