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Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; that attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or that seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
AARPSenior Advocacy GroupDauphinAARP Pennsylvania OfficeAARP Pennsylvania Office
AARP - Pennsylvania OfficeHelps people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Advocates for issues important to older Americans and influences companies to offer new and better choices for them. Conducts research on aging-related subjects. Provides information about benefits programs relevant to older adults. Legal Advice Network: Provides legal information and advice by speaking directly to a licensed/experienced attorney over the phone. Live operator will ask for: - name/address/phone number - subject matter of the call - charge to credit card or phone bill Caller is then connected to an attorney.DauphinAARP - Pennsylvania OfficeAARP
Abilities in Motion - Independent Living ServicesVarious services that help people with disabilities to learn how to help themselvesBerksAbilities in MotionAbilities in Motion
AdvocacyAdvocates and volunteers work on state and local disability issues.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
Advocacy ServicesCommunity Support Program - A coalition of individuals, family members, mental health professionals, and other community members who are working together to help adults with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse live successfully in the community. It is part of a statewide coalition that began in 1984. Through the local CSP initiative, small seed grants to CSP, agencies, and advocacy groups have generated innovative trainings, wellness conferences, special events such as Christmas in July, the annual art show, anti-stigma campaigns, CSP celebrations and the production of a wide variety of literature. Through CSP, consumers have been empowered and have risen to leadership roles. Aging Advocacy - MHA provides advocacy services at the South Mountain Restoration Center to ensure the rights of individuals to receive the most appropriate services in the most appropriate setting are assured. SMRC is the only state owned nursing facility in PA. Community Advocacy - MHA provides advocacy services when community members who need assistance with getting appropriate or desired services feel they have exercised all options available to them. MHA is often able to achieve results through the use of mediation, negotiation or education about available services or applicable regulations. MHA emphasizes helping individuals to empower and self actualize themselves through self- advocacy by providing information, coaching and encouragement.FranklinMental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton CountiesMental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties
American Childhood Cancer Organization - Educational and Emotional Support MaterialsProvides books, journals, a medical play kit, Cozy Port-A-Cat and Comfort kit to families who have a child who has received childhood cancer diagnosis. American Childhood Cancer OrganizationAmerican Childhood Cancer Organization
American Diabetes Association, Northeastern PAFunds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.NorthamptonAmerican Diabetes Association Northeastern PennsylvaniaAmerican Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association Philadelphia RegionProvides advocacy, information and education for adults and children with diabetes. Sponsors Family Link program, connecting families with children with diabetes. Conducts several fundraising events each year, including the following: - Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Bicycle Ride: Tour de Cure - School Walk for DiabetesPhiladelphiaAmerican Diabetes Association Philadelphia RegionAmerican Diabetes Association
American Foundation for the BlindProvides programs and services designed to help improve the lives of people affected by vision loss. Provides resources and support directly to individuals with vision loss and their family, as well as to businesses, employers, and professionals who provide services to blind and visually impaired people. - Websites Click here to get connected to websites with helpful resources - Information on resource for independent living - Professional Development - Public Policy Center - Technology Evaluations American Foundation for the BlindAmerican Foundation for the Blind
American Kidney FundConducts health education initiatives and legislative advocacy on behalf of people with or at risk for kidney disease. Provides information on kidney disease through an internet and telephone helpline, free kidney screenings to the public and treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients. American Kidney FundAmerican Kidney Fund
American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. Visit their website to locate a post near you.American LegionAmerican Legion
American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of PennsylvaniaThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
American Military Partner AssociationThe American Military Partner Association (AMPA) is the nation’s premier resource and support network for LGBT military spouses and their families. As a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, AMPA is committed to education, advocacy, and support for our modern military families. Although same-gender military spouses now finally have federal recognition and access to military benefits, our families still face unique challenges and exclusion by state governments and organizations and are still waiting for equal access to earned veterans benefits. With over 20,000 members and supporters, we are committed to continuing to make a difference in their lives. Since 2009, AMPA has stepped up to fill the void for these silent heroes. Resources available:
  • AMPA Educational Resources,
  • Understanding Military Benefits for Same-Gender Couples,
  • LGBT Advocacy Organizations and Resources,
  • Resources for our Families with Children,
  • Deployment Resources,
  • Employment Resources,
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Resources,
  • Confidential LGBT-Inclusive Coaching and Counseling Resources,
  • Branch Specific Family Support Programs,
  • LGBT-Inclusive Religious and Spiritual Resources,
  • Education Resources and Scholarships,
  • Other Resources,
  • Amicus Briefs to the Courts.
