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Not Just for the Medal: Running for Our Clients

May 2nd, 2018|

This year, 40 runners will run down Broad Street in support of LCD’s clients and services during the 2018 Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Fundraising goes directly to helping LCD provide free legal services to Philadelphians living with disabilities. Our staff attorneys assist clients through our on-site Medical-Legal Partnerships, our general intake , […]

Expediting Help

April 2nd, 2018|

Frank is a 55 year old contractor who forced himself to work nearly all of 2016 in spite of feeling lethargic, weak, and inexplicably losing 50 pounds. Suffering from A-Fib in December of that year, his world came screeching to a halt.

During his hospitalization, Frank received another blow. He had cancer. Frank continued to waste away, […]

A Celebration to Launch Philadelphia Health Partnership

February 25th, 2018|

LCD Executive Director Linda Peyton was on-hand to celebrate and speak at the launch of the newly named Philadelphia Health Partnership. After 20 years of supporting nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia Region, the formerly known as First Hospital Foundation, the Philadelphia Health Partnership celebrated the launch of their new name and priorities with supporters and […]

Critical Care for Jack

February 16th, 2018|

A cancer diagnosis is life altering. For Jack, his diagnosis of stage IV cancer in his kidneys, colon and adrenal gland did not just mean he would have to go through treatment. It meant that he had to stop working and would lose his source of income. Now, at 56 years old and grappling with […]

Mayor Kenney Announces Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project

January 31st, 2018|

Mayor Jim Kenney announced the launch of the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project, a new set of services for tenants facing eviction.  This effort will reduce the number of evictions and provide more resources to tenants in danger of losing their home, helping to prevent homelessness in Philadelphia.

“Evictions hurt families and communities” said Mayor Kenney.  “Eviction […]

Employment Opportunity: Staff Attorney

January 30th, 2018|

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An LCD staff attorney provides high quality legal services to low-income people with disabilities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The staff attorney will primarily staff PhilaKIDS, LCD’s Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The staff attorney will provide on-site legal services, host community outreach and education events, and assist with […]

Thinking of Nicholas

January 28th, 2018|

Growing up in Argentina, Yolanda took for granted that she would always find herself surrounded by her large and close-knit family. She never imagined that she would one day live a continent away.  Yet when Yolanda gave birth to her son, Nicholas, she did so alone – over five thousand miles separated her from home.

As […]

Justice for Jessica

January 16th, 2018|

Jessica is a mother.

She was referred to LCD through the St. Christopher’s MLP after she told her son’s doctor during an asthma visit that she was having problems with her landlord. Jessica’s primary concern was the horrible rat infestation inside her family’s home. Jessica noted other habitability concerns, including leaks in her bathroom and basement […]

A long custody battle comes to an end

December 28th, 2017|

MLP Site: Abbottsford Falls
Disability: Back injury, mental health

Joanna is a patient at Abbottsford Falls who first asked to see an LCD attorney over two years ago.  At the time, she had sued her baby’s father for child support and for full physical and legal custody over their one year-old daughter.  After completing the intake, Staff Attorney […]

Negotiation Leads to Favorable Outcome

November 13th, 2017|

For Chandra, keeping her daughter’s monthly visits to her father is important. But, Chandra’s degenerative eye condition was making it increasingly difficult to make these visits and to keep in compliance with her current custody order.

Chandra, whose daughter is a patient at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, was referred to the PhilaKIDS Medical-Legal Partnership by […]