Jessa Barnard

The Project

The goal of Jessa’s project was to promote health stability and increase access to justice for low-income adults with diabetes by providing holistic direct legal services, community education, and system advocacy. Additionally, Jessa provided representation and community education in the areas of disability and health benefits, housing rights, medical debt, employment, and insurance discrimination, and end-of-life planning. Jessa’s project operated as a medical-legal partnership with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.