Through the Adopt-a-Shelter Project, a firm or corporate legal department agrees to staff a HAP legal clinic on a monthly or bimonthly basis. HAP’s Adopt-a-Shelter Project provides an opportunity for attorneys to conduct pro bono work in a way that fosters a sense of teamwork and camaraderie.
Children, Youth, and Families Project
The Children, Youth, and Families Project conducts specialized legal clinics at the City’s largest family shelters. These clinics attempt to address some of the most urgent legal needs of homeless children, including access to federal disability funds and special education services.
SSI Outreach Access & Recovery (SOAR) Project
HAP’s SOAR Project is ranked as the number 1 program in the country helping homeless disabled adults and youth aging out of foster care to obtain SSI/SSDI benefits on a rapid basis. By securing SSI/SSDI benefits, eligible homeless are provided with the economic resources needed to secure safe housing.
HAP’s 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.