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Volunteers in Action: Keeping Eddie in His Home

Like many of us, Eddie Love knows his home from top to bottom, inside and out. He knows where the creaks in the floor are and how the sun feels shining through each of the windows.   He’s lived in his North Philadelphia home since birth and only needs his touch and memory to navigate. Eddie […]

May 14th, 2018|Success Stories|0 Comments

Working Tirelessly to Keep a Family Together

For many of LCD’s clients, the strong partnership between LCD attorneys and health care providers helps LCD’s clients bridge the gap between uncertainty and security. This is true whether the relationships occur in LCD’s medical-legal partnerships or through networking with other organizations. It was this close relationship that helped Leola Howell and her daughter when […]

May 8th, 2018|Success Stories|0 Comments

Not Just for the Medal: Running for Our Clients

This year, 40 runners will run down Broad Street in support of LCD’s clients and services during the 2018 Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Fundraising goes directly to helping LCD provide free legal services to Philadelphians living with disabilities. Our staff attorneys assist clients through our on-site Medical-Legal Partnerships, our general intake , […]

May 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Expediting Help

Frank is a 55 year old contractor who forced himself to work nearly all of 2016 in spite of feeling lethargic, weak, and inexplicably losing 50 pounds. Suffering from A-Fib in December of that year, his world came screeching to a halt.

During his hospitalization, Frank received another blow. He had cancer. Frank continued to waste away, […]

April 2nd, 2018|Success Stories|0 Comments

A Celebration to Launch Philadelphia Health Partnership

LCD Executive Director Linda Peyton was on-hand to celebrate and speak at the launch of the newly named Philadelphia Health Partnership. After 20 years of supporting nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia Region, the formerly known as First Hospital Foundation, the Philadelphia Health Partnership celebrated the launch of their new name and priorities with supporters and […]

February 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Critical Care for Jack

A cancer diagnosis is life altering. For Jack, his diagnosis of stage IV cancer in his kidneys, colon and adrenal gland did not just mean he would have to go through treatment. It meant that he had to stop working and would lose his source of income. Now, at 56 years old and grappling with […]

February 16th, 2018|Success Stories|0 Comments

Mayor Kenney Announces Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project

Mayor Jim Kenney announced the launch of the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project, a new set of services for tenants facing eviction.  This effort will reduce the number of evictions and provide more resources to tenants in danger of losing their home, helping to prevent homelessness in Philadelphia.

“Evictions hurt families and communities” said Mayor Kenney.  “Eviction […]

January 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Employment Opportunity: Staff Attorney

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An LCD staff attorney provides high quality legal services to low-income people with disabilities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The staff attorney will primarily staff PhilaKIDS, LCD’s Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The staff attorney will provide on-site legal services, host community outreach and education events, and assist with […]

January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Thinking of Nicholas

Growing up in Argentina, Yolanda took for granted that she would always find herself surrounded by her large and close-knit family. She never imagined that she would one day live a continent away.  Yet when Yolanda gave birth to her son, Nicholas, she did so alone – over five thousand miles separated her from home.

As […]

January 28th, 2018|Success Stories|0 Comments

Justice for Jessica

Jessica is a mother.

She was referred to LCD through the St. Christopher’s MLP after she told her son’s doctor during an asthma visit that she was having problems with her landlord. Jessica’s primary concern was the horrible rat infestation inside her family’s home. Jessica noted other habitability concerns, including leaks in her bathroom and basement […]

January 16th, 2018|Success Stories|0 Comments