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Programs that provide alternative living arrangements for children who have no birth family or whose family environment is abusive; facilitate the settlement of new residents in the community; marshal community resources on behalf of disadvantaged residents during the holidays; or offer other services that augment and expand the protection, supervision, care and support that are provided through the primary family unit, or that enhance the recipient's mobility or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Congreso de Latinos Unidos - Community Support ServicesCommunity Social Services is designed to help address community members’ short-term and long-term needs through helping them attain public benefits (e.g. income, rent, utility, and food stamps). Completing applications for UESF,TAP,LIHEAP,CAP.PhiladelphiaCongreso de Latinos Unidos - Philadelphia; West KensingtonCongreso de Latinos Unidos
Cumberland/Perry Nurse-Family PartnershipThe Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women having their first baby. A nurse will provide weekly or bi-weekly home visitation services throughout the pregnancy and will continue until the baby is two years old. The nurse can assist with the mother's specific needs, like helping her to understand her health and her baby's health, making the home a safe place, involving family and friends, and receiving information on community services.CumberlandSadler Health Center CorporationSadler Health Center Corporation
Families Forward Philadelphia - Family ShelterOffers 75 private rooms for each families in need of emergency shelter.PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia
Family Finding Program-Family Service Association of Northeastern PAFSA NEPA, with the support of Luzerne County Children & Youth Services and as mandated by county judicual proceedings, has implemented a process known as Family Finding (FF). FF is a service for children who are unable to live with their legal/biological parents. Services recognize the role of families and their traditional power to best understand how to care for its own members by utilizing community support resources and service providers to collaboratively plan for permanent family connectedness in the absense of legal/biological parents. It respectfully offers other members of a child's family the opportunity to come together as the best possible people to make decisions on keeping their children safe.LuzerneClinical and Casework ProgrammingFamily Service Association of Northeastern PA
Family Support Program - Catherine McAuley CenterDesigned to help women and children overcome the trauma of homelessness as they move toward self-sufficiency. Provides assistance to homeless or near homeless people who contact the center for supportive or emergency services. Provides assistance with food, diapers, and personal items. Information is provided regarding emergency shelters, tutoring, housing counseling, and linkages to community services. All services are provided free of charge.LackawannaCatherine McAuley CenterCatherine McAuley Center
JEVS Human Services - Center for New AmericansServices include: -vocational English Language Training (VELT) classes; -acculturation workshops; -case management services; -interviewing, résumé writing, workforce foundation skills, and job readiness and retention workshops; -computer literacy classes; -job placement assistance and follow-up; -youth program assisting 16- and 17-year olds find part-time work during the school year, or full-time summer employmentPhiladelphiaJEVS Human Services Headquarters - Philadelphia; RittenhouseJEVS Human Services
Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS) - West Philadelphia Senior In-Home SupportProvides support services to help prevent or postpone further decline, promote independence, and help the individual regain control. Clients receive various in-home services, along with personalized counseling and assistance to access benefits and entitlements. In addition to case management supports, the program also offers Home-Delivered Meals, Transportation, Senior Companions, Minor Home Repairs, Help Accessing Benefits, and Adaptive Equipment as necessary.PhiladelphiaLiberty Lutheran - Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS)Liberty Lutheran
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Case Management Services - NorristownChildren and Youth staff provide direct casework services to children and families dealing with issues of child abuse and neglect, along with the purchase, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of services for families in need of support.MontgomeryMontgomery County Offices - Montgomery County Mental and Behavioral Health Offices - AbingtonMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Case Management Services - PottstownChildren and Youth staff provide direct casework services to children and families dealing with issues of child abuse and neglect, along with the purchase, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of services for families in need of support.MontgomeryWestern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Case Management Services - Willow GroveChildren and Youth staff provide direct casework services to children and families dealing with issues of child abuse and neglect, along with the purchase, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of services for families in need of support.MontgomeryEastern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)family-based servicesDauphinHempfield Behavioral Health Inc, HarrisburgHempfield Behavioral Health Inc
