GREEDY RELATIVES CHARGED UP CARMEN’S CREDIT CARDS Carmen contacted Legal Aid after she was served with a summons in a credit card collection case. Carmen, an elderly widow with significant health problems, was scheduled for cancer surgery the following week. She was afraid that she would return from the hospital and her mobile home would […]
THANKS TO MENTAL HEALTH COURT, NATHAN IS MANAGING HIS SCHIZOPHRENIA
Nathan, 33, was referred to the Kansas City Municipal Court’s Mental Health Court in January 2014. He was charged with possession of marijuana, destruction of property and simple assault. Nathan obtained a Legal Aid attorney.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID & MENTAL HEALTH COURT, JOE NO LONGER SLEEPS IN A CARDBOARD BOX
Joe had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, but wasn’t medication compliant.
WITH LEGAL AID’S HELP, SARA COMPLETED HER PROGRAM IN 10 MONTHS
Sara, a 24 year old woman, had been struggling with mental illness since her teens. Her struggle with mental illness had caused her to be brought in to police custody on criminal charges.
VETERANS’ COURT GAVE CARL A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE – HIS LEGAL AID ATTORNEY WAS WITH HIM EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Like many young veterans, Carl came back from war with mental scars. Carl, 45, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His condition affects every aspect of his daily life.
Beth came to Legal Aid because she was struggling to have her Housing Choice Voucher processed by the Housing Authority of Kansas City
Alice and her grandson Kenny faced eviction from their Section 8, subsidized housing in Kansas City.
LEGAL AID DEFENDS BILL AND JOHN AGAINST THEIR UNFAIR LANDLORD
Bill and John rented a mobile home and lot from their landlord. Bill also worked for the landlord in the mobile home park. Bill’s landlord systematically underpaid him for his work and discounted his hours unfairly.
Mario is a disabled resident of a HUD subsidized multi-family unit. His unit was advertised as an “ADA” unit, one of four in the complex. In fact, the unit violated numerous ADA standards.
With Legal Aid’s help, Bill and Cindy were able to save their home