Tennessee Justice Center
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
For 22 years, Tennessee Justice Center has fought to obtain basic necessities such as nutrition and healthcare for children with special needs, for older adults and their caregivers, for people with disabilities or special needs. That is why The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. and Ryan Johansen of the Nashville Predators are proud to support the important work of the Tennessee Justice Center. Consider these incredible statistics secured by Tennessee Justice Center:
- 10,000 clients helped
- $2 billion dollars in health care obtained
- 750,000 children with improved access to medical care
- Employment obtained for 13,000 single mothers
- 77,000 unemployed Tennessean workers with access to nutrition
- 1.3 million Tennessean who now have appellate rights when denied care by an HMO
- 100,000 Tennesseans enrolled in healthcare
All of this has been made possible via these initiatives of the Tennessee Justice CenterHealthcare
Tennessee Justice Center has a multitude of programs and initiatives related ot healthcare. First, the Tennessee Justice Center is committed to enroll every eligible Tennessee child in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In addition, they represent families who have been denied medical services under these and other programs. Second, Tennessee Justice Center has established a Student Ambassador Program to help Tennessee high school students understand how to navigate the health care insurance process and to be capable advocates for themselves and others. Third, Tennessee Justice Center works with the Martha O’Bryan Center to access Medicaid to (1) improve health care, (2) fight adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and (3) correct racial disparities in health care outcomes. Fourth, the Tennessee Justice Center funds, via the Warfield Fellowship, funds a lawyer to serve low-income Tennessee adults and children with disabilities. Fifth, the Bring It Home Campaign seek to persuade policymakers of the importance of obtaining and using all federal health care funding.Nutrition
Tennessee Justice Center works diligently to educate legislators at the state and federal level about the importance of nutrition programs. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is our country’s biggest program to provide food to hungry Americans. Currently, 1 in 6 Tennesseans rely on SNAP to help them cover the gaps in their food budget. Tennessee Justice Center also supports the National School Breakfast Program and many other initiatives to make sure Tennessee children and families don’t go hungry.
If you think you or someone in your family could benefit from the services provided by the Tennessee Justice Center, we encourage you to learn more on their website. And, if you would like to support the mission of the Tennessee Justice Center, click here. For every $1 donated, Tennessee Justice Center is able to convert it into $316 in either healthcare or nutrition services – a fabulous return to say the least! Even if your budget does not permit you to donate, we encourage you to support the Tennessee Justice Center by letting your voice be heard on their initiatives by signing petitions available on their site.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”