Top Bar — Vietnamese

    • Thông dịch viên đã cung cấp.
    • Tất cả các thông tin liên lạc được bảo mật.
    • Dịch vụ là miễn phí.

Top Bar — Farsi

    • مترجمان ارائه شده است
    • همه ارتباطات محرمانه هستند.
    • خدمات رایگان هستند.

Top Bar — Arabic

    • المترجمون المقدمة.
    • جميع الاتصالات سرية.
    • الخدمات مجانية.

Top Bar — Bosnian

    • Prevodioci su obezbjedjeni.
    • Razgovori se drze u tajnosti.
    • Sve nase usluge su besplatne.

Top Bar — Spanish

    • Intérpretes disponible.
    • Todas las comunicaciones son confidenciales.
    • Los servicios son gratuitos.
  • Interpreters provided.
  • All communications are confidential.
  • Services are Free.

The Legal Advocacy for Adults with Mental Illness (LAAMI) Program helps people living with, or at-risk of developing, mental illness address legal problems through a combination of legal and social work assistance. This approach helps clients with legal problems so they can concentrate on their mental health and wellness.

List of Services:

  • Housing issues
  • Public benefits
  • Family law issues including, simple divorces and orders of protection
  • Simple wills and powers of attorney
  • Guardianship termination
  • Criminal record expungement
  • Name changes
  • Municipal tickets and warrants

We may be able to help if you:

  • Are 18 years old or older, AND
  • Live or stay in St. Louis City, AND
  • Have a mental or behavioral health condition, or are at-risk of developing such a condition, AND
  • Meet Legal Services income and asset guidelines

Please contact LAAMI with any questions about eligibility.

Contact Us At:



Dan Underwood, Managing Attorney
Ayana Dobos, Program Director & Attorney
Anne Milne, Social Worker


In the event of a mental health crisis, please contact:

Behavioral Health Response: 314-469-6644
Provident Life Crisis Hotline: 314-647-HELP (4357)


Community Partners:

Independence Center

St. Louis Crisis Nursery 


Safe Connections

Generate Health/Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative

BJC Behavioral Health

Places for People

Covenant House

Washington University Perinatal Behavioral Health Service


Funding for this program is provided by:



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