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Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been treated unfairly or denied normal privileges based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
9 to 5 National Association of Working WomenA job problem hotline offering level and practical information on job concerns for working women. Provides technical assistance in starting 9 to 5 support groupsDauphin9 TO 5 Georgia9 TO 5, National Association of Working Women
ACLU - Greater Lehigh Valley ChapterThrough litigation, public education and lobbying, the ACLU works to preserve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom, and equal treatment under the law. The ACLU of PA has 11 regional offices throughout Pennsylvania and a confidential, bilingual intake line for community members to complain about violations of their rights. The Lehigh Valley Chapter meets at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley and provides community education workshops and events to people living in the the Lehigh Valley, Reading and Hazleton. LehighAmerican Civil Liberties Union - Greater Lehigh Valley ChapterAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
ACLU - South Central PAThe ACLU will defend a person or parties whose civil rights have been violated as defined by the first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights: I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. II. A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Deals with Housing of Soldiers. III. No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. IV. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. V. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation. VI. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. VII. In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. VIII. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. IX. The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. DauphinAmerican Civil Liberties Union - South Central ChapterAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania - Greater PittsburghThe American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization dedicated to defending and expanding individual rights and personal freedoms throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. Through advocacy, public education and litigation, our staff and volunteers work to preserve and enhance liberties grounded in the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions and civil rights laws. Among those liberties are freedoms of speech, religion and association; the right to petition the government; separation of church and state; the right to privacy; reproductive freedom; due process of law; the rights of the accused; and the right to equal treatment under the law.AlleghenyAmerican Civil Liberties Union - Greater Pittsburgh ChapterAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
American Civil Liberties Union - PhiladelphiaProvides legal assistance regarding fair housing and/or unfair discrimination practices.PhiladelphiaAmerican Civil Liberties Union - PhiladelphiaAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
City of Altoona Community Development Department Fair Housing ProgramThe City of Altoona's Fair Housing Program provides educational information and outreach programs to tenants, landlords, lending institutions, realtors, housing managers, contractors and anyone in the housing business regarding the Federal Fair Housing Laws. Free presentations are offered to anyone wishing to know more about the Federal Fair Housing Laws.BlairCity of Altoona Community Development DepartmentCity of Altoona Government and Mayor's Office
City of McKeesport - Housing DiscriminationInvestigates local complaints of discrimination regarding housing.AlleghenyCity of McKeesport Community Development DepartmentCity of McKeesport Community Development Department
City of Reading - Human Relations CommissionFair housing assistance program and equal employment opportunity commission agency.BerksCity of ReadingCity of Reading
Community Alliance for Respect and Equality - Discrimination AssistanceCARE, Community Alliance for Respect and Equality, is a group of Susquehanna Valley residents committed to the belief in equal treatment for all. We support and value the contributions of diverse individuals - men, women, and children of every background, racial heritage, religious or spiritual tradition, age, sexual orientation, cultural affiliation, or socioeconomic background.UnionCommunity Alliance for Respect and EqualityCommunity Alliance for Respect and Equality
Community Alliance for Respect and Equality - Discrimination AssistanceCARE, Community Alliance for Respect and Equality, is a group of Susquehanna Valley residents committed to the belief in equal treatment for all. We support and value the contributions of diverse individuals - men, women, and children of every background, racial heritage, religious or spiritual tradition, age, sexual orientation, cultural affiliation, or socioeconomic background.UnionCommunity Alliance for Respect and EqualityCommunity Alliance for Respect and Equality
Human Relations Commission - Erie CountyProvides a system of equal justice for employer-employee, landlord-tenant, business-patron and lending institution-home buyer. They educate individuals through workshops and seminars to confront discrimination, while at the same time teaching the inherent value of diversity. They enforce the Erie County's Ordinance on Discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations for the protected classes. To file a complaint discrimination must have occurred within the last 180 days.ErieHuman Relations Commission - Erie CountyHuman Relations Commission - Erie County
Legal Advice and Counseling Hotline, Equal Rights AdvocatesAdvice concerning gender discrimination in employment and education including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, family medical leave, pay equity, retaliation for complainingEqual Rights AdvocatesEqual Rights Advocates
NAACP - LancasterA volunteer organization that advocates for civil and human rights for all people. LancasterNAACP - Lancaster BranchNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
NAACP - Pittsburgh ChapterTo fight discrimination and injustice in employment, housing and related areas through information dissemination, advocacy and community organizing. AlleghenyNational Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
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 Partnership for Women and FamiliesA leader on the issues that matter to women and families. National Partnership for Women and FamiliesNational Partnership for Women and Families
