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  • Public Benefits | MLP-Illinois Coronavirus Resources IDHS Early Childhood, Developmental Disabilities, Family & Community , Mental Health and Rehabilitation Services Applying for Public Benefits on ABE Cash, SNAP (Food Stamps) and Medical Assistance Assistance for People Applying for SNAP and Medicaid Social Security and COVID-19 The Pandemic Impact on Social Security Legal Aid Chicago Guide to Public Benefits & Other Resources Public Benefits Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • MLP Resources | MLP-Illinois

    Starting &Building Up Your MLP National Center for Medical-Legal Partnerships A Planning, Implementation, and Practice Guide for Building and Sustaining a Health Center-based MLP Advancing MLP in Health Centers Learning Collaborative Part 1 NCMLP issue brief: Financing medical-legal partnerships MLP Success Stories Duke Law MLP Podcasts MLP Boston Resources, Trainings & Research University of Miami Health Rights Clinic MLP Course Nurse-led Medical-Legal Partnerships

  • Child Care Resources | MLP-Illinois

    Child Care Resource & Referral of Midwestern Illinois: COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers Child Care Aware of America Illinois Resources IL Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development: COVID-19 Resources for Families With Young Children IL Dept. of Children & Family Services COVID-19 Communications IL Dept. of Human Services: COVID-19 Resources For Parents IL Dept. of Healthcare & Family Services Child Support Services Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Services Illinois DCFS Day Care Provider Lookup UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children: Childcare, Learning and Education Tools Resources ILAO Page on Starting A Case To Get Child Support City of Chicago Child Care Services YMCA Child Care Assistance Program Child Care Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • Health | MLP-Illinois

    U.S Department of Health & Human Services Community Health Center Tool Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: Clinic Directory Get Care Illinois Tool For Finding, Obtaining & Using Healthcare Coverage IDHS Medical Assistance Programs Medicare & COVID-19 information and resources Help Hub Resource for Enrollment Assisters in Illinois Legal Aid Chicago Factsheet: Health Coverage for Uninsured During COVID-19 CERCL Proviso Township Testing, Vaccine & Community Res ources COVID-19 Resources for Minority & Undeserved Populations Verified LGBTQ+ Affirming and Immigrant Friendly Resources During COVID-19 Healthcare Resources Mental Heath Resources CDC Stress and Coping Resources US Dept. of Health and Human Services Mental Health and Coping COVID-19 Resource List and Helplines The National Child Trauma Stress Network COVID-19 Coping Resources Child Mind Institute Supporting Families During COVID-19 Look Through Their Eyes Childhood Trauma Resources For Parents/Caregivers/Guardians Mental Health America COVID-19 Resources NAMI COVID-19 Resource Guide Illinois Department of Human Services Helplines NAMI Chicago Free & Confidential Helpline How to Handle Coronavirus Crisis Text Line Enlace Chicago Roots to Wellness Resource Guide For Services in the Southwest Side of Chicago Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) Resources SUBSTANCE ABUSE CDC COVID-19 and People at Increased Risk NAADAC COVID-19 Resources NIH COVID-19 and Substance Abuse Resources NURSING HOMES Nursing Homes & COVID-19 Ombudsman Info & FAQs MEDICAL FINANCE Guide to Reducing Hospital Bills for Low Income Patients Illinois Health and Hospital Association: Charity Care & Financial Assistance ILAO Resource on Paying Medical Bills Legal Aid Chicago Medical Debt During COVID-19 Other Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • Veterans & Seniors Resources | MLP-Illinois

    VETERANS CDC Support for Veterans Resource Page COVID-19 Vaccines at Veterans Affairs Centers COVID-19 Resources for Veterans List of VA Facilities Per City in Illinois SENIORS CDC COVID-19 Recommendations for Older Adults National Council on Aging COVID-19 for Older Adults National Institute on Aging COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults City of Chicago Seniors Services COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults Agencies and Organizations Serving Seniors in Illinois Paying for Seniors Care in Illinois Caring.Com Assisted Living Resources Resources and Regulations for Assisted Living in Illinois Assisted Living Facilities Per City in Illinois Veterans & Seniors Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • About | MLP-Illinois

