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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Acquired Brain Injury Network of PennsylvaniaProviding information, support, presentations, training and a free monthly newsletter about acquired brain injury. MontgomeryAcquired Brain Injury Network of PennsylvaniaAcquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania
    ADA Information LineInformation Line provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act.950 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC (ADA Information Line)Americans With Disabilities Act ADA Information Line
    AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO)Administers federal, state and city-funded HIV/AIDS programs in Philadelphia through collaborative service contracts with community-based organizations. It also conducts HIV/AIDS education and training for professional, civic and community groups.Philadelphia1101 Market Street, Philadelphia PAPhiladelphia Department of Public Health - Health Care Centers
    AIDSinfoAIDSinfo is a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers reliable information on HIV/AIDS clinical research and treatment. Maintains information on clinical trials for individuals with AIDS or infected with HIV. Also provides medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers. Provides information about the current treatment regimens for HIV infection and AIDS-related illnesses.AIDSinfoAIDSinfo
    AIDS Services Center of St Luke's HospitalASC is funded by grants from HRSA (Ryan White), and subcontracts for grant funds via AIDSNET. There are two locations for HIV prevention/education, confidential/anonymous HIV testing, comprehensive clinical care (integrated behavioral health; integrated dietitic counseling), and medical case managment for HIV-positive patients. We offer PrEP as a preventative for HIV-negative patients. New patient and client intakes are by appointment only. No walk-ins. Must bring documentation of HIV-positive status. HIV/AIDS Prevention/education services are provided for residents of Northampton, Carbon and Monroe County. Location Two clinic locations: 1. ASC-Bethlehem: 511 East Third St. Suite 202, Bethlehem,PA 18017 484-526-2062 2. ASC-Easton: 100 North Third St. Second Floor Easton, PA 18042 484-503-8010 NorthamptonAIDS Services Center of St Luke's HospitalSt Luke's University Health Network
    AJO Forever FoundationRaises awareness about Epilepsy.ErieAJO Forever FoundationAJO Forever Foundation
    Allegheny County DHS - Office of Intellectual Disability Outreach and EducationOffice of Intellectual Disability provides intake and registration for supports coordination to eligible individuals with intellectual disability and/or autism. Questions can be answered about available services and supports regarding assistance for families of children age 0-9 with developmental disability. Staff is available to provide presentations or host information tables for schools and community events, parent and professional groups. Printed information can also be provided. Fact Sheets, available online, are brief explanations of important subjects regarding the Office of Intellectual Disability and the service system. Fact Sheets include: How to Register and Eligibility and Supports Coordination.AlleghenyOffice of Intellectual DisabilityAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Allegheny County Health Department, Chronic Disease Prevention Program / Traffic Safety Education ProjectThe health department's Chronic Disease Prevention Program works to improve the quality of life of Allegheny County residents by enabling them to prevent, detect, delay and/or manage heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. In addition, the program tracks trends in illnesses and death in Allegheny County residents from these major diseases using information from death certificates, hospital discharge data, and the Allegheny County behavioral risk factor surveillance survey. Promotes healthier and safer living through injury prevention and training in Traffic Safety. These efforts include pedestrian safety education and teen safe driving competitions. AlleghenyAllegheny County Health DepartmentAllegheny County Health Department
    Allergy and Asthma NetworkFamily health organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and community outreach.Allergy and Asthma NetworkAllergy and Asthma Network
    ALS Association - PhiladelphiaLeading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller. ALS Association - PhiladelphiaALS Association
    ALS Association - Western PAWe are a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping those living with ALS, a progressive neurological disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, to live fuller lived by providing compassionate care and support. Support groups are available for patients, caregivers, friends and health care personnel. Other services available through the association are: ALS Clinic at Allegheny General Hospital, respite care reimbursement, equipment fund reimbursement, RN consultations, laptop communication loan program, quarterly newsletters, ALS informational literature and community resources referrals.AlleghenyAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Western PAALS Association
    Alzheimer's Association - Berks County Branch OfficeThe leading voluntary health organization for information and research on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. Information and referral provided through website and 24 hour helpline. Also provides training in Alzheimer's care for healthcare providers. BerksAlzheimer's Association - Berks County Branch OfficeAlzheimer's Association - Delaware Valley Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Erie County - HelplineProvides vital services and support to those individuals struggling with the disease, their families and caregivers. Their helpline operates 24-hours/day, 7 days/week in 140 languages. We provide caregiving tips, respite care options, services available in your community and referrals. You can also call us for emotional support as often as you need.ErieAlzheimer's Association - Erie CountyAlzheimer's Association
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, State CollegeA health organization dedicated to: promoting research to find the cause, treatment and cure for Alzheimers disease and related dementias; providing educational programs for the public, media, health care and medical professionals; and serving as an advocate for Alzheimer's individuals and their families. Service programs include: - Physician and attorney lists - Information about community services, home care, nursing homes and assistant living for Alzheimer's individuals, Adult Day Services - Educational forums, professional and caregiver - Speakers Bureau - Caregiver 24 hour Helpline - Caregiver Support groups - Case ManagementCentreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - State CollegeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Support GroupsOffer Education and Workplace "Lunch and Learn" programs for employee groups. Provide monthly support groups for diagnosed individuals who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, who are aware of their diagnosis, and want to come meet and talk with others who are dealing with the same problems. Family caregivers are encouraged to attend. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh ChapterAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, Wilkes-BarreA health organization dedicated to: promoting research to find the cause, treatment and cure for Alzheimers disease and related dementias; providing educational programs for the public, media, health care and medical professionals; and serving as an advocate for Alzheimer's individuals and their families. Service programs include: - Physician and attorney lists - Information about community services, home care, nursing homes and assistant living for Alzheimer's individuals, Adult Day Services - Educational forums, professional and caregiver - Speakers Bureau - Caregiver 24 hour Helpline - Caregiver Support groups - Case ManagementLuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Lehigh Valley Branch OfficeThe leading voluntary health organization for information and research on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. Information and referral provided through website and 24 hour helpline. Also provides training in Alzheimer's care for healthcare providers. NorthamptonAlzheimer's Association - Lehigh Valley Branch OfficeAlzheimer's Association - Delaware Valley Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Montgomery County Branch OfficeThe leading voluntary health organization for information and research on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. Information and referral provided through website and 24 hour helpline. Also provides training in Alzheimer's care for healthcare providers. MontgomeryAlzheimer's Association - Montgomery County Branch OfficeAlzheimer's Association - Delaware Valley Chapter
    Alzheimer's Disease Alliance of W. PA Family Support GroupsFamily support group for Alzheimer's patients and those with related brain disorders. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Disease Alliance of W. PAAlzheimer's Disease Alliance of Western PA
    American Behcet's Disease Association (ABDA)Provides information and support to Behcet's patients, their families, and physicians. Offers nationwide support groups, patient/family conferences, doctor references, and patient to patient advice. Publications available, including: "Behcet's Disease, What You Should Know," "Behcet's Disease and Your Eyes," and "Behcet's Disease and Your Nervous System." PO Box 80576, Rochester MI (American Behcet's Disease Association (ABDA))American Behcet's Disease Association (ABDA)
    American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)Provides information about brain tumors, options for treatment, research updates, and support services (including online support) to patients, their families, and medical professionals. Dedicated to eliminating brain tumors by advocating innovative research and treatment approaches. Tri-annual newsletter and copies of ABTA publications are available free of charge.550 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste 550, Chicago IL (American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA))American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
