Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program - Suggested Placements
Homelessness Awareness & Advocacy
- Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
- Archdiocesan Legal Network (ALN)
- Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
- National Coalition for the Homeless
- National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
- Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
ADA is the nation’s oldest, liberal, independent political organization. It focuses on economic, military, foreign, social, and environmental issues, and maintains a political action committee (ADA/PAC). It publishes a weekly legislative newsletter for liberal activists and a quarterly newsletter.
ALN provides referrals to attorneys and will occasionally directly handle matters in the following areas: domestic relations, labor/employment disputes, public entitlements, bankruptcy or insolvency resulting from medical debt or job loss, wills and probate, guardianship and landlord/tenant relations.
The mission of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. The Center envisions an America where people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities exercise their own life choices and have access to the resources that enable them to participate fully in their communities.
Our mission is to end homelessness. We focus our work in the following four areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil and voting rights. Our approaches are grassroots organizing, public education, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and partnerships.
The mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, the Law Center pursues three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless was founded in 1986 to overcome the barriers that prevented people struggling with homelessness from accessing the community’s traditional legal service programs. For seventeen years, we have responded to the legal needs of the homeless community and have worked toward achieving a vision of the District of Columbia as a just and inclusive community. Our mission is to use law and advocacy to end the unnecessary suffering caused by poverty and homelessness and advocate for justice for people in the District of Columbia who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. Our goals are to ensure access to quality legal assistance for those who are homeless and in need of representation, and to secure quality programs and opportunities for our client community. We also strive to assure that our clients have the opportunity to be visible and vocal participants in the policy, fiscal and decision-making processes that so directly impact their lives.