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    Programs that intervene on behalf of groups of people who have a common grievance against a public or private service provider or who believe that their rights have been violated, and which attempt to reach an equitable settlement without resorting to litigation.

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    ACTION LONG ISLAND, INC.Volunteer advocacy organization of concerned leaders from the business, professional, labor, educational, governmental, and civic communities who have joined together with local, county, state, and federal officials for the mutual benefit of the business climate and quality of residential life in our area.SuffolkACTION LONG ISLAND, INC.ACTION LONG ISLAND, INC.
    ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZINGAssists Hispanic immigrants whose education, immigration or civil rights have been violated. Organizes meetings with the community to inform and advise members regarding their rights. Coordinates efforts with organizations that work in defense of rights. Call for further information.NassauADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZINGCENTRO SALVADORENO, INC.
    ADVOCACY PROGRAMAdvises governor, legislature, and state agencies on issues facing persons with disabilities. Initiates and shapes innovative programs and identifies areas for improvement. Fosters coordination through systems advocacy and facilitates community development activities. Provides technical assistance on barrier-free design, legal rights,assistive technology to local governments, providers, families, and maintains toll-free information and referral service.ADVOCACY PROGRAMNEW YORK STATE COMMISSION ON QUALITY OF CARE AND ADVOCACY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
    ADVOCACY PROGRAMProvides support for individuals with disabilities as they improve their ability to speak up for themselves and obtain the respect, access, and services they deserve in their daily lives and communities. SILO also assists with voter registration, facilitates action groups designed to make community change, and coordinates disability-related political action alerts. For the community at large, SILO provides technical assistance and resources to businesses and agencies to help them improve their accessibility for people with disabilities and their compliance with civil rights laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. When people come to SILO, they become active in the community as part of the solution.SuffolkADVOCACY PROGRAMSUFFOLK INDEPENDENT LIVING ORGANIZATION (SILO)
    ADVOCACY PROGRAMSFosters positive change in areas where problems exist for people with disabilities.SuffolkADVOCACY PROGRAMSSUFFOLK COUNTY OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
    ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICEWorks toward the goals of countering and reducing hatred by fighting Anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry here and abroad, combating international terrorism, probing the roots of hatred, advocating before congress, aiding victims of bigotry, developing educational programs, and serving as a public resource for government, media, law enforcement, and the general public.ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICEANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE
    DIABETES ADVOCACYCoordinates grass-roots advocacy efforts on diabetes related issues. Delegates are sent action alerts to keep them abreast of legislative activities affecting their health and quality of life.SuffolkDIABETES ADVOCACYAMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION-LONG ISLAND AREA
    DOWN SYNDROME ADVOCACY FOUNDATIONDedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome through advocacy and supporting inclusion within schools, communities, and the work place.SuffolkDOWN SYNDROME ADVOCACY FOUNDATIONDOWN SYNDROME ADVOCACY FOUNDATION
    EAST HAMPTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATIONA local union representing teachers, nurses and teaching assistants of the East Hampton Union Free School District. Offers information to association members on benefits, contract regulations and developments within the profession. Promotes the interests of association members through advocacy.SuffolkEAST HAMPTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATIONEAST HAMPTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
    EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMSProvides support group, reminiscence group, nutrition information, information and referral, and advocacy . Also offers intergenerational programs involving the girl scouts, boy scouts and school programs,educational seminars on elder law, fire safety and medicaid/medicare.Additional services include Voice Care an emergency response system, and service projects for nursing homes and hospitals which provide lap blankets and infant caps made by senior citizens.SuffolkSENIOR CITIZENS DEPARTMENTTOWN OF SMITHTOWN
    EDUCATION AND OUTREACH-NASSAUProvides educational programs, outreach activities, public presentations and services to increase community awareness of fair housing issues. Fair housing laws can protect many residents from illegal discrimination in obtaining housing. Advocacy on homelessness prevention.SuffolkEDUCATION AND OUTREACH-NASSAULONG ISLAND HOUSING SERVICES, INC.
