Meet the clients of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, and the staff members and pro bono attorneys who work to improve their lives by ensuring access to the justice system, and to the benefits to which they are entitled.
A young mother facing serious health issues suddenly loses her health care coverage. Legal Aid was able to help her get the Medi-Cal coverage to which she was entitled, and connect with the right medical specialists. She is now healthy and happy to be caring for her family.
A Legal Aid client facing a severe cancer diagnosis turns to Legal Aid to get the health care coverage to which he is entitled. With that help, he received a liver transplant, and is able to live a full life, with a bright future.
A mother has to be a full-time caretaker for her child who faces severe disabilities. With Legal Aid's help, she is able to get the income support to which the family is entitled, and that allows her to help provide for her family while still giving her daughter the loving care that she needs.
A low-income family faced with an improper eviction turns to the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County for relief: with Legal Aid's help, the Brown family is able to stay in their home long enough for the orderly process of finding a new place to live.
With the help of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, and pro bono attorney Joel Silver of Gilead Sciences, Cira is able to protect herself and her family from a life of suffering domestic abuse.