Under the Federal Welfare Reform Act (FWRA) of 1996, people with outstanding criminal warrants are banned from receiving Social Security benefits. Because these benefits also provide links to Medical Assistance, people covered by the ban are often also ineligible for primary medical care, drug treatment and behavioral health services. In response to the FWRA, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania has launched its Criminal Records Resolution Program (CRRP) to assist people living with or risk of HIV/AIDS whose outstanding criminal records are keeping them from these much-needed services. Once the issues are resolved, clients are entitled to receive cash benefits, food stamps and health care.
WHAT’S NEWJoin us and Secret Cinema for Desire at our 19th Annual Summer Movie on July 20 at the William Way Center (1315 Spruce Street). Party, with complimentary food, cold beer, homemade sangria, and sparkling water, starts at 6 p.m. Film historian Richard Barrios will be on hand to dish about Marlene Dietrich and Desire, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
We are celebrating our 30th anniversary all year long.
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30th Anniversary Cocktail Party October 11, 2018
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St., Phila
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