Community Legal Aid looks to strengthen connection with clients through medical partnerships (The Recorder)

Below is an excerpt from a June 19 article published by The Greenfield Recorder highlighting Community Legal Aid’s (CLA) medical-legal partnerships. CLA Managing Attorney Jennifer Dieringer is quoted.

GREENFIELD — An organization that provides free legal services to low-income and elderly residents is partnering with Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Community Health Center of Franklin County in hopes of more easily connecting with people who need its services.

The partnership with Baystate Franklin will enhance the EMPOWER+ (Engaging Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Early Referrals) Family Clinic, a comprehensive screening and referral program that assists pregnant women with substance use disorder, including opioid use. The EMPOWER+ Family Clinic is based out of The Birthplace at Baystate Franklin/Pioneer Women’s Health in Greenfield.

The partnership with the Community Health Center of Franklin County, meanwhile, will help Community Legal Aid connect with potential clients at the center’s Orange and Greenfield locations.

Read more at The Recorder.