Provider Services

The Betty Sams Christian Child Health Advocacy Program (CHAP) at the University of Virginia is a unique 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 low-income families whose children receive their health care at the University of Virginia.

Volunteers from the Legal Aid Justice Center are available in our clinic to help families with a variety of legal problems that affect their health and well-being, including problems related to benefits, housing, family, school, and consumer issues. Our program has grown steadily since its beginning in 2004 and is now on track to serve 200 families each year. We have just received an award of $125,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to be used to hire an attorney to work on-site at the UVA Children’s Hospital, to increase family access to legal services.