What is CAT?
Child Advocacy Today is a medical-legal partnership of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, and the Institute for Compassion in Justice, Inc. Through CAT, pediatricians and lawyers work together to ensure that families can meet the basic needs of their children for health care, housing, education, nutrition and family stability.
We help families solve legal problems that have medical consequences.
Who can CAT help?
You could qualify to receive assistance from the CAT program if you fall into any of the below categories:
- Have a child who needs legal advocacy to ensure their health and well-being.
- Are a family that meets the low-income guidelines.
- Your child is a current patient of UK Healthcare.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Your child needs accommodations or special education services in school.
- Are a family who may need legal assistance in dealing with housing issues.
- You have been denied an application for public benefits, including Medicaid waivers and SSI.
- You have other legal issues pertaining to the health of your child.
If you qualify, CAT is here to help you resolve such issues. We provide FREE legal assistance to improve the situation for you and your child.
CAT is located in the basement of Kentucky Clinic South in the Department of Pediatrics, office 027. Please ask the front desk if you need help finding our location.