Changemakers is The Tow Foundation’s new digital series on the vision, innovation and impact of our grantee partners. Our fourth edition is dedicated to Connecticut Legal Services (CLS), the state’s largest not for profit law firm.
Connecticut Legal Services…
Envisions a state where every person is heard, is treated fairly, has their basic needs met and has equal opportunities to thrive.
Because it believes everyone is worthy of respect, compassion, fair treatment and equal opportunity.
To get there, it uses legal representation, advocacy and outreach to help low-income families secure stable housing, financial security, physical safety, healthcare, education and personal autonomy.
A major innovation is its Children at Risk unit, which elevates conversations about school, child protection and youth justice issues to a statewide systemic level.