Legal Services of Northwest Jersey provides free civil legal services to low-income people, seniors, and people living with HIV/AIDS. LSNWJs Basic Needs Program serves households whose income falls at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Due to limited funding, LSNWJ is not able to represent all the low-income people in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties with all of their legal needs.
Mission Statement: The work of LSNWJ is vital to the efforts of low-income individuals to maintain safe and affordable housing, gain sustainable income to escape the ravages of poverty, access quality health care, secure family stability and personal safety, and live with dignity in the community. In 2015, 96% of clients represented by LSNWJ were empowered to pursue their legal remedies and 87% of those clients were successful in meeting their essential needs.