Harrison Lee, an attorney at Comcast, shares a his experience as a HAP volunteer in the August 2018 edition of the Bar Reporter. Click here to read the article.
On July 26, 30 legal volunteers from Morgan Lewis and Comcast Cable conducted a birth certificate legal clinic for 122 homeless clients, including 81 adults and 31 children at Morgan’s headquarters on Market Street.
HAP Executive Director Marsha Cohen took a walk down Walnut Street with FOX 29’s Mike Jerrick to discuss street homelessness in Philadelphia. See video.
HAP Staff Attorney Laura Kolb has co-written the article “Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care: A New Opportunity to Access SSI Benefits” with Claire Grandison and Maggie Potter from Community Legal Services and Karen U. Lindell from Juvenile Law Center. The article appeared in the APSAC Advisor, a quarterly news journal (APSAC is […]
Birth Certificate Clinic at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, May 2. Over 40 legal volunteers from Comcast Cable and Drinker Biddle processed 69 birth certificate applications for 55 adults and 14 kids from PA and 7 additional states. Thank you, everyone!! View Photos.
Marsha Cohen, executive director of HAP, said that it’s not just disabled people who are having a hard time finding shelter space. She said that dozens of families with children get turned away daily. Read Article.
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 […]
From L to R: Jennings Durand, HAP Executive Director, Marsha Cohen, Joseph Archie, Michael LiPuma
A federal judge has approved the settlement agreement in HAP’s case against New York City enabling clients experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia to more easily access their New York City birth certificates. Bravo […]
NY, Pa. Lawyers Secure Settlement in Birth Certificate Pro Bono Case Katheryn Hayes Tucker, The Legal Intelligencer May 5, 2017 With the pro bono help of New York and Philadelphia lawyers, a homeless advocacy group has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against New York City over allowing people to secure birth certificates […]