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    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of women.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    9 to 5 National Association of Working WomenA job problem hotline offering level and practical information on job concerns for working women. Provides technical assistance in starting 9 to 5 support groupsDauphin9 TO 5 Georgia9 TO 5, National Association of Working Women
    Alliance Against Sexual Violence, York CountyThe vision of the alliance is to raise community consciousness of sexual violence; to initiate action against sexual violence; to support and empower victims of sexual violence and their significant others; to work towards the prevention of sexual violence through education; and to advocate for the rights of fair or equitable treatment of survivors of sexual violence through social change.YorkVictim's Assistance Center, A Program of YWCA YorkYWCA York
    American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of PennsylvaniaThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
    Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW Foundation) was the first foundation dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women. Since then, we have partnered with employers to create successful workplaces that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance convening employers, working women and policymakers to promote systemic workplace change. Areas of research include women and non traditional jobs, Gen Y women and women’s use and access to the internet. In 2007 BPW Foundation conducted the first research on women veteran’s transition to civilian careers and in 2010, hosted a National Summit, Joining Forces for Women Veterans to identify the challenges women veterans face. Through information gathered at the summit, the need for mentors was identified and in 2012 BPW Foundation launched Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus a program recognized by the White House Joining Forces Military Family initiative. The mentoring program is built on our legacy of working women helping women work. BPW Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) research and education organization. The work of BPW Foundation supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses. Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation
    Center Foundation - WomenCare PartnersTraining is provided for Partners along with on-going support and contact supervision. Regular group activities are also planned by WomenCare. All training and programs are free, and all participants receive assistance with childcare and transportation costs related to the program. Eligible WomenCare Partners may also have the opportunity to participate in our young parents program, which supports job readiness and career development goals. DelawareCenter Foundation - Delaware; MediaCenter Foundation
    Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Legal ServicesProvides legal options counseling, advocacy, and support in filing for temporary Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders and provides free legal representation for clients at final PFA hearings. Other specialized services include assistance with U-petitions and Crime Victim Compensation and free mobile legal clinics.DelawareDomestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Delaware; MediaDomestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
    Domestic Violence Service Center - Protective/Restraining Orders (PFA)Provides court advocacy and accompaniment related to Protection From Abuse Orders.LuzerneDomestic Violence Service CenterDomestic Violence Service Center
    National Organization for Women of Northwestern PA (NOW)Public education and outreach on women's issues, political advocacy for rights of women and minorities and feminist issuesErieNational Organization for Women of Northwestern PA (NOW)National Organization for Women of Northwestern PA (NOW)
    National Partnership for Women and FamiliesA leader on the issues that matter to women and families. National Partnership for Women and FamiliesNational Partnership for Women and Families
    Ni-Ta-Nee NowNational women's organizationMontgomeryNi-Ta-Nee NOWPennsylvania NOW
    OWL-The Voice of Women 40+A national grassroots organization dedicated entirely to addressing the concerns of midlife and older women. OWL educates and advocates for economic security, health reform, mental health care and quality of life for older women.OWL-The Voice of Women 40+OWL-The Voice of Women 40+
    Pennsylvania NOWWorks to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in Pennsylvania. National Office: National Organization for Women 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, D.C., 20005 202-628-8669 202-785-8576 FaxMontgomeryPennsylvania NOWPennsylvania NOW
    Shippensburg University Women's CenterAdvances the equality and empowerment of woman-identified students, faculty, and staff. In line with the Shippensburg University Mission Statement, the Woman's Center assists students in their personal, social and ethical development through educational programs, specialized resources, celebration of achievements by and for women, and the pursuit of social justiceCumberlandShippensburg University Women's CenterShippensburg University
    Task Force on Domestic Violence, York CountyThe York County Task Force on Domestic Violence is a coalition working together to develop and coordinate a unified community response to domestic violence. Its goals are to work toward the prevention and elimination of domestic violence; increase public awareness of domestic violence through education in order to change behavior and attitudes; and to provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of domestic violence policy. Through 6 committees, the task force focuses on specific areas before formulating a unified community response. The committees are clergy, education/media, human service providers, law enforcement/judicial, legislative, and health care providers. The task force meets monthly to report on committee activities, share information about upcoming prevention events, and discuss strategies to advance its goals. YorkACCESS-York, A Program of YWCA YorkYWCA York
    The Battered Women's Justice ProjectThe National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their battering. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for and prevent further victimization of arrested, convicted, or incarcerated battered women. The National Clearinghouse works with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison sentences. Most frequently, these cases involve women who have defended themselves against life-threatening violence at the hands of their abuser, and have been charged with assault or homicide. We also assist in cases where women have been coerced into crime by their abuser, are charged with "failing to protect" their children from their abuser's violence, or are charged with parental kidnapping after fleeing to protect themselves or their children from their abuser. National Clearinghouse staff provide customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others). The National Clearinghouse does not provide direct representation to battered women charged with crimes. Rather, staff provides information and resources to defense teams at any stage of the legal process (pre-trial, when the case is on appeal, and in limited circumstances, during post-conviction proceedings) in an effort to increase the likelihood of a better and more just outcome. The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is the first and only national organization that focuses exclusively on battered women charged with crimes. Over the years, the National Clearinghouse has been instrumental in increasing public awareness about the many complex issues facing battered women who end up charged with crimes and in building alliances among national, state-wide, and local organizations and countless individuals to work to stem the tide of injustices facing battered women defendants and incarcerated battered women. In addition to providing individualized technical assistance, National Clearinghouse staff conduct training seminars for members of the criminal justice and advocacy communities, and for the general public, regarding the unique experiences of battered women defendants. Our Resource Library contains a comprehensive collection (over 11,000 entries) of articles, case law, litigation materials, and legislation relevant to battered women who find themselves in conflict with the law.125 S 9th St, Suite 302, Philadelphia PA (Battered Women's Justice Project)National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
    Women's Way - Advocacy and EducationWOMEN’S WAY seeks to conduct public education and advocacy around the issues that it funds and will work to increase civic engagement around the advocacy priorities and other mission-central issues. WOMEN’S WAY is particularly concerned about how the identified priorities impact vulnerable populations of women, girls and families including low-income women, the immigrant community, LGBTQ, elderly, disabled and incarcerated women. WOMEN’S WAY’s Education & Advocacy Agenda is community-driven as it is primarily shaped by the results of the 2008 Annual Women’s Issues Summit and ongoing conversations with WOMEN’S WAY funded agencies. The Summit is an annual opportunity for WOMEN’S WAY to hear from those working directly in the field with women, girls and their families about the most pressing needs facing these communities. The information gathered is used to develop WOMEN’S WAY’s funding and advocacy priorities. The Education & Advocacy Agenda includes targeted advocacy initiatives, determined with the guidance of an advisory committee, which will help to achieve incremental policy change around each priority issue area. Throughout the year, WOMEN’S WAY also will join other allied coalitions working on advocacy initiatives that align with WOMEN’S WAY’s mission.PhiladelphiaWomen's Way - Philadelphia; Center CityWomen's Way
    YWCA of Bethlehem - Neighbor to NeighborNeighbor to Neighbor Program: Educating women, age 40-60, residing in Bethlehem Housing Authority communities about the importance of regular mammograms and assisting them in getting one. NorthamptonYWCA of BethlehemYWCA of Bethlehem

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