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 make 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 21,000-plus people across WNC.


  • The first 10 donors who give $25 or more through Give!Local will receive a Pisgah Legal Services coffee mug.


  • Gifts from first-time donors or from donors increasing their donations will be matched up to a total of $30,000, thanks to a grant received from NC IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts).
You can feel so beat down, but Pisgah Legal did the opposite: You feel beat down and then they pick you back up. I’m so overwhelmed with kindness and everything we have been gifted by Pisgah Legal. I felt like they were grabbing my hand and saying, ‘I got you.’
—Dawn, a client helped in a dispute over Supplemental Security Income benefits