#LegalCouncil30 - A note from Executive Director Tom Yates

Legal Council is officially 30!

Because of loyal friends like you, we have accomplished so much over the past three decades. Tens of thousands of clients facing illness and disability have had the opportunity to stabilize their lives and pursue their full potential. And Legal Council’s high-impact litigation has bettered the lives of literally millions of Illinoisans. But there is still so much to do. Here is a snapshot of the over 2,200 clients whom Legal Council served this year:

  • 95% live below the poverty line.
  • 91% have a disability.
  • 85% have no income at all.
  • 70% of child clients are denied access to adequate education.
  • 60% have HIV.
  • 50% of adult clients are survivors of childhood trauma.

While our clients face many obstacles, your support provides hope. So right now I’m asking you to make your year-end donation to protect the rights of those challenged by life-changing health conditions, and ensure their access to justice.

Please make a year-end donation of $100, $250, $500, $1000 or more.

Legal Council has transformed how healthcare and human services partner with legal advocates to build stronger, healthier, more dignified lives.

With you by our side, Legal Council will be here as long as needed to fight for our diverse communities across Chicagoland and beyond. Thank you in advance for your year-end donation.


Tom Yates Full Signature

Tom Yates
Executive Director