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Elly Kugler

2011, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Elly Kugler

Elly Kugler

Name of Host Organization: Inner City Law Center
City, State: Los Angeles, California
Issue area: Veterans' Rights

The Project

The Homeless Veteran's Project of Inner City Law Center provides legal support to low-income and homeless veterans, with a special focus on serving women, people with mental illness and traumatic brain injury, survivors of sexual assault, and LGBT veterans. We represent clients who have been denied VA disability benefits, and assist clients to navigate other public entitlement systems as well. We also assist clients to expunge their criminal records so that they face fewer barriers to employment. Finally, we collaborate with other veteran-serving organizations to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to housing, healthcare and benefits.

Biography

Hometown:

Silver Spring, Maryland

Law school:

Recommended books:

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein (non-fiction, history and economics) Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko (fiction, colonialism and Native rights) The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks (non-fiction, mental health and psychology)