Health Advocacy Clinic

The Health Advocacy Clinic is a joint venture between NIU Law, Hesed House – a homeless and recuperative shelter that houses the clinic in Aurora – and Aunt Martha’s Health Center – an organization supporting numerous child welfare and family services across multiple facilities in Illinois.

Participating students and faculty work with medical professionals and social workers to provide free legal, medical and social services to clients with limited resources from across the region.

Clinical faculty and students address legal issues impeding good health, specifically assisting clients with accessing public benefits such as Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and food stamps. For more information see the Health Advocacy Clinic Description and Requirements.

Certificate in Civil Advocacy

Successfully completing the requirements for the NIU Law Health Advocacy Clnic also satisfies the capstone  experience required for obtaining the Certificate in Civil Advocacy



Student Perspective

"Through Hesed House, many volunteers and staff members have given these guests and families a second chance as well as a safe place to live... I'm so thankful I was given an opportunity to be a part of this experience and add to the resources that are available at Hesed House."