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    Programs that provide assistance for individuals with disabilities who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law. Included are federally mandated programs that are part of the formal protection and advocacy system which includes Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI), Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) and the Client Assistance Program (CAP); and independent organizations that provide the same types of services. Protection and advocacy programs provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under federal and state laws, for all people with disabilities and endeavor to ensure full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, health care, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities. The programs maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with disabilities where they monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions. CAP agencies (many of which are housed within protection and advocacy offices) provide information and assistance for individuals seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act, including assistance in pursuing administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ACHIEVA Advocacy and Family Support Services - AlleghenyProvides advocacy services to people with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Individualized representation in accessing special education services, adult intellectual disabilities, waiver services, disability healthcare, and other concerns of people with I/DD and their families. ACHIEVA is the only agency of its type in southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong supports. ACHIEVA is a nonprofit parent organization that has comprehensive services and supports and serves thousands individuals with disabilities and their families each year.AlleghenyACHIEVAACHIEVA
    ACHIEVA Advocacy and Family Support Services - Arc of WestmorelandProvides advocacy services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Individualized representation in accessing special education services, adult intellectual disabilities, waiver services, healthcare, transportation and any other concerns of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.WestmorelandArc of WestmorelandACHIEVA
    ACHIEVA Advocacy and Family Support Services - BeaverProvides advocacy services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Individualized representation in accessing special education services, adult intellectual disabilities, waiver services, healthcare, transportation and any other concerns of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.BeaverArc of BeaverACHIEVA
    AdvocacyProvide support to assist persons who have intellectual and developmental disabilites (and their families) access services within the MH/MR System and the community. Often requested services are in the areas of educational issues consisting of trainsitioning services, IEP assistance, and overall guidance through the education process. Requests for adult Advocacy cover areas such as adult day programs, medical/health related problems, child abuse, food, shelter, clothing, money management, special offenders issues, benefits, legal rights, emotional support, wills and trusts, and residential programs. In some cases the requests may overlap. The above is not an all inclusive list.DauphinThe ARC of Dauphin CountyARC of Dauphin County
    Advocacy and Care CoordinationTo support and promote the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities, by providing advocacy services in their home environment. The goal of our services is to help each individual access the resources and services they need to help them become as independent as possible.Washington*Main Site - Administration (Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects)Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects
    Advocacy and Care CoordinationTo support and promote the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities, by providing advocacy services in their home environment. The goal of our services is to help each individual access the resources and services they need to help them become as independent as possible.WashingtonPA Elks Home Service Program - Unit 10 (Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects)Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects
    Advocacy and Care CoordinationTo support and promote the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities, by providing advocacy services in their home environment. The goal of our services is to help each individual access the resources and services they need to help them become as independent as possible.WashingtonPA Elks Home Service Program - Unit 23 (Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects)Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects
    Advocacy Mental Health Association of Central Susquehanna ValleyIn order to promote independence and recovery, the advocacy program assists mental health consumers to link them with resources to aid with legal, medical, housing, food and clothing, and other needs.ColumbiaAdvocacyMental Health Association of Central Susquehanna Valley
    Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill - Support ServicesAJMI provides support for Jewish families dealing with mental illness, and they provide social programs for this oft-forgotten segment of our community. If you are an individual living with mental illness, Tikvah may be the perfect fit for you. This group schedules numerous community events each month as well as other ongoing programs including: - Celebrations of the High Holidays, Chanukah, Purim, Shabbat - Annual Passover luncheon - Trips to museums, concerts, the beach, sporting events and New York City - Opportunities to listen and learn from influential speakers - Torah study led by a rabbi to provide spiritual growth - Brunches, picnics, bowling parties - Work and leadership training programs - Access to permanent housing - Publishing a monthly newsletter, Tikvah TalkPhiladelphiaAdvocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill - Philadelphia; Logan SquareAdvocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill
    All God's Children MinistriesProvides assistance to those affected by disability by working to identify gaps in services and develop programs to address those needs.ErieAll God's Children MinistriesAll God's Children Ministries
    ARC of Armstrong County Educational and Legal Advocacy for Persons with Intellectual DisabilitiesProvides advocacy for educational and legal issues to persons with intellectual developmental disabilitiesArmstrongEducational and Legal Advocacy for Persons with Intellectual DisabilitiesARC of Armstrong County
    ARC of Fayette County Educational and Legal Advocacy for Persons with Intellectual DisabilitiesProvides advocacy for educational and legal issues to persons with intellectual developmental disabilitiesFayetteEducational and Legal Advocacy for Persons with Intellectual DisabilitiesARC of Fayette County
    Arc of Lehigh and Northampton CountiesAdvocates for the rights of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Specific services include adult day services, recreational programs, family support services and a family resource center/lending library. Also offers assistance with hiring personal care attendants through the Agency with Choice Program. NorthamptonArc of Lehigh and Northampton CountiesArc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
    Bob Woodruff FoundationTo ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. Find and fund innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Help to tackle the problems that can prevent veterans from fulfilling their dreams for the next chapter of their lives. Bob Woodruff FoundationBob Woodruff Foundation
