Read about the work LAC does through the stories of the clients we serve. Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

HIV-Positive Hair Stylist Overcomes Hurdle to Licensure

J.G., a man living with HIV, had worked as a hair stylist for over 20 years when he relocated to New York State and began applying for a New York State Cosmetology license. He completed most of the application and just needed a medical clearance form. (Read More)

Justice After HIV Confidentiality Breach

Jane Doe, a single mother living in Brooklyn, asked LAC for help when a Kings County Hospital employee illegally disclosed her HIV status. (Read More)

Client with Criminal Record Gets Barbers License

When Bronx-born David, 33, first thought about applying for a barber's license, he worried that his criminal record would get in the way. (Read More)

Janitor Keeps Job of Twenty Years After Background Check Hitch

After more than 20 years as a janitor, the school where G.D. worked threatened to fire him. (Read More)

New Yorker with Dismissed and Sealed Case Overcomes Job Discrimination

Mitch came to LAC frustrated and disheartened after being told not to report to a new job because he had disclosed on his application that he had been arrested for misdemeanor drug offenses. (Read More)

Single Mother Wins Fight to Stay in Her Methadone Program

After years of addiction to opiates, Kelly was convicted of drug possession and sentenced to probation... (Read More)

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