Four new staff members recently joined the HELP: MLP team to support our expanding work with the Family Advocacy and Integrated Resources (FAIR) Project in Philadelphia. Through our partnership with the National Nurse-Led Care Coalition, and with generous support from the William Penn Foundation, HELP: MLP will provide integrated civil legal services to families participating in maternal and child health home visiting programs across Philadelphia. We are delighted to have the following advocates join our team: MacDonald Taylor Jr., Paralegal Mac Donald P. Taylor Jr. (Mac) is a graduate of… Read more HELP: MLP Welcomes New Staff! →
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 →
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 →
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 email@example.com with any questions. ABOUT HELP: MLP The Health, Education,… Read more HELP: MLP is hiring! →
HELP: MLP is excited to welcome two new staff members to our team!
Are you attending the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this week? HELP: MLP and our Philadelphia partner, Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership will be presenting at several sessions, including… Read more HELP: MLP at APHA →
By: Michaela Whitelaw, Public Health Fellow According to a 2017 study by the Reinvestment Fund, approximately one in 14 Philadelphia renters (20,000 families) face eviction filings every year, with filings disproportionately affecting African Americans and women. In 2016, over 10,200 Philadelphia renters were evicted, placing Philadelphia fourth in the country for the number of evictions that year. The Philadelphia eviction crisis is a result of systemic and social issues entrenched in a history of poverty, discrimination, and gentrification. While some evictions are legal and fair, a large number of eviction… Read more Philadelphia’s Eviction Crisis →
The Philadelphia Mayor’s Taskforce on Eviction Prevention and Response released its Draft Eviction Task Force Report this week. The Taskforce will host a public feedback session on May 8th from… Read more Philadelphia Mayor’s Taskforce on Eviction Prevention and Response →