American Military Partner AssociationAmerican Military Partner Association
Amputee CoalitionThe Amputee Coalition provides information and resources to people affected by limb loss and help them to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and promote limb loss prevention. They provide new amputees with critical recovery information, fight for fair insurance laws or provide daily tips to make living with limb loss easier. Events & Programs include:
  • National Conference,
  • Youth Camp,
  • Kicking For Kids Who Can't,
  • Travel Adventures,
  • Limb Loss Awareness Month,
  • Limb Loss Education Day,
  • Scholarships,
  • Personal Rights & Privacy Policy.
Amputee CoalitionAmputee Coalition
Anti-Defamation LeagueFights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the United States and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy. Serves as a resource on bigotry and hate activities for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. Activities include exposing extremists and hate groups, monitoring the internet for hate language, providing expertise on domestic and international terrorism, developing and delivering educational programs, monitoring and combating cyber-bullying and mobilizing communities to reject bigotry and extremism. Anti-Defamation LeagueAnti-Defamation League
Arc Alliance - Advocacy ServicesProvides professional advocacy services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Individualized representation in accessing special education services, adult services, government benefits, housing, healthcare, transportation, and any other concerns of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.BerksArc Alliance Advocacy ServicesArc Alliance Advocacy Services
Asbestos.comAsbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. Provide free information, resources and personal assistance to anyone affected by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. Offers up-to-date news and treatment information on mesothelioma and asbestos diseases. Offers a support group run by licensed counselor and has a Doctor Match Program and a Veterans Department. Veterans of the US military account for nearly a third of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Veterans make up a large percentage of people who come to Asbestos.com, and our Veterans Department has a special skill set just for them. Advocates answer health insurance coverage questions that patients have before and after treatment. They can also assess your situation and help you find an attorney to pursue a legal claim you might have find grant money for patients who need it for treatment of their cancer. Patients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible for free medical care through the National Institute of Health or VA health care system. Advocates assist those affected by asbestos diseases with their financial assistance options. Two primary ways of getting compensation for asbestos-related illnesses are securing veterans benefits (for those exposed to asbestos during their time in the military) and Social Security disability benefits (assuming Social Security retirement is not already being drawn). Asbestos.com and The Peterson Firm, a law firm, set up The Mesothelioma Center, a patient advocate care center whose objective is to suggest treatment and assistance for anyone suffering from an asbestos-related disease. Advocate services provided by The Mesothelioma Center are all free. Advocates help many mesothelioma patients and family members. None of them is required to be a client of The Peterson Firm to receive that help. The Peterson Firm is located in Washington, D.C. InternetInternet
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of AmericaOrganization for people with asthma and allergies that offers educational programs and resources for patients, caregivers, and health professionals; develops and advocates for public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies; and funds research on both asthma and allergies. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of AmericaAsthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Blinded Veterans AssociationThe Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA’s assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service.Blinded Veterans AssociationBlinded Veterans Association
Bob Woodruff FoundationTo ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. Find and fund innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Help to tackle the problems that can prevent veterans from fulfilling their dreams for the next chapter of their lives. Bob Woodruff FoundationBob Woodruff Foundation
Cambria County Area Agency on Aging Advocacy/Ombudsman ProgramPrograms that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community.CambriaCambria County Area Agency on AgingCambria County Area Agency on Aging
Catholic Charities Emergency Financial Assistance - Bellefonte OfficeCatholic Charities’ Emergency Financial Assistance program follows accepted case management principles in meeting the needs of their clients:
  • They conduct a comprehensive social and financial assessment of the clients’ living situations by means of a face-to-face interview
  • When agency guidelines have have been met, they address client needs through the provision of grants for basic living expenses
  • They advocate for clients with utility companies, landlords, and other individuals, businesses, and agencies
  • They provide budget counseling to enhance clients’ financial stability and independence
  • They offer information and referral services when appropriate to local, state, and federal agencies
Our income and eligibility guidelines are flexible, and they are often able to provide limited financial assistance to clients who might otherwise have received minimal or possibly no interventions from other agencies.
CentreCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona - Johnstown / Bellefonte OfficeCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Catholic War Veterans of The United States of AmericaCatholic War Veterans of The United States of America is a veteran’s service organization for Catholic military veterans and is engaged in actively supporting our nation's military veterans and promoting their welfare.Catholic War Veterans of The United States of AmericaCatholic War Veterans of The United States of America
Center for Independent Living of South Central PA - Advocacy for Disability IssuesProvides advocacy services for persons with disabilities and their families.BlairCenter for Independent Living of South Central PA Altoona OfficeCenter for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania
Center for VictimsCenter for Victims works closely with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and the police to assist you in your interactions with both entities. We also work to ensure your rights. Center for Victims is a separate, non-profit organization that serves the needs of crime victims, witnesses, families and communities impacted by violence. Crime Victim Services::
  • Victims’ Rights Information
  • Legal Support – Accompaniment & Advocacy
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Victims Compensation Assistance
  • Offender Release Information & Notification
  • Advocacy
  • Victim Offender Dialogue (Restorative Justice Program)
Domestic Violence Services::
  • Protection From Abuse Order Assistance
  • Counseling & Safety Planning
  • Children’s Advocacy and Counseling
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Sexual Assault Services::
    • Medical Advocacy & Accompaniment
    Visit website for details.