    American Cancer Society - Armstrong Unit24-hour toll free phone number for up-to-date cancer information. Patient services and/or to volunteer locally, and for special event information. Transportation expenses; reimbursed to cancer patients for trips to treatment, medical assistance, support groups; educational brochures and information available. ArmstrongAmerican Cancer Society - Armstrong UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Cancer Information & SupportCancer Information and Support specialists are available anytime, day or night, to help you understand your diagnosis, your treatment options, and connect you to local support.PhiladelphiaAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
    American Cancer Society Carbon-TamaquaProvides information on different types of cancer/treatment options and raises funds to support cancer research. Annual fundraising events include a telethon, auctions, dinners and a motorcycle ride. CarbonAmerican Cancer Society Carbon-TamaquaAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Information and Referral Services - BerksProvides information to callers and referrals to appropriate community resources through: - Cancer Resource Connection with other non-ACS related Services - 24/7 hotline - Support NetworkBerksAmerican Cancer Society - Berks UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - LancasterProvides public education and patient services to residents of Lancaster County, in addition to raising funds for research, local education and patient services Patient services include: - Wig bank: Provides free wigs to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation; Can meet cosmetologist by appointment - Road to Recovery program: Offers transportation to treatment sites by volunteer drivers when no other alternative exists. Transportation is provided for radiation and chemotherapy treatments and for cancer-related bloodwork - Cancer Resource Network: An 800 number (800-ACS-2345) and website (www.cancer.org) offering 24 hour up-to-date information regarding cancer, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and referral sources for other assistance and support. -Look good, Feel better: Local Cosmetologists teach beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment how to cope with appearance related side effects. Cosmetics and skin care products provided. -Reach to Recovery: One to one support program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Lehigh ValleyProvides information on different types of cancer and treatment options, funds research on cancer and advocates on behalf of people affected by cancer. General information on clinical trials is available online. NorthamptonAmerican Cancer Society - Lehigh ValleyAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Office LocatorA nonprofit health organization consisting of volunteers dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.250 Williams St NW, Atlanta GA (Office Locator)American Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Venango/Forest UnitTo provide education, information, transportation, financial assistance for medication to eligible applicants. We provide day-to-day help and emotional support through a variety of programs. VenangoAmerican Cancer Society - Venango/Forest UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Warren UnitTo provide education, information, transportation, financial assistance for medication to eligible applicants. We provide day-to-day help and emotional support through a variety of programs. WarrenAmerican Cancer Society - Warren UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Washington Unit24-hour toll free phone number for up-to-date cancer information. Patient services and/or to volunteer locally, and for special event information. Transportation expenses; reimbursed to cancer patients for trips to treatment, medical assistance, support groups; educational brochures and information available. WashingtonAmerican Cancer Society - Washington UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Celiac Society Dietary Support CoalitionThe organization supports efforts in education, research and mutual support to individuals and family members with dietary disorders including Celiac Sprue Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Lactose intolerance, wheat intolerance and allergies, Crohn's disease, various food allergies and other dietary disorders. It helps set up support groups, sponsors conferences, seeks funding for research and education, seeks better food labeling and strives for patient, public and professional education in these life threatening problems. Phone counseling, patient packets, hospital visits, important patient care information is provided on request. Annual membership is voluntary. PO Box 23455, New Orleans LA (American Celiac Society Dietary Support Coalition)American Celiac Society Dietary Support Coalition
    American Childhood Cancer Organization - Educational and Emotional Support MaterialsProvides books, journals, a medical play kit, Cozy Port-A-Cat and Comfort kit to families who have a child who has received childhood cancer diagnosis. American Childhood Cancer OrganizationAmerican Childhood Cancer Organization
    American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial AssociationEnhances the quality of life for individuals affected by cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial birth defects. -Provides comprehensive information to educate patients, families, and professionals makes referrals to cleft/craniofacial treatment teams -Offers telephone and online counseling and support service through the Cleftline 1-800-24-CLEFT (800-242-5338) -Funds research to learn all we can about prevention and care -Provides Cleftline Teddy Bears with repaired cleft lips -Advocates for family-centered team care -Awards a minimum of three $500 college scholarships each year to young adults affected by cleft and craniofacial birth defects American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial AssociationAmerican Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
    American Diabetes Association - National- Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. - Major Types of Diabetes * Type 1 diabetes - results from the body's failure to produce insulin, the hormone that "unlocks" the cells of the body, allowing glucose to enter and fuel them. It is estimated that 5-10% of Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. * Type 2 diabetes - results from insulin resistance (a condition in which the body fails to properly use insulin), combined with relative insulin deficiency. Most Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. * Gestational diabetes - gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women - about 135,000 cases in the United States each year. * Pre-diabetes - pre-diabetes is a condition that occurs when a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. There are 54 million Americans who have pre-diabetes, in addition to the 20.8 million with diabetes. 1701 N Beauregaud St, Alexandria VA (American Diabetes Association)American Diabetes Association
    American Diabetes Association PittsburghProvides the Diabetes Expo, youth programs, summer camps, family resource networks, monthly magazines, speakers, health fairs, golf and cycling events, America's Walk for diabetes, fundraising events, and advocacy program initiatives.AlleghenyAmerican Diabetes Association PittsburghAmerican Diabetes Association
    American Heart Association / Great Rivers Affiliate - Mercer CountyProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. National organization supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. ErieAmerican Heart Association / Great Rivers AffiliateAmerican Heart Association
    American Heart Association / Great Rivers Affiliate - Pittsburgh RegionProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. National organization supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. AlleghenyAmerican Heart Association / Great Rivers AffiliateAmerican Heart Association
    American Heart Association - Lehigh Valley and NEPAProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. National organization supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. LuzerneAmerican Heart Association-Lehigh Valley/NEPAAmerican Heart Association
    American Heart Association - Lehigh Valley and Northeast PennsylvaniaProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. Supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. LehighAmerican Heart Association - Lehigh Valley and Northeast PennsylvaniaAmerican Heart Association
    American Heart Association of Southeastern PATraining millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places. Improving emergency care for heart attack victims Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines. Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers.PhiladelphiaAmerican Heart Association - Philadelphia; Center CityAmerican Heart Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    American Kidney FundConducts health education initiatives and legislative advocacy on behalf of people with or at risk for kidney disease. Provides information on kidney disease through an internet and telephone helpline, free kidney screenings to the public and treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients. American Kidney FundAmerican Kidney Fund
    American Lung Association in PA - Northeast Regional OfficeServices include: - Radon Awareness: Information on health effects, testing procedures and reduction methods. Radon testing kits available for purchase. - Carbon Monoxide Awareness: Information on health effects, testing procedures and proper steps to take. - Air Pollution Awareness: Information on asbestos, environmental (secondhand) tobacco smoke, ground-level ozone and other indoor and outdoor air pollutants. - Advocacy for Lung Health: Supporting individual, community, workplace, municipal, state and federal initiatives to protect people and environment from air pollution, including support of tobacco control measures. - Freedom from Smoking Classes (referral): An 8-session (7 week) program of behavior modification for smoking cessation. Provides suggestions on how to build a healthier lifestyle, including relaxation techniques and avoiding weight gain. Fee is set through participating sites (free through above web site). Participants must finalize fee and program dates through sponsoring hospital. Call ALA for info. - Provides information on a residential camp for children, ages 8-13, who have asthma. - Also sponsors Better Breather Club Support Group for people living with COPD. - Asthma Walk fundraiser, Walk for Life and Breath fundraiser. - Call Center: Trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists provide immediate and comprehensive information about specific lung-health issues such as lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and tuberculosis. Also will provide information on topics including allergies, how to quit smoking and environmental issues. Offers physician referrals.LackawannaAmerican Lung Association in PennsylvaniaAmerican Lung Association in Pennsylvania
