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Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation’s legal aid program was created to provide free, need-based civil legal aid services specifically tailored to the LGBTQ+ community in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We provide in-house assistance for cases involving identity document support, public benefits counseling, housing support, and civil expungement of criminal records. For cases outside our service areas, we also assist in connecting low-income LGBTQ+ and HIV+ people with free or discounted legal aid and other support services.

This program is possible thanks to the generous support of the Henry L. Hillman Foundation. Primary Pro Bono Endorsement from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

If you are a low-income LGBTQ+ or HIV community member in Southwestern Pennsylvania seeking civil legal assistance, please fill out this confidential intake form to get started:

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation welcomes client comments and takes complaints seriously. You can make an oral comment by calling (412) 973-5053. You can also send a written comment via email to (subject line: Client Comment) or by mail to Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation 925 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Additionally, you can access our anonymous client feedback survey here:

To learn more about our impact and our first six months of building the first LGBTQ+ legal aid program in Western Pennsylvania, request our legal aid data report: