CLASI has entered into a number of Medical-Legal Partnerships in Delaware which address the social determinants of health. Helping indigent patients with their legal issues can have a real and positive impact on patient health outcomes. Read about CLASI’s s collaboration with Christiana Care Health System.
“Joe”, a Vietnam veteran, owns his manufactured home but rents the lot in a manufactured home park. Joe’s landlord miscalculated manufactured home relocation fees, significantly overstating what Joe owed. After attempting unsuccessfully to resolve this on his own with the landlord, Joe withheld rent. The landlord then attempted to evict him and sued for possession […]
“Alexis” was physically assaulted on several occasions by the violent, drug-addicted father of her disabled son. On one occasion, he threw a lamp at her head and when Alexis ran to her son’s bedroom and locked the door, he kicked in the door, injuring the boy. Alexis filed criminal charges and filed for an emergency […]
Chandan came to the U.S. on a work visa in 2000. His wife joined him on a work visa in 2005. Together, they obtained permanent residency in 2011, having spent the last decade working very hard and raising four children. Their jobs did not provide health coverage, and they did not make enough to afford […]
Nancy* and Trevor* were facing foreclosure on their home. Nancy was employed part-time, but Trevor had recently broken his back and was unable to work. Their three teen-age children all had part-time jobs while attending school. As a result of Trevor’s unemployment, he and Nancy were unable to make their mortgage payments. LSCD represented the […]