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    Programs that intervene on behalf of groups of people who have a common grievance against a public or private service provider or who believe that their rights have been violated, and which attempt to reach an equitable settlement without resorting to litigation.

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    Advocacy Services - Arc of Northeastern PennsylvaniaInformation and Referral - Individuals and families may not be aware of community supports and services available for them. Therefore, The Arc will provide information about available community resources and make referrals as needed. Individual Advocacy - In most cases this is a short term association between the advocate and the client. Issues are diverse and include accessing services, employment, benefits, exploitation, education, housing, abuse, neglect, legal matters and more. Systems Advocacy and Governmental Affairs - In line with our on-going effort to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc actively communicates with legislators regarding pending and/or necessary legislation. Public Awareness and Community Education - The Arc speaks to individuals and groups on various issues related to prevention and reducing the consequence of intellectual and developmental disabilities through education, research, advocacy, and the support of families, friends and community.LackawannaArc of Northeastern Pennsylvania, TheArc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - PhiladelphiaProvides advocacy and support to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.PhiladelphiaDisability Rights PennsylvaniaDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - PittsburghProvides protection and advocacy for the rights of persons with disabilities. Works with people with disabilities and their families to ensure their rights to live in their communities with the services they need, to receive a full and inclusive education, to live free of discrimination, abuse and neglect and to have control and self-determination over their services.AlleghenyDisability Rights PennsylvaniaDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Mental Health Partnerships - Community Advocate ProjectCommunity Advocate Project provides people with severe mental illnesses information about mental health services. Staff members also work individually with consumers of mental health services that need assistance in dealing with the mental health system.PhiladelphiaMental Health Partnerships (MHP) - Philadelphia; Center CityMental Health Partnerships
    Nephcure Foundation - AdvocacyYou are the voice of all NephCure families when you speak up for vital research funding or advocate for public policies that bolster the fight against these devastating diseases. Together, we form a nationwide network of people dedicated to finding the cause and cure Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS.Chester*Main Site (Nephcure Foundation)Nephcure Foundation
    Pennsylvania Health Law Project - Legal Advice Regarding Access to Public Health CareProvides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. Promotes access to public health insurance programs and services for persons with disabilities, the elderly and low-income.PHLP may provide free direct representation on appeals for those who are denied or terminated from enrollment in a publicly funded healthcare program or have a service denied, reduced, or terminated. PHLP acts as a consultant on health insurance coverage for the poor, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly, as as resource for public interest groups that serve the poor. DauphinPennsylvania Health Law Project - Harrisburg OfficePennsylvania Health Law Project
    Pennsylvania Health Law Project - Pittsburgh OfficeProvides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. Promotes access to public health insurance programs and services for persons with disabilities, the elderly and low-income.AlleghenyPennsylvania Health Law ProjectPennsylvania Health Law Project
    The Alliance of Community Service Providers - AdvocacyProvides supports and services for people with intellectual disabilities, those with mental health issues, and people recovering from addictions.PhiladelphiaThe Alliance of Community Service ProvidersThe Alliance of Community Service Providers
    Women's Institute for Family Health - Health Education and AdvocacyWe provide speakers on health issues and tabling at health fairs and community events PhiladelphiaWomen's Institute for Family Health - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaWomen's Institute for Family Health
    Women's Way - Advocacy and EducationWOMEN’S WAY seeks to conduct public education and advocacy around the issues that it funds and will work to increase civic engagement around the advocacy priorities and other mission-central issues. WOMEN’S WAY is particularly concerned about how the identified priorities impact vulnerable populations of women, girls and families including low-income women, the immigrant community, LGBTQ, elderly, disabled and incarcerated women. WOMEN’S WAY’s Education & Advocacy Agenda is community-driven as it is primarily shaped by the results of the 2008 Annual Women’s Issues Summit and ongoing conversations with WOMEN’S WAY funded agencies. The Summit is an annual opportunity for WOMEN’S WAY to hear from those working directly in the field with women, girls and their families about the most pressing needs facing these communities. The information gathered is used to develop WOMEN’S WAY’s funding and advocacy priorities. The Education & Advocacy Agenda includes targeted advocacy initiatives, determined with the guidance of an advisory committee, which will help to achieve incremental policy change around each priority issue area. Throughout the year, WOMEN’S WAY also will join other allied coalitions working on advocacy initiatives that align with WOMEN’S WAY’s mission.PhiladelphiaWomen's Way - Philadelphia; Center CityWomen's Way

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