Aging & People with Disabilities
Adult Day Programs
Adult Day ProgramsPrograms that provide care and supervision in a protective setting for dependent adults living in the community during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include social and recreational activities, training that is essential for sustaining activities of daily living, hot meals, as appropriate and, if an adult day health care center, health and related services.
Adult In Home Respite Care
Adult In Home Respite CarePrograms that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in their own home.
Adult Out of Home Respite Care
Adult Out of Home Respite CarePrograms that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in a community setting/facility.
Adult Out of Home Respite Care * Autism Spectrum Disorder
Adult Protective Intervention/Investigation
Adult Protective Intervention/InvestigationSocial services programs provided by state and/or local governments that evaluate reports from friends, neighbors or others who are concerned about the welfare of an older adult or person with a disability who may be unable to act on their own behalf, manage their own affairs or are in immediate danger due to physical or emotional abuse, unsafe or hazardous living conditions, exploitation, neglect, self-neglect or abandonment. If the situation meets the criteria for intervention, an APS worker will initiate face-to-face contact with the individual, assess their situation for safety and need for assistance, and determine what services, if any, would be beneficial to maintain his/her well-being and independence. Services may include removal of the individual to safer surroundings, authorization for medical treatment and other available services that may be necessary to remove the conditions which have created a threat. Every state has its own distinct APS system and programs which vary in terms of populations served, services provided and scope of the program; and while APS workers help thousands of vulnerable adults every day, individuals always have the right to decline assistance.
Adult Residential Facility Complaints
Adult Residential Facility ComplaintsPrograms, usually offered by licensing authorities, that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding the licensing, cleanliness and safety of facilities, treatment of residents, quality of care, excessive fees, unethical or improper conduct of personnel or other inappropriate business practices of group residences for adults with disabilities, assisted living facilities, and senior residential care homes.
Adult Residential Treatment Facilities
Adult Residential Treatment FacilitiesPrograms that provide a treatment-oriented living experience in a community-based facility for adults who have emotional disturbances and who, because of their disabilities, are unable to succeed in other placements, but who do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. The service is geared to the specific needs of individual residents and their eventual return to the community as soon as their personal and social adjustment and development permit.
Advance Medical Directives
Advance Medical DirectivesPrograms that provide assistance for people who want to use the tools appropriate in their state to express their wishes regarding future medical treatment should they become incapacitated and/or to name the individual they would like to make health care decisions on their behalf. Included are programs that provide copies of necessary forms as well as those that help people complete them.
Advocacy * Disabilities Issues
Age Peer Networking
Age Peer NetworkingPrograms that link individuals of a particular age group (e.g., youth, adults, older adults) with others of the same age group for the purpose of information sharing and support.
Age Peer Networking * Adoption/Foster Care Issues
Age Peer Networking * Mental Health Issues
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Aging and Disability Resource CentersPrograms that create a single, coordinated system of information and access for older adults and people with disabilities who are seeking long term support to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making. ADRC centers serve as a single point of entry to public long term support programs and services. They offer information and counseling regarding available long term support options; assist individuals in determining their eligibility for public long term support programs and benefits including level of care determinations for Medicaid nursing facility and home and community-based service waiver programs; provide short-term case management to stabilize long term supports for individuals and their families in times of immediate need; help people plan for their future long term support needs; and provide information about and referral to other programs and benefits (such as health promotion and disease prevention, transportation services, housing and income support programs) that help people remain in the community.
Aging AssociationsOrganizations whose members are individuals who work in the aging field who have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in education and training conferences, interacting with other professionals and taking advantage of other opportunities for personal and professional development. Aging associations may also set standards which relate to the qualifications and performance of members; advocate for the rights of older adults and their caregivers; promote legislation that funds research and services for this population; and provide information for members and the general public.
Aging/Older Adult Support Groups
Aging/Older Adult Support GroupsMutual support groups whose members are individuals in the later years of their lives. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the quality of life issues that affect them all.
