Who We Are
CrescentCare Legal Services (formerly AIDSLaw of Louisiana, Inc.) is a Louisiana nonprofit corporation that provides free legal services to low-income persons living with HIV and AIDS. In 2012, AIDS Law merged with
NO/AIDS Task Force d.b.a. CrescentCare. With offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, CrescentCare Legal Services is now a program of CrescentCare, a Federally Qualified Health Center.
To offer comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, to advocate empowerment, to safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals and to provide for an enlightened public.
We have been serving the legal needs of those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS for more than 25 years. We have served more than 10,000 residents during this time.
CrescentCare Legal Services (CCLS) provides free civil legal aid to persons in Louisiana with legal issues involving matters related to or arising from their HIV status. Persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their loved ones, face a variety of problems requiring the assistance of legal professionals with experience in various areas of the law. Without the help of CCLS attorneys, unmet legal needs would negatively impact clients’ health. Many of our clients would face the loss of family, food, shelter, income, medical care as well as custody of children and personal safety.
Individuals affected by HIV disease, both those who are infected, as well as their loved ones, face a variety of problems requiring the assistance of legal professionals with experience in various areas of the law. These legal problems include: