Category: News

SeniorLAW Center joins 80 advocacy and community organizations in calling on Governor Wolf to provide added financial assistance to families living in deep poverty

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on September 21, 2020

  • News

SeniorLAW Center is proud to join more than 80 advocacy and community organizations calling on Governor Wolf to provide more financial assistance to these families, including funds for food, diapers and other hard to get items and also assistance with shelter.  Pandemic relief has not reached many families who are most in need. Six months…

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…

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…

Thank you to our COVID-19 Fund for Older People Donors!

We are most appreciative of your support of our work during these critical times. Adam Wodka Amy and Dave Farurling and Jonas Asha Ramachandran Claudia and Marc Rash Cristin McKenna Dana Goldberg Deborah Khler DLA Piper Foundation Emmanuel Iheukwumere Exelon Matching Gift (from Bill Donohue) Helen White Jacob Speidel Janet Baldo Janet Cary Jason Conn…

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