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Before & After 2014

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Client Success StoriesWhen we work together, amazing things happen

ELIZABETH

LEGAL AID HELPED ELIZABETH ACCESS HEALTH BENEFITS Elizabeth was referred to the MLP by Mosaic staff in August 2014 for assistance with her MoHealthnet application after an open heart surgery at the hospital. Elizabeth has several other medical issues for which she has sought treatment for from Mosaic and has also been advised that future […]

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MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP HELPED REBECCA OBTAIN BENEFITS Rebecca is being treated by Mosaic Life Care in St. Joe for end-stage lung cancer. While she had already obtained MoHealthnet coverage to pay for those medical treatments, she had no income and no ability to pay for transportation to additional treatment in Kansas City. Mosaic staff referred Rebecca […]

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MEDICAL LEGAL PARTNERSHIP HELPS MARVA RETAIN HER SECTION 8 VOUCHER Marva was the primary caretaker for her grandson, Frankie. Frankie had been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at a young age, and due to chronic issues related to that disease, they spent a lot of time at the hospital. During his appointments, Marva would meet […]

Audra

LEGAL AID HELPS AUDRA OBTAIN A LIFE-SAVING CRANIAL HELMET FOR HER TODDLER Audra contacted Legal Aid of Western Missouri when her daughter Diera’s MC+ health plan refused to cover the cost of testing to determine if a helmet would be beneficial to treat Diera’s plagiocephaly, caused by severe torticollis. Torticollis, a condition in which defects […]

In the Spotlight

Neighborhood Training Series 2015 Schedule Presented by Legal Aid of Western Missouri Monday January 26:  The “Ins and Outs” of Foreclosure Prevention and Beneficiary Deeds Monday February 23:  Tips on Buying Homes with a Contract for Deed Monday March 23:  KCMO Neighborhood Services Presentation Monday April 27:  Zoning Issues: Enforcement and Challenging Amendments Wednesday May […]

VETERANS RELIEF PROJECT By Maura Weber – Project Director In October 2013 I was proud to be named the first project director of Legal Aid’s Veterans Relief Project. There are an estimated 1,400 homeless veterans in the Kansas City metro area. Many of these Veterans have legal problems impeding their ability to obtain or maintain […]

LEGAL AID TRANSFORMS PUBLIC HOUSING IN KANSAS CITY The transformation of public housing in Kansas City began in 1989 when Julie Levin, the Managing Attorney of the Central Office of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, filed the Tinsley vs. Kemp et al lawsuit in Federal District Court on behalf of public housing tenants and applicants. […]

CONSOLIDATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DOCKET IS NOW THE NORM The past few decades have seen dramatic changes in the response to domestic violence in states and communities throughout the United States. Some of the earliest efforts to improve Kansas City’s response came out of Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the mid-1980s. Legal Aid staff was […]

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