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May 2017
NY, PA Lawyers Secure Settlement in Birth Certificate Pro Bono Case. "The Legal Intelligencer" published this article about HAP's case against NYC concerning homeless Philadelphians born in NYC having access to their birth certificates.

Press Release - Homeless Advocacy Project Fights For Nationwide Benefits For NYC-Born

April 2017
HAP won its case in HAP v. NYC! A federal judge has approved the settlement agreement in HAP's case against New York City enabling clients experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia to more easily access their New York City birth certificates. Bravo team HAP! Read the full Order.

Comcast Cares Day. On Saturday, April 22, HAP Board Members Brian Pedrow and Mike Eagles and HAP attorney Meg Retz, along with a team of volunteers from HAP pro bono partners Ballard Spahr and Comcast, participated in Comcast Cares Day today. The team painted, mowed, weeded and much more at Wayne Hall, a transitional housing program for families experiencing homelessness. View Photos.

Annual Benefit on April 6, 2017. HAP held its Annual Benefit at the Sofitel Philadelphia, presented by Lincoln Financial Foundation and Morgan Lewis. Many thanks to all of HAP's Sponsors and Supporters.  Benefit Photo Gallery.

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HAP's Annual Benefit April 6, 2017 Annual Benefit Learn More In 2016, HAP served 3,050 homeless clients at one of 134 legal clinics throughout Philadelphia. Become a Volunteer Information
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Legal Clinics

  • Tuesday, May 23
    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Jane Addams Place
    25 S. 43rd Street
    JANE ADDAMS PLACE RESIDENTS ONLY
    NO PA BIRTH CERTIFICATES
  • Wednesday, May 24
    4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
    302 N. 13th Street
    NO PA BIRTH CERTIFICATES
  • Tuesday, June 6
    10:00-11:00 a.m.
    St. Francis Inn
    2441 Kensington Avenue
    NO PA BIRTH CERTIFICATES
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