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    Organizations that make an effort to increase the availability and utilization of community services by specific target populations by providing direct services for targeted individuals in their homes or other convenient locations or by making special efforts to ensure that a particular group is aware of available services and encouraged to participate. Included are programs that do outreach regarding their own services as well as those which encourage a target population to use a wide variety of services.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    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
    Army Strong Community CenterArmy Strong Community Centers (ASCCs) support geographically-dispersed service members and their families by identifying resources needed and matching them with existing community services--serving families closest to where they live. The ASCC is a community-based office dedicated to assisting service members, retirees, veterans and their families from all branches of military service. Areas of support include: briefings to groups, benefits and entitlements, education and employment assistance and referrals to helping agencies. On-site resources include a child play area, lending library and an internet-enabled computer with Skype capability.AlleghenyArmy Strong Community CenterArmy Strong Community Center
    Better Business Bureau of Western PA - BBB Military LineSince 2004, Better Business Bureau (BBB) Military Line has provided free resources to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection through the efforts of 113 BBBs across the U.S. The five main components of the program are: 1. Education - Many Local BBBs on and around military installations teach financial readiness classes to service members. 2. Outreach - We attend and support community fairs, conferences and other events, speaking with service members and distributing information. 3. Information - Our website provides a one stop shop for articles, links and consumer alerts for each branch of service. Check out our resources page for free consumer guides written just for military members and find us on Facebook and Twitter. 4. Data Collection - We analyze BBB data to help identify the threats and needs of our military community in the marketplace. 5. Complaint and Dispute Resolution - Filing a complaint with BBB helps military consumers resolve disputes and alert us to issues affecting the military community at large. Need a Financial Readiness Class? BBB Military Line offers an array of interactive and engaging Financial Workshops that are taught by local BBB staff members. These workshops are:
    • The Smart Consumer (Adult & Teen versions),
    • Deals for Wheels(Adult & Teen versions),
    • How to Buy a Home,
    • Investing for Retirement,
    • Scams and ID Theft.
    Need a Consumer Issues Subject Matter Expert? Your local BBB can provide speakers who work in the world of consumer issues and protection.
    AlleghenyBetter Business Bureau of Western PABetter Business Bureau of Western PA
    Center for Community Resources - Community Education and OutreachStaff members provide presentations, trainings, and information to the general public, agencies, staff, support groups, educators, and community groups. Topics include mental health, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and gambling addiction as well as resiliency, wellness, and recovery. This service is free and open to any agency, organization or entity within Butler County. ButlerCommunity Education and OutreachCenter for Community Resources Butler County
    Center for Victims - Training, Education and OutreachCV educates the community on the causes of violence and promotes wellness and violence prevention through education and outreach, peace-building efforts, and arts and media programming. Education programs focus on sexual assault, violence prevention, grief and loss, and understanding trauma.AlleghenyCenter for Victims - Training, Education and OutreachCenter for Victims
    Community Services of Venango County - Women's OutreachWeekly class/program that works with currently incarcerated women at the Venango County jail to strengthen and maintain connections with their children.VenangoCommunity Services of Venango County - Seneca Street, Oil CityCommunity Services of Venango County
    Conemaugh Health System - Operation Family CaregiverOperation Family Caregiver is an educational program offered by the Conemaugh Health System to teach caregivers of returning Service Members a set of tools to help manage everyday problems. Operation Family Caregiver is a FREE, tailored, caregiver support intervention consisting of: in-home, Skype or phone visits, monthly telephone availability, data collection at beginning and end, program length 4-6 months, and you must complete 75% of sessions to be considered a program completer. The objective of the program is to improve:
    • Ability of family caregiver to utilize evidence-based problem-solving skills to reduce the burden of caregiving and enhance well-being,
    • Utilization of problem-solving skills to lower family caregiver depression and health complaints,
    • Management of anxiety of children located in the home.
    Taking part in this program may help you to better understand the problems you may be having as a caregiver for a service member with physical disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or combat stress. Any information obtained from this program, and which may be important to your health will be shared with you.
