What if you’ve been shuffled from one foster family to another, when all you want is to be reunited with your sisters? Or, you have severe asthma triggered by mold in your bedroom wall that your landlord says isn’t his problem to fix? Or, your school refuses to test you for a learning disability even though you still can’t say your ABCs in the third grade?
Children’s Law Center advocates for these kids.
Squiggles Over Straight Lines: Meet CLC’s Social Work Team
While our tenacious attorneys are hard at work using the law to advocate for children, our social workers are trained to hone in on relationships as the vehicles of change.
More than Mold: The Matthews Family’s Fight for a Healthy Home
When CLC met them, Ms. Matthews and her two young children were living in an apartment reeking of mold and infested with rats. These living conditions caused Aiden’s exasperated asthma symptoms.
The Education He Deserves: The Zanders Family’s Fight for Learning
Imagine sitting in a classroom or meeting day after day, month after month, struggling to catch up. You are behind, frustrated and don’t know what’s going on. This was 15-year-old David’s reality for years.
Golden Shoes, Golden Hearts: An Adoption Day Story
Each family that CLC meets has their own unique, complex history. In Keymonie’s case, this history includes just a touch of heartache and enough love to fill the toddler right down to her sparkly gold shoes.
When Jenga Is More Helpful Than a Magnifying Glass: Meet CLC Investigator Alix Johnson
Alix works closely with CLC attorneys to learn about our clients’ lives so the team can best advocate for their safety and well-being.
When the Sky Falls: Joel’s Struggle with Housing and Asthma
Poor housing conditions like mold and rodents often exacerbate illnesses like asthma. In this case, they led to Ms. Stinson’s son, Joel, suffering asthma attack after asthma attack.
Bullying, Suspensions and a Broken System: The Jackson Family’s Story
Students like the Jackson children—children of color and kids with special needs—are disproportionately suspended and expelled every day. The cycle of suspension with no effort to address the underlying problem is not unique to the Jackson family.
A+ Advocacy: One Mom’s Fight for Her Son’s Education
Frequently a victim of neighborhood bullying, Carl dealt with suspensions, fights, missing class and poor grades. His mom fought for his right to learn and succeed. Now, he's on track for graduation, with all As and Bs.