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Management offices that serve as headquarters for organizations and which provide services that plan, organize and control the activities of the organization but which offer no direct services to the public except peripheral administrative services like training, community awareness programs or materials and research. Included are the administrative offices of local city and county departments, state agencies and federal agencies as well as those that oversee the work of large non-governmental agencies.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Dauphin County MH/IDProgramThe Dauphin County MH/ID Program provides funding and administrative oversight for various services in our community for persons with mental disabilities and for children with special needs or developmental disabilities. Our mission is to assure that these services are of the highest quality possible, are cost effective, and are readily available to all who need them. We promote the principles and fundamentals of self-determination in our mental retardation program, of recovery and resiliency in our mental health program, and family-centered services in our early intervention program. DauphinDauphin County Mental Health & Intellectual DisabilitiesDauphin County Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities
Diocese of AllentownThe dioceses oversees and administers all of the educational activities and programs operated by the Catholic church in a five county area. This includes parochial K-12 schools, special education programs and religious instruction for children and adults. NorthamptonDiocese of AllentownDiocese of Allentown
Health Choices Bedford-SomerestAdministrative support services office.SomersetBedford Somerset MH-MR Behavioral Health Choices of Somerset & Bedford CountiesBedford-Somerset MH-MR
Northampton County Department of Human ServicesThe Department of Human Services provides social services to meet the needs of all citizens of Northampton County. These services are provided through several divisions, including the Area Agency on Aging; Children, Youth & Families; Drug & Alcohol; Mental Health/Mental Retardation; Veterans Affairs and the County Nursing Home at Gracedale. The information and referral number is the entry point for all services in all divisions in the Department of Human Services, except Gracedale. The crisis number is available 24/7 for all crises and emergencies.NorthamptonNorthampton County Department of Human ServicesNorthampton County Department of Human Services
Northeast Treatment Centers - Administrative OfficeNorthEast Treatment Centers (NET) is an organization dedicated to providing behavioral health and social services along a continuum of care to adults, adolescents, children and families in the Greater Philadelphia region, Lehigh Valley and the state of Delaware. PhiladelphiaNortheast Treatment CentersNortheast Treatment Centers
Pennsylvania Department of Aging - Administrative OfficeCoordinates and administers services and resources to help older adults and individuals with disabilities to make decisions and choices about their own care and enable them to be active in their communities. Most services are delivered through the county area agencies on aging. DauphinPennsylvania Department of AgingPennsylvania Department of Aging
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesCharged with maintaining and preserving the 117 state parks; managing the 2.1 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state's ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas. Also issues snowmobile and ATV registrations. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesPennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Pennsylvania Department of CorrectionsResponsible for overseeing the operation of: -26 state correctional institutions, one boot camp -14 community corrections centers, nearly 40 contract facilities -a training academy Website has an online inmate locator service.Pennsylvania Department of CorrectionsPennsylvania Department of Corrections
Pennsylvania Department of Education Department's broad responsibilities include: - Administration of the school laws of Pennsylvania - Administration of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education - Assistance to local school districts - Evaluation of programs of instruction - Apportionment of state appropriations to local school districts - Contracts with and distributes funds to non-public schools - Administration of the state program for public libraries - Promotion and assistance in the establishment of community colleges and provision of services to other institutions of higher education - Licensing and regulating of private schools - Approval of programs of proprietary post-secondary institutions DauphinPennsylvania Department of EducationPennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Administrative EntitiesResponsible for planning and coordinating health resources throughout the Commonwealth. Main activities are to monitor the health status of the population; identify and eliminate preventable illness and accidents; reduce the severity of illness and disability; promote healthy behaviors; improve health care quality, access and accountability; and lead the development of health policy and planning. DauphinPennsylvania Department of HealthPennsylvania Department of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Human ServicesAdministers a range of supportive services and programs for residents of Pennsylvania. Programs include cash assistance programs such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or TANF; employment and training programs; the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP; home heating assistance; and assistance