Our nation’s farmworkers endure unsafe living and working conditions. Yet they are often reluctant to seek out help due to fear of employer retaliation, lack of health insurance, or documentation status. FJ and HOP developed this resource to encourage health and legal services organizations to work together to better meet the needs of the farmworkers they serve.
This document provides an overview of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) for organizations serving farmworkers. It reflects some of the framework and insights of the MLP toolkit developed by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at George Washington University. While farmworker-serving organizations provided the information featured and are the primary focus of this resource, much of the content is also relevant to organizations that work with other underserved populations, such as day laborers and other low-wage immigrant workers.