Case/Care Management * Adults With Disabilities/Health Conditions
Case/Care Management * Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions
Case/Care Management * Chronic/Severe Mental Illness
Case/Care Management * Cystic Fibrosis
Case/Care Management * Deafness
Case/Care Management * Disabilities Issues
Case/Care Management * Hard of Hearing
Case/Care Management * Older Adults
Cavity Prevention Measures * Disabilities Issues
Disability AssociationsOrganizations whose members are individuals who work in the disability field and have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in education and training conferences, interacting with other professionals and taking advantage of other opportunities for personal and professional development. Many disability associations also include individuals with disabilities and their families in their membership. Disability associations may also advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and their caregivers; promote legislation that funds research and services for this population; and provide information for members and the general public. Included are associations that focus on a specific disability such as autism or brain injuries; and those that address a broad range of disability issues.
Disability Awareness Training
Disability Awareness TrainingPrograms that offer workshops, discussion groups, activities and other types of training that sensitize participants to people with disabilities or others with visible differences such as scarring that set them apart from their peers, help them experience what it is like to have a disability, and share techniques for positive communication and interaction with people who have disabilities.
Disability Related Center Based Employment
Disability Related Center Based EmploymentPrograms that provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice work skills in a separate and supported environment. Participants may be involved in the program on a transitional or ongoing basis, and are paid for their work, generally under a piecework arrangement. The nature of the work and the types of disabilities represented in the workforce vary widely by program and by the area in which the organization is located. Individuals participate in center-based employment for a variety of reasons including severity of disability, need for additional training or experience, need for a protected environment and/or lack of availability of community-based employment.
Disability Related Center Based Employment * Chronic/Severe Mental Illness
Disability Related Parenting Programs
Disability Related Parenting ProgramsPrograms that provide educational and supportive services for parents with disabilities and/or parents of children with disabilities who want to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in their parenting role.
Disability Related Parenting Programs * Autism Spectrum Disorder
Disability Related Parenting Programs * Deafness
Disability Related Parenting Programs * Veteran/Military Personnel Issues
Disability Related Sports
Disability Related SportsPrograms that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities.
Disability Related Transportation
Disability Related TransportationPrograms that provide door-to-door (or curb-to-curb) transportation for purposes of shopping, banking, social events, medical appointments, getting to and from work, and similar activities for people with disabilities who need special accommodations and are unable to utilize other available means of transportation. Also included are programs that provide transportation for youngsters with disabilities who have no other means of accessing necessary specialized services and activities. Some but not all vehicles used for this purpose are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
Disability Related Transportation * Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions
Disability Related Transportation * Veterans
Disability Rights Groups
Disability Rights GroupsOrganizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population.
Disability Rights Groups * Blindness
Disability Rights Groups * Veterans
Disability Savings Accounts
Disability Savings AccountsPrograms that provide opportunities for people with disabilities to establish special accounts where they can save money to pay for education, health care, transportation, housing and other expenses. Individuals can deposit up to $14,000 annually under current gift-tax limitations and accrue as much as $100,000 without risking their eligibility Social Security and other government benefits. People with disabilities can also retain Medicaid coverage no matter how much is deposited.
Senior Advocacy Groups
Senior Advocacy GroupsOrganizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of older adults.
Senior CentersMultipurpose centers that serve as focal points for older adults in the community and which offer, at a single location, a wide variety of services and activities that are needed by and of interest to this population.
Senior Centers * African American Community
Senior Centers * Native American Community
Senior Community Service Employment Programs
Senior Community Service Employment ProgramsPrograms funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act (OAA) and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor whose purpose is to develop workforce skills in unemployed, low-income older adults age 55 and older with poor employment prospects. Program participants are assigned to paid community service placements with a non-profit organization or governmental entity for purposes of training and acquisition or improvement of skills that may lead to unsubsidized employment or a job that is not subsidized by the program. In collaboration with the participant, the program must develop an Individual Employment Plan, which outlines steps for achieving goals as determined through personal interviews and assessment instruments. Participants may be offered supportive services such as transportation, counseling, work equipment and other items to assist them in participating in the SCSEP and preparing them for a permanent job.
Senior Corps Volunteer Programs
Senior Corps Volunteer ProgramsA network of programs including Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) that tap the experience, skills and talents of older adults to meet community challenges. Senior Corp volunteers assist local nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations in carrying out their missions in all 50 states.
Senior Housing Information and Referral
Senior Housing Information and ReferralPrograms that maintain information about retirement residences, residential care facilities and nursing homes, and link older adults who are looking for alternative living options with appropriate independent or supervised living resources.
