Community Advocacy Program
The Community Advocacy Program (“CAP”) is a medical-legal partnership between Legal Aid and The MetroHealth System.
Types of Cases CAP Handles:
- Alien Emergency Medical Assistance (“AEMA”)
- Childcare Vouchers
- Food Stamps
- Immigration cases for survivors of domestic violence and other serious crimes
- Living wills
- Ohio Works First (cash benefits)
- Power of attorney
- School discipline
- Social Security benefits (ex: SSDI, SSI, overpayments, survivors benefits)
- Special education
What is CAP? Close
CAP is a medical-legal partnership between The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and The MetroHealth System. The goal of CAP is to help low-income people overcome social or legal barriers to health.
CAP focuses on four vulnerable populations in Cuyahoga County: families, elderly, immigrants, and formerly incarcerated persons.
With the exception of the ReEntry Clinic, MetroHealth patients are referred to CAP by their MetroHealth medical providers.
- CAP brochure
The CAP ReEntry Clinic is for formerly incarcerated persons with chronic health conditions who are returning to Greater Cleveland. The ReEntry Clinic is a bridge to MetroHealth providers, services, and programs.
To make an appointment with the ReEntry Clinic, please call 216-957-1734.
At your first visit to the CAP ReEntry Clinic you will:
- Visit a doctor
- Get prescriptions, if needed
- Choose a MetroHealth clinic nearest you
- Pick your own primary care doctor for ongoing medical care
- Get help from a paralegal with Social Security and SSI disability applications and appeals, as well as applications and appeals for other benefits such as Medicaid, Disability Financial Assistance, Ohio Works First and Food Stamps.
- ReEntry Clinic Brochure
CAP attorneys are located at the following MetroHealth sites:
- MetroHealth Medical Center: serving pediatrics department
- Broadway Health Center: serving elderly and pediatric populations
- Buckeye Health Center: serving elderly and pediatric populations
- McCafferty Clinic: serving all populations
If you are a patient at one of the above locations and have a legal problem, you may ask your medical provider for a referral to CAP.
There are over 80 medical-legal partnerships in the country. CAP was the first medical-legal partnership in Ohio.