Disability & Aging Rights

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Each year, Mobilization for Justice serves more than 3,000 New Yorkers who are at least 60 years old or have a disability.

Mobilization for Justice provides New Yorkers with the legal assistance they need to remain in the community, including helping them access the benefits to which they are entitled, improve the accessibility of their homes, and access transportation.

We help New Yorkers who are living in institutional settings such as nursing homes and adult homes combat abuse and neglect and, when possible, return to living in the community. MFJ has launched a unit dedicated to helping nursing home residents and their families by providing information, advice, and advocacy on issues of abuse, neglect, civil rights violations, improper discharge planning, and unfair consumer practices. MFJ’s adult home advocacy work provides trainings, advice, and legal representation to adult home residents that has resulted in systemic reforms that have benefited thousands.

We assist with obtaining modifications to apartments so people with disabilities and seniors can stay in their homes. We also assist with obtaining or retaining Access-A-Ride benefits. If you need assistance, please call us toll-free at 877-417-2427.