Nursing-Legal Partnership


In Philadelphia, a team of lawyers works hand-in-hand with nurses who educate and support new parents through the evidence-based Nurse-Family Partnership and Parents As Teachers home visiting programs. As nurses educate parents, lawyers offer concrete support to families in crisis. 

Our interdisciplinary team of lawyers and public health nurses works to ensure that pregnant women and mothers have the opportunity to raise their children in safe, healthy homes, with uninterrupted health insurance coverage and other benefits. Services are available to mothers of young children with unmet legal needs, including issues related to housing, income, education, employment, immigration and domestic violence.

Nursing-Legal Partnership Goals

  • Serve at least 300 mothers and children
  • Improve housing conditions for families living in unsafe and substandard homes
  • Ensure pregnant women and children have health insurance
  • Improve economic well-being of vulnerable families
  • Decrease toxic maternal stress
  • Evaluate program results
  • Build a movement for statewide and national replication

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Alyson Keefer
Public Health Project Manager, Nursing-Legal Partnership

Mailing Address

Nursing-Legal Partnership
1080 N. Delaware Ave., Suite 300 D
Philadelphia, PA 19125

About the Program

The Nursing-Legal Partnership is a unique collaboration between the Nurse-Family Partnership and the Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program of the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and HELP:MLP

This program is based-on NNCC's involvement with the national Medical-Legal Partnership initiative.