Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends. But often scam artists or bad advice take away these opportunities. The Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans is here to give seniors information and tools to navigate safely through financial challenges.
ennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is a client-centered organization that provides leadership, funding, and support to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid and direct legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania
P4A's Mission is a statement of its commitment to act as an advocate for the aging — promoting the continued physical, social, and economic self-sufficiency of Pennsylvania’s seniors. It pursues elders’ right to choice and dignity in daily living; and strives to furnish its Members with the essential informational/ educational resources to deliver quality service toward this end.
The State Constitution provides that the Attorney General shall be the chief law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be imposed by law.
The Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians, sponsored by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), was formed in 1989 to coordinate fundraising efforts by member organizations and to collectively provide emergency assistance to low-income older persons.
As Philadelphia’s Area Agency on Aging since 1973, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) touches the lives of 70,000 families each year through a variety of programs funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and the federal Older Americans Act.
BenefitsCheckUp was developed to address a concerning problem: millions of older adults are eligible for benefits, but not receiving them. Ranging from health coverage to supplemental income to help in paying utility bills, there are millions of older adults who could benefit from a wide array of public programs if they knew about them and how to apply for them.
The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly, is a non-profit organization, based in Philadelphia, dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people. CARIE was founded in 1977 primarily as an advocacy organization for the frail elderly. Its initial program, the CARIE LINE, quickly became recognized throughout the region as a resource for a wide range of people and institutions seeking to resolve elder care issues.
For nearly three decades, Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) has provided the highest quality legal assistance to the needy with the ongoing support of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the legal community. Our mission is to help low-income Philadelphia residents with legal problems by providing them with advice and representation in civil matters. In 1999 alone, we handled over 20,000 cases. Since we opened our doors, we have served over one million individuals directly. This is in addition to providing community education to inform low-income communities about their legal rights, policy analysis and advocacy, and filing class action law suits to help large numbers of poor people facing similar injustices.
PA LawHELP.org is a guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Pennsylvania. Here you can locate information on a variety of legal issues, as well as information on how to contact programs providing legal assistance in Pennsylvania. This includes basic eligibility and contact information for the programs proving free legal assistance in Pennsylvania.
PA probono.net is an online legal community that provides information and resources for pro bono attorneys, legal aid attorneys, public defenders, and other legal advocates interested in increasing access to justice.