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California

Sacramento Community Family Resources

Parenting classes and information, Free family events, Fathers resources and more.

Humanistic Jewish Congregation and School

The Humanistic Jewish Congregation of San Diego is a warm, caring community where secular Jews can express and celebrate their Jewish identity. We welcome unaffiliated, intercultural, and non-traditional families. There is a monthly Shabbat service, the Humanistic Jewish Sunday School, celebrations of Jewish holidays and life cycle events, social issues programs, adult history classes, and other social and cultural activities. The Humanistic Jewish School program provides non-traditional educational experiences in Jewish history and culture, including Hebrew, and also the opportunity to become part of a vital Jewish community. Our students have fun at school while learning about the Jewish People from a secular humanistic perspective. Student families must be members of the congregation. For more information, For more information, see www.humanisticjewssandiego.org or call 858-549-3088.

Children's Bureau at Magnolia Place
Foster Care & Adoptions
1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(800) 730-3933
www.all4kids.org

Over 100,000 children in the United States are in foster homes waiting for an adoptive family! Children's Bureau serves the following counties: Orange, Los Angeles, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura. Be the answer to a child's prayers!

Children's Bureau has been a leader in child abuse prevention and treatment for over 100 years! Join our family and create a positive future for the next generation! More Information

Florida

Brevard County Women’s Center Guild
As the fundraising arm of the Women’s Center we work to broaden the base of financial support for the Women’s Center in Brevard County, Florida. The Guild acts as good will ambassadors and advocates. We increase community awareness about homelessness, hunger, self-sufficiency, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

RelatioNSync
A non-profit, community-benefit relationship education organization on the beautiful Space Coast in Brevard County, Florida. Serving low-income and disadvantaged populations, particularly youth 18-30. Our mission is to provide relationship, dating and parenting education as well as personal growth and workplace communications & conflict resolution training. 321-537-5075, P.O.Box 411411, Melbourne, FL 32941

Georgia

The Georgia State University Neighborhood Collaborative was created to connect the university to the community through mutually beneficial partnerships. Our mission is to improve community life in metro Atlanta by using the university's resources to provide neighborhood and community organizations with the resources they need to realize their dreams for an increased quality of life. These collaborations benefit the university as well by providing educational and research opportunities among students and faculty and an increased interest in social justice issues.

Illinois

Glenview Park District website at Glenview Park District has several nature setting sites for outdoor family fun! The Grove Historic Landmark features Nature Walking Trails, animal/plant Interpretive Center, Wetland Greenhouse & Walkway, Native American Longhouse, Gothic Revival House and One-Room Schoolhouse. Special events include May Antique/Flower Sale, July Civil War Weekend, October Folk Fest, and November Holiday Craft Faire. The address is 1421 Milwaukee Avenue Glenview IL USA 60025.

Child Support in Illinois The worst thing about having a problem is thinking you are the only one. It makes you stronger to know that someone cares and that someone is willing to listen and to educate you about how to collect your child support. This group is awesome because everyone here has one thing in common: "Child Support Problems in Illinois".

Wagner Farm, an 18.6-acre farm owned and operated by Glenview Park District, features Animals, Barn, Chicken Coop, and Educational Center. Special events include May Springtime on the Farm, June Dairy Breakfast, August Threshing Day, September Barnyard Dance, and October Corn Harvest Festival. The address is 1510 Wagner Road Glenview IL USA 60025.

To receive detailed information on The Grove and Wagner Farm, contact the Glenview Park District website at www.glenviewparkdist.org or call 847-724-5670.

Massachusetts

The Natural Resources Trust of Easton (NRT) is a non-profit, member-supported organization in Easton, MA that is dedicated to environmental conservation and education for all members of the community. At its flagship property on Main Street, Sheep Pasture, individuals can enjoy nature while using the many walking trails, visit with the animals at the mini-farm, or participate in the various educational and family programs presented throughout the year. Sheep Pasture is open to the public daily from dawn-dusk, individualized educational programs are arranged by appointment, and information about special events and classes can be found on our website. Access to walking trails is free for visitors, program fees vary; see the website for details. Consider becoming a member to support conservation while earning special member benefits and savings on program fees. Come visit us at NRT’s Sheep Pasture or check us out on the web at www.nrtofeaston.org! New programs and events are listed regularly!

