Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) - Legal Services to Help Break the Cycle of Poverty and Homelessness in Philadelphia
HAP needs your help to serve the thousands of homeless men, women and children who make Philadelphia their home. There are many opportunities for lawyers, paralegals, law students and others with a variety of backgrounds to assist HAP.
YOU can make a difference in the lives of Philadelphia’s homeless families and individuals. Will you join us?
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Become A Legal Volunteer

Since HAP’s first legal clinic in December 1990, HAP’s 350 volunteers have helped more than 27,000 homeless people. To date, HAP’s volunteers have provided more than $35 million worth of free legal services to homeless clients.

Will You Join Us?
No one can solve the problems of Philadelphia’s homelessness alone. But together, through legal advocacy, we can work to help homeless families and individuals obtain services and resources which can make a difference in their lives. We believe that with your help we CAN make a difference.

The Homeless Advocacy Project Needs YOUR Help!
There are many opportunities for lawyers, paralegals, law students and others with a variety of legal backgrounds to assist HAP. You can:

  • Volunteer for the Children and Families Project and assist parents with education, family law and disability matters.
  • Volunteer for the Veterans Project and help homeless veterans obtain needed disability benefits, and assist with matters involving credit or debt, and family law.
  • Be a Legal Clinic volunteer. Spend a few hours meeting with a client and assist that client with his or her legal problem.
  • Volunteer with the SOAR Project to help the homeless secure benefits that will enable them to afford housing.

The Homeless Advocacy Project provides regular volunteer orientation sessions for new volunteers and hosts a series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training programs often in collaboration with other public interest law groups to support volunteers in their efforts to aid.

For more information on becoming a volunteer, or to find out when HAP will host its next volunteer orientation session, please contact marsha@haplegal.org.

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