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Help Todd provide a free legal clinic for families in need

Supporting Horizons Family Law Centre

Horizons Family Law Centre

Horizons Family Law Centre appeal

In 2018, Thornleigh Community Baptist Church partnered with Horizons Family Law Centre to start a free legal clinic. The goal was to help families in our local community experiencing high conflict family breakdown and domestic violence, who cannot afford a private lawyer but do not qualify for legal aid. With no community legal centres or permanent Legal Aid office in the Northern suburbs of Sydney (700,000 people), there is a significant access to justice issue that our clinic is seeking to address. 

Since opening its doors, the clinic has provided free legal advice conferences to over 150 clients. In 2021 alone we have provided 73 free advice conferences to people in our community. For those experiencing the highest levels of need, we have provided additional support including letter writing, legally assisted mediations and court representation. Many of our clients return for multiple advice conferences as we support them through complex legal problems. Our clients also have access to the Horizons telephone advice line for ongoing assistance. 

The people we serve are a fairly even mix of men and women and come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. Disputes about children and parenting arrangements are the most common legal problem we encounter, and sadly some form of domestic violence has been a feature of a majority of those families. 

In 2022 we are planning towards opening a new clinic on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, an LGA of 250,000 residents. Many Northern Beaches residents have been attending the Thornleigh Clinic, due to a lack of services in the area. 

My work as a family lawyer with Horizons Family Law Centre is completely funded by the generosity of our supporters. Your tax-deductible financial gift enables me to offer my skills to people with no other access to a lawyer. 

Thanks for your generosity!

Todd

 

Help to reach the goal of $17,000

$6,655 raised

Time left

Ends on 28/03/2022 at 5:00 PM

Donations Received

Logo Photo Anonymous
$1,024.00
Logo Photo Anonymous
$30.72
Logo Photo Jenny Darvas
$1,024.00
Logo Photo Hayley Higgins
$350.00
Logo Photo Justin Wong
Keep it up !
$100.00
Logo Photo Rhonda Johnson
$102.40
Logo Photo Will Tugwell
$1,024.00
Logo Photo Hannah Cameron
$1,024.00
Logo Photo Stevan Bradican
Great job Todd -Bradican Family
$512.00
Logo Photo Jaymi Bunn
$51.20
Logo Photo Isabel Day
$512.00
Logo Photo Zac Smith
$30.72
Logo Photo Jamie Freeman
Love this initiative brother 🤙
$512.00
Logo Photo Sherwin Lyndal
$102.40
Logo Photo Bob Tai
Well done bro! Doing God's work.
$51.20
Logo Photo Jocelyn Goto
Love your work!
$204.80

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