What we do

Income Security

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy promotes economic security, mobility and opportunity to end the cycle of poverty, empowering families to build wealth and prepare for the future.

The economic security and well-being of many families is contingent on their access to services and benefits that supplement health, food and income. For some, including people with disabilities, seniors and non-English speakers, obstacles can hinder their access to these critical services and benefits.

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy fights for access to the resources that low-income people need to protect economic stability and advocates for policies that promote economic mobility.

Our work to support income security for our clients includes these areas:

  • Assisting families on welfare, formerly on welfare, or in danger of needing welfare in becoming or remaining self-sufficient by improving access to quality child care, training, transportation, treatment of substance abuse, Food Stamps, WorkFirst and other supportive services, including accommodations of disabilities
  • Child care assistance
  • Child support enforcement
  • Employment supportive services
  • Agency distribution issues
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Work First Family Assistance
  • Veterans benefits
  • Food Stamps (SNAP)
  • Home and community services
  • Developmental disability services

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