nā makana & nā hoʻokō

OLELO HOOLAHA

I nā makahiki i hala aku nei, ʻike ʻia mākou no kā mākou hoʻokō i ka maikaʻi i nā lawelawe a me ka hana i ka hāʻawi ʻana i ka lawelawe. Eia kekahi mau mea:

- Hui PūʻIa ʻo ʻAilika ʻo ʻAilona e pili ana i ka ʻelemakule - Sid Granet Award no nā mea hou i ka lawelawe ʻana.

- Makana Encore Foundation Foundation no ka maikaʻi loa.

- Ka makana a ke Kiaʻāina no ka loaʻa kū hoʻokahi.

- Ka Shriver National Center no ka ʻUlikia Law Law Award 2008.

- "ʻOihana lawelawe i nā poʻe i loaʻa i ka hewa" (Victim Justice Coalition, 1997)

- Nā hoa ma ka makana Peace (Center Crisis Community 1995 a me 2006)

- National Pro Bono Partner Award no ke komo ʻana o nā loio ʻoihana i nā lawelawe i nā wahine haʻahaʻa

   (Ka Hui o ke Aʻoaʻo Kūkākūkā 2004)

- Loiloi "hana maikaʻi" (US Department of Housing and Urban Development (i kēlā me kēia makahiki 2004 a 2009)

NA MEA HIKI NO NA KALEPA

Mālama ʻo Prairie State Legal Services i nā lawelawe pono a me ke olakino o ke keiki

Ua haʻalele ʻo Joan *, mai kāna kāne mua ma muli o ka hana ʻino i ka home, loaʻa kahi hana ma kahi panakō, akā ua haʻalele kāna hana i ka wā i haʻalele ai kahi ʻeha iā ia ʻaʻole hiki ke hana. Kākoʻo ʻo ia iā ia iho a me nā keiki 4 ma ke kīnā o ka Social Security, nā pōmaikaʻi SSI, a me kahi kōkua kōkua hoʻolimalima mai ke kūlanakauhale kahi āna i noho ai. ʻAʻole i loaʻa iā Joan ke kākoʻo keiki a ʻike ʻo ia ʻaʻole ia e loaʻa. I kona hōʻea ʻana i Prairie State, ua hoʻonui nui ʻo ComEd a me NICOR i kāna mau bila ma ke kīnā ʻole ʻana iā ia no nā lawelawe pono i hoʻohana ʻia e kāna kāne ma mua no kahi noho kaʻawale ma hope o ko lākou hemo ʻana. Ke hiki ʻole iā ia ke uku i kēia mau pila pono, hoʻoweliweli ka ʻoihana uila e hoʻokaʻawale i kāna pono. Loaʻa i kahi keiki a Joan he hānō a makemake ʻia i nebulizer, e koi ana i ka uila. ʻAʻole ʻae ʻo ComEd i kahi leka a kahi kauka e hoʻomau i ka uila inā ʻaʻole i ʻae ʻo Joan e uku koke $ 500 a ʻae e uku i ke koena i loko o 30 mau lā. Ua kōkua nā loio ma Prairie State iā Joan a me kāna mau keiki e noho i loko o kona home a pale i ka hemo ʻana o kāna mau pono hana.

Hoʻonui kūleʻa ʻo Prairie State Legal Services i nā pono mālama ola no Maria *

Aia ʻo Maria i ka wā ma waena o 40 i kona wā i hele mai ai i Prairie State, akā ua hakakā ʻo ia me nā kīnā, e like me schizophrenia, mai ka wā waena o 20. Loaʻa iā ia nā pōmaikaʻi kīnā pili kaiapili no kēlā mau kīnā. Ua loaʻa paha iā Maria nā pono kōkua hou aʻe e pili ana i ka mōʻaukala hana a kona makuakāne no ka mea ua hoʻomaka kona kino kīnā ma mua o kona huli ʻana i ka makahiki 22. I loko o kahi hālāwai hoʻolohe manaʻo hoʻokolokolo, pono i nā loio mokuʻāina ʻo Prairie e hōʻoia i ke kīnā ʻana o Maria ma mua o kona huli ʻana iā 22 a ʻaʻole i hōʻole ʻia kāna moʻolelo moʻolelo hana palena ʻole iā ia mai ka loaʻa ʻana o nā pōmaikaʻi hilinaʻi mai ka moʻokāki a kona makuakāne. Ua hāʻawi ʻia ʻo Prairie State hōʻike a hōʻoia i ka luna kānāwai, no laila ua kūpono ʻo Maria i nā pono kūpaʻa.

Kāohi ʻo Prairie State Legal Services i ka kipaku ʻia ʻana e ke kiʻi ʻana i kahi noho kūpono ma lalo o ke kānāwai hale kūpono

He kamaʻāina ʻo Linda * ma kahi ʻāpana hale papahana ma muli o ka papahana 8 no 20 mau makahiki. ʻOiai e paio nei me kahi ʻano bipolar i hana ʻole ʻia, ua hoʻomaka ʻo ia e hōʻike i nā ʻano ʻē a me nā hana hoʻomāinoino ma nā wahi. Ua alakaʻi kēia i ka haku konohiki a Linda e faila i ka hoʻopiʻi e kipaku iā ia, e hoʻoweliweli nei e hoʻolilo iā ia i home ʻole. Ua noi nā loio ma Prairie State i kahi noho kūpono no kāna kīnā ʻole - e hoʻopaneʻe i ka hana kipaku ʻoiai ʻo Linda i hele aku i kahi keʻena lapaʻau maʻi e hoʻokūpaʻa i kona kūlana a e ukali ʻia me nā lāʻau a me nā ʻōlelo aʻoaʻo. Ua loaʻa ʻo Linda i ka hoʻopaneʻe ma kēia kumu, ua nānā ka haku ʻāina i ka holomua o Linda, a ma hope ua hoʻokuʻu wale ʻia ka hihia kipaku.

Mālama ʻo Prairie State Legal Services i kā Lawrence kōkua * kōkua kālā kōkua

Ua hoʻopau kahi mana hale kūloko i ka palapala hōʻoia Choice Housing o kahi kāne 70 makahiki, ʻo Lawrence. * Ua hāʻawi ka palapala hōʻoia iā Lawrence e noho i kahi keʻena e hiki ai iā ia ke uku. He ʻoki kino ʻo Lawrence no ka maʻi ʻaʻai o ka ʻāʻī a ke hana nei ʻo ia i nā lāʻau chemotherapy i ka wā i hoʻopau ai ka Mana Hoʻohui i kāna palapala hōʻoia. Ua hana ka Mana Hoʻonohonoho hale i kēia hana no ka mea ʻaʻole i hōʻike ʻo Lawrence e like me ka loaʻa kālā ʻana i kahi penihana liʻiliʻi he $ 62 i kēlā me kēia mahina i loaʻa iā ia no 5 mau makahiki, e pili ana ka nui o ka uku hoʻolimalima i hoʻopiʻi ʻia iā ia. Ua manaʻo kuhi hewa ʻo Lawrence ua hōʻike mua ʻo ia i kēia loaʻa ma ke ʻano he ʻāpana o kāna loaʻa kālā mālama ola. Eia naʻe, ua kapa ʻia e ka Mana Noho he mea i manaʻo ʻole e hōʻike i ka loaʻa kālā. Ua koho ʻo Prairie State Legal Services iā Lawrence ma kāna hoʻolohe hoʻokolokolo no ka hoʻopiʻi ʻana a ua hōʻoia maikaʻi ua hana hewa ʻo Lawrence, ʻaʻole ia i manaʻo ʻia. Ma muli o ko Lawrence mau makahiki a me nā pilikia olakino, ua noi ʻo Prairie State i kahi noho kūpono i hiki ai iā Lawrence ke loaʻa i ke kōkua me ka hōʻike ʻana i nā wā e hiki mai ana i ka wā e hiki mai ana no kāna palapala hōʻoia. Ma kā Lawrence makemake i ka hoʻoholo ʻana ma ka hoʻolohe ʻana, e hoʻohuli hou ana i ka hoʻoholo kumu e hoʻopau ai i kāna palapala hōʻoia, a e ʻae ana iā Lawrence e uku i ka ʻokoʻa ma ka hoʻolimalima ma o ka hoʻolālā uku. Ua ʻae kēia iā Lawrence e mālama i kāna hale kōkua a pale i ka home ʻole.

* Ua hoʻololi ʻia nā inoa e pale ai i ka ʻike o kā mākou mea kūʻai aku a mālama i ka hūnā ʻana.