Norristown State Hospital - Social WorkEach patient has an assigned Social Worker, who compiles a psychosocial assessment of the individual and assists him or her in resolving situational needs that arise. The Social Worker collaborates with the treatment team to develop a treatment and discharge plan, and if needed, helps each patient apply for benefits. The Social Worker is the liaison between the hospital, community and families.MontgomeryNorristown State Hospital - Montgomery; NorristownNorristown State Hospital
North City Congress - In-Home Support ProgramProvides short-term assistance and on-going basic support for older adults 60+ who may need a little extra help to continue to live in their home independently. Services may include: - Assistance with applying for benefits and entitlements - Housing and utility advocacy - Adaptive equipment - Minor home repairs - Home delivered meals - Companionship - Transportation to medical appointmentsPhiladelphiaNorth City Congress - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaNorth City Congress
Office of Supportive Housing - Roosevelt Darby Center - Intake/Assessment for Single MenProvides centralized intake services for homeless men. Individuals are placed in appropriate emergency housing, boarding homes, or alternative housing. Other services provided as needed.PhiladelphiaRoosevelt Darby CenterOffice of Homeless Services
PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Wilkes-Barre OfficeProvides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. Provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Services include: -Diagnostic Services -Vocational Evaluation -Counseling -Training -Restoration Services -Placement Assistance -Assistive Technology -Support ServicesLuzernePA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Wilkes Barre OfficePA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Central Office
PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Williamsport OfficeProvides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. Provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Services include: -Diagnostic Services -Vocational Evaluation -Counseling -Training -Restoration Services -Placement Assistance -Assistive Technology -Support ServicesLycomingPA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Williamsport OfficePA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Central Office
Patient ServicesPatient Financial Aid Program-Through the Patient Financial Aid Program, LLS is able to provide a limited amount of financial aid to help patients with significant financial need and who are under a doctors care for a blood cancer diagnosis. Family Support Groups-All patients, family members and friends affected by a blood cancer are invited to attend our support groups. Facilitated by oncology healthcare professionals, the groups provide information and support and encourage communication. First Connection-This "peer-to-peer" telephone support program links patients and their family members with a trained peer volunteer who has successfully met the challenges of leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. The First Connection Program brings patients and their families the opportunity to share experiences with someone who has "been through it" and obtain valuable information on LLS and community resources available. The Trish Green Back to School Program for Children with Cancer-Materials, videos and other printed inventory are available to increase communication among healthcare professionals, parents, young patients and school personnel to assure a smooth transition from active treatment back to the classroom. Patient and Healthcare Professional Education Programs-The LLS collaborates with other healthcare organizations to offer educational programs on the latest disease, treatment and coping information. These programs attempt to simplify the ever-expanding array of information and support now available to patients. Teleconferences and Webcasts-Are offered through the LLS and are accessible via our web site: www.lls.org Information and Resources-Information and resources to assist you and your family can be obtained for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter office. Disease and treatment specific literature and fact sheets are also available free of charge.DauphinLeukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Potter's House Mission - Transitional HousingOffers transitional housing and supportive services to individuals and families. Facilitates movement to permanent housing eventually within 18 months.PhiladelphiaPotter's House Mission - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaPotter's House Mission
Second City Church Mercy MinistryServices are structured around an accountability team which will plan with the individual or family a holistic approach to coping with their physical, relational, financial, social, educational, economic, and discipleship needs for a more permanent solution to particular short-term and long-term difficulties and needs. Initially starts with weekly meetings and must be willing to commit to learning.DauphinSecond City ChurchSecond City Church
Training & Technical Assistance Prog for Child Care ProviderProvides a training and technical assistance service to infant/toddler and preschool caregivers who care for children in child care programs.DauphinPenn State Capital Area Early Childhood TrainingPenn State Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute
Word of Deliverance Fellowship Ministries - Open Hand Transitional Housing ProgramOffers transitional housing for 6 months in faith-based facility.PhiladelphiaWord of Deliverance Fellowship - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaWord of Deliverance Fellowship Ministries

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