On March 20, 2018, 42 volunteers from 6 corporations (Comcast, Farmers Insurance, PECO/Exelon, PNC Bank, Subaru and Wawa) and one law firm, Blank Rome, helped 77 people submit applications for vital identifying documents. Volunteers processed birth certificate applications for 73 adults and 4 children from PA and 6 other states. Go team!
Congratulations to HAP volunteer attorney Brock Wittmeyer, an Associate at Blank Rome. Brock won over $25,000 in back SSI benefits for a homeless woman who had been trying to prove that she was disabled and unable to work for three years.
Brock has advocated on behalf of HAP […]
On January 19, 2018, HAP attorneys Michele Levy and Laura Kolb attended the Sparer Symposium which brings together legal academics and practitioners to provide insight into the dynamic relationship between scholarship and practice in the area of poverty law, merging theory and practice.
This year’s Symposium […]
On September 12, 2017, 51 legal volunteers from 7 Corporations (Comcast, CHUBB, HP, Merck, PNC, Subaru and host PECO/Exelon) joined attorneys from Saul Ewing to process birth certificate requests for 92 homeless clients, preparing birth certificate applications for 64 adults and 28 children from PA […]
From Left to right, Caleb Wang and Kathy Ochroch of Blank Rome; Marsha Cohen of HAP; Nancy Smith of Lincoln Financial; Krystal Kane of Blank Rome A giant thank you to HAP’s Adopt-A-Shelter partners at Eliza Shirley, a shelter for homeless families.
HAP held a birth certificate clinic at Project HOME on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. 13 volunteers from six law firms (Ballard Spahr, Blank Rome, Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and White and Williams) and two corporations (Comcast and […]