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Helping to Navigate the System

On April 9, 2020 by Schnader

Alexandra Fahringer published the article, “Helping to Navigate the System” in the April edition of The Philadelphia Bar Reporter.  She writes in part:

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness often have complex legal problems, and access to legal services can be a challenge. That is where the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) steps in. My pro bono experience with HAP—an organization that exists to provide free civil legal services and advocacy to reduce the frequency and duration of homelessness in Philadelphia—began within weeks of starting as an associate at Schnader. The firm’s pro bono committee chair, Stephen Fogdall, gave me the assignment after attending a HAP legal clinic at a homeless shelter in West Philadelphia where he met Maria.* A kindhearted woman struggling to meet the special needs of her child, Maria needed assistance applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for her adopted daughter Madeline.*

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