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Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been treated unfairly or denied normal privileges based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
9 to 5 National Association of Working WomenA job problem hotline offering level and practical information on job concerns for working women. Provides technical assistance in starting 9 to 5 support groups9 TO 5 Georgia9 TO 5, National Association of Working Women
American Civil Liberties Union - PhiladelphiaProvides legal assistance regarding fair housing and/or unfair discrimination practices.PhiladelphiaAmerican Civil Liberties Union - PhiladelphiaAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
City of Altoona Community Development Department Fair Housing ProgramThe City of Altoona's Fair Housing Program provides educational information and outreach programs to tenants, landlords, lending institutions, realtors, housing managers, contractors and anyone in the housing business regarding the Federal Fair Housing Laws. Free presentations are offered to anyone wishing to know more about the Federal Fair Housing Laws.BlairCity of Altoona Community Development DepartmentCity of Altoona Government and Mayor's Office
City of Lancaster - Human Relations CommissionHandles complaints from persons who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex including sexual harassment, age, family or marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity, possession of a GED, handicap or disability, pregnancy, guide dog or support animal. Assistance provided to anyone who believes they have been victims of unlawful discrimination within the city of Lancaster.LancasterCity of Lancaster - Human Relations CommissionCity of Lancaster - Human Relations Commission
City of McKeesport - Housing DiscriminationInvestigates local complaints of discrimination regarding housing.AlleghenyCity of McKeesport Community Development DepartmentCity of McKeesport Community Development Department
City of Reading - Human Relations CommissionFair housing assistance program and equal employment opportunity commission agency.BerksCity of ReadingCity of Reading
Community Alliance for Respect and Equality - Discrimination AssistanceCARE, Community Alliance for Respect and Equality, is a group of Susquehanna Valley residents committed to the belief in equal treatment for all. We support and value the contributions of diverse individuals - men, women, and children of every background, racial heritage, religious or spiritual tradition, age, sexual orientation, cultural affiliation, or socioeconomic background.UnionCommunity Alliance for Respect and EqualityCommunity Alliance for Respect and Equality
Community Alliance for Respect and Equality - Discrimination AssistanceCARE, Community Alliance for Respect and Equality, is a group of Susquehanna Valley residents committed to the belief in equal treatment for all. We support and value the contributions of diverse individuals - men, women, and children of every background, racial heritage, religious or spiritual tradition, age, sexual orientation, cultural affiliation, or socioeconomic background.UnionCommunity Alliance for Respect and EqualityCommunity Alliance for Respect and Equality
Housing Equality and Equity InstituteHandles complaints when people feel they have been discriminated against because of their race, color, religion,ancestry, sex, age, national origin, familial status or disability in the area of housing. Examples of cases include: 1. Refusal to rent to a prospective tenant because of race, color, etc. 2. Charging additional rent due to race, color, etc. 3. Requiring a rental agreement or lease which provides that the tenant shall remain childless or may not maintain a household with a person of a certain age 4. Failing to allow a service/support animal for a person with a disability in an apartment or house with a no pet policy. 5. Not allowing a tenant with a disability that receives social security disability payments the reasonable accommodation of paying rent at a date later than the first of each month when a tenant receives their check after the first. Produces a series of housing rights and responsibilities materials as well as offers private consultations for individuals seeking to understand their specific housing situation. The center also provides educational information on an individual basis and through agency seminars. Also presents "Fair Housing 101", a free, one hour training course that provides discussion and information on fair housing laws and their application. LancasterLancaster Housing Opportunity PartnershipLancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
Human Relations Commission - Erie CountyProvides a system of equal justice for employer-employee, landlord-tenant, business-patron and lending institution-home buyer. They educate individuals through workshops and seminars to confront discrimination, while at the same time teaching the inherent value of diversity. They enforce the Erie County's Ordinance on Discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations for the protected classes. To file a complaint discrimination must have occurred within the last 180 days.ErieHuman Relations Commission - Erie CountyHuman Relations Commission - Erie County
