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 […]

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.

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 , […]

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 […]

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 […]