About Us




Welcome to the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP)! Founded in 1992, CBAP assists individuals and families in the Delaware Valley with their chapter 7 bankruptcies. Learn more about CBAP's history, mission, and board...

CBAP's core function is to match qualified individual debtors with volunteer attorneys who represent their clients in bankruptcy court. Individuals qualify for CPAB's assistance if their income is less than the federal gross monthly poverty level. Individuals who believe they qualify for CBAP assistance should go into Philadelphia Legal Assistance, located at 718 Arch St., Suite 300N, for an intake interview. Their hours are 9-11:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday.

Volunteer attorneys and non-attorneys are needed to assist with the large number of qualified individuals and families who qualify for CBAP's assistance.  Please consider donating your time to help families in a time of great need.  Volunteer attorneys attend a single, in-person bankruptcy training session that typically lasts 4 hours. While individual cases vary, volunteer attorneys typically spend between 10 and 15 hours per month on a given case.  Cases can last anywhere from 4 to 8 months.  Individuals who are interested in learning more about volunteering to help members in our communities in need should start by completing the following information request form.  Filling out the form does not commit you to any service, and we never share the information submitted with third parties.

CBAP functions thanks in large part to generous donors in our community.  We are forced to turn away many qualified individuals each month due to the large number of qualified debtors relative to our limited size and capacity.  Any additional donations, whatever the size, help us to assist more people.  Please consider making a gift to CPAB so more qualified individuals and families can obtain the fresh start the successful emergence from bankruptcy can provide.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to CBAP.

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