Category Archives: Department of Social Services

A young woman, now jobless, gets higher benefits with HPRP’s help

A 22-year-old Baltimore woman who lost both her part-time jobs is now getting higher food stamp benefits, thanks to her HPRP attorney. The client, a participant in the One Baltimore for Jobs program (where she’s training to become a biotechnical … Continue reading

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Mother now getting benefits that were illegally denied

With the help of her HPRP lawyer, a 25-year-old Baltimore mother will now receive Temporary Cash Assistance that was illegally denied her. In April, she met staff attorney Dalton Collins at a One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) intake site. 1B4J … Continue reading

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Homeless mother overcomes unlawful barriers to benefits

Erica’s application for Temporary Cash Assistance was ignored for over a month. Because she had to resign from her job when she could not afford child care, she was living in an emergency homeless shelter with her 5-month-old son. She … Continue reading

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Benefits restored, a Baltimore family avoids homelessness

This week, HPRP helped a Baltimore family that was unlawfully terminated from Temporary Cash Assistance receive more than $2,000 in back benefits and $503 in monthly benefits going forward. Dawn (not her real name) and her family were terminated from … Continue reading

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Family fleeing domestic violence finally gets public benefits

A homeless family now has access to food, medical insurance, and income after getting help from HPRP. Carla and her children moved to Baltimore a few months ago, after they escaped an abusive family violence situation. She applied for food … Continue reading

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Homeless youth finally gets his food stamps (and back benefits!)

When HPRP staff attorney Ingrid Lofgren met Michael at the Youth Empowered Society Drop-In Center (where HPRP runs a twice monthly legal clinic for youth experiencing homelessness), she was surprised when he said he wouldn’t be eligible for food stamps … Continue reading

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From hungry to housed (with HPRP’s help)

Sandra (not her real name) became homeless after she lost her job. She and her two small children moved into a homeless shelter, where she met HPRP staff attorney Michelle Salomon. Sandra had no food or income, even though she … Continue reading

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Homeless after a fire and denied benefits, a client gets help from HPRP

Only a few weeks before staff attorney Michelle Salomon met her, the client was living in a home with her family and working full-time. “But when a fire burned down their home, it left the family with nothing but each … Continue reading

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A client’s bumpy road to getting public benefits: A case study

A homeless mother and her children are now receiving public benefits, thanks to their HPRP lawyer. But the process was not quick or easy for the client. She completed an online application for TCA, food stamps and Medical Assistance. Although … Continue reading

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Street homeless and disabled, she now gets benefits and has health insurance

A disabled, street homeless woman in her mid-50s is receiving $185 a month in benefits and now has health insurance, thanks to her own advocacy efforts and those of her HPRP lawyer. Staff attorney Michelle Salomon met the client in … Continue reading

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