Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Mission Statement

To advocate for the legal rights of disadvantaged people to have safe, healthy, and independent lives in strong communities.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments MMLA provide legal counseling and representation to more than 10,500 low-income individuals and families, and people with disabilities on issues critical to providing stability to their lives. These issue include: preventing homelessness, keeping families safe, economic stability, consumer protection, and working towards citizenship. MMLA's disability work is focused on protecting people with disabilities from abuse and neglect and enabling people with disabilities to integrate into the community. In 2018 MMLA retained or obtained more than $5 million dollars in economic resources and $11million of health insurance coverage.
Current Goals MMLA's goal is to provide effective civil legal assistance to as many eligible families and individuals as possible each year to enable them to live safe, healthy, and independent lives.. We do not set annual goals for service. The board receives detailed case information on an annual basis. MMLA has a priorities statement of each area of civil law.
Community or Constituency Served Provides services to people with low-incomes (below 200% of poverty), people with disabilities, seniors, and immigrants.
Geographic Area Served The primary service is 20 counties though out central Minnesota, including Hennepin (Minneapolis), Stearns (St. Cloud), and Kandiyohi (Willmar). Seniors in four additional central Minnesota counties our served by MMLA. MMLA's services for people with disabilities are statewide.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 10/17/2019

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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111 N Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-332-1441
Website: mylegalaid.org

General Information

Alternative Name: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, The Fund for Legal Aid
EIN: 41-1412710
Principal Staff: Drew Schaffer
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 153
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 10,651
Ruling Year: 1982


Board Chair: Sara McGrane
Number of Board Members: 24
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 13.2

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