2016 AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Rachael Delehanty

Rachael Delehanty

Name of Host Organization: Alaska Legal Services Corporation
City, State: Fairbanks, Alaska
Issue area: Elderly
Sponsors: AmeriCorps; Alaska Legal Services Corporation

The Project

Represent adults 60 and older in abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation cases.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project: 
This project ensures that elders are taken care of in later life through guardianship or power of attorneys. The project protects elders from abusive situations and financial exploitation and connects the community senior service providers to create a support system for elders.
The Right Person For This Project: 
Rachael is the right person for the project because:
• She went to law school to help people
• This project allows her to help one of the most vulnerable populations in society

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