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.
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
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.
St. Francis Helps New Momma
Earlier this year, one of our clients went into labor several weeks early. Her baby was born almost three...Read More
Keeping Immigrant Tenants Housed
In one recent case, St. Francis’ Immigrant Housing Justice Project negotiated with a local landlord to secure housing for 11 tenants who were behind in rent and at risk of eviction. Our legal team was able to work with the landlord to reduce the amount that tenants were in arrears and provide tenants with direct aid assistance to satisfy their back rent owed. Because of this individualized advocacy, the IHPJ team was able to secure their housing.