Get Help

If you are in need of free legal support on one of the following issues, please contact us:

  • disability employment discrimination
  • special education and disability rights
  • problems in public and charter schools (for example, no nurses, no gifted curriculum, etc.)
  • employment discrimination because of a criminal record
  • affordable housing, housing discrimination or uninhabitable housing issues
  • securing legal access to vacant land or navigating laws related to community gardening and urban farming
  • ensuring development in your community is equitable
  • voting discrimination

To contact us by phone or fax:

For English:

215-627-7100 and leave a voice mail in our general mailbox; someone will get back to you, although it may take a few days

For Spanish, Mandarin and other languages:

For deaf and hard of hearing, use TTY:

For special education consultations and referrals ONLY:


By fax:


To submit a request online, please use this form:

Disability employment discriminationSpecial educationDisability rightsEducationEmployment discrimination due to criminal recordHousingVacant land and/or community gardeningEquitable developmentVoting discriminationOther

Other resources:

If you are in need of free legal help with issues we do not handle, here is a brief list of organizations that may be better suited to help you.

For general civil legal services in Philadelphia:

For general civil legal services elsewhere in Pennsylvania:

For civil liberties violations in Pennsylvania:

Additional Resources:

Visiting our office:

Please note: we do not accept walk-in appointments.

Our address:

United Way Building
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Accessible Parking:

Handicap accessible parking spaces can be found near the Race and Parkway intersection as well as on 17th Street between Race and the Parkway.

Standard Parking:

Discounted parking is available at the nearby Sheraton Hotel (201 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103). Entrances to the parking garage can be found on 16th Street or 17th Street between Race and Vine. Payment is only accepted as you exit the garage. Upon leaving our offices, please pick up a discounted parking sticker from the front desk in the main lobby of the building. Take that sticker back to your parked car and use it to receive a discount as you pay on the way out.

Standard Public Transportation:

Our office is conveniently located near multiple SEPTA stops and bus lines including Suburban Station, the Race-Vine station and the City Hall station. To find the best route for you, use the SEPTA trip planner.

Accessible Public Transportation:

The closest accessible stop on the Market-Frankfurt Line is the 13th Street stop. The closest accessible stops on the Broad Street line are the Walnut-Locust stop and the Spring Garden stop. The closest accessible regional rail line station is Suburban Station. All SEPTA buses are accessible. To review the status of an accessible elevator, visit the SEPTA website.