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Donations can be made online or bycheck or money order sent to:

Community Health Law Project
185 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ 07079


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Gift in Tribute

You can make a donation to the Law Project in memory of a friend or family member who has died, or in honor of a person for an achievement or a special event. We will send a card to the person or persons for whom the donation was made. If you wish, you may include a personal message. We will send you a confirmation of the donation.

Example: You can send the Law Project a gift in memory of a loved one whose life was marked by his or her dedication to the needs of people with disabilities and senior citizens or in memory of someone whose life was affected by a disability or the special problems associated with aging.


Planned Giving

This form of donation involves setting aside a portion of one’s assets (often through estate planning or bequests) as a gift to the Law Project. This form of charitable giving often provides financial benefits to both the Law Project and the donor. Donors should consult their tax or legal adviser prior to making a charitable gift of this nature.

Example: Recently, the Law Project received a generous gift from the estate of a woman who had learned of the Law Project through a family member. In recognition of this gift, the Law Project dedicated its board room in her memory.


General Contributions

People or organizations concerned about the needs of people with disabilities can make contributions to the Law Project to enhance and supplement our legal and advocacy services. Gifts can be earmarked for specific services or projects or can be given in support of the organization’s overall mission and purpose as a legal aid society. We will send letters of acknowledgment and appreciation for all contributions we receive, both big and small.

Example: Over the years, the Law Project has received individual contributions from current or former members of our board of trustees, former staff, former clients, family members, providers of service who have referred persons to the Law Project for assistance, public officials, and members of the private bar. These individuals or the organizations they work for have found our services valuable and want us to continue providing them. Many of the contributions are made in connection with the Law Project’s annual Ann Klein Advocate Awards, held in October.



AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support CHLP every time you shop! At no cost to you, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to CHLP.  To use AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com and select the Community Health Law Project as your charitable organization.


Support the Ann Klein Advocate Awards Reception

The Ann Klein Advocate Awards Reception is CHLP's annual fundraiser, which recognizes those who are making extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of people with disabilities.  For more infomation, please visit the Ann Klein Page.



People wishing to make themselves available to the Law Project to support any of the above activities and special projects should contact us about becoming a volunteer.


Why Donate to CHLP?


The Community Health Law Project (CHLP) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities and chronic health conditions of limited means. Our clients include individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, mobility impairments, sensory impairments (deafness and blindness), and HIV/AIDS, all of whom face legal issues requiring professional guidance and representation. We provide many of our services for free, helping clients live independently and avoid institutionalization. Our strength lies in our ability to provide quality legal services to people who have chronic and severe disabilities and thus require specialized support and expertise.

Your contribution helps us enhance our services and develop new programs. Donations supplement existing grants and support our key areas:

  • Legal Services: Offering counseling and representation in civil legal matters, including SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, landlord-tenant disputes, and family law.
  • Advocacy: CHLP's advocacy efforts include ensuring barrier-free accessibility to residential dwellings and public buildings, health care reform, prevention of homelessness, and educating the public about the needs of people with disabilities at home, at work, and at play. CHLP staff work diligently to prevent or end discrimination by upholding federal and state laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Special Projects: Providing training and educational programs for consumers, families and professionals. protect rights and improve lives. Represending clients through complex litigation to protect rights and entitlements. Providing activities to enhance the lives of people living with disabilities.
  • Technology and Capital Improvements: Upgrading our computer technology including networking upgrades, purchasing of software, internet access, and use of state-of-the-art personal computers to enable our staff to provide high-quality services to our clients.
    Funds are continually needed for renovation and upgrading of CHLP's administrative and five regional offices.

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