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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

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