What is CAT?
Child Advocacy Today is a medical-legal partnership of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the Institute for Compassion in Justice, Inc., and the Access to Justice Foundation. 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 chronically ill child who will need legal assistance to ensure their health needs.
- Are a family that meets the low-income guidelines.
- Your child needs accommodations or special education services in school.
- Are a family who may need legal assistance in dealing with housing issues.
- Your landlord refuses to properly maintain your house or apartment.
- You have been denied an application for public housing.
- You are at risk of being evicted.
- You would like to apply for Medicaid, but are having difficulties with the application process.
- You have been denied an application for Medicaid.
- You are struggling to find money to provide for your child’s health needs.
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 026. Please ask the front desk if you need help finding our location.