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Programs that provide assistance for people who want to enhance their lives and achieve their potential as individuals through analysis of life goals, evaluation of lifestyles and relationships, elimination of unnecessary stress and modification of behavior and attitudes to facilitate achievement of personal objectives.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Bartko FoundationThe Bartko Foundation is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to invest in the self-sufficiency of single minority mothers. A social worker must submit the application on behalf of the mother. The application may be downloaded from the web site.AlleghenyBartko FoundationBartko Foundation
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh - Pregnancy and Parenting Support ServicesCatholic Charities offers support and assistance to expectant and new parents up to two years postpartum, including pregnancy tests, parenting education, guidance, and infant care essentials.AlleghenyPregnancy and Parenting Support ServicesCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Centro Hispano Daniel Torres - Early Childhood Education and Parental Engagement InitiativesNationally recognized program to target low-income Spanish-speaking families. Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is endorsed by the Families in Schools, whose mission is to involve parents and communities in their children's education in order to achieve life-long success, through leadership skills and cultural values. BerksCentro Hispano Daniel TorresCentro Hispano Daniel Torres
Character and Leadership Development Boys and Girls Club of NEPALeadership Program is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program. The goal of the program is to help boys and girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationship.LackawannaBoys and Girls Club of NEPABoys and Girls Club of NEPA
Daemion Counseling Center - Individual CounselingDesigned for individuals who are working toward understanding themselves more fully and creating positive change in their lives. Through individual counseling, people can talk confidentially with an objective professional to gain insight and find solutions for problems in their lives. Who Is It For? -People seeking personal growth and enrichment. -People dissatisfied with their life choices. -People suffering from depression and/or anxiety. -People dealing with loss and/or trauma. -People facing major life adjustments. What Is Involved? Individual counseling is designed to help people gain the tools necessary to make decisions that will enhance their lives. People suffering from conflict, depression, anxiety, or loneliness will learn to identify their feelings and explore ways to understand and deal with negative emotions. How Does Individual Counseling Work? -Discuss present problems or goals. -Determine past coping skills. -Learn tools and techniques for change. -Explore current life-style and feelings. -Assess personal resources. -Examine patterns of relating to others. -Develop necessary strategies to achieve goals. -Implement new behaviors, decisions, and choices. Chester*Main Site (Daemion Counseling Center)Daemion Counseling Center
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)Preventive education and training in parenting skills, stress management, child abuse; assistance for those using military counseling services such as abused women shelters, preventive services, community education, community resources, and services for children and families.CumberlandArmy Community Service Carlisle BarracksArmy Community Service Carlisle Barracks
Joshua Achievement Center - Rehabilitation CenterOffers mentoring, life skills training, education, job placement, drug and alcohol recovery, housing, transitional living facilities and spiritual revitalization.PhiladelphiaJoshua Achievement Center - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaJoshua Achievement Center
Leadership York, Community Leadership ProgramsBoard Development-Training for non-profit agency executive directors and their governing board of directors. Executive Connections-A community education course for CEOs, vice presidents, and managers who are new to the area or new to their leadership role and looking to expand their connection to the community. The program connects participants with York County’s key leaders, services, and culture. We offer discounted rates for spouses/partners. Runs March through May (five sessions). Future Leaders of York- High school sophomores and juniors learn to become lifelong, responsible, active participants in their hometown community. Runs September through May. Leadership for Diverse Schools- Designed for educators and staff. Educators learn to interact more effectively with diverse populations of students, parents, and colleagues. Leadership Training Program-A nine-month, experiential course on York County history and community issues. Participants fine-tune their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge, and receive guidance in choosing and applying for a board, elected, or appointed position. Provides access to additional opportunities for partnerships and new business relationships. Runs September through May. Mentorship York- Consider this program when you are at a critical point in your career and recognize the value of working with an established leader. A program that matches emerging leaders one-on-one with other, seasoned community leaders.YorkLeadership YorkLeadership York
Mercy Center for Women - Women of GraceThe Women of Grace program allows for the women to come together. The program is designed to bring together the women of Mercy Center in a learning and reflective mission. The course will embrace the self-esteem component of our mission statement.ErieMercy Center for WomenMercy Center for Women
New Directions - Mood Watch ProgramMood Watch Program is a 6-month goal-setting program that puts people to work or have them do volunteer work. The program is geared in particular for people with "unemployment inertia" or "unemployment depression." Mood Watch Program makes use of the important concept of "reality checking." This is a key therapeutic tool which ensures that each participant is maintaining objectivity about the outside world. Programs available include: - Setting Weekly Goals - Reporting on Established Goals (successes, hindrances) - Receiving Group Feedback and Suggestions - Receiving Insights into Performance - Obtaining Energy and Positive Feedback (to pursue further goals)MontgomeryPO Box 181 Hatboro PANew Directions
