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Category: Advocacy

HELP: MLP is Expanding: The Family Advocacy and Integrated Resources Project

HELP: MLP is excited to announce that we will be expanding our Nursing-Legal Partnership services to families participating in home visiting programs across Philadelphia. The newly created Family Advocacy and Integrated Resources (FAIR) Project, a collaboration between HELP: MLP, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC), and Philadelphia Department of Public Health, will provide free legal services and financial resources to up to 2,100 families in Philadelphia over the next two years. HELP: MLP will work closely with project partners and evidence-based home visiting programs to screen for social determinants of health,… Read more HELP: MLP is Expanding: The Family Advocacy and Integrated Resources Project

We’re hiring! Seeking a Staff Attorney for our Philadelphia Office

The Health, Education and Legal assistance Project: A Medical-Legal Partnership at Widener University Delaware Law School (HELP: MLP) is currently seeking a Staff Attorney to work alongside our public health partners in Philadelphia. This is a hybrid position in which the Staff Attorney will work remotely as well as on-site. Reporting to the Director and Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney will be responsible for providing civil legal services to families with low incomes participating in maternal and child health programs. The Staff Attorney will work as part of an interdisciplinary… Read more We’re hiring! Seeking a Staff Attorney for our Philadelphia Office

Statement in Response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

HELP: MLP is profoundly outraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned nearly 50 years of legal precedent. Access to safe abortion is not only essential health care, but fundamental to protecting our public’s health. Ensuring the right to a safe abortion is both a matter of equity and social justice. This decision will harm the health of women and birthing people, and will disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, people with low incomes, people with disabilities and chronic… Read more Statement in Response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Statement in Response to Leaked U.S. Supreme Court Draft Opinion

Today, HELP: MLP joins countless other women’s rights and public health advocates in expressing our profound disappointment with the draft opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding abortion rights in our nation. Access to safe abortion is not only essential health care, but fundamental to protecting our public’s health. Ensuring the right to a safe abortion is both a matter of equity and social justice. HELP: MLP stands firmly for reproductive justice, which requires access to a full range of safe, legal, and affordable reproductive health care, including abortion. The… Read more Statement in Response to Leaked U.S. Supreme Court Draft Opinion

Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership 2021 Recap

With the ongoing suffering, loss, and hardship families across the nation experienced in 2021, we are lucky to share that as a partner to the Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership (NLP), in collaboration with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC), we were able to continue our mission of improving the health and wellness of mothers, children, and families in Philadelphia. The NLP serves families participating in two evidence-based maternal and child health programs, Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Programs. Between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, the… Read more Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership 2021 Recap

HELP: MLP welcomes Eileen Somers!

The HELP: MLP team is excited to announce that Eileen Somers, Esq. joined the organization on September 1, 2021. Eileen brings a wealth of experience to HELP: MLP and has demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the health of families in Delaware County. Eileen supports the Foundation of Delaware County’s Healthy Start and Nurse-Family Partnership programs and focuses her practice on housing and consumer issues. Prior to joining HELP: MLP, she spent seven years as a civil litigation associate at Faegre, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she… Read more HELP: MLP welcomes Eileen Somers!