Northwestern Legal Services - Bradford OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving public benefits, housing, family law, employment, education, and consumer law.McKeanNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Crawford OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.CrawfordNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Erie Office / Central IntakeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.ErieNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Mercer CountyProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.MercerNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Venango CountyProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.VenangoNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Warren OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.WarrenNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Harrisburg - Discrimination AssistanceReceives and processes complaints of alleged discrimination, including but not limited to, discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and lending. In addition, familial status is a protected class in the area of housing. To File a Complaint: Complaints must be filed with the PHRC Regional Office serving your county as listed below. Harrisburg Regional Office Riverfront Office Center, 5th Floor 1101-1125 South Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515 (717) 787-9784 (717) 787-7279 TTY users only Publishes a brochure on recognition and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. Whenever ANY question arises, please refer directly to the Human Relations Commission for determination. Client needs to be able to prove discrimination to the Human Relations Commission. If the Human Relations Commission accepts the claim, the employer, landlord, whoever claim is brought against, must then prove that they HAVE NOT discriminated. Has the legal authority to hold public hearings, issue orders, and take its decisions to court. The Commission also publishes brochures on Interviewing, Effective Disciplinary Action,Effective Performance and Employment Information and Resources for Employees with Disabilities. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Harrisburg Regional OfficePennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Pittsburgh Discrimination AssistanceHandles complaints regarding violation of state discrimination laws (including AIDS discrimination). Promotes equal opportunity in education, prevents and responds to civil tension and provides information, support and outreach to Pennsylvania communities.AlleghenyPennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Pittsburgh Regional OfficePennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations (PghCHR)Handles complaints of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap/disability, use of a support animal, status as a victim of domestic violence, and gender identity/expression in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations. Provides training regarding civil rights and responsibilities.AlleghenyPittsburgh Human Relations CommissionPittsburgh Human Relations Commission
United States Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentResponsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws. Headquarters (Washington office): 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410United States Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentUnited States Department of Housing and Urban Development
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - Veterans Key to Career SuccessThe Jobs for Veterans Act established Veterans access to services within an integrated one-stop service delivery system. The law established a priority of service requirement applicable to all Department of Labor programs offering employment and training related services for veterans. The Key to Career Success campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Career One-Stop Pathways to Career Success Web site: www.careeronestop.org/MilitaryTransition. The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers. Employment and training services are provided to veterans through a nationwide network of approximately 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers. To access information on One-Stop Career Center locations in your state or throughout the nation, please visit America’s Service Locator Web site at www.servicelocator.org or call the following Toll Free Number: 1-877-US-2JOBS or 1-877-872-5627. At the One Stop Career website veterans will find tools to:
  • Match Military Experience to Civilian Occupations, a useful portal that matches by MOC code, key word search or menu search;
  • Get Credentials, Certifications, and Licenses, a portal that helps veteran job-seekers with credentials that document and verify your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience and translate military skills and experience into credentials to obtain civilian skills;
  • The Write a Resume Portal will help a veteran job-seeker format a resume;
  • The Disabled/Injured Veterans Resources provides resources for veterans who are wounded or disabled;
  • Find Local Services will help a veteran job-seeker locate additional services available to veterans.
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training AdministrationUnited States Department of Labor
US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Philadelphia Field OfficeResponsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws. Also provides consumers with information on a range of housing issues, including foreclosures and reverse mortgages, and referrals to approved local housing counseling agencies. Headquarters (Washington office): 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410PhiladelphiaHUD - Philadelphia Field OfficeUnited States Department of Housing and Urban Development
US Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionResponsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Regional office covers Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia along with certain counties within the states of Maryland, New Jersey and Ohio EEOC Headquarters: United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1801 L Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20507 202-663-4900 202-663-4494 TTYPhiladelphiaUS Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionUS Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
US Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionEnforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.AlleghenyUS Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionUS Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
US Housing and Urban Development ( HUD )- Pittsburgh Field OfficeHUD / FHA mortgage insurance, low and moderate income and elderly housing programs, community development assistance to local governments, and financial and technical assistance to organizations administering ongoing HUD programs, projects, and developments. Literature and speakers available. In most cases, HUD does not provide direct service to the public. Callers can request the list of HUD - subsidized housing. There are three housing lists, one for families, one for the elderly, and one for persons with disabilities.AlleghenyHUD - Pittsburgh Field OfficeUnited States Department of Housing and Urban Development
YWCA Center for Race and Gender EquityEquity and Inclusion technical assistance services/consulting; diversity and inclusion training programs; diversity plan considerations for organizations; focus group facilitation; keynote and conference presentations; racial justice resources. AlleghenyYWCA Center for Race and Gender EquityYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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