Funding for NWLS

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Northwestern Legal Services is funded by federal and state grants. NWLS receives grants from the Legal Services Corporation, Pennsylvania Legal Aid 

Network, Title XX, the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, Disability Advocacy Program, and Access to Justice Act.  


We are also grateful for private donations. NWLS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and charitable organization registered in Pennsylvania. Our PA registration number is 0013977.

We invite you to use our secure online donation form or mail your tax-deductible contributions to:  

Northwestern Legal Services
700 Renaissance Centre, 1001 State Street
Erie, PA  16501

We wish to thank our donors for their past contributions. Your generosity assists us in serving the indigent.

Northwestern Legal Services receives its general funding from Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and Title XX of the Social Security Act. Both sources strictly regulate program operations and establish the criteria for the determination of client eligibility. Pursuant to Section 504 of the LSC Appropriation Act and Section 1610.5 and 1610.7 of the LSC Regulations, I am required to notify you that your donation may not be used in any manner inconsistent with the LSC Act or Section 504.

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