With more than 15,000 people in Philadelphia who experience or face homelessness every year, the need for HAP’s legal assistance far exceeds the capacity of HAP’s small staff. HAP, therefore, relies heavily on our generous pro bono partners who commit their time, staff, and resources to meet the legal needs of individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless or already in the throes of homelessness. 

The generosity and dedication of HAP’s partners cannot be overstated. Since its creation over 30 years ago, HAP’s partners have donated pro bono legal services valued at an estimated $114 million. At the same time, HAP’s legal clinic outreach model provides our partners with the rewarding and meaningful opportunity to meet with our clients in the community.  

Scroll down for a list of volunteer resources, grouped by practice, and see our waiver here.

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For more information about partnering with HAP, please contact HAP’s Pro Bono Coordinator, Maggie Oberkircher, at [email protected].

Volunteer Resources

SOAR Training Materials

Log in to access SOAR Training Materials (for active volunteers)

And here for a video of our 2020 Virtual SOAR Training.

For login information, please email Pat Malley at [email protected].

Case managers or social workers referring clients to our SOAR Project can click here for guidance on what to expect and how to help ensure success for your client.

Emergency Shelters

Our Partners

We are eternally grateful and continually humbled by our pro bono partners’ compassion, commitment, and generosity.

Law Firms

Corporate Counsel

Law Schools