We have partnered with the Edward M Kennedy Community Health Center in Framingham to provide an attorney on-site to train providers to identify legal issues that may be negatively affecting the patient's health, to consult with providers, and to provide direct legal advice and representation to patients. By integrating legal assistance as a componet of patient care, the Medical-Legal Partenrship addresses the comlex needs of low-income patients and helps them to meet their basic needs for food, housing, education, health care, and personal and family stability and safety.