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Programs that provide alternative living arrangements for children who have no birth family or whose family environment is abusive; facilitate the settlement of new residents in the community; marshal community resources on behalf of disadvantaged residents during the holidays; or offer other services that augment and expand the protection, supervision, care and support that are provided through the primary family unit, or that enhance the recipient's mobility or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Central Allison Hill Community CenterProvision of community center for social, recreational, and educational activities for all ages; rental space for wedding receptions, family reunions, meetings and workshops. A pilot, structured program for still-in-school youth (6-18 years) including counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, and HIV intervention and prevention, plus social and recreational activities for youth.DauphinCentral Allison Hill Community CenterCentral Allison Hill Community Center
Community Action Commission, MiddletownInitial evaluation and assessment of needs, long-term goal planning and follow-up and information and referral. The ultimate goal is to assist families and individuals in becoming self-sufficient.DauphinCommunity Action Commission, MiddletownCommunity Action Commission
Community Action Commission, Perry CountyInitial evaluation and assessment of needs, long-term goal planning and follow-up. The ultimate goal is to assist families and individuals in becoming self-sufficient.PerryCommunity Action Commission, Perry CountyCommunity Action Commission
Cumberland/Perry Nurse-Family PartnershipThe Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women having their first baby. A nurse will provide weekly or bi-weekly home visitation services throughout the pregnancy and will continue until the baby is two years old. The nurse can assist with the mother's specific needs, like helping her to understand her health and her baby's health, making the home a safe place, involving family and friends, and receiving information on community services.CumberlandSadler Health Center CorporationSadler Health Center Corporation
Family Caregiver Support ProgramProvides needs assessment, benefits advice & counseling in which caregivers are informed of the benefits available to them. Through a cost sharing approach family may recieve monthly reimbursements of up to $200/month through PA FCSP and an additional $300/month from the National FCSP. These monies can help with out-of-pocket expenses ranging from respite care, over-the-counter medicines, incontinence supplies, day care and home chore services. Modifcations can be made to the home such as installing stair lifts, building ramps or bathroom modification. One time only grants of up to $2000 can be give to families who qualify so that they can make the home more livable for the frail relative. Referrals to caregivers support groupsDauphinDauphin County Area Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Family Caregiver Support ProgramProvides needs assessment, benefits advice & counseling in which caregivers are informed of the benefits available to them. Through a cost sharing approach family may recieve monthly reimbursements of up to $200/month through PA FCSP and an additional $300/month from the National FCSP. These monies can help with out-of-pocket expenses ranging from respite care, over-the-counter medicines, incontinence supplies, day care and home chore services. Modifcations can be made to the home such as installing stair lifts, building ramps or bathroom modification. One time only grants of up to $2000 can be give to families who qualify so that they can make the home more livable for the frail relative. Referrals to caregivers support groupsDauphinNorthern Dauphin Human Services Center Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Lawyers Concerned for LawyersLCL provides free, confidential services to attorneys, judges, and their family members as well as law students who may be suffering from stress, anxiety, addiction or mental illness. LCL will provide a free and confidential evaluation with a professional who specializes in substance abuse and/or psychiatric issues. In addition, LCL provides peer support, free literature of special interests to law professionals, as well as case management services. There are also 'attorney only' recovery meetings throughout the state.CumberlandLawyers Concerned for LawyersLawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Life in the CommunityThe Arc's Life In The Community program provides opportunities for individuals to acquire, retain and improve their self-help, socialization and adaptive skills through activities which offer peer interaction, community integration and interpersonal skill reinforcement. Components of this program are: 1. Socialization Activities 2. Speak-Out (Upper Dauphin) - Sue Machamer 3. Super 6 - Barbara JumperDauphinThe ARC of Dauphin CountyThe ARC of Dauphin County
Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS) - West Philadelphia Senior In-Home SupportProvides support services to help prevent or postpone further decline, promote independence, and help the individual regain control. Clients receive various in-home services, along with personalized counseling and assistance to access benefits and entitlements. In addition to case management supports, the program also offers Home-Delivered Meals, Transportation, Senior Companions, Minor Home Repairs, Help Accessing Benefits, and Adaptive Equipment as necessary.PhiladelphiaLiberty Lutheran - Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS)Liberty Lutheran
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)family-based servicesDauphinHempfield Behavioral Health IncHempfield Behavioral Health Inc
National Association of American VeteransAssists eligible veterans with obtaining due benefits, counseling referrals, single parenting, and emergency assistance referrals. Supports veterans, their families, and military caregivers by collaborating with the VA and other veterans groups, health agencies, medical professional organizations, educational organizations, and the public. Provides information on education, employment, housing, nutritional and spiritual wellness, medical care information, and job training and career coaching.National Association of American VeteransNational Association of American Veterans
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‚Äôs 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
Positive Behavior SupportsThis service provides individuals, families and staff with strategies and skills that contribute to independence and successful involvement in everyday life. Positive Behavior Supports promotes an individual's natural abilities to develop new skills, communicate more effectively and improve quality of life.DauphinThe ARC of Dauphin CountyThe ARC of Dauphin County
Second City Church Mercy MinistryServices are structured around an accountability team which will plan with the individual or family a holistic approach to coping with their physical, relational, financial, social, educational, economic, and discipleship needs for a more permanent solution to particular short-term and long-term difficulties and needs. Initially starts with weekly meetings and must be willing to commit to learning.DauphinSecond City ChurchSecond City Church
Spiritual EnrichmentDinner and small group offered on a 6-week rotating basis covering a variety of topics which include, but are not limited to: Marriage enrichment, parenting, self-defense, Bible study, overcoming addiction, Alpha (introduction to the Christian Faith) **Call to see what current course offerings are. Childcare available for children ages 2-5 for parents who are participating in a small group. Youth groups also available for youth ages 6-15.DauphinSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel CorpsSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps
Training & Technical Assistance Prog for Child Care ProviderProvides a training and technical assistance service to infant/toddler and preschool caregivers who care for children in child care programs.DauphinPenn State Capital Area Early Childhood TrainingPenn State Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute

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