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Cancer Legal Line

Cancer Legal Line’s mission is to alleviate the non-medical stressors faced by cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones by providing access to legal information and pro bono legal services so they may focus their energies on healing rather than an endless loop of "what if" and worry.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 12/10/2014
1380 Energy Lane
Suite 203
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (651) 917-9000
Other Names Used CALL
EIN 20-736402
Principal Staff Lindy Yokanovich,
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 3
Number of Volunteers 60
Number of Clients Served 400
Tags / Keywords Treatment & Prevention, Hospitals & Clinics, Health, Diseases & Disorders, Community Health Charities Member
General Information
Board Chair Thomas R. Smith, MD
Number of Board Members 11
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 8.17
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
In 2014, Cancer Legal Line provided pro bono legal services and information to 400 Minnesota cancer patients and survivors. Assitance provided included obtaining disability benefits previously denied to a client with blood cancer, providing wills and guardianship documentation for minor children for several single mothers with advanced breast cancer, and assisting with navigating employment leave and reasonable accommodation requests. Additionally, Cancer Legal Line conducted 19 group presentations on a wide range of cancer related legal issues attended by 1,786 Minnesota cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Cancer Legal Line began the DDS OnCALL program for oral,head, and neck cancer patients and Minnesota's first oncology based Medical-Legal Partnership with University of Minnesota Health, focusing on blood cancer patients.
Current Goals
Cancer Legal Line's goals for 2015 include: 1) Continued growth of our Breast Cancer Legal Program and DDS OnCALL programs. 2) Continue our Medical-Legal Partnership with the University of Minnesota's Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, wherein legal services are provided on-site in the clinical setting to Minnesotans with blood cancer pre-transplant. This particular population of cancer patients has an inordinately high number of legal needs accompanying their diagnosis. By creating a Medical-Legal Partnership, legal services become an integral part of the care of the whole patient, leading to better health outcomes and enhanced quality of life. 3) Create an additional Medical Legal Partnership within the Twin Cities.
Community or Constituency Served
Minnesotans affected by cancer.
Geographic Area Served
Statewide Minnesota, with an emphasis on the greater Twin Cities area.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $148,428 84.3%
Management: $17,501 9.9%
Fundraising: $10,103 5.7%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $17,810 $12,383 $37,306
Beginning of Year $12,283 $37,306 $3,167
Difference $5,527 ($24,923) $34,139
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $17,810
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
From the Charity Thank you for viewing Cancer Legal Line's information and learning more about the unique work we do at the intersection of health and law. We are proud to have met the Charities Review Council's Accountability Standards and to design and implement all we do with transparency to those we serve and those who generously make our work possible. Cancer Legal Line's work addresses the social determinants of health that are so often a deciding factor in a person's health no matter how good or accessible their medical care is. Please visit our webiste,, to learn more about what we do and the impact it has on health outcomes for the individuals, families, and communities we serve. Thank you!
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