Showing posts from October, 2015

Checked Our List Twice - Please Help Us Be Nice!

The Adopt-a-Family program provides the opportunity for PathWays PA client families to experience the many joys of the holiday season that they otherwise may not have been able to afford. Thanks to the generous contributions of local donors, families have been able to create their own special holiday memories over the years.

In fact, thousands of client families have benefited from the Adopt-a-Family program since its inception!

Please help us continue this success by adopting a family or signing up to donate a Welcome Kit today!

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Election Day is November 3, 2015!

If you live in Pennsylvania, don't forget to vote on November 3! Your vote matters more than ever, especially when it comes to the policies that affect women, girls, and families like the ones we serve every day.

The following information is for people who are registered to vote in Pennsylvania. If you live in another state, or have questions that are not answered in this post, please visit

Who is Running for Office?

On November 3, statewide elections will be held for positions on the State Supreme and Superior Courts. There may also be municipal elections (such as for mayor and City Council) and school board elections in your town. Some municipalities will also have special ballot questions. You may be able to find a list of people running on your ballot at

Will I Need Voter ID?

IN MOST CASES, YOU WILL NOT NEED IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. The Voter ID law has been overturned and is no longer in effect. O…

Give Kids Sight Day - October 24, 2015

Free eye care will be available for children at Wills Eye Hospital on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Children must attend with a parent or guardian, and SEPTA tokens will be available for each screened child. All children are welcome, even those without insurance!

Visit to learn more!

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Birth Certificate Clinic in Philadelphia on October 14

Birth certificates are often needed to receive medical assistance, housing and other public benefits, to obtain a Pennsylvania driver’s or nondriver’s license, for access to many public buildings, for general identification and for many other purposes. Unfortunately, individuals who become homeless due to domestic violence or other reasons do not always have access to these important documents. Since there is also a $20 fee for each birth certificate in Pennsylvania, getting new copies is challenging for low-income and homeless families.

To help alleviate these needs, The Homeless Advocacy Project is sponsoring a FREE Birth Certificate Legal Clinic for homeless individuals and families at PECO headquarters at 2301 Market Street from 9-10:30 am on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. For questions, please call HAP at 215.523.9595.

Homeless individuals who attend this free clinic will meet with an advocate who will request birth certificates for them and their minor children free of charge. Mor…