Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will relocate its Hammond office to a standalone facility to better serve its mission to increase access to justice for low-income and vulnerable peoplePosted on: November 11, 2019
After serving the Hammond community for over 30 years from its location on Derek Drive in Hammond, LA, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is excited to announce its move to a new standalone facility. SLLS is the largest provider of free 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’s nonprofit corporate headquarters, provides free civil legal aid to low-income and vulnerable people in Hammond, LA and the surrounding parishes.
Starting November 11, 2019, SLLS will relocate its Hammond office to 200 Guidry Dr. 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 greater office space to accommodate SLLS’s goal of increasing the number of civil legal attorneys working to meet the needs of low-income and vulnerable residents in this area. While there will be no major downtime during the move, the SLLS Hammond office will be closed to the public November 11, 2019 and November 12, 2019 to accommodate the relocation. Services will re-open at 200 Guidry Dr. on November 13, 2019 at 8:30am.
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 upcoming move to 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.”
A formal welcome 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. All other contact information for the SLLS Hammond office and for other SLLS offices remain the same.