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Client Focus: Nicole

By Erin Butler | June 18, 2019

Nicole was struggling in school. She couldn’t identify two digit numbers and was having a hard time communicating. She already had an individualized education program (IEP), but Nicole and her family were unsure if she was receiving all of her services. Nicole and her parents only spoke Spanish, but no one at her school could…

Client Focus: Michael

By Joseland Nixon | June 5, 2019

When Michael lost his job, he also lost his health coverage. As someone living with depression and severe mental illnesses, quality, affordable health coverage was essential to his well-being. On top of the stress of handling his mental health without coverage, Michael was also in the middle of an effort to overcome his substance use…

Client Focus: Jackson

By Erin Butler | April 25, 2019

Dana is a mother of three children struggling to balance a variety of medical and income problems. She had been seeking consistent medical treatment to ensure that her children were receiving the care they needed. Dana and her family began services through Under the Rainbow, where her children could receive therapy. Her middle son, Jackson,…

Client Focus: Trent

By Legal Council | April 9, 2019

When Legal Council met Trent, he was waiting for approval for a heart and lung transplant.

Client Focus: Tina

By Kayla Brown | March 8, 2019

Legal Council client Tina was a strong woman with an extensive history of trauma and was experiencing homelessness. Although Tina was strong, her troubled childhood and health issues made for a difficult adulthood and she was out of options. After Tina sought assistance from Legal Council, she shaped a new outlook on her life despite…

Client Focus: Alexis

By Erin Butler | March 6, 2019

At the age of 10, Alexis had been held back in school twice. Alexis couldn’t recite her ABC’s. In math class, she couldn’t distinguish between addition and subtraction symbols. Her mother tried day after day to get an evaluation and extra tutoring for her daughter, but the teachers insisted Alexis was fine, even though her…

Client Focus: Martin

By Joseland Nixon | March 5, 2019

Martin is a senior living with HIV, liver problems, chronic back pain, and other disabling conditions. After a series of accidents and facing the loss of vital health care and services, Martin worked with Legal Council to gain access to the life-saving medication he desperately needed. Before a car accident and poor health began to…

Client Focus: Diana

By Kayla Brown | February 8, 2019

Diana lost trust in others at a young age. When she was in 11th grade, she became pregnant and suffered from sexual abuse at home. When she went away to boarding school, she was assaulted again. Throughout her life she turned to substance use and alcohol in an attempt to ‘numb the pain’ her childhood…

Client Focus: Anthony

By Kayla Brown | February 6, 2019

Anthony came to Legal Council initially to seek help in applying for Medicaid. He experienced an extensive history of a substance use disorder that led him to living on the streets. After being disowned from his family, he was determined to turn his life around. He contacted Legal Council after he heard that he could…

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Client Focus: Stacey

By Kayla Brown | December 26, 2018

Stacey had already been through so much at such a young age. By the time she entered 1st grade, she had lived through domestic violence and neglect. She went from foster home to foster home, all while dealing with stress from her traumatic upbringing. But things started looking up– Stacey found a home with a…

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