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Cancer Advocacy Project

P: 212-382-4785 | W:
Hours of Operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week
The Cancer Advocacy Project (CAP) assists cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and support staff in three main areas: (1) drafting no-cost life-planning documents (wills, healthcare proxies, living wills and powers of attorney) for cancer patients and survivors, (2) challenging unjust health insurance decisions and (3) advice on cancer-related employment discrimination. If you are interested in their services call the number listed above and leave a message with your contact information and reason for calling.

P: 800-336-0086 | W:
Since 1996, has been dedicated to providing the latest medical information on mesothelioma, spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and helping victims connect with legal resources. They provide mesothelioma patients free informational resources and connections to law firms that have decades of experience in asbestos injury litigation. is sponsored by the Law Firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney, & Meisenkothen, LLC. The information and resources provided on their site are free to all visitors.
Located at 35 Thorpe Avenue, Suite 101, Wallingford, CT 06492.

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

P: 212-613-5000 | W:
The New York Legal Assistance Group provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys. Their comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation. Services are offered in English and Spanish. If you are interested, call the number listed above.
Additional locations include 102 community offices located in courts, hospitals, and community based organizations in all 5 boroughs.

The Family Center

P: 800-219-4522 | W:
The Family Center provides social and legal services including health care coordination to NYC families from all five boroughs who are confronting illness, crisis, or loss. They assist with housing, income maintenance, family law and lifetime planning. Eligible for anyone living with HIV, cancer or a serious illness, caregivers who are caring for minor children, not their own, or a disabled adult and families with children at-risk for out-of-home placement (Primarily ACS referred families).The Family Center will also serve families who don’t exactly fit the above criteria when the circumstances indicate they would benefit from services. If you are interested, call the number listed above and inquire about legal services.