At Legal Hand, our trained community volunteers provide free legal information, assistance and referrals to help you resolve issues that affect your life, in areas like housing, family, immigration, divorce, domestic violence, and benefits, and prevent problems from turning into legal actions.

What Can we Help you With?

Public Benefits

  • Find out if you are eligible for any benefits and fill out applications 
  • Resolve an issue with your current benefits 
  • Appeal a denial of benefits


  • Deal with a heat, hot water, or repair issue in your apartment
  • Resolve a problem over rent with your landlord or NYCHA 
  • Apply for affordable housing 


  • Apply for unemployment benefits 
  • Get help creating a resume 
  • Mediate a dispute with your employer 


  • Get help caring for a sick family member 
  • Fix a problem with your health insurance or find new insurance 
  • Apply for guardianship of a family member 

consumer Debt 

  • Stop harassment from debt collectors
  • Find out how to repair your credit or deal with identity theft 


  • Resolve a dispute over custody or child support 
  • Learn about your options for filing for divorce 


If you are facing a problem that is not listed here, but is related to housing, family, immigration, domestic violence, or benefits, stop by a Legal Hand site to see how we can help.

Find out how to become one of our trained volunteers here