    AlleghenyCenter for VictimsCenter for Victims
    Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation-Gift of LifeTo promote the health and well-being of people living with spinal cord injuries, mobility impairments and paralysis by providing information, education and referral services. Quality of Life grants program awards grants to non-profit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis. Also supports research to develop treatments and cures for spinal cord injuries. Christopher and Dana Reeve FoundationChristopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
    Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.Provides support to birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, other adoption affected people, and professionals. Also works for adoption reform in law and social policy, strives to prevent unnecessary family separations, assists adoption separated relatives in searching for family members and provides education to the public about adoption issues and realities. Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.
    Crime Victim SupportAccompaniment: A VWAP advocate accompanies you to any and all court proceedings, meetings and interviews with law enforcement, hospital visits, meetings with attorney's etc. Advocacy: VWAP is your voice in and throughout the entire criminal justice system advocating on behalf of you and your rights every step of the way. Case Status Update: VWAP updates you of every action that occurs in your case via written correspondence and phone contact. Courtroom Orientation: VWAP walks you through the courtroom experience with a training video, kid's court programs and one-on-one sessions with an advocate. Creditor / Employer / School Intercession: VWAP advocates on your behalf with creditors, employers, schools or whomever else when needed. Crisis Intervention: VWAP offers a 24-hour hotline for any and all clients in immediate need of assistance. Early Outreach: VWAP makes every attempt to contact you within 10 days of the crime that was committed against you providing we have the police report or information from the courts. Child Care & Transportation: VWAP assists with childcare and transportation needs during your time at court proceedings when you are unable to find alternative means. Information & Referral: VWAP provides you with all information regarding your rights, the criminal justice system and much more. We will make appropriate referrals when necessary. Separate Waiting Area: VWAP makes sure you have a separate place to sit while your waiting for your court proceeding. Supportive Counseling: VWAP advocates are not certified counselors however, we are trained to handle any and all crisis situations and able to help you with the trauma and grief you are experiencing. Victim Rights Notification: Upon your first encounter with VWAP, we inform you of your rights as a victim of a crime in Pennsylvania. Victim Witness Intimidation: If you are being intimidated because of your involuntary involvement in the criminal justice system, VWAP advocates on your behalf to ensure your safety. In addition, we have a Witness Relocation Program that ensures the safety of our clients. DauphinDauphin County Victim/Witness AssistanceDauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance
    Department of Pennsylvania Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - Disabilities Law ProjectProvides protection and advocacy for people with disabilities.PhiladelphiaDisability Rights Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - HarrisburgProvides advocacy and support to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.DauphinDisability Rights PennsylvaniaDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - PhiladelphiaProvides advocacy and support to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.PhiladelphiaDisability Rights PennsylvaniaDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - PittsburghProvides protection and advocacy for the rights of persons with disabilities. Works with people with disabilities and their families to ensure their rights to live in their communities with the services they need, to receive a full and inclusive education, to live free of discrimination, abuse and neglect and to have control and self-determination over their services.AlleghenyDisability Rights PennsylvaniaDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Disabled American VeteransDisabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    Disabled American VeteransDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Aliquippa Chapter 107Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    BeaverDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Allegheny Kiski Chapter 53Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Bux-Mont #115 (Bucks County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>BucksDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Col. S.D. Foster Chapter 76Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    Disabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Fayette Chapter 58Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    FayetteDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Francis Marker #88 (Delaware County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>DelawareDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Gen Butler Chapter 64Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    ButlerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter 8Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Greene County Chapter 123Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    GreeneDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Indiana Chapter 20Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    IndianaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Lawrence County Chapter 112Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    LawrenceDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Mercer County Chapter 55Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    MercerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Naomi Chapter 15 (Philadelphia)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>PhiladelphiaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Norristown #25 (Montgomery County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>MontgomeryDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Orendorff-Matthew #90 (Chester County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>ChesterDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Rudderw Mammucari #6, (Philadelphia)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>PhiladelphiaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education -Civil Rights ClinicDuquesne University School of Law's Civil Rights Clinic is a year-long in-house clinic that engages in civil rights litigation and advocacy. Students participate in weekly training sessions addressing the applicable substantive and procedural law. Beyond the classroom, students are trained in case intake and interviewing, client counseling, fact investigation, case analysis, negotiation, research, and drafting of complaints and documents. A leading referral source for cases is the Pittsburgh Chapter of the NAACP. In this innovative partnership, NAACP staff and volunteers work with the clinic students and the supervising attorneys to create a comprehensive intake and referral system for civil rights and other legal complaints. Students prepare and conduct training sessions for the NAACP on the application of a refined and systematized intake and referral process. Any potentially viable civil rights complaints identified through this process will be referred to the CBR Clinic or when necessary to other appropriate sources for assistance. The civil rights clinic works with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP on matters involving employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and civil rights advocacy.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
    Ex-offender/Prisoner Re-entry InitiativesRe-entry breakfast and support, mentoring,going for the gold group and Freedom in Christ Support Group.DauphinFull Gospel Evangelistic Ministry of HarrisburgFull Gospel Evangelistic Ministry of Harrisburg
    Harrisburg Center for Peace and JusticeProvision of speakers and educational material (with videos and slides) about peace, war, draft issues, fair housing, tenant-landlord problems, mediation services and peace advocacy work. Chartering of buses for peace marches. Specific advocacy for renters and homeowners with housing problems.DauphinHarrisburg Center Peace and JusticeHarrisburg Center Peace and Justice
    Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of AmericaWorks to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. The organization connects and empowers veterans in their local communities and through a vets only online social networking site. It also advocates for veterans rights in Washington, DC, and provides civilians with concrete actions they can take to support the newest generation of veterans. Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of AmericaIraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America
    Justice & Mercy, Inc.Educates and informs the public at large, advocates cost-effective and practical reforms within the criminal justice system and by supports and encouraging wise public policy. Networks with and supports other criminal justice organizations and encourage church and community outreach efforts by working to increase knowledge and understanding of public policy issues. Provides care and aftercare for both offenders and their victims, as we work through mentoring, alternative sentencing and other programs in order to restore and rehabilitate. Mentor training for ex-offenders Educational forums/workshops Prison tours Legislative IssuesLancasterJustice & Mercy, Inc.Justice & Mercy, Inc.
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsEstablished 1914, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. Money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry include:
    • Travel Benefits
    • Insurance Plans
    • Cancer Grants
    • Health Screening Services
    • Home Shopping
    • Credit Card
    • Prescription Savings
    • Scholarships
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Lawrence County C.A.R.E.S. CenterLawrence County C.A.R.E.S. Center is a behavioral health consumer and family support and resource center that serves the residents of Lawrence County. Services cover aspects of life from the basic needs in life to social, economical, educational, and supportive assistance.
    • The Next Step: A Drop-In Center is a central place for self-help, advocacy, education, and socialization. The Next Step Center provides an opportunity for socializing and networking that addresses the isolation felt by many, especially those in mental health recovery. The Next Step increases knowledge in community resources and allows individuals to learn from each other. We also provide recreational opportunities such as a pool table, video game systems, movie room, an indoor basketball court, and workout equipment. Please contact a Next Step Associate with any questions by pressing 2 when you call in.
    • The Lawrence County Client Satisfaction Team (CST) consists of consumers, parents, family members and persons in recovery. Our members regularly visit consumers of mental health and/or substance abuse services. We ask that they complete an anonymous survey regarding the services they receive. This information is gathered to ensure quality services are available to consumers in Lawrence County. We report our findings to the Lawrence County Mental Health/Disability Services Office, Value Behavioral Health, and the providers. Please contact Vickie at extension 105 regarding any CST questions.
    • Social Security's Representative Payee Program provides financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments of our beneficiaries who are struggling to manage their payments. Our Rep Payee works with her clients to ensure their needs are met as far as housing, utilities, personal care items, groceries, etc. This is done via careful budgeting each month to ensure financial needs are met. Please contact Tina at extension 113 regarding any Rep Payee Program questions.
