Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Medical Legal Community Partnership needs volunteers

Posted on September 10, 2018

Volunteer for Phila. Legal Assistance Medical Legal Community Partnership

Interested in public health or public interest law? Volunteer with the Medical-Legal-Community Partnership (MLCP) to experience both!

The MLCP provides free legal assistance to patients at community health centers. We are in the midst of expanding the program to Health Center #5 (1900 N 20th St) and require the help of dedicated volunteers! Working alongside MLCP staff, volunteers will conduct needs-assessment surveys among HC5 patients and spread information about the MLCP and its impact.

Join us!

Additional volunteer opportunities are available for law students and Spanish-speaking undergraduates. Please indicate this when you contact MLCP.

The MLCP is a partnership between Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

What does the MLCP do?

The MLCP is based on a national model that partners legal services with health centers to address the “social determinants of health”. These factors must be addressed to ensure effective medical treatment. They can include:

  • Access to benefits
  • Safe housing
  • Adequate food
  • Fair workplace practices
  • Safety from violence

92% of clients felt more hopeful and less stressed after MLCP services

To become a part of the MLCP team, please contact Emma Singer
MLCP Community Relations
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
718 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-981-3886
esinger@philalegal.org

 

 


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