Monthly Archives: January 2015

NLSLA Secures Victory in Medi-Cal Backlog Case

If the state is unable to determine whether an applicant is eligible for Medi-Cal within 45 days, it must grant that applicant temporary health benefits, ruled the Alameda County Superior Court. The January 20 ruling marks a major victory for low-income Californians, many of whom had been stuck in a kind of Medi-Cal limbo while… Read more »

NLSLA Part of Healthcare Roundtable with Vice President Joe Biden

NLSLA was part of a special discussion on healthcare with Vice President Joe Biden on January 24. The Vice President invited nine local organizations and foundations to the event, which took place at LA’s own Homegirl Cafe. NLSLA Deputy Director Yvonne Mariajimenez joined key healthcare stakeholders for an intimate discussion, which also included California Endowment… Read more »

NLSLA Liaison to Armenian Community Leads Discussion on Domestic Violence

GLENDALE, CA –When she met the American man who would become her husband, Ayda*was living in war-torn Syria. He promised her freedom from the daily terror she had endured for years, and she followed him to the United States to start a new life. She could not have imagined back then that the terror she… Read more »

NLSLA Turns 50!

For five decades, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County has provided effective, innovative legal services in Los Angeles’ most vulnerable neighborhoods. As the program has grown over the years, NLSLA developed new, innovative ways to meet the myriad needs of individuals, families, and communities throughout Los Angeles: we’ve put our attorneys in community health… Read more »

NLSLA Fights to Restore Aid for Children of Domestic Violence Survivors

Velma M. was pregnant, homeless, and on the run with her four children. It had taken all the courage she had to end the nightmare of abuse she endured at the hands of her former partner. But now Velma was experiencing another kind of nightmare—living in a car with her children and staying up all… Read more »