On March 31, 2020 HELP: MLP joined legal and housing advocates across the City to urge Mayor Kenney and City Councilto take action now to prevent mass evictions across the… Read more Philadelphia City Needs to Take Action Now to Prevent Mass Evictions due to COVID-19 →
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 →
The Foundation for Delaware County (TFDC) has established a Response Fund for non-profit organizations serving Delaware County during the COVID-19 crisis. TFDC is considering three funding priority levels: (1) Front Line Grants: funding for community-based nonprofits that have increased demand for services due to COVID-19. These nonprofits have deep roots in community and a strong track-record serving people who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis. Examples of the types of nonprofits in most need: community-based health clinics, food pantries, organizations that support seniors, meal delivery programs, homelessness programs. (2) Service-Challenged Grants: funding for nonprofits… Read more Delaware County, PA Response Fund →
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 →
On January 31, 2020 HELP: MLP submitted comments in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the frequency and notice of continuing disability reviews. HELP: MLP strongly opposes this NPRM due to the impact the proposed changes will have on families of children with disabilities and low-income parents who have disabilities themselves.