HAPpenings

1st HAP KARE Clinic a Success

By |2019-02-05T10:41:21+00:00February 5th, 2019|Blog, HAPpenings|

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 […]

SOAR is Adding a Child Curriculum!

By |2019-01-17T17:48:25+00:00January 17th, 2019|Blog, HAPpenings|

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 […]

February SNAP Benefits

By |2019-01-17T17:46:05+00:00January 17th, 2019|Blog, HAPpenings|

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 […]

SOAR Services Now Available for Children!

By |2018-11-19T12:55:52+00:00November 19th, 2018|HAPpenings|

SOAR services now available for children! SOAR Works! (PRAINC.) just published a new online course to provide SOAR training to child advocates. Laura Kolb, supervisor of HAP’s Children, Youth, and Families Project (CFP), served on an expert panel during the creation of this new curriculum. Stay tuned, as HAP and agency partners explore new opportunities […]

HAP and PECO/Exelon Co-Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

By |2018-09-26T22:08:06+00:00September 26th, 2018|Blog, Clinic, HAPpenings|

On September 26, 37 volunteers from 11 corporations (AAA, Aetna, Boenning and Scattergood, Farmers Insurance, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Lincoln Financial, Merck, PECO/Exelon, PNC Bank, Subaru, and Wawa) and 2 law firms (Ballard Spahr and Blank Rome) assisted 58 homeless clients (54 adults and 4 children) with their birth certificates from 11 states, including PA at PECO’s […]

Waive the Fee for PA Birth Certificates

By |2018-09-17T14:10:35+00:00September 17th, 2018|Blog, HAPpenings|

…”The cost of obtaining a birth certificate and ID is just unaffordable – but without it, people in poverty can’t access the things that could change their fortunes, like unemployment, social services, and subsidized housing.” See more in this column by Ronnie Polaneczky/phillynews.com.

Back to School at Eliza Shirley House

By |2018-08-22T13:40:53+00:00August 21st, 2018|Blog, HAPpenings|

On August 21, 2018, HAP’s Executive Director Marsha Cohen (center) joined Kelly O’Malley (left) of Reger Rizzo & Darnall and Krystal Kane (right) of Blank Rome in stuffing 15 new backpacks with school supplies for the children living at Eliza Shirley House. Lincoln Financial, Reger Rizzo, and […]