    American Parkinson Disease AssociationGrass roots organization serving those affected by Parkinson's Disease. Provides information and resources to patients, their families, friends, doctors and other medical professionals; promotes public awareness of the disease; and sponsors research into the causes and treatment for the Disease. National Resource Center for Rehabilitation provides access to a licensed physical therapist who can answer questions and provide educational materials. Operates 62 Information and Referral Centers across the country to educate, counsel and refer patients to medical professionals. American Parkinson Disease AssociationAmerican Parkinson Disease Association
    American Parkinson Disease Association - PittsburghMission statement is "To Ease the Burden..To Find the Cure." Provides printed literature on Parkinson''s disease--free of charge, referrals to movement disorder specialists in the area, (and other areas in the country through referrals via coordinators),AlleghenyAmerican Parkinson Disease Association - PittsburghAmerican Parkinson Disease Association
    American SIDS InstitutePreventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Information is available online or through a 24 hour information line. American SIDS InstituteAmerican SIDS Institute
    Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.Funds medical research on aplastic anemia and bone marrow failure diseases, advocates for increased federal funding of research into these diseases, promotes public awareness of bone marrow failure diseases, and educates medical professionals about causes and treatments of bone marrow failure diseases. Provides personalized support from patient educators via e-mail (help@AAMDS.org) or the toll free line. Volunteer peer support network also provides emotional support and understanding. Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation
    Arc of Chester County - Autism Training and SupportAutism Training and Support Services available to people with autism and their families include: strategy development to support behaviors in the home,the community and the classroom; training, consultation, and support for toddlers and families in their homes; ABBLE Classes (Autism Building the Basics Through Learning Experiences) for two-year-olds with autism, specialized classroom programs for children ages three to five years, trainings and consultations for parents, families, staff, and caregivers to educate and enhance support for people of all ages with autism, trainings, consultations, and direct support to help young adults with autism transition from school to work, trainings and consultations for schools, churches, and community groups to support people of all ages with autism, and community inclusion services for adults with autism. ChesterArc of Chester County, The - Chester; West ChesterArc of Chester County
    Asbestos.comAsbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. Provide free information, resources and personal assistance to anyone affected by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. Offers up-to-date news and treatment information on mesothelioma and asbestos diseases. Offers a support group run by licensed counselor and has a Doctor Match Program and a Veterans Department. Veterans of the US military account for nearly a third of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Veterans make up a large percentage of people who come to Asbestos.com, and our Veterans Department has a special skill set just for them. Advocates answer health insurance coverage questions that patients have before and after treatment. They can also assess your situation and help you find an attorney to pursue a legal claim you might have find grant money for patients who need it for treatment of their cancer. Patients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible for free medical care through the National Institute of Health or VA health care system. Advocates assist those affected by asbestos diseases with their financial assistance options. Two primary ways of getting compensation for asbestos-related illnesses are securing veterans benefits (for those exposed to asbestos during their time in the military) and Social Security disability benefits (assuming Social Security retirement is not already being drawn). Asbestos.com and The Peterson Firm, a law firm, set up The Mesothelioma Center, a patient advocate care center whose objective is to suggest treatment and assistance for anyone suffering from an asbestos-related disease. Advocate services provided by The Mesothelioma Center are all free. Advocates help many mesothelioma patients and family members. None of them is required to be a client of The Peterson Firm to receive that help. The Peterson Firm is located in Washington, D.C. InternetInternet
    ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training)Enhances the lives of Pennsylvanians with autism of all ages and abilities by: - Improving regional access to quality services and interventions - Providing information and support to families - Training professionals in best practices - Facilitating connections between individuals, families, professionals, and providers throughout the CommonwealthDauphinBureau of Autism ServicesPennsylvania Department of Human Services
    ASIAC - HIV/AIDS ServicesProvides education, outreach, advocacy and translation for Asians and Pacific Islanders.PhiladelphiaASIAC - Philadelphia; Center CityASIAC
    Asthma and Allergy Foundation of AmericaOrganization for people with asthma and allergies that offers educational programs and resources for patients, caregivers, and health professionals; develops and advocates for public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies; and funds research on both asthma and allergies. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of AmericaAsthma and Allergy Foundation of America
    Autism Connection of PAProvide education, advocacy and support to parents and professionals. Services are free and include: information packages, workshop presentations to intermediate units, schools, churches, universities and public agencies; a lending library; training programs to the region's school districts; and seminars and workshops on topics ranging from medications to behavioral and therapeutic treatments. AlleghenyAutism Connection of PAAutism Connection of PA (ABOARD)
    Autism Society of America - Lehigh ValleyAutism Society Lehigh Valley is a non-profit affiliate whose mission is dedicated to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Provides fun activities in the community to allow the families and their loved ones affected by autism to meet each other and have fun at the same time. A parent run organization that creates an autism friendly community. Offers a Teen/Adult parent support group with activities for the youth as well as a support group for parents of children 6 and under (with childcare). Provides fun activities in the community such as bowling, miniature golf, dances and other activities to allow the families and their loved ones affected by autism to meet each other and have fun at the same time.LehighAutism Society of America - Lehigh Valley ChapterAutism Society of America - Lehigh Valley Chapter
    Beaver County Cancer and Heart AssociationAssists Beaver County residents in the prevention of cancer and/or cardiovascular diseases, by sponsoring or providing support services and education programs.BeaverBeaver County Cancer and Heart AssociationBeaver County Cancer and Heart Association
    Blair County Respiratory Disease Society Respiratory Disease InformationInformation on Asthma, COPD, Lung Disease and other respiratory diseases.BlairBlair County Respiratory Disease Society Respiratory Disease EducationBlair County Respiratory Disease Society
    Boro Women & Family Services - Preventative Support & EducationStudents, Parents & Group Education Presentations STD Educational Information Drug & Alcohol Resources & Referrals Self Injury Resources & Referrals Domestic Violence Support, Resources & Referrals Sexual Assault Support, Resources & Referrals Health Crisis Resources & Referrals Mental Health Resources & ReferralsErieBoro Women & Family ServicesBoro Women & Family Services
    Brain Injury Association of AmericaProvides information, education and support to assist those currently living with brain injury and their families. Advocates for polices of concern to people with brain injury. Maintains a listing of brain-injury related supports and services. Offers educational materials to both families and professionals. Brain Injury Association of AmericaBrain Injury Association of America
    Brandywine Valley Hemophilia Foundation - Chadds FordBrandywine Valley Hemophilia Foundations Chadds Ford provide information with support services, pharmacy services, nursing services, one shot factor kits & infusion logs.ChesterBrandywine Valley Hemophilia Foundation - Chester; PocopsonBrandywine Valley Hemophilia Foundation
    Breathe PennsylvaniaOffers programs to people with asthma, chronic lung disease, or who may be looking to quit smoking. Provides services for the prevention and control of lung diseases including asthma, tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia.Offers self-help and clinic smoking cessation programs including Smoke-Free for Life; Breathing Partners educational group; and other respiratory health information. Will provide air conditioners for individuals with respiratory illness who are suffering from the effects of extreme temperatures (there is a waiting list).ButlerBreathe PennsylvaniaBreathe Pennsylvania
    caring.comCaring.com is a senior care information and resource website that provides informative sections on:
    • Assisted Living,
    • Memory Care,
    • In-Home Care,
    • Independent Living,
    • CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community),
    • and Nursing Homes.
    Includes information on different types of senior care: Adult Day Care, Geriatric Care Managers, Home Healthcare and Hospice Care; as well as searchable assisted living facilities by state.
