LAS Receives Grant from West End Home Foundation


NASHVILLE, Tenn. April 14, 2014 – The West End Home Foundation recently awarded a grant to Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm.

Legal Aid Society will use this grant to revise, translate and print two existing community education brochures: 1.) Paying for Nursing Home or Home and Community-based Care with the CHOICES program, and 2.) Advance Care Plan (also known as living will) and Health Care Agent (also known as durable power of attorney for health care). The funds will also be used to produce and translate a new brochure on health care surrogates and conservatorships.  As a part of the grant, two Legal Aid Society attorneys will make presentations on and distribute the brochures in Davidson, Montgomery, Rutherford and Sumner counties.

“We are grateful for The West End Home Foundation’s support, which will specifically allow us to provide information to seniors and their caregivers on important issues that affect their basic need to live a secure, productive and dignified life,” said Gary Housepian, executive director of Legal Aid Society. “We are excited to receive support from an organization which has been providing services to seniors since 1889.

The West End Home Foundation supports and funds non-profit organizations that care for seniors in Nashville and its six adjacent counties by providing medical, mental health, dental, food and transportation services.

Legal Aid Society gives free civil legal aid to people who have nowhere else to turn. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge, and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way.

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