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PRO-ACT, Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together
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A grassroots advocacy initiative founded to promote the rights of, and ensure opportunities for, those still suffering from the disease of addiction, members of the recovery community, and their family members who wish to advocate in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Arc of Pennsylvania
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Advocates for having people with intellectual and developmental disabilities fully participate in civil, social, educational, health and employment activities in the communities in which they reside, with the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential in every way.

Autism Society of America (ASA): Pennsylvania Chapters
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Seeks to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community. Education, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness and the promotion of research form the cornerstones of ASA's efforts to carry forth its mission. Provides a list of chapters in Pennsylvania.

Governor's Commission for Children & Families
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Assists and advises the Governor and Children’s Cabinet on various cross system issues, and seeks to help improve the delivery of state and local services to children and families.

Juvenile Law Center
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Seeks to ensure that the child welfare, juvenile justice and other public systems provide vulnerable children with the protection and services they need to become happy, healthy and productive adults.

Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania
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Works on behalf of mental health through advocacy, education and public policy.

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    Committed to changing a mental health field that all too often releases people from institutions, only to drop them into communities without any support services.

Northwest Human Services
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A nonprofit provider of community-based services in mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, juvenile justice, foster care, elder care and a host of other specialized services.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project
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A nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, engaging in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA): Affordable Apartment Locator
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Provides an online tool to link consumers to affordable housing options throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association
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A statewide membership organization representative of the individual and collective expression of people who have recovered or are recovering from mental illness, and seeks to improve the quality of lives through advocacy, education and the elimination of stigma and discrimination.

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General: Health Care Section
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Seeks to help Pennsylvanians secure the treatment they need and protect the public from unfair health care practices and help shape Pennsylvania's policies in favor of the consumer.

Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition
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A statewide network of people who use their own mental health recovery experiences to support others. Coalition members are people who use peer support skills to inspire hope that recovery from mental illness is possible.

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society
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Seeks to fully represent Pennsylvania Psychiatrists in advocating for their profession and their patients, and to assure access to psychiatric services of high quality, through activities in education, shaping of legislation and upholding ethical standards.

Pennsylvania State Foster Parent Association
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Advocates for all those who care about children and their families and works supportively with foster, adoptive, and kinship families, and with local foster parent associations and agencies who care for the children they serve.

Persad Center
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Committed to helping GLBT and HIV+ individuals and the people who love them. Their staff of professionals are trained to respond to the emotional needs of the GLBT community in a caring way that is sensitive, non-judgmental and culturally specific. Persad Center offers a variety of Counseling Programs and Services to fulfill our mission to increase the well-being of the community.

Special Kids Network
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A free, statewide network for families with children who have special needs or disabilities.

William Way Community Center
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Seeks to encourage, support, and advocate for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.

 
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