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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 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.

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Day 23 - "Because homelessness is not o.k., never was and never will be. At the Legal Council I work on behalf of persons whose lives are impacted by adverse childhood experiences and adult trauma, serious mental illness and substance dependence. I am moved to work for change that ensures that no matter your health status, you can live a secure and safe life, able to pursue your happiness." -Lisa Parsons

Lisa is the Supervising Attorney for the Council's Homeless Outreach Project.

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