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    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the DeafHelps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to fully participate in mainstream society. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the DeafAlexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
    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
    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 ( 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 Heart Association - LancasterPrograms offered: - Heart Power! K-2: A hands-on teaching tool for children in preschool and kindergarten to help develop positive diet and exercise habits, while stressing the importance of living tobacco free - Heart Power! 3-5, 6-8: A program for elementary school children that teaches about the circulatory system and preventing cardiovascular disease through exercise, nutrition and living tobacco free - Emergency Cardiac Care: CPR classes taught at various levels, including Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Call (888) 277-5463 - Heart and Stroke Risk Factor Education, Operation Heat Stroke and Operation Stroke, improving the chain of survival in the community Additional programs: - Heart Walk: A 5 mile walk held in the fall to promote walking as an excellent form of exercise, while raising money for the fight against heart disease and stroke - Kids Heart Challenge: Exercise and fundraising program held throughout the year in elementary, junior and senior high schools - Heart Ball: Fund raiser gala held each February, including dinner, dancing and silent auctions - Go Red for Women Luncheon: Held the Friday of Mother's Day weekend. Includes luncheon, auction and information The American Heart Association does not provide funds for direct patient care, with the exception of the Penicillin Project, which ensures that persons with rheumatic fever receive appropriate medication at cost. LancasterAmerican Heart Association - LancasterAmerican Heart Association - Lancaster
    American Lung Association in PennsylvaniaPrograms 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 referralsCumberlandAmerican Lung Association in PennsylvaniaAmerican Lung Association in Pennsylvania
    Animal Rescue League of Berks CountyAnimal shelter Services include: - Adoption - Dog Licenses - Trap Neuter Return for feral cats - Humane Education/Animal Care - Humane Investigation - Lost and found pets - Surrender an animal - Veterinary services (end of life, spay/neuter) - Birthday partiesBerksAnimal Rescue League of Berks CountyAnimal Rescue League of Berks County
    Anti-Defamation LeagueFights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the United States and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy. Serves as a resource on bigotry and hate activities for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. Activities include exposing extremists and hate groups, monitoring the internet for hate language, providing expertise on domestic and international terrorism, developing and delivering educational programs, monitoring and combating cyber-bullying and mobilizing communities to reject bigotry and extremism. Anti-Defamation LeagueAnti-Defamation League
    Arc of Lancaster LebanonSupports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and their families in reaching their fullest potential as community members. Upon request, advocates attend meetings for school-aged children ensuring a child receives free and appropriate education under the law. Support for individuals of all ages and families as they navigate the disability system. Provide: - Advocacy - Community education - Trainings - Sibling support group - Independent Monitoring for Quality: The IM4Q project collects information to improve the quality of life of people served and supported by the intellectual disability system LancasterArc of Lancaster LebanonArc of Lancaster Lebanon
    Behavioral Health Program - African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) - Spruce Hillthe Ubuntu resiliency building program was culturally designed to provide relevant education, awareness and confidence building to children and their care givers in the ACIR community. The program creates for participants an opportunity to learn and cultivate the practice of dealing with challenging situations that often results from their attempts of trying to assimilate into a new and different cultural environment by making use of coping skills that prevent the risks for detrimental behaviors both within and outside the home. This program also encourages parents to understand and facilitate their children's natural inclination to adapt, while still maintaining their cultural identity.PhiladelphiaAfrican Family Health Organization (AFAHO) - Spruce HillAfrican Family Health Organization (AFAHO)
    Berks County State Health CenterPromotes healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality healthcare for all Commonwealth citizens. Offers the following services: - Childhood lead poisoning prevention program - Community outreach - Disease investigations - Flu shots - Health information and referrals - HIV/AIDS services including consultation and follow up - Immunizations clinics - Perinatal Hepatitis B case management - PKU services - Public Health Preparedness - STD consultation and follow up - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome services - Child health services - Tuberculosis programsBerksBerks County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Breast Cancer ThriversBreast cancer support group. A motivational speaker, specializing in breast cancer issues, is available for meetings and conferences.NorthamptonBreast Cancer ThriversBreast Cancer Thrivers
