Other Services

Other Services

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) plays a crucial role in addressing the legal needs of low-income individuals and families providing comprehensive assistance for a wide range of legal services, such as housing, family law, elder law, and LGBTQIA+ rights. We also provide support in some other more specialized services as detailed below.


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How We Can Help

LSHV’s approach is holistic and recognizes that legal problems often intersect with other life challenges. In addition to the services we provide, we also share a commitment to community education and outreach that empowers individuals with knowledge and resources, enabling them to advocate for their rights effectively. 

By providing free legal assistance for a full spectrum of services, LSHV upholds the principle that economic status should not impede one’s access to justice. LSHV further extends its reach, ensuring that legal support is accessible to those in need, thereby fostering a more fair and just society for all.

Other Services LSHV Can Help With Include:

Assigned Counsel Divorce

LSHV provides legal services in the capacity of assigned counsel for divorce proceedings when assigned by a judge for those unable to pay for counsel.


Family Kinship Unit

Our Kinship Unit supports grandparents, family members, or non-biological caregivers of children by guiding them through civil legal matters, including custody and guardianship, housing, consumer debt, public assistance, education, and future planning. 



Through CLARO, we provide free legal advice to individuals facing debt, credit, or bankruptcy issues, helping them to navigate complex legal systems.

Crime Victims

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 help people with disabilities and their families address public benefits like Social Security/SSD/SSI, housing, rehab program access, and employment issues.


Impact Litigation

LSHV participates in impact litigation intended to effect significant changes in law or policy addressing widespread societal issues on a broad range of topics.


Rockland Child Advocacy

Through Rockland Child Advocacy, LSHV provides support and services to protect and promote the welfare of children in Rockland County, NY.


Special Education

LSHV represents students who have disabilities (or are believed to have them) across all school districts within Rockland County, NY, ensuring disabilities assistance.


Community Support Services

LSHV offers legal support to adults with mental health issues, covering various areas like housing, disability, employment, healthcare, and more.

Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN)

ICAN serves as the New York State Ombudsman Program for Medicaid recipients requiring long-term care, home attendant services, adult day care, or nursing home facilities.


We offer a full library of resources available for download.