HAMMOND, LA – After serving the Hammond community for over 30 years from its former location on Derek Drive in Hammond, La., Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is excited to announce its move to a new building.
SLLS will being serving clients and resume operations at its new office located at 200 Guidry Drive, Hammond, LA 70403 - off of S. Morrison Blvd, just south of W. Thomas St. The new facility will provide SLLS’ clients with more privacy and easy-to-access parking. The facility also provides additional office space to accommodate our goal of increasing the number of civil legal attorneys and volunteers working to close the justice gap for vulnerable residents.
SLLS is the largest provider of free civil legal services for the poor in Louisiana and is part of the national Legal Services Corporation network, the largest funder of civil legal aid in the United States. Its Hammond office, which also serves as SLLS’ corporate headquarters, provides free civil legal aid to low-income and vulnerable people living in Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Livingston, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes.
Every day, SLLS protects domestic violence survivors, empowers abused and neglected children by giving them a voice in the courtroom, preserves housing for hard-working families, works to end homelessness for veterans and people with disabilities, stands up for elderly consumers, removes barriers to needed medical care, improves vulnerable people’s access to employment and education, and much more.
“I am very excited about our new location.” says Mark Surprenant, SLLS Board President. “Our Board of Directors greatly appreciates all that our wonderful staff does on a daily basis for our clients in the greater Hammond area. Therefore, we always try to ensure that our staff and clients have an easily accessible and comfortable environment to work in together. Our new office location should do just that.”
An open house is planned for early 2020. Information about the free open house event will be posted on SLLS’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SLLSHelps/.
The address for the SLLS Hammond office is now 200 Guidry Dr. in Hammond, LA 70403. The Hammond office phone number of (985) 345-2130 and fax number of (985) 345-2686 remain the same.