- Area(s) of Focus: Community Health & Civic Life, Economy, Education
- Key Indicator(s): Group Membership (% of adults 18 and over involved in social, civic, sports, and religious groups), Poverty (% of population below poverty line), Banking Institutions (commercial banks, savings institutions, and credit unions per 10,000 residents), Associates Degree or Higher (% of adults 25 and over)
- State(s): Texas
Legal Aid Ministries is unique among legal service providers: Only Legal Aid Ministries combines legal services, educational services, conflict resolution services, and financial education services as part of a comprehensive community justice center. Their mission is to provide “Legal Aid Ministry” through a comprehensive program of educational outreach, legal assistance, and conflict resolution services to empower the powerless, give hope to the hopeless and show mercy and compassion to those in need. While faith motivates their desire to serve, they are nonsectarian and in no way limit their services to any race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or any other basis other than emphasizing services for the poor.