The law firm of Duffy + Fulginiti, through its founder (and HAP Board Member), Tom Duffy, is committed to making a difference in the City of Philadelphia through the firm’s work on behalf of the catastrophically injured and through service to many charitable organizations.
In 2012, the “Duffy Fellowship” was established by Duffy + Fulginiti to underwrite a staff attorney’s salary at the City’s most well-regarded legal service organizations. HAP is honored to have received funding to support three Duffy Fellows.
2019 – Alie Muolo
Alie has been a HAP Staff Attorney since 2014 and currently works on the Duffy KARE (Kensington, Advocacy, Representation, and Empowerment) Project. With the ultimate goal of helping individuals achieve housing stability and independence, the Duffy KARE Project provides comprehensive legal assistance to individiuals, including those displaced by the homeless encampment closure, focusing on access to treatment and disability benefits through HAP’s SOAR Project.
Alie is a member of HAP’s Veterans Project Team. The Veterans Project is the only legal assistance program in Philadelphia that specifically targets homeless veterans. Through the Veterans Project, HAP has expanded its reach into the homeless community to educate and advocate on behalf of a particularly vulnerable population that had previously been overlooked by Philadelphia’s public interest sector.
2019 – Joel Sobel
Joel is also a member of HAP’s Veterans Project and works exclusively with veterans experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia, assisting with various legal claims, including compensation/pension issues, SSI/SSDI outreach, and recovery programs.
Former Duffy Fellow
2014 – Neha Y. Chiaramonte
Neha, a Staff Attorney at HAP from 2014-2019, was the first recipient of a Duffy Fellowship at HAP.
If your organization would like to establish a similar fellowship to benefit Homeless Advocacy Project, we welcome you to contact us.