Legal Organizations

Philadelphia VIP works collaboratively with the many public interest legal organizations in the city. Below is a list of the organizations we work with frequently that provide legal assistance to clients.

 

ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania

P.O. Box 40008
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-1513

To defend the liberties and rights protected by the constitutions of Pennsylvania and the United States with a comprehensive program including impact litigation and public education.

 

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania

1211 Chestnut Street
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 587-9377

To provide free legal services to persons living with HIV and AIDS and others affected by the AIDS epidemic.

 

Community Legal Services

1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 981-3700

To help low-income residents obtain justice by providing advice and representation in civil legal matters, advocating for their legal rights and conducting community education about legal issues.

 

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania

1315 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 238-8070

To advocate for the full implementation of civil rights for persons with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, especially the right of persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the communities of their choice.

 

Education Law Center – PA

1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 238-6970

To ensure that all Pennsylvania children have equal access to quality public education services. ELC-PA's priority is to work on behalf of children who are poor, of color, language minority or who live in rural or under-served parts of the state.

 

Friends of Farmworkers

924 Cherry Street, Suite 4
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 733-0878

To improve the living and working conditions of indigent and distressed farmworkers and their families.

 

HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia

2100 Arch Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 832-0900

To provide refugee resettlement, technical assistance, and legal aid services on immigration and nationality matters.

 

Homeless Advocacy Project

42 South 15th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 523-9595
 

To provide free legal services to homeless people and nonprofit community groups developing affordable housing and other services for the homeless.

 

Just Listening

sbrowning@justlistening.net

Listening to people on the social margins and recording their stories and views about justice, fairness, and the common good.

 

Juvenile Law Center

1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-0551

JLC is a nonprofit, public interest law firm which advances the rights of children involved with public agencies by working for the reform and coordination of the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and public health care systems.

 

Legal Clinic for the Disabled

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Six Franklin Plaza
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 587-3350

To provide the highest quality specialized, free legal services to low-income persons with physical disabilities.

 

Nationalities Service Center

1216 Arch Street, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 893-8400

To eliminate barriers caused by language and cultural differences and to promote the assets that those differences have for our community. To address issues and problems faced by immigrants and refugees.

 

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Corn Exchange Building
123 Chestnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(800) 274-3258

To assist low-income consumers, seniors, consumers with disabilities, and consumer groups in addressing issues of access to, coverage for, and quality of health care.

 

Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project

The Cast Iron Building
714 Arch Street, Suite 304 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-2966

To provide free legal assistance in civil matters to low-income people who are incarcerated or institutionalized.

 

Philadelphia Legal Assistance

42 South 15th Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 981-3800

To provide free legal services to Philadelphia's low-income community.

 

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

The Bellevue
Offices of the Chamber of Commerce
200 South Broad Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 545-3385

To provide legal aid and basic business counseling to artists and cultural non-profits.

 

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

125 South 9th Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-7100

To provide legal counsel, education, negotiation and class action representation to bring about systemic reform to realize social justice and equality under the law.

 

Regional Housing Legal Services

2 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-7615
(215) 572-7300

RHLS is a statewide legal services organization which provides quality legal and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, community-based groups, and resident's groups, which are developing housing and economic development opportunities for lower income persons and revitalizing their communities.

 

SeniorLaw Center

100 South Broad Street, Suite 1810
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 988-1244

SeniorLaw Center provides civil legal services and community education to low-income Philadelphia residents who are 60 and over.

 

Support Center for Child Advocates

1900 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 925-1913

To advocate for child victims of abuse and neglect, with the goal of providing a nurturing, supportive environment for every child.

 

Women Against Abuse Legal Center

100 South Broad Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19110
(215) 686-7082

To provide legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence.

 

Women's Law Project

125 South 9th Street, Suite 300
(215) 928-9801

To advance the status of women through litigation, policy development, public education, systems advocacy and individual counseling.