San Francisco Chronicle: “Medical-Legal Partnerships Benefit Health of the Poor”

Saturday, November 20, 2010

When Natasha Jabari needed legal help to fight a pending eviction, she found it at an unlikely place: her health clinic.  The 65-year-old San Francisco woman, who has high blood pressure, a heart disorder, anxiety and depression, could feel the building stress of receiving the eviction notice from her sister, and that exacerbated her health problems.  She spoke with her social worker, who sent her down the hall to a legal aid attorney who holds weekly office hours at the clinic, Sister Mary Philippa Health Center, a free or low-cost clinic affiliated with St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle, with reporting from Victoria Colliver.