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Supporting Student Educational Success through Advocacy to Maintain Housing

By Nicolas Muñoz, USC Gould Irmas Legal Fellow LawWorks is a school/legal partnership with Learning Works, a charter school serving disenfranchised youth in grades 6 through 12 who have been pushed out of traditional schools. Through this partnership, I provide legal support on matters that pose barriers to student graduation and successful transition into adulthood. This […]

MAY 21, 2019: BREAK THE STIGMA – STORY HOUR

When: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Where: Public Counsel, 610 S. Ardmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS), Alexandria House, and Stories from the Frontline present an evening of storytelling followed by a brief training on bias and fair housing rights, including reasonable accommodations for tenants with mental health disabilities. We are honored […]

Medical-Legal Partnership Making a Difference in the Lives of LA County’s Most Vulnerable

By Johanna Bloomfield, Senior Attorney I rejoined Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS) last spring as it began a new partnership led by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLS) designed to serve some of our County’s most vulnerable, often homeless, residents by integrating legal services into the provision of health care. It is an innovative […]