|In 1987, the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago was started in a Chicago apartment by a small group of volunteer attorneys determined to meet the unique legal needs of people with HIV. Today ALCC has grown to a staff of twelve, delivering free legal services to more than 1,000 clients each year. In addition, the Council provides educational outreach and advocacy to promote the fair treatment of people with HIV and AIDS. ALCC’s greatest point of pride has been its flexibility in meeting the changing needs of people and populations affected by HIV. Since 1991 (when we opened our first satellite office at Cook County Hospital), ALCC has initiated targeted programs for Latinos, African-Americans, HIV-positive immigrants and HIV-positive individuals with mental health problems. In addition, our Family Options Program helps parents with HIV make plans for the future care of their children and our Benefits Counseling Initiative assists clients who have questions about returning to work.