Find your legislator:
Committee for Children
|New York City's oldest city-based, multi-issue
child advocacy organization. This site offers alerts and facts
about kids in NYC.
Information Tool for Empowerment)
|Online directory of health and social services
specifically for uninsured and under-insured New Yorkers.
|LawHelp contains information, in English &
Spanish, to help people with low and moderate incomes find legal
resources in their community.
Sample Advocacy Letters:
Samplet letters used by providers to request services for their patients.
Letters should contain the following key points:
1) Specific nature of the problem
2) The law or requirement that applies to the problem
3) How the specific problem relates to the patientís medical condition
4) Specific consequences of the diagnosis (i.e. ER visits)
5) Request for action on the part of the landlord
1) Put a copy of your letter in the medical folder.
2) Give a copy of the letter to the family.
3) If you are sending a copy of the letter to another agency (e.g.
school principal), get written permission from the patient's guardian
to disclose the relevant medical information.
4) Forward one copy to the appropriate legal service. Get written
permission from the patient's guardian to disclose relevant medical
information to the legal service.