More Than Just An Attorney

February 9th, 2017|

Maximizing the MLP Model

Without the Magee Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) and the commitment of LCD pro bono volunteer Lauren Ridley (pictured above with a client), associate at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, one young man with a spinal-cord injury might still be living with an uncertain future.

Tom receives services through Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Riverfront Outpatient Center […]

Fair Housing for Sarah

February 5th, 2017|

Sarah had just moved into her new home in the summer. When she moved into her apartment, it was in disrepair. As fall blew in, Sarah noticed that the heat was not working. Her landlord refused to fix the heat, and looked to put a small bandage on the situation by bringing in space heaters. […]

Care in Relocating

January 9th, 2017|

Mother and daughter, Laura and Amanda are very close. Laura cares for all of her child’s needs and has for her whole life. Amanda, who is in her 50s, has special needs.

Laura, who is now in her 70s, has cared for Amanda in every way, including dressing, toileting, food preparation, and medication. She even makes […]

Navigating Guardianship: Volunteer Rick Schlegel

January 4th, 2017|

Navigating guardianship is complicated and requires the services of an attorney. For volunteer, Rick Schlegel, Assistant General Counsel of Exelon Corp., a personal investment in the topic helped him help others as a first time volunteer with LCD. 

“I was already interested and invested in the subject of guardianship because of my daughter,” said Schlegel. “She has […]

Keeping the Lights On

December 6th, 2016|

Electricity. Light. Two things that many people in modern times in America take for granted. But for someone whose health depends on electricity, the lights not turning on can mean the difference between progress and a major health setback. Staff attorney Niki Ludt recently worked with a client who faced these challenges.

One of Niki’s clients […]

More Than Just An Attorney

December 6th, 2016|

For Evan Barker, staff attorney, his summer was partially spent tirelessly coordinating housing for Margaret–a homeless woman who uses a cane for assistance and suffers from renal disease and respiratory problems.  In July, after being a behavioral health client at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center she was referred to Evan at LCD’s on-site medical legal partnership.

“The […]

Independence for Jason

October 24th, 2016|

Jason is a young man. He has mild cerebral palsy and a developmental delay. Due to his multiple disabilities, Jason is seen at St. Christopher’s Center for Children with Special Health Care needs and the Department of Developmental Pediatrics. He is active and attends school full-time as well as enjoying assisting the school’s basketball team.

Shortly […]

Inclusion for Scott

September 13th, 2016|

Scott is a 66-year old man with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He was referred to LCD by his nurse practitioner as he was dealing with housing issues. Scott is a Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) tenant. But he was living at his son’s house because he could not navigate the steps into or within his […]

2015 Annual Report

August 29th, 2016|

Inclusion. Independence. Justice. These are the values that LCD strives to bring to our clients and our community every day. It is at the heart of our advocacy. Our 2015 Annual Report brings together stories and insights from across our organization to give you a deeper understanding of the work that we do and the people […]

Family Remains United

August 24th, 2016|

Ronald is the loving, caring, involved father of 11-year-old Ann. He has raised her since birth. They are each other’s family. Ronald is deaf. He independently takes care of all of Ann’s needs, including medical care and educational support. Ronald became a single father after he and Ann’s mother split up.  At the time of the split, […]