Client Stories

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Client Focus: Matthew

By Erin Butler | August 21, 2019

Matthew was a 60 year-old man with many chronic health conditions experiencing homelessness in Chicago.

Client Focus: Pete

By Legal Council | August 1, 2019

Pete was a 56 year-old insurance company retiree living with severe breathing problems, a symptom of his HIV-related pneumonia. After three hospitalizations, he was permanently in need of oxygen therapy.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…