Meeting daily needs

Brea* moved to a new apartment only to find her home was infested with bedbugs. She contacted the landlord many times but nothing was done and both Brea and her daughter were covered in bites. Brea wanted to move out. However, she was afraid she would be penalized for breaking her lease and end up with an eviction on her record, which would make obtaining new housing very hard. With the help of Doctors & Lawyers for Kids, Brea was able to get out of her lease and move to sanitary housing without negative legal impacts for her family.

*Names are not real.

Stable Family

Emmie* has one child, 8-year-old Amalie*. Emmie’s relationship with Amalie’s father has been over since 2011 but he has continued to abuse and threaten both of them. He also forced Emmie to miss a lot of work by filing numerous motions that required her presence in court. She lost one job because of this and was afraid she would be fired again. Emmie was frustrated that she hadn’t been able to protect her daughter or gain sole custody since she couldn’t afford a lawyer.

With the help of Doctors & Lawyers for Kids, she was granted a no contact domestic violence order and sole custody of Amalie. The court also granted her request to suspend her ex’s parenting time. Emmie can now parent her child in a loving and stable environment.

*Names are not real.