Health Justice for All

For more than 30 years, Legal Council for Health Justice has empowered individuals and communities, using the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for all. Your support provides hope and stability for children and adults living with life-changing health conditions.

Policy Updates: Progress for Special Education Students

After a unanimous vote in both chambers, the Illinois General Assembly passed two special education bills crafted by Legal Council advocates.


A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows a sharp national decline in children’s health insurance coverage. Illinois experienced one of the largest decreases: 67,969 fewer children were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP between December 2017 and December 2018.

Legal Council's 2018 annual report
Illinois advocates call for lead paint abatement funding

Victory in Illinois for Lead Exposed Children

Illinois children with lead poisoning will soon have access to critical supports and services, thanks to legislation spearheaded by Legal Council’s child health advocates.

Meet Our Clients

This year, more than 2,000 clients and their families will receive life-changing and life-saving care from Legal Council. Get to know some of our clients by reading their stories.

Rights of nursing home residents may appeal to higher court


On March 13, a coalition of organizations submitted an amicus brief to the Illinois Supreme Court urging the reversal of a 2018 appellate court decision that undermines the rights of nursing home residents facing involuntary transfer or discharge. The court’s decision severely shortens the time in which involuntary transfer or discharge hearings must take place, effectively nullifying resident protections guaranteed by state and federal law.

What We Do

Legal Council for Health Justice builds its services on three pillars: individual legal representation, outreach and education, and impact advocacy.

Who We Serve

Legal Council for Health Justice serves many demographics, including individuals living with HIV/AIDS, children and families with disabilities and chronic illness, senior citizens, and homeless individuals with dual diagnosis.

Our Staff

Legal Council is home to a diverse, passionate, and innovative team. Learn more about the great people within our agency.

Lead The Fight

This work can't be done without you. Your donation provides free legal services that help low-income Illinoisans with chronic, disabling, and stigmatizing health conditions secure and plan their futures.

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