Effective Options for Change

December 24th, 2018|

LCD’s MLP at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC), a collaboration between LCD and Project HOME, launched in 2015 when Project HOME opened SKWC— a 28,000 square foot healthcare facility located in North Philadelphia. In partnering with Project HOME, the MLP addresses the health-harming legal needs of SKWC’s patients, including landlord-tenant issues, housing and income […]

Direct Service, Maximum Impact

December 24th, 2018|

Founded in 1987, LCD opened its doors at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in 1990. LCD’s partnership with Magee formed one of the first MLPs in the country. At Magee, LCD attorneys work closely with physicians, residents, nurses, and case managers to ensure effective solutions to legal issues that impede positive healthcare outcomes and that may prevent […]

Coordination is key

December 14th, 2018|

During the summer of 2018, the attorneys at LCD were fortunate to have assistance through Jesse Grainger, a Social Work intern from the University of Pennsylvania. While Jesse was invaluable over the course of his internship, one case best illustrates the need for this type of assistance and collaboration.

Nicole came to LCD through its Landlord/Tenant […]

Granting a Mother’s Last Wishes

August 14th, 2018|

Not all client stories have happy endings. Sometimes they end when the client’s last wishes are fulfilled. 

This was the case for Diane—a mother of two with end-stage cancer—whose hospice case manager assisted her with a call to LCD. Confined to bed, Diane wished to appoint her aunt to act as a financial and healthcare agent. […]

Standing By to Help with Healthcare

June 14th, 2018|

Larry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. When his disease progressed to a point that made daily tasks without assistance difficult, he moved to Inglis House.

Larry recently suffered from other health ailments, and as a result frequently experiences changes in his cognitive impairment. One of his conditions needed surgery for several months. However, […]

Volunteers in Action: Keeping Eddie in His Home

May 14th, 2018|

Like many of us, Eddie Love knows his home from top to bottom, inside and out. He knows where the creaks in the floor are and how the sun feels shining through each of the windows.   He’s lived in his North Philadelphia home since birth and only needs his touch and memory to navigate. Eddie […]

Working Tirelessly to Keep a Family Together

May 8th, 2018|

For many of LCD’s clients, the strong partnership between LCD attorneys and health care providers helps LCD’s clients bridge the gap between uncertainty and security. This is true whether the relationships occur in LCD’s medical-legal partnerships or through networking with other organizations. It was this close relationship that helped Leola Howell and her daughter when […]

Expediting Help

April 2nd, 2018|

Frank is a 55 year old contractor who forced himself to work nearly all of 2016 in spite of feeling lethargic, weak, and inexplicably losing 50 pounds. Suffering from A-Fib in December of that year, his world came screeching to a halt.

During his hospitalization, Frank received another blow. He had cancer. Frank continued to waste away, […]

Critical Care for Jack

February 16th, 2018|

A cancer diagnosis is life altering. For Jack, his diagnosis of stage IV cancer in his kidneys, colon and adrenal gland did not just mean he would have to go through treatment. It meant that he had to stop working and would lose his source of income. Now, at 56 years old and grappling with […]

Thinking of Nicholas

January 28th, 2018|

Growing up in Argentina, Yolanda took for granted that she would always find herself surrounded by her large and close-knit family. She never imagined that she would one day live a continent away.  Yet when Yolanda gave birth to her son, Nicholas, she did so alone – over five thousand miles separated her from home.

As […]