January 13, 2016 legaldefense Donate EDN is a social entrepreneurial 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the access to justice gap for the 70K households that face eviction in Los Angeles County each year. Without the services provided by this social entrepreneurial model, 68,000 households would go to court unrepresented and 99% of them lose their homes, finding themselves in search of housing with an eviction on their record and a debt to the landlord. Why is this a project I should support? The model developed by EDN 13 years ago has closed the gap from 98.8% to 80%. Just since 2011, we have grown from a staff of seven, including three lawyers, to a staff of 21, including 11 lawyers. Please help us continue our growth. Our goal is to provide access to justice to every tenant facing eviction in LA County. Please help us to grow to other jurisdictions and other areas of law so that the State of California can proudly declare that 100% of its low income people have full and complete access to justice. What is special about EDN is that most of our funding comes from the sliding-scale fees collected from our mostly low-income clients. EDN provides counsel and advice to approximately 5000 households, and legal representation to between 1500 and 2100 households in court each year. To continue growing, we need to raise at least $50K each year from private donors. Please help us meet that goal! WE ARE ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY ATTENDING RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS OUR ATTORNEYS MEET DAILY TO EXCHANGE UPDATES AND INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CLIENTS. WE ADDRESS IMPORTANT ISSUES WHENEVER POSSIBLE IN THE MEDIA. CONTRIBUTE AND BECOME A PART OF OUR DONOR FAMILY.