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Legacy in Action: Envisioning the Future for Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Heritage (n.) Something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor, an inheritance.

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A Letter From Interim Executive Director, Maureen Olives

As I look back on the challenges and triumphs of 2023, the word heritage resonates so strongly with me. After leading Philadelphia Legal Assistance from its creation in 1996 to mid-2023, Anita Santos-Singh passed away on January 13, 2024.

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Our Units

PLA serves our clients holistically through seven specialized units. With a dedicated team of more than 90 attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff, we provide clients with a range of services.

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Medical Legal Community Partnership 10 Year Anniversary

Since its inception, the MLCP has played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between healthcare and legal services, providing comprehensive support to underserved communities in Philadelphia.

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Illegal Eviction Action Team

The paralegals on our Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) hotline work tirelessly to help Philadelphians at risk of losing their housing. Participating in the Illegal Eviction Action Team helps them do more.

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The Most Impact: Helping Someone Stay in Their Home

Tyrone reached out to the Save Your Home Philly Hotline as he faced tax foreclosure due to skyrocketing property taxes from rapid gentrification in his neighborhood.

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Financial Stability = Less Stress

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had seized several years of Ms. W’s IRS refunds, claiming she wrongfully received disaster assistance after Hurricane Irene.

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Board of Directors

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Honoring Anita

Serving others was Anita’s passion. We continue that work in her memory.

2023 Financials

Thank you to all our funders, donors, staff, volunteers, and community partners for your steadfast commitment to our mission. Your contributions are essential in helping us address the evolving needs of Philadelphia communities by delivering innovative and high-quality civil legal assistance.

We are deeply grateful for your ongoing support!

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