The Health Foundation of Central Mass., Inc. mission is to use our resources to improve the health of those who live or work in the Central Massachusetts region, with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations and unmet needs. The region consists generally of the 60 cities and towns comprising Worcester County and the contiguous communities of Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bellingham, Boxborough, Brimfield, Holland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Littleton, Marlborough, Medway, New Salem, Orange, Palmer, Shirley, Stow, Townsend, Ware and Warwick. Phone: (508) 438-0009; Fax: (508) 438-0020; E-mail: info@hfcm.org

New Hampshire

AHEAD strengthens families and builds community in northern New Hampshire through offering an array of housing, educational and community development services to low-moderate income qualifying families. AHEAD's service area encompasses about 10% of the state's households, spread out over more than 35% of the state's land area. We have developed over 250 affordable rental units scattered across northern Grafton and Coös Counties and are constantly faced with new projects to meet the growing needs of the individuals and communities we serve. AHEAD recently merged its three educational programs into a seamless delivery system, Assets for Building Community (ABC). The ABC model delivers these three cutting-edge financial programs as a step-by-step process enabling families to understand their choices, stabilize their finances and ultimately invest in their communities by purchasing homes and building assets for their future.

New Jersey

Hopeworks goal is to reduce the high school dropout rate for African-American and Hispanic youth in Camden, New Jersey. To create hope for the future, good-paying jobs, business development and educational opportunities for Camden's young people--specifically African-American and Hispanic youth between the ages of 17 and 25 who have dropped out of school. There are 8,000 such young people in Camden. Hopeworks accomplishes its mission through a three-part program. An advanced technology training program with two tracks-web site design and geographic information services. Two non-profit businesses that generate revenue and provide trainees with opportunities to work on real client projects as part of their training in web site design business and a geographic information systems services (GIS) business. And an internship, job placement, and educational growth program

Ohio

The MOMS Club of Hudson, OH

We began our local chapter in January 2008. We provide support and activities to at-home moms and their families in Hudson, Streetsboro and Peninsula. We currently have 25+ members!

Our Monthly/Business Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Monday of the month. Each meeting features a Discussion Group or a Guest Speaker. We cover a wide variety of topics that you will find very useful. We believe being a mother shouldn't isolate you, so mothers may bring their children with them! At activities, having children present is considered a natural part of life!

The MOMS Club is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity registered with the IRS! We know being an at-home mother today means making a financial sacrifice, so dues to our chapter are only $25 per year! At-home mothers of any age children are welcome! You don't have to leave the group when your children enter school! We know you still need support as your children grow!

The Toledo Zoo, 419/385-4040

The Toledo Zoo is known as the world’s most complete zoo for a variety of reasons. Our unique combinations of animals, buildings and exhibits are what make this a fine institution. We have an aquarium, a museum, and a conservatory/greenhouse/formal gardens all of which complement our very diverse animal collection. Our animal collection consists of over 4,700 animals representing more than 700 species. We are complete because our collection includes not only mammals but also a wide variety of reptiles and birds and one of the most diverse fish and invertebrate collections of any zoo in the country. The Toledo Zoo was the first in the world to offer filtered underwater viewing of hippopotamus’ in our Hippoquariumâ. We also have the largest collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) buildings in North America. In addition, The Toledo Zoo has won many species protection awards due to our strong commitment to and successful efforts in conservation. All of these things combined are what make The Toledo Zoo a “complete zoo”.

Wood County Historical Center & Museum

The Victorian Era Infirmary is now a museum with over thirty exhibit rooms dedicated to showcasing the history of the Home and of Wood County. The Museum is open for public tours April - October and selected dates in December. Suggested donation $2 per person. Extended hours during special events, teas, and educational programs. Group tours welcome. Quick View of 2007 Events

Ohio Environmental Council. The Ohio Environmental Council works across the state to unite Ohio’s conservation and environmental community to keep watch of Ohio’s air and water quality, take action to better environmental policies, and make change for a greener tomorrow.

