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H.E.A.L. Collaborative, Education and Health Law Clinic

The mission of H.E.A.L. Collaborative is to bring together professionals and graduate students in the fields of law, health sciences, and social work to help low-income children with disabilities and their families address social and legal problems affecting their health and well-being. H.E.A.L. Collaborative is a Joint Project of the Rutgers Law School-Newark's Education and Health Law Clinic and Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School's Outpatient Pediatrics Department.

Services: Legal advice; consultation; direct representation, and supportive social work case management in the following areas: Early Intervention (ages 0-3), Education/Special Education (ages 3-21), Public Benefits (e.g. Food Stamps, TANF, Health Insurance)

 

  • Address: Rutgers U. School of Law, 123 Washington Street
  • City: Newark
  • State: New Jersey
  • Zip Code: 07102
  • Phone Number: 973-972-1027
  • Name of Contact 2: Clinical Law Fellow / Staff Attorney
  • Phone Number 2: 973-972-1027 (for appt. & non-appt. questions)
  • Name of Contact 3: Jennifer Rosen Valverde, Esq., MSW, Legal Director
  • Phone Number 3: 973-353-3181 (for non-appointment questions)
  • Program Address: H.E.A.L. Collaborative - Doctors Office Center Location
  • Program Address 2: 90 Bergen Street, Doctors Office Center (DOC), Suite 5100 (5th Floor)
  • Program City: Newark
  • Program State: New Jersey
  • Program Zip Code: 07102
  • Program Phone: same as above
  • Categories: Disability - Children, Education - Special Education & Early Intervention, Legal & Advocacy Services
  • States Served: New Jersey
  • Counties Served: Essex

Days & Hours of Operation: Call (973) 972-1027 OR go in-person to DOC Suite 5100 (5th Floor) and ask the receptionist to schedule an appointment for you.

If you already are in the office for a visit with your child's doctor, you may ask the doctor to refer you by completing the H.E.A.L. Collaborative Referral Form.

"Walk-ins" are accepted, although you may have to wait for someone to meet with you.

If possible, please bring any records or correspondence from you child's school, any medical documents or school evaluations, and any other documents you think may be helpful.

Eligibility: Children with disabilities (must receive medical/health care from Rutgers NJ Medical School) and their families; Must have household income at or below 200% federal poverty level 

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