Need a Doctor? This Anti-Poverty Program Will Get You a Lawyer, Too


Over the years, the person who saved this family from the worst consequence of a heart attack was not a doctor but a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.
Feature (Ohio)

Seth Freed Wessler, Kat Aaron
NBC News
December 14, 2014
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Tags: Health Care, Housing: Foreclosure, Medical-Legal Partnerships

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland


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“When we really look at the issues in our clients’ lives,” says Colleen Cotter, the director of Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, “there’s almost always a health issue involved. Poverty is unhealthy, and bad health can lead to economic chaos. I see everything we do as increasing the health and communities we serve.”