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Baker Industries
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A non-profit work rehabilitation program for those with intellectual and physical disabilities, ex-offenders on parole or probation, recovering substance abusers, and the homeless.

Catholic Social Services
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Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia operates Family Service Centers at locations throughout the five-county metropolitan Philadelphia area.

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
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Help low-income Philadelphia residents obtain equal access to justice by providing them with advice and representation in civil legal matters; advocating for their legal rights; and conducting community education about the legal issues that affect them.

CORA Services
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Alternative education and job training program serving high-school drop outs obtain GED, computer and clerical skills and life skills. Job training, job placement assistance, teen parenting classes, counseling and drug and alcohol prevention classes.

Defender Association of Philadelphia
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Represents approximately seventy percent of all persons arrested in Philadelphia. The Association, however, has no power to appoint itself as legal counsel. The Court of Common Pleas and the Municipal Court of Philadelphia determine standards of indigence and make all counsel appointments for the Association.

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
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Provides referral, coordination and monitoring of supports and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These include education, job training and placement, day and residential programs, recreational activities, family support and respite care.

    Homeless Outreach
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    Provides a wide range of support and treatment services to homeless persons with behavioral health problems. DBHIDS funds five outreach teams, which are managed through the Project Homeless Outreach Coordination Center.

    Office of Addiction Services
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    Supports an extensive array of substance abuse treatment and prevention services throughout Philadelphia. A variety of levels of care are available that are designed to assist people in beginning the recovery process and continuing along the journey of a drug-free lifestyle.

Homeless Advocacy Project
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Exists to meet the legal and advocacy needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. With a legal staff of 13 and a corps of 400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and law students, HAP engages in direct outreach to homeless individuals in need of legal services.

Impact Services: Re-Entry Services
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Provides five programs that serve ex-offenders and one program that serves youth.

LGBT Health Resource Center
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The LGBT Health Resource Center is part of The SafeGuards Project, a non-profit community health organization evolving to meet the changing needs of our communities in the Greater Philadelphia area. This site is designed to provide access to health information and resources for sexual minority communities and their health care providers.

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.

Pennsylvania 211
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Get Connected, Get Answers. CONNECT211.org is an information and referral service ... a bridge between people who need social services and the agencies furnishing those services. CONNECT211.org has information on health and human service agencies in southeast Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Prison Society
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The mission of the Pennsylvania Prison Society is to advocate for a humane, just and restorative correctional system, and to promote a rational approach to criminal justice issues while supporting the reintegration efforts of ex-offenders.

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.

People for People
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A North Central Philadelphia, non-profit organization working to improve the lives of the economically challenged.

Philadelphia AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO)
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Administers federal, state and city funded HIV/AIDS programs in Philadelphia through collaborative service contracts with community-based organizations.

Philadelphia Court System
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Find information about the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

    Adult Probation and Parole Department
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    Serves as the community corrections agency within the Philadelphia Criminal Justice System. APPD staff supervises all probation and/or paroled offenders who receive a county or probationary sentence.

    Juvenile Probation
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    The mission of Juvenile Probation in the context of Pennsylvania's Balanced & Restorative Justice (BARJ) Model is to serve the needs of the victim, offender, and the community in a balanced manner in each individual case.

Philadelphia Department of Human Services
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Provides information and support to individuals and families in the community.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health
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Find health information and resources offered in the community.

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Services
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Offers a network of shelters, boarding homes, and refers families, couples and single individuals to available housing resources.

Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development
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City of Philadelphia's housing policy agency responsible for administering housing and community development programs to benefit low- and moderate-income residents.

Philadelphia Police Department
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Find information and resources from the Philadelphia Police.

Philadelphia Unemployment Project
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Since 1975, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project has organized the poor and unemployed to fight for economic justice, bringing diverse groups together to bring about major changes that benefit millions of unemployed and impoverished.

Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center
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Computer skills and repair training; hospitality job readiness training, employment counseling, homeless support services and care, assistance in processing veterans’ benefits claims.

Philadelphia Youth Network
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Youth workforce development, internships, academic support, summer camps and after-school programs for out-of-school under-21s living in the Empowerment Zone.

Philadelphia: City Web Site
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Provides information about local programs and services available to everyone in Philadelphia, including re-integrating offenders and person on probation or parole.

Project HOME
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Empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.

Ready, Willing & Able Philadelphia
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Residential job training program for homeless individuals most of whom have are ex-offenders with a history of substance abuse. Physical and mental health services also provided.

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.

Women’s Law Project
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Seeks to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

 
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