    LawrencePatches PlaceLawrence County C.A.R.E.S. Center
    Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
    Military Officers Association of AmericaMOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. The association plays an active role in military personnel matters and especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services. MOAA's overarching goals are captured in its resolutions, which reflect the views of the entire membership. The membership provides input and votes on resolutions every two years (on even years). While MOAA is permitted by law to lobby - and does so actively - its status as a tax-exempt veterans organization precludes it from participating in political activities, which are defined as intervening directly or indirectly in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Stated briefly, the association may advocate issues, but it may not advocate the election or defeat of particular candidates or political parties. Military Officers Association of AmericaMilitary Officers Association of America
    Military Officers Association of America, Pennsylvania Council of ChaptersThe Pennsylvania Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America works with Congress and the Pennsylvania legislature on issues affecting the career force, the retired community and veterans of the uniformed services. As a veterans organization our chapters advocate issues but do not support any political party or the election or defeat of any political candidate. Our mission is to foster fraternal relations among retired, active, reserve, and former officers of the uniformed services; to protect the rights and interests of personnel of the uniformed services and their dependents and survivors; to provide useful services for members and their dependents and survivors, and to serve our communities, our Commonwealth and the nation.Military Officers Association of AmericaMilitary Officers Association of America
    Military Order of the Purple HeartThe Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) has a long history of advocacy and successful representation of Veterans and their dependents seeking benefits and services from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) and other government agencies. Our National Service Officers (NSO's) and Administrative Assistants are highly trained, skilled professionals who are experts in developing and prosecuting Veteran's claims. These Men and Women are well versed at conducting in-depth reviews of medical histories and the sound application of Federal Veterans Laws, Rules and Regulations in processing benefit claims.AlleghenyMilitary Order of the Purple HeartMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
    Military Order of the Purple Heart - Erie OfficeAdvocacy and successful representation of Veterans and their dependents seeking benefits and services from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) and other government agencies.ErieMilitary Order of the Purple Heart - Erie OfficeMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
    Mothers Against Teen ViolenceMentors at-risk youth in Erie. Located in the Booker T. Washington Center.ErieMothers Against Teen ViolenceMothers Against Teen Violence
    National Alliance on Mental IllnessGrassroots mental health advocacy organization focuses on educating the public about mental illness to reduce the stigma associated with it, advocating for laws and policies supportive of individuals with mental illness and helping individuals with mental illness connect with support groups in their communities. National Alliance on Mental IllnessNational Alliance on Mental Illness
    National Association for Black VeteransA nationally certified veteran's service organization. NABVETS advocates for veteran entitlements, draws attention to veteran homelessness, provides services to incarcerated veterans and provides information and resources for veterans through Eclipse Magazine and the NABVETS website. Centralized claims services department provides filing and processing of VA claims, discharge upgrade assistance, advocacy and supportive services and power of attorney. National Association for Black VeteransNational Association for Black Veterans
    National Council For AdoptionAn adoption advocacy nonprofit that promotes a culture of adoption through education and legislative action. Current areas of focus are infant adoption, adoption out of foster care, and intercountry adoption. Provides information and training on adoption issues for adoptive families, adoption agencies and the general public. National Council For AdoptionNational Council For Adoption
    National Down Syndrome CongressWorks to empower its members and all people with Down syndrome by creating a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome. National Down Syndrome CongressNational Down Syndrome Congress
    National Federation of the BlindA consumer organization of blind people working together to improve opportunities for the blind and the understanding of blindness by the general public. National Federation of the BlindNational Federation of the Blind
    National Guard of the United States - Employer Support Of The Guard and ReservePromotes cooperation and understanding between members of the National Guard and Reserve forces from all branches of the military and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts between them. The focus is to promote understanding of Guard and Reserve service; enlist support of employers to implement policies to support employee participation in Guard and Reserve programs; disseminate information to improve knowledge of, and voluntary compliance with, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); and sustain willingness of employers to support their employees called to military service over potentially longer periods of time and greater frequency. Operates through a network of volunteers throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. United States Department of Defense, National Guard of the United StatesUnited States Department of Defense
    National Military Family AssociationAn organization that advocates for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect military families through comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers. Programs include:
    • Military Spouse Scholarships - helps prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security.
    • Operation Purple Camps - brings together military kids from all ranks and services, including National Guard and Reserve components, to a unique and memorable summer camp experience.
    • Operation Purple Family Retreats - provides military families with the opportunity to reconnect as a family. We are bringing families to beautiful outdoor locations in order to provide fun family-oriented activities and the ability to spend quality time together.
    • Operation Purple Healing Adventures - a special retreat program that is designed to support wounded service members and their families. The Operation Purple Healing Adventures program celebrates rediscovering family-fun and togetherness after an injury.
    • MyMilitaryLife App - helps military spouses navigate the many adventures of military life.