Senior Housing Information and Referral * African American Community
Senior Ride Programs
Senior Ride ProgramsPrograms that provide door-to-door (or curb-to-curb) transportation for purposes of medical appointments, shopping, banking, social events, and other similar activities for older adults who need special accommodations and are unable to utilize other available means of transportation.
Certificates/Forms Assistance * Transgender Individuals
Community Clinics * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Domestic Violence Hotlines * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Gender Identity Counseling
Gender Identity CounselingPrograms that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals whose gender identity is not in harmony with their birth assignment, and who may have a desire to change their biological sexual characteristics to conform physically with their perception of self and want to explore their options including hormone replacement therapy, gender transition and/or reassignment through surgery.
General Crisis Intervention Hotlines * Transgender Individuals
General Medical Care * Transgender Individuals
HIV Testing * LGBTQ2+ Issues
HIV Testing * Transgender Individuals
Identification CardsPrograms that issue documentation that is designed to prove the identity of the person carrying it.
Individual Counseling * AIDS/HIV Issues
Individual Counseling * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Internet Information Resources * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Legal Information Services * AIDS/HIV Issues
Legal Information Services * LGBTQ2+ Issues
LGBTQ2+ Advocacy Groups
LGBTQ2+ Advocacy GroupsOrganizations 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, two-spirit, or otherwise as part of the gender and sexually expansive community.
LGBTQ2+ Advocacy Groups * Older Adult/Aging Issues
LGBTQ2+ Awareness Training
LGBTQ2+ Awareness TrainingPrograms that offer workshops, discussion groups and other types of training which introduce participants to key concepts and terminology pertaining to the gender and sexually expansive community including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, or coming out, in order to promote greater understanding and awareness. Topics may include the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and how these two aspects relate to one another and to race, culture and religion.
LGBTQ2+ Community Centers
LGBTQ2+ Community CentersMultipurpose centers that serve as a meeting place for people who identify as part of the gender and sexually expansive community that includes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or two-spirit, to grow together, celebrate diversity and increase public understanding. The centers may offer community events, educational programs, counseling, support groups, library resources, recreational programs and other services that support LGBTQ2+ individuals and organizations.
LGBTQ2+ Community Centers * Older Adults
LGBTQ2+ HelplinesPrograms that provide immediate assistance for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit or as part of other communities such as those in the process of coming out or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and/or their friends and families. Included may be short-term emotional support, resources and community referrals. The service is generally free and confidential and may offer peer support. Helpline staff are generally available via telephone, email, chat and/or text.
LGBTQ2+ Helplines * LGBTQ2+ Youth
LGBTQ2+ Helplines * Older Adults
LGBTQ2+ Helplines * Transgender Individuals
LGBTQ2+ Social Clubs
LGBTQ2+ Social ClubsOrganizations that provide an opportunity for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning to meet and socialize through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues, pride events and other companionable activities. Some clubs may also offer lecture series which address topics of interest to the membership; provide opportunities for involvement in charitable fundraising and other similar activities; or be specifically configured for LGBTQ individuals with other characteristics e.g., gender questioning youth, Jewish lesbians, Catholic gays or people representative of a particular cultural heritage.
LGBTQ2+ Support Groups
LGBTQ2+ Support GroupsMutual support groups whose members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit or as part of other communities such as those in the process of coming out or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Groups may also be structured for parents, children, heterosexual partners or other relatives or significant others. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
LGBTQ2+ Support Groups * LGBTQ2+ Youth
LGBTQ2+ Support Groups * Parents of Teens
Mental Health Evaluation * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Mentoring Programs * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Personal Health Care Advocate Services * Transgender Individuals
Physician Referrals * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Records/Licenses/Permits Fee Payment Assistance * Transgender Individuals
Specialized Information and Referral * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Specialized Information and Referral * Transgender Individuals
Suicide Prevention Hotlines * LGBTQ2+ Issues
Suicide Prevention Hotlines * Transgender Individuals
Transgender Hormone Therapy
Transgender Hormone TherapyPrograms that offer hormone replacement therapy for transgender individuals who are beginning the anatomical and psychological transition to another sex and gender. The therapy involves taking estrogen (for male-to-female transition) or testosterone (for female-to-male transition) before, during, and after the surgical transition. The purpose of hormone therapy is to change the physical appearance of the individual to look like the other sex and to feel comfortable. The feminizing effects of estrogen and the masculinizing effects of testosterone may appear after the first couple of doses, though it may be several years before a person is satisfactorily transitioned.
