Children's Health Specialties


Legal Aid for Children

Providing legal services to children and their families

Legal Aid for Children and Families (LACF) celebrates its 5-year Anniversary of providing legal services to children and their families

Legal Aid For Children and Families is an on-site legal assistance program designed to improve the health and welfare of low-income patients and their families. LACF provides free legal assistance to help address the underlying cause of poor health among patients and families.  Legal services are provided through Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.

You may be eligible for services if you are:

  • A current inpatient or outpatient at Beaumont Hospital
  • A household family member of a current inpatient or outpatient at Beaumont Hospital
  • A U.S. citizen or legal resident

To receive legal services through LACF, you must be referred by a medical social worker at Beaumont. Please call 248-898-7595 for more information. Any and all information provided to LACF staff is confidential and will not be released without your permission.

We handle a variety of legal issues. Issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Income Support: Social Security/SSI, State Disability Assistance, Department of Human Services
  • Health insurance: Medicaid, state health insurance programs, private insurance programs
  • Education: special education, early intervention, school expulsions and suspensions
  • Family Law: domestic violence, restraining orders/personal protection orders, child support, guardianship
  • Housing: foreclosures, landlord/tenant issues, public housing, eviction issues, lead paint abatement
  • Consumer: auto defects, auto repossession, credit card defaults, garnishments, tax foreclosures

Download the program brochure (available in English and Spanish)

English (PDF)

Spanish (PDF)

*Please be advised that any and all information provided to LAC staff is confidential and will not be released without a request from you and legal services are free, but some cases may require court filing fees or other case-related costs.*

If you have any questions concerning the handling of your case, please call Legal Aid for Children at 248-551-0692.

 

Legal Aid for Children is a collaboration between Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. and Beaumont Health System.

 

The project is made possible through philanthropic donations.