June Newsletter - Serving with Open Hands Legal Services!


Thank you for partnering with Open Hands in our vision of transforming all lives through the power of justice and hope! Here are just a few ways your support has helped low-income and homeless New Yorkers access justice in 2018.

Serving with our Volunteers
Graham Gibbs

One reason I enjoy working with OHLS is because the organization is such a testament to the claim on its website: “ALL LIVES TRANSFORMED BY THE POWER OF JUSTICE AND HOPE”.  It’s easy to read and learn about “justice” in school, but I never fully grasped the magnitude of the concept before volunteering with OHLS and getting to know some of the individuals who come seeking aid.

Our clients are good, hardworking people from all stages of life, many of whom need not only justice but simply hope.  The ability to give them hope and validation is a spiritually powerful tool that I have seen have an immediate impact (on both clients and me).  Deuteronomy 15:11 directs: “open wide your hand to your brother, the needy and to the poor”. OHLS showcases how valuable this is not only to the brothers and sisters we serve, but to our own personal and spiritual development.

Want more ways to get involved? See below for some upcoming opportunities! Join us this summer as we serve and get social! Check out the ways you can join our mission and bring justice and hope to our city.

Volunteer with Open Hands
New Volunteer Training

Would you like to volunteer with Open Hands Legal Services at our legal aid desks? Join us at our next new volunteer training session, on Saturday, June 9th at the NYC Rescue Mission. Click here to register and reserve your spot!

Calling all Young Professionals
Summer Social!

Come celebrate the start of summer with our Young Professionals Network on June 19th. Join us after work for light bites, drinks and a fantastic time of fellowship as we kick off summer. The event begins at 7pm and will take place at Monarch Rooftop. Click here to RSVP

Support Open Hands by Becoming a Donor

Would you like to financially support Open Hands Legal Services? You can make a donation or become a monthly donor by joining our "Justice Circle" by clicking the link below. Your support will help us serve hundreds more clients at our community partner host locations as we continue to see all lives transformed by the power of justice and hope. Click the "Give Now" button to donate.