Western Center on Law & Poverty


Western Center on Law & Poverty leads the fight in the court, counties and capital to secure housing, healthcare and a strong safety net for low-income Californians. Western Center opened its doors in 1967 in the midst of the nation's "War on Poverty" as a joint legal clinic of USC, UCLA, and Loyola Law Schools. In 1996, Congress cut off federal financial support for programs like Western Center. Today Western Center's cutting edge advocacy, litigation and educational work are supported by private donations, foundation grants, and attorney fee awards. Western Center receives no federal funding.

How Your Donation Helps

41.0% of your car donation will go toward helping Western Center on Law and Poverty with their project: Housing Advocacy.

35.0% will go toward the project: Health Advocacy.

24.0% will go toward the project: Public Assistance Advocacy.



  • Public interest litigation activities
  • Legal aid to indigents
  • Supplying money, goods or services to the poor

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1974

Your donations to Western Center on Law and Poverty are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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