Our Closet, powered by the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia (JFCS), operates free pop-up shops featuring clothing, shoes, and accessories for adults and children throughout Philadelphia. Below is their Summer 2019 schedule in English y Español. For more information, please visit https://www.ourclosetpa.org/.
On May 15, 35 volunteers from Comcast and 4 volunteers from the law firm, DLA Piper, processed 112 birth certificate applications (88 for adults and 24 for children) from nine states at Comcast’s 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Headquarters. This crucial identifying document helps our clients access employment, housing, and other services.
HAP’s Senior Staff Attorney Pat Malley and Director of Operations Tanya Rambert, with help from Dechert legal assistant Denise Neris, negotiated with the attorney for the Puerto Rico Department of Vital Records to obtain clarification of the application process to receive birth certificates from Puerto Rico. After months of HAP volunteers having their clients’ applications […]
HAP held its Annual Benefit on Thursday, April 4 at the Sofitel Philadelphia. We thank our sponsors, volunteers, board of directors, staff, in-kind donors, and Benefit attendees for making this year’s event a success. Please click here to see a list of our sponsors.
On February 19th of this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act (AMA), which was passed by Congress in 2017. Over the last year, the VA offered some veterans the option of participating in a pilot program that greatly resembled the new program. Now that the new […]
On March 13, 2019, 53 volunteers from the corporate legal departments of PECO/Exelon, Comcast, Farmers Insurance, and Merck; and the law firm Morgan Lewis, assisted 99 homeless clients (75 adults and 24 children) in applying for their birth certificates from Pennsylvania and 7 other states. Thank you to PECO/Exelon and team pro bono leaders Jennedy […]
This year, HAP launched the Duffy KARE (Kensington, Advocacy, Representation and Empowerment) Project with funding from HAP Board Member, Tom Duffy. HAP held its first KARE legal clinic at the Kensington Storefront on Friday, February 1. Many thanks to Morgan Lewis who sent five new volunteer attorneys to […]
“We face a lot of challenges in our country and our world, which can seem overwhelming. But there are individuals in our community, here in Philadelphia, that are struggling and can really use a helping hand navigating the legal system. As lawyers, we have the privilege of being able to help.”– HAP volunteer Luke Repici, […]
We look forward to working with our partners at Social Security and the Pennsylvania BDD (Bureau of Disability Determination) to expand the benefits of HAP’s successful SOAR Project to Philadelphia’s youth population–HAP attorneys Laura Kolb and Michele Levy are already on the ball. Laura attended SOAR’s nation-wide Leadership Academy last week in Washington, DC and […]
Due to the federal government shutdown, Pennsylvania is issuing February SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits early. Benefits that would normally be received in February, will be issued on Friday, January 18th, and these benefits will be available for use on Saturday, January 19th. This is not a bonus and people will not be receiving […]