Advocacy & Legal Help

OUR AGING POPULATION
Elder Impact by Marie from Walnut CA

V O T E: Know your candidates & exercise Your Right as an American Citizen!

Let’s Party with the Republicans:
Republicans National Committee
http://www.rnc.org/

Let’s Party with……
http://www.democrats.org/

Know Your Candidates: Project VoteSmart of Philipsburg, MT – enter zipcode on Left
http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm

* Excellent advocacy organization for progressives
http://MoveOn.org/

* NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Arlington, VA
http://www.NAMI.org

* Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, DC
http://bazelon.org

* PMHCA (PA Mental Mental Health Consumers Association), Harrisburg, PA
http://PMHCA.org

* National Mental Health Association, Alexandria, VA
www.NMHA.org

* NAMI Bucks County, PA
www.NAMIBucks.org

* NAMI Main Line, PA – Excellent Resourcce Links!
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster Ave. (Rte 30) and Louella Ave. in Wayne, PA
www.nami.org/sites/namipaMainLine/

* NAMI Montgomery County

What’s New at NIMH! Best literature on psychiatric disorders!
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/press/index.cfm

Excellent advocates for the Over Fifty Set! Sign up for a Safe Driver’s Course, which’ll bring down the cost of your auto insurance.
http://www.aarp.org/

Section 8 Govt. Housing for Low Income People – Sign up to Be Put on Their Waiting List
www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm

A division of the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare
http://www.OpenMindsOpenDoors.com/aboutus.htm

Pennsylvania Health Law Project: Free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. Superb links for low-income people.
http://www.phlp.org/

LEGAL AID
(nonprofit org dedicated to delivering high quality civil legal services to low income people, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly, living in Bucks, Montgy, Chester & Delaware Counties – we’ve heard mixed reviews of effectiveness)
Call 877- 429- 5994 (Mon-Thurs, 9am – 1pm)

Steve Gold, Philly attorney, expert on MH issues
Click here

Ayuda Community Center (click name for link)
Free one-hour appt. w/ an attorney for housing problems or family crisis.
Free legal advice available! Se Habla Espanol.
Hunting Park Area of North Philly
4400 N. Marshall St. & Cayuga
215-329-5777

HOMES TEAM PROGRAM. This group out of Lansdale, PA, helps people on disability live alone. Call them at 215-362-2841.

Legal services sponsored by the state

Help with Child Custody Issues
http://www.palawhelp.org/PA/index.cfm

Free Service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Dept. of Labor
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

MHASP: Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA, Philadelphia
http://www.MHASP.org

Our Social Security Administration
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/

Natl Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: County services for 6 million adults & kids with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse; provides rehab, housing & community support services.
http://www.nccbh.org/

Organize Your Personal Health Records:
http://myphr.com/

Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
Federal program providing advocacy services to all people with disabilities
http://www.ppainc.org/

College of Physicians and Surgeons, the nation’s first medical academy, sponsors this website. www.phillyhealthinfo.org.

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