    National Military Family AssociationNational Military Family Association
    Office for the Deaf and Hard of HearingProvides information, referral and advocacy.DauphinPennsylvania Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
    PA Tourette Syndrome AllianceProvides disability advocacy, doctor referrals and information to persons affected by Tourette Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome is a chemical imbalance of the brain that causes involuntary speech and movements. Onset of the syndrome usually occurs between the ages of 2 and 18 years. Provides non-legal advocacy services for education or employment.AdamsPA Tourette Syndrome Alliance, IncPA Tourette Syndrome Alliance, Inc
    Pennsylvania American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. The Legion has touched virtually every facet of American life; our objective is to serve our community, state and nation. The American Legion also conducts many programs designed to benefit the youth in our communities. Some of these programs include: American Legion Baseball, Keystone Boys State, High School Oratorical Contest, Essay Contest, Junior Shooting Sports Program, Scouting and State Police Youth Week. We are a powerful voice for veterans in Washington, DC; The American Legion drafted the original GI Bill and was instrumental in establishing the federal agency that today is the Department of Veterans Affairs. National Headquarters for The American Legion is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with an additional office in Washington, DC. The Department of Pennsylvania’s Headquarters is located in Wormleysburg, PA. The American Legion Family includes The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders. Together we work hand in hand united in patriotism and working for veterans advocacy.CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania Client Assistance ProgramHelps individuals with disabilities get advocacy services to help with vocational rehabilitation concerns so they can obtain employment. - Helps disabled persons understand rehabilitation services which are available, such as vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and independent living. - Advises disabled persons of their rights and responsibilities as they relate to rehabilitation services. - Works with disabled persons to resolve any concerns while seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services. - Helps disabled persons pursue appeals or legal remedies to ensure the protection of their rights under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. - Refers persons to other services when appropriate. - Also provides legal advice to individuals in matters relating to disability law such as violations of Title I of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Camp Hill Office: 207 House Avenue Suite 5 Camp Hill PA 17011 717-731-1077 x240 800-323-6060 x240 Toll free 800-829-7404 TTY 717-731-8150 FaxPhiladelphiaPennsylvania Client Assistance ProgramPennsylvania Client Assistance Program
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsThe Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs provides resources and assistance to Pennsylvania's one million veterans and their families, and provides quality care for aging and disabled veterans. The Department also prepares and deploys the Pennsylvania National Guard for worldwide combat and combat support operations and provides trained personnel to state and local authorities in times of natural disaster or civil strife. It provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members through the Pennsylvania Military Family Relief Assistance Program (PA MFRAP). The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Returning Veteran ChecklistWelcome Home Checklist Please Note: If you are a severely disabled Veteran and need any special accommodations, please identify that to your service officer or career counselor when making appointments. Receive your DD 214 Things to do within one year from Separation Have your DD 214 recorded in the County Recorder's Office for FREE
    • Safeguard all your records. You will need them again.
    Visit your County Director of Veterans Affairs (normally located in the County Courthouse) or Accredited Service Organization Representative for FREE
    • Take a copy of all your records with you for your appointment: Service Medical Records; Personnel File; Dental Record,
    • Have your County Director of Veterans Affairs or Accredited Veterans Service Officer review your records and advise you on the benefits you qualify for,
    • File for disabilities through an Accredited Veterans Service Officer.
    Fill out VA form 10-10 EZ for VA Healthcare benefits
    • Go to your local VAMC to turn in Form 10-10 EZ and schedule an appointment,
    • You may qualify for 5 years of FREE healthcare through the VA from your separation date.
    Visit your local CareerLink Office (Pennsylvania Job Service) FREE SERVICE
    • Ask to speak with the Veterans Employment Representative,
    • File for unemployment,
    • Get help finding a job,
    • Attend classes to help in your search for employment,
    • Military skills that be used in civilian life are identified.
    Visit colleges you are interested in / use the GI Bill
    • Ask to speak with the Veterans Representative on campus,
    • Always identify yourself as a Veteran and inquire about Yellow Ribbon funding in addition to GI Bill payments for college,
    • Many non-traditional programs are included in the Post 9-11 GI Bill.
    When you are ready to buy a home inform your lender you are a Veteran and that you are interested in using the VA Home Loan Guaranty
    • This is as easy as informing your lender you are a Veteran and wish to use your benefit (you will need to provide a copy of your DD 214),
    • Disabled Veterans (USDVA Rating) have the funding fee waived,
    • You can include the down payment in the loan.
    LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania Legal Aid NetworkCoordinates the ten independent, regional legal aid programs and six specialized legal resource programs that comprise the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. Helps the public find free legal advice/representation in their region, offers self-help information and community education services through its web site and the "PA Law HELP" web site and advocates on legislation affecting its services and/or clients. Pennsylvania Legal Aid NetworkPennsylvania Legal Aid Network
    Pennsylvanian's for Human LifePublic education on issues of abortion, infanticide and euthanasia plus legislative advocacy for pro-life issues.DauphinPennsylvanians for Human LifePennsylvanians for Human Life
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Office of Military and Veterans AffairsThe Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA) provides information and assistance to the Pennsylvania veteran and military communities through outreach and education. The OMVA has the authority to investigate and prosecute certain offenses against veterans. Will connect veterans with existing services, educate them on consumer issues and advocate on their behalf. Veterans are encouraged to call regarding any issue. DauphinPennsylvania Office of Attorney GeneralPennsylvania Office of Attorney General
    Pennsylvania Office of Consumer AdvocateThe Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) is a state agency that represents the interests of Pennsylvania Utility customers before the Public Utility Commission (PUC), federal regulatory agencies and state and federal courts. The OCA represents consumers when a utility company, including electric, gas, water and telephone, asks the PUC for permission to change customer's rates. The OCA can also help consumers or groups of consumers with complaints about a utility's quality of service, a utility bill and extending some types of utility service to residential areas.DauphinPennsylvania Office of Consumer AdvocateOffice of Consumer Advocate
    Roads to Freedom - Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
    • Individual & Group Advocacy– Empowers people with disabilities to speak for themselves and others on their rights, privileges, and services.
    • Individual and group advocacy services are also available to parents of children with disabilities
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Safe Home, YWCA Hanover•24 hour Confidential Hotline (717)632-0007 •Referrals made for Temporary or Emergency Safe Shelter
    Please, note: Safe Home is not a shelter in itself. •Legal Advocacy, including assistance with filing a Protection From Abuse Order •Coordination with other social service agencies that may provide assistance with health, finances, housing, drug/alcohol treatment, support groups, children's services, employment/training, food, furniture, clothing, and more •Referral and Support •Child Therapy •W.E.A.V.E. (Women's Empowerment Against Violent Environments), an Adult Support Group with Free Child Care during group •Community Education for all groups, includes Educational Speakers and/or age-appropriate Outreach Materials •Volunteer Opportunities (717)637-2125 x 241 •Accompaniment and/or Transportation to Appointments/Hearings, including civil and criminal hearings •Options Counseling and Crisis Response •Free childcare if it is needed during a court hearing or legal appointment •Needed items, including dead bolts, peep holes, and emergency cell phones •Servicios en español
    YorkYWCA HanoverYWCA Hanover
    SERVICESVIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA Chapter 436Vietnam Veterans of America
    Sexual Assault CenterSexual Assault Center that provides: - 24 hour hotline - 24 hour medical and legal accompaniment - individual counseling for survivors and their loved ones - Support group - Prevention and education programs - Resource MaterialSchuylkillSexual Assault Resource and Counseling CenterSexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center
    The Arc Alliance - Advocacy ServicesProvides professional advocacy services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Services including individualized representation in accessing special education services, adults services, governmental benefits, housing, health care, voting rights, transportation and any other concerns of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.MontgomeryThe Arc Alliance Advocacy ServicesThe Arc Alliance Advocacy Services
    Tri-State AdvocacyHelps patients and families get benefits and services, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Home and Community Based Services, and Social Security Benefits. Assists in the health insurance appeals process, and share information on community resources.MontgomeryTri-State Advocacy ProjectTri-State Advocacy Project
    United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. We believe no person should be excluded from opportunity on the basis of their disability. Our goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. United Spinal is committed to advancing public policies that lead to greater civil rights and independence for people with disabilities. We believe in:
    • Access to Quality Affordable Healthcare,
    • Employment Opportunities, Self Sufficiency and Independent Living,
    • Consumer Directed Quality Health Care and Community Integration,
    • Preservation of Social Security Benefits,
    • Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities.
    United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association
    United States Department of the Army, United States Army Warrior Transition CommandThe United States Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC)serves an essential role, not only in managing the care and recovery of Soldiers evacuated from theater, but also those preparing to deploy and those who have returned from combat that require complex care management to cope with the effects of war and multiple deployments. WTC works to ensure everything possible is done to enable Soldiers to return to duty. WTC also plays an important role in ensuring Reserve Component Soldiers receive the care they require prior to and after deployment to remain mission ready.United States Department of the Army, United States Army Warrior Transition CommandUnited States Department of Defense
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - National Call Center for Homeless Veterans and Project CHALENGNational Call Center for homeless veterans or veterans at-risk of homelessness. Callers will be connected to trained hotline staff who will conduct a brief screening to assess needs; homeless veterans will be connected with the Homeless Point of Contact at the nearest VA facility; family members and non-VA providers calling on behalf of a homeless Veteran will be provided with information regarding the homeless programs and services available; contact information will be requested so staff may follow-up. Services offered to homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness and their families: - Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) - Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) - Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program - HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Program - Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program - Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program (SSVF) - Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program - Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACTs) Program - Homeless Veterans Dental Program - Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Educational and Networking Groups) - Veteran Justice Outreach - Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative - Health Care for Re-Entry Veterans Program - Readjustment Counseling Service's Vet Center ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Women Veteran's Call CenterThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans was formed to provide a single avenue for women Veterans to get the help they need. The Center's functions include monitoring and coordinating the VA’s administration of health care and benefits services and programs for women Veterans, serve as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and to raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans of Foreign WarsThe VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans. Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there. As a not-for-profit organization, the VFW Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and financial support we’re able to provide our deployed troops and retired military and their families in their time of need. With your help, we can continue to support programs that:
    • Reward America’s military heroes and their families by sponsoring admission to popular entertainment events and attractions.
