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Coast To Coast Legal Aid’s ‘Senior Continuum of Care Project’ wins award for community partnership

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Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South FloridaCoast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) won the 2023 Community Partner Award from Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County (GJFS) for its Senior Continuum of Care Project.

GJFS presented CCLA with the award at its 61st Annual Meeting in May.

“This partnership is making a real difference and changing seniors’ lives for the better,” said Lisa Goldberg, CCLA’s executive director. “It shows the impact that taking a holistic approach to solving legal issues can have in preventing homelessness.”

Through this project, seniors at risk of losing their housing in Broward County are assigned a lawyer from CCLA and a case manager from GJFS. Together, CCLA and GJFS then collaborate to provide legal services, case management, financial assessments, and wraparound services. The Jim Moran Foundation funds the project.

“Our partnership with GJFS has changed how we practice law, enabling us to take a holistic approach and help people in ways we never could before,” said CCLA staff attorney Jeff Hittleman.

Since its 2018 launch, the Senior Continuum of Care Project has prevented over 500 seniors from becoming homeless by stopping evictions, foreclosures, and other threats to their housing

“Thanks to this program, we ensure that our seniors can age in place and remain vibrant, active, and visible in our community,” Goldberg said. “We are grateful for our partnership with GJFS and hope to continue working together to help our seniors for many years to come.”

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