Founded in 1988, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (ALCC) uses the power of the law to secure health, dignity, and stability for people with HIV and their families. We assist low-income people with HIV manage the complexities, barriers, and unique stigma they face to remaining healthy. In order to achieve our mission, our work focuses on three core areas: legal assistance, education, and public policy.
Learn more about ALCC’s free legal service programs and comprehensive educational and advocacy efforts by exploring the “Learn More” section above. As always, simply call us at 312-427-8990 with any questions you may have. We are here to help you!
Our friends from the Chicago Spirit Brigade showed up today with a big check check to support ALCC's work assisting low-income people in need. Many thanks to them and everyone who supported us at this year's Pride Parade!
Soul Train is just over 1 month away, so grab your groovy tickets now! Raffle + silent auction prizes include round-trip tickets to Europe courtesy of Orbitz; a Tesla Motors package, Chicago neighborhood entertainment & food packages; professional sports tickets; hotel stays from Hilton, Kimpton, Swissotel, Caesars Palace, Maui Sunseeker, Millennium + much more. (This year you can even bid online + via phone so if you can't be on the Soul Train, you can still win!) ALL proceeds go directly to ALCC"s free legal service programs for people in need. Tickets via phone at 312-427-8990 or online at http://soultrain2014.eventbrite.com.
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago likes a status.
ALCC being represented by Tom Yates, Lisa Parsons, Kevin Mork, and Esther Lee @ the lovely The Chicago Bar Association / The Chicago Bar Foundation luncheon this afternoon. And did you know that both our current and past executive director, Tom Yates and Ann Hilton Fisher, are recipients of the prestigious Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award, which is presented each year @ this event?
ALCC is delighted to participate in The Chicago Bar Foundation's Justice Entrepreneurs Project and host Esther Lee! Here is Esther with ALCC attorney Sarah O'Connor. And yes, they really do smile this much @ the office. :-) http://chicagobarfoundation.org/news_item/nine-new-jep-participants-begin-bringing-program-full-capacity/
Hop on the Soul Train at our upcoming summer party! Cocktails by Sidetrack The Video Bar, tasty fare from Food For Thought, sweet tunes, a grand raffle, and an incredible silent auction (now with electronic bidding!) await you. Tickets start at just $50: http://soultrain2014.eventbrite.com/. We hope to see you on August 20! (P.S. Can't board the Soul Train with us? Don't forget to stock up on those raffle tickets, as you need not be present to win the fantastic giveaways!)
Please join us in welcoming our two newest staff members, Ms. Shannon Ackenhausen and Mr. Devin Garcia! Welcome to the ALCC family. :-)
ALCC was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Institution this past weekend at the Esteem Awards from PrideIndex.com. Here is our ED, Tom Yates, with the award. Thank you for recognizing ALCC's work!
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago shared Equality Illinois's photo.
GOT MARRIED or going to do so? Then GET COVERED! Our friends from Equality Illinois, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and Get Covered Illinois are hosting an important forum TOMORROW from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Center on Halsted!
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago created an event.
Why have HIV drug costs spiked since the implementation of the ACA? Because insurance companies are discriminating against people who need expensive treatments. ALCC and our allies will continue to fight against this unacceptable practice! http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidtuller/hiv-drug-costs-spiking
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago updated their cover photo.