Philadelphia Legal Assistance718 Arch Street, Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1535
Philadelphia Legal Assistance is dedicated to providing high quality, creative legal services, advice and referrals for eligible low income people. We are committed to educating and empowering our clients and working collectively with other advocates to achieve these goals.
Income guidelines: below 200% of poverty, except that the Save Your Home Philly Hotline is available to all Philadelphia homeowners.
Geographic guidelines: Philadelphia residents or referral of non- residents with Philadelphia-based cases
For intake days and times, call 215-981-3800.
Walk-in intake: M & W, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Telephone intake: T & Th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
No appointment needed for new clients.
Family law intake line: 215-981-3838.
Family law intake is telephone only: M & W, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Save Your Home Philly Hotline (215) 334-HOME
Family Law: Custody and Domestic Violence. We are currently not doing intake for Divorce and Support. Public Benefits: Cash assistance, Food stamps (SNAP), Medical Assistance, SSI, and Unemployment Compensation. Housing: preserving homeownership, mortgage foreclosure, real estate tax foreclosure, predatory lending, bankruptcy
Direct legal services through individual client representation in the practice areas listed above. Outreach to Latina victims of domestic violence through Congreso de Latinos Unidos. Once a month, an attorney counsels Latina women on domestic violence and family law issues at Congreso. Appointments must be made through Congreso’s domestic violence program. The Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, Inc. (CASAC): Provides advice and pro se assistance to low-income families with custody matters. The clinic is operated by University of Pennsylvania law students at PLA. To make an appointment, applicants should call 215-981-3838 on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Guild Food Stamp Clinic: Provides assistance/representation to individuals seeking to obtain/ maintain food stamp benefits. The Guild Food Stamp Clinic is operated by law students from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. To find dates/times of operation, call 215-981-3800. Pennsylvania Farmworker Project: Provides representation to migrant farmworkers throughout Pennsylvania in employment and housing matters. Intake is done on an outreach basis at farm labor camps throughout the state or by telephone by calling (888) 541-1544 toll free. Save Your Home Philly Hotline: Funded by the City of Philadelphia, the Hotline operates 24/7 as a single point of access to a wide variety of services to help Philadelphia residents avoid foreclosure. Provides legal advice, brief legal services, and referrals to housing counselors and lawyers. 215-334-HOME (4663) Medical-Legal-Community Partnership (MLCP): The MLCP is based on the nationally reputed medical-legal partnership model of integrated care delivery. This program integrates legal advocates into Health Center #3 and #4 which are operated by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Health Center patients are referred to on-site legal advocates to meet a broad range of legal needs, using a generalist approach to legal care. Legal advocates collaborate with healthcare providers and social services staff to meet the health-harming legal needs of patients. More details can be found at: http://medicallegalpartnership.org/partners/medical-legalcommunity-partnership/.
Anita Santos-Singh, Esq.
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