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    Center for Advancement in Cancer EducationResources for cancer prevention and recurrence prevention. Counseling for cancer patients seeking non-toxic approaches as adjuncts or alternatives to conventional cancer treatments. Nutritional, immune and psycho-emotional support for patients with cancer and other degenerative conditions. The Center collects, evaluates and distributes information on biological cancer therapies and provides educational programs for both lay and professional groups. Publication, speakers bureau, cancer resource library, conferences and classes, books and tapes.MontgomeryCenter for Advancement in Cancer Education - Montgomery; WynnewoodCenter for Advancement in Cancer Education
    Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health surveillance, research and education/awareness activities in the United States. It tracks the incidence of communicable diseases and provides health information to consumers, healthcare professionals, organizations and researchers on a range of issues, including diseases and health conditions, emergency preparedness/response, environmental health, workplace safety and health, traveler's health, wellness promotion, injury prevention and safety. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
    Chester County Hospital - Women's Health ServicesWomen's Health Services meet the complete spectrum of women's health and include traditional medical and surgical approaches. The latest advances in gynecologic care is offered, covering everything from routine attention to minimally invasive and robotic surgeries to gynecologic-oncology. The obstetric program encompasses Maternal Fetal Medicine as well as Reproductive Endocrinology. The program includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) available for newborns that need specialized care and a robust inpatient pediatric program to care for children up to age 18. Services available include: - Wellness - Disease Prevention - Complementary Holistic Alternatives - Gynecological - Obstetrics - Physical HealthChester*Main Site (Chester County Hospital)Chester County Hospital
    Chester County Hospital - Women's Health Services - Jenners VillageWomen's Health Services meet the complete spectrum of women's health and include traditional medical and surgical approaches. The latest advances in gynecologic care is offered, covering everything from routine attention to minimally invasive and robotic surgeries to gynecologic-oncology. The obstetric program encompasses Maternal Fetal Medicine as well as Reproductive Endocrinology. The program includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) available for newborns that need specialized care and a robust inpatient pediatric program to care for children up to age 18. Services available include: - Wellness - Disease Prevention - Complementary Holistic Alternatives - Gynecological - Obstetrics - Physical HealthChesterJenners Village Professional BuildingChester County Hospital
    Chester County Hospital - Women's Health Services - New Garden Medical BuildingWomen's Health Services meet the complete spectrum of women's health and include traditional medical and surgical approaches. The latest advances in gynecologic care is offered, covering everything from routine attention to minimally invasive and robotic surgeries to gynecologic-oncology. The obstetric program encompasses Maternal Fetal Medicine as well as Reproductive Endocrinology. The program includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) available for newborns that need specialized care and a robust inpatient pediatric program to care for children up to age 18. Services available include: - Wellness - Disease Prevention - Complementary Holistic Alternatives - Gynecological - Obstetrics - Physical HealthChesterMedical Building at New GardenChester County Hospital
    Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention ProgramProvides free educational outreach presentations, one-on-one education in the home, screening, medical management, environmental investigations and hazard reduction.Philadelphia1101 Market Street, Philadelphia PAPhiladelphia Department of Public Health - Health Care Centers
    Children's Craniofacial AssociationAddresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions through information provision and referral to resources. Children's Craniofacial AssociationChildren's Craniofacial Association
    Children's Tumor FoundationDedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatoses (NF). NF is a genetic disorder in which nerve tissue grows tumors. Children's Tumor FoundationChildren's Tumor Foundation
    Chronic DiseaseCoordinates all chronic disease programs sponsored and facilitated in partnership with other agencies; acts as a team leader for Injury Prevention, Tobacco, Oral Health, Asthma, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, as well as Cardiovascular programs. Chronic disease team nurses provide information to the public by presenting educational programs and are available for individual consultation.DauphinPennsylvania Department of Health - South Central District OfficePennsylvania Department of Health
    Community Liver AllianceThe Community Liver Alliance builds bridges connecting patients to health care providers and services; creates and conducts screenings, educational workshops and seminars; coordinates support groups; works with local media and community groups to increase awareness of liver wellness and liver disease; and meets with local, state, and federal policy makers to initiate positive change.ButlerCommunity Liver AllianceCommunity Liver Alliance
    Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education - Education ProgramsCHOICE education staff meets community needs by providing education and literature in presentations at health fairs and community events. CHOICE currently offers comprehensive sexual health education, community centers, social service agencies, churches, and other neighborhood sites throughout Philadelphia. - Youth Education: Youth Educators reach teens through presentations and outreach events. CHOICE Youth Educators are extensively trained in sexual health and reproductive health topics and related issues and work with teens in educational games, role-playing, and group discussions. Presentations are customized to reflect the knowledge level and experiences of participants. Through these presentations, teens gain practical information about a variety of health issues that they are able to apply to their own lives. Our innovative Youth Education Program also has an exciting web site at www.choiceteens.org. - Outreach Program: Conducts outreach and offers education and literature in several Philadelphia neighborhoods. Weekly, the CHOICE Outreach Team distributes condoms and information. - Community Education Presentations: See our website for the links to a list of workshops and trainings offered by CHOICE. All topics can be adapted to meet the needs of individual groups and participants of all ages. - Middle School Workshops - Teen Education Workshops - Adult Education Workshops - Professional TrainingsPhiladelphiaCHOICE - Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education - Philadelphia; Center CityCHOICE - Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education
    Crohn's and Colitis Foundation - Information and ReferralA non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. MontgomeryCrohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter - Montgomery; Bala CynwydCrohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Northeastern Pennsylvania ChapterThe leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. National Affiliation: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6931 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814 301-951-4422 301-951-6378 FaxLehighCystic Fibrosis Foundation - Northeastern Pennsylvania ChapterCystic Fibrosis Foundation - Northeastern PA Chapter
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - W. PA ChapterThe mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.AlleghenyCystic Fibrosis Foundation - W. PA ChapterCystic Fibrosis Foundation - W. PA Chapter
    David G. Jagelman Inherited Colorectal Cancer RegistryTracks families with the following conditions: familial polyposis(FAP), hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), familial colon cancer (FCC), juvenile polyposis (JP) and Peutz-Jeghers (PJ). The registry provides information, educational materials about colon cancer, and follow up. Screening exams and surgery are available. Clinical trials and research is conducted. Provided by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Literature is available.9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH (David G. Jagelman Inherited Colorectal Cancer Registry)David G. Jagelman Inherited Colorectal Cancer Registry
    DebRA of AmericaDedicated to promoting research to find new treatments and a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) and providing information and support for people with EB and their families.DebRA of AmericaDebRA of America
    Defense and Veterans Brain Injury CenterThe designated expert on traumatic brain injury (TBI) for the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Administration. Provides advanced TBI care at 19 facilities across the USA and Germany and coordinates care amongst multiple health systems to ensure that all active duty military and veteran patients with TBI receive appropriate screening, evaluation, treatment and follow up care. Any service member or veteran with a traumatic brain injury who is covered by TRICARE or Veterans Affairs benefits may be referred to DVBIC. Self referrals are also accepted. Conducts clinical research on optimal care and treatment of individuals with TBI and ensures that current research findings are translated into clinical practice. Develops educational materials and programming for the prevention, assessment and treatment of TBI. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury CenterDefense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
    Defense Centers of Excellence, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury CenterThe Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is a part of the U.S. military health system. Specifically, it is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Founded in 1992 by Congress, DVBIC’s responsibilities have grown as its network of care and treatment sites has grown. DVBIC's mission is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with the DoD, military services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI. At 18 sites supported by a Washington, D.C-area headquarters, DVBIC treats, supports, trains and monitors service members, veterans, family members and providers who have been, or care for those who are, affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBI). DVBIC works at the macro-level, screening and briefing troops heading into theater, performing pre-deployment provider training and provider training at military treatment facilities, gathering data mandated by Congress and the Department of Defense (DoD), and overseeing research programs. At the micro-level, DVBIC treats service members and veterans with mild, moderate or severe TBI, and helps them from the moment of injury to their return to duty or reintegration into the community. DVBIC develops, provides and distributes educational materials for both military and civilian providers, families, service members and veterans. In 2011 DVBIC disseminated over 960,000 educational materials. The DoD has further solidified DVBIC’s role by naming it the Office of Responsibility for these tasks:
    • Creation and maintenance of a TBI surveillance database,
    • Service compliance for pre-deployment neurocognitive testing,
    • Creation and distribution of the Family Caregiver Curriculum,
    • Design and execution of a 15-year longitudinal study of the effects of TBI in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom service members and their families,
    • Design and completion of independent head to head study to evaluate the reliability and validity of computerized neurocognitive tests.
    Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain InjuryUnited States Department of Defense
    DES Action USA- General information about DES health consequences and recommended screenings for mothers who were prescribed the anti-miscarriage drug, DES, their children and now possibly their grandchildren - Physician Referral list for DES Daughters (please note, we have some referrals for DES Sons but they are scarce and mostly in urban areas) - Directions for doctors on how to do a proper DES Daughter Pap/pelvic exam - Comprehensive brochure about DES DES Action USADES Action USA
    Down Syndrome Group of Erie County - Family SupportCommunity outreach and trainings provided for families and professionals interested in learning more about people born with Down Syndrome. They sponsor the annual Buddy Walk for the awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people who have Down Syndrome.ErieDown Syndrome Group of Erie CountyDown Syndrome Group of Erie County
    Dystonia Medical Research FoundationDedicated to serving people with all forms of dystonia, their friends and families, healthcare professionals and researchers. Provides information about dystonia, advocates on behalf of those affected by it and funds research into the causes and treatments for dystonia. Dystonia Medical Research FoundationDystonia Medical Research Foundation
    Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome CenterProvides medical assessments and referrals to specialists for children and adolescents with Down Syndrome. Resource center provides the most-current information on Down syndrome and maintains a resource book with specific referrals for each county in the state. Provides training about caring for patients with Down Syndrome for pediatric and family medicine residents, therapists, nurses, and service providers. Also sponsors family social events and activities. LehighEastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome CenterEastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center
    Erie County Medical SocietyServes the public with important health information.ErieErie County Medical SocietyErie County Medical Society
    Foundation Fighting BlindnessFor a $50 annual donation, FFB offers information and referral services for affected individuals and their families as well as for doctors and eye care professionals. Also provides comprehensive information kits on retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and usher syndrome. Provide a newsletter, InFocus, and a e-newsletter, InFocus online, which presents articles on coping, research updates, and Foundation news. Both newsletters are published 3 times per year. Offers a national conference, Visions, usually held every year. Foundation Fighting BlindnessFoundation Fighting Blindness
    Healthy Woman Cancer Screening Program - BerksProvides preventative screenings and diagnostic services for breast and cervical cancer to women primarily between the ages of 40 and 65 with low to moderate incomes who do not have alternative medical insurance. Other ages may also be eligible under certain circumstances.BerksHealthy Woman Cancer Screening Program - BerksMaternal and Family Health Services Inc.
    HelplineInformation on all communication disabilities. Sends lists of clinics, private practitioners, hospitals, and other sources of help in caller's community. Brochures available. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD (Helpline)American Speech Language Hearing Association
    Helwig Health and Diabetes CenterProgram provides individualized instruction and classes in diabetes self-management and follow up care. Includes an Insulin pump program and a wide range of medical services. Camp Red Jacket is a week-long summer camp for children with diabetes.LehighHelwig Health and Diabetes CenterLehigh Valley Health Network
    Hepatitis B Foundation - EducationProvides educational training for health care providers, distribute literature, helps sponsor vaccine and screening programs, coordinate a Speakers Bureau, assists with media campaigns and much more in support of Hepatitis B awareness. Provides online support groups and resources for the newly diagnosed.BucksPennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County - Bucks; DoylestownHepatitis B Foundation (HBF)
    Hepatitis C Support ProjectHepatitis C virus (HCV) education, support and advocacy. Provides information on support groups in the USA, produces and disseminates educational materials on HCV and offers training workshops for care providers and others impacted by HCV. Hepatitis C Support ProjectHepatitis C Support Project
    Hepatitis Foundation InternationalTeaches the public and hepatitis patients how to prevent, diagnose, and treat viral hepatitis, serves as advocates for hepatitis patients and the related medical community worldwide and supports research into prevention, treatment, and cures for viral hepatitis. Hepatitis Foundation InternationalHepatitis Foundation International
    Huntington's Disease Society of AmericaA voluntary health agency dedicated to providing help and hope for families living with Huntington's Disease. Provides vital support, information and educational services to improve the lives of those affected by HD, offer resources and guidance for HD families through a national network of volunteer-based chapters and affiliates as well as through HDSA Centers of Excellence for Family Services and promote and support research to find a cure for HD. Huntington's Disease Society of AmericaHuntington's Disease Society of America
    Indiana Regional Medical Center - Brain Injury Support GroupSupports patients and families affected by brain injuries including strokes.IndianaBrain Injury Support GroupIndiana Regional Medical Center
    Information LineThe Endometriosis Associate (EA) is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to counter the myths and misinformation surrounding endometriosis. EA produces educational materials, a bimonthly newsletter, brochures in 28 languages, educational videotapes (available in Spanish), CDs, and audiotapes. EA also conducts and promotes research and provides support to women and girls with the disease through local chapters and support groups, crisis call listeners, contact lists, a prescription drug discount program, and a correspondence network. A free informational packet including a catalog of publications and materials is available.International Headquarters (Information Line)Endometriosis Association
    International Dyslexia AssociationHelping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Provides information and referral services, professional development, advocacy and research on learning disabilities.International Dyslexia AssociationInternational Dyslexia Association
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until we achieve a world without this disease. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
    Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education CenterProvides information, training and technical assistance to parents and professionals caring for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education CenterLaurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
    Lawrence County Blind AssociationAid and assist the blind; to promote the training, employment, education and rehabilitation of the blind; to supervise, to standardize and market blind-made products; and to prevent unnecessary blindness.LawrenceLawrence County Blind AssociationLawrence County Blind Association
    Learning Disabilities Association of AmericaNon-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. Services include parent support, information and referral, school program development, and political advocacy.AlleghenyLearning Disabilities Association of AmericaLearning Disabilities Association of America
    Lehigh Valley Epilepsy Support GroupA voluntary health organization that provides education, support and advocacy for people with epilepsy and their families living in Eastern Pennsylvania. The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania also promotes understanding of epilepsy/seizure disorder through a wide variety of programs presented to business, government and school communities, professional audiences and the general public. LehighLehigh Valley Epilepsy Support GroupEpilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
    Lehigh Valley Health NetworkHealth network consisting of two full-service hospitals: Lehigh Valley Hospital with campuses in Salisbury Township and Allentown, and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem. Pharmacy services are located at all three campuses. Community health centers are located in Bath, Bethlehem Township, Hamburg, Hellertown, Kutztown, Saucon Valley, Trexlertown and Upper Bucks. Community medical and dental clinics provide care for people who are uninsured or under insured. Also offers a reduced-cost program for uninsured and under insured families with a household income up to four times greater than federal poverty guidelines. Applications available online, by phone or at hospital cashiers' offices. Health Network Laboratories provides a range of medical laboratory tests. LehighLehigh Valley Health NetworkLehigh Valley Health Network
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Financial AssistanceProvides financial assistance to patients receiving treatment for blood cancers. A co-pay program that covers some costs associated with drugs and treatment. Provides assistance for the patient who experiences hardships with health insurance premiums and drug co-pays for certain blood cancer diagnoses. May provide stipends for transportation to medical appointments.AlleghenyLeukemia and Lymphoma Society - Western PA and West VirginiaLeukemia and Lymphoma Society - Western PA and West Virginia
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Eastern PA ChapterWorld's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. MontgomeryLeukemia & Lymphoma Society - Eastern PALeukemia & Lymphoma Society - Eastern PA Chapter
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Lehigh ValleyWorld's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LehighLeukemia & Lymphoma Society - Lehigh ValleyLeukemia & Lymphoma Society - Eastern PA Chapter