    CambriaConemaugh Health System Home HealthConemaugh Health System
    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 Light - CARESAssists payment-troubled and special needs customers obtain necessary social service support and assistance.AlleghenyDuquesne Light - Customer Assistance ProgramsDuquesne Light
    Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Veteran Justice Outreach ServicesThis team serves as an advocate for Veterans involved in the criminal justice system to help them avoid unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration by connecting Veterans to VA mental health and substance abuse services.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Familylinks - School and Community Based Prevention ServicesProvides outreach prevention programs such as classroom presentations, curriculum-based support groups, individual consultation assessment and referral, parent education, staff in-service training, after-school programs and summer programming. The Early Childhood Program provides mental health consultation to preschools and daycare. centers. The purpose of the School and Community-Based Prevention Services is to improve the mental and behavioral health of the community.AlleghenyFamilylinks - School-Based PreventionFamilylinks
    Feed My Sheep Outreach MinistriesCharitable religious ministry that provides community support through outreach, meals, clothes and small household needs. Offers a full course lunch every Tuesday.LawrenceFeed My Sheep Outreach MinistriesFeed My Sheep Outreach Ministries
    FOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America— offering job training and placement, housing, and feeding programs, as well as other human services to the homeless and working poor of America. FOCUS has grown into a vibrant and strong organization with eight flagship FOCUS Centers across the country and a dedicated volunteer corps of more than 6,000 people, with service outreach programs planned for 29 cities. FOCUS Pittsburgh’s offices are located on Centre Avenue in the Hill District. AlleghenyFOCUS North America, FOCUS PittsburghFOCUS North America
    Fulton County Partnership - Community Outreach Prevention EducationOur main objective is to support and preserve the family unit as a foundation for the success of healthy children. Referrals are accepted from CYS and other community agencies. One goal is to provide families in our community with parenting education which provides them with alternatives to negative behaviors. COPE also works to ensure children's basic needs are met and helps parents establish goals for family improvement.FultonFulton County Partnership - ProgramFulton County Partnership
    Mobile Engagement ServiceMobile Engagement Program at Today, Inc. specializes in outreach and intervention services for individuals who are resistant to engaging in formal treatment services.*Main Site (Today, Inc.)Today, INC.
    OutreachSearch of those who would benefit from services of Perry County Area Agency on Aging and home visitation to inform them of services.PerryPerry County Area Agency on AgingPerry County Office of Aging
    Penn State Cooperative Extension - Crawford County - Educational ServicesProvides education programs in areas such as agriculture, farming, food preservation, nutrition, child care training and the natural gas industry and exploration. Advisors are available to go to homes to provide nutrition education for low-income clients. Also provides information on chemical safety, such as using pesticides, and advises which products should be used for a specific cause.CrawfordPenn State Cooperative Extension - Crawford CountyPenn State Cooperative Extension
    Penn State Cooperative Extension - Educational Services - Lycoming CountyProvides education programs in areas such as agriculture, farming, food preservation, nutrition, child care training and the natural gas industry and exploration. Advisors are available to go to homes to provide nutrition education for low-income clients. Also provides information on chemical safety, such as using pesticides, and advises which products should be used for a specific cause.LycomingPenn State Cooperative Extension, Lycoming CountyPenn State Cooperative Extension
    Pennsylvania Department of Health - Lycoming County - Public Health Information and Education Programs - Lycoming CountyProvide health education programs for the county.LycomingLycoming County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    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 National Guard - Survivor Outreach ServicesSurvivor Outreach Services (SOS) is available to all family members whose service member died while serving in the military. SOS Coordinators are the survivor's link to the military and provide perpetual long term support to Survivors by outreaching and educating to include newsletter, letters, e-mails, phone calls and visits. The SOS Coordinator will provide perpetual care to the survivors "as long as they desire". Eastern PA SOS Coordinator: (215) 856-5900 Ext. 273 Central PA SOS Coordinator: (717) 861- 2855 Western PA SOS Coordinator: (814) 533-2481LebanonPennsylvania National GuardPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church of State College - Saint Francis MinistriesThe Saint Francis Ministry at Saint Andrew's is an outreach ministry that provides willing pairs of helping hands to assist with the activities of daily living to those who find themselves in need of a little extra help. The assistance we provide tends to be short term and, as enthusiastic amateurs, we are strictly nonmedical and nonprofessional.CentreSaint Andrew's Episcopal Church of State College - Saint Francis MinistriesSaint Andrew's Episcopal Church of State College
    Saint Nicholas Center Mens OutreachLong term outreach, not an emergency shelter.MercerSaint Nicholas Center Men's OutreachSaint Nicholas Center Men's Outreach
    Stepping Stones for Life Outreach ProgramsProvides programs that make an effort to increase the availability and utilization of community services by specific target populations by providing direct services for targeted individuals in their homes or other convenient locations or by making special efforts to ensure that a particular group is aware of available services and encouraged to participateBlairStepping Stones for Life Equine Assisted Learning Life Skills and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy ProgramStepping Stones for Life
