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Organizations whose members have joined together on a voluntary basis to promote a particular cause or work for the realization of a specific social or political goal. (AIRS TD-1600 Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups)

Address:
120-34 Queens Blvd #320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: 718-803-3782
Toll Free Phone: 800-962-9629
Fax: 718-803-0414
Email: askus@unitedspinal.org
Eligibility: Membership is free and open to all individuals who are living with a spinal cord injury or disease, their family members, friends, and healthcare providers.
Services Provided:

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. Offers options to request assistance, connect with a mentor, connect with a chapter, advocacy, and product and service information.

Spinal Cord Resource Center: Submit questions on any aspect of Spinal Cord Injury/Disease or get information and resources that may help you resolve a situation including local support.

Disability Products & Services Guide: Search the United Spinal Association Disability Products & Services Directory to discover providers and organizations that specialize in optimizing the health, independence and quality of life of people with a spinal cord injury or disease.

  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • Information and Referral
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Self Advocacy Support
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Last Updated: 10/13/2020
PO Box 120
Springville, UT 84663-0120
Phone: 801-580-6091
Address:
PO Box 120
Springville, UT 84663-0120
Phone: 801-580-6091
Services Provided: Provides a forum to educate policy makers about the real needs of people with disabilities. Advocates for public policy affecting all people in the State of Utah who have disabilities. Become a member and affect change!
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 12/19/2019
229 East St George Boulevard Ste 103
Southern Utah Community Legal Center
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 800-662-4245
Organization Name: Utah Legal Services - Salt Lake
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Address:
229 East St George Boulevard Ste 103
Southern Utah Community Legal Center
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 800-662-4245
Fax: 435-986-7163
Eligibility: Based on income. Generally at or below 125% of federal poverty levels. A person may also qualify based on age or the nature of their legal problem, regardless of income. Case needs to involve the state of Utah.
Services Provided: Statewide representation in civil (non-criminal) legal matters for low-income persons, victims of domestic violence, Senior Citizens, Farm workers and Native Americans.
Legal matters include:
• Representation in protective order actions and domestic relations matters for victims of domestic violence (except in Salt Lake County, see Legal Aid Society 801-328-8849)
• Representation of clients with landlord/tenant and/or housing disputes. (Utah Renters Handbook accessed at http://www.utahlegalservices.org/public/flyers)
• Representation in cases seeking access to health care such as Medicaid, PCN and CHIP
• Representation in cases seeking public entitlements such as TANF/GA, Social Security, SSI and Unemployment benefits
• Representation in American Indian issues
• Representation of migrant farm workers regarding wage and labor issues
• Representation in consumer and collection issues
• Also, free clinics are held statewide that address various legal issues-call to find out times and locations by county throughout Utah.
Provider Profiles: Offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 11/7/2018
2369 West Orton Circie Ste 20
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-433-2299
Address:
2369 West Orton Circie Ste 20
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-433-2299
Fax: 801-433-2298
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: No restrictions
Services Provided: Advocates for the underserved population of Utah regarding health care, provides information about the new federal health care reform law and how it will impact Utahns from every walk of life, helps consumers enroll in public and private insurance, and educates consumers on how to make the best use of their benefits.
Provider Profiles: Services provided by TakeCareUtah.org
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/13/2020
764 South 200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-328-2561
Address:
764 South 200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-328-2561
Toll Free Phone: 800-453-3663
Fax: 801-328-2564
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Services Provided: Provides information and assistance to low income people regarding nutritional programs, rights, and benefits of program/participants. Provides advocacy on hunger and poverty issues and training on all federal food programs for individuals and groups. Not an emergency food provider but instead works to expand the reach of nutritional programs to 1 in 9 households in Utah struggling to afford food.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/8/2020
2040 East Murray Holladay Road Suite 112
Holladay, UT 84117
Phone: 801-274-2700
Address:
2040 East Murray Holladay Road Suite 112
Holladay, UT 84117
Phone: 801-274-2700
Fax: 801-274-2707
Email: upa@softsolutions.com
Wheelchair Access: Not At All
Eligibility: No restrictions
Services Provided: Professional organization for Utah psychologists. Operates a referral service and speaker's bureau.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 2/5/2019
120 Wall St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-558-5300
Address:
120 Wall St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-558-5300
Fax: 212-344-5332
Email: info@nulexplore.org
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: A civil rights organization focusing on youth development and urban youth job training, educational development, health, law. and consumer education. Specifically, these activities include advocacy, research, nutrition services, health screening, housing assistance, and SSI outreach.
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Last Updated: 8/19/2019
101 Callan Avenue, Suite 400
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-272-9536
Address:
101 Callan Avenue, Suite 400
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-272-9536
Fax: 510-272-0817
Services Provided: The Association of Asian/Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is a national association representing community health organizations dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders within the United States, its territories and freely associated states, primarily through our member community health centers. Provides a directory of member community health centers serving the Asian American, Native Haaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
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Last Updated: 1/10/2020
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Phone: 435-797-1981
Organization Name: Center for Persons with Disabilities
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Address:
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Phone: 435-797-1981
Services Provided: Improves the lives of people with disabilities by supporting training for consumers and agency personnel. Three focii: areas where there are gaps in training already offered within the state; coordinated training across agencies; innovative training. Training for persons with disabilities, educators, families, service providers.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 12/19/2019
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 72150
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-434-3388 xl
Organization Name: National Center on Caregiving
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Address:
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 72150
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-434-3388 xl
Toll Free Phone: 800-445-8106
Services Provided: Caregiver services, policy and research. Search for state-based resources using the Family Care Navigator.
Provider Profiles: Internet Information Resource
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/6/2019
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4805 Mount Hope Dr
Baltimore, MD 21215-3297
Phone: 410-580-5777
Address:
4805 Mount Hope Dr
Baltimore, MD 21215-3297
Phone: 410-580-5777
Toll Free Phone: 877-622-2798
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided:

The NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights group in the U.S. Its principal objective is to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality among minority citizens.

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Last Updated: 9/4/2020
780 South Guardsman Way
c/o The Carmen B. Pingree Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-272-1051
Address:
780 South Guardsman Way
c/o The Carmen B. Pingree Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-272-1051
Email: autismcouncilofutah@gmail.com
Eligibility: Open to all. No membership fees.
Services Provided: An independent council working to foster collaboration, communication, and learning among families and agencies, aiming to promote access to resources and responsible information for individuals of all ages who have, or are affected by autism, or related conditions.

  • Disease/Disability Information
  • Health Related Advocacy Groups
  • Specialized Information and Referral
Provider Profiles:

Internet resources, use search to find local resources.

Supporting International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)

Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/10/2020
Address:
205 North 400 West
Community Legal Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-328-8849
Fax: 801-359-7359
Email: kgardner@lasslc.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Case must be able to be filed in Salt Lake County and client must be a citizen or in the country legally. Generally, in order to file a new case in Salt Lake County, at least one of the people involved in the case must live in Salt Lake County.
Services Provided: Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability, and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services
  • Child Custody/Visitation Assistance
  • Legal Representation
  • Self Representation Assistance
  • Divorce Assistance
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/25/2020
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-361-8400
Address:
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-361-8400
Eligibility: Anyone needing information on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, Herpes, HPV, etc.
Services Provided:

ASHA's work is focused around three important objectives:
Educate: Be the source of scientifically-based and accessible information
Build Alliances: Collaborate with other organizations to expand the understanding and acceptance of the sexual health model
Advocate: Advance supportive changes in sexual health policy

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/13/2020
4182 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Phone: 833-281-7165
Address:
4182 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Phone: 833-281-7165
Toll Free Phone: 833-281-7165
Email: info@autism.org
Services Provided:

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 40,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries.

