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Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to Receive Over $2.6 Million in Funding Through the NYS Budget to Support Civil Legal Services

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV), will host a press conference to thank State lawmakers for their continued support in the recently passed State Budget and for recognizing the growing need for civil legal services in our communities.  

WHO:  Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins together with LSHV’s CEO Rachel C. Halperin, members of the State Senate and Assembly and LSHV client(s). 

What:  LSHV will announce the over $2.6 million allocated in various contracts throughout the Hudson Valley by the NYS Legislature in the recently enacted State Budget to provide free civil legal services.  This funding from the State comes at a critical time as we face mounting need and support families in recovering from the past year.  COVID hit the most vulnerable among us the hardest.  Individuals living paycheck to paycheck were unable to keep up and are now facing evictions, foreclosures, loss of benefits and health issues like never before.  These funds will allow us to provide free civil legal services to the individuals living in crisis within our community.  It supports the work we do with individuals and families who are disabled, living with AIDS, LGBTQ, veterans and military families.  It supports individuals and families facing eviction, foreclosure, fighting for rights and protections in family court, and survivors of domestic violence.  Overall, the funding supports LSHV’s ongoing effort to seek legal equity throughout our region for all individuals. We recognize the tireless commitment of our NYS elected officials to those in greatest need and are grateful to them for securing this funding. 

There is no right to counsel in civil matters, and it is a fact that those who go to court with legal representation fare much better than those without – we are grateful to the State lawmakers and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for their support of our programs and recognizing the importance of civil legal services as a solution to those suffering from the impact of COVID.

Where:  Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, 90 Maple Avenue (outside)

When:  Thursday, April 22nd at 12 noon

For more information contact:

Maureen A. Fox, CFRE, Chief Development Officer

914-949-1305 x160 or

Please RSVP to Maureen at

Stuart Brown is an Actor, Communications Consultant, and Author. He is also the Entertainment Editor for Black Media Daily, a 24/7 media outlet providing a voice for black content creators and a place to control their image throughout the Diaspora. Stuart is also the co-author of the book Blueprint which discusses the everyday tactics of winning.