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Organizations whose members have joined together on a voluntary basis to promote a particular cause or work for the realization of a specific social or political goal.

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Bayfront East Side Taskforce (BEST) - Neighborhood Building ActivitiesOffers numerous events to build the community and allow neighbors to meet one another such as community gardens, outdoor movie nights and participate in National Night Out which features live music and a large picnic for all neighbors. ErieBayfront East Side Taskforce (BEST)Bayfront East Side Taskforce (BEST)
Bhutanese Community Association of ErieProvide services to our own community members to assimilate in American lifestyle preserving and promoting our language, religion and cultural identity.ErieBhutanese Community Association of ErieBhutanese Community Association of Erie
Centre County Women's Resource Center Community Education - Community AdvocacyAwareness programs and professional trainings are available to community groups, teachers, human service agencies, and businesses on the topics of: Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Child Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment Elder Abuse Dating Violence CCWRC ServicesCentreCentre County Women's Resource Center Community EducationCentre County Women's Resource Center
Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County, Inc.Mission: To Prevent All Forms Of Child Abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional And Neglect Through Public Awareness And Educational Programs, And To Advocate For Children And Youth. Comprised Of Interested Community Members And Professionals/ Agencies Involved With The Detection, Prevention, And Alleviation Of Child Abuse And Neglect. Offers Workshops , Speakers, And Educational Materials For Parents And Professionals. Topics May Include Parenting Skills, Detection, Reporting Of Child Abuse, And Current Issues Such As Shaken Baby Syndrome. Call Maggie O'Brennan At 771-9504 For More Information.YorkChild Abuse Prevention Council of York County, Inc.Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County, Inc.
Community Responders NetworkCRN has been created to provide leaders and concerned citizens with guidance for dealing with the immediate impact of an incident of intolerance targeted at an individual or a group based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race or creed. The member of the Core Group who takes an initial message about an incident will confer with the other Core Group members, determine how best to support the victim(s), make sure that the police and the PA Human Relations Commission are aware of the incident, and then respond with a moral voice indicating to the public that intolerance in our community is not acceptable. For January 2012 - Please tell caller to contact Alanna Berger Her cell phone is 717-669-7548. February & March 2012: Tina Nixon ............c/o YWCA: 717-234-7931 (A caller needs to be informed that when connecting with the YWCA, they need to be put through to Tina Nixon's cell phone.) April 2012: Alanna Berger - 717-669-7548 May 2012: Rabbi Carl Choper: 717-903-2998 (cell) June 2012: Alanna Berger - 717-669-7548. July 2012: Rabbi Carl Choper: 717-903-2998 (cell) August 2012: Tina Nixon ............c/o YWCA: 717-234-7931 (A caller needs to be informed that when connecting with the YWCA, they need to be put through to Tina Nixon's cell phone.) September 2012: Alanna Berger - 717-669-7548. October 2012: Tina Nixon ............c/o YWCA: 717-234-7931 (A caller needs to be informed that when connecting with the YWCA, they need to be put through to Tina Nixon's cell phone.) November 2012: Rabbi Carl Choper: 717-903-2998 (cell) December 2012: Alanna Berger - 717-669-7548. DauphinCommunity Responders Network of the Capital RegionCommunity Responders Network of the Capital Region
Corry Neighborhood InitiativeCommunity group dedicated to fighting blight in the Corry Region.ErieCorry Neighborhood InitiativeCorry Neighborhood Initiative
Erie County Medical SocietyServes the public with important health information.ErieErie County Medical SocietyErie County Medical Society
Learning Disabilities Association of PAAdvocacy, info and referralDauphinLearning Disabilities Association of PALearnign Disabilities Association of PA
Multiple Sclerosis Service Society of CLASSIndependent of other Multiple Sclerosis organizations, CLASS currently offers residential services, community skills training, vocational programs, attendant care services, outreach, and advocacy to residents of western Pennsylvania living with Multiple Sclerosis. Programs and Services of Multiple Sclerosis Service Society (MSSS) include: Muliple Sclerosis Exercise and Support Program (MSES) Under a doctor’s direction, MSES staff provide instructional range of motion exercises, equipment, and assistive living device evaluations, and emotional support in the home. The staff also educate clients about adaptive and durable medical equipment, a home exercise program, and safety concerns. Services are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies The MSSS is a full service provider of medical equipment and supplies. This includes sales, services, and rentals with free delivery in your area. Participants discuss their needs with experienced staff who recommend medical equipment and supplies. Information And Referral This program is designed to help individuals in making the necessary emotional, social, and economic adjustments to their lifestyle. The MSSS offers community education through Information and Referral. View some of the Helpful Links. Social And Recreational Activities The MSSS helps to fund ten social clubs/support groups throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. Most clubs meet monthly and plan various activities throughout the year. Download the most recent schedule for the Support/Social Clubs here. Community Education Key staff members are available for public speaking engagements to educate the community about MS and its implication as well as the services offered through MSSS. A newsletter, “The Voice” is done three times per year from CLASS to highlight clients, programs and upcoming events for all programs and divisions of CLASS. Lending Library Informative articles are mailed and recent books and videos on MS may be borrowed from the MSSS office. AlleghenyCommunity Living and Support Services (CLASS)Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
National Fatherhood InitiativeNational Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded in1994 to lead a society-wide movement to confront the problem of father absence. NFI's mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible and committed fathers. Mission is accomplished by: -Educating and inspiring all Americans, especially fathers, through public awareness campaigns, research and other resources -Equipping fathers and developing leaders of national, state and community fatherhood initiatives through curricula, training and technical assistance -Engaging strategic partnerships and alliances in every sector of societyNational Fatherhood InitiativeNational Fatherhood Initiative
Neighborhood Resource OrganizationProviding support to individual neighborhood groups to carry out prevention strategies identified in the Erie County Community Action Plan to address the root causes of violence and community disorganization by providing the training, information, technical assistance and resources that neighborhood groups need to be successful in revitalizing their communities.Neighborhood Resource OrganizationNeighborhood Resource Organization

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