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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    AchieveAbility - Family Self Sufficiency ProgramACHIEVEability provides comprehensive social and supportive services. Families develop an individualized family goal plan with a self-sufficiency coach. The plan is the beginning of the family's participation in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The coach and family meet every three months to reflect on the family's progress. The family and the self-sufficiency coach collaborate over the course of the family's stay to help ensure that the family is meeting its goals and progressing towards self-sufficiency. Family goal plans help identifying goals in the areas of : - Child Care - Education - Employment - Finances - Home Management - Parenting - Personal Development - Physical And Mental Health Services - Recovery from substance abusePhiladelphiaAchieveAbilityAchieveAbility
    ACLAMO Family Centers - Social ServicesDescription: Provides information and referrals to people with language and cultural barriers, connecting clients with needed community resources plus translation/interpretation to help overcome those barriersMontgomeryACLAMO Family Centers - Montgomery; NorristownACLAMO Family Centers
    ACLAMO Family Centers - Social Services - PottstownDescription: Provides information and referrals to people with language and cultural barriers, connecting clients with needed community resources plus translation/interpretation to help overcome those barriersMontgomeryACLAMO PottstownACLAMO Family Centers
    American Red Cross - International Social ServicesAmerican Red Cross helps families separated internationally when: * Location of families that have been separated internationally as a result of war, disaster, migration or other humanitarian emergency. * Families have tried normal channels of communicating first and unsuccessfulWashingtonGreene and Washington County OfficesAmerican Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter
    Bryn Mawr Terrace - Social ServicesSocial Services: A member of our social services staff meets with each resident and conducts a social history and assessment upon admission. When short-term residents are ready to return home, social services staff helps residents determine the best options for a safe discharge. This includes reliance on home health care, durable medical equipment, community services, and support groups. Social services staff assesses the psychosocial needs of each long-term resident and visits for socialization and emotional support. The social services staff also acts as a liaison for community services that might be required for residents. All residents are invited to care conferences facilitated by the social services staff where the resident’s progress and plan of care are discussed.DelawareBryn Mawr Terrace - Delaware; Bryn MawrBryn Mawr Terrace
    Catholic Social Services - Delaware CountyPrograms and services include: - Food pantry; - Pregnancy preparation classes; - Supportive services for the homeless; - MA/CHIP application assistance; - Parenting cafe; - Coffee club In addition to the usual range of core services (including services to the Latino population through bi-lingual staff), the Family Service Center in Chester has contracts through which services are provided to the community. These contracts are with the Office of Adult Services/Delaware County, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The programs funded focus on persons with AIDS who are in need of housing and programs to provide counseling and case management services to homeless individuals and families. DelawareCatholic Social Services - Delaware CountyCatholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
    Cerebral Palsy Association - Community Social ServicesCSS provides information, social work services, and general support that empower individuals with disabilities to live full lives in the community. CSS is a regional lending library for P.I.A.T (Pennsylvania Institute for Assistive Technology). CSS also provides client assistance grants once a year taking requests for certain disability items from Chester County residents with physical disabilities The program includes: - Disability Advocacy - Disability related Information & Referral - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Counseling - Speakers educating interested groups and organizations in the community - Computers, free of charge, for clients to access e-mail and the Internet.Chester*Main Site (The Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County)Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County
    Community Learning Center - Support Services Program (SSP)The Support Services Program (SSP) provides life skills and job readiness lessons, counsels students, helps students develop action plans to achieve their goals, and refers students to local social service agencies for supplementary services, as needed. The support of the SSP is instrumental in helping many of our learners complete the Education Program and reach their goals.PhiladelphiaCommunity Learning Center at Suburban Station CareerLinkCommunity Learning Center
    Diversified Community Services - Mamie Nichols CenterCommunity Services: The center brings in free valuable resources to community residents that include: - Tax preparation for the Earned Income Tax Credit - Volunteer-led computer classes using the center's state-of-the art computer labs - Meeting space for the local business association and other community groups Employment Training: Green Jobs Training Initiative provides an intense job readiness program for qualified adults to gain employment in the clean energy sector. This is a collaborative effort involving the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, the Federation of Neighborhood Centers and the Sustainable Business Network. Youth Services: The center is home to a music studio where young people have the opportunity to produce their own CDs and learn about industry careers in music and performing arts. An adjacent lot has been transformed into a vegetable garden tended by local teenagers in partnership with the Federation of Neighborhood Centers' Teens4 Good project.PhiladelphiaDiversified Community Services, Inc. - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaDiversified Community Services
