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Founded in 1987, we use the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for people facing illness or disability.

In the last year, we've expanded our "legal care" for people with HIV to also stand up for individuals living with other chronic, disabling, and stigmatized health conditions. This includes mental illness, homelessness, and children and youth with special needs.

To reflect these changes, we changed our name to Legal Council for Health Justice.

AIDS Legal Council will remain a strong foundational program of the agency, along with newly merged programs, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children and Homeless Outreach Project.

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Not with us at #HamiltonCHI tonight? Tune into CBS Chicago at 10 p.m.

Our child health advocacy director Amy Zimmerman was interviewed by reporter Dana Kozlov about a new transportation policy from Chicago Public Schools that threatens to deny hundreds of preschoolers with special needs access to early learning and special education services that they deserve.

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