Transgender Hormone Therapy * Children
Transitional Housing/Shelter * LGBTQ2+ Individuals
Immigrant & Refugee
Caregiver Training * Hispanic/Latino Community
Case/Care Management * Hispanic/Latino Community
Immigrant Rights Groups
Immigrant Rights GroupsOrganizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures which protect the rights and interests of individuals who have newly arrived in the country or which govern the process by which individuals and families are granted permission to immigrate.
Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs
Immigrant/Refugee Employment ProgramsPrograms that provide comprehensive support services for immigrants and refugees who need assistance to prepare for, find and retain paid employment. Services may include vocational assessment, job search assistance, professional mentoring programs and other levels of initial and ongoing support. The emphasis is on preparing individuals for the expectations of employment in a new country and in particular, to obtain recognition for professional experience secured in another country and to obtain initial work experience in their new country.
Immigrant/Refugee Support Groups
Immigrant/Refugee Support GroupsMutual support groups whose members are immigrants, refugees, temporary workers and other newcomers. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the cultural transition and quality of life issues that affect them all.
Immigration Detention Centers
Immigration Detention CentersFacilities that are used to detain individuals entering the U.S.who either fail to establish identity, are deemed a danger to the public or are considered unlikely to appear for future immigration proceedings or removal. The detention is intended for a limited time until a hearing can be arranged. The facilities are under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE) and are used to incarcerate non-citizens while removal proceedings are being completed and, in some cases, while asylum claims are being brought before the Immigration Court. BICE is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Immigration/Naturalization Adjudication Offices
Immigration/Naturalization Adjudication OfficesOrganizations that administer the immigration and naturalization laws which relate to the admission of aliens, adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence, extension or change of nonimmigrant status, removal of aliens and naturalization of non-citizens; which provide information and guidance for people who want to permission to enter the United States; and/or which help interested parties become naturalized U.S. citizens.
Immigration/Naturalization Adjudication Services
Immigration/Naturalization Adjudication ServicesPrograms that accept and make administrative decisions regarding immigration petitions and naturalization applications submitted by immigrants, nonimmigrant visa applicants, asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents who are seeking naturalization.
Immigration/Naturalization Adjudication Services * Sexual Assault Issues
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services
Immigration/Naturalization Legal ServicesPrograms that provide legal assistance for immigrants, nonimmigrant visa applicants, asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents who are seeking naturalization. Services are generally provided by nonprofit immigration law offices and may involve information and consultation about benefits under immigration law including procedures for obtaining student, visitor and employment-based visas; family immigration; asylee status; lawful permanent residence status; or citizenship.
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services * Cuban Community
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services * Domestic Violence Issues
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services * Haitian Community
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services * Hispanic/Latino Community
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services * Human Trafficking Issues
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services * Older Adults
Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services * Sexual Assault Issues
Refugee Resettlement Services
Refugee Resettlement ServicesGovernment-appointed nonprofit organizations, frequently associated with the faith community, that provide resettlement services through a network of local affiliates for refugee populations designated by the U.S. Department of State. These organizations take the lead in helping newly arrived refugees or refugee families make an adjustment to their new home and community. Services provided by local affiliates may include reception for arriving refugees; provision of a "welcome kit" of immediate necessities; periodic visits with the family during the early days of their transition; collection and provision of household goods; cultural orientation and ESL classes; and assistance in locating housing and employment, using public transportation and identifying other needed services.
Re-Entry & Post Incarceration
Certificates/Forms Assistance * Ex-Offenders
Criminal History Records
Criminal History RecordsPrograms that maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to the cumulative record of occasions on which an individual has been arrested by a local or state police agency and convicted in a court of law of a felony or serious misdemeanor. Information included in an individual's criminal history record generally includes details regarding the arrest, the charges filed, the sentence imposed, the fine imposed and related probation, parole and release information. Court records are usually considered public records and are available without the individual's consent unless they have been sealed, as in the case of a minor. Although there is variability from state to state regarding what can be released, to whom and for what reasons, arrest records are not generally considered public records and are only made available to people other than law enforcement officials or the persons to whom the records pertain by statute or court order. In "open record" states, criminal record information, including arrest record data, is available to anyone who asks. Also included are programs that are responsible for investigating and correcting errors in the criminal history records of individuals who have had contact with law enforcement, the courts, correctional institutions, the probation system or other parts of the criminal justice system.
Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
Criminal Record Expungement AssistancePrograms that provide assistance for people who want to submit a petition requesting that the court order the official and formal sealing or erasure of records related to a particular criminal case maintained by police agencies at all levels, the prosecuting attorney's office, the office of the clerk of the court and/or agencies that are part of the criminal correctional system. Most jurisdictions have laws that permit, even mandate, the sealing or expungement of juvenile records as well as statutes that relate to adult records and the conditions under which they may be cleared.
Ex-Offender CounselingPrograms that provide emotional support, information and guidance for people who recently have been released from a correctional facility and are having difficulty coping with adjustment to life in the community.
Ex-Offender Employment Programs
Ex-Offender Employment ProgramsPrograms that provide comprehensive support services for ex-offenders (also known as returning or returned citizens) who need assistance preparing for, finding and retaining paid employment. Services may include vocational assessment; guidance relating to resume preparation, job application letters and questionnaires, interview techniques, appropriate dress and personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; job skills development support; job placement assistance; limited periods of subsidized employment, where necessary; and/or on-the-job support, as required, by a personal case manager who may visit the individual while at work, meet with the person's supervisor and/or co-workers and provide whatever assistance the ex-offender needs to meet the challenges of entering the workforce and retain his or her position.
Ex-Offender Halfway Houses
Ex-Offender Halfway HousesCommunity-based programs that provide congregate living arrangements and a wide variety of counseling and supportive services for ex-offenders (also known as returning citizens) who recently have been released from a correctional facility but who require a gradual transition from that highly structured and supervised way of a life to a relatively free and normal existence in the community.
Ex-Offender Halfway Houses * Men
Ex-Offender Halfway Houses * Women
Ex-Offender Reentry Programs
Ex-Offender Reentry ProgramsPrograms that help people who have been released from a correctional facility (also known as returning citizens) make a successful transition to community life. Services generally include an assessment of the individual's needs, discussion of options and short-term case management involving coordination of needed services which may include housing location assistance, job training, job placement and retention services, legal assistance, literacy skills development, GED courses, parenting classes, life skills training, access to food and shelter resources, and other sources of support.
Ex-Offender Reentry Programs * Fathers
Ex-Offender Reentry Programs * Men
Ex-Offender Reentry Programs * Native American Community
Ex-Offender Reentry Programs * Women
ParolePrograms that provide for the formal supervision of people who have been conditionally released from jail, prison or other confinement after serving part of the term for which they were sentenced based on the judgment of a parole board that there is a reasonable probability that they will live and remain at liberty without violating the law. People who are on parole remain in the legal custody of the state and may be reincarcerated if they violate the terms of their parole order.
Parole * Juvenile Offenders
Prison Library Services
Prison Library ServicesPrograms that provide access to legal reference materials, current information on community services and resources, and religious, educational, and recreational reading material for inmates in correctional facilities. Access to legal reference materials can be accomplished by inclusion of pertinent volumes in a prison library, an agreement with a law library for circulation of books on a request basis, microfiche of legal materials and/or the use of lawyers, paralegals and/or law students to assist inmates in legal matters.
Prisoner Locator Services
Prisoner Locator ServicesPrograms that provide assistance for people who want to identify the correctional facility in which a particular offender is incarcerated.
ProbationPrograms that provide for the formal supervision of individuals who have been convicted of a crime, usually a lesser offense, and given a suspended sentence which releases them into the community under specific conditions which may include a reduced term in a correctional facility, fines, restitution to the victim, community work, counseling, "good conduct" and other stipulations.
Veterans & Military Service Members
Case/Care Management * Homeless Veterans
Case/Care Management * Veterans
Cavity Prevention Measures * Veterans
Military Donations/Relief Programs
Military Donations/Relief ProgramsPrograms that accept donations from the general public for the benefit of military personnel and their families or arrange for other supportive services during peace or wartime.
