The Shalom H.E.L.P. Legal Clinic is a Shalom Community Center program located in Bloomington, Indiana. The Shalom Community Center is a safe, daytime resource center for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Shalom H.E.L.P. operates weekly legal clinics for the city’s homeless at the Trinity Episcopal Church. The clinic is open for walk-in visits from 1-4pm every Friday. Through its partnership with the District 10 Pro Bono Project and the IU Maurer Law School Student Body, H.E.L.P. has provided consultation and representation in areas as diverse as housing, public benefits, family law, bankruptcy, and property law.
Shalom H.E.L.P. features a robust team of volunteer law students conducting intake interviews and helping clients act on attorney advice. Two or three attorneys staff the clinic each week. These volunteers come from both local law firms and solo practice. Opening in May of 2008, Shalom H.E.L.P. has so far served more than 350 different clients.
- Trinity Episcopal Church
The Great Hall
111 Grant Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Fridays, 1-4 p.m.
Bloomington, IN Shalom H.E.L.P. Program Contacts:
- Jacob Atz
Legal Aid Coordinator, Shalom Community Center
- Joel Rekas
Executive Director, Shalom Community Center