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    WELCOME TO

    COMMUNITY HEALTH LAW PROJECT

    WELCOME TO

    COMMUNITY HEALTH LAW PROJECT

    WELCOME TO

    COMMUNITY HEALTH LAW PROJECT

    WELCOME TO

    COMMUNITY HEALTH LAW PROJECT

    WELCOME TO

    COMMUNITY HEALTH LAW PROJECT

    WELCOME TO

    COMMUNITY HEALTH LAW PROJECT

Our Mission

To provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions and, in certain issues, to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.


Founded in 1976, the Community Health Law Project (CHLP) is a statewide not-for-profit advocacy and legal service organization which provides legal representation and advocacy services to low-income individuals with disabilities and the frail elderly. The organization has traditionally specialized in services exclusively for these populations, although recently the organization has begun to provide broader services through the creation of medical-legal partnerships that offer the entire range of civil law.  Read More...

Eligibility for Service

Disability. CHLP assists individuals with mental health, developmental, physical, and visual disabilities; people living with HIV/AIDS and their families; and, in certain issues, organizations that serve people with disabilities.

Residence. CHLP assists people who live “in the community.” Eligibility for services varies by county of residence as determined by CHLP’s funding sources.

Income. CHLP represents low-income individuals who are unable to afford the services of private attorneys. Counseling, referral, and additional program services are available to others according to the terms of CHLP’s service contracts and grants.

CHLP's Areas of Expertise

  • Public entitlements (Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability benefits, county and municipal Welfare, emergency assistance, food stamps); 
  • Medicaid, Medicare and other health insurance benefits, as well as fee-for-service and managed health care disputes;
  • Housing advocacy (habitability and landlord-tenant issues);
  • Consumer law (debt collection, bankruptcy, contracts);
  • Family law (child support, visitation, domestic violence);
  • Discrimination (housing, employment, education, and public accommodations);
  • Barrier-free accessibility;
  • Advance directives and living wills;
  • Outreach and support for persons with disabilities;
  • Systems coordination (information, linkage and referral); and
  • Training, counseling, and technical assistance.
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