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Negotiation Leads to Favorable Outcome

For Chandra, keeping her daughter’s monthly visits to her father is important. But, Chandra’s degenerative eye condition was making it increasingly difficult to make these visits and to keep in compliance with her current custody order.

Chandra, whose daughter is a patient at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, was referred to the PhilaKIDS Medical-Legal Partnership by […]

November 13th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. LCD provides free legal services to low-income people with disabilities and the hard of hearing in the Philadelphia region.

Occurring this year on […]

November 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Vital LIHEAP Grants Are Now Available

VITAL LIHEAP GRANTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR UP TO 150,000 ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME PHILADELPHIA GAS WORKS CUSTOMERS

(Philadelphia, Pa. – November 1, 2017) – Families in Philadelphia deserve to be warm in winter. That’s why Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is urging customers to apply for free LIHEAP grants that can help with heating expenses. LIHEAP, the Low Income […]

November 6th, 2017|News, Resources|0 Comments

Disability Advocates and Supporters Honored at 30th Anniversary Celebration

Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess, Nancy Glass and the Glass Entertainment Group, and Monica Kondrad, Care Coordinator at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children honored

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD), now celebrating 30 years of serving the disability community of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties, honored disability advocates and supporters at its […]

October 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

LCD Attorneys & Volunteer Help Client be Free from Financial Exploitation

Sally is a 57-year old woman with severe mobility issues due to multiple back surgeries, as well as a long history of anxiety and depression.  She lives on a monthly fixed income and receives SSDI.  Sally lives alone with her two cats and has no family support.

Bill met Sally years ago and helped her during […]

September 12th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

2016 Annual Report

A dedicated staff, strong community partnerships, and a nearly 30 year commitment to advocacy continue to make a difference in the lives of Philadelphians with disabilities. Each year, LCD serves thousands across Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. It is our mission and what we devote ourselves to daily.

The clients we serve experience physical limitations; many […]

September 7th, 2017|Publications, Reports|0 Comments

Legal Clinic for the Disabled Honors Disability Advocates and Supporters with Annual Awards

Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess, Nancy Glass and the Glass Entertainment Group, and Monica Konrad, Care Coordinator at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children honored

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD), now celebrating 30 years of serving the disability community of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties, announced the recipients of its annual awards. […]

August 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Hardwork and Negotiation Leads to Favorable Outcome 

For clients, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled’s (LCD) support can mean the difference between having a home and becoming homeless. Staff attorney Evan Barker recently provided invaluable aid to his client, Pam, who was facing eviction as well as habitability issues in her home.

Pam’s apartment was funded partially by a Housing Voucher through Housing […]

August 1st, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

Employment Opportunity: Staff Attorney

STAFF ATTORNEY

Job Summary:

An LCD staff attorney provides high quality legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.  Clients reach LCD either by coming through one of our seven Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) sites, by attending one of our Community Legal Outreach Clinics (CLOC), or by calling our general intake […]

July 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

LCD Visits Sister Circle

Research shows that the death rate among African American women battling breast cancer remains three times higher than non-African American women who have the disease. In 2014, the American Cancer Society and the NFL awarded a three year grant to Health Annex, one of the three sites serviced by LCD’s MLP with the Family Counseling […]

June 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments