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Cancer Legal Line

Cancer Legal Line’s mission is to reduce the stress faced by cancer survivors when dealing with the many legal issues that may arise following a cancer diagnosis. By educating, informing and empowering cancer survivors with knowledge about their rights and the laws that pertain to them, they become stronger, more effective self-advocates, qualities CALL believes helps them to move forward with the important business of living. To this end, Cancer Legal Line provides and coordinates pro bono legal services to low-income Minnesotans affected by cancer.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 12/19/2011
1380 Energy Lane
Suite 203
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (651) 917-9000
Other Names Used CALL
EIN 20-736402
Principal Staff Lindy Yokanovich, Esq.
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 2.0
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Clients Served 3200
Affiliations Member of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance; Member of the National Cancer Legal Services Network
General Information
Board Chair Thomas R. Smith
Number of Board Members 10
Board meetings with quorum 12
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.5
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
In 2010, Cancer Legal Line expanded the help it alone provides to Minnesotans affected by cancer in the following ways: (1) counseling and coordinating pro bono legal services for 133 Minnesotans with cancer who faced a critical legal problem but had no other way to avail themselves of an attorney's services at a vulnerable time in their lives, (2) providing legal information and education to hundreds of Minnesota cancer survivors via six (6) presentations to cancer survivorship group and cancer conferences throughout the Twin Cities, (3) providing a clearinghouse of cancer-related legal and financial resources to thousands of cancer survivors via our website
Current Goals
1. To launch the Breast Cancer Legal Project 2. To provide 10 group presentations to cancer survivorship and community groups throughout the Twin Cities 3. To begin targeted outreach to outstate Minnesota areas 4. To serve 150 clients in our Case Consultation program
Community or Constituency Served
Minnesotans affected by cancer.
Geographic Area Served
Statewide Minnesota, with primary focus on the Twin Cities metro area.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $30,577 83.8%
Management: $3,769 10.3%
Fundraising: $2,156 5.9%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2012 2012
End of Year: $0 $0 $12,383
Beginning of Year $0 $0 $37,306
Difference $0 $0 ($24,923)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $0
Based on information provided on 2012 to 2012
From the Council Cancer Legal Line is a small organization with fewer than three years of IRS Form 990's available. The Financial Standards require three years of data and therefore have not been applied for this review. As Cancer Legal Line grows, the information will be updated.
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