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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, individuals facing homelessness, and chronically-ill children. We assist low-income people 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!

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 31, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Our dear friend Dr. Nabeela Rasheed now owns this architectural masterpiece, and she's opening it up to host the Council's first Saturday night benefit on May 2nd! Buy a ticket, get a peek: http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com

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This Grand Queen Anne Sold for Barely Half Its Initial Asking Price

chicagomag.com

The West Loop four-bed has regal interiors and tops 5,000 square feet, so why the nosedive?

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Did you know that--contrary to public perception--LGBT individuals are MORE likely to experience poverty than heterosexuals? Props to our friends @ Chicago House and Social Service Agency and others for bringing the important issue of LGBT poverty front and center! Let's keep the conversation moving forward. http://chicago.suntimes.com/mark-brown/7/71/476268/brown-sunday-column

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Brown: All gay people are wealthy? That's rich - Chicago

chicago.suntimes.com

Poverty in the gay community is more widespread than many realize, say the people behind a coalition calling itself the LGBTQ Poverty Collaborative.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 31, 2015 at 7:35 am

Given that rates of new #HIV infection are disproportionately highest within ethnic minority populations, why are most of these "faces" white?

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9 Ugly Faces of HIV Stigma

advocate.com

Stigma doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. HIV stigma must be examined through the collective experiences of the people who have been affected by the virus and those who suffer from AIDS. These are nine faces of HIV stigma.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Are you a Seedling Supporter or a Perennial Patron? http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

ALCC May Ball: Mission in Bloom

eventbrite.com

You are cordially invited to join us at AIDS Legal Council of Chicago's first May Ball! Come for a spirited evening of cocktails, champagne, food, and dancing. And learn more about what's next at ALCC's HIV Project, our Homeless Outreach Project, and our Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Childre…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 30, 2015 at 10:33 am

No kidding. Think different Indiana (and other states that have similar laws on the books).

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Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

washingtonpost.com

“On behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation.”

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 30, 2015 at 6:24 am

Did you know that even with universal coverage, treatment still fails to reach too many people living with HIV in parts of Canada?

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How a Made-in-B.C. Strategy Could Bring an End to AIDS in Canada

huffingtonpost.ca

Saskatchewan is among a number of regions in Canada, such as Manitoba and even our nation's capital, currently experiencing alarming spikes in the spread of HIV. B.C. has an impressive track record for slowing the spread of HIV/AIDs in the province. ...

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Step one: join Host Committee. Step two: plan head-to-toe look with just the right amount of glitz and glamour. Step three: have a blast! http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Everything's coming up...mission! You can make the difference by joining our Host Committee for our May Ball affair. http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 28, 2015 at 8:20 am

FTW. We filed a federal complaint with AIDS Foundation of Chicago -- in Chicago Tribune.

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Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

chicagotribune.com

Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 27, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Are you a Blossoming Benefactor or a Supporter for all Seasons? If you love the work we do, join our Host Committee for our very first Saturday night affair. http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm

"We deeply appreciate the open dialogue we had with Coventry. We shared our concerns, and they listened and talked with us," said Tom Yates, Executive Director of AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. "We are thankful that they are changing their coverage policies in Illinois and the other states in which they offer Marketplace plans. This change will have a national impact."

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HIV advocates hail Coventry Health Plan improvement to drug access - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News...

windycitymediagroup.com

This week, Coventry Health Plan announced that it would dramatically reduce out-of-pocket costs for HIV medications in individual plans purchased on Health Insurance Marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ). The change comes in response to requests from advocates, including AID…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 27, 2015 at 7:40 am

Love thy neighbor #TGIF

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AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

We got a scholarship to attend the #DoGoodData2015 conference. Psyched! http://dogooddata.com

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Do Good Data 2015

dogooddata.com

On Thursday, April 30- Friday, May 1, attend the leading conference on data, research, and analytics for social sector professionals. You'll hear from some of the most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in the social sector about how data is creating a more effective and efficient sector. The b…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 25, 2015 at 10:54 pm

Wow, whatta concept. h/t Sandi Weindling

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Open For Service

openforservice.org

We are a non-partisan, nonjudgmental group looking to provide a grassroots network for people to support businesses that open their doors for everyone - Black, White, Gay, Straight, Christian, Atheist . . . well, you get our drift.

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
March 25, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Sign up for the Host Committee for our May 2nd Saturday night extravaganza by Mar. 30th, and you will be among the first to learn some exciting news! http://alccmayball.eventbrite.com #missioninbloom

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