Sara Wood

  • Hosted by MFY Legal Services, Inc.
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Service location New York
  • Law school University of Virginia School of Law
  • Issue area Family Law
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

The majority of the 300,000 children in New York City who are in the care of relatives live in poverty. My project will increase the free legal services available to these families in New York City and New York State by: (1) augmenting the services offered by MFY to include assistance on public benefits issues (while continuing to provide assistance on custody, guardianship and adoption matters); and (2) providing technical assistance to organizations outside of New York City interested in starting pro bono networks to assist kinship caregivers.

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