Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is the second largest legal aid organization in the United States.
We provide free civil legal services to residents in 68 Southwest Texas counties and represent migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout Texas and in six other southern states. We've organized a range of special programs that serve specific client populations such as Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) and the Texas Foster Youth Project. We also operate public defender programs in 12 Texas counties, representing low-income and indigent people accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile crimes.
Your Individual donations are critical to giving us the flexibility we need to address issues and expenses in a constantly-changing environment of laws, community needs, and crises.
In our service area, 1.9 million people are eligible for our services and This number continues to rise as more struggle with unemployment, financial instability, eviction, domestic violence, and health risks facing essential workers – all disproportionately affecting our largely Hispanic, Black, and Indigenous client populations.
With your support, TRLA can meet RISING needs for our services and win justice for our expanding population of clients.