    Center for Independent Living of South Central PA - Advocacy for Disability IssuesProvides advocacy services for persons with disabilities and their families.BlairCenter for Independent Living of South Central PA Altoona OfficeCenter for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania
    Disability AdvocacyProvision of advocates to help obtain needed services and SSI benefits.DauphinDauphin County Assistance OfficeDauphin County Assistance Office
    Disability Options NetworkAdvocacy, peer support, skills training, information and referral, and de-institutionalization. Advocacy organization concentrating on disability rights issues, as well as skills training, peer support, and information and referral services. Also provides an Assistive Technology Reuse Program/DME Reuse.LawrenceDisability Options NetworkDisability Options Network (DON)
    Disability Options Network - Don Services - Allegheny CountyNon-medical home and community-based services for people with disabilities. Services are provided to promote consumer choice and independence and include personal care, and other activities of daily living under Community Health Choices (formerly the Waivers).AlleghenyDisability Options NetworkDisability Options Network (DON)
    Disability Rights Education and Defense FundDedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages who have disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. Disability Rights Education and Defense FundDisability Rights Education and Defense Fund
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - Disabilities Law ProjectProvides protection and advocacy for people with disabilities.PhiladelphiaDisability Rights Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - HarrisburgProvides advocacy and support to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.DauphinDisability Rights PennsylvaniaDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - Harrisburg Protection and AdvocacyDRN provides advocacy to adults and children with disabilities. DRN focuses on issues such as community integration, protection from abuse and neglect, special education, access to community services and non-discrimination in areas such as housing, employment and public accomodations. DauphinDisability Rights PennsylvaniaDisability Rights 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
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania - Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with DisabilitiesUnder the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act), DRP provides advocacy to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness,Traumatic Brain Injury, etc. DRP focuses on issues such as community integration, protection from abuse and neglect, and access to community services. DRP subcontracts with ELC for all activities concerning early intervention and special education.PhiladelphiaDisability Rights Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityDisability Rights Pennsylvania
    Golden Triangle Council of the BlindThe Golden Triangle Council of the Blind is a membership-based, not-for-profit advocacy organization that meets monthly to discuss issues affecting the local blind and visually impaired community. Ranging in age from teenagers to octogenarians, GTCB members are individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or sighted, and are committed to the organization's objectives. Members strive to help individuals who are newly visually impaired take advantage of the myriad of available services and assistive devices, allowing them to remain active and productive members of society.AlleghenyGolden Triangle Council of the BlindGolden Triangle Council of the Blind
    Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging Client Assistance Program (CAP)Program that provides assistance for individuals with disabilities who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law. Included are federally mandated programs that are part of the formal protection and advocacy system which includes Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI), Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) and the Client Assistance Program (CAP); and independent organizations that provide the same types of services. Protection and advocacy programs provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under federal and state laws, for all people with disabilities and endeavor to ensure full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, health care, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities. The programs maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with disabilities where they monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions. CAP agencies (many of which are housed within protection and advocacy offices) provide information and assistance for individuals seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act, including assistance in pursuing administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies.BedfordHuntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging - Bedford OfficeHuntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging
    Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging Client Assistance Program (CAP)Program that provides assistance for individuals with disabilities who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law. Included are federally mandated programs that are part of the formal protection and advocacy system which includes Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI), Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) and the Client Assistance Program (CAP); and independent organizations that provide the same types of services. Protection and advocacy programs provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under federal and state laws, for all people with disabilities and endeavor to ensure full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, health care, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities. The programs maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with disabilities where they monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions. CAP agencies (many of which are housed within protection and advocacy offices) provide information and assistance for individuals seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act, including assistance in pursuing administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies.FultonHuntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging Fulton OfficeHuntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging
    Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging Client Assistance Program (CAP)Program that provides assistance for individuals with disabilities who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law. Included are federally mandated programs that are part of the formal protection and advocacy system which includes Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI), Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) and the Client Assistance Program (CAP); and independent organizations that provide the same types of services. Protection and advocacy programs provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under federal and state laws, for all people with disabilities and endeavor to ensure full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, health care, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities. The programs maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with disabilities where they monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions. CAP agencies (many of which are housed within protection and advocacy offices) provide information and assistance for individuals seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act, including assistance in pursuing administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies.HuntingdonHuntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging Huntingdon OfficeHuntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging
    Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaAssists veterans in applying for Veterans Admin. benefits. Other programs include legislative advocacy, accessibility, spinal cord injury/disease research, bi-monthly newsletter, sports and recreation.AlleghenyKeystone Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
    Lehigh Valley Council of the BlindAdvocacy including the initiation and monitoring of legislation affecting legally blind persons along with assisting persons experiencing discrimination in the workplace and community and securing services due to visual impairment. State Organization: Pennsylvania Council of the Blind 931 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17102 717-920-9999 717-920-9988 FaxLehighLehigh Valley Council of the BlindLehigh Valley Council of The Blind
    Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksBerks Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
    Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksGreater Lehigh Valley Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
    Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.Berks*Main Site (Home Health Care Management, Inc.)Home Health Care Management
    Medical Social Work ServicesOur Medical Social Work services help clients of all ages and their families manage the emotional, social, environmental and financial concerns associated with illness through counseling, long-term planning, education and referrals for benefits and entitlements, community resource linkage, placement and housing referral advocacy, discharge planning and brief care-focused family counseling. Our Medical Social Workers are Masters Degree prepared in Social Work with health care experience. Additionally, they are required to participate in multiple yearly inservices and continuing education programs. They actively participate in professional organizations and advisory councils. Berks Visiting Nurse Association is a field supervisory site for local universities. Supervision is performed by a licensed MSW with many years of experience and ACSW accreditation.BerksVisiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and VicinityHome Health Care Management
    National Association of the DeafDefending the rights of deaf and hard of hearing people National Association of the DeafNational Association of the Deaf
    National Organization on DisabilityAim is to increase the employment prospects of working-age people with disabilities by acting as a disability employment resource to the field and to employers. Services include consulting and technical assistance to policymakers, businesses and the military to help build a more disability friendly workplace; designing specific programs to address employment issues for people with disabilities and conducting research and piloting innovative approaches. New York Office: 5 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028 646-505-1184 FaxNational Organization on DisabilityNational Organization on Disability
    National Rehabilitation Information CenterProviding information services and document delivery to the disability and rehabilitation communities across the United States.National Rehabilitation Information CenterNational Rehabilitation Information Center
    Pennsylvania Client Assistance ProgramHelps individuals with disabilities get advocacy services to help with vocational rehabilitation concerns so they can obtain employment. - Helps disabled persons understand rehabilitation services which are available, such as vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and independent living. - Advises disabled persons of their rights and responsibilities as they relate to rehabilitation services. - Works with disabled persons to resolve any concerns while seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services. - Helps disabled persons pursue appeals or legal remedies to ensure the protection of their rights under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. - Refers persons to other services when appropriate. - Also provides legal advice to individuals in matters relating to disability law such as violations of Title I of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Camp Hill Office: 207 House Avenue Suite 5 Camp Hill PA 17011 717-731-1077 x240 800-323-6060 x240 Toll free 800-829-7404 TTY 717-731-8150 FaxPhiladelphiaPennsylvania Client Assistance ProgramPennsylvania Client Assistance Program
    Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - HarrisburgOffers a wide range of training courses and continuously collects information on upcoming training opportunities sponsored by other local education agencies (LEAs), including: intermediate units, districts, and charter schools.DauphinPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance NetworkPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
    Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - King of PrussiaOffers a wide range of training courses and continuously collects information on upcoming training opportunities sponsored by other local education agencies (LEAs), including: intermediate units, districts, and charter schools.MontgomeryPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance NetworkPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
    Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia - Disability RightsProvides advocacy services for persons with disabilities. The Law Center's mission under this agenda is to end discrimination and abuse against persons with disabilities and secure their inclusion and full participation in all aspects of mainstream society. There are four components to this project including: education, community services, the criminal justice system and advancing the rights of persons with disabilities internationally. PhiladelphiaPublic Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) - Philadelphia; Center CityPublic Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
    Supports Coordination of NWPA - Supports CoordinationProvides assistance as necessary in order for individuals to remain in their homes.ErieSupports Coordination of NWPASupports Coordination of NWPA
    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
    The Arc of Adams CountyOffers the following servies: - protection and advocacy services - attending your child IEP meeting - offering support materials - offering resources on educational law - updates on current legislation - guidance on respite care for assisted living - resources on employement and transportation programs - training workshops on a variety of subjectsAdamsThe Arc of Adams CountyThe Arc of Adams County
    The Arc of Butler County - AdvocacyThe Arc of Butler County provides advocacy for people with disabilities and their family members. This includes advocacy for early intervention, education, and the transitional out of the public school system. ButlerThe Arc of Butler County - Advocacy and EducationThe Arc of Butler County
    Veterans Advocates GroupVeterans Advocates Group is a group of VA Accredited Agents that exclusively represents disabled veterans and their dependents seeking compensation/pension benefits. Veterans Advocates Group is owned by two VA Accredited Claims Agents that are also disabled Veterans. They focus exclusively on Veterans disability claims. They are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but represent Veteran’s and their families worldwide. They understand how frustrating it is to go through the compensation/pension process because they themselves have already gone through the VA system They offer representation to veterans and their dependents at the Regional Office (RO) level and the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) level of the VA administrative process. AlleghenyVeterans Advocates GroupVeterans Advocates Group

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