On March 3, the Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership, a collaboration between HELP: MLP and Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Programs, hosted a Brunch and Learn community event on how to support parenting youth who are transitioning to adulthood. The event featured people with lived and experience, advocates, and experts to discuss strategies across a spectrum of needs to support young parents. Presentation descriptions and materials are linked below: Supporting Educational Success of Students who are Pregnant or Parenting led by Darlene Hemerka, Esq., Staff Attorney, Public Interest… Read more Supporting Parenting Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: Brunch & Learn →
HELP: MLP recently contributed to a letter, led by Community Legal Services, sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) on March 17, 2020 urging DHS to act on… Read more COVID-19 Advocacy Update →
HELP: MLP is excited to welcome two new staff members to our team!
Thanks to everyone who joined us on 1/21 to learn about our Nursing-Legal Partnership. The webinar was hosted in partnership with Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program(NFP),… Read more Nursing-Legal Partnership Webinar & Learning Collaborative →
Please join us on January 21, 2020 at 2pm ET for a webinar on our Nursing-Legal Partnership in Philadelphia. The Nursing-Legal Partnership is a collaboration between HELP: MLP, Philadelphia Nurse-Family… Read more Nursing-Legal Partnership Webinar →
By Adriano Boccanelli, Public Health Fellow On Wednesday, July 10th HELP: MLP Managing Attorney, Laura Handel Schwartz, testified at a joint public hearing hosted by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus… Read more HELP: MLP Testifies on Health Disparities in PA →
On June 13th, our extraordinary colleague and public health nurse, Erin Blair testified to Philadelphia City Council urging passage of laws to keep kids safe from lead poisoning. Joining Erin is Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership & Mabel Morris Home Visit Programs and HELP: MLP client, Kaitlyn, telling her story on why the Philly lead laws need to change now. Check out Erin and Kaitlyn’s powerful testimonies below! #leadfreephilly
HELP: MLP recently submitted comments on a proposed rule that could lead to over 755,000 people losing critical food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP. This proposed rule would limit states’ flexibility related to the amount of time individuals can receive SNAP benefits. Able-bodied adults without dependents can only get SNAP for three months in three years if they do not meet certain special work requirements; however, currently, states can waive this harsh requirement. This proposed rule would limit states’ ability to waive the requirement… Read more Weighing in on the Proposed SNAP Time Limits →