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Western PA & WV ChapterProvides patient services, programs, public and professional education, community service and research.Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Western PALeukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Lifesteps, Inc. - Alzheimer's Caregivers Support GroupAlzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is a social group for families as they attempt to handle the challenges presented them after a diagnosis. Provides opportunities for social events as well as education and information-sharing. Members are referred by the Visiting Nurses Association, local rehabilitation centers, local hospitals, and from other participants.ButlerAdult and Senior ServicesLifesteps
    Mesothelioma GuideProvides patients and their loved ones with resources, answers, and information over a wide spectrum of free assistance options. To guide mesothelioma patients towards care options and health solutions. Includes live chat, matching individuals with doctors, medical content, etc.Mesothelioma GuideMesothelioma Guide
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Stroke Support GroupThis support group is free and open to all persons recovering from strokes and their families.WashingtonMonongahela Valley Hospital Support GroupsMonongahela Valley Hospital
    Multiple Sclerosis Service Society of CLASSIndependent of other Multiple Sclerosis organizations, CLASS currently offers residential services, community skills training, vocational programs, attendant care services, outreach, and advocacy to residents of western Pennsylvania living with Multiple Sclerosis. Programs and Services of Multiple Sclerosis Service Society (MSSS) include: Muliple Sclerosis Exercise and Support Program (MSES) Under a doctor’s direction, MSES staff provide instructional range of motion exercises, equipment, and assistive living device evaluations, and emotional support in the home. The staff also educate clients about adaptive and durable medical equipment, a home exercise program, and safety concerns. Services are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies The MSSS is a full service provider of medical equipment and supplies. This includes sales, services, and rentals with free delivery in your area. Participants discuss their needs with experienced staff who recommend medical equipment and supplies. Information And Referral This program is designed to help individuals in making the necessary emotional, social, and economic adjustments to their lifestyle. The MSSS offers community education through Information and Referral. View some of the Helpful Links. Social And Recreational Activities The MSSS helps to fund ten social clubs/support groups throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. Most clubs meet monthly and plan various activities throughout the year. Download the most recent schedule for the Support/Social Clubs here. Community Education Key staff members are available for public speaking engagements to educate the community about MS and its implication as well as the services offered through MSSS. A newsletter, “The Voice” is done three times per year from CLASS to highlight clients, programs and upcoming events for all programs and divisions of CLASS. Lending Library Informative articles are mailed and recent books and videos on MS may be borrowed from the MSSS office. AlleghenyCommunity Living and Support Services (CLASS)Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PAA national voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. Accepts donations of usable medical equipment, refurbishes items and distributes them to those in need. Also provides assistance with medical equipment repairs. Clinic: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital 501 Saint John Street Allentown, PA 18103 Helps individuals cope with the physical and psychological aspects of the disease National Headquarters: Muscular Dystrophy Association 3300 E. Sunrise Drive Tucson, AZ 85718LehighMuscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PAMuscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PA
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Wexford- Diagnosis and follow-up care at local hospitals including Lee Hospital, Johnstown; Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; and UPMC, Pittsburgh. - Genetic counseling for families of those with a neuromuscular disease. - Summer camp for ages 6 -21 (held at Camp Lutherlyn in Butler) - Flu shots - May assist with purchase and reasonable repair of wheelchairs and leg braces (Physician approval required.) - Research allocations - Information and referral AlleghenyMuscular Dystrophy AssociationMuscular Dystrophy Association
    National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated DisordersSeeks to alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa through education, research and the provision of information and referral services.National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated DisordersNational Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
    National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders - Anorexia-Bulimia Association HotlineOffers free hotline counseling, a national network of support groups, referrals to healthcare professionals, education and prevention programs.National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated DisordersNational Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
    National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) - American Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionProvides information and support to those facing cancer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Trained cancer information specialists are available via phone, or live chat, providing accurate, up to date cancer information to patients, family members, and caregivers and connecting them with valuable services and resources in their communities. National Cancer Information Center can be reached at 1-800-ACS-2345.LackawannaAmerican Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionAmerican Cancer Society
    National Down Syndrome CongressWorks to empower its members and all people with Down syndrome by creating a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome. National Down Syndrome CongressNational Down Syndrome Congress
    National Down Syndrome SocietyNational advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. They envision a world in which all people with Down Syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of like, realized their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities. Provides information and referral via a toll-free Helpline and email service. Also produce print materials on Down syndrome including A Promising Future Together: A guide for new and expectant parents, Aging and Down Syndrome: A health and well-being guidebook, NDSS Brochure and Get to Know Me Poster and Lesson Plan. With the exception of the poster and lesson plan, all publications are available in both English and Spanish. National Down Syndrome SocietyNational Down Syndrome Society
    National Foundation for Celiac Awareness - Celiac CentralOnline resource, information, and community for those who suffer, or think they may suffer, from Celiac Disease, and other gluten intolerances. Website includes a wealth of information about Celiac Disease, tips and recipes for parents and individuals needing to keep a gluten-free lifestyle, free webinars and blogs, and ongoing events, contests, and giveaways for the Celiac community.MontgomeryCeliac Central - Montgomery; AmblerNational Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)
    National Gaucher FoundationTo support and promote research towards the cause, treatments and a cure for Gaucher disease and to meet the ever-increasing needs of individuals with Gaucher disease and their families that may include financial assistance, education and awareness and supporting legislative issues and providing outreach programs vital to the Gaucher community.National Gaucher FoundationNational Gaucher Foundation
    National Headache FoundationProviding educational and informational resources, supporting headache research and advocating for the understanding of headache as a legitimate neurobiological disease. National Headache FoundationNational Headache Foundation
    National Institute on Deafness and other Communication DisordersProvides free information on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language disorders. Free Publications Information for general public and professionals. National Institute on Deafness and other Communication DisordersNational Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
    National Kidney FoundationA major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. Continuing Education of Health Care Professionals Expanding Patient Services and Community Resources Educating the Public Fund Raising Shaping Health Policy Supporting Research and Research Training National Kidney Foundation - Delaware ValleyNational Kidney Foundation - Delaware Valley
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater Delaware Valley Chapter - Lehigh Valley BranchHelps each person affected by MS in their area address the challenges of living with MS. Helps by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward. Their staff and volunteers are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through their chapter’s support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, they help connect people in their local communities who want to do something about MS now. Offers many programs — including professional counseling and peer facilitated support groups, educational programs and seminars, referrals to neurologists and healthcare professionals, national teleconferences and internet programs, services for the homebound, and social and recreational programs to assist people with MS and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives. Their community support helps to fund their local programs and accelerate worldwide research projects to ensure no opportunity is wasted. LehighNational Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater Delaware Valley Chapter - Lehigh Valley BranchNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
    National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH)Provides information and support for individuals and their families who are born with albinism. Also promotes awareness, research, and education. One annual partial scholarship available.PO Box 959, East Hampstead NH (National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH))National Organization For Albinism And Hypopigmentation
