Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry
Founded in 1987, the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM) provides exceptional pro bono legal services and equal access justice to the poor and marginalized in civil matters throughout the 11 counties of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM), the legal services arm of SFCS, provides legal representation in civil matters to impoverished people who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
Protects women and children who are victims of abuse, serves as guardian ad litem for children, and represents families in housing court.
Guides immigrants in applying for citizenship, averts deportations, and establishes guardianship for minors who arrive in the United States without their parents.
Offers legal aid and support for military veterans who are experiencing stress, health issues, family problems and homelessness, and removes barriers that block some veterans from receiving benefits or finding a job.
Provides legal assistance to those who are in jeopardy of losing their housing or are living in untenable circumstances.
St. Francis Community Services works with networks of community partners to advocate for issues that impact our clients. Our organization also provides frequent educational outreach to members of the public.
Metered parking, pay garages and pay parking lots are in the vicinity of CLAM. Metro bus stops and a Metrolink stop are within walking distance.
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SFCS Veteran’s Advocacy Project attorney was able to get his outstanding traffic tickets dismissed, while his case manager assisted him with the process of renewing his license. In addition, SFCS was able to secure a pro-bono attorney to assist Mr. Carter with a small criminal charge, which was also dismissed. With his license renewed, he was able to purchase a car and is now able to visit his daughter in rural Missouri. He is grateful to have his car because another daughter living in the St. Louis area has begun having some dire medical issues. Since he now has a vehicle he is able to assist her with these and transport her to doctors appointments. Today, he is working on the skills he needs to get a promotion, and is enjoying being able to transport himself where he needs to go!