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Legal Services

Community Legal Services

Provides a variety of FREE legal services for low-income people, including the homeless and immigrants. Can provide advice navigating the Child Welfare System- 2 locations-1424 Chestnut Street-215-981-3700 AND 1410 W Erie Avenue-215-227-2400.

Temple Legal Aid

Provides free legal services for low income people- 215-204-1800, 1719 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Provides free civil legal services to Philadelphia’s low-income community. 718 Arch Street, Suite 300N. 215-981-3800.

Senior Law Center

SeniorLAW Center provides a wide range of services in our mission to protect the legal rights and interests of the elderly. 1500 JFK Blvd, Suite 1501. Call 1-877-727-7529 for help.

Juvenile Law Center

Public interest law center which provides legal services to children, specializing in reform of child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and children’s health- 215-625-0551- 1315 Walnut Street.

PA Health Law Project

Dedicated to helping low income individuals gain access to quality health care. They also deal with the medical assistance grievance process, eligibility, and complaints- 123 Chestnut Street, Suite 400- 800-274-3258

Education Law Center

Promoting fairness and quality education in the public school system, and helping families understand and enforce their legal rights, from prompt early intervention services, children whose native language is not English, and children with disabilities- great web site 215-238-6970, 1315 Walnut Street, 4 th Floor

HIAS and Council

HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. Our programs include 1) representation and legal counseling for immigration issues and 2) citizenship, refugee resettlement and other social services for newly arriving immigrants, refugees and asylees. 215-832-0900.

An on-line resource for legal information and free or low-cost civil legal services to low-income people- only on-line.

University of Penn-Employment Advocacy Project

The Employment Advocacy Project advocates for the rights of employees and represents unemployment compensation claimants who are appealing denials of unemployment compensation. . Call 215-746-1457 for FREE intake and services or email

F.A.C.E. (Father’ and Children’s Equality)

FACE advocates for children’s rights
to full access to both parents and their extended families, and provides advise and self-help support groups for non-custodial and/or non-residential parents-call (877)4PAFACE for more information.

Legal Clinic for the Disabled Children’s Health Initiative

Helping low-income families of children with disabilites resolve health care coverage issues. Provides FREE legal services on a variety of issues, including the Medical Assistance grievance process. Call 215-587-3350.

Disabilities Rights Pennsylvania

Provides free legal services to persons with developmental disabilities especially disability-based discrimination. 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 500 – 215-238 – 8070

AIDS Law Project of PA

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic. Call (215) 587-9377 1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 600

Woman Against Abuse, Legal Clinic

Specializing in Protection From Abuse (PFA) issues and the legal questions that arise- 215-686-7082

Women’s Law Project

Legal telephone counceling service for many issues pertaining to women’s rights including: Interpersonal Violence; Child Custody and Support; Separation and Divorce; Spousal Support; and Employment issues- 125 South 9th Street, Suite 300-215-928-9801.

Domestic Relations Forms and Info

Click link to find info on: Child Support; Divorce; Custody; Paternity; Protection from Abuse and more.

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP)

HAP collaborates with shelter providers, homeless advocates, community service providers and the legal community to provide homeless clients with legal representation and to connect them with other social services. 1429 Walnut Street, 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102. (215) 523-9595.

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