    Center for Independent Living Opportunities•CORE INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS - Peer Mentoring/Support, Independent Living Skills Training •ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL - Community Action Initiatives that promote positive systems change •INDEPENDENT MONITORING OF SERVICES - 4 Quality Project Quality of Life, Surveying of individuals served by the Intellectual Disability system •HOME ASSESSMENT AND MODIFICATIONS - Pennsylvania Accessible Housing Program Provides Home modifications to individuals with very low income living in York County. ADA & UCC Assistance Comprehensive, on-site assessments, technical assistance, and training on the federal and state anti-discrimination and accessibility laws •EDUCATION - Training Individualized, interactive workshops on disability awareness and disability related issues; monthly consumer training series YorkYork County - Center for Independent Living OpportunitiesYork County - Center for Independent Living Opportunities
    Center for Victims - Training, Education and OutreachCV educates the community on the causes of violence and promotes wellness and violence prevention through education and outreach, peace-building efforts, and arts and media programming. Education programs focus on sexual assault, violence prevention, grief and loss, and understanding trauma.AlleghenyCenter for Victims - Training, Education and OutreachCenter for Victims
    Childhood Education Coalition of Chester County - Community Educational ServicesThe primary goal of the Coalition is to engage the community in a planning process that will result in the following: - Improvement of early childhood education and care - Providing education and care for children with special needs - Encouragement of school readiness for all children - Establishment of employer involvement - Superior before- and after-school programs - Promoting staff and professional development - Outstanding summer education and care programs - Increasing availability for early education and care programs - Raising public awareness Goals and Objectives: - Here's how we will accomplish our goals and objectives: - We will develop a network of parents, early-care and childhood providers, the business community, and the public to participate in future planning. - We address quality of facilities where children are taught and cared for and we assist in the professional development of staff members at these facilities. - We strive to coordinate our ideas with all applicable agencies and school districts to create activities which promote a safe, exciting, learning environment for after-school care. - We promote a continuation of services to ensure success for children once they start in traditional school settings.ChesterChildhood Education Coalition of Chester County - Chester; ExtonChildhood Education Coalition of Chester County
    Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh ValleyProviding nonjudgmental support and services to victims of all violence including sexual assault, their families and significant others. Groups offered include a rape survivors group, children's support group, pre-adolescent group, teen support group, parents of sexually abused children support group, adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse group, male survivor's group and a homicide survivors group. Other services include trained counselors who can accompany victims of violence to the emergency room, police departments or to court. Individual and support group counseling are available. Also offers education and resources on crime victimization and prevention for interested individuals and groups. Easton Office 1555 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042 610-250-6314 FaxLehighCrime Victims Council of the Lehigh ValleyCrime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley
    Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Prevention Education and Community OutreachSpecialized educational programs are provided to community organizations, schools, and religious groups to increase public awareness about domestic abuse. Literature on domestic abuse is distributed at presentations, health fairs, and other community events. DelawareDomestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Delaware; MediaDomestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
    Elizabethtown Area Chamber of CommerceProvides current information on events, activities and resources available in the greater Elizabethtown area. Supports the local business environment through business development seminars, business referrals, special events, relocation information, networking opportunities design assistance, etc.LancasterElizabethtown Area Chamber of CommerceElizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce
    Ephrata Area Chamber of CommerceRepresents over 280 businesses of varying sizes from diverse industries and professions. Provides members with opportunities for marketing, education, growth and community involvement thereby allowing them to enhance their businesses success LancasterEphrata Area Chamber of CommerceEphrata Area Chamber of Commerce
    Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PennsylvaniaVoluntary health organization that provides education, support and advocacy for people with epilepsy and their families. Programs and services include: - Informational materials - Medical, legal and mental health referrals - Adult resource services - Workshops and conferences - Children and family services - Support groups - Community education - Lending book and video library - Personal and legislative advocacy - Teen and pre-teen camp - Special events - Annual spring education conference - Young Adult RetreatPhiladelphiaEpilepsy Foundation Eastern PennsylvaniaEpilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
    Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (F.I.R.S.T.) - AdvocacyThe Foundation's Advocacy Committee has been mapping out a focused plan to make ichthyosis more known in Congress. The first initiative is to educate congressmen about ichthyosis and let them know that constituents in their districts are affected by the disease and more research funding is needed. It's goals are to: - Increase ichthyosis awareness - Increase medical research funding - Work toward improved treatments, genetic testing abilities and a cureMontgomeryFoundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (F.I.R.S.T.) - Montgomery; ColmarFoundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (F.I.R.S.T.)
    Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (F.I.R.S.T.) - National Family ConferenceThe Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc.TM (FIRST) hosts a 3-day national family conference every two years. This is FIRST's premier event open to all members of the Foundation. Traditionally the location for the conference moves across the country each time the conference is held. The Family Conferences connect those searching for information and support in living with ichthyosis and related skin types. Members of FIRST come from all over the world to attend this three-day event. FIRST provides lectures by leading physicians about ichthyosis, open discussion groups and child care activities. It is a chance for people affected by ichthyosis to meet others who share similar life experiences and related issues. The friendships that are formed at the conferences last a lifetime! MontgomeryFoundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (F.I.R.S.T.) - Montgomery; ColmarFoundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (F.I.R.S.T.)
    Humane League of Lancaster CountyServices include: - Investigation of cruelty to animal complaints - Shelter for homeless, domestic animals - Adoption of animals who have no owners - Educational programs on animal care - Trap neuter return services for feral cats - Wellness Clinic-low cost, pet healthcare LancasterHumane League of Lancaster County, Inc.Humane League of Lancaster County, Inc.
    Humane Society of Berks CountyServices include: -Comprehensive veterinary service -Pets lost & found -Adoption services -Low cost sterilization, vaccination and microchipping services -Emergency sheltering -euthanasia services Adoption Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm Monday, Friday, 10:00am to 6:30pm BerksHumane Society of Berks CountyHumane Society of Berks County
    iFred.orgOnline resource for education, awareness, and mutual support for those who suffer from depression, their families and friends, and those who think they might suffer from depression. Interested members of the public can browse information, self-test for depression, help their friends and family understand, and join iNspire, an online community of those with similar struggles.PO Box 17598, Baltimore MD ( Foundation for Research and Education on Depression
    Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, TheServices offered to the community include: - Business-related information - Training workshops - Educational programs - Special events - Publication of a media guide and wage and benefits profiles, plus numerous others - Mailing labels - Advocacy for public policies that grow prosperity - Grand opening for member businesses - Networking events Affiliates of the Chamber are: - Lancaster County Business Group on Health-A coalition of businesses and health care providers concerned about health care - Leadership Lancaster - Economic Development Company of Lancaster County Newsletter: The Lancaster Chamber News; Contact: Communications department LancasterLancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, TheLancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The
    Lancaster County Coalition for Healthy Mothers, Healthy BabiesSpecific goals include: - To promote public awareness and education in preventive health habits for all pregnant women and their children - To develop networks for sharing information among groups concerned about improving the health of mothers and infants - To distribute public education materials on topics related to improving maternal and child health - To inform Lancaster County's leaders (professional, community and legislative) about the problem of high infant and perinatal mortality, low birth weight and Lancaster's status in these areas - Annual Legislative Breakfast (Fall)LancasterLancaster County Coalition for Healthy Mothers, Healthy BabiesLancaster County Coalition For Healthy Mothers
    Lancaster County State Health CenterOffers the following services: - Immunizations (all ages), offered by appointment Thursday, 9:00-11:30am & 1:00-2:30 pm. Immunization record must be brought along. Immunizations for measles, rubella, and mumps can be given between ages 12-15 months, others usually 2 months. The following immunizations are offered: DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) Prevnar (Pneumocial vaccine for infants) MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) Hepatitis B-Hepatitis A Gardasil (Vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer and precancerous cervical lesions) HIB (hemophilus influenza) DT Booster or TD (for older children) Varicella (chickenpox) TDYS - Tuberculosis Clinics provide confidential diagnosis, treatment (including medication), and follow-up. (Will do a free testing for persons who have been exposed to the germ). TB clinic by appointment - HIV/AIDS antibody testing and pre- and post-test counseling. Free, confidential and anonymous. HIV clinic Tuesdays by appointment - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) home visiting, bereavement counseling, and referral services - Lead Poisoning: Will provide lead testing, case management, nursing assessment, and arrangement of environmental inspection for children up to age six with a venous blood level at or above the level designated for case management by the Pa Dept. of Health. Provides general information on lead poisoning, including prevention, treatment and hazard reduction. Lead testing by appointment 3rd Thursday - Investigation and control of reportable diseases. Educates patient regarding possible source, transmission, and prevention/control measures. Investigations include reportable communicable and non-communicable diseases and food and/or waterborne disease outbreaks - Outbreak investigation of multiple cases of illness linked to a common source. Gathers information regarding symptoms, onset, activities, food and beverage history of ill