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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

  • Students working in CHAMPs program

Frequently Asked Questions About CHAMPs

Social determinants of health are the legal, social, and environmental conditions that negatively impact children’s health. If resolved through holistic legal services, children’s health improves.

Clients are generally referred to CHAMPS through a provider at Prisma Health or Prisma Health Medical Group.

CHAMPS attorneys and CHAMPS Clinic law students, under the supervision of an attorney, take SSI, Medicaid, housing conditions, education, SNAP, and TANF cases. They also draft wills, health care powers of attorney, and financial powers of attorney.

No. CHAMPS works with low-income clients only and provides free legal services to help address the justice gap in civil legal services for low-income people in South Carolina.

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