Author: Kristen Wilson

SeniorLAW Center issues RFP for management/organizational plan

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on September 17, 2020

  • News

SeniorLAW Center has issued an RFP requesting proposals from consultants to assist in developing a management/organizational plan given our organization’s rapid growth recently, particularly in our victim services unit, to make organizational structure and infrastructure recommendations, and to develop a strategic plan and road map for our victim services unit in line with our organization’s…

SeniorLAW Center Celebrates National Grandparents Day

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on September 11, 2020

  • News

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, we celebrate National Grandparents Day. It gives us the opportunity to publicly affirm the identity and importance of grandparents and acknowledge that they do play a vital role in families. In Pennsylvania, over 80,000 grandparents are caring for over 100,000 grandchildren, a number fast increasing due to the opioid crisis,…

PUC Postpones Decision on Utility Moratorium

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on August 27, 2020

  • News

The PUC postponed a decision on allowing utilities to resume shutoffs of nonpaying customers, the third time the stalemated panel was unable to agree on lifting the moratorium. Read more here. Read our letter in opposition of lifting the extension here.   

AARP and SeniorLAW Center Partner to Reach Grandfamilies Across the Commonwealth

  • Posted on August 13, 2020

  • News

More than 80,000 Pennsylvanians are raising their grandchildren and could petition the court for custody in certain limited situations. We are honored to continue our work with AARP PA to spread the word about our services for grandfamilies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To see our new fact sheet and flyer on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren,…

Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program

  • Posted on August 5, 2020

  • News

If you or someone in your household has become unemployed due to COVID and your income has gone down about 30%, you may qualify for the Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program (PMAP) through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). To qualify, you must: 1) have an annual income below the limit set by HUD; 2) be…

Lucy Qiu, Esq.

Lucy joined SeniorLAW Center as a staff attorney in its Victim Services team in Montgomery County in June 2020. She serves seniors who have been victims of crime, abuse, or financial exploitation. Prior to joining SeniorLAW, Lucy was an assistant district attorney in Montgomery County, PA. She was a member of the economic crimes unit…

Wendy Tucker, Esq.

Wendy joined SeniorLAW Center in July 2020 as a staff attorney in its Victim Services team where she will provide legal representation, advice, education and advocacy to older victims in the Philadelphia region. She comes to SeniorLAW Center with over 30 years-experience in private practice, primarily defending businesses and individuals in a variety of matters…

SeniorLAW Applauds Utility Shutoff Moratorium Staying in Place

SeniorLAW Center joined forces with Community Legal Services, AARP PA and others in successfully encouraging The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to continue its moratorium on utility shutoffs. If the moratorium had bee lifted, termination notices would have gone out almost immediately with devastating effects on older, vulnerable and low-income people, families, those who have lost…

Help Support SeniorLAW Center

Your support of SeniorLAW Center helps to ensure that Pennsylvania’s elders may age with dignity and safety, free from abuse and violence, in their homes and neighborhoods.

Watch the SeniorLAW Center Video