Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, a program of St. Francis Community Services, has provided civil legal aid to the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding counties for more than thirty years. Annually, we provide legal aid in over 1,500 cases in the areas of immigration law, veterans advocacy, family and guardianship law, housing crisis cases, and municipal court cases. We serve clients at 150% of the Federal Poverty Level or less.
Fighting for the legal rights of clients who could not otherwise afford an attorney
Prioritizing representation for women and children in court
Keeping families together by fighting for the rights of immigrants in court
Filling a critical gap in accessible legal services for veterans
Providing legal assistance to those who are in jeopardy of losing their housing
Creating networks that advocate for systemic change
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.
Pro Bono Assistance in Eviction Cases
As of August 1, rent and mortgage payments will be due, just as unemployment benefits and remaining federal and local . . .Read More
The Start of a New Life
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!