On October 3, 2019, the Food and Nutrition Service published a proposed rule, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances, that will have detrimental impacts on low-income families across the country. HELP: MLP strongly opposes this proposed rule and urges that the Administration withdraw it. In addition to the suffering and hardship that would result from taking away basic food assistance from 19% of SNAP households nationwide, it would have a very dangerous impact on the health and well-being of many pregnant women, parents,… Read more HELP: MLP Weighs in on SNAP Proposed Rule →
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 →
Recently, the Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership, a collaboration between HELP: MLP and Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visiting Program finalized its 2019-2020 Policy Agenda. The Policy Agenda describes the… Read more Nursing-Legal Partnership Policy Agenda →
HELP: MLP is incredibly excited to welcome Susanna Greenberg to our team as Managing Attorney of our Philadelphia office! Susanna will work alongside our public health nursing partners, Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program, to address health harming legal needs among first time mothers, children and families across Philadelphia. Susanna’s impressive experience includes teaching civil litigation clinics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Villanova Law School where she supervised representation of underserved clients in housing, employment, public benefits, consumer finance, and family law. Susanna also previously practiced at… Read more HELP: MLP Welcomes Susanna Greenberg to our Team →
By Adriano Boccanelli, Public Health Fellow On Wednesday, July 10th HELP: MLP Managing Attorney, Laura Handel Schwartz, testified at a joint public hearing hosted by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus… Read more HELP: MLP Testifies on Health Disparities in PA →
On June 13th, our extraordinary colleague and public health nurse, Erin Blair testified to Philadelphia City Council urging passage of laws to keep kids safe from lead poisoning. Joining Erin is Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership & Mabel Morris Home Visit Programs and HELP: MLP client, Kaitlyn, telling her story on why the Philly lead laws need to change now. Check out Erin and Kaitlyn’s powerful testimonies below! #leadfreephilly
HELP: MLP is seeking an experienced Managing Attorney for its Philadelphia office. Candidates should have: At least five years of legal experience, Pennsylvania bar admission (or ability to become licensed in PA), Experience in housing and/or public benefits law, and A demonstrated commitment to helping low-income families. A full job description is available here. Interested candidates should email their resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.