    National Organization for Rare DisordersInformation about rare disorders, medication assistance with certain drugs affecting rare diseases.DauphinNational Organization Rare DisordersNational Organization Rare Disorders
    National Osteoporosis FoundationProvides information concerning diagnosis/prevention/treatment of osteoporosis. Local community groups offer support and events.1150 17th St NW, Suite 850, Washington DC (National Osteoporosis Foundation)National Osteoporosis Foundation
    National Ovarian Cancer CoalitionProvides information, support, and referrals for patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families.2501 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 435, Dallas TX (National Ovarian Cancer Coalition)National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
    National Parkinson FoundationSupports Parkinson's-related research, patient care, education, training and outreach. National Parkinson FoundationNational Parkinson Foundation
    National Spasmodic Dysphonia AssociationServing the needs of individuals and families affected by spasmodic dysphonia through supportive services. . National Spasmodic Dysphonia AssociationNational Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
    National Stroke AssociationThe leading national resource on stroke and the driving force behind efforts to improve stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. National Stroke AssociationNational Stroke Association
    National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.Dedicated to providing information, support and referral services to individuals and families affected by Tay-Sachs, Canavan, GM-1, and Sandhoff diseases; as well as to the treatment, cure and prevention of these diseases. National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association
    National Tourette Syndrome AssociationDevelops and disseminates educational material to individuals, professionals and agencies in the fields of health care, education and government. Coordinates support services to help individuals and their families cope with Tourette Syndrome. Funds research that will ultimately find the cause of and cure for TS and, at the same time, lead to improved medications and treatments. National Tourette Syndrome AssociationNational Tourette Syndrome Association
    Parkinson Partners of Northwest PAProviding education, support and outreach to the Parkinson's community. They provide a number of support groups (for patients, caregivers, newly diagnosed etc), educational opportunities, literature, speakers, fundraisers, a PD-specific Wellness Program with Gannon University OT/PT Departments, a monthly newsletter and much more for those dealing with PD.ErieParkinson Partners of Northwest PAParkinson Partners of Northwest PA
    Parkinson's Disease FoundationRaises funding for research on Parkinson's Disease; provides education and information about the disease; and advocates on behalf of, and in collaboration with, people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers. Parkinson's Disease FoundationParkinson's Disease Foundation
    Patient AidServes children and adults diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and myleoma and works with families as well. Provides patient financial aid, advocacy, information and referral, educational materials, and patient and family support groups, including First Connection, which will match a newly diagnosed patient with a survivor. Sponsors a variety of fundraising opportunities including marathons, triathalons, and walks.1311 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 310, White Plains NY (Patient Aid)Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    Pennsylvania Branch of International Dyslexia AssociationHelping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Provides information and referral services, professional development, advocacy and research on learning disabilities.Pennsylvania Branch of International Dyslexia AssociationPennsylvania Branch of International Dyslexia Association
    Pittsburgh AIDS Task ForceOffering primary medical care as well as specialty care for HIV, HCV, and STDs. Prevention services include a PrEP clinic, free HIV/HCV/STD testing, outreach and education. Client services for those living with HIV include medical case management, food pantry, supportive housing, legal services, and emergency financial assistance. We specialize in LGBT health and wellness.AlleghenyAllies for Health + WellbeingAllies for Health + Wellbeing
    Planned Parenthood of W. PA - Testicular Self Examination InstructionProvides educational instruction, for men, on how to properly conduct a testicular self examinationCambriaPlanned Parenthood of W. PA.- Johnstown Family PlanningPlanned Parenthood of Western PA
    Pottstown Memorial Medical Center - Occupational Health ServicesProvides preventive medicine and management of illness, injury or disability in the workplace. Services include: Drug & Alcohol Screens Education & Safety Services Ergonomics and Job Site Assessments Functional Capacity Evaluations Hand Therapy Job Site Healthcare & Education Physical Capability Testing Physical Examinations Respirator Fit Testing Respirator Medical Clearance Travel Medicine Vision & Hearing Testing Work Injury Care X-ray & Lab ServicesMontgomeryPottstown Memorial Medical Center - Montgomery; PottstownPottstown Memorial Medical Center
    Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA)An organization of families and professionals working together to promote and fund research, provide education and offer support to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA)Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA)
    Retinoblastoma InternationalSupporting education, clinical care, research, early diagnosis and awareness of retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma InternationalRetinoblastoma International
    Rx Outreach.comIt is a patient assistance program that provides more than 50 prescription medicines (generic) to help treat ongoing health problems like diabetes,high blood pressure & depression at reduced cost to people who have incomes below 250% of the federal poverty level.PO Box 66536, Saint Louis MO (Rx Outreach.com)Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services
    Sacred Heart HospitalCatholic medical center offers a wide range of services including emergency services, cancer care, weight loss surgery, imaging services, and wound care. Specialized programs include two behavioral health inpatient units, the Adult Psychiatric Unit for adults, age 18-54, and the Older Adult Behavioral Medicine Center for adults, age 55 and over. The hospital also offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for adults recovering from illness, injury or surgical amputation. LehighSacred Heart HospitalSacred Heart Health Care System
    Scoliosis AssociationA support and information organization open to all. Provides information about treating scoliosis, helps fund research on spine problems and helps those diagnosed with the disease connect with others through support groups, conferences and publications.Scoliosis AssociationScoliosis Association
    Sickle Cell Disease Association of AmericaSCDAA and its member organizations engage in research, build awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and related conditions, provide services such as genetic testing and counseling and offer psychosocial support for individuals and families impacted by SCD. SCDAA is National Coordinating and Evaluation Center (NCEC) for the Sickle Cell Disease and Newborn Screening Program. SCDAA also sponsors scholarships for people affected by SCD or who are interested in a career in SCD treatment and research. Sickle Cell Disease Association of AmericaSickle Cell Disease Association of America
    Sjögren's Syndrome FoundationDedicated to providing the most up-to-date information about Sjogren's syndrome to patients and healthcare providers. Sjögren's Syndrome FoundationSjögren's Syndrome Foundation
    Spina Bifida Association of Western PABluePrints offers children with spina bifida and other related disabilities the opportunity to develop social, motor, sensory and cognitive skills by interacting with peers in a fun and stimulating environment in a play group for children ages two - five years. The program is provides a place where parents and children can interact in a play/support group setting under the careful supervision of a professional. The Gatehouse Program provides a structured, safe and supportive environment for individuals to successfully make the transition into adult life. Following high school graduation, young adults live at the Gatehouse while receiving vocational, educational, life skills and wellness training. The summer developmental camping program provides a traditional camp experience for individuals with spina bifida and related disabilities. The program combines traditional camp fun with skill development in a barrier-free atmosphere regardless of disability. The STRIVE (Skills Training and Rehabilitation for Individual Vocational Enhancement) Program assists individuals with spina bifida and other related disabilities in developing the coping and problem solving skills that will allow them to acquire and maintain employment. Serving individuals in the northern region of Allegheny County, the program provides participants with the training needed to understand their physical and cognitive strengths and weaknesses. It teaches them to develop realistic and appropriate career goals and to have an understanding of how to develop compensatory strategies in employment and community-based settings. The skills learned through STRIVE enable individuals to be more independent in career exploration, job seeking and maintaining competitive employment. The Family School Partnership emphasizes collaboration between parents and families to successfully educate the child with spina bifida. Equips parents with the information they need to advocate for the diverse needs of their child. The program serves families and school district personnel from preschool through graduation. The Adult Community Services Program supports individuals who have completed the Gatehouse program and individuals with spina bifida or other related disabilities who are living out in the community. The program also helps adults with spina bifida locate housing in the community of their choice. One option in the North Hills is the Villa, a housing complex directly supported by the SBAWP. Villa residents receive staff support in managing their own apartments while they continue to work on their educational and vocational goals. The SBAWP Wellness Program was designed specifically to support young adults with spina bifida and other related disabilities with a proactive and holistic service aimed at maintaining their health and wellness. Through coordinated and preventative care, SBAWP Wellness Coordinators help individuals manage the cognitive, physical and emotional aspects of their disability within the health care system. They work collaboratively with individuals, health care professionals, family members, caregivers and service providers on a weekly basis to ensure an exceptional level of care. AlleghenySpina Bifida Association of Western PASpina Bifida Association of Western PA
