Amanda Furst

  • Hosted by New Orleans Legal Assistance (NOLAC)
  • Service location New Orleans
  • Law school University of Iowa College of Law
  • Issue area Health Care, Housing/Homelessness, Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

"The goal of the medical-legal partnership is to facilitate legal triage and access for hundreds of vulnerable families whose health or medical conditions are threatened by their overwhelming legal needs. Katrina dramatically changed the lives of New Orleans citizens. Three years later, people are dealing with a combination of environmental issues and stresses that complicate the overwhelmed health care system's attempts to address the patients' health care needs." (source – NOLAC)

The Inspiration

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Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Adam Gordon

Host: Fair Share Housing Center

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP