Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.

What Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) does:

Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) is a local, non-profit corporation funded for the sole purpose of providing fee civil legal services to low-income, eligible clients.  TRLS has three offices serving North Florida.   TRLS is also available to provide legal information and education to groups.

Types of issues or cases handled:

  • Family
  • Domestic violence
  • Housing
  • Landlord / tenant
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosures
  • Public benefits
  • Social security
  • SSDI
  • Veteran benefits
  • Consumer
  • Education matters

Areas served:

  • Alachua
  • Baker
  • Bradford
  • Clay
  • Columbia
  • Dixie
  • Duval
  • Gilchrist
  • Hamilton
  • Lafayette
  • Levy
  • Madison
  • Nassau
  • St. Johns
  • Suwannee
  • Taylor
  • Union
  • including the towns and cities of Bronson, Chiefland, Cross City, Fernanandina Beach, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Jasper, Lake Butler, Lake City, Live Oak, Macclenny, Madison, Mayo, Orange Park, Perry, St. Augustine, Starke, Trenton, Yulee and others.

Income and other eligibility information:

If your income is near the federal poverty guidelines, you may be eligible for assistance.  Eligibility is based on household income, size, assets and case type.

TRLS also helps victims of abuse and persons over 60 in Alachua, Bradford, Levy, Union and Dixie.

How to get help:

  • Apply online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Florida Online Intake
  • Call the Legal Helpline at 1-866-256-8091  (Calls are answered from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
  • Help for the Hearing Impaired is available by dialing 711, Florida Relay Service, to conference call with your TTY service.

Office addresses:

Jacksonville Office
3225 University Blvd South, Suite 220
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Telephone: 1-904-394-7450
Fax: 1-904-855-4117

Lake City Office
334 NW Lake City Avenue
Lake City, FL 32055
Telephone: 1-386-752-5960
Fax: 1-386-752-5999

Gainesville Office
1000 NE 16th Ave, Building I
Gainesville, FL 32601-4541
Telephone: 1-352-372-0519
Fax: 1-352-375-1631

Updated: February 15, 2019.


Topics: Benefits, TANF: Temporary Cash Assistance, Social Security, Families & Children, Domestic Violence, Consumer Issues, Housing, Special Education, School Discipline, Suspensions, Expulsions, Education Problems, Debt Collection, Bankruptcy, Life Planning & Wills, Veterans, Disaster, Eviction, Landlord and Tenant - private housing, Foreclosure