Community Partners

MVLS Community Commitment

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There are many ways we can support your community work.

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Our Mission & Vision

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) removes barriers to justice through free civil legal help, community engagement, and advocacy for equitable laws.  Our vision is for a fair legal system that is free of injustice and equitably serves underrepresented Marylanders.

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Working with legal services programs like MVLS are vital to removing this kind of barrier and supporting Baltimore residents in building strong futures.

Center For Urban Families

Organizations providing free legal services such as MVLS have been instrumental in helping community members that we work with to navigate complex civil legal issues.

SPARC (Sex workers Promoting Action, Risk reduction, and Community mobilization)

We appreciate the work of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the services your organization has provided to our community members.

Pride Center of Maryland
We Support out Communities

MVLS Community Partner Values

MVLS recognizes the negative historical impact that many non-profit organizations and others have had, particularly in disinvested Black communities, when agencies have sought to provide services without listening to, respecting and learning from those closest to the problems and solutions.  We value and respect the necessary vetting and ongoing trust building that community partners demand from us, and acknowledge that their reputation and support of our work comes with much responsibility on our part.  We value our partners, and seek to work alongside to support their community-based efforts.

At MVLS, these are our community partner values that we expect of ourselves, and seek in our partnerships.

  • Communication 
    • Long lasting relationships start with being clear and honest.
  • Trust 
    • A relationship cannot grow without trust. We will not over promise, and we will follow through. We hold our community partners to the same standard.
  • Inclusion 
    • MVLS is committed for justice to ALL.  We recognize and embrace the diversity of our clients and community partners and seek to meaningfully engage in all activities with a focus on equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment  
    • MVLS seeks to partner with programs that are mission driven and have a reputation for leading with integrity and grounding their work in the communities they serve.  We expect our community partners to demand the same from us.

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Additional MVLS Community Partner Values

  • Accessible  
  • Capacity  
  • Continuity 
  • Follow Through   
  • Reciprocity  
  • Relationship

How To Become a Community Partner

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  • Collaborative efforts with MVLS could include providing flyers for your community association, tabling at your next resource fair or community dumpster day, and of course, client or staff presentations. We look forward to hearing from you in order to support your mission.

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Meet MVLS Outreach Team

Connect with MVLS’ Staff – Aisha Snead and Chandler Walters

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We will continue to build strong relationships with our community partners to invoke the relevance of civil legal services in underserved communities. – Outreach & Communications Manager, Chandler Walters

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Water4All Baltimore

Water discount program in Baltimore City.

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Water4All Baltimore

Paper application for homeowners and tenants

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My Home, My Deed, My Legacy Program

Legal help if your name isn't on the home you live in.

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Low Income Household Water Assistance

Statewide funds for water bills.

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Emergency Mortgage Housing Assistance Program Baltimore

Help with mortgage, property taxes, water bills and more.

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