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Racers Against Child AbuseRACERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE was founded by Nat and Amy Barber in March 2013 as a Facebook group. We now have over 2000 members from across the US and Canada. Please like our page or join our group for updates, pictures, and information about prevention and awareness of child abuse.

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www.racersagainstchildabuse.com

Disability Law Colorado logoIn 1977, the governor designated Disability Law Colorado to be Colorado’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for people with developmental disabilities. Over time, Congress expanded the P&A network which now includes eight federally mandated programs that allow us to reach out to more people with disabilities.
Today, Disability Law Colorado is recognized as a leader in the National Disability Rights Network made up of Protection and Advocacy programs from all the states and territories.

Who is Disability Law Colorado?
Disability Law Colorado (formerly known as The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People) is an independent, public interest nonprofit organization, specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues.

We work to promote systemic change to sustain or improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and elders.

www.DisabilityLawCO.org

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Our Services

We address a wide variety of disability issues ranging from special education, housing and employment, to long-term care and voting rights.

We do this through four core service areas:

  1. Legal Representation
  2. Training and Education
  3. Information and Referrals
  4. Legislative Analysis

Our Origins

Disability Law Colorado was created in 1976 out of the dream of a small group of parents who came together to secure equal rights for their children with developmental disabilities who were living in state institutions. These parents wanted a better life for their children and believed that all people with disabilities deserved the right to live full and rewarding lives.

Love In The Name Of Christ of Central Lane County logoAs Love In the Name of Christ serves the community, it is a call center. We help people in need without regard to age, race, gender, or religion. Referrals are made to community agencies and ministries that churches offer which can be a resource for specific areas in which they may be struggling. Our primary focus, however, is to offer practical, hands-on assistance in a variety of areas through our volunteers’ willing hands and feet. The type of help we can offer will be ever changing as new volunteers step forward, desiring to help others with the talents, hobbies or skills they possess. We’re regularly updating our data base of volunteer teams of people willing to help in these general areas: prayer, meals, rides to appointments, yard work, packing, painting, firewood and stocking pantry shelves as folks transition from being without homes.

http://loveinclanecounty.com

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Achieve Tahoe logoBased in North Lake Tahoe, Achieve Tahoe leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. With over 48 years experience, our trained staff and volunteers guide you in discovering life without limits. Our specialized adaptive equipment and teaching methods allow us to accommodate almost ANYone with ANY disability.

Our Mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.

Brief History In 1967 Jim Winthers, a World War II Veteran of the 10th Mountain Division and Director of the Soda Springs Ski School, brought together a group of Vietnam Veterans to support each other as they learned to cope with their disabilities. These Veterans taught themselves and others how to ski. From there, our organization was born.

Achieve Tahoe has continued its rehabilitation orientation and remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which individuals with disabilities gain self-confidence, mobility, and greater independence. Our programs promote education, socialization and employment. They help turn tragedy into triumph by instilling in participants the knowledge that it’s not their disabilities, but their abilities that count.

http://www.achievetahoe.org
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Northwest Compass, Inc. logoResponding to an environment of dynamic and constantly changing socioeconomics continues to define and solidify Northwest Compass Inc.’s essential role in assisting people in meeting the challenges of having a safe environment for themselves and their families, from which they can create a path to a positive future.
OUR MISSION
We enhance our community by providing emergency services, education and empowerment which foster personal responsibility for those who are vulnerable or in crisis.
OUR VISION
We will continue to be an effective provider to those in crisis in the Northwest suburbs through the delivery of comprehensive services that help people when they need it the most. This vision will be achieved through a consortium of integrated community partnerships.

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CORE VALUES
Cultural competency. Diversity is a valuable reality in our community, therefore staff, interns, and volunteers demonstrate such in their work with participants.
Organizational partnerships. Collaborative relationships with the community, public, and private industry partners assist families in overcoming barriers through coordinated services.
Mutually-agreeable goals. Cooperation between personnel and participants are essential to providing emergency services, education, and empowerment in order to foster personal responsibility.
Program excellence. Designing, aligning and continuously improving realistic program outcomes allows for our participants to succeed.
Accountability. Responsible productivity of our participants and staff will work together towards an overall goal and healthy interdependence.
Suspending judgment and demonstrating empathy. Open mindedness with our participants is treasured because active listening creates transformation.
Solution focused-motivational interviewing. Trained staff providing short term intervention assists participants in overcoming their immediate crisis by meeting them where they are.

