Through its Senior Citizen's Legal Project, MWLS provides services to individuals 60 years and over living in our service area. Our advocates help clients with the following:

  • Housing matters, primarily eviction cases involving public or subsidized housing; application denials for subsidized housing; and foreclosure defense
  • Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Defense of Guardianships and  Conservatorships
  • Nursing Home Issues, including transfer and discharge, conditions, and evictions
  • Benefits - Social Security, SSI, Unemployment, MassHealth, and the Department of Transitional Assistance benefits
  • Domestic Relations, including restraining orders, divorces for seniors who can not afford private counsel, modification of divorce agreements, and  contempt actions
  • Bankruptcies and consumer rights issues
  • Community Legal Education, where attorneys provide presentations to senior groups on legal topics of  particular interest to elders
  • Through our Private Bar Involvement (PBI) Program, local private attorneys volunteer their services to assist MWLS clients with simple wills

The Senior Citizen's Legal Project is made possible in part by funding from the Older Americans Act as granted by BayPath Elder Services, Inc., HESSCO, and Springwell, Inc.

Helpful Links

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

  • Mass Legal Help
    Massachusetts legal aid programs put together this website to help you find practical information about your legal rights.  

GENERAL RESOURCES

  • BayPath Elder Services, Inc. offers home care and related services enabling people to live independently and comfortably in their homes while promoting their well-being and dignity.
  • HESSCO provides support and services for elders, individuals living with a disability and their caregivers.