Providing access to justice and healing

For nearly 50 years, De Novo has delivered free civil legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people.


New name, same mission.

Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC) has changed its name to De Novo.


Legal Services

Delivering high-quality, free legal assistance in the areas of housing/homelessness prevention, child custody and domestic violence, immigrant and refugee rights, and disability benefits.

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Counseling Services

Providing access to healing by delivering mental health counseling and forensic psychological evaluations to survivors of torture, violence, abuse and poverty.  

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Community Education & Training

De Novo provides education and training to community members, legal and clinical professionals, and community-serving providers in Massachusetts and across the globe.