COVID-19 Resources

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the VLP office is open by appointment only. Walk-ins for clients or visitors is not permitted at this time and we have paused in-person intakes (new requests for legal help). However, the VLP remains committed to providing our clients with the same high level of service that we have delivered for the past 32 years. We have adopted a hybrid-remote model allowing staff to safely meet with clients in-person, our phone hotline assistance remains open, and we continue to deliver an array of legal services – meeting with clients virtually and coordinating with our dedicated volunteers. We will continue to work tirelessly to address our clients’ needs during these challenging times and remain a vital legal resource for thousands of Brooklynites.

If you need legal help, please call (718) 624-3894 or start an online intake. If you need to make an appointment, please contact your VLP staff contact or call (718) 624-3894.

To help alleviate community concerns, the VLP has compiled the below information that will be updated on our website as new developments emerge.

VLP COVID-19 Frontline Workers Initiative: 1199SEIU

VLP Probate Initiative

COVID-19 Consumer Resources

COVID-19 Homeowner & Renter Resources

COVID-19 Family Law Resources

COVID-19 Health Information: Vaccine and Testing Resources

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA


Resources for Immigrant Communities: The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs has compiled a list of resource for Immigrant Communities who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (translations available on their website).

NYC Well: NYC Well is New York City’s free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking mental health support during this difficult time. NYC Well offers talk, text and chat in English, Spanish and Mandarin/Cantonese as well as telephone interpretation in over 200 languages.

If you are a current VLP volunteer who needs guidance from VLP staff on consumer and foreclosure matters or are interested in providing help to new clients during this time, please reach out to VLP’s Director of Legal Services, Sidney Cherubin at (718) 624-3895 or

Not a current VLP volunteer, but want to help out? Please contact VLP’s Pro Bono Director, Anne O’Grady at (718) 473-9202 or