Legal

There are a number of legal services and programs available in Pennsylvania that can help with creating a will or power of attorney, legal aid, finding an elder law or special needs attorney and more. Options include both private pay and publicly funded programs.

Here are some of the types of services that exist:

  • Preparing legal documents – power of attorney, wills, estates, living wills, health care proxy, and guardianship
  • Legal assistance – legal aid, elder law attorney, and disability rights attorney
  • Consumer protection

Please call or fill out our contact form to learn more about the services available in your area.

 

Other Resources

Area Agencies on Aging
The AAAs, both county and non-profit, are a vital source for information, planning, monitoring, providing cost-effective care, and advocating for Pennsylvania’s older citizens. AAAs are community designers and builders of support systems that enable older people to be active and vital in their communities. AAAs also serve as a gatekeeper, providing assessment and options as alternatives to costly institutionalization.

PACA MH/DS (Pennsylvania Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Developmental Services)
The Pennsylvania Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Developmental Services represents county mental health and intellectual disability program administrators from all of Pennsylvania’s counties. This website provides a County MH/ID Contact list.

PA SILC (Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council)
A nonprofit, cross-disability, consumer-controlled organization dedicated to securing public policies that ensure civil rights for people with disabilities. This website provides a list of all Centers for Independent Living that exist across Pennsylvania.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

SDHP (Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania, Inc.)
The Self Determination Housing Project of PA, Inc. is a statewide non-profit organization that works to expand housing options for people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. The mission of SDHP is to promote self-determination and control in housing choice for people with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PDA (Pennsylvania Department of Aging)
This is the main website for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. This website includes information related to Aging Services; Recent News; and provides resources for Professionals and Providers.

DHS OMHSAS (Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)
OMHSAS is committed to providing mental health and substance abuse services and supports that embrace its Mission and Vision that every individual served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system will have the opportunity for growth, recovery and inclusion in their community, have access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.

DOH (Pennsylvania Department of Health)
This is the main page for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Department's mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens.

DOH Special Kids Network
The Special Kids Network assists children and youth with special health care needs to get the services and supports they require in order to thrive in the community and develop to their full potential. This program is offered through the PA Department of Health.

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