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Legal Assistance Programs

The Diabetes Law Collaborative is a medical-legal partnership between the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and the Diabetes Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. If you are an adult living with diabetes and you live in Santa Clara County you may quality for FREE legal services.*

The Diabetes Law Collaborative (DLC) helps people living with diabetes with:

  • Housing Problems
  • Medical Insurance
  • Public Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Employment
  • Discrimination
  • Other Issues

For more information please contact the DLC Intake Line at 408-280-2476.

*To qualify you must earn less than $43,320/year for one person.Legal Advocates for Children & Youth

The Silicon Valley Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic (MLPC) is a partnership between Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY). This clinic is located at Valley Health Center Bascom and provides FREE legal services to children and youth who are receiving medical care at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center or its clinics.

This clinic can help with legal questions about:

  • Guardianship, custody, paternity
  • Public benefits for children and youth such as SSI, disability or food stamps
  • Educational programs including special education or individualized educational programs (IEP)
  • 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.

The Silicon Valley Medical-Legal Partnership 

Locations & Hours

  • Valley Health Center Gilroy
    (Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 2 - 4 pm)
    7475 Camino Arroyo
    Gilroy, CA 95020
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  • Valley Health Center Bascom
    (Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
    750 S Bascom Ave, Suite 230
    San Jose, CA 95128
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Funding Provided by:

The VMC Foundation: Helping Silicon Valley Care 

First 5 Santa Clara County 

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