Emilio, a veteran, called CARPLS in a panic when he lost his job due to COVID-19 and was about to lose his home. Our attorney guided him through the process of forbearance. Emilio said, “When my call ended, I felt a peace of mind and knew what I needed to do to move forward.”
Mary also called CARPLS, asking about possibly filing for bankruptcy. The CARPLS attorney advised Mary about her rights and referred her to a legal aid partner who specializes in bankruptcy issues. Mary said, "I was beyond stressed out when I first called, but after talking to CARPLS, a lot of my stress is relieved. Thank you."
Like Emilio and Mary, so many people are reaching out to CARPLS attorneys to ask which bill to pay first to preserve their homes and income—as credit and precious resources are running out. For our community, the holidays will be a reminder of the life-altering issues that have been compounded by the pandemic.
CARPLS works to make the legal system inclusive and to break down walls for our clients who are representing themselves. We have used technological innovation and the empathy of our staff to lead our community towards true access to justice.
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We hope you will consider supporting CARPLS in these challenging times.