November 2015
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2015 In Review
Meet MLP's New Attorneys

We are thrilled to welcome two attorneys from Northwest Justice Project (NJP) to the MLP team: Catherine West and Ashley Greenberg! Read more about them on our PEOPLE page.

Congratulations to Scott Crain who has been promoted to Statewide Advocacy Coordinator at Northwest Justice Project.  Scott will continue to work closely with MLP.
MLP Victory
Due to MLP's intervention, federal judge orders the state to provide at least 16 hours a day of private nursing care for 4 chronically ill kids, allowing them to go home.

Read the Story Here

MLP in Action

Annie, a nineteen year old MLP Client, was denied Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) services because of her complicated presentation of dual diagnosed schizophrenia and autism. MLP worked closely with Annie's psychiatrist to provide the necessary documentation that the client's limitations were sufficiently correlated to her autism, rather than her mental illness. On the morning of the hearing, DDA decided to make the client eligible.This was not just a win for the individual client, but also an example of systemic advocacy in that it changed the rules so that dual diagnosis no longer excludes autistic individuals with mental illness from being eligible for DDA services.

Volunteer Spotlight:

We extend our gratitude to Seattle attorney, Mindy Iwen, for her work on two pro bono guardianship cases and for being instrumental in the development of the first MLP newsletter.  Thank you, Mindy!
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MLP improves the health and well-being of vulnerable populations by identifying and addressing health-harming legal needs and removing barriers to better health.

MLP is a collaboration between our legal partner, Northwest Justice Project (NJP), and the following medical and behavioral health providers:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
  • Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation
  • UW Medicine
Read about WA MLP's history and accomplishments in the  MLP Report.
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