Our neighbors who live with daily injustice injustice rooted in poverty, dis- ability, and discrimination are the least likely to have the resources they need to defend their rights. NLSP locates its offices in neighborhoods where they are needed most, offering free civil legal services to low-income DC residents. Together with staff lawyers, tenants fight substandard housing conditions; clients with disabilities secure affordable, accessible shelter; domestic violence survivors win protections from their abusers; job seekers eliminate unfair barriers to employment. Outreach and educational seminars in places like public libraries, the VA Medical Center, and local nonprofits bring services to clients who might otherwise be missed. And at every opportunity, NLSP joins with other community stakeholders to advocate for policies that uphold justice and equality for our neighbors in need, and for us all.

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Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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