We champion equal justice for homeless, low-income individuals and remedy the conditions that burden and marginalize them.
90% of America's civil legal aid need goes unmet, but that's not the case with our Beacon Law program. Volunteers help Beacon Law meet the legal needs of Houston's homeless.
We currently hold intake and provide legal advice and counsel at The Beacon Day Center on Mondays, excluding major holidays. Arrive by 8 AM to register for services.
We also conduct intake through other coordinating shelters in the Houston area. If you are receiving services in a Houston area shelter, speak with your case manager regarding service.
ID Restoration including but not limited to resolving driver's license holds, replacement of immigration documents, and name change (for purposes of obtaining ID).
Sealing Criminal History
Social Security Disability Appeals
Limited Family Law (uncontested pro se divorce and child support modification)
Housing Law including evictions other than nonpayment of rent
Limited Wills & Estates including small estate affidavits and estate planning
In 2018, we...
Served 2,215 unduplicated individuals.
Resolved 4,345 legal cases
Helped realize over $1.9 million in direct benefits to clients