    St. Clair Hospital - Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Support GroupFamily and Friends of persons affected by Alzheimer's. Support groups generally meet the first Tuesday of each month. Please call in advance for information.AlleghenySt. Clair HospitalSt. Clair Hospital
    Susan G. Komen for the CureKomen for the Cure disseminates information on breast cancer prevention and treatment, implements community health programs to ensure care for underserved women and raises funds for breast cancer research through events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series. Philadelphia Affiliate The Sheridan Building 125 South Ninth Street, Suite 202 Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-8900 215-238-1419 Fax info@komenphiladelphia.orgSusan G. Komen for the CureSusan G. Komen for the Cure
    TeenAIDS - PeerCorpsCommitted to saving young teenage lives by providing the best and most extensive website on the internet to educate young people and curb the spread of HIV.TeenAIDS - PeerCorpsTeenAIDS - PeerCorps
    TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive BehaviorsImproving the lives of people suffering with trichotillomania (hair pulling), skin picking and related body-focused repetitive disorders. TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive BehaviorsTLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
    To Our Children's Future with Health - Safe HavenProvides HIV related services targeted to teens 13-18 in the areas of counseling, basic information, and referrals. Also provides a structured program using the "Be Proud! Be Responsible!" HIV prevention curriculum.PhiladelphiaTo Our Children's Future with Health - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaTo Our Children's Future with Health
    TreatMesotheliomaGuides mesothelioma patients and all who are suffering from asbestos related cancers toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that will improve their lives and everyone around them.TreatMesotheliomaTreatMesothelioma
    Turner Syndrome Society of the United StatesSupport for persons touched by Turner syndrome. Turner Syndrome is caused by complete or partial absence of the second sex chromosome. Turner Syndrome Society of the United StatesTurner Syndrome Society of the United States
    United Ostomy Associations of AmericaA national network for bowel and urinary diversion support groups in the United States. United Ostomy Associations of AmericaUnited Ostomy Associations of America
    UPMC Susquehanna - Diabetes ServicesHelp people with diabetes live active and fulfilling lives, and to understand the crucial relationship between nutrition and good health. Services include:
    • Individualized meal planning
    • Medication counseling
    • Exercise recommendations
    • Education and instruction on: home glucose monitoring; preventing eye, kidney, and foot complications; recognizing and treating low blood sugar reactions; nutrition for obesity and related disorders; diabetes and pregnancy; and lifestyle changes
    • Nutrition counseling with a registered dietician
    • Medical nutrition therapy with a registered dietician
    LycomingUPMC Susquehanna - Diabetes and Nutrition Care CenterUPMC Susquehanna
    Urology Care FoundationInformation and research on diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Urology Care FoundationUrology Care Foundation
    Ursuline Support Services - Stroke Survivor ConnectionEngages in physical and mental activities and counseling to support patients and their families recuperating from stroke.AlleghenyUrsuline Support ServicesUrsuline Support Services
    Vasculitis CenterProvides patients and family members with practical information and coping strategies to live successfully with vasculitis.AlleghenyVasculitis CenterVasculitis Center
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Dementia Caregiver Support ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System,s Dementia Caregiver Support Program is and innovative model of a patient-centered alternative to institutional extended care. This program utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach involving a registered nurse, social worker, and psychologist. Team members utilize Telehealth technology, phone interventions, and a caregiver telephone support groups monitor and provide interventions or caregivers. The primary goal of this program is to reduce caregiver burden and stress, provide caregiver education and resource identification, and improve overall quality of life for both caregivers and veterans. AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Spinal Cord Injury and Disease ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Spinal Cord Injury and Disease (SCI/D) Clinic provides coordinated, interdisciplinary health care to veterans who meet VA's criteria for spinal cord injury/disorders. The mission is to support and maintain the health, independence, quality of life, and productivity of veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders throughout their lives. These objectives are accomplished through rehabilitation, sustaining medical and surgical care, psychological support, patient education, and family caregiver support. VA has the largest single network of SCI/D care in the nation. VA services are delivered through a “hub and spoke” system of care, extending from regional SCI/D centers offering primary care by multidisciplinary teams (hubs) to the SCI/D primary care teams (spokes) at local VA medical centers. The VA Pittsburgh SCI Primary Care Clinic is a spoke clinic operating under the clinical supervision of the Cleveland VA SCI Center. The Pittsburgh SCI/D Clinic provides comprehensive annual evaluations that focus on the management of long-term complications of spinal cord injuries in addition to specialized prevention and medical treatment. The VA Pittsburgh SCI multidisciplinary team is comprised of the SCI primary care physician, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, a clinic coordinator/ social worker, a clinical nurse specialist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a healthcare technician and a psychologist. The clinic is located at the Heinz campus and operates On Mondays and Wednesdays. The SCl/D Primary Clinic has an established relationship with the local chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, Victor J. Saracini Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Montgomery County)The Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Horsham, PA provides primary care services for Veterans in Montgomery County, PA and surrounding areas by highly qualified primary care providers, with specialty care referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. It also provides behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as QuitSmart Smoking Cessation. Speciality Clinics operating at this location include Podiatry and Social Work, as well as blood drawing services. The clinic is handicapped accessible providing full and easy access for all Veterans. MontgomeryVeterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
    Wounded Warrior Project, PittsburghWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    AlleghenyWounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
    YMCA of Greater Erie - Eastside Family Branch - Chronic Disease PreventionThrough our new Healthy Living Center located within the Eastside Family Y, offer classes and programs for those dealing with chronic disease, fall prevention, blood pressure self-monitoring, and Alzheimer’s support. Diabetes Prevention Program – a 10-month evidence-based behavior change program aimed at reducing your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Program led in a small group setting facilitated by a certified coach. As a participant in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you will take 26 classes over the course of a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being. Participants also receive a 6-month membership to the Y. Blood Pressure Self -Monitoring - One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure. Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring is one part of Y-USA’s suite of evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs. Moving for Better Balance - In the United States, falls related injuries are major public health concerns for individuals over 65 as well as those living with chronic conditions such as heart disease. Moving for Better Balance is a 12-week evidence-based group exercise program, based on the principles of Tai Chi, is led by a qualified instructor and teaches eight movements modified especially for falls prevention. The program works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities. The program works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities. Participation in the program may also result in better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition, and increased self-esteem. Alzheimer’s Support Flex & Reflect – small group program aims to keep patients and their caregivers socially engaged, cognitively challenged, and physically active. The program incorporates games, art, puzzles, fellowship and activities to increase blood flow to the heart and brain. These activities can preserve memory and slow progress of the disease. ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Eastside Family BranchYMCA of Greater Erie

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