Our August 27 meeting featured STEVE CHAWAGA from the Episcopal Legal Aid department who spoke of the work that his group is involved in. Steve, a lifelong resident of the Norristown area, detailed how their mission statement is being implemented; "TO PROMOTE ACCESS TO JUSTICE BY BRINGING PRO BONO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO LOW INCOME RESIDENTS OF PHILADELPHIA AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES"   He got his strat with the organization by getting involved with St. John's at the Diocesan Center, and became more a part of the legal aid portion of their work. They have helped over 150 clients, and offered many clinics on topics such as helping get critical records, handling complaints, and crafting wills. His outside informal meetings has attracted attention in Norristown from people in need.
The organization is funded by local churches and other organizations in the area, but is non-denominational.  
Further information is available at www.eoiscopallegalaid.org
thank-you, Steve