Lancaster County Office of AgingOffers a wide range of support services to older Lancaster County residents with the goal of allowing them to maintain their independence and self-sufficiency. Most services available to persons ages 60 and over, except for the 55+ Job Bank, Job Bank Workshop and Senior Community Services Employment Program which begins at age 55 and older. Domiciliary Care, long term Care Assessments and Caregiver Support Program available for persons 18 years and older. Services for 60 years and older: -Older Adult Daily Living Centers provided for persons with functional disabilities. Also provides daytime respite care to caregivers. Nursing services and mid-day meal are provided. Contracts with Landis Homes, Lancaster Generations, Masonic Homes, Moravian Center and Garden Spot Village to provide these services. -Home Delivered Meals - Work in cooperation with Meals on Wheels and other sources for homebound elderly persons -Emergency Fuel Assistance is provided as a last resort after a caseworker has assessed all other options. -Respite Care gives caregiver relief -Information & Referral assists persons to identify their needs, link them to appropriate services, and to share up-to-date information on issues affecting older persons. The Transportation Specialist, is also part of the I & R unit -Lawyer Referral Program for the Elderly: Clients are referred to participating attorneys who will offer advice on a broad range of legal issues. Initial 1/2 hour consultation is $5; Fees need to be discussed with the attorney for consultation over a half hour -Ombudsman Program investigates patient care concerns about nursing homes, personal care homes, and home health agencies -Protective Services: Intensive casework for persons who are abused, exploited, neglected, abandoned or who are unable to carry out activities of daily living due to mental or physical impairment, which is placing them at risk of imminent harm - Property Tax and Rent Rebate forms are available with assistance to complete them also available - Senior Centers offer noon meals and a variety of activities in the following county areas: Columbia, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Lititz, Millersville, Quarryville and Reinholds - Flu Shots are usually offered in the Fall at the Senior Centers - Transportation to medical appointments and senior centers using Red Rose Access for those who are eligible Programs for persons ages 18 and over: - Domiciliary Care offers protected community living arrangements for persons needing personal care and ongoing supervision. - Long Term Care Unit provides assessments to determine the most appropriate level of care for those needing financial aid for nursing, personal care, and domiciliary care homes. Intensive in-home services available for eligible persons who are at a nursing home level of care and have sufficient informal support. - Caregiver Support Program - Casework services and financial assistance with caregiving expenses for persons caring for individuals who are over 60 and are functionally dependent (requiring constant supervision) or between the ages of 18-59 with chronic dementia. Also offers assistance for grandparents who are the primary caregivers for grandchildren under the age of 18. The Office of Aging can provide the following lists via mail, email or on the website: - Beauticians who provide services in the client's home - Cleaning services - Non-medical companion services - Pharmacies who deliver - Lancaster County nursing homes - Lancaster County personal care homes - Grocers who will deliver - Respite care facilities - Senior Center list - Low income housing - Benefits for low income older adults - Continuing care retirement communities - Personal emergency response company list - Home health agencies - Caregiver resources: support groups, websites, hotlines - Low-cost medical and dental services Newsletter: Prime Time; Contact: Information and Referral Supervisor to be added to the mailing list Volunteer Opportunities include: - Providing socialization for older persons through regular visits and phone calls - Assist a senior with a household task on an ongoing basis - Volunteer as part of a group for a one-time project - Assist agency staff with a variety of tasks including filing, data entry and mailings - Become a volunteer in a specialized program such as APPRISE, Volunteer Ombudsman or Senior GamesLancasterLancaster County Office of AgingLancaster County Office of Aging
Legal Advice and Counseling Hotline, Equal Rights AdvocatesAdvice concerning gender discrimination in employment and education including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, family medical leave, pay equity, retaliation for complainingEqual Rights AdvocatesEqual Rights Advocates
NAACP - LancasterA volunteer organization that advocates for civil and human rights for all people. LancasterNAACP - Lancaster BranchNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
NAACP - Pittsburgh ChapterTo fight discrimination and injustice in employment, housing and related areas through information dissemination, advocacy and community organizing. AlleghenyNational Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Federation of the BlindA consumer organization of blind people working together to improve opportunities for the blind and the understanding of blindness by the general public. National Federation of the BlindNational Federation of the Blind
National Partnership for Women and FamiliesA leader on the issues that matter to women and families. National Partnership for Women and FamiliesNational Partnership for Women and Families
Northwestern Legal Services - Bradford OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving public benefits, housing, family law, employment, education, and consumer law.McKeanNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Crawford OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.CrawfordNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Erie Office / Central IntakeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.ErieNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Mercer CountyProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.MercerNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Venango CountyProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.VenangoNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Warren OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.WarrenNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Office for Civil RightsCallers can report abuse of civil rights in health care and social service programs on the basis of race, national origin, disability or age. Complaints are taken by specialists who conduct investigations. If complaint is out of jurisdiction, it is referred to appropriate department. Free complaint forms and fact sheets can be sent. An agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.26 Federal Plz, New York City NY (Office for Civil Rights)Office for Civil Rights
