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

More than just an attorney

In October staff attorney Tomas Bednar met with a 62 year old woman who had been diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer that had metastasized to her brain.

An in patient at Hahnemann Hospital, she was visibly distraught over the uncertainty of her illness’s progression as well as her future quality of life. Alone in Philadelphia […]

August 27th, 2015|Success Stories|0 Comments

An intern’s life

Kevin Boyle, a rising 3L at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law is our 2015 summer intern. Kevin received a Master’s Degree in Health Science from John Hopkins University and studies law to learn more how law and health intersect. He’s part way through his summer so we thought now was a good time to […]

August 16th, 2015|Interview, News|0 Comments

Allison’s story

Debt Collection Defense – Reducing Debt and Stress
When Allison called the intake line at LCD she was confused and fearful. She was being sued for more than $10,000 in alleged credit card debt.

Allison suffers from Meniere’s disease (a disorder than affects hearing and balance), major depression and psychotic features. She wasn’t sure about the nature […]

August 8th, 2015|Success Stories|0 Comments

Journal of Change interview with Linda

The Journal of Change magazine which is published by the Independence Blus Cross Foundation interviewed our very own Linda Peyton in July.

You can download the full interview here.

July 12th, 2015|News, Publications|0 Comments

In Motion newsletter, Winter Spring 2015

Read our latest In Motion newsletter, which features news on:

LCD’s Medical-Legal Partnership with Project Home
LCD Panel Discussion at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) & the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Annual Assembly
LCD and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s MLP – PhilaKids
Reed Smith Christmas Toy Drive for LCD Families
and many more…

Download it here.

May 10th, 2015|News, Publications|0 Comments