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Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; that attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or that seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.
We Provide food for hungry people in Northwest Indiana through a network of charities. We solicit, purchase, and redistribute quality food and grocery items, increase public awareness, advocate solutions for the issues involved with hunger, and act as an ...
Social agency providing a variety of services to all age groups. Most programs free, Sliding scale fees for day care for working families.
Promotes the use of native plants in home landscaping.
Organization devoted to research of children's diseases.
Residential and support services for victims of domestic violence and rape crisis.
With a consensus of Indiana citizens, business and government, the Indiana High Speed Rail Association seeks to develop a viable multimodal high speed rail network in Indiana with links to adjacent high speed rail networks consistent with environmental, b ...
Works to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment and advocacy.
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Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this mission through programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy that save babies lives.
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking.
Meetings: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, first and third Tuesdays each month.
Porter County NAMI will be holding a support group in Portage. This support group is for those who suffer from a mental illness as well as their family members and friends. Our support group has been a success in Valparaiso since 2004. We hope we can brin ...
Northwest Indiana Adult Guardianship Services, Inc. ("NIAGS") is a nonprofit membership organization that provides a continuum of guardianship services and other law-related services for incapacitated adults who are in need of a guardian and are under the ...
A three county leadership organization dedicated to public policy agenda settings.
Meets a 1:00 pm on the first Friday of each month. Porter County Hospital Education and Rehabilitation Campus
Assistance to to challenged individuals.
Family violence shelter.
Sojourner Truth House is the ministry of a group of religious women and mentors dedicated to improving life for the people of Gary. The center, a former Catholic rectory, is where the Sisters currently reside. Each day, the Sisters, mentors and volunteers ...
A coalition of grassroot advocates and local communities encouraging environmentally friendly, alternative transportation and recreation for all citizens. We are committed to enhancing the health, economics, and quality of life through the development of ...
St. Jude House is a safe emergency shelter and provider of services for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. We provide housing, support and compassionate assistance. Through educational programs, we work to teach others to recognize ...
The Hammond/Northwest Indiana PFLAG Chapter meets at 2:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month at the Woodmar Methodist Church, 173rd Street and Southeastern Avenue in Hammond. PFLAG supports lesbians, gays, their families and friends, educates the public ...
The Urban League of Northwest Indiana works to promote, encourage and enhance services to improve social, educational, and economic conditions of African Americans and other minority groups in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties.
Mission is to provide information, outreach, supportive services and advocacy, through case management, for individuals and families seeking services to improve their lifestyles while maintaining their independence and dignity.
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