Pisgah Legal Services

WHAT THEY DO: Since 1978, Pisgah Legal Services has been a source of hope for people in our mountains who are struggling to makes ends meet. We believe that justice is for everyone, not just those who can afford a lawyer. We provide a broad array of free, civil legal aid, anti-poverty advocacy, and access to health care in the 18-county mountain region. Pisgah Legal helps people with low incomes meet basic needs, including protection from domestic violence, preventing homelessness and accessing health care. Each year, Pisgah Legal’s legal advocates and volunteer attorneys help 20,000-plus people across WNC.


  • The first 10 donations of $25+ will receive a Pisgah Legal Services coffee mug.


  • Gifts from first-time donors or from donors increasing their donations will be matched up to $30,000, thanks to a grant received from NC IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts).
He held a knife at my throat in a closet with the kids in the next room. I knew it couldn’t go on like that. I would have no other options without Pisgah Legal. I couldn’t afford lawyers. My Pisgah Legal attorney, Patricia, was just who I needed. She stuck with me. She made me feel like I had a voice.
—Sarah, a client who escaped domestic violence with help from Pisgah Legal Services
Mother spending time with her son and daughter.