programs for refugees and the homeless. The DPW's services for individuals and families are delivered directly through the County Assistance Offices. Seven program offices administer and oversee the department's work throughout the commonwealth. * The Office of Administration (OA) plans, directs, and coordinates administrative support activities for DPW. * The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is focused on creating opportunities for the commonwealth's youngest children to develop to their fullest potential. * The Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) oversees child welfare and juvenile justice services. * The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) provides individuals with mental retardation, autism, and their families the services and supports they need to enable them to participate fully in the life of their communities. * The Office of Income Maintenance (OIM) administers the TANF cash assistance program, Medicaid/Medical Assistance, food stamps, child support, home heating assistance (LIHEAP program) and employment and training services. * The Office of Long Term Living provides assistance with daily activities due to aging, injury, illness or disability. * The Office of Medical Assistance Programs administers the joint state/federal Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid) program. * The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) oversees services for individuals with serious mental illness and/or addictive disease.DauphinPennsylvania Department of Human ServicesPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, AdministrativePrepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for youth, adult, older adult and dislocated workers. Also enforces regulations and safety standards in the workplace and administers the Commonwealth's programs for community service by young Pennsylvanians. Administers benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers' compensation benefits to individuals with job related injuries and/or illnesses, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. DauphinPennsylvania Department of Labor and IndustryPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Pennsylvania Insurance DepartmentResponsible for administering the laws of the Commonwealth as they pertain to the regulations of the insurance industry and the protection of the insurance consumer. It ensures that the industry is responsive to the needs of the consumer by making available to the consumer reliable insurance coverage at reasonable rates. Will provide information and handle complaints about insurance companies insurance producers. Divisions include: - Office of Consumer and Producer Services - Office of Corporate and Financial Regulation - Office of Insurance product Regulation and Market Enforcement (includes Property/Casualty, Life, Accident/Health, Insurances) - Office of Liquidations, Rehabilitation, and Special Funds Regional Offices: - Philadelphia- 215-560-2630 DauphinPennsylvania Insurance DepartmentPennsylvania Insurance Department
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board - AdministrativeResponsible for issuing all liquor licenses in Pennsylvania and operates approximately 625 retail wine and spirits stores across the state. It also distributes a wide variety of free alcohol education materials, conducts training programs, and offers technical assistance and consultation services to and for school districts, colleges and universities, consumers and alcohol licensees. Pennsylvania Liquor Control BoardPennsylvania Liquor Control
Public Defenders Office - Erie County Law office for public defenseEriePublic Defenders Office - Erie CountyPublic Defenders Office - Erie County
Resources For Human Development - Northeast Pennsylvania Regional OfficeResources for Human Development provides services in 14 states to adults and children with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Programs administered from the Lehigh office include Carbon-Monroe-Pike Community Connections, Crossroads Supportive Housing Program, Hope House, Hope Springs, Lehigh Valley Assertive Community Treatment Team, New Perspectives Crisis Telephone, Mobile, and Residential Services, On Our Own, On Our Way and Mainstay North.Resources For Human Development - Northeast Pennsylvania Regional OfficeResources For Human Development
United States Department of EducationThe Department of Education establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. United States Department of EducationUnited States Department of Education
United States Department of Health and Human Services - Administrative EntitiesThe Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. It is comprised of the Office of the Secretary and 11 operating divisions. The divisions perform a wide variety of tasks and services, including research, public health, food and drug safety, grants and other funding, health insurance, and many others. HHS works closely with state and local governments through 10 regional offices. Many HHS-funded services are provided at the local level by state or county agencies, or through private sector grantees.United States Department of Health and Human ServicesUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Social Security AdministrationA national program of contributory social insurance. Employees, employers and the self-employed pay contributions that are pooled in special trust funds. These funds provide income to workers and dependents in the event of retirement, disability or death. SSA also administers the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program for the aged, blind and disabled.United States Social Security AdministrationUnited States Social Security Administration

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