    EDUCATION AND REFERRALProvides information and assistance in finding local shopping areas, restaurants, and overnight accommodations that are handicapped accessible. Acts as a voice for the handicapped in town matters. Makes appointment for handicapped van.SuffolkOFFICE OF HANDICAPPED SERVICESTOWN OF SMITHTOWN
    EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVEEnsures that emergency managers address disability concerns and that people with disabilities are included in all levels of emergency preparedness - planning, response, and recovery.EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVENATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITY
    EMPIRE STATE ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTED LIVINGProfessional organization for adult homes and assisted living facilities. Monitors legislation and assists these facilities.EMPIRE STATE ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTED LIVINGEMPIRE STATE ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTED LIVING
    FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICESProvides information and referral, networking and advocacy regarding head injury to ensure access to all medical, residential, vocational and social systems, case management, support groups for survivors, family members and spouses/significant others in two locations, and public and professional awareness through educational in-service programs, publications, legislative advocacy and lobbying.SuffolkFAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICESHEAD INJURY ASSOCIATION, INC.
    GRANDPARENT ADVOCATES SUPPORTING AUTISTIC KIDSA support, information and advocacy group of concerned grandparents of autistic children. Meets the last Thursday of the month-no meetings in December. Call to be put on mailing list for meetings.NassauGRANDPARENT ADVOCATES SUPPORTING AUTISTIC KIDSNORTH SHORE CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER
    HAUPPAUGE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATIONRepresents hundreds of corporations in the Hauppauge Industrial Park and the surrounding business communities. Functions as an advocate for the business community. HIA is a multi-faceted, multi-focused group which works through a system of committees focused on issues of interest to area business including the International Trade, Human Resources, Business Development, Government Relations, Manufacturing/Engineering, Computer Technology, Environmental, Education, Sales and Marketing, and Trade Show Committees. Networking and educational events include golf outings, fishing trips, holiday parties, monthly meetings and seminars. Produces the 'Hauppauge Reporter', the 'Environmental Resource Guide', and the 'HIA Membership Directory'. Currently works on behalf of over 1,000 members and other Long Island businesses. Serves Metropolitan New York.SuffolkHAUPPAUGE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATIONHAUPPAUGE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION
    LONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF THE BLINDProvides information and advisory services on all aspects of blindness, awards annual scholarships to outstanding blind post-secondary students in academic, professional and technical training programs, advocates on behalf of people who are blind or visually impaired, produces public service announcements promoting the independence, dignity and advancement of all people with impaired vision and provides legal advice and assistances on the rights, services and benefits available to blind people. Meetings usually held every third Saturday of each month except July, August and December at Ellsworth Allen Park, Community Room, 45 Motor Parkway, Farmingdale, from 12:30pm-4:30pm. From time to time there is a change in scheduling so call or visit website for additional information.NassauLONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF THE BLINDLONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
    LONG ISLAND GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE NETWORKProvides training, education, support, and networking to students and staff at Long Island High Schools who wish to establish a gay-straight alliance (GSA). Alliances provide a safe place for gay and non-gay students and increase awareness of the various challenges facing gay and lesbian students. Call for information.SuffolkLONG ISLAND GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE NETWORKTHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
    LONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRISTProvides the Christian message of hope, forgiveness and love to teenagers from all denominations and backgrounds. LIYFC trains and motivates young people to be leaders and positive examples among their peers. Mobilizes church youth to service projects and individual acts of caring and love. Serves all of Long Island. Newsletter and Agency Brochure available.SuffolkLONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRISTLONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRIST
    MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORKRepresents the medical profession as a whole advocating health related rights, responsibilities and issues. Promotes and maintains high standards in medical education and in the practice of medicine in an effort to ensure that quality medical care is available to the public. Albany office located at 1 Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave. Suite 11030, Albany, NY 12210.NassauMEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORKMEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
    MENTAL HYGIENE LEGAL SERVICENew York State Agency responsible for protecting and advocating the rights of people who are admitted to all mental health, developmental disabilities or alcoholism facilities.SuffolkMENTAL HYGIENE LEGAL SERVICEMENTAL HYGIENE LEGAL SERVICE