Military Family Service/Support Centers
Military Family Service/Support CentersPrograms located at military installations throughout the world that handle inquiries from military personnel, retirees, reservists and their family members, do an assessment of their needs and refer them to sources of help available at the installation or in the local community. The centers may provide relocation assistance, transition assistance, family life programs (e.g., parenting, stress management), individual and family counseling, employment assistance, and financial management services as well as emergency assistance.
Military Family Support Groups
Military Family Support GroupsMutual support groups whose members are the spouses, children, parents, other relatives, boyfriends, girlfriends or friends of active duty military personnel who have needs, issues and problems that relate to the stresses of military life. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; help participants prepare for military mobilization or deployment; and allow them to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the quality of life issues that affect them all.
Military RecordsPrograms that maintain and, where appropriate, provide copies of documents which relate to an individual's association with any of the branches of the armed forces including the person’s current active military status and discharge, if appropriate. Also included are programs that are responsible for investigating and correcting errors in the records of individuals who have served in the armed forces.
Military Transition Assistance Programs
Military Transition Assistance ProgramsPrograms that provide guidance and information regarding benefits, services and outplacement assistance for active duty separtees and retirees and their family members returning to civilian life with the objective of making the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. Services may include benefits counseling, employment search and placement assistance, relocation services, financial planning assistance, eligibility information regarding medical and dental insurance coverage and other forms of assistance to facilitate adjustment to civilian life. Special employment transition assistance includes certification of job skills and experience; information about applying active duty job skills and experience to private sector employment; information about geographic areas of relocation including the labor market and cost of living; identification and location of employment and training opportunities; instruction in resume preparation, job analysis and interview techniques; and information about loans and grants to facilitate acquisition of employment. Also included are programs that help National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated for deployment resolve issues pertaining to duty requirements and employment benefits.
Veteran Employment Programs
Veteran Employment ProgramsPrograms that provide resume preparation assistance, career counseling, vocational assessment, job development, job training, job search, job placement and/or other services for unemployed veterans who need assistance re-entering the workforce. Programs for homeless veterans may also provide supportive services such as clothing; access to temporary, transitional and permanent housing; referrals for medical and substance abuse treatment; and transportation assistance. Veteran employment programs may be configured for recently separated veterans, homeless veterans, veterans with service-connected disabilities and other special populations or may be broadly available to veterans in general.
Veteran Employment Programs * Women's Issues
Veteran HomesPrograms that provide care on an ambulatory self-care basis for veterans who are limited by age or illness and are not in need of acute hospitalization or skilled nursing services in situations where care in a home setting is either not available or unsuitable.
Veteran Outpatient Clinics
Veteran Outpatient ClinicsOutpatient medical facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provide routine primary medical care for eligible veterans. Services generally include x-rays, general health check ups, blood pressure checks, treatment for basic illnesses and laboratory tests.
Veteran Reintegration Counseling
Veteran Reintegration CounselingPrograms that provide emotional support, information and guidance for veterans who have emotional problems including post traumatic stress disorder relating to experiences in the service, or who are having other difficulties adjusting to their civilian status.
Veteran Support Groups
Veteran Support GroupsMutual support groups whose members were previously affiliated with one of the branches of the armed forces, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; may focus on former prisoners of war, veterans of specific wars, e.g., the Gulf War, women who are veterans or other specific veteran populations; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes and put their lives back together if they have been troubled by homelessness, disability, substance abuse, depression or other issues related to their service to the country.
Veteran Support Groups * Native American Community
Veteran Support Groups * Women's Issues
Veteran/Military Health Insurance
Veteran/Military Health InsurancePrograms administered by the Department of Defense (DoD) Health Affairs Office or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provide health benefits coverage for eligible military personnel, eligible veterans and eligible dependents.
Veteran/Military HotlinesPrograms that provide confidential assistance for military personnel and veterans who are emotionally distressed with the objective of defusing the crisis, ensuring the person's safety and helping the person to take the next immediate steps toward resolving the problem. Trained staff are generally available via telephone, email, chat and/or text. Most military/veteran hotlines are also available to family members who are concerned about a loved one.