    Team Red, White and BlueTeam Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical fitness and social activity. Team RWB Chapters and Communities Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. Veteran Ambassador Program The Veteran Ambassador Program welcomes new veterans to the team and ensures that they have the information and resources to stay connected with their local chapter as well as the national community. This is a national movement to encourage veterans to stay active and inspire others to do the same. Veteran Athletic Camps Our Veteran Athletic Camps are tremendous opportunities for veterans to learn a new sport/activity that they can take home to their local chapter. They are led and coached by world-class athletes and renowned experts and are built to inspire veterans to commit to their own health and fitness. Pittsburgh/Western PA Chapter Kate J. Bielak, Chapter Captain kate.bielak@teamrwb.org Philadelphia Community Program Patrick O’Connor, Director Patrick.oconnor@teamrwb.org Lock Haven/Williamsport Community Program Sean MacMillen, Director Sean.Macmillen@teamrwb.org Team Red, White and BlueTeam Red, White and Blue
    The Well Family Life CenterA Christian Counseling Center & Community Outreach Center Mission: To assist and empower women affected by various social-economic factors; to provide counseling and training to families in crisis to develop stronger individuals as community assets Soaking Biblical Counseling Ministry Training Workshops for growth, personal fulfillment YorkThe Well Family Life CenterThe Well Family Life Center
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Mental Health Services for VeteransThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our Veterans return from service with wounds we cannot always see. VA is committed to providing our Veterans with the mental health services they deserve. Too often, the emotional scars of service can contribute to Veteran homelessness or place Veterans at risk of homelessness. VA offers many mental health services for Veterans to help them get back on their feet. VA provides a variety of programs and services that Veterans can take advantage of, including:
    • Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program Domiciliary care was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program
    • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative VA’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative provides substance use services in the community to aid homeless Veterans’ recovery.
    • Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs The Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs feature community-based locations and outreach activities that help to identify and match homeless Veterans with necessary services.
    • VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained, caring VA specialists provide the tools and support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline or visit Learn more about the HCHV Program.
    Visit website for additional information on these programs.
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Vet Centers can assist veterans and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in their community with the following services:
    • Readjustment counseling,
    • Couples/marital counseling,
    • Family counseling,
    • Substance abuse information and referral,
    • Group readjustment counseling,
    • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral,
    • Referral for benefits assistance,
    • Job counseling and referral,
    • Community education,
    • Networking and referrals,
    • Bereavement counseling (some locations),
    • Medical referrals,
    • Crisis intervention,
    • Assistance in applying for VA Benefits.
    AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans ProgramThe VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's H.J. Heinz campus Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program provides services that enable homeless veterans to achieve and maintain the highest level of health, as well as social and independent functioning in the community. The HCHV program continually strives to build new, and strengthen existing relationships with community agencies. The HCHV program views the collaboration between VA and community homeless providers as a vital component of our services. It is our policy to provide services in a variety of community settings. Referrals from community agencies are welcome. The H.J. Heinz campus’ Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Program offers:
    • Health Services,
    • Benefits Services,
    • Outreach Services,
    • Vocational Services,
    • Residential Contract Program,
    • Case management in Housing.
    See also: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Health Care
    AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Outreach ProgramVA Pittsburgh participates in local events and attends meetings with neighborhood organizations and Veterans Service Organizations. A massive amount of time and effort has been devoted to creating new and lasting community partnerships. As a result, VAPHS has gained invaluable opportunities to inform veterans and community members of available VA health care benefits and services. Although the number of returning service members is on the rise, many remain unaware of the many programs and resources available to them. The outreach program serves as an invaluable tool in helping VAPHS get the word out to the community, veterans and their families about the innovative and compassionate care we offer at our Pittsburgh facilities and five community-based outpatient clinics. The VAPHS community outreach committee meets weekly to plan and coordinate their participation in events throughout western Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia and Ohio. If you are interested in having VA Pittsburgh participate in a community event, please contact the outreach coordinator at 412-822-2924. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Women's ServicesProvides WSCHAT, Shelter, Counseling, Advocacy, Medical Advocacy Project, Education and Outreach, and also Community Gardens.CrawfordWomen's ServicesWomen's Services

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