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This summer, Community Legal Services (CLS) was thrilled to establish the Senator Roxanne Jones Fellowship to enable future leaders in public interest law to spend their summer interning at CLS. We created the Fellowship to provide...
Family Advocacy
The conversation about child welfare is changing, both locally and nationally. While over 440,000 children are in foster care on any given day in our country, society is beginning to question a model that for far too long has seen family...
Public Benefits
Families Should Be Able to Take a Raise, Work More Hours, or Save for a Rainy Day Without Risking Losing their Food Assistance Overnight. The USDA has proposed a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule that would make over 3...
Public Benefits
This afternoon, Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of almost 12,000 low-income Pennsylvanians who will lose their only source of income once the General Assistance...
Difficulty affording gas, electric, or water bills? Get FREE legal help onsite! Walk-ins welcome! Monday August 12, 2019 2-5pm Face to Face Germantown 123 E. Price St., 19144 Meet with representatives from PECO, PGW, and PWD Apply for...
Employment
Like one in three Pennsylvanians, Mr. Amos has a criminal record.  Even though the charges against him were dismissed, they still remained on his record and affected his ability to find work.  Today, Mr. Amos’ record is sealed.  Mr. Amos...
Welfare
Do you get $205 a Month From Welfare? You Will Probably Lose Your Cash Assistance. Pennsylvania is ending the General Assistance program.  General Assistance is cash welfare for people without minor children.  This program ended in 2012...
Homeownership and Consumer
Please join us for our workshop! Our advocates will be on hand to assist with homeownership, tangled title, and utilities issues. Loading...
Employment
Clean Slate is a new Pennsylvania law that is the first in the nation to automatically seal certain criminal records via technology. Charges that were dropped or where individuals were found not guilty, as well as summary and minor...
Employment
Clean Slate is a new Pennsylvania law that will automatically seal 30 million criminal cases, as well as expanding sealing to include more types of misdemeanors.  Employers, landlords, and schools won’t be able to see sealed cases on your...