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HELP: MLP Welcomes Molly Kenney!

The HELP: MLP team is excited to announce that Molly Kenney, Esq. joined the organization on October 1, 2021. Molly is a Staff Attorney in HELP: MLP’s Philadelphia office, supporting pregnant people and young families in collaboration with the Philadelphia-Nurse Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program. Prior to HELP: MLP, Molly was as a public defender for several years, including at The Bronx Defenders and the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She also previously practiced at Hausfeld LLP, representing plaintiffs in complex class action litigation and in several… Read more HELP: MLP Welcomes Molly Kenney!

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!

Child Tax Credit 2021: Your Questions Answered

What is the Child Tax Credit? The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a benefit for parents or guardians with qualifying dependent children to lower their taxes. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Rescue Plan Act has expanded the CTC to include more families who may need assistance. The benefit is different this year, as families no longer need to wait until they file their taxes in 2022. Families can get a cash “advance” on the CTC through monthly payments beginning July, 2021. What can I get? You may be… Read more Child Tax Credit 2021: Your Questions Answered

HELP: MLP is Hiring!

HELP: MLP is currently hiring a full-time Staff Attorney to work with our partners in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The Staff Attorney will provide direct legal services related to housing issues to families participating in The Foundation for Delaware County’s Healthy Start and Nurse-Family Partnership programs. Interested candidates should send their resumes and a cover letter to Shannon Mace at smace@helpmlp.org.

Webinar- The American Rescue Plan Benefits for Delaware County, PA

On Tuesday, May 11, The Foundation for Delaware County and HELP: MLP hosted a webinar to help community members and advocates understand the ways in which people can access benefits through the American Rescue Plan. This webinar provides information and resources from a panel of subject matter experts from a range of organizations in Delaware County, including Capital Access (mortgage and utility assistance), Campaign for Working Families (tax-related benefits, economic stimulus payments, expanded child tax credit), Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (mortgage assistance), HELP: MLP, The Foundation for Delaware County’s… Read more Webinar- The American Rescue Plan Benefits for Delaware County, PA

Fighting Racism in Reproductive Healthcare

In December 2020, the Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership hosted a Brunch and Learn focused on Community-Driven Strategies to Fight Racism in Reproductive Healthcare. Designed to encourage interprofessional collaboration, Brunch and Learns bring together home visitors, public health nurses, lawyers, and community members, each with their own unique perspectives. An overarching goal of the NLP has always been to address the egregious rates of infant mortality among Black women, driven by systemic racism and discrimination. In the midst of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, worldwide Black Lives Matter… Read more Fighting Racism in Reproductive Healthcare