Founded in 1911, the Legal Aid Bureau is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides a range of civil legal services to low-income groups in Maryland. It is an independent organization that receives funding from private sources and the federal, state and local governments. The organization serves children, migrant farm workers, people with disabilities, and the residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It offers legal assistance related to domestic, income maintenance, and consumer and financial problems. The Legal Aid Bureau also provides referral solutions, as well as represents clients at court hearings and trials. The organization has served more than 45,000 people. In addition, it offers legal solutions for government benefits. The Legal Aid Bureau provides an affordable housing preservation program, as well as operates the Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project.