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VIP in Action Published May 11, 2020

A Banner Year of Service: Our 2019 Annual Report

As our city comes together in these trying times, we want to thank you for your partnership and share some encouraging highlights from our 2019 Annual Report.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our entire community and we remain inspired by your resilience. Since day one, stalwarts like you have enabled our team to continue serving Philadelphia’s most vulnerable residents.

Thank you for your devotion to our shared mission of expanding access to justice.

2019 Highlights

  • For the first time in VIP history, we placed over 1,000 cases with volunteer attorneys in a single year. This total includes 865 full-representation cases – a 15% increase compared to 2018.
  • We debuted a revamped website featuring a blog and new resources for volunteers, clients, and donors.
  • Our team launched a new, proactive estate planning initiative to support inter-generational wealth transfers and preserve long-term residents’ ownership of real estate in low-income communities. We’re using an innovative service delivery model that enlists both attorney and non-attorney volunteers to help significantly increase the number of clients served.
VIP's 2019 Annual Report

Thank you for joining us in celebrating our past achievements and helping us prepare for the work ahead. As ever, we are dedicated to being responsible stewards of your investments of time, talent, and treasure.

Please donate today or sign up as a VIP volunteer. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of thousands of Philadelphians.