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Everyone in the U.S. (check the website for availability in your area)
2-1-1 is the telephone number of a call center that offers information and provides referrals to health and human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis. Examples of service referrals include:
- Basic human need resources: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance and utility assistance
- Physical and mental health resources: medical information lines, crisis intervention services, counseling, drug, and alcohol intervention
- Employment support: unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance and education programs
- Support for older adults and persons with disabilities: home healthcare, adult daycare, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, transportation, and homemaker services
- Support for children, youth, and families: childcare, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services
Anyone looking for a local attorney or legal information
To connect people to local public service lawyer referral programs and legal information in their state.
Provides online list of resources by state.
People affected by cancer as well as community groups, employers and health professionals in the U.S.
To provide information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, health professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.
CLRC offers a national, toll-free telephone assistance line where callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation. It is a program of the Disability Rights Legal Center, based in Los Angeles, CA.
Provides free educational materials on its website, webinars, in-person workshops and trainings on cancer-related legal issues.
Individuals in the United States
Assists people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights, and court forms to help them with their legal problems. It is a network of 25 statewide legal information portals.
To promote equal access to justice and to provide high quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons
- LSC distributes grants to legal aid organizations across the US. Website provides an online search tool to find civil legal aid services for low-income individuals and families (households with annual incomes at or below 125% of the federal poverty guideline). Legal assistance may be provided in the areas of family law, housing, consumer issues, employment, and more.
Elderly, people with disabilities, and their families, attorneys
To improve the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs; the primary focus is education. (NAELA does not provide direct legal services.)
- Provides online search tool to find an Elder Law or Special Needs attorney
- Sponsors continuing legal education programs on Elder and Special Needs Law for attorneys
- Provides publications and educational materials to its members on a wide range topics
- Provides support to other organizations serving people as they age and people with disabilities
- Advocates on public policy issues facing seniors and people with special needs.
People in the U.S. with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating illnesses
To provide professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.
- PAF Case Managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis; may also be assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. PAF seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.
- Offers PAF authored publications and content, distributes booklets and publications
- Offers an annual scholarship program for survivors
- PAF Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need. This assistance helps patients afford the out-of-pocket costs for these items that their insurance companies require. For details, call 866-512-3861.
Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and health professionals
To help navigate cancer survivorship from the point of diagnosis throughout life, by providing education on all types of cancer survivorship topics
- Offers free in-person and online educational events, a speakers bureau, and online educational materials and tools. Resources cover a wide array of topics including guides on reasonable accommodations, chemo brain, insurance, employment, finances, etc.