Thank you Broad Street Runners

It was a rainy and chilly day as 10,000 runners took off down Broad Street for the 2016 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Forty-nine of those runners generously trained, fundraised and ran in support of LCD and its clients. We can’t thank the runners enough as well as those who donated to help them […]

May 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Hope for Grace

Grace, a mother of three children with asthma, was living in horrific housing conditions. A visit to her home revealed a significant roach infestation, trash in the hallway, as well as urine, feces and crack smoke in the hallway. The living conditions were having such a serious impact on the children’s health that one child took three different medications […]

May 1st, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Legal Intern has Global Experience

For the past three months, Dana Binder has been working as a Legal Intern with LCD. An attorney from Israel, Dana is studying for her Master’s in Law with a focus on Human Rights at Drexel University. She joined LCD as part of a field practicum program, where students can join an organization they find […]

April 28th, 2016|Interview|0 Comments

Q & A: Barbara Goral

A native of Philadelphia, Barbara Goral, a paralegal student at the Community College of Philadelphia, has been interning with LCD for the past ten weeks. She became involved with LCD through the Community College of Philadelphia’s Paralegal Studies Internship Program.

1. What has been most memorable about your experience with LCD?
My experiences with the […]

April 20th, 2016|Interview, News|0 Comments

An intern’s life: Amanda Solch

A Master of Social Work candidate at The University of Pennsylvania, Amanda Solch joined the LCD team in September 2015 as a social work intern. She first voiced her interest in working with LCD due to our work in both clinical and macro, or large scale, social work.

“I have had the pleasure of assisting […]

April 13th, 2016|Interview, News|0 Comments

Ensuring Their Future – The McGonagles

Dennis and Kathleen McGonagle thought their need for legal help was finished. But, they soon found themselves needing legal representation again after they were sued by Air Methods, an emergency transport company, for an unpaid portion of an exorbitant medical transport bill. That’s when they contacted LCD.

Referred by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, the McGonagles first worked […]

April 1st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A safe home for veteran Anthony

Anthony is a veteran. He suffered multiple strokes and now at age 60 accepted he needed in-home assistance. He agreed to have his niece, Annette, move into his home to provide this needed assistance. It soon became clear that Annette was not dependable and instead, Anthony’s daughter, Sherry, had to step in to prepare meals, […]

February 8th, 2016|News, Success Stories|0 Comments

Annual celebration night – award winners!

On a wet November night, we were delighted to be joined by nearly 200 friends, supporters and volunteers to celebrate another fantastic year.

This years’ event was held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a Silent Auction and a very well received Live Auction. Our thanks go to Joshua from the Katz Foundation […]

December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Azavea Summer of Maps

Nathaniel Henry worked with us throughout the summer as part of Azavea’s Summer of Maps program. He’s written a blog post on the fascinating work that he did with us to research the relationship between poverty, disability, and unsafe housing conditions. You can interact with Nathaniel’s online map here.

“Housing justice is vital not just to […]

September 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Annual report – 2014

The 2014 Annual Report brings together stories and insights from across our organization to give you a deeper understanding of the work that we do and the way that we operate.

Being a staff attorney at LCD is about being more than ‘just’ an attorney. It’s about identifying the legal issues that are impeding the health […]

August 27th, 2015|Publications, Reports, Resources|0 Comments