Advocacy Organizations

Last Updated: 7/9/2019 2:16 PM

 

Action Alliance for Parents of the Deaf

Address: 3033 Mathers Hill Rd., Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Phone #: 610-825-4568

 

AIDS Law Project

Address: 1121 Chestnut St., Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone #: 215-587-9377 

Services: Wills, guardianship, power of attorney.

 

Center for Resolution

Address: 26 East 4th St., Media, PA 19063

Phone #: 610-566-7710

Fees: donations requested for mediations; modest fee for trainings

Services: Provides disagreement interventions between neighbors, family members, landlords and tenants; training opportunities for agencies, schools, businesses, individuals

 

Clarifi (formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley)

Address: 8600 West Chester Pike, Suite 207, Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phone #: 215-563-5665

Services: Provides assistance in coordinating bill payments with companies that the consumer has an outstanding balance. They work to make your payments manageable. Clarifi is a not-for-profit organization.

 

Community Action Agency of Delaware County

Address: 1414 Meetinghouse Rd, Boothwyn, PA 19061

Phone#: 610-874-8451

Services: Shelter program for homeless families and single males and females, transitional housing program, bridge housing program, case management for anyone in these programs in order to work towards self-sufficiency, assistance with utilities.

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA/YA)

Address: PO Box 407, Media, PA 19063

Phone #: 610-565-2208

Mission: To speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the family courts.

 

Delaware County Advocacy and Resource Organization (formerly ARC of Delaware County)

Address: 740 S. Chester Rd., Suite G, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Phone #: 610-544-6600

Services: information and advocacy for intellectually disabled citizens and their families. Educational advocacy for any student with a disability.

 

Delaware County Bar Association

Lawyer Reference Service

Address: Front and Lemon Streets, Media, PA 19063

Phone #: 610-566-6625 ext 221

Services: gives referrals to lawyers in the Delaware County Bar based on specialty areas

 

Delaware County Public Defender's Office

Address: 220 N Jackson Street,Media, PA 19063

Phone #: 610-891-4100

Services: provides defense attorney to those who qualify, call to inquire regarding guidelines

 

Delaware County Domestic Relations

Address: P.O. Box 543, Media, PA 19063

Phone #: 610-891-4314

Mission: Domestic Relations is responsible for the initiation, establishment and enforcement of child support and spousal support cases ordered by the court.

Services: Assistance with issues concerning child support and spousal support.

 

Disabilities Rights Network of Pennsylvania

Address: 1315 Walnut St., Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone #: 215-238-8070 

 

Education Law Center- PA

Address: 1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone #: 215-238-6970

Services: The ELC-PA is a non-profit public interest law firm. ELC staff provide free legal assistance to parents, students, and parent organizations on public education issues in Pennsylvania.

 

Housing Equity Center of Pennsylvania (formerly Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia)

Address: PO Box 558, Ft. Washington, PA 19034

Phone #: 267-419-8918, 866-540-FAIR

Mission: To end discrimination in housing in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties through education and enforcement.

Services: Investigates complaints of housing discrimination. Complaints are filed with the state and federal government. The Council provides speakers to groups or organizations to educate them about fair housing.

 

Juvenile Law Center

Address: 1315 Walnut St., 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone #: 215-625-0551 

 

Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.

Address: 6 Franklin Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone #: 215-587-3350

Services: The Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. is a group of volunteer attorneys and professionals dedicated to helping low income people with physical disabilities. The Clinic has a specific program for low-income children with a physical disability. Children in need of help may be referred by any source. By calling, an individual can receive advice concerning legal matters. If needed, a volunteer attorney will be assigned to the client.

 

National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI)

Phone #:  1-800-950-NAMI 

Services: self-help groups, support and advocacy services, on-line resources and support.

 

PA Human Relations Commission

Address: 110 N 8th St, Suite 501, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone #: 215-560-2496, 215-560-3599 (TTY only)

Services: The PA Human Relations Commission investigates and processes complaints of discrimination concerning employment, housing, education or access to public places. Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the act of discrimination. A staff is available to take complaints at their West Chester Office by appointment.

 

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Address: 123 Chestnut St., Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone #: 1-800-274-3258, 215-625-3990

 

Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Address: 7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone #: 215-563-5848

Services: Provides advocacy and assistance in the areas of child health (especially health insurance and behavioral health supports), education and child care services.

Helpful links: https://www.pccy.org/issues/child-health/insurance/  Explains how to access free and low-cost children's health insurance in PA; https://www.pccy.org/issues/child-health/behavioral-health/ Explains how to access children's behavioral health services in Delaware County (and surrounding counties)

 

Second Time Around Parents: Family and Community Service

Address: 600 North Olive St., Media, PA 19063

Phone #: 610-566-7540

Mission: Program for grandparents raising grandchildren due to parental substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, incarceration, homicide, HIV/AIDS, and, more recently, military deployment. Includes case management, counseling, and separate educational/support and therapy groups for grandparents and grandchildren.

 

Values Into Action

Address: 14 S Jackson St, Suite 102, Media, PA 19063

Phone #: 610-565-5177

Mission: Our mission is to help individuals with intellectual disabilities create meaningful, self-directed lives that are tailored to their unique situations.

 

The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Address: 1617 JFK Blvd, Suite 555, Philadelphia, PA 19103  

Phone #: 215-557-2550

Mission: Connects new arrivals to economic opportunities in our region so that they can successfully integrate into their new homeland.

 

Women's Law Project

Address: 125 South 9th St., Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone #: 215-928-9801