1977 – year began.
38,000 number of people served annually.
$12,827,500 annual operating budget.
Iowa Legal Aid makes hope, dignity, and justice available to low-income Iowans. We provide legal assistance and education that protect fundamental rights, basic necessities, and access to the judicial system.
Key Services Provided
Iowa Legal Aid has been meeting the needs of low-income Iowans for over 45 years. We help individuals and families with civil legal issues, including housing, education, domestic violence, consumer protection, public and economic benefits. Our clients face problems related to poverty that are persistent and defy simple solutions.
Key Audiences Served
We help small business owners impacted by the economic downturn; scores of families displaced by a devastating derecho; and set up helpdesks in county courthouses to help families avoid eviction. We also help advance race equity through expungement clinics that eliminate barriers to employment, housing, and transportation.
Ways to Give
- Make a donation online, by mail or phone
- Include Iowa Legal Aid in your estate plans
Board of Directors
Karen Shaff, President
Nate Willems, Vice President
Anna Evans, Secretary
Melvin Shaw, Treasurer
Dick Davidson, Immediate Past President
Timothy J. Krumm
Kerry J. Rodabaugh, MD
Leon Spies (Ex officio)
666 Walnut St., Ste. 2500 | Des Moines, IA 50309 | (515) 243-2151 | www.iowalegalaid.org