Legal Aid Service of Broward County has been awarded a $1,000 Pride Fort Lauderdale Community Grant to support Legal Aid’s coalition and alliance building project within Broward County. One of 30 applicants and only 15 recipients, Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s advocacy and support for the LGBTQ community stands out.
In October 2017, with generous support from the Florida Bar Foundation, Legal Aid Service of Broward County hosted the first of its kind LGBTQ Legal Aid Summit in Fort Lauderdale. Legal Aid and LGBTQ organizations throughout the State gathered to learn about the legal needs of the LGBTQ community and discuss goals and experiences.
With the Pride Fort Lauderdale Community Grant funds, Legal Aid will host a follow up breakfast for Legal Aid and local Broward County LGBTQ agencies to continue leading Florida in advancing equality through collaboration. Bringing together local LGBTQ agencies, AIDS Service Organizations, and Legal Aid to discuss community needs, services available and how to continue to build strong collaborations among LGBTQ and mainstream organizations to better meet existing and emerging needs.