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Client Focus: Samuel
People with HIV still face stigma and potentially seismic fallout if their status is disclosed without their permission.
Client Focus: Bryan
After working with a Legal Council advocate, Bryan was able to access the care and support he needed for a healthy and dignified life.
Client Focus: Marquis
Read the story of Marquis, a 6th grader who couldn’t find the support he needed to learn and grow.
Building Better and Healthier Communities: Chancelor’s Story
This story was originally published in Legal Council’s 2019 Annual Report. In 1991, Chancelor Cunningham woke up and couldn’t breathe. Initially, a doctor misdiagnosed him with bronchitis. Later, when things weren’t…
Finding Hope and Stability in Chicago
This story was originally published in Legal Council’s 2019 Annual Report. Near the Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicagoans who are homeless have built a community of understanding and of survival. In…
Client Focus: Quinn
Quinn, 35, was a single mother raising two children on the south side of Chicago who was hit with an unexpected life storm. Throughout her life she was diagnosed with several mental illnesses, depression, and anxiety. But a late diagnosis of HIV caused the biggest shift of all.
Client Focus: Robert
Robert was born and raised in the west side of Chicago but when his mother passed away, he lost his home.
Client Focus: Josiah
Josiah was a 6-year-old boy who was battling with anemia and other health problems that caused him to rely on tube feeding. Since moving from Chicago to the suburbs, his…