Self-Help Office (SHO)

Organization: AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

LCE’s Self Help Office (SHO) empowers seniors through advocacy and community partnerships. A legal associate and volunteers provide direct assistance, helping more than 300 seniors each year. Services include, but are not limited to:

- Providing information for requesting DC government services
- Providing educational information on various legal topics;
- Providing self-help guides;
- Conducting public benefits checkups;
- Helping with the preparation of applications for public benefits;
- Helping write consumer complaint letters;
- Providing referrals to social service agencies;
- Providing information on filing small claims cases;
- Providing information on small estate probate and recording deeds;
- Providing information on requests for vital records;
Requesting and disputing credit report information

LCE believes there is no substitute for having staff "on the ground" in the community. We serve at six partnering locations:

- Downtown Cluster/NW
- Israel Baptist/NE
- Capitol View Baptist/NE
- IONA/NW
- Bread for the City/SE
- AARP DC State Office/SE
Application: You must first call and make an appointment.
Service Category: Care Money Legal

601 E Street NW Washington, DC 20004
601 E St NW Washington DC 20049

(202) 434-2099, (202) 434-2120