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GSK celebrates 20 years of a healthy and happy Philadelphia

Ten nonprofits will receive $40,000 to support youth sports, safety, housing, and other pressing community health needs
November 14, 2016 – GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] today announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site. Ten local nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia […]

November 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Helping us Help More: Evan Caplan

LCD and our clients benefit greatly from the time, service and commitment of many Philadelphia-based attorneys at our partner firms. They give of their time and talent to help our clients at our Community Legal Outreach Clinics at Inglis House and Associated Services for the Blind. Thanks to their efforts, LCD is able to reach […]

October 30th, 2016|Interview|0 Comments

National Pro Bono Week

It’s National Pro Bono Week and we want to thank all of our pro bono volunteers who help us serve the community! Without you, we would not be able to reach as many people as we do.

In 2015, pro bono volunteers contributed 665 hours to expand and bring legal aid to those who would not […]

October 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Independence for Jason

Jason is a young man. He has mild cerebral palsy and a developmental delay. Due to his multiple disabilities, Jason is seen at St. Christopher’s Center for Children with Special Health Care needs and the Department of Developmental Pediatrics. He is active and attends school full-time as well as enjoying assisting the school’s basketball team.

Shortly […]

October 24th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Volunteering for Accessibility: Ingrid Welch

Our Community Legal Outreach Clinics (CLOCS) continue to expand and bring legal aid to those without access. We assist with planning documents such as powers of attorney and living wills at Inglis House and Associated Services for the Blind.

Since 2005, LCD attorneys and attorneys from our partner firms meet at both sites for half a […]

September 21st, 2016|Interview|0 Comments

Inclusion for Scott

Scott is a 66-year old man with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He was referred to LCD by his nurse practitioner as he was dealing with housing issues. Scott is a Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) tenant. But he was living at his son’s house because he could not navigate the steps into or within his […]

September 13th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Disability Advocates Honored with Annual Awards

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will recognize their service at annual Fall Celebration

 

Philadelphia, Pa. – According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five Americans – or roughly 53 million ─ lives with a disability. The need for advocates is large. Each year at their […]

September 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

2015 Annual Report

Inclusion. Independence. Justice. These are the values that LCD strives to bring to our clients and our community every day. It is at the heart of our advocacy. Our 2015 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 people […]

August 29th, 2016|Publications, Reports, Success Stories|0 Comments

Family Remains United

Ronald is the loving, caring, involved father of 11-year-old Ann. He has raised her since birth. They are each other’s family. Ronald is deaf. He independently takes care of all of Ann’s needs, including medical care and educational support. Ronald became a single father after he and Ann’s mother split up.  At the time of the split, […]

August 24th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Justice for Matt

Matt is a three year old boy.

Since birth, Matt and his twin brother have had special needs due to their severe asthma and significant developmental delays and have been followed by The Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children .

Matt was denied Supplemental Security Income benefits. His […]

August 3rd, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments