Advocacy & Assistance

    Results: 33

  • Advocacy (23)
    FP-0500

    Advocacy

    FP-0500

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; that attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or that seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.
  • Benefits Assistance (5)
    FT-1000

    Benefits Assistance

    FT-1000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits to which they are entitled by law. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
  • Business Assistance Services (6)
    TB-0900.0650

    Business Assistance Services

    TB-0900.0650

    Programs that provide information, technical assistance, training, contract acquisition assistance and other types of services that support the start-up, competitiveness and growth of local businesses.
  • Charities/Foundations/Funding Organizations (6)
    TD-1200

    Charities/Foundations/Funding Organizations

    TD-1200

    Organizations that solicit contributions, endowments and other financial support from public and private sources which are used directly by the organization to provide human services for eligible residents of the community or which are utilized to provide the total or supplementary financial support for human service programs of community agencies and organizations. Also included are governmental and quasi-governmental entities that manage the allocation of public monies to public and private human service providers.
  • Children's Rights Groups (3)
    TD-1600.3100-140

    Children's Rights Groups

    TD-1600.3100-140

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws that protect children from arbitrary treatment, abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of maltreatment; and which promote social measures that are designed to enhance the well-being of children.
  • Citizenship Assistance Centers (1)
    FT-3600.6000-150

    Citizenship Assistance Centers

    FT-3600.6000-150

    Community-based programs that establish one-stop centers which provide a variety of services to help people who have lived in the United States the requisite period of time apply to become U.S. citizens. Included may be photographs required for citizenship applications, copies of the Application for Naturalization form (Form N-400), assistance in completing the form, copies of questions typically asked by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) in citizenship interviews and an opportunity to practice for the interview.
  • Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups (10)
    TD-1600

    Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600

    Organizations whose members have joined together on a voluntary basis to promote a particular cause or work for the realization of a specific social or political goal.
  • Comprehensive Information and Referral (6)
    TJ-3000.1500

    Comprehensive Information and Referral

    TJ-3000.1500

    Programs that maintain information about the full range of human services and which function as the primary source of information about and linkage to human service providers in the community.
  • Cultural Heritage Groups (7)
    TD-1600.1550

    Cultural Heritage Groups

    TD-1600.1550

    Organizations that work for the preservation and promotion of the traditions, values and lifestyles of different cultural groups; organize activities and events which promote cultural exchange locally, regionally and nationally; and seek to encourage understanding and respect for different cultural heritages among youthful members of the group as well as the mainstream population.
  • Cultural Heritage Programs (8)
    TA-1550

    Cultural Heritage Programs

    TA-1550

    Programs that support and celebrate the diversity of the community's social, artistic and intellectual inheritance.
  • Discrimination Assistance (2)
    FT-1800

    Discrimination Assistance

    FT-1800

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been treated unfairly or denied normal privileges based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
  • Education Advocacy Groups (9)
    TD-1600.1770

    Education Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.1770

    Organizations that promote a particular practice like bilingual education, support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that will result in specific types of educational reform or other improvements in the educational system, or support specific changes in local educational institutions that will improve the delivery of services to local students.
  • Ethnic Oriented Multipurpose Centers (1)
    TC-5500.1800

    Ethnic Oriented Multipurpose Centers

    TC-5500.1800

    Multipurpose centers that serve as focal points for specific ethnic groups within the community and which offer, at a single location, a wide variety of services and activities that are structured to meet the social, educational, economic, recreational and other needs of participants in ways that are culturally appropriate.
  • Funding (7)
    TB-0700.2200

    Funding

    TB-0700.2200

    The purposes for which grant dollars provided by foundations and other funding organizations are designated (e.g., capital support, endowments, research) and/or the types of activities organizations engage in to fund their programs (e.g., nonprofit retail stores).
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Advocacy Groups (9)
    TD-1600.3100-250

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.3100-250

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender individuals, intersexed individuals (people born with reproductive organs and/or genitalia that are ambiguous or atypical), cross-dressers and/or people who are in the process of coming out or are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Health Related Advocacy Groups (5)
    TD-1600.2570

    Health Related Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.2570

    Organizations that are dedicated to protecting and improving the quality and affordability of health and long term care for all individuals and advocating for changes in the health care system that will achieve these goals; or which advocate more broadly for legislation and other measures such as bans on smoking that have a positive impact on public health. Specific issues may include extending the reach of childhood immunization programs, expanding services for people with specific disabilities or health conditions, funding medical research, supporting or opposing stem cell research, establishing the liability of managed health care organizations and nursing facilities for the consequences of their decisions, providing a prescription drug benefit for the elderly, passing a powerful patient's bill of rights, advocating for universal health care or taking a position on the merits of specific medical procedures or forms of treatment.
  • Hispanic/Latino Community (10)
    YH-6000.3100

