You Are Not Alone: PHLP is Reaching Out to Victims of Crime

With support from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), PHLP has launched a new statewide program to counsel and represent low-income victims/survivors of crime who encounter difficulties navigating the complex healthcare maze, especially Medicaid.  Our direct services and outreach are especially targeted to crime victims who acquired chronic physical and intellectual disabilities because of a violent encounter.  To date we have counseled clients with traumatic brain injuries from an assault and persons with paraplegia caused by gunshot wounds and drunk drivers.  We are educating victims and their advocates about how Medicaid can deliver long-term services and supports (e.g., home health aides, assistive technology, durable medical equipment, home adaptations, job coaching, and more). Healthcare and long-term support services are vital in curbing the huge financial burdens that may come along with a victimization. For more information or to request a presentation, please contact Lauren Dempsey, Victim Advocate and Community Liaison, at or (267) 279-9673