    MISSION STATEMENT “MLP-Illinois promotes health equity by providing education, resources, and assistance to medical, legal, and social services professionals working to improve Illinois residents’ health." Where Our Members Work 8 Years of Impact at the Service of MLPs OUR sTORY Turning Interest Into Action The inception of MLP Illinois occurred as part of the Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission in 2014. It has since evolved into a statewide network comprised of fifteen medical partners and seven legal partners. There are currently several medical-legal partnerships currently operating throughout the state of Illinois. Understanding the health disparities rampant throughout the state, MLP Illinois believes that by working together we can leverage crucial resources and better situate MLP Illinois as an advocate for statewide health equity. ​ As a network of medical-legal partnerships, MLP Illinois regularly collaborates to further critical initiatives, share crucial resources, and assist each other with challenges related to securing health equity for residents of Illinois. MLP Illinois also aims to provide a meaningful platform to display the benefits of integrating legal care into the healthcare process as a standard to further health equity, address health disparities, and contribute to better health outcomes for Illinois residents. Meet Our Co-Chairs Kaaren Fehsenfeld MLP-Illinois Co-Chair (2022-Present) Staff Attorney, Public Benefits Practice Group, Legal Aid Chicago Kaaren Fehsenfeld (she/her + they/them) is a Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Chicago. She works on public benefits legal issues through the Health Forward/Salud Adelante Medical Legal Partnership with Cook County Health. Kaaren has also worked on eviction defense for tenants in subsidized housing, criminal records sealing and expungement, and on behalf of trans, non-binary, and gender expansive clients. Kenya Garrett-Burnett MLP-Illinois Co-Chair (2020-Present) Director of ALC Program, Legal Council for Health Justice Kenya Garrett-Burnett heads Legal Council's HIV/AIDS program. Prior to joining Legal Council as a senior staff attorney in 2017, Kenya worked as a staff attorney at Legal Aid Chicago (formerly LAF) where she served as Task Force Leader of the HIV/AIDS Task Force and represented various clients in divorces, special education hearings, order of protection hearings, and child custody matters. With over a decade of experience in Chicago, Kenya brings legal expertise in housing, family, employment, and disability law to her position with Legal Council. She earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and her B.S. in Community Health from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Outside of Legal Council, Kenya serves as the incoming Co-Chairperson of the Lawyers Trust Fund Legal Aid Diversity and Inclusion Work Group, Co-Chairperson of Medical Legal Partnership Illinois, and on the Executive Committee of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago Service Providers Council. Meet Our AmeriCorps VISTA Dede Benissan MLP-Illinois MLP VISTA Coordinator (2021-Present) Dede Benissan serves as the MLP-Illinois VISTA Coordinator. In that capacity, she provides organizational support to the Task Force and maintains updated resources on the MLP-IL website. Dede holds a B.S. in biology & B.A. in public policy from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is passionate about community work and advocacy and hopes to become a lawyer. JOIN MLP-ILLINOIS Are you an Attorney, Healthcare Provider, Medical or Legal Advocate, someone working in the medical or legal fields, or at the intersection of both fields? Join us if you are looking to better support your patients or clients in their health harming legal needs and social determinants of health ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • Family Stability & Personal Safety | MLP-Illinois

    National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health COVID-19 Resources & Updates American Bar Association COVID-19 Resources for Communities IDPH Violence Prevention and Support Resources IDHS COVID-19 Resources for Domestic Violence Survivors Futures Without Violence Resources for Safety and Support During COVID-19 Chicago Domestic Violence Resources Domestic Violence Resources Divorce Resources Illinois Legal Aid Online Divorce Resources Illinois Divorce Resources for Women Legal/Financial Assistance, Support Classes, Counseling and Therapy Options, Mediation Resources, Divorce documents and Laws Resources for Men Going Through Divorce Divorce Resources for Kids and Divorcing or Separated Parents Rainbows for All Children COVID-19 Response/Divorce Support DIVORCEMAG.COM COVID-19 and Divorce Resource Page Divorce Resource Center Chicago The Lilac Tree Center for Divorce Resources 10 Websites to Bookmark If Going Through Divorce American Bar Association COVID-19 and Family Law Issues IDHS Healthy Families Illinois Program Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services Family Support Program Family Self Sufficiency Program Metropolitan Family Services Family Law & Stability Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • Transport Resources | MLP-Illinois

    U.S. Dept. of Transportation Coronavirus Resources NADTC COVID-19 Transportation Regional Transportation Authority Free Permits and Ride Programs Illinois Department on Aging Ride Free Transit Benefit Affordable Senior Transportation Options City of Chicago Senior Transportation Programs Lyft COVID-19 Vaccine Ride Program Uber COVID-19 Vaccine Ride Program Transportation Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • Tax, Business & Economic Resources | MLP-Illinois

    TAXES How to File Your Federal Taxes Coronavirus Tax Relief IRS News Releases IRS Alert Against Scams ​ ECONOMIC RELIEF Bartender Emergency Assistance Program FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance ​ BUSINESS U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Relief Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity COVID-19 Resources City of Chicago Financial Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Tax,Economic & Business Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • General Information | MLP-Illinois

    Información general de COVID-19 World Health Organization COVID-19 Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 State of Illinois COVID-19 Response Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 Cook County COVID-19 Resources City of Chicago Coronavirus Response Center Chicago COVID-19 Resource Compilation Chicago and Illinois COVID-19 Resource Compilation Legal Aid Chicago Updates During the COVID-19 Pandemic Northwestern Medicine COVID-19 Resources Brooklyn Law School Library Coronavirus Resources COVID-19 Resources for HIV Patients COVID-19 Vaccines at Retail Pharmacies Hy-Vee | Jewel-Osco | Kroger Mariano's | Walgreens | Walmart Find Local COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments City of Chicago COVID-19 Orders Chicago Public Libraries Educational Events Chicago Community Service Center Locations Illinois Homeless Youth Resources COVID-19 General Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • Guardianship Resources | MLP-Illinois

    State of Illinois DCFS Appointment of Short-Term Guardian Adult Guardianship and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned Frequently Asked Questions by Guardians About the COVID-19 Pandemic Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission Guardianship Resources Center for Disability and Elder Law Adult Guardianship Presentation Guardianship Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

  • Pet Aid Resources | MLP-Illinois

    CDC: Animals and COVID-19 Resources Illinois Pet Food Pantries The Humane Society of the United States: COVID FAQ s It's a Pittie Rescue Resources One Tail At A Time Resources Are You Having Trouble Affording Your Pet? Resources for People and Pets Affected by COVID-19 PAWS Chicago Crisis Foster Care Rescue Chicago Resources Pet Resources ©2022 by MLP-Illinois. Sponsored by Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

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