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Founded in 1987, we use the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for people facing illness or disability.

In the last year, we've expanded our "legal care" for people with HIV to also stand up for individuals living with other chronic, disabling, and stigmatized health conditions. This includes mental illness, homelessness, and children and youth with special needs.

To reflect these changes, we changed our name to Legal Council for Health Justice.

AIDS Legal Council will remain a strong foundational program of the agency, along with newly merged programs, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children and Homeless Outreach Project.

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This past year was the busiest in our three-decade history! But upcoming healthcare and Medicaid cuts will be devastating for the Council's clients. Will you stand with us as we fight on behalf of those in need? Our legal care programs need YOU! legalcouncil.org/donate.

On behalf of the 2,000 clients in need whom the Council will assist this year, thank you!
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