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Harrisburg - Discrimination AssistanceReceives and processes complaints of alleged discrimination, including but not limited to, discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and lending. In addition, familial status is a protected class in the area of housing. To File a Complaint: Complaints must be filed with the PHRC Regional Office serving your county as listed below. Harrisburg Regional Office Riverfront Office Center, 5th Floor 1101-1125 South Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515 (717) 787-9784 (717) 787-7279 TTY users only Publishes a brochure on recognition and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. Whenever ANY question arises, please refer directly to the Human Relations Commission for determination. Client needs to be able to prove discrimination to the Human Relations Commission. If the Human Relations Commission accepts the claim, the employer, landlord, whoever claim is brought against, must then prove that they HAVE NOT discriminated. Has the legal authority to hold public hearings, issue orders, and take its decisions to court. The Commission also publishes brochures on Interviewing, Effective Disciplinary Action,Effective Performance and Employment Information and Resources for Employees with Disabilities. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Harrisburg Regional OfficePennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Philadelphia - Discrimination AssistanceReceives and processes complaints of alleged discrimination, including but not limited to, discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and lending. In addition, familial status is a protected class in the area of housing. To File a Complaint: Complaints must be filed with the PHRC Regional Office serving your county as listed below. Harrisburg Regional Office Riverfront Office Center, 5th Floor 1101-1125 South Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515 (717) 787-9784 (717) 787-7279 TTY users only Publishes a brochure on recognition and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. Whenever ANY question arises, please refer directly to the Human Relations Commission for determination. Client needs to be able to prove discrimination to the Human Relations Commission. If the Human Relations Commission accepts the claim, the employer, landlord, whoever claim is brought against, must then prove that they HAVE NOT discriminated. Has the legal authority to hold public hearings, issue orders, and take its decisions to court. The Commission also publishes brochures on Interviewing, Effective Disciplinary Action,Effective Performance and Employment Information and Resources for Employees with Disabilities.PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Philadelphia Regional OfficePennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Pittsburgh Discrimination AssistanceHandles complaints regarding violation of state discrimination laws (including AIDS discrimination). Promotes equal opportunity in education, prevents and responds to civil tension and provides information, support and outreach to Pennsylvania communities.AlleghenyPennsylvania Human Relations Commission - Pittsburgh Regional OfficePennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations (PghCHR)Handles complaints of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap/disability, use of a support animal, status as a victim of domestic violence, and gender identity/expression in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations.AlleghenyPittsburgh Human Relations CommissionPittsburgh Human Relations Commission
United States Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentResponsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws. Headquarters (Washington office): 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410United States Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentUnited States Department of Housing and Urban Development
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - Veterans Key to Career SuccessThe Jobs for Veterans Act established Veterans access to services within an integrated one-stop service delivery system. The law established a priority of service requirement applicable to all Department of Labor programs offering employment and training related services for veterans. The Key to Career Success campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Career One-Stop Pathways to Career Success Web site: www.careeronestop.org/MilitaryTransition. The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers. Employment and training services are provided to veterans through a nationwide network of approximately 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers. To access information on One-Stop Career Center locations in your state or throughout the nation, please visit America’s Service Locator Web site at www.servicelocator.org or call the following Toll Free Number: 1-877-US-2JOBS or 1-877-872-5627. At the One Stop Career website veterans will find tools to:
  • Match Military Experience to Civilian Occupations, a useful portal that matches by MOC code, key word search or menu search;
  • Get Credentials, Certifications, and Licenses, a portal that helps veteran job-seekers with credentials that document and verify your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience and translate military skills and experience into credentials to obtain civilian skills;
  • The Write a Resume Portal will help a veteran job-seeker format a resume;
  • The Disabled/Injured Veterans Resources provides resources for veterans who are wounded or disabled;
  • Find Local Services will help a veteran job-seeker locate additional services available to veterans.
