Mental Health Legal Support

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We have enabled thousands of people disabled by mental illness to lead independent lives by advocating for their human rights and connecting them with appropriate support organizations, including access to health care and education. The following resources explain the ALTS model of providing services to people with serious mental illness through living psychiatric wills. Individuals and families struggling with the challenges of mental illness often experience economic and social challenges. Mental Health Advocates of WNY Legal Services provides pro bono (free) civil law services to help those who get the representation they need. Creating legal precedents to end discrimination, protect civil rights, and promote equality The program team empowers people living with mental/behavioral problems to advocate for themselves and successfully navigate legal and social welfare systems. LAAMI is also involved in positive change and systemic advocacy initiatives through community partnerships, awareness and education, as well as collaboration with various mental health service providers and stakeholders. The LAAMI (Legal Advocacy for Adults with Mental Illness) program supports people living with mental/behavioral illnesses or at risk of resolving legal issues through a combination of legal and social support. This holistic approach allows clients to resolve their legal issues while promoting their mental health and well-being. Serving people with mental disabilities in Los Angeles County since 1977. Social Security Disability / Supplementary Security Income Appeal of denial of benefits Continuation of disability review Overpayments Free legal advice for low-income adults and children with mental disabilities in Los Angeles County « Thank you for everything the MHA has done for me (and others).

Your team helped me receive disability benefits. I now live much more comfortably in my « own skin » and I don`t need to try to work. I`m much healthier. A big thank you to all of you. – AA Training and technical support for consumers, family members and other mental health advocates Our Legal Services team can be reached at: p (716) 886-1242 | Tel: (716) 881-6428. Promoting the rights and opportunities of people with mental health issues through legal advocacy and quality education in Massachusetts Questions of public support Temporary Assistance Food Stamps Medicaid/Medicare Consumer Law Bankruptcy Harassment by collectors Unloading student loans Kim Carlson, Outreach CoordinatorChristine Fuchs, lawyerAnne Milne, social worker Family Law Changes to child support Custody / Visit divorces Visit us on Sunday, October 23rd for our biggest event of the year! Behavioral Health Response: 314-469-6644Provident Helpline: 314-647-HELP (4357) MHAS recognized as one of 56 « Unsung Hero » organizations. Residents who live in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans or Cattaraugus counties and have been diagnosed with a psychiatric diagnosis are eligible for benefits. Housing law Disputes between landlords and tenants Evictions § 8 Informal hearing Please contact LAAMI if you have any questions about eligibility.

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