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Maintaining Compliance with Employment Laws for a Nonprofit Serving Our Military Heroes

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that more than 57,000 veterans are homeless each night. Partnerships with nonprofits and individuals have been instrumental in helping LightHouse Social Service Centers offer services to veterans and their families. LightHouse Social Service Centers serves American veterans and their families. Through their SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) Program, veterans and their families receive homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services, case management services, connections to vital community resources, and are empowered to reach personal goals. LightHouse also operates a transitional living program that serves 12 veterans.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Public Counsel provided essential guidance in helping LightHouse update their employee handbook and maintain compliance with employment laws. Andrew Crane and Maya Harel of the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP were happy to use their expertise for an important cause, working with a nonprofit that serves the nation’s veterans. LightHouse would like to thank Public Counsel and the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP for their assistance.

Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law firm in the nation. In addition to providing vital legal services to individuals at or below poverty level, the firm also matches nonprofits with skilled attorneys who provide a variety of services. LightHouse would specifically like to thank Carlo Castro, Placement Coordinator for Public Counsel, for his role in pairing LightHouse with attorneys of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

For more information on LightHouse Social Service Centers' programs for American veterans please click here or contact Karyn Young-Lowe, MSW at (951) 807-3449 or KarynYL@LightHouse-ssc.org.