TOGETHER we are making a difference to so many underserved communities! At the start of the pandemic, we met a group of farmworkers who reported they were afraid to go to work. They were transported to the fields in cramped vans and buses with no masks. At the fields, there was no running water to wash their hands and sanitation services were only available after a tenminute walk. Our Migrant Farmworker Unit represented the farmworkers obtaining protective equipment, running water, and sanitation services readily available near the fields.
PROTECTING OUR ELDERLY:
After 47 years in an abusive marriage, 82 years old Ms. S. reached her breaking point. Her husband was arrested for battery against her and then filed a lawsuit for her pension, marital home, and alimony. Ms. S. was referred to FRLS for help. We represented her through the entry of a final order of dissolution of marriage with the judge agreeing with our position ordering that Ms. S. retain the marital home, her pension was not divided for her husband’s profit, and she now lives happily and peacefully in her home free from abuse.