The Betty Sams Christian Child Health Advocacy Program (CHAP) at the University of Virginia is a medical-legal collaboration between the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Legal Aid Justice Center that provides legal assistance to families with children who receive their health care at the University of Virginia. Volunteers from the Legal Aid Justice Center are available to help families with a variety of legal problems that affect their health and well-being.
All families whose children receive their health care at the University of Virginia.
Ask your child’s doctor for a referral or contact Greg Nelsen, Social Work, at 924-5851, to arrange for a referral.
For an urgent problem that cannot wait, contact Greg Nelsen, Social Work, at 924-5851, to arrange for assistance.
Benefits – Medicaid/FAMIS, food stamps, Medicare, WIC, unemployment Benefits, TANF,Social Security/Disability. It is especially important to get help if you are in the process of losing your benefits, or if you have recently lost these benefits, or if have had your benefits terminated.
Housing – It is especially important to get help if you have major problems with the condition of your home (leaky roof, broken heat or plumbing, etc.) or are being evicted from your home.
Employment – Wage claims, job termination or discrimination, unemployment insurance
School – special education, 504 plans, children with special health care needs at school, school discipline/suspension