About This Website

 

Why this website?

How can people living on a low income or in poverty get internet access?

What if I don't know how to use the web?

 


 

Why this website?

 

We developed this website to do three things:

  1. Provide information about the kind of services we offer so you would know when to call us for help, and where else you can go for help if we can't help you

  2. Provide access to legal information in both our specialty areas of  poverty law and areas where we do not provide legal services but receive many requests for help (consumer law, family law, powers of attorney, etc.).

  3. Highlight the diverse work we do and how you can get involved

We hope you will be able to use the information to help yourself or someone you know.

 

We welcome your feedback, positive and negative. Please email our webmaster with your comments.

 


How can people living on a low income or in poverty get internet access?

We know this can be a challenge.  We've tried to make our site as user friendly as possible.

 

We've compiled a list of free internet access sites where you can go to get online.

 

Also, visit Komputers For Kids, a non-profit program that provides home computers for low income families with school aged children.  Their program gives every family in this community an opportunity to have access to a computer in their home.  The computers are on loan only.  However, every family may keep the computer as long as they demonstrate the need for one.

 

As a pilot program of RCT (Renewed Computer Technology, a not-for-profit, charitable organization), RCTech OUTREACH enables low income earners to access affordable quality refurbished computers and computer set up training.  Visit their website for details, pricing and an application form.

 


What if I don't know how to use the web?

People can find the Internet overwhelming. But using it can be easier than you think.  To learn more about internet basics, visit Internet 101 at http://www.internet101.org/.