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August 2017
Join the Philadelphia Bar Association and Athleta for a Fun Run/Walk to benefit HAP! Thursday, August 24 at Athleta, 1722 Walnut Street. Registration begins at 5:30pm and run begins at 6:00pm. Registration is $10 and all proceeds will benefit HAP. Learn More. Sign up here.

July 2017
Birth Certificate Clinic at Project HOME, July 26. 13 volunteers from six law firms and two corporations helped 64 individuals (42 adults and 22 children) from Pennsylvania and ten other states with their birth certificate applications. Read More/View Photos.

May 2017
HAP's case against NYC concerning homeless Philadelphians born in NYC having access to their birth certificates:

Philly lawyers take on NYC and win for the homeless everywhere - Philly.com

NY, PA Lawyers Secure Settlement in Birth Certificate Pro Bono Case - The Legal Intelligencer

Homeless Advocacy Project Fights For Nationwide Benefits For NYC-Born - Press Release

April 2017
HAP won its case in HAP v. NYC! A federal judge has approved the settlement agreement in HAP's case against New York City enabling clients experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia to more easily access their New York City birth certificates. Bravo team HAP! Read the full Order.

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HAP's Annual Benefit April 6, 2017 Annual Benefit Learn More In 2016, HAP served 3,050 homeless clients at one of 134 legal clinics throughout Philadelphia. Become a Volunteer Information
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Legal Clinics

  • Tuesday, September 5
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    ECS St. Barnabas Mission
    6006 W. Girard Avenue
    WOMEN ONLY
    NO PA BIRTH CERTIFICATES
  • Friday, September 8
    10:00-11:00 a.m.
    RHD Woodstock
    1981 N. Woodstock Street
    WOMEN ONLY
    NO PA BIRTH CERTIFICATES
  • Tuesday, September 12
    9:30-11:00 a.m.
    PECO- Birth Certificate Clinic
    2301 Market Street
    BIRTH CERTIFICATE REQUESTS ONLY
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