New Foundations Charter School - Community C.A.R.E.S. Learning CenterMission: The Community CARES Learning Center aims to be a center of community involvement that addresses serious issues facing the community’s families. The mission of this Center is to provide youth, adults, families, and community members with the resources and programs they need to enjoy a healthy life through innovative fitness, health, education, art, literacy, and family life initiatives. This Center represents a partnership between First Philadelphia Charter School for Literacy (Frankford Valley Site) and New Foundations Charter School (Holmesburg Site). This Center will strive to be a place of learning, enrichment, and growth through Collaboration, Arts, Recreation, Education, and Service with curriculum available to every member of the community. Description: Collaborating together to build this new learning center, programs are available to the entire community at both NFCS, located at Torresdale Avenue and Rhawn Street, and First Philadelphia, located at Church and Tacony Streets. Both sites have after school programs for kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, NFCS offers a variety of programs for elementary through high school students that focus on arts, fitness, technology, service, and healthy lifestyles, as well as workshops, activities, and service opportunities for families. NFCS also holds 1-on-1 tutoring and preparatory classes for the Terra Nova, PSAT, and SAT standardized tests.PhiladelphiaNew Foundations Charter School - Philadelphia; TaconyNew Foundations Charter School
Project HOME - Personal Recovery ServicesProvides services that are commonly known as psychiatric rehabilitation services, which is an evidence-based practice. PRS is a mobile team that works with people in the areas of living, learning, working and socializing. The PRS team helps individuals identify goals, learn and practice skills, and build supports. PRS is person centered, strength-based, and aimed at empowering individuals to accomplish their self-identified goals.PhiladelphiaProject HOME - Philadelphia; FairmountProject HOME
Roads to Freedom - Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesThe Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, offers:
  • Resources/training related to language translation, housing, income benefits, mobility/transportation, education, communication, assistive technology, advocacy, budgeting, household management, mentoring, and socialization/recreation geared toward persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Sign Language Instruction
  • Assistance with obtaining an Interpreter/Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
  • Instruction of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual
  • Public awareness/sensitivity training regarding persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Information about Videophones/Video Relay Interpreting Services and resources on how to go about getting a videophone
  • Assistance with getting equipment via the TDDP such as a TTY, CapTel, amplified telephone, etc.
A New Start program through Roads to Freedom, an Assistive Technology reuse/recycle program, may be able to provide donated equipment.
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps - Bridging the GapLife skills program for area youth. Topics covered during the 20 hour program include self-esteem, drug and alcohol education & prevention,money management, the employment process, banking, anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, community resources, STD/STI education, decision making. Also offerred are 45 minutes to 3 hour Bridging the Gap Workshops on any of the above topics. Program can be offered on-site and through out the community.DauphinSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel CorpsSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps
Southwest Community Development Corporation - Healthy Behavior WorkshopsSeries of workshops once a month on topics such as stress management, addictions, depression and loneliness, etc.PhiladelphiaSouthwest Community Development Center - Philadelphia; Southwest PhiladelphiaSouthwest Community Development Corporation
Stepping Stones for Life Personal EnrichmentOffers programs that provide assistance for people who want to enhance their lives and achieve their potential as individuals through analysis of life goals, evaluation of lifestyles and relationships, elimination of unnecessary stress and modification of behavior and attitudes to facilitate achievement of personal objectives.BlairStepping Stones for Life Equine Assisted Learning Life Skills and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy ProgramStepping Stones for Life
Tableland Services Home Based Parenting EducationHome based parenting education programs that include Parents As Teachers.SomersetTableland Services The Family CenterTableland Services
The Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona Office Home Based Parenting EducationParenting education provided in an individual's or family's home.BlairThe Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona OfficeThe Bair Foundation
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia - School and Family Engagements Program (SAFE)The School and Family Engagements (SAFE) Program is a community and school centered prevention program, serving girls enrolled in grades 5-8 who attend George Washington Elementary. SAFE’s goals are to help youth develop the social, behavioral, cognitive and reflective skills needed to grow up healthy and well adjusted; prevent delinquency; improve school performance and attendance; improve relationships between youth and their families; and develop positive relationships between service agencies, schools, the community, and families to meet the needs of our youth.PhiladelphiaUnited Communities Southeast Philadelphia - Southwark HouseUnited Communities Southeast Philadelphia
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Downtown CenterThe YWCA Greater Pittsburgh offers economic empowerment, financial literacy and empowerment, information and referral, child care subsidy assistance, child care professional development, health education, leadership and STEM programming. Provides supportive and affordable housing programs for homeless low-income individuals and their children: Chrysalis - Permanent, supportive housing for homeless individuals with a substance abuse and/or mental health diagnosis or HIV/AIDS. This programs is for single individuals and individuals with children. WISH- Permanent, supportive housing for dually diagnosed individuals (those struggling with both drug/alcohol addiction and mental illness), and their children. Rapid Re-Housing- rental assistance to individuals or families needing short-term assistance to becoming self-sufficient. YW Homes Inc. is a wholly owned, non-profit subsidiary of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh whose purpose is to create affordable housing choices for low-income families in those communities that do not provide such options.AlleghenyYW HomesYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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