Texas

BCS Moms Support Group in Bryan-College Station, TX. B/CS Moms was founded in February 2003 as an online support group for mothers. It has grown to include more than 50 members. Activities and events include: Playgroups, Pot-lucks, Mom's Night Out, Book Club, Family Picnic and Recipe Club.

Utah

The Grand Foundation for Higher Education (GFHE) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation. The Foundation was created in 2004 to aid and assist higher education entities in Moab, Grand County UT. The Foundations mission is three fold:

  • Promote the value of higher education in a community and to assist students in the pursuit of their career goals.
  • Provide tuition assistance for students participating in higher education in Grand County UT. This assistance can be for applied technology, associate, bachelor, certificate, masters or doctorate degrees.
  • Assist in the construction, equipping, staffing, and or the support of academic and faculty positions for programs that have been identified as a need in Grand County UT.
  • If you have questions that you who like us to answer, we would love to hear from you. Grand Foundation for Higher Education, PO Box 1609, Moab, Utah 84532, 435-259-7432, Visit our website at http://www.gfhed.com/ .

    National Organizations

    ANLC Adoption Agency Adoption Network Law Center provides free adoption services to teen birthmothers facing an unplanned crisis pregnancy and assists adoptive parents and families throughout the United States adopt a child.

    The Box Project is a national non-profit organization that offers a uniquely personal way to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty right here in the United States. Our mission is: To encourage families and individuals living in rural poverty in America to become self-sufficient and overcome the cycle of poverty by offering them friendship, education, and material aid. Through our Family Match Program volunteer sponsors are directly matched with individuals and families living in rural poverty in America. Sponsors and recipients write back and forth and develop long-term friendships. Sponsors provide encouragement, advice, and boxes of needed supplies about once a month. As the families come to know each other, trust and friendships grow--providing a positive and valuable experience for both the recipient and the sponsor. Sponsor families take this opportunity to teach their children the responsibility of caring for those less fortunate and the value of giving or "paying it forward". Sponsors communicate a perspective on the larger world to recipient families and offer them possibilities for their future that might never have been considered before. Children who might never have thought about college may seek higher education, parents with the support and encouragement of a mentor might seek a better job or more education, breaking the cycle of poverty, one family at a time.

    Love Our Children USA is the leading national nonprofit that honors, respects, and protects children. Our mission is to break the cycle of violence against children. We work to eliminate behaviors that keep children from reaching their potential. We redefine parenting by promoting positive changes in parenting and family attitudes, along with behaviors and prevention strategies. Love Our Children USA works to empower and support children, teens, parents and families through information, resources, advocacy and online youth mentoring. Our goal is to protect children and strengthen families … our message is positive – one of prevention and hope. 1.888.347.KIDS

    National Organization of Single Mothers, Inc., (NOSM) Publishes the award-winning Single Mother: A Support Group In Your Hands, newsletter since 1991.

    Run Drugs Out of Town Run aims to raise awareness of and money for drug abuse prevention. We help schools and organizations stage a quarter mile run for kids of all ages where everyone wins a medal that says, "I'm a winner, I don't do drugs". We provide assistance and plenty of free literature. We can also help you set up The Run as a relay so that your school or group can raise thousands of dollars to pay for all the things you need. To get started or for more informantion contact: Dr. Bill Gallagher, Executive Director,PO Box 25152, Scottsdale, AZ, 480-513-3909,rundrugsoutoftownrun@yahoo.com ,

    National Organization's for Youth Safety (NOYS)

    Injury prevention and promoting safe and healthy lifestyles among youth is the mission of NOYS, the National Organizations for Youth Safety.

    Directory of National Organizations of and for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

    This directory was developed with information provided by each organization.

    National Organizations - Social Work Access Network (SWAN) National Social Work Practictioner & Educator Technology Conference; National Black Family Summit. There are many other organizations you may want to visit.

    Learning Disabilities OnLine: Finding Help

    National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)

    National Organization for Women Information on women's issues for women's activists.

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