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2-1-1 SEPA
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Get Connected, Get Answers. 2-1-1 SEPA is an information and referral service ... a bridge between people who need social services and the agencies furnishing those services.

Arc of Philadelphia
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An advocacy organization that provides training, information and referral support to people with disabilities and their families.

CAP4Kids, The Children's Advocacy Project of Philadelphia
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Seeks to help bridge the gap between the many quality social service agencies in Philadelphia and the families that need their help most. This web site provides health care professionals and social service providers the tools necessary to connect families to the appropriate social service agencies which will help to meet their needs.

Center for Autism Research (CAR)
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Conducts research that is designed to improve the understanding of the causes of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and supports a growing array of research projects guided by the belief that effective treatments will follow from a better understanding of underlying causes.

Citizens Acting Together Can Help (CATCH)
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A nonprofit entity that seeks to provide continuous care on the ladder of independence for individuals with disabilities.

City of Philadelphia Web Site
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Provides information about local programs and services.

COMHAR
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Helps people of all ages and cultures in the community who have developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, physical limitations and other challenges by providing assistance at home and a broad array of services.

Consortium
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A nonprofit community mental health center that seeks to deliver and advocate for integrated health care services in our community and to create and provide behavioral health services, including mental health services, drug and alcohol counseling, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, especially to people who are economically disadvantaged.

CORA
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A nonprofit, community-based social services and youth development agency providing a broad range of support and services, including substance abuse services, to almost 30,000 children and their families in the Greater Philadelphia area each year.

Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania
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A nonprofit, voluntary health organization that provides education, support and advocacy for people with epilepsy and their families.

Family Resource Network
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FRN is involved in multiple efforts on behalf of families such as providing families with support and educational resources regarding behavioral health issues, collaborating with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disabilities and community providers as part of recovery transformation, promoting the importance of family inclusion in trainings to the Philadelphia Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team, as well as staff across systems, utilization of the FRN Standards as a foundation in the building of formal provider family inclusive policies and procedures, and development of family inclusion competencies for community psychiatry through the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council.

Family Resource Network
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FRN is involved in multiple efforts on behalf of families such as providing families with support and educational resources regarding behavioral health issues, collaborating with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disabilities and community providers as part of recovery transformation, promoting the importance of family inclusion in trainings to the Philadelphia Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team, as well as staff across systems, utilization of the FRN Standards as a foundation in the building of formal provider family inclusive policies and procedures, and development of family inclusion competencies for community psychiatry through the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council.

Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council
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A community organization dedicated to preventing suicide, reducing the stigma associated with suicide, and supporting those people affected by depression or the loss of a loved one to suicide through education and support.

Healthy Minds Philly Initiative
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Free public health resource including behavioral health screenings, mental health first aid trainings, help numbers and more...

Intercommunity Action (INTERAC)
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A nonprofit community agency whose mission is to provide exemplary services in the areas of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Aging, for the purpose of assisting people to achieve their maximum potential and enhancing their quality of life.

Jewish Family and Children's Service
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A comprehensive human service organization that offers professional counseling and supportive services to children, adolescents and adults in every phase of the life cycle and from all walks of life.

John F Kennedy Community MH/MR Center
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Seeks to provide high-quality services to residents of Philadelphia who need behavioral health treatment.

Liberty Resources
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A nonprofit, consumer driven organization that advocates and promotes independent living for persons with disabilities.

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Includes a listing of jobs available at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing mental health services.

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Vocational Programs
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Vocational programs teach job-readiness skills, including interviewing and resume writing techniques and how to dress appropriately. They also offer internships and ongoing support and counseling after a person finds employment. MHASP also works to recruit employers who will commit to providing employment to people with a mental illness.

    Connect
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    Offers assistance to homeless people in Delaware County who are interested in working their way back into mainstream society.

    Impact
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    Provides vocational assistance, including education and training in how to choose a career, find a job in that field, and keep it. Program participants are referred by their case managers.

Mental Health Partnership
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Seeks to assist older adults, their families and caregivers in obtaining mental health services specific to the needs of older adults as well as providing information on how to advocate to get your needs met.

My City My Place
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A resource directory for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families and professionals, linking people with needed resources; supporting choice, self-determination and inclusion.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Philadelphia
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A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

Northeast Community Center for MH/MR
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A comprehensive community intellectual and developmental disabilities Center. The mission of the Center is to bring, within our resources, quality mental health, m intellectual and developmental disabilities, aging and addiction recovery services to every individual needing our services at a cost that each can afford. The center seeks to bring these services to individuals where and when they need the care. Our Center either provides, or refers to other agencies for any service in the behavioral health field that can be provided. All services are confidential and are offered regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin or ancestry, physical handicap, ethnicity, marital status, sexual preference or affectional preference. Any individual with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be provided competent, free language assistance services.

