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.

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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.

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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.

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Janitor Keeps Job of Twenty Years After Background Check Hitch

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.

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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.

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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...

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LAC Client Secures Full-Time Job after Background Check Errors Fixed

John came to LAC when a consumer reporting agency reported false criminal convictions to the employer he was seeking employment with.

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Overcoming a Criminal Record Barrier to Finally Find Home

Jaz’s 3 ½ year old son had lived in a homeless shelter for his entire life. For the first time, he has a place to call home this winter.

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Woman with Criminal Record Perseveres, Secures Home Health Aide Job

Desperate to escape persecution, Nasha lied about her job title on her visa application which led to a felony conviction. LAC helped Nasha overcome her criminal record to get the job she needed to support herself in the US.

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“I got the happiest news of my life that day!”

Leon took pride in his work as a temporary technician at a printing company. Because of his solid work performance, Leon’s supervisor urged him to apply for a permanent position with the company.

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"LAC Saved My Life"

Jake had been in recovery from his opioid addiction for thirteen years when a judge ordered him to discontinue his treatment with the medication Suboxone within 90 days or face incarceration.

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