Indigenous & Native American
Case/Care Management * Native American Community
Cavity Prevention Measures * Native American Community
Native American General Assistance
Native American General AssistancePrograms administered by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs or state or local entities that provide financial assistance and a variety of social services to meet the basic needs of eligible American Indians living on or near reservations or in other urban or rural settings.
Native American/Tribal Law
Native American/Tribal LawPrograms that provide assistance for Native Americans who need legal advice or representation regarding federal recognition, treaty rights, fishing and hunting rights, environmental protection, reservation boundaries, land acquisition, land and water rights, Indian gaming, housing, health, taxation or jurisdictional questions. Attorneys who practice in this area are concerned with the treaties, statutes, executive orders, court decisions and administrative actions that define the relationship among the United States, Indian tribes and individuals, and the states. Native American law attorneys are found in federal government bodies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and The Indian Claims Commission, which hears and determines claims against the United States on behalf of any Indian tribe. Private law firms also have lawyers who specialize in matters relating to Indian lands and reservations, tribal rights and other legal issues affecting Native Americans. Specific Indian tribes, which are recognized as sovereign entities with the power to regulate their internal and social organization, have lawyers who may be members of the tribe themselves, and/or lawyers who are hired as "general counsel" to handle the legal affairs of their tribe. Public service agencies also serve the Native American community with lawyers who specialize in the Indian Child Welfare Act, and others who serve children, people who are elderly, or indigent members of the Native American community.
Tribal Council Offices
Tribal Council OfficesOffices that serve as administrative centers for the governing body of Native American tribes or association of tribes. Tribal councils are generally formed along regional, ethnic or linguistic lines; and most function as a legislative body with an elected or appointed chairman who has an executive role.
Tribal Offices of Emergency Services
Tribal Offices of Emergency ServicesTribal government offices that have primary responsibility for the coordination of emergency management activities including planning, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation; and which serve as the central point of contact for receiving reports of incidents that occur within their jurisdiction and for disseminating emergency-related information.
Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers
Migrant Education Programs
Migrant Education ProgramsPrograms that provide formal supplementary learning activities and experiences for school age children who travel with their families from one temporary residence to another to enable family members to secure temporary or seasonable employment.
Living with HIV/AIDS
AIDS/HIV ClinicsPrograms that provide comprehensive medical services on an inpatient or outpatient basis for people who have symptomatic or asymptomatic HIV infections or a clinical AIDS diagnosis. An HIV diagnosis follows a reactive test for the HIV virus; however, a diagnosis of AIDS is given by a physician only if an individual's CD4 cell count is below 200 or if the individual develops certain opportunistic infections. Given that effective treatment is available for individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV, it is likely that someone who is adherent to treatment will never receive an AIDS diagnosis.
AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling
AIDS/HIV Prevention CounselingPrograms that provide counseling services for individuals at risk for contracting or transmitting the HIV virus with the objective of supporting their ability to make behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. Counseling involves a personal risk assessment, development of a personalized action plan and the decision to seek an HIV test. Individuals who have a history of injection drug use, sex with a person with HIV/AIDS, sex with a man who has sex with other men, sex with an injection drug user, a sexually transmitted disease, or exchanging money or drugs for sex are considered to be at high or increased risk and are targets for prevention counseling.
AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling * Native American Community
Case/Care Management * AIDS/HIV Issues
Cavity Prevention Measures * AIDS/HIV
Health Insurance Premium Assistance * AIDS/HIV
Health/Disability Related Counseling * AIDS/HIV
Health/Disability Related Support Groups * AIDS/HIV Issues
HIV TestingPrograms that offer HIV tests which are used to identify individuals who have been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and are at risk for developing AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) or which are used to measure progression of the disease in people known to be infected. The most common HIV screening test is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) which most frequently uses peripheral blood drawn from the arm or a finger as a sample, but can also be conducted using serum, oral fluids or urine. Repeatedly reactive EIA tests are confirmed using the Western blot or the immunofluorescence assay (IFA). The most common test that is used to measure disease progression is the PCR (polymeraise chain reaction) or viral load test. Many programs that provide HIV testing also provide pre-testing and post-test counseling which includes information about AIDS/HIV, reducing risks for HIV transmission, emotional support to help the individual deal with the testing process and test results, and information about and referral to other AIDS-related services.
HIV Testing * LGBTQ2+ Issues
HIV Testing * Native American Community