Cancer Legal Care

Mission Statement

Cancer Legal Care engages the law to resolve the complex challenges facing people and communities affected by cancer.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2023, CLC had our busiest year in terms of numbers of clients served, depth of legal work handled by staff, and the financial impact providing free legal services. Since beginning to provide service in fall 2007, CLC staff and volunteer attorneys have provided free legal services valued at over $20,000,000. After several pandemic years of reduced client service numbers (fewer diagnoses during lock down, inability to have loved ones- very often the seekers of services and connectors with social work-accompany a patient during their six to eight hour long chemo treatments, social worker/referrer turnover, our client work in 2023 increased approximately 28% over 2022 client numbers, and approximately 4% over 2019.
Current Goals In addition to continuing the expansion of our work to include full representation in health insurance appeals and Social Security disability applications, in 2024 CLC looks to increase the provision of proactive legal services as part of the standard oncology work up, present on cancer's financial toxicity at at least one national conference, and shore up back of the house operations in fundraising and administration so that our programs can continue to operate sustainably and innovatively.
Community or Constituency Served Minnesotans affected by cancer (current patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones)
Geographic Area Served Statewide Minnesota

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/18/2024

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3503 High Point Drive
Oakdale , MN 55128
Phone: 651-917-9000

General Information

Alternative Name: We have not used any other names since May 1, 2017. Before that time the organization was named Cancer Legal Line. As of 5/1/17 our name was officially changed to Cancer Legal Care and that is the name we use in all of our communications. Long time donors and referring medical partners may still refer to us as Cancer Legal Line. We often go by the abbreviation CLC in discussions with known entities, but do not call ourselves this publicly or formally.
EIN: 02-0736402
Principal Staff: Lindy Yokanovich
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 5
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: between 550-700
Ruling Year: 2005


Board Chair: Howard Bolter, Esq.
Number of Board Members: 17
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: -129.9

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