Community Advocacy Organizations

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)

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780 South Guardsman Way
c/o Pingree Center for Autism Learning
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-272-1051
Address:
780 South Guardsman Way
c/o Pingree Center for Autism Learning
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.
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: 10/31/2019
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
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

Lehi, UT

Address:
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 801-566-5949
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. A yearly summer camp for youth.

Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/21/2020

Logan, UT

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

Salt Lake City, UT

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
Address:
205 North 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-328-8849
Fax: 801-359-7359
Email: sralphs@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: 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.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/13/2019
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
PO Box 25414
Salt Lake City, UT 84125
Phone: 801-250-5088
Address:
PO Box 25414
Salt Lake City, UT 84125
Phone: 801-250-5088
Toll Free Phone: 877-637-1958
Fax: 801-250-5111
Services Provided: A civil rights organization with a focus on civil rights issues surrounding discrimination against United States citizens while providing college and youth scholarships that help members avoid the traps of discriminatory loans and lending practices.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/3/2016
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
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
1307 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-977-1122
Address:
1307 South 900 West
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. Provides employment assistance, weatherization, food assistance, housing assistance, Head Start programs, and utility assistance. Supports a family's progress to self sufficiency with a goal to promptly stabilize a family in crisis and avoid the long-term consequences of costly dependency. Also advocates for public policy changes.

Family Shelter 801 260-4622
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/5/2019
Address:
PO Box 675
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Phone: 801-503-5086
Email: info@udsf.org
Eligibility: Individuals and families with Down syndrome.
Services Provided: Provides support, education, activities, outreach and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome, their parents and families, and the community.
Provides administrative support and funding to various Community Groups throughout the state of Utah: Cache/Box Elder, D.A.D.S., Davis, Salt Lake/Tooele, Southern Utah, Teen/Adult groups, Utah County, Wasatch/Summit, Weber/Morgan.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/10/2019
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

Sandy, UT

903 East Carnation Drive
Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: 855-739-6037
Address:
903 East Carnation Drive
Sandy, UT 84094
Phone: 855-739-6037
Fax: 801-683-0135
Services Provided: A medical consulting firm that assists those who require home health care, hospice and non-medical services at no cost to the patient. Provides free patient advocacy for individuals and families along the Wasatch Front who are in need of medical services.
Provider Profiles: K.R. Prince, B.S, CHBC Patient Advocate
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 9/5/2018

Springville, UT

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

St. George, UT

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
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

West Valley City, UT

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

Nationwide

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
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.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/10/2020
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
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
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.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020
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
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
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.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/19/2019
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.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/18/2020