    Greater Philadelphia Asian Social ServicesOffers housing counseling, emergency energy assistance, food banks, language services, and substance abuse management to individuals of Asian heritage.PhiladelphiaGreater Philadelphia Asian Social Services - Philadelphia; OlneyGreater Philadelphia Asian Social Services
    Interagency Council of Norristown - Membership ServicesNetworking meetings, professional development workshops, newsletters, access to current, comprehensive guide books/pamphlets listing area human services, linkages to human services and other collaborative services, and access to media opportunities through local community access channel.MontgomeryInteragency Council of Norristown - Montgomery; NorristownInteragency Council of Norristown
    KIPP Philadelphia Schools - Baltimore AvenuePrograms and services available include: - More Time In School - Second Language Instruction - Instruction In The Arts (e.g., art, music, drama) - Athletics - Advanced Placement Instruction (for high school students) - College Counseling (through KIPP Through College Program) - Saturday School - School During The Summer - A Vast Array of Field Trips (to colleges, museums, arts venues, camping, and other states) - Social ServicesPhiladelphiaKIPP Philadelphia Charter School West Philadelphia Elementary - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaKIPP Philadelphia Schools
    KIPP Philadelphia Schools - North Broad StreetPrograms and services available include: - More Time In School - Second Language Instruction - Instruction In The Arts (e.g., art, music, drama) - Athletics - Advanced Placement Instruction (for high school students) - College Counseling (through KIPP Through College Program) - Saturday School - School During The Summer - A Vast Array of Field Trips (to colleges, museums, arts venues, camping, and other states) - Social ServicesPhiladelphiaKIPP Philadelphia Charter SchoolKIPP Philadelphia Schools
    KIPP Philadelphia Schools - Parkside AvenuePrograms and services available include: - More Time In School - Second Language Instruction - Instruction In The Arts (e.g., art, music, drama) - Athletics - Advanced Placement Instruction (for high school students) - College Counseling (through KIPP Through College Program) - Saturday School - School During The Summer - A Vast Array of Field Trips (to colleges, museums, arts venues, camping, and other states) - Social ServicesPhiladelphiaKIPP DuBois Collegiate AcademyKIPP Philadelphia Schools
    KIPP Philadelphia Schools - West Westmoreland StreetPrograms and services available include: - More Time In School - Second Language Instruction - Instruction In The Arts (e.g., art, music, drama) - Athletics - Advanced Placement Instruction (for high school students) - College Counseling (through KIPP Through College Program) - Saturday School - School During The Summer - A Vast Array of Field Trips (to colleges, museums, arts venues, camping, and other states) - Social ServicesPhiladelphiaKIPP Philadelphia Elementary AcademyKIPP Philadelphia Schools
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Social ServicesComprehensive, direct social service support by professional staff with expertise in sight loss. Services include home visitation and case management, information about available services, assessment, referrals, home management assistance and counseling. Our social service team will guide you in learning about getting the help needed.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    New Vision Youth and Community Center - Youth ServicesTo provide social services for Asian-American youth and their family. To assist families in crisis through intervention and counseling. To establish community based social service programs that will improve the quality of life for inner city youth. MontgomeryNew Vision Youth and Community Center - Montgomery; GlensideNew Vision Youth and Community Center
    Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation - Social ServicesThe goal of the social services programs is to bridge the language and cultural barriers that many Korean immigrants face in dealing with mainstream institutions and systems. Jaisohn Center's bilingual case manager provides information and referral, translation/interpretation, client advocacy, case by case management on Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and family counseling. Our many partnerships with mainstream social service agencies, local hospitals and city, state, and federal offices have made accessible valuable resources to the Korean American community.PhiladelphiaPHILIP JAISOHN MEMORIAL CENTER - Philadelphia; East Oak LanePhilip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation
    Saint Joseph Villa - Social Services - Montgomery; FlourtownThe Social Workers assist residents and their families in adapting to the Villa. The emotional aspects of the resident’s illness, the treatment and plan of care, along with discharge planning are discussed with the resident and family. The Social Workers also facilitate details of a resident’s return home or transfer to another facility when such movements are appropriate.MontgomerySaint Joseph Villa - Montgomery; FlourtownSaint Joseph Villa
    Saint Mary Manor - Health Care CenterThe Health Care Center at St. Mary Manor offers short term rehabilitative stays as well as long term care in an attractive, home-like environment. Our dedicated team of licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants and therapists take pride in the excellent care they provide. Staff members are committed to helping each resident reach their highest level of independence and activity while enhancing their quality of life and preserving their dignity. Services and amenities include: 24 hour professional nursing care Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies Individualized Care Plans Semi-private and private rooms Community or family-style dining options Therapeutic diets supervised by a Dietitian Pastoral Care Program including daily Mass Social Services Recreational Therapy Respite care Hospice and comfort care services available Medicare and Medicaid certifiedMontgomerySaint Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare - Montgomery; LansdaleSaint Mary Manor
