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Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.

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Causes: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Health, Human Services

Mission: Advocacy for Patients provides FREE information, advice and advocacy services to patients with chronic illnesses nationwide in areas including health and disability insurance, Social Security disability, employment discrimination, family and medical leave, educational equity, and resource location.

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: The center provides free information and advocacy services to over 1500 patients with chronic illnesses nationwide in the areas of health and disability insurance, social security disability, employment discrimination, family and medical leave, educational equity, housing and resource location. A website is maintained with educational materials at www. Thejenniferjaffcenter. Org and a blog with daily updates is also maintained through the center's website. The center also publishes an article that summarizes the results of a survey that the organzation conducts on living with chronic illnesses (see schedule o). The center has commented on federal health reform regulations, participated in meetings with federal agencies, engaged in health reform implementation and taken an active fole in commenting on state health reform implementation.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Rebecca M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Jennifer is a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer with a number of victories to show for it. The book she wrote, "Know Your Rights," is incredibly useful as well.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated very little but I've watched and witnessed what an amazing woman Jennifer Jaff is with her organization, fighting for people who can't fight for themselves. Jennifer, herself who has this painful disease, knows what it feels to be discriminated, ignored, etc while battling this disease and not getting support from people they loved because they don't understand the disease that overtakes this person's life. She listens, consults, advices, and supports...more importantly, readily to fight for them. She cares about every person she comes in contact with and treats them like any human being should be treated - unconditional love with no strings attached. She makes the person feel a person, not a disabled person.

1 Frank E.

Donor

Rating: 5

Jennifer Jaff is an attorney and helps thousands of chronically ill folks to resolve issues with their health insurers each year. She enables many, many people to receive life-saving treatments and prescriptions that have been denied. She does it all at no cost to the people she helps. My wife and I have donated to Advocacy for Patient with Chronic Illness and will continue to do that. As a person who has several chronic illnesses and who became unexpected disabled after working for thirty years as a science and medical librarian, I know what type of expertise this takes. Jennifer manages this organization out of her home with one other staff member and herself. I can't think of any other organization that does so much good with so little staffing. Any donation will be well used and benefit those who need it most.