The Family Advocacy and Integrated Resources (FAIR) Project is an innovative new partnership to provide civil legal aid services and concrete needs support to families receiving home visiting services in Philadelphia, PA.
The FAIR Project is an expansion of the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium's Family Support Fund and Nursing-Legal Partnership. In partnership with Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC); Health, Education and Legal Assistance Project: A Medical-Legal Partnership (HELP:MLP); and over a dozen evidence-based home visiting programs throughout the city, NNCC is expanding these services to over 2100 families in 2023 and 2024. The William Penn Foundation provides lead support for this project.
Through referrals from their home visitor and complex case navigation from the FAIR Project team, families can receive funds to support urgent needs that cannot be met with other funding sources, as well as access to no-cost legal support. Funds have been disbursed for the purchase of necessities such as beds, cribs, mattresses, air conditioners, and essential appliances, as well as housing needs, including rent and mortgage assistance and temporary housing for families experiencing interpersonal violence. Legal support has included help accessing unemployment benefits, obtaining or retaining nutrition benefits, preventing or delaying evictions, and connecting families to rental assistance.