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

NEWS: How a Phila. Museum Ruined its Reputation

Originally appeared in The Legal Intelligencer
June 24, 2016
By Ben Feldman and Linda Peyton

Michael Anderson is one of the many individuals in the United States living with severe disabilities. He requires the use of a wheelchair and a personal care attendant (PCA) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There was a time in this […]

July 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Stability for Frank

Frank is a single father who needs stability as he suffers from anxiety and has four children – two of whom still live at home with him.  Frank, a server at a local restaurant who works six days a week, fell behind on his rent.  His apartment, throughout the winter months, did not get warm […]

July 5th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Community Health Education

On May 13, LCD Executive Director Linda Peyton contributed to community education and attended a Meet & Greet at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center for the Gesu School, an independent Catholic School in North Philadelphia. The Gesu School and LCD are part of the North Philadelphia Wellness Collaborative, a group of community organizations working in […]

June 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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