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

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