    Hispanic/Latino Community

    YH-6000.3100

    Americans of Spanish or Latin American descent. Latin America is a geographic and cultural region comprising 18 Spanish-speaking countries, Brazil, and Haiti, or generally the areas which Spain and Portugal colonized in the Americas.
  • Homeless Families (4)
    YV-3000.3000

    Homeless Families

    YV-3000.3000

    Families, usually consisting of two parents and their children but also including single parent families, extended families and nontraditional family groups, who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people.
  • Homeless People (17)
    YV-3000

    Homeless People

    YV-3000

    Individuals and families who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people. Some people who are homeless have issues with substance abuse, chronic or severe mental illness, chronic unemployment or underemployment, or other problems that prevent them from obtaining housing.
  • Housing Advocacy Groups (6)
    TD-1600.2800

    Housing Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.2800

    Organizations that advocate for constructing, renovating or otherwise improving the availability of safe, affordable rental and purchasable housing for low-income individuals and families, older adults, people with disabilities, migrant workers and others who are unable to purchase a home or rent a home or apartment under current market conditions or who are forced to spend an excessively large proportion of their income on housing to the detriment of other necessities.
  • Immigration Issues (5)
    YZ-3350

    Immigration Issues

    YZ-3350

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of immigration.
  • Individual Advocacy (3)
    FP-0500.3300

    Individual Advocacy

    FP-0500.3300

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services for which they are eligible, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions.
  • Information and Referral (15)
    TJ-3000

    Information and Referral

    TJ-3000

    Programs whose primary purpose is to maintain information about human service resources in the community and to link people who need assistance with appropriate service providers and/or to supply descriptive information about the agencies or organizations which offer services. The information and referral process involves establishing contact with the individual, assessing the individual's long and short-term needs, identifying resources to meet those needs, providing a referral to identified resources, and, where appropriate, following up to ensure that the individual's needs have been met.
  • Information Lines (6)
    TJ-3200

    Information Lines

    TJ-3200

    Programs that provide live or recorded information about a particular topic or service that interested individuals can access by telephone. Also included are organizations that provide this type of topical information via an Internet website.
  • Language Translation (3)
    PH-3500.4550

    Language Translation

    PH-3500.4550

    Programs that offer the services of bilingual individuals who have reading and writing proficiency in the second language to transfer documents written in the second language into English or vice versa or to explain the meaning of documents written in English to people whose reading proficiency in English is inadequate, using that person's native language.
  • LGBTQ Advocacy Groups (1)
    TD-1600.3100-400

    LGBTQ Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.3100-400

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning or are in the process of coming out.
  • Men (5)
    YS-5000.5000

    Men

    YS-5000.5000

    Individuals who have needs and interests in common as a result of similar experiences, concerns or expectations as male adults.
  • Neighborhood Improvement Groups (2)
    TD-1600.6000

    Neighborhood Improvement Groups

    TD-1600.6000

    Organizations whose members are usually residents of a particular community or neighborhood who work together to remedy deficiencies in existing neighborhood conditions or to enhance conditions that are currently satisfactory.
  • Records/Licenses/Permits (4)
    DF-7000

    Records/Licenses/Permits

    DF-7000

    Programs that issue written personal permits to engage in activities that are regulated by government authority or which maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to documents which authenticate the occurrence of specific transactions, proceedings or events. Also included are programs that evaluate records, licenses or permits issued by foreign authorities and produce written certification of equivalency to U.S. standards.
  • Specialized Information and Referral (22)
    TJ-3000.8000

    Specialized Information and Referral

    TJ-3000.8000

    Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
  • Volunteer Recruitment/Placement (2)
    PW-9000

    Volunteer Recruitment/Placement

    PW-9000

    Programs that identify individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields and which systematically evaluate the skills, talents and personalities of recruited volunteers and match them with human service agencies that need voluntary support.
  • Women (10)
    YS-2000.9500

    Women

    YS-2000.9500

    Individuals who have needs and interests in common as a result of similar experiences, concerns or expectations as adult females.
  • Women's Advocacy Groups (2)
    TD-1600.3100-950

    Women's Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.3100-950

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