Our Impact

At Legal Aid Manasota, we are deeply committed to transforming lives and ensuring that justice is accessible to all, regardless of their financial circumstances. Thanks to your unwavering support, our impact in Sarasota and Manatee counties has been nothing short of remarkable. Together, we’ve made a tangible difference in the lives of thousands.

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The Numbers Speak Volumes 25,000 Phone Calls: We've been a lifeline for 25,000 individuals seeking help, providing guidance and hope when they needed it most. 5,332 Lives Impacted: Among those we've served, 714 disabled individuals, 2,132 children, 356 domestic violence victims, 176 veterans, and 522 seniors have found the legal support they require to overcome obstacles and achieve justice. Economic Impact: Every dollar invested in legal aid generates an astounding $7.19 in economic impact, amplifying the positive change we bring to our community. 1,704 New Cases Opened: We've been proactive in opening 1,704 new cases, ensuring that those in need have access to the legal representation they deserve. Pro Bono Champions: Local attorneys have generously donated over 4,000 hours of pro bono legal services, valued at over $1 million, making our mission possible.

The Numbers Speak Volumes

  • 22,000 Phone Calls: We’ve been a lifeline for 22,000 individuals seeking help, providing guidance and hope when they needed it most.
  • 4,971 Lives Impacted: Among those we’ve served, 576 disabled individuals, 1,965 children, 327 domestic violence victims, 254 veterans, and 548 seniors have found the legal support they require to overcome obstacles and achieve justice.
  • Economic Impact: Every dollar invested in legal aid generates an astounding $7.19 in economic impact, amplifying the positive change we bring to our community.
  • 1,724 New Cases Opened: We’ve been proactive in opening 1,724 new cases, ensuring that those in need have access to the legal representation they deserve.
  • Pro Bono Champions: Local attorneys have generously donated over 4,000 hours of pro bono legal services, valued at over $1 million, making our mission possible.

Cases Resolved in 2023

  • 38% Housing: Housing stability is crucial, and our efforts have made a significant impact in preventing wrongful evictions and homelessness.
  • 38% Family: We’ve helped families navigate the complexities of the legal system, ensuring their rights and well-being.
  • 11% Consumer Finance: We’ve assisted individuals in addressing financial challenges and securing their financial futures.
  • 7% Other Civil Legal Issues: Our reach extends to a wide range of civil legal matters, addressing various challenges our community faces.
  • 6% Health/Wills/Probate: We’ve supported individuals in obtaining rightful health benefits and ensuring their estate planning needs are met.
Cases Resolved in 2022 40% Housing: Housing stability is crucial, and our efforts have made a significant impact in preventing wrongful evictions and homelessness. 37% Family: We’ve helped families navigate the complexities of the legal system, ensuring their rights and well-being. 11% Consumer Finance: We’ve assisted individuals in addressing financial challenges and securing their financial futures. 7% Other Civil Legal Issues: Our reach extends to a wide range of civil legal matters, addressing various challenges our community faces. 5% Health/Wills/Probate: We’ve supported individuals in obtaining rightful health benefits and ensuring their estate planning needs are met.
Thanks to you, our civil justice system works better for our low-income neighbors. Every penny we raise stays right here in Sarasota and Manatee counties, directly impacting the lives of those who need it most. Your support makes justice accessible, transforms communities, and gives hope to those in need.

Your Support Matters

Thanks to you, our civil justice system works better for our low-income neighbors. Every penny we raise stays right here in Sarasota and Manatee counties, directly impacting the lives of those who need it most. Your support makes justice accessible, transforms communities, and gives hope to those in need.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Your contribution helps us continue our vital work, ensuring that justice is truly blind and accessible to all. Join us in making a lasting impact on our community. Together, we can create a brighter, more just future for everyone in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

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