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Legal Services

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Legal services offer the provision of legal advice, counseling and representation by an attorney or other person acting under the supervision of an attorney. The following agencies are private non-profit agencies that provides legal assistance to low income families.

  • Bridgeport Office
    211 State Street,
    Bridgeport, CT 06604
    Phone: (203) 336-3851 or (800) 809-4434
  • Stamford Office
    20 Summer Street,
    Stamford, CT 06901
    Phone: (203) 348-9216 Fax: (203) 348-2589

 

  • Consumer Law Project for Elders Phone: (800) -296-1467 Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm Provides free legal assistance to seniors with consumer legal problems through a statewide telephone hotline.

 

  • Connecticut Elder Law The Center for Medicare Advocacy is a national non‑profit, non-partisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain Medicare and necessary health care.

 

  • Center for Medicare Advocacy
    P. O. Box 350
    Williamatic, CT 06226
    Phone: (860) 456-7790 or (800) 262-4414

     

  • The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) works to improve the quality of life and quality of care of Connecticut citizens residing in nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living communities. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program works to improve the quality of life and quality of care of Connecticut citizens residing in nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living communities.

 

  • Southwestern Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Phone: (203) 597-4181 or (203) 551-5531
    Kimberly Massey
    1057 Broad Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604
  • Mairead Philllips / Dan Leman
    249 Thomaston Avenue
    Waterbury, CT 06702

 

Plan of Connecticut: The mission of Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) is to assist families in planning for the future of their family member with a disability and to provide continuity of services after the principal advocate/care-givers have died or are unable to continue. For information on the Plan call their phone number at (860) 523-4951 or navigate to their website.

 

Lawyer Referral: Lawyer referral services maintain a list of attorneys by geographical area and by types of practices. A staff will ask the call to describe his/her problem and then refer the caller to an appropriate attorney.