Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services

Filed Under: Legal
60 Gore Street
Suite 203
Cambridge, ma 02141
Phone : 617-603-2700

For over 40 years, Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) has provided free legal assistance to low-income families and individuals residing in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Woburn, and Winchester.

CASLS helps clients in their service area to gain access to some of the most basic necessities of life. This includes:

  • affordable housing
  • emergency assistance shelter for homeless families
  • state public benefits including cash assistance (TAFDC, EAEDC)
  • federal public benefits including SSI, SSDI and food stamps
  • child care vouchers and related non-cash benefits
  • MassHealth and other medical assistance programs
Requirements & Restrictions

Residency in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Woburn, or Winchester.
Residency in Cambridge and Somerville for elders.
Income limitations may apply.

Waiting time
Varies by complexity of complaint and staff availability

CASLS has some staff that speak Spanish; language line access and interpreters are available for other languages.


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated November 30, 2021


Agency information may have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact individual agencies to double-check their information.