Maine Legal Aid Group Wins Grant to Help Female Veterans

Dec 19, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine - A statewide organization that provides legal assistance to the poor received a major grant today to better serve female veterans.

Left, Legal Services Corporation President Jim Sandman, center, Sen. Angus King, and Nan Heald, executive director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, at a Portland news conference.
Credit Jennifer Rooks / MPBN

The president of the Legal Services Corporation, Jim Sandman, came to Maine to announce the grant made to Pine Tree Legal Assistance.

"This $74,000 grant will enable a better understanding of the challenges that underserved women veterans face," Sandman said, "and will develop a new online tool to empower them to enforce their legal rights."

Pine Tree Legal Assistance will work in partnership with the NuLawLab at the Northeastern School of Law to develop a mobile technology outreach tool, designed for all female veterans, but especially targeted to victims of military sexual trauma, post traumatic stress and homelessness.