Legal Assistance Programs

​​We have FREE and CONFIDENTIAL legal services for children and youth who get medical care at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and its clinics. This service is through the ​SILICON VALLEY MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP CLINIC (MLPC)​.
The MLPC is a partnership between Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY).
The Silicon Valley Medical-Legal Partnership  
Legal Advocates for Children and Youth  


This clinic can help with legal questions about:

  • Guardianship

  • Public benefits for children and youth such as SSI, disability or food stamps

  • Special Education (IEPs) or 504 Plans

  • Housing rights

  • Domestic violence

  • Teen parents

  • Homeless children and youth

The Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic can also provide resources for other legal issues.

To Make An Appointment

All services are free and completely confidential. All legal services are provided by LACY, not Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of legal advice given by LACY.

Locations & Hours

Valley Health Center Bascom

Monday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

750 S Bascom Ave, Suite 230
San Jose, CA 95128

Valley Health Center Downtown

Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

777 E. Santa Clara St, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Valley Health Center Gilroy

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

7475 Camino Arroyo, 2nd Floor
Gilroy, CA 95020