I am a former resident of a mental health facility in Illinois. I was discharged in July of 2015, as qualified by the

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Customer: I am a former resident of a mental health facility in Illinois. I was discharged in July of 2015, as qualified by the states “Moving On” program. I was also a regular attending member of Hammond Baptist Church, and I expected support and encouragement from people I thought were my friends upon my discharge. Instead, they accused me of having sex for money to pay for my apartment. They refused to visit me, telling people I am immoral and had shady goings on in my home. When I married my boyfriend of 25 years in 2017, they said they didn’t believe me and said we were “fornicating”. People at church shunned me, and and made no secret about backstabbing me. My former Sunday school teacher, Genevieve Atchison accused me of stealing, and even the pastor indicated he believed them. (John Wilkerson). I asked the head of the IT department to see my file. There was a picture of someone else. They said I had a daughter named Lynette, which was made up by Mrs Atchison, and didn’t even acknowledge that I was married and changed my name. I am heartbroken for spending all that time there, and how they have humiliated me. My husband had cancer and died a year and a half ago.
JA: Have you talked to an IL lawyer about this?
Customer: No.
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: This is the first step. Except some venting Google reviews. I am reaching out to you because I was at the consent decree hearing and I remember the ACLU being there.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Tell him/her to ask me whatever questions they have.
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. You certainly have grounds to file a claim for defamation of character against the church and the members who have made groundless accusations. Any local attorney could help you get started with this.

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