Parents Exchange
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An information, referral, and advocacy service for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and professionals who work with families.

Partnership for Community Supports
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Provides city-wide supports coordination in Philadelphia for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in locating supports and services within their community and enabling the individual to have a full and meaningful life.

PATH (People Acting To Help)
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If you, a family member or a friend are having problems with mental health and/or substance abuse, PATH can help. If you have intellectual and developmental disabilities or a family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities, PATH can help. For over 30 years, individuals and their families have been coming to PATH because of the respect and dignity we show all individuals, our quality services, our belief that all individuals can personally grow and realize their personal vision, and our commitment to help individuals live a more independent and fulfilling life in their community.

Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together (Pro-ACT)
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PRO-ACT is a Southeastern PA, volunteer-based grassroots recovery support services and advocacy organization of consumers, family members and friends of people struggling with or in recovery from the disease of alcohol/other drug addiction. Chapters in Philadelphia and surrounding counties promote and put a face and voice on recovery. PA law Act 106 requires group health insurance plans to include coverage for addiction treatment. Know the law; know your rights. Call PRO-ACT at 1-800-221-6333.

Philadelphia Alliance
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The Philadelphia Alliance, a professional society of more than forty specialized agencies working cooperatively, is committed to improving the quality of mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities and drug and alcohol services through leadership and support of the human services system.

Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
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Information about local mental health programs may be available from chamber staff.

Philadelphia Coalition of Community MH/MR Centers
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The Philadelphia Coalition is a membership organization, made of the eleven comprehensive community BH/ID centers in Philadelphia. We are committed to strengthening our member agencies by providing opportunities for networking, education, information exchange, representation on various local and state stakeholder committees and work groups, as well as by providing a range of support services. Our common mission is to improve the access to and quality of services provided in the Philadelphia Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities system, to maximize the efficiency of our organizations, and to strive for the satisfaction of every person who seeks support from our agencies.

Philly Health Info (Presented by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
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A free health information service for all residents of Greater Philadelphia. Its centerpiece is a multifaceted Web portal, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, providing access to the latest quality health and medical information, with an emphasis on regional resources and services. The portal provides tools to expand the user’s knowledge of health issues and make informed decisions about their medical care. Philly Health Info strives to provide information and responsive service to meet the needs of a diverse clientele, with special attention to race, ethnicity, literacy, language comprehension, and access to appropriate health information resources.

PhillyHealth
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Philadelphia health directory offering updated news, event listings, and health specialists listings in Pennsylvania and the greater Philadelphia area.

PLAN of PA
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A nonprofit organization that provides planning, trust, and care management services to families of adults with mental illness, autism, intellectual disability, brain injury, and other lifelong disabilities.

PMHC Cares
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Provides comprehensive behavioral health care for children, adolescents, and their families. Specializing in children diagnosed along the Autistic Spectrum, PMHC offers a wide range of outpatient and community based services, including those that take place in schools. In addition, PMHC offers an after school program for children diagnosed with Autism.

PMHCC (formerly Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation)
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Seeks to improve service opportunities for citizens who are limited primarily by serious and/or prolonged mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse and/or other challenges to self-sufficiency.

Public Health Management Corporation
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A nonprofit, public health organization committed to improving the health of the community through outreach, education, research, planning, technical assistance and direct services.

Seniors Resource Guide Directory for Philadelphia
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Features online directories listing over forty topics dealing with senior housing, home health care, health and professional services, care management, and community resources. The site serves seniors, caregivers, children of seniors, social workers, discharge planners and anyone who serves the needs of people 65 and older.

SEPIA (Southeastern Pennsylvania InterGroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous)
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The primary purpose of the group is to carry the message of recovery to the alcoholic who still suffers. Covers the Southeastern Pennsylvania area, including Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery.

SPIN (Special People in Northeast)
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A nonprofit human service organization dedicated to providing quality services and support for children and adults with disabilities and their families, in the belief that all people regardless of their abilities seek opportunities to live life to the fullest.

VERSIDA
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A real-life social support organization where women of all colors, classes and cultures come together to encourage, educate and empower one another as they navigate the many twists and turns of living with all types and stages of Alopecia.

Vision for Equality
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An agency committed to people with disabilities and family members of people with disabilities. Provides advocacy support and monitoring services for people who receive intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Philadelphia.

 
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