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    Americans of Black African descent who identify themselves as African American through a common cultural heritage and experience.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    African American Network of the PoconosProvides opportunities for networking, education and economic development in order to provide unity among residents and improve the quality of life of those residing in and around the Pocono Mountain region.MonroeAfrican American Network of the PoconosAfrican American Network of the Poconos
    African American Support Program - Allenwood - White Deer RunSupport group that provides African-American men and women with a place where they can address their addiction with others who have had similar experiences and may share similar perspectives.UnionWhite Deer Run - AllenwoodWhite Deer Run Treatment Network
    American Diabetes Association - African American ProgramsDiabetes is one of the most serious health problems that the African American community faces today. Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. To address this growing epidemic, the American Diabetes Association created a targeted approach called African American Initiatives. The initiative is designed to increase awareness of the rates of diabetes among African Americans, provide information about the seriousness of diabetes and its complications, teach the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices, and educate those with or at risk for developing diabetes about prevention, treatment, and management. African American Initiatives develop culturally appropriate materials and community-based activities that empower, educate and create measurable differences in the prevalence of diabetes and its complications among people of African descent. The vision of the initiative is a healthier community living free from diabetes and it's complications. The target audience is all people of African descent living in the United States whether they identify themselves as being African American, Black, African, or from the Caribbean. Community-based educational programs and workshops are an important part of the African American Initiatives. Through fun and informative workshops conducted by trained Association staff and volunteers, community members can learn more about diabetes, the importance of making healthy food choices, and being physically active on a regular basis. Materials and events targeting the African American community are also an integral part of the Association’s outreach efforts to help improve the quality of life for African Americans and their families.MontgomeryAmerican Diabetes Association - Montgomery; Bala CynwydAmerican Diabetes Association
    COLOURS Organization - Sexual Health Services for MinoritiesProvides case management, education, prevention and support programs for straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth of color.PhiladelphiaCOLOURS Organization, Inc. - Philadelphia; Center CityCOLOURS Organization
    FAME Fund for Advancement of Minorities through EducationFAME''s mission is to provide need based financial assistance to African American students to attend participating independent schools in Greater Pittsburgh. FAME also provides programs and support for FAME scholars in areas of leadership, academicAlleghenyFAME Fund for Advancement of Minorities through EducationFAME Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education
    Freedom Valley YMCA - Y Black/Hispanic Acheivers - AudubonThe YMCA Black Achievers program is a national college readiness program designed to help African-American and other teens of color set and pursue high educational and career goals. Through academic support, career exploration and mentoring, YMCA Black Achievers programs help youth raise their academic standards, develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options, and meet and interact with professionals of color who serve as role models to inspire them to greater heights.MontgomeryFreedom Valley YMCA - Audubon Branch - Montgomery; West NorritonFreedom Valley YMCA
    NAACP - West ChesterProtects and enhances the civil rights of people of color. Also to ensure equity and fairness in housing, employment, voting, political representation, education, health, etc.ChesterNAACP-WEST CHESTERNAACP - West Chester
    National Association for Black VeteransA nationally certified veteran's service organization. NABVETS advocates for veteran entitlements, draws attention to veteran homelessness, provides services to incarcerated veterans and provides information and resources for veterans through Eclipse Magazine and the NABVETS website. Centralized claims services department provides filing and processing of VA claims, discharge upgrade assistance, advocacy and supportive services and power of attorney. National Association for Black VeteransNational Association for Black Veterans
    Philadelphia Black Women's Health Alliance - Parenting ProgramOffers a wide range of assistance to pregnant and parenting women, caregivers, mothers, fathers, grandparents and foster parents. Free parenting classes for caregivers through the Supporting Our Sisters (SOS) Program.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Black Women's Health AlliancePhiladelphia Black Women's Health Alliance
    Philadelphia Black Women's Health Alliance - Women's Health ServicesSister Reach HIV/AIDS Program offers free HIV/AIDS workshops and testing. Health-Wise Woman Diabetes Prevention Education and Immunization Awareness Program offers diabetes education and outreach.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Black Women's Health AlliancePhiladelphia Black Women's Health Alliance
    Universal Companies - Adult and Family ServicesProvides case management, information, and referral services.PhiladelphiaUniversal Companies - Philadelphia; Graduate HospitalUniversal Companies
    Urban League of Philadelphia - Economic AdvancementHelps African Americans find tools and resources to access and advance in the job market. Includes resume and interview workshops, one-on-one job coaching, and information sessions with partnering employers. PhiladelphiaUrban League of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Center CityUrban League of Philadelphia

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