My name is Martha. I am a Phlebotomist. I just got a felony in 2010. I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Can you please help me help my self. Before my conviction I was a phlebotomist working in a hospital. I lost my job because of it. My charges are aggravated assault and conspiracy.
Will I ever find work in that field again and if so what company should I go to or what programs are out here to help me help my self. I also have a housing issue as well. Do you have any advice on that. I lost my section 8 due to my felony and I have a daughter I need to take care of before I lose her to the system.
Thank you for caring and God Bless You. Maybe I can help others in PA as well. I know a lot of brothers that need your advice, two of my sons included.
Please respond ASAP. Desperate running out of time.
A: Hello Martha,
I'm sorry you are having so much trouble. May I also suggest contacting your local United Way office. The United Way could guide you to any number of services they support that may be able to help you and your family. You may also ask about services that assist ex-offenders and felons looking jobs.
You can find the United Way in you area here:
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
As far as your career as a phlebotomist, you must find out if your conviction has affected your certification. You must contact the place where you got your training.
I hope this helps.
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