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training AdministrationUnited States Department of Labor
US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Philadelphia Field OfficeResponsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws. Also provides consumers with information on a range of housing issues, including foreclosures and reverse mortgages, and referrals to approved local housing counseling agencies. Headquarters (Washington office): 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410PhiladelphiaHUD - Philadelphia Field OfficeUnited States Department of Housing and Urban Development
US Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionResponsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Regional office covers Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia along with certain counties within the states of Maryland, New Jersey and Ohio EEOC Headquarters: United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1801 L Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20507 202-663-4900 202-663-4494 TTYPhiladelphiaUS Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionUS Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
US Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionEnforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.AlleghenyUS Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionUS Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
US Housing and Urban Development ( HUD )- Pittsburgh Field OfficeHUD / FHA mortgage insurance, low and moderate income and elderly housing programs, community development assistance to local governments, and financial and technical assistance to organizations administering ongoing HUD programs, projects, and developments. Literature and speakers available. In most cases, HUD does not provide direct service to the public. Callers can request the list of HUD - subsidized housing. There are three housing lists, one for families, one for the elderly, and one for persons with disabilities.AlleghenyHUD - Pittsburgh Field OfficeUnited States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Women's Law Project - Telephone Counseling ServiceIf you need assistance and you live in the Philadelphia region, you may call the Women's Law Project Telephone Counseling Service at 215-928-9801, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and ask to speak with an Intake person. The Intake person will take your information and a telephone counselor will call you back to discuss your situation. Counselors call people back in the order that they have called us; depending on the volume of calls, it may take several business days for a caller’s name to reach the top of the call-back list. Counselors CAN provide basic information to Pennsylvania callers about problems such as: Domestic Violence Child Custody Child Support Separation and Divorce Spousal Support Special legal concerns of lesbian and gay parents Employment Problems, including Family and Medical Leave Pregnancy discrimination Sexual Harassment Other forms of discrimination The Telephone Counseling Service is NOT a crisis hotline. It operates 9:30 - 4:30 each weekday. Telephone counselors CANNOT provide legal advice or represent callers in court. Counselors CANNOT tell callers what they should do. We call people back in the order that they have called us. It may take several days after intake for us to try to reach a caller. This is a TELEPHONE-BASED service. We CANNOT respond to inquiries sent by email, fax, or U.S. Mail. Please DO NOT come to our office to request assistance. We CANNOT respond to individuals who come to our door seeking assistance.PhiladelphiaWomen's Law Project - Philadelphia; Washington SquareWomen's Law Project
YWCA Center for Race and Gender EquityEquity and Inclusion technical assistance services/consulting; diversity and inclusion training programs; diversity plan considerations for organizations; focus group facilitation; keynote and conference presentations; racial justice resources. AlleghenyYWCA Center for Race and Gender EquityYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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