When you celebrate your independence in pursuit of happiness, remember those who have defended this right, yet struggle to achieve the same.
We are the Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire, Inc. d.b.a. the Veterans Law Project (VLP). As a unifying force for veterans service, our work “raises the bar” for veterans, putting Legal Boots on the Ground to bring legal assistance to NH veterans wherever they can be reached. Launched in January 2015, The Veterans Law Project has already helped hundreds of veterans with issues from child and family support, to employment, housing, health care, criminal issues, transaction disputes and beyond. Our effort targets New Hampshire’s veterans and military families, brings a dynamic impact in local communities and encourages veterans tracks within the New Hampshire Court system.
We need your help to continue.
Veterans face many legal issues often complicated by their military service like Foreclosure, Divorce, Custody Battles and Criminal Charges aggravated by Post-Trauma Stress or other issues related to their war-time experiences. The Veterans Law Project recognizes that without legal guidance, many veterans needlessly suffer legal battles at home after surviving the wars abroad.
The Veterans Law Project is a subsidiary of the Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire, Inc. Located at 77 Central Street in Manchester, NH, the Veterans Law Project offers legal services and resources to veterans throughout New Hampshire, providing veteran legal professionals and an outlet of for volunteer support. The VLP provides advisory resources for local legal professionals, courts, judges and case workers to provide a better understanding of the unique needs of veterans.
The VLP has assisted approximately 200 veterans in its first 4 months of operations and continues at this pace. Already becoming the preferred choice for veterans legal referrals. Consultation to pro se veterans, VA claims assistance for vets and dependents, housing, civil rights, employment issues, pro bono and reduced fee referrals and direct representation are all provided by the VLP. Additionally the project works to offer an online repository of legal information for pro se veterans to help them help themselves with their trials of life.
The VLP staff are a combined group of veterans, military families and supporters who provide an indispensable comfort level helping one who has worn the uniform. Veteran to veteran outreach is key to our service and is another benefit of the project. A professional, compassionate ear has proven beneficial beyond measure for consulted veterans who are struggling and sometimes in desperation.
Please review our metrics report and other supporting documentation regarding our works and see how the Veterans Law Project is “Raising the Bar” for New Hampshire veterans. Currently we are primarily funded by individual supporters and volunteers. We entreat you to add yourself to this list of contributors. The life of one veteran affects so many others. Put Legal Boots on the Ground. Support the Veterans Law Project Now.