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research logoThe Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), with the input of community stakeholders, has developed a strategic research plan for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) to accelerate research and the development of therapies for PWS. Through the implementation of new translational research programs, the management of a world-class grants program, and the development of PWS research tools, FPWR will advance research in order to develop new treatments for PWS and improve the health and well being of those with PWS.
With the support of the PWS community, FPWR’s research program has grown from funding small pilot studies to encompassing a robust and diverse research portfolio that facilitates and guides the PWS research agenda. We have played an instrumental role in advancing the field of PWS research by supporting innovative research, encouraging collaboration, engaging pharmaceutical companies, and enabling a research-ready community.

https://www.fpwr.org/
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Pathways logoAbout Pathways
Our mission is to serve the immediate needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness within the Yankton area, while engaging partners in developing long-term solutions. The shelter was founded on the belief that everyone deserves a home.

Pathways has been in existence since 1994. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We aim to be a “hand-up” rather than a “hand-out” in breaking the cycle of homelessness.

http://www.yanktonpathways.org/
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Crisis Clinic LogoCrisis Clinic is at the heart of the Seattle-King County safety net providing a broad array of telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referral services. For many people in emotional distress or needing community services assistance, we are their “first call for help.” Each year, we improve the lives of thousands of people by listening, caring and linking to services. “When you need us, we’re here!”

Crisis Clinic is state licensed by DSHS/DBHR as a crisis telephone service provider and as a certified chemical dependency treatment service—crisis intervention. We are also nationally accredited by CONTACT USA and the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. As one of the oldest crisis lines in the nation, we continue to be committed to providing excellent service to all who contact us.

Our passion is caring and listening; empowering people to make positive life changes. We do this through connections between people and critical resources.
Crisis Clinic connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help.
We do this to reduce immediate emotional distress and defuse crises for individuals, families and the community; to reduce the immediate risk of violence to one’s self and others; and to increase the ability of people to access the safety net, particularly for mental and emotional support services.
Crisis Clinic serves all people (in physical, emotional and financial crisis) with an emphasis on serving King County residents.

https://crisisclinic.org/

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Wellspring Womens Center logoWellspring Women’s Center was founded in 1987 by two sisters of Social Service with the mission to “nurture the innate goodness and personal self esteem of women and their children and to do so within an atmosphere of hospitality with dignity and love.” Wellspring serves as a drop-in center to women and their children and provides a nutritious breakfast meal and social work services. Wellspring started from humble beginnings and has grown to become a trusted neighborhood gathering place that reduces isolation and loneliness.
We serve nearly 200 women and their children every week day by providing a nutritious breakfast, free counseling, enrichment classes, and safety net services.

Who does Wellspring serve?
Any female or child may come to Wellspring, there is no other criterion. Guests are diverse in age, personal background and ethnicity.
What services do you provide?

  • A safe and welcoming gathering place for women and their children
  • A nutritious breakfast to over 200 women and their children every weekday
  • Children’s Corner with early learning opportunities and activities for preschoolers
  • Counseling, expressive art therapy groups, and case management
    • Parenting classes
    • Craft Club
    • Referrals to other agencies and services
    • Assistance with accessing community resources; including Spanish translation services

Wellspring operates without any government funding. This allows Wellspring to avoid limitations on who we can serve and allows a quick response to community needs. Wellspring is supported entirely through individuals, corporations, community service groups, schools,  and foundations.

http://www.wellspringwomen.org/

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Multi-Agency Alliance for Children logoMAAC (The Multi-Agency Alliance for Children) has been approaching child welfare and behavioral healthcare with an innovative, custom-tailored approach for nearly 20 years.

In 1996, several private non-profit agency directors gathered together to create what ultimately became the MAAC collaborative. These directors were driven to create “a new way of doing business” in the field of behavioral healthcare. Their vision was to create a seamless continuum of care to address all of the needs of the child, adolescent and family while reducing treatment “failures” and uncoordinated multiple placements.

By teaming together to create a continuum of collaborative care, each MAAC member-agency maintains their individuality and expertise in the service areas they uniquely provide. This team approach eliminates the duplication of services across multiple agencies, reducing the risk of becoming “spread too thin.”

http://www.maac4kids.org/

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