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Estela Casas

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Estela Casas

Executive Director
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
Expertise: 
housing, education and food for low-income families
health care for low-income individuals
securing family, children and senior services for low-income individuals
legal services for low-income residents of Kern County
health of Kern County residents

Biography

Estela Casas is executive director of Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, a nonprofit organization that promotes social change and justice by providing high-quality legal services to the low-income community. For over 35 years, the law practice has helped thousands of Kern County's poorest and most vulnerable residents with an array of legal issues, predominantly involving housing, family and children services, senior services, and maintaining economic stability. Many of its services involve assistance with accessing basic necessities of life, such as health care, decent housing, education and food.

615 California Avenue
Bakersfield  California  93304
United States
Office Phone: 
(661) 325-5943
Office Fax: 
(661) 325-4482

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