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.
From Running Away to a Successful Career
“Nine of every 10 people will tell you that you’re not going to be anything, or that you will be just like your parents. I’m here to tell you they’re wrong,” Breyana said. “As long as you know your goals and speak up for yourself, you can accomplish whatever you want.”
A Grand Opening: CLC Joins Ward 8 Health Clinic at THEARC
This month marks the completed expansion of THEARC and the Children’s National clinic located in the complex—and the expansion of our medical-legal partnership to this clinic.
Did you see Lakia in the Washington Post?
Classes are back in session—and Children’s Law Center recently went “back to school” with the Washington Post’s Perry Stein!
One “Mama Bear’s” Fight for the Resources Her Family Needed
Kevin and Keisha, who both have complex special needs, joined foster parent Ms. Davis close to a decade ago. Ms. Davis has served as the siblings’ caregiver and fierce advocate since then and as their adoptive mom since 2013.
Staying Strong for Your Children: One Mom’s Asthma Advocacy
Her landlord’s only solution to her son’s worsening health condition was giving Ms. Henderson mouse traps. That’s when her Children’s National doctor referred Ms. Henderson to Children’s Law Center (CLC), and she met CLC attorney Elizabeth Bowker.
Fostering Love: Celebrating National Foster Care Month
In honor of National Foster Care Month, we are highlighting Ms. Flenory as one of many amazing foster parents.
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.