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Genesis Cachedon, Volunteer Coordinator

En español | Our invaluable volunteers donate more than 20,000 hours of legal and social work services a year. Explore the many opportunities we have for people with legal and nonlegal backgrounds, law students, social services students, and pro bono law firms.

Volunteer Opportunities

What We Do

A glimpse at the services that Legal Counsel for the Elderly provides to Washington, DC seniors, from consumer fraud to medicare assistance.

Contact: Call 202-434-2120 and press ‘0’

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Our volunteers use their time and experience to help Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries protect their identity, and read their Medicare Summary Notices and medical statements. They work one-on-one with beneficiaries, give presentations to groups and represent the SMP at local events. You will be trained as an SMP volunteer for this important work with seminars, personalized help and information you can take home to study.

Contact: Darnetta Adams or 202-434-2099

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The Office of the DC Long-Term Care Ombudsman volunteers and legal interns continue to strengthen and augment the advocacy efforts for District residents receiving long-term care services in nursing homes, assisted living residences and community residential facilities.

Trained volunteer ombudsmen regularly visit long-term care facilities, monitor conditions and care, and provide a voice for those unable to speak for themselves.

Contact: O. Lorena Ruiz or 202-434-2190

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Charitable Giving

Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.'s elderly by providing free legal services to those in need – empowering, defending and protecting low-income seniors. Help us continue to help them. You can support LCE by donating online or by mailing your contribution to:

Legal Counsel for the Elderly
601 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
Attn:  Billy Fettweis


Other Ways to Give

Spur Local (formerly the Catalogue for Philanthropy) calls Legal Counsel for the Elderly "One of the best small charities in the Washington, D.C. region." 

Please designate Legal Counsel for the Elderly under United Way #8808.

Please designate Legal Counsel for the Elderly under CFC #31866.