CHANGING LIVES THROUGH JUSTICE
GLS will begin our phased reopening on June 1st.
Clients are welcome in the GLS offices if they have scheduled an appointment with their GLS attorney or paralegal. Appointments will be scheduled only when absolutely necessary to help reduce risk of transmission. The best way to get help is still to fill out an online application and wait for a paralegal to contact you.
GLS was created to ensure that every individual has access to equal justice. We stand in support our friends and neighbors who have systemically been denied access to justice and basic freedoms. Please read our Executive Director’s statement below for more information:
“I was living in southern California when Rodney King was violently beaten by police in Los Angeles in 1992. I’m sad beyond words that things have not just continued but seem to have actually gotten worse in the nearly three decades since. We keep talking about injustice to the Black community. Those who care enough to educate themselves know that Black people have never really been “free” in the USA. Redlining, housing discrimination, predatory lending, policing, sentencing, incarceration, school-to-prison pipelines … the list of terms that apply to Black injustice goes on. We know which policies have disparate impacts on Black communities. We know that we have created systems that perpetuate discrimination and are rooted in racism. White people are asking what we can do to help, to be better allies. We at GLS are in a unique position as an unrestricted legal aid provider to do more in this space. We can represent Black clients in the civil courts, and we can work with our sister agencies to draft and advocate for new policies and processes. Yet that is not enough. Without elected officials in place to enact new policies and change our laws, we can only go so far. We must put leaders in place – at every level – who understand that Black Lives Matter and who will do whatever it takes to safeguard Black lives. We need everyone to exercise their right and responsibility to vote.”
- Tammy Greer, Executive Director
Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) is dedicated to serving vulnerable individuals… those living in poverty, low-wage workers, persons with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, the LGBTQ community, victims of domestic violence or human trafficking, and the elderly. GLS offers high quality, comprehensive civil legal services, which are provided by Florida Bar licensed attorneys.
How We Treat Our Clients
Gulfcoast Legal Services treats all of our clients with respect and dignity. Our staff is sensitive to our clients’ individual circumstances and needs.
GLS is an equal opportunity provider and employer. No applicant for services shall be denied services because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disabling conditions, political party affiliation, or because of any other consideration prohibited by law.
How We Help
Housing Advocacy: Predatory Lending, Housing Discrimination, Eviction, etc...
Family Advocacy: Child Support, Divorce, Injunctions for Protection again Domestic, Dating, or Sexual Abuse and Stalking...
Financial Stability Advocacy: Birth Certificates, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Living Wills/Power of Attorney, etc...
Immigration Advocacy: Human Trafficking, Citizenship, Unaccompanied Minors, Domestic Violence and VAWA Self-Petitions...