Pisgah Legal Services

For forty years Pisgah Legal Services (PLS), a non-profit law firm, has helped low-income people in Western North Carolina meet needs such as protection from domestic violence, avoiding homelessness, finding safe housing, accessing health care, and increasing income. PLS has 22 attorneys on staff and relies heavily on the pro bono legal services of approximately 300 volunteer attorneys and the help of more than 100 volunteers. The non-profit’s main service area includes six counties and has an office in Brevard.  With the help of Lake Toxaway Charities, Pisgah Legal helped more than 548 low-income residents of Transylvania County in 2017, including 232 children.

Learn More:  https://www.pisgahlegal.org/

2019 Annual Report

Our Latest News:

July 2020 Challenge Match for the Sharing House

On Friday, 31 July, Smith Martini Foundation and Lake Toxaway Charities presented Sharing House with a joint contribution for $100,000 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Isaac Homes Youth Shelter – 2020 Grant

The mission of the Isaac Homes Youth Shelter is to provide basic needs and build capacity for a supervised drop-in center for homeless youth. Lake Toxaway Charities is pleased to support this mission with a $5,500 grant awarded in 2020.

Mediation Center – 2020 Grant

The mission of the Mediation Center is to create opportunity from conflict.  The Mediation Center provides conflict resolution services to help people move through difficult and stressful times and resolve conflict without violence and abuse.  For adults, they provide community…

Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County – 2020 Grant

Food insecurity is a reality for many people who live in Transylvania County. There are a number of pantries throughout the county that exist to help alleviate the problem through periodic distributions of foods to people who are able to…

The Salvation Army – 2020 Grant

Over the past year, The Salvation Army of Transylvania County has helped provide over 2,000 of our neighbors in need with food, clothing, furniture, heat, energy and rent.  The Salvation Army could not have extended this outreach to so many…

New Adventure Learning Center

New Adventure Learning Center is a full time child care center for special needs children. Lake Toxaway Charities approved a $3,775 grant in 2020 to purchase materials for classrooms, install new carpet, and bicycles.

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