May 2015 eNewsletter

They say it takes a village to raise a child.  At LAF, we’ve found if we keep that village strong, it supports people through their whole lives.  LAF partners with many community organizations to make our work even more effective, including LAF’s new medical-legal partnership with the Howard Brown Health Center and AIDS Legal Council…

Efforts of VISTA increase LAF’s service of veteran clients

LAF is committed to helping the veterans of our community through our Veterans Rights Project. Jack Brewer, the Americorps VISTA in LAF’s Public Benefits Group, has spent the past year dedicating his time to make sure free legal services are more accessible to the veteran population of Cook County. His efforts have been instrumental to…

Medical-Legal Partnership Program

After months of work, we are proud to announce the launch of a Medical-Legal Clinic with our partners at Howard Brown Health Center and AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. Many people living in poverty face both civil legal issues and ongoing medical problems, which can often exacerbate the other.   Michelle Wetzel, Howard Brown’s Senior VP…

Americorps VISTA Service Opportunity

LAF has an exciting opportunity for an AmeriCorps VISTA to fill the position of Health Care Access Outreach Coordinator. In this position the VISTA will work with the Director of the Public Benefits Practice Group to increase the number of low-income people meaningfully accessing healthcare through the ACA and Medicaid by increasing health insurance literacy in Cook…