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Legal Assistance & Child Advocacy

The Child Health Advocacy Program provides legal assistance to families whose children receive healthcare at UVA Children's Hospital.

Volunteers from the Legal Aid Justice Center offer help to families with a variety of legal problems, including: 

  • Benefits: Medicaid/FAMIS, food stamps, Medicare, WIC, unemployment benefits, TANF, Social Security/Disability
  • Housing: Major problems with the condition of your home (leaky roof, broken heat or plumbing, etc.) or home evictions
  • Employment: Wage claims, job termination or discrimination, unemployment insurance
  • School: Special education, children with special healthcare needs at school, school discipline/suspension
  • Family: Domestic violence, visitation, child support, child removal, spousal support, adoption
  • Consumer issues: Help with preparations for major purchases (such as a car) to ensure sales practices and terms are as fair as possible

Get Legal Help

Ask your child's doctor for a referral.