versus non-ill persons. If threat of an outbreak that mass immunizations may prevent or limit, the center may quickly establish mass immunization sites among the non-immunized population. - High risk infant follow-up program for families without health insurance, who have premature infants, or infants with congenital defects. Home assessment, health education, and growth and development monitoring are provided by a nurse. - Information and referral services on Hepatitis C, AIDS, genetic disorders, cardiac, cleft palate, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria, spina bifida, sexually transmitted diseases. If there is a program at the state level for specific disorders, the staff will assist local residents in accessing these services. - PKU follow-up provided to infants with elevated phenylalanine levels. Nurse will act as a liaison between the family and the PKU Treatment Center. - Rabies prevention. All animal bites are reported to the State Health Center. Both victim and owner are contacted and informed of protocol for confinement of the animal. If there is a risk of rabies, a nurse will assess and educate the parties involved regarding the need for rabies prophylaxis. - Community Education Programs on such topics as: AIDS, diabetes, health risk education, high blood pressure, and nutrition. Farm and fire safety education programs for health fairs and parochial schools, including Amish schools. Health and safety educational programs for day care and HeadStart staffs and WIC parents. - Provides information on West Nile Virus. LancasterLancaster County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Latinos for Healthy Communities Of NDTSProvides health education, information and referral services targeted at the Latino community. Offers prevention education on drug/alcohol abuse and tobacco use and provides HIV testing, hepatitis testing and screening for chronic conditions such as diabetes. Individuals requiring other medical services are provided with referrals. Benefits check-up services are available to older adults. Community health worker conducts street outreach and home based health education services.LehighLatinos for Healthy Communities Of NDTSNew Directions Treatment Services
    Lebanon County State Health CenterOffers an immunization clinic, tuberculosis clinic, hypertension screenings, HIV clinic, home visiting and communicable disease reporting and follow-up.LebanonLebanon County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PennsylvaniaLSS supports a variety of patient services programs: - Information Resource Center staffed by social workers, RN's and health educators; Monday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm; - Peer support programs for patients, families and teens diagnosed with a blood cancer - Funding for blood cancer research - Patient financial aid which provides a limited amount of financial assistance to help patients with financial need who are under a doctors care for a blood cancer diagnosis. - Public health information including educational programs, teleconferences and web casts - Professional education to share the latest research advances with medical professionals through seminars, audiovisual materials and publications - Co-Pay Assistance Program: Helps patients with co-pay or health insurance payments The Central PA Chapter sponsors the following events in Lancaster County: - Light The Night Walk - Team In Training - Man and Woman of the Year - Pennies for Patients in Lancaster County schools - Family Support Group at Lancaster General Hospital DauphinLeukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PennsylvaniaLeukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Loving and Caring, Inc.A life-affirming, non-profit ministry whose services include: - Consultation and technical assistance to those wanting to establish maternity homes and pregnancy centers - Publishes and distributes material for women in crisis pregnancy, extended families, adoption agencies, maternity homes, youth leaders, and pastors - Training of staff in full- or part-time, life-affirming ministries - Retreats/seminars Speakers are available.LancasterLoving and Caring, Inc.Loving and Caring, Inc.
    Lupus Foundation of America - Philadelphia Tri-State ChapterNon-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure for lupus. - Provide direct financial support to research or emergency funding for qualified emergency needs related to lupus - Advocate to increase public and private support for research on lupus - Translate research finding into medically-sound information and programs - Heighten public awareness of the causes and consequences of lupus - Support individuals with lupus, their families and caregiversLupus Foundation of America - Philadelphia Tri-State ChapterLupus Foundation of America, Inc
    MHA - Mental Health Information/Advocacy- Provides information and support concerning mental and emotional illnesses. This includes mental health service options and referrals to local psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and therapists. MHA has a Lending Library, where books, brochures, and videos are available to anyone in the community (free of charge). - Offers advocacy support for individuals with a mental illness or for their family members. - Presentations to schools, clubs, employers, businesses, community groups on anything related to mental health. - Makes referrals for anger management - Leads the Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition LancasterMental Health America of Lancaster CountyMental Health America of Lancaster County
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Community Health EducationProvision of public information regarding Muscular Dystrophy and related diseases (such as Lou Gehrigs) including speakers, videos, pamphlets and seminars.DauphinMuscular Dystrophy Association Inc.Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc.