    • Provide prepaid phone time and sponsored “Free Call Days” allowing deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to connect with loved ones.
    • Support troops and their families in need of financial assistance for housing, medical or basic assistance needs with a one-time grant.
    • Sponsor “welcome home” and “send off” events to boost the morale of returning or deployed military units.
    • Offer military veterans, regardless of when or where they served, with VFW counsel and assistance to successfully navigate VA entitlement and disability claims.
    Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    VetsFirstVetsFirst is a program of United Spinal Association that assists veterans and their eligible family members in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, deserve and need. They advocate nationally for all generations of veterans, including individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. They connect with over 2,000 veterans annually through our call center and online help desk, Ask VetsFirst. Their staff tackles each case individually, taking the time to discuss self-help tips and assist with questions on military separation, claims appeals, and state benefits. They also offer assistance and representation in claims for benefits and services before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to providing individual support and counseling services, VetsFirst offers timely news and information across the spectrum of issues presently impacting veterans, including guides on self-help, state benefits, separating from the military, as well as exclusive feature stories on military health care and VA funding and compensation. Ask VetsFirst is a free support service for Veterans and their family members. You can find Knowledge Books on a wide range of veterans issues and topics. You can also submit a request and have one of our counselors answer your questions. If you have questions regarding your Veterans Benefits or benefits that your family members may be entitled to, VetsFirst can help you. VetsFirst Knowledgebooks include:
    • Veterans Guide to VA Benefits
    • Veterans Guide to VA Healthcare
    • Legal Bases of VA Benefits
    • Detailed Overview of the VA Benefits System
    • Advanced Guide to VA Compensation or Pension
    • Unique Aspects of Veterans Laws
    • Specific VA Claim Guidance
    • Disabled Veterans Employment and Education
    • Useful VA Forms
    • How To Ask VetsFirst
    • VA Facilities Locator
    • VA Acronyms & Terms
    • VA Spinal Cord Injury System
    • VA Spinal Cord Injury Centers
    United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal Association
    Victim's Assistance Center, A Program of YWCA York24-hour hotline 24-hour accompaniment to hospital Police interview accompaniment Legal advocacy Individual and group counseling Art therapy Crime prevention education programs Information & referral Homicide support group Homicide advocate rapid response team York county alliance against sexual violence Adult survivors of incest support group Suicide survivors support group Teens on the move (t.o.m.) teens doing education and prevention of sexual violence for teens Suicide survivors support group-call Lexi Livelsberger for location YorkVictim's Assistance Center, A Program of YWCA YorkYWCA York
    Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Legal Advocacy for SeniorsProvides legal advocacy to seniors in cases involving loss of shelter, income or benefits; or abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Legal Advocacy for SeniorsWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    Women's Help Center, Inc. Legal AdvocacyProgram that provides information and guidance and/or representation in court proceedings for individuals who have been abused in an intimate relationship and/or for people who are facing a misdemeanor or criminal charge for perpetrating abuse. Included are domestic violence law clinics and other legal assistance programs that represent victims of domestic abuse at restraining order hearings or in other civil or criminal actions involving charges against an abuser. Most also represent the person's interests in complexities that arise as part of the legal process such as restitution, payment of debts or child support, custody and visitation and property control. Some programs may also represent victims of domestic abuse who have been charged with a crime and/or handle cases involving accusations of child abuse filed by one parent against the other, abuse of an elderly person by an adult child or abuse of an adult child by a parent.SomersetWomen's Help Center, Inc. Somerset OfficeWomen's Help Center, Inc.
    Women Thrive WorldwideA women's advocacy group devoted to influencing United States policy so that it helps women in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty. The organization advocates for making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women.Women Thrive WorldwideWomen Thrive Worldwide
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
    Wounded Warrior Project, PittsburghWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    AlleghenyWounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
    YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Women's Resource Center-HomewoodSupports women and their families in achieving self-sufficiency through providing an extensive network of financial management skills, tools and training. Advocates with community partners to improve access and to develop opportunities for life-long learning. Provides referrals, breast and cervical health navigation, personalized support, and assistance in applying for public benefits and health insurance.AlleghenyYWCA Greater Pittsburgh Women's Resource CenterYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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