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Health Education & Law

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Health Education & Law Project

Manager: Jayne Wagner

Legal Aid’s Health, Education & Law Project (HELP) seeks to address legal problems that have an overall impact on health. HELP provides legal education and services in partnership with hospitals, health centers and medical providers that refer individuals directly to HELP. By partnering with hospitals, health centers and medical providers, HELP identifies clients with legal needs that impact their health.

Common Legal Issues We Help With


Children and Families

  • Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Wills
  • Guardianships

Income and Benefits

  • Disability Benefits
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP
  • Employment Matters


  • Housing Quality
  • Loss of Housing


  • Debt and financial issues

How We Help:

We provide information, referrals, advice, self-help services, limited assistance, and representation to qualifying low-income individuals. The type of assistance we provide depends upon your situation, the legal issue, and Legal Aid’s resources. Our services are free to those who qualify.

How to apply for Services:

Clients are identified and referred directly through collaboration with partnering hospitals, health centers, and medical providers.