Services:

  • Online educational events for parents and caretakers
  • Continuing medical education credit for physicians, teachers, dietitians, and occupational therapists
  • ATEC treatment assessment tool for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Resource Line
  • Research updates and newsletters
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020
1307 South 900 West
Shriver Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-977-1122
Address:
1307 South 900 West
Shriver Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-977-1122
Toll Free Phone: 800-796-2444
Fax: 801-355-1798
Eligibility: Call or visit website Moderate to low income renters
Services Provided:

Empowers individuals, strengthens families, and builds communities through education and self-sufficiency programs. Programs and services include crisis intervention for housing (may include rent and/or deposit assistance depending on funding, for qualifying families with children or individuals), food, and utility assistance or assistance with utilities, homeless diversion programs and services, employment services and job finding assistance, and other services listed as separate providers (See the Community Action Agencies service term). Offers coordinated homeless services through the Homeless Resource Line.

COVID-19 Update: All walk-in and in-person appointments are suspended. For services, please call or go online. ADDITIONALLY Temporary Rental Assistance is available to those directly affected by COVID-19 and not eligible for unemployment; please call for specific information.

COVID-19 - UPDATE: As of July 31, 2020 the temporary Rental Assistance is now open to those who are receiving unemployment benefits. Additional funding has been received and eligibility requirements have changed. Those who quality can receive up to $2000 for rent and utility purposes.

  • Tenant Readiness Education Programs
  • Food Production/Preparation/Delivery Volunteer Opportunities
  • Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution
  • Court Community Service Sites
  • Homeless Diversion Programs
  • Case/Care Management
  • Community Action Agencies
  • Specialized Information and Referral
  • Rent Payment Assistance
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/16/2020
Address:
4516 South 700 East, Suite 160
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-883-9669
Email: utah@efa.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Epilepsy patients and their families.
Services Provided:

Provides awareness, education, support services, and advocacy for and in behalf of all those dealing with the many challenges of epilepsy/seizure disorders.

  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • Therapeutic Camps
  • Health Related Advocacy Groups
  • Voluntary Health Organizations
  • Health/Disabilities Related Volunteer Opportunities
  • Independent Living Skills Instruction
  • Disease/Disability Information
  • Prescription Drugs for Specific Health Conditions
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/24/2020
Organization Name: Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake
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Address:
450 South State Street Rm W15
Third District Court
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-328-8849
Email: sralphs@lasslc.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Legal matter must be family law-related
Services Provided: Provides individuals who are representing themselves ("pro se") in a family law case (divorce, custody, guardianship,) with legal forms, information about the legal process, and assistance in scheduling court hearings with the court clerks. Clinic staff does NOT provide legal representation or legal advice. Forms from the court's website are accessible via on-site computers and hard copy forms that are not included online are also available.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/13/2019
361 North 300 West
Utah Pride Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-688-2281
Address:
361 North 300 West
Utah Pride Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-688-2281
Services Provided: Support and education for parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual people. Peer support by others who have worked through acceptance problems.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 10/25/2018
PO Box 25414
Salt Lake City, UT 84125
Phone: 877-637-1958
Address:
PO Box 25414
Salt Lake City, UT 84125
Phone: 877-637-1958
Toll Free Phone: 877-637-1958
Fax: 801-250-5111
Email: info@naacp-saltlakebranch.org
Services Provided:

Promotes civil rights issues surrounding discrimination against United States citizens. Provides college and youth scholarships that help members avoid the traps of discriminatory loans and lending practices.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 9/29/2020
523 Sunland Drive Ste A
St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-619-5067
Address:
523 Sunland Drive Ste A
St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-619-5067
Toll Free Phone: 800-643-6913
Fax: 435-673-5265
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: People 18 years old or older with learning or developmental disabilities.
Services Provided: Advocates for people with developmental, cognitive, intellectual and related disabilities and their families through support, outreach, education and legislation.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 7/2/2019
Address:
2460 West 26th Avenue, Suite 500-C
Denver, CO 80211
Phone: 800-342-2383
Email: ADARockyMtn@diabetes.org
Eligibility: No restrictions
Services Provided: Works to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.

