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LCD Honors Disability Advocates & Supporters

October 28th, 2018|

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD)—the only nonprofit exclusively dedicated to serving people with disabilities, and the deaf and hard-of-hearing in the Philadelphia region—announced the recipients of its annual awards. This year, attorney Tom Duffy, Esq., Founder of Duffy + Partners, was honored with the Special Recognition Award.  Additionally, Katie Samson, Spokesperson for the Katie […]

Using Technology to Improve Services

October 21st, 2018|

For the second time, LCD partnered with Azavea—a B corporation that uses geospatial technologies to answer complex questions—to better inform the conversation regarding the correlation between health, social and legal needs, and geography in the Philadelphia region.

For the project, LCD sought to create visualizations of the correlations between health status, income status, legal and social […]

Volunteers in Action

September 13th, 2018|

LCD and our clients rely on our pro bono partners to educate and reach more people in-need. Recently, pro bono volunteers (both attorneys and non-attorneys alike) from Comcast participated in a planning documents clinic at Inglis House. The clinic was part of LCD’s outreach to people with disabilities, lawyers, medical professionals and social services agencies to […]

Remembering Jennifer McHugh, pro bono partner

August 27th, 2018|

LCD is mourning the loss of attorney and LCD volunteer Jennifer McHugh. Jennifer was a supporter of our mission, our clients and the disability community. She gave countless hours to provide pro bono assistance to those in need. We mourn her loss and send our condolences to her family, friends, and all those whose lives […]

LCD Announces Recipients of Annual Awards

August 26th, 2018|

Tom Duffy, Esq., Founder, Duffy + Partners; Katie Samson, Spokesperson, Katie Samson Foundation; and, Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired honored

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD)—the only nonprofit exclusively dedicated to serving people with disabilities, and the deaf and hard-of-hearing in the Philadelphia region—announced the recipients of its annual awards. This year, […]

Granting a Mother’s Last Wishes

August 14th, 2018|

Not all client stories have happy endings. Sometimes they end when the client’s last wishes are fulfilled. 

This was the case for Diane—a mother of two with end-stage cancer—whose hospice case manager assisted her with a call to LCD. Confined to bed, Diane wished to appoint her aunt to act as a financial and healthcare agent. […]

New Tenant Resource Guide Released

July 26th, 2018|

LCD and our partners are excited to release the Philly Eviction Prevention Project Tenant Resource Guide!  The PEPP Tenant Resource Guide contains information on housing resources, including where to go for emergency shelter, legal assistance, and rental assistance, how to prepare for an eviction hearing, and how to address housing discrimination.  You can access the […]

Buy One Give One

July 15th, 2018|

Now you can support LCD and directly give to a person in need. Your purchase of an LCD t-shirt from ChariTees goes to supporting LCD and our services, as well as giving a t-shirt to a person in-need via Project HOME.

Standing By to Help with Healthcare

June 14th, 2018|

Larry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. When his disease progressed to a point that made daily tasks without assistance difficult, he moved to Inglis House.

Larry recently suffered from other health ailments, and as a result frequently experiences changes in his cognitive impairment. One of his conditions needed surgery for several months. However, […]

Focus on Building Relationships

June 13th, 2018|

Jesse Grainger spent eight months with the Legal Clinic for the Disabled acting as a Social Work intern from the University of Pennsylvania. He shared some of his experience and take-aways from his time with LCD.

What was your role at LCD and how long were you with them?

I was with LCD for about 8 months. […]