Legal Advocacy

The Neighborhood House created our Legal Department in 2004 to address the lack of general civil legal organizations in our community. Our attorneys and advocates provide free, comprehensive civil legal services to individuals and families – frail older adults, people with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness, immigrants, low-wage workers and low-income families – on the East Side of Manhattan, including East Harlem and Roosevelt Island, using a multi-disciplinary holistic approach to legal representation.

Are you seeking legal assistance?

Our phone intake is currently open for the following matters: 

If you need legal assistance in one of these areas, please call our intake hotline at 212-218-0503. Click here for more information on our legal advocacy intake.

Walk-in clinics are available for the following matters:

Clinics are held at 331 East 70th Street and operate on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis. You must check-in by 12 p.m. for clinics.

All cases will be screened through our intake process and will be accepted on an individual case-by-case basis.  If we cannot assist you directly, we will do our best to make an appropriate referral. 

additional Contact Information

Elizabeth Grossman
Legal Advocacy Director
Phone: 212-218-0422
Fax: 212-288-0722