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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. […]

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June 4th, 2018|

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Volunteers in Action: Keeping Eddie in His Home

May 14th, 2018|

Like many of us, Eddie Love knows his home from top to bottom, inside and out. He knows where the creaks in the floor are and how the sun feels shining through each of the windows.   He’s lived in his North Philadelphia home since birth and only needs his touch and memory to navigate. Eddie […]

Working Tirelessly to Keep a Family Together

May 8th, 2018|

For many of LCD’s clients, the strong partnership between LCD attorneys and health care providers helps LCD’s clients bridge the gap between uncertainty and security. This is true whether the relationships occur in LCD’s medical-legal partnerships or through networking with other organizations. It was this close relationship that helped Leola Howell and her daughter when […]