  • Disease/Disability Information
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • Health Related Advocacy Groups
  • Voluntary Health Organizations
  • Health/Disabilities Related Volunteer Opportunities
  • Court Community Service Sites
Provider Profiles:

Region includes Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/10/2020
Address:
2970 South Main Street Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 801-596-9081
Fax: 801-596-9085
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Children ages K - 12 who attend Salt Lake or Ogden school districts
Services Provided: Creates and delivers diverse, cutting-edge programming that increases community involvement and address its ever changing needs. By providing a safe school environment for all youth, Colors of Success seeks to empower and mentor through self-esteem, strengthening relationships, espousing scholastic achievement, and embracing the necessity for tolerance and compassion towards all individuals.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 11/8/2017
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Organization Name: Bank Street Graduate School of Education
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Address:
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Fax: 646-284-9623
Email: info@nccp.org
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided:

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation's leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children. NCCP has a list online of publications on the following topics:

  • Child Poverty
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Early Care and Learning
  • Healthy Development
  • Immigrant Families
  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Integrated Systems
  • Low-Wage Work
  • Social Security
  • Welfare
  • Work Supports
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/18/2020
870 Market Street, Suite 370
San Franscisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-392-6257
Address:
870 Market Street, Suite 370
San Franscisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-392-6257
Fax: 415-392-8442
Email: info@nclrights.org
Eligibility: LGBT Community that is being discriminated against.
Services Provided:

Litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/13/2020
Address:
1440 South Foothill Drive Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-424-0113
Toll Free Phone: 800-344-4867
Fax: 801-424-0122
Email: utah.idaho@nmss.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Individuals with MS and their families
Services Provided: Provides a wide variety of programs, fundraisers, activities, and services throughout the area to people with MS, their families, and friends.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/26/2019
4301 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 800-651-9131
Address:
4301 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 800-651-9131
Email: info@fabrydisease.org
Services Provided:

Information about Fabry disease, research and clinical trials information, funding programs, and more. Programs, include:

  • Annual conference
  • Family camp
  • Personal support
  • Research and educational information
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/13/2020
Address:
250 North 1950 West Ste B
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-463-6632
Crisis Line: 801-463-6632
Toll Free Phone: 888-292-3007
Fax: 801-294-6000
Email: nfbofutah@gmail.com
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Blind, parents of blind children, and newly blind persons.
Services Provided: Provides educational information, literature, community outreach, advocacy and referral services to the blind, parents of blind children, and newly blind persons.
Since 1957, the Federation’s purpose is to help blind people achieve self-confidence, self-respect, and self-determination. Monthly gatherings. Transition age program, Project STRIVE.
Provider Profiles: NFB of Utah has 5 chapters located in St. George, Utah County, Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, and Logan; as well as 3 divisions that work specifically with students, seniors, and parents of blind children.
President Everette Bacon
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/13/2019
Address:
85 North Medical Drive
Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
Phone: 801-709-1420
Toll Free Phone: 800-281-8442
Fax: 801-716-4995
Email: info@biau.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Open to those who have had a brain injury. Bring a yoga mat.
Services Provided: Provides education and support through facilitation of resources for the issues of prevention and recovery of those affected by a brain injury in the state of Utah.BIAU also provides support to those transitioning back into everyday life such as work, school, and family relationships after a traumatic brain injury. Also provides low-cost helmets (see Disease/Disability Information service term for more info).

  • Disease/Disability Information
  • Voluntary Health Organizations
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • Health Related Advocacy Groups
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/28/2020
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701 North Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-7112
Address:
701 North Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-7112
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided:

The mission of United Way is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

United Ways across the country activate community resources to make the greatest possible human impact. The United Way system includes approximately 1,400 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated and governed by local volunteers.

As community leaders, United Ways address the most critical local issues and mobilize resources beyond the dollars that are pledged through their fund-raising efforts. Community partners often include schools, government policy makers, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, voluntary and neighborhood associations, community development corporations and the faith community.

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Last Updated: 9/18/2020
Address:
PO Box 675
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Phone: 801-446-1994
Email: info@udsf.org
Eligibility: Individuals and families with Down syndrome.
Services Provided:

Provides outreach, training, support, education, information, and activities for individuals with Down syndrome, parents, families and the community.

  • Specialized Information and Referral
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
  • Voluntary Health Organizations
  • Health Related Advocacy Groups
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 11/11/2020