    Springfield Township School District - Social ServicesThe School District of Springfield Township employs a full time social worker to assist families in obtaining services outside of school for their children in grades K-12. Below are just a few of the many things our social worker can help your family access: - Family Based Services - Wraparound Services - Individual, group and family therapy - Parenting groups - Drug and alcohol counseling - Services for children with autistic spectrum disorders - Psychiatric evaluations - Medical assistance - CHIP - Homelessness information - Developmental Pediatricians Does your Special Education student qualify for additional insurance coverage? - Information about Medical Assistance: - Medical Assistance (MA) offers the broadest range of medical and mental health coverage for persons under 21 of any insurance plan. Services rarely covered by employer provided insurances such as wraparound services, prescriptions, transportation to and from medical appointments and physical, speech, and occupational therapy without annual or lifetime caps are available. MA can be a child's primary or supplemental insurance. - Many children who are eligible for special education are also eligible for MA, regardless of their parents' income. The final determination of eligibility is made by the Montgomery Count Assistance Office. - Additionally, if your child qualifies for MA, with your permission the School District of Springfield Township can receive federal funding for a number of the health-related services that your child receives in school. This will NOT interfere with your child's access to services outside of school.MontgomerySpringfield Township School District - Montgomery; Springfield TownshipSpringfield Township School District
    St. John's Hospice - Day ServicesDay Services offers a variety of services to adult males in need. Services available include: - Meal Feeding Program (12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday except the 2nd Tuesday of each month) - Medical Nurse (8:30 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday and Friday) - Day Service Case Manager (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday) - Hall Mercer Mental Health Services (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Monday and Wednesday)PhiladelphiaSt. John's Hospice - Philadelphia; ChinatownSt. John's Hospice
    The Claneil FoundationThe Claneil Foundation is a private foundation that seeks to improve the health of families and communities through advancements in health and human services, a sustainable food system, education and the protection of the environment. The Foundation provides general operating and program support grants locally, and awards seed funding to emerging projects and organizations that have the potential for significant impact in the Philadelphia region as well as other geographic areas.MontgomeryClaneil Foundation - Montgomery; Plymouth MeetingClaneil Foundation
    T.R.U.S.T - HOPE For the Hurting - Ex-offenders ReConnect & Referral NetworkAssist ex-offenders and family members in reconnecting or connecting with the resources that are available. Assist in enrollment to social servicesMontgomery*Main Site (T.R.U.S.T - HOPE For the Hurting)T.R.U.S.T - HOPE For the Hurting
    WES HorizonsIn their quest to live productive and healthy lives, today’s children and adolescents encounter a constant barrage of challenges. To help overcome them, WES Horizons offers a continuum of outpatient services that detects emotional and educational difficulties, including Human Service, Behavioral Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse. By planning and implementing programs that take the unique needs of each child, adolescent, and family into account, WES Horizons empowers those who participate. WES Horizons is part of Pennsylvania’s largest African American managed behavioral health provider, WES Health System, an organization that has now expanded into additional metropolitan markets and offers fully accredited programs that impact more than 30,000 patients. WES Horizons’ continuum of services is designed to be implemented in the home, school, and community environments. The group of professionals involved in creating solutions is comprised of a diverse, highly accomplished and well-educated staff of approximately 600 health care professionals that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and therapists. Their associated services cover a broad range—from helping children and adolescents with special physical and emotional needs to empowering the entire family to contribute to a child’s well-being. WES Horizons’ commitment to compassionately delivering high-quality health and social services while responsively meeting the needs of culturally diverse communities translates into a single devotion: to helping every child and adolescent attain his or her full emotional, intellectual, and physical potential.MontgomeryWES Health Center/Horizons (WES Health System)WES Health System
    WES HorizonsIn their quest to live productive and healthy lives, today’s children and adolescents encounter a constant barrage of challenges. To help overcome them, WES Horizons offers a continuum of outpatient services that detects emotional and educational difficulties, including Human Service, Behavioral Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse. By planning and implementing programs that take the unique needs of each child, adolescent, and family into account, WES Horizons empowers those who participate. WES Horizons is part of Pennsylvania’s largest African American managed behavioral health provider, WES Health System, an organization that has now expanded into additional metropolitan markets and offers fully accredited programs that impact more than 30,000 patients. WES Horizons’ continuum of services is designed to be implemented in the home, school, and community environments. The group of professionals involved in creating solutions is comprised of a diverse, highly accomplished and well-educated staff of approximately 600 health care professionals that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and therapists. Their associated services cover a broad range—from helping children and adolescents with special physical and emotional needs to empowering the entire family to contribute to a child’s well-being. WES Horizons’ commitment to compassionately delivering high-quality health and social services while responsively meeting the needs of culturally diverse communities translates into a single devotion: to helping every child and adolescent attain his or her full emotional, intellectual, and physical potential.MontgomeryWES Health System Health Center/WESWay Wellness/A&E (WES Health System)WES Health System

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