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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

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!

HELP: MLP is hiring!

HELP: MLP is currently hiring a part-time Staff Attorney to work with our partners in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Staff Attorney will provide direct legal services related to public benefits, housing, and other legal issues that impact families participating in the Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program. This is a part-time position with no health insurance benefits. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter through the Widener University employment portal. Please contact Shannon Mace at smace@helpmlp.org with any questions. ABOUT HELP: MLP The Health, Education,… Read more HELP: MLP is hiring!

Black Lives Matter

On May 25, we collectively and unequivocally witnessed the public murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. This horrifying act, like countless others before it, was blatantly rooted in white supremacy, systemic racism, and abuse of power. Today, we continue to watch police across the nation traumatize and terrorize Black communities and people of color who are calling for change. HELP: MLP’s mission to eliminate health disparities among pregnant women and infants will never be fulfilled without directly addressing and dismantling the racist systems and structures that have… Read more Black Lives Matter

Supporting Parenting Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: Brunch & Learn

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