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Sweeping change to longstanding federal policies will put immigrant families and communities at risk Yesterday, the Trump administration published a new proposed policy that will strip many immigrants of the ability to lawfully immigrate...
Family Advocacy
The following post was written by CLS social worker Maggie Potter. “The word trauma is used to describe experiences or situations that are emotionally painful and distressing, and that overwhelm people’s ability to cope, leaving them...
Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have elected three new members. To the overlapping Boards of Directors, Nadeem Bezar, Partner at Kline & Specter PC; to the CLS Board, Melanie Foreman, Associate at...
For more information on signing up for General Assistance, please visit www.clsphila.org/GA  July 18, 2018 Today, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania took an important step to protect Pennsylvanians living in deep poverty because of...
Youth Justice Project
The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Youth Justice Project of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS). CLS’s Youth Justice Project (YJP) seeks to transform the way legal services are...
Energy
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Service will be holding a Public Hearing on the LIHEAP 2019 Proposed State Plan on Thursday, July 5 from 10am to noon at the Free Library Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine Street in Philadelphia. Please...
Employment
Groundbreaking Automated Record Sealing with Broad Support Will Help Pennsylvanians Get a Second Chance Today, a "Clean Slate" bill providing for automated sealing of qualified criminal cases (HB 1419) was signed by Governor Tom Wolf. ...
Homeownership and Consumer
Bill to Legalize High-Cost Payday Loans in Pennsylvania Headed to Vote Next Week A bill has been filed in the Pennsylvania legislature that would legalize high-cost payday loans in Pennsylvania. State Rep. Brian Ellis, the House...
Aging and Disabilities
May is Older Americans month. This series explores new and growing movements and ideas that help older adults maintain their independence and autonomy throughout later life. We will be exploring alternatives to guardianship, and home and...
Aging and Disabilities
May is Older Americans month. This series explores new and growing movements and ideas that help older adults maintain their independence and autonomy throughout later life. We will be exploring alternatives to guardianship, and home and...