inMotion's clients are poor and working poor women. Our clients are low-income women who live in New York City. Most are single mothers. Without money for life’s basic necessities, hiring a lawyer is not something they can ever contemplate.
34% of the families we serve live in the Bronx, the City’s poorest borough and the poorest urban county in the United States
29% of our clients live in Queens. Queens is the most ethnically diverse county in the entire United
States. Nearly half of the people who live in Queens were born in a
foreign country—and collectively speak more than 160 languages.
Latina women account for 49% of our clients and 27% are African-American. 35% of our clients speak a language other than English as their
primary language and 1 out of every 4 women we serve cannot access the legal system without an
Hear what our clients say about inMotion
"InMotion gave me the hope of life. Because I am an immigrant, I
didn’t know the laws of the United States. I didn’t know how to protect
myself and my family. I appreciated inMotion’s assistance thathelped me
to get legal residency. Also, I learned the laws and I now know how to
protect myself and my family. I am very thankful to my volunteer lawyer
and for inMotion’s assistance.I get quite emotional when I think of all
the assistance I received from inMotion, without your assistance I’m
afraid to think where I’d be today. InMotion is a godsend."
"My lawyers went above and beyond what they needed to do. I always
felt like I was their top priority. I am a single mom and very often I
could not find a sitter for our meetings. They arranged for someone o
watch my son while we went over paper work. They helped me get my life
back on track."
"My case was very hard and difficult. InMotion really helped me a lot
and kept me informed with all steps and provided me with everything I
needed, even a MetroCard and food, I would like to thank you uys for
helping me. When I had nobody, no money, no friend and felt like my life
was gonna be over, it made me strong and made a new woman who does not
give up in life. Thank you so very much."
|How can you help?
||Extensive legal training and education for 20 pro bono lawyers.
||Telephone screening and intake for 50 women seeking free legal services.
||Guidance to 4 women forced to go to court without lawyers.
||Matching of 4 women with their teams of volunteer lawyers.
||Advice about legal options to 2 women.
||Process service costs to notify batterers to come to court
||Child care costs for a client's full day in Family Court