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Accessible Philadelphia
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MCPD in partnership with all other city departments ensures the city’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act and other laws governing the city’s relationship with people with disabilities.

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.

Consortium
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A non-profit Community Mental Health Center delivering services in West and Southwest Philadelphia, and throughout the City.

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.

Fresh Start Foundation
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The supportive housing program for veterans in Philadelphia was developed to work with veterans with a history of chemical dependency and/or veterans with varying degrees of mental illness. This is a 30 bed program which is operated in partnership with the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and funded by the VA Homeless Providers Grant & Per Diem Program.

Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network
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A non-profit organization whose primary mission is three-fold: to help Veterans find work through career services programs/initiatives, mentorships and networking; to offer Veteran Entrepreneurship Programs; and to educate employers in the greater Philadelphia area on the "business sense" of hiring Veterans.

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
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Provides supportive transitional and permanent housing for homeless Veterans. All of these programs serve special needs homeless veterans with dual diagnoses (mental health and drug/alcohol addiction).

Military Assistance Project
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Established to provide free legal services for active duty, reserve, or veteran military personnel in the form of pro bono bankruptcy services.

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 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 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.

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

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Shelter and 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 Regional Benefit Office
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Provides information on VA benefits and resources for veterans filing claims.

Philadelphia VA Medical Center
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The Philadelphia VA Medical Center provides health care to Veterans living in America’s fifth-largest metropolitan area, including the city of Philadelphia and six surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The Philadelphia VAMC is part of the VA Healthcare Network - VISN4 and serves as an acute referral center for VA health care facilities in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.

Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission
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Seek to proactively serve the veterans of Philadelphia by providing them with the information they need to ensure that they receive all the benefits they rightfully deserve.

Philadelphia Veterans House
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A resource and support organization dedicated to helping Philadelphia’s homeless veterans.

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 Vets Center
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Provides readjustment, marriage and substance abuse counseling to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for veteran's family members and all services are provided at no cost.

Philadelphia Vets Center NE
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Provides readjustment, marriage and substance abuse counseling to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for veteran's family members and all services are provided at no cost.

Philadelphia: City Web Site
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Links to information and resources of Philadelphia. May provide links to veteran support and advocacy organizations.

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.

Project HOME Veterans Services
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Provides a variety of services that cater specifically to veterans and veteran families currently without homes or in danger of losing their homes.

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.

Support Homeless Veterans
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Created in 2011 to combat the growing epidemic of homelessness among American Veterans, Support Homeless Veterans (SHV) is devoted to bringing quality of life to these forgotten heroes.

Veterans Group, The
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Seeks to empower Veterans and their family members to once again become productive members of society.

 
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