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Independence for Tanya

After a stroke several years ago, and many smaller strokes since, Tanya was left feeling unsteady on her feet as well as fearful of when her next stroke would come. She lived with her brother and his girlfriend who moved in with Tanya after serving time in prison. They were abusive and destructive toward Tanya. […]

May 25th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Leading the Way: Nurse Led MLPs

LCD, which partners with Family Practice Counseling Network in the first nurse run MLP in the nation, has contributed to a new guide co-written by the National Nursing Centers Consortium, LCD, and the Family Practice and Counseling Network. The guide is intended to help health care and legal institutions establish medical-legal partnerships in nurse-led health care settings. It […]

May 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

2016 Duffy Fellowship

Thomas J. Duffy, Esq., founder of Duffy + Partners, has renewed his support of the “Duffy Fellowship” at LCD. Theresa Brabson is this year’s recipient of the Fellowship, which supports a staff attorney’s salary. In 2012, LCD became the first recipient of a Duffy Fellowship and applauds Tom Duffy’s generosity toward the non-profit legal services community.

Theresa is the […]

May 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Helping Advocates: Trauma Training

On Friday, April 29 LCD hosted a training on handling trauma for the LCD staff and staff from other agencies. The training was provided thanks to a Building Capacity for Innovation Micro-grant from The Barra Foundation. LCD applied for the grant in order to provide training on Trauma Informed Legal Advocacy. LCD hired Beth Weinstock […]

May 4th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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 Extern has Global Experience

For the past three months, Dana Binder has been working as a Legal Extern 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 staff of […]

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