    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 Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter - Eastern RegionalHelps 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.LancasterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter - Eastern RegionalNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Northeast Victim Service - Community EducationNortheast Victim Service has been helping the victims and witnesses of crime in Northeast Philadelphia since 1992. We have a responsibility to explain victims’ rights and services within our community. We welcome the opportunity to participate in community events and civic forums. Please contact Northeast Victim Service about public presentations of your rights and our services. PhiladelphiaNortheast Victim Service - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaNortheast Victim Service
    Partnership TMA of Montgomery County - Transit FairsPTMA staff come on-site to staff a transit info table at community and health fairs. The staff will also coordinate a transit fair for companies that want their employees to find out more about different transit options to and from work.MontgomeryThe Partnership TMA of Montgomery County - Montgomery; North WalesPartnership TMA of Montgomery County
    Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) - Education AdvocacyPCCY’s education staff advocates for quality public education through its work in the areas of local, state and federal funding, the dropout rate, social supports, arts and music, school climate and equitable distribution of resources. Reports, policy briefs and surveys are issued several times a year. The organization’s What Every School Should Have series looked at resources in elementary and then comprehensive neighborhood high schools, followed by a look at school climate and behavioral health supports across the School District of Philadelphia. PCCY promotes stronger school-community relations by connecting neighborhood groups with its Building Bridges survey booklet and companion advocacy manual. The Picasso Project meanwhile promotes, supports and acknowledges the role of arts in schools by providing small stipends, technical assistance and recognition to a number of public schools each year.Philadelphia*Main Site (Public Citizens for Children and Youth)Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)
    Schuylkill County State Health CenterOffers an immunization clinic, tuberculosis clinic, hypertension screenings, HIV clinic, home visiting and communicable disease reporting and follow-up.SchuylkillSchuylkill County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
    SpiriTrust Lutheran ® Deaf ConnectionsServing deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the Greater York area. SpiriTrust Lutheran® Deaf Connections links the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities with the hearing community through interpreting, education and technology.YorkCommunity Outreach Services, Lutheran Social ServicesSpiriTrust Lutheran
    Starkey Hearing Foundation ServicesEducates the public on the importance of hearing check ups and distributes hearing aids to needy individuals in the United States and abroad. The Hear Now program assists individuals permanently residing the in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing and have no other resources to acquire hearing aids. The Hearing Angel program conducts hearing missions which deliver more than 100,000 hearing aids to children each year in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam. The hearing aid recycling program accepts all makes and models of hearing aids, refurbishes them and distributes them to individuals through a volunteer network of hearing professionals. The Sound Matters campaign is dedicated to raising social awareness of healthy hearing, prevention of hearing damage, and regular hearing check-ups. Starkey Hearing FoundationStarkey Hearing Foundation
    Susquehanna County State Health CenterHealth centers engage in community health assessment and quality assurance activities and provide other public health services, including community integration and outreach programs, to promote healthy behaviors. Program support services include: • communicable disease reporting and investigation: • epidemiology, informational and referral; • chronic disease prevention and intervention programs; • communicable disease clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); • family health programs and environmental health services SusquehannaSusquehanna County State Health DepartmentPennsylvania Department of Health
    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
    YWCA Lancaster - Social Justice Education and AdvocacyOffers a variety of training programs and workshops. The Anti-Racism Analysis an intensive three day workshop that trains teams from area businesses, government offices and community organizations to dismantle racism. Participants develop a common framework for identifying racist behavior and effecting positive change in their organizations and lives. Shorter programs available upon request. Other trainings include: Study Circles for adults, annual Racial Justice Award, and the Race Against Racism. Anti-Racism Analysis is offered twice per year in collaboration with Lancaster Theological Seminary. Customized trainings to meet the needs of individual organizations are also available. LancasterYWCA LancasterYWCA Lancaster
    YWCA of Bethlehem - Racial JusticeRacial justice study and reading circles are offered periodically throughout the year. Great Decision lecture series is offered once a year. NorthamptonYWCA of BethlehemYWCA of Bethlehem

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