Other Organizations Working on Katrina-Related Issues
American Bar Association – Hurricane Katrina Disaster Resources: Provides legal information for victims of the hurricane and lawyers, including issues related to FEMA, housing, insurance claims, taxes, and health. Also provides opportunities for lawyers and law students interested in volunteering in recovery efforts.
Common Ground: Formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, this community-based organization provides immediate and long-term assistance along the Gulf Coast. Common Ground volunteers provide aid in the form of medical/health providers, aid workers, community organizers, legal representatives, journalists, and builders, among others.
Critical Resistance: Dedicated to reducing reliance on prisons and policing as a response to social, economic and political problems, Critical Resistance is working toward secure amnesty for victims who were arrested in the aftermath of Katrina.
Katrina Legal Relief: Publishes a manual providing an overview of legal issues that have arisen in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Louisiana Bar Association: Provides legal information for hurricane victims and attorneys interested in volunteering.
Mississippi State University Libraries: Provides a list of resources and links to organizations working on Katrina-related issues including reunification and missing persons, environmental recovery and clean up, housing, employment, kids and caregivers, and health and safety.
Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights: This worker advocacy organization provides organizing support, legal representation and training for low-wage, non-union workers. It also operates the Southern Relief Fund for Hurricane Katrina Victims to provide relief to hurricane victims.
Morrison and Foerster, LLP: Publishes, in collaboration with the ABA Center for Pro Bono, a Helping Handbook providing an overview of legal issues facing individuals, families and small businesses impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
National Association of School Psychologists: Provides resources and information to parents and teachers to help children cope with Hurricane Katrina.
National Center on Poverty Law: Provides a list of resources to assist lawyers and victims of the hurricane, including links related to disabilities, education, voting rights, employment, environment justice, food programs, government and governmental services, health, housing, identification, immigration, juveniles, social security, veterans, and welfare.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network: Organizes and provides information for immigrant and temporary workers.
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty: Provides information relating to FEMA, housing needs, and the right to educational access for homeless children.
National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Law: Litigating several Hurricane Katrina lawsuits, including one against FEMA to produce timely aid and one to prevent hotels from evicting evacuees.
New Orleans Legal Assistance Center (NOLAC): Part of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, which provides free legal aid for low-income individuals with civil legal problems, NOLAC serves individuals with issues concerning housing, low-income tax, employment, family, government benefits, education and homelessness.
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