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 are changing 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.
"The longer the legislature takes, the more people will suffer, the bigger the deficit will grow."
We are so grateful to the Advocates Circle, our major gift society. You are truly the backbone of the Council.
The more trauma-informed systems and providers can become, the better!
A little ray of hope! Catch us at 2:44 of the segment.
It's mental health awareness week #IAmStigmaFree
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What we're watching
Many 'super utilizers' have unmet legal needs keeping them from thriving.
Tick tick tick ... boom
Big ups to The Family Defense Center, featured here in The Nation
$32 billion - $37 billion = why isn't Illinois talking revenue solutions? #twill
Legal Council for Health Justice formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago shared a link.