The Medical-Legal Partnership partners with Family Care Health Centers, Affinia Healthcare, and the Integrated Health Network. Patients are referred to the program and our staff are available at the health centers to provide consultations and trainings on legal issues.
This program uses the I-HELP model to help identify legal issues and make referrals.
I – Income and Health Insurance (i.e. SSI/Disability, Medicaid for Adults with Disabilities)
H – Housing and Utilities (i.e. landlord-tenant matters, utility shut offs)
E – Education and Employment (i.e. school discipline, special education cases)
L – Legal Status (i.e. application for citizenship via referral to our Immigration unit)
P – Personal and Family Stability (i.e. orders of protection, paternity, divorce, guardianships)
“The MLP program is so remarkable because it allows “no cost” and easy access for our patients, who traditionally would not otherwise have legal help.” (Family Care provider)
Counties we serve
We serve clients in the following counties, who are also served by any of our partner medical care providers:
Adair, Clark, Franklin, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, St. Charles, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Warren and Washington.
Contact Us At:
Amanda Schneider, Project Director
Angel Bates-Smith, Staff Attorney
Christina Brimm, Social Worker