Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) - Legal Services to Help Break the Cycle of Poverty and Homelessness in Philadelphia
Through the Adopt-a-Shelter project, a firm or corporate legal department agrees to staff a HAP legal clinic on a monthly or bimonthly basis. HAP's Adopt-a-Shelter program provides an opportunity for attorneys to conduct pro bono work in a way that fosters a sense of team work and camaraderie.
The law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has operated a legal clinic
with HAP for homeless women and their children for almost two decades.
Members of the Morgan Lewis - HAP legal team

Adopt-a-Shelter

In 1995, HAP began a new project to encourage volunteer participation by law firms and corporate legal departments. Through the Adopt-a-Shelter project, a firm or corporate legal department agrees to staff a HAP legal clinic on a monthly or bimonthly basis.

HAP collaborates with the following law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools through this program (ordered by shelter):

  • Achieving Independence Center (AIC) – Duane Morris
  • Broad Street Ministry -  Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • Dreuding Center – Obermayer Rebmann and Hogan Lovells
  • Eliza Shirley House – Reger Rizzo, Blank Rome, and Lincoln Financial Group
  • Families Forward - Gibbons, Hangley Aronchick, and Drexel University
  • HELP Philadelphia – Villanova University Law School
  • Home for the Brave – Archer & Greiner
  • House of Passage – Pepper Hamilton
  • Impact Services –   Cozen O’Connor and Pepper Hamilton
  • Our Brother’s Place – White & Williams
  • The Perimeter – Saul Ewing, DLA Piper, and Cigna
  • Project HOME – Reed Smith and Conrad O'Brien
  • RHD Woodstock Family Center – Morgan Lewis and PECO
  • Salvation Army’s Red Shield - Dilworth Paxson and Montgomery McCracken
  • SOAR DHS Project - Drexel Law School
  • St. Barnabas and Jane Addams Family Shelters - Schnader, Klehr Harrison, and Duane Morris
  • St. Francis Inn – Temple Law School
  • St. John’s Hospice – Dechert, Klehr Harrison, and GlaxoSmithKline
  • Station House - Cozen O’Connor, Hogan Lovells, and NFI Industries
  • Stenton Family Manor – DLA Piper and Pep Boys
  • Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission – Ballard Spahr and Comcast
  • University City Hospitality Coalition – University of PA Law School and Michael LiPuma, Esq.
For information, please call 215-523-9595, or email HAP's Executive Director, Marsha Cohen at marsha@haplegal.org.
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