    MINORITY AFFAIRSProvides outreach to minority communities to keep residents informed of Town services, programs, employment opportunities and events.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICESTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
    NASSAU COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCYServes veterans as an advocate for compensation, pension, education and training, vocational rehabilitation, and additional benefits for survivors, burial and hospital care. Provides free transportation for veterans to either the Veterans Administration(VA) Hospital or VA health clinic.NassauNASSAU COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCYNASSAU COUNTY GOVERNMENT
    NASSAU LOCATIONExists to ensure equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and credit. Enforces the State's Human Rights Law by investigating, prosecuting, and resolving individual, group and Division initiated complaints of illegal discrimination. Educates the public to prevent and eliminate discrimination and promote awareness of the Human Rights Law. Develops legislation and policy to further the Division's role in enforcing the Law. Serves Nassau County ResidentsNassauNASSAU LOCATIONNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
    NATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND (NFADB)Goals include advocacy, sharing information and resources, facilitating family organizations in each state, developing family/professional partnerships and support national policy to benefit people with deaf-blindness.NassauNATIONAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF-BLIND (NFADB)HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS (HKNC)
    NEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDRENProvides family education groups, parent support groups, parent information exchanges, referrals, advocacy, and case management.NEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDRENNEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN
    NEW YORK INSTITUTE FOR SELF-ADVOCACYProvides self-advocacy training for individuals age 21 and older with developmental disabilities. Offers instruction in public speaking, elected representative relations, social media literacy, budgeting and other skills. Offers opportunities to participate in the Project Advisory Group, Sustainability Task Force and to attend the annual Self-Advocacy Institute.NEW YORK INSTITUTE FOR SELF-ADVOCACYFAMILIES TOGETHER IN NEW YORK STATE, INC.
    NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL AGENCIESProvides advocacy, education, information, technical assistance, public policy analysis, and networking experiences to agencies that offer community living opportunities and supports to people with disabilities and their familiesNEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL AGENCIESNEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL AGENCIES
    OFFICE OF ADVOCACYServes as a direct link to the small business community and as an advocate of small businesses. Researches pertinent issues, develops policy and legislation and monitors their effects. Produces numerous publications including technical, statistical, and economic reports. Complies and interprets statistics on small business and acts as primary agency within the federal government that disseminates small business data.OFFICE OF ADVOCACYUNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    OUTREACH COORDINATIONProvides crisis intervention, support groups, advocacy groups, and interfaces with county support services.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-FAMILY SERVICES/OFFICE FOR WOMENTOWN OF BABYLON
    PARENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVEFifteen week parenting course designed to prepare participants from diverse backgrounds to take on leadership roles in their communities. Provides retreats, workshops and a practicum to empower participants. No cost meals and child care provided. Call for meeting times.SuffolkPARENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVECHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    PARENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES PROJECTCoordinates a statewide effort to identify and develop resources for families in which a parent has a diagnosed mental illness. Seeks to increase awareness of the strengths and needs of parents with psychiatric disabilities, train mental health services providers in treatment issues, publicizing and dissemination materials and identify service gaps: advocating for these families. Identifies and links existing and evolving programs and parents, and facilitates the creation of new services.PARENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES PROJECTTHE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN NEW YORK STATE, INC.
    PREVENTION EDUCATIONEducates individuals, community groups and at risk populations on Long Island about HIV/AIDS. General community programs include: HIV Overview, Teen Peer Training, Professional Development, Parent/Caregiver and Teen HIV Training, Multiple-Session Education and Skill Building Programs for out of school youth, homeless adolescents and active substance users are available. Programs for people living with HIV/AIDS include: HIV and Disclosure Training, Health Education and Risk Reduction Program and confidential rapid HIV and HCV testing for partners and social networks of HIV+ individuals. Adults over 50 and communities of color, STI testing is available.SuffolkPREVENTION EDUCATIONLONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC.
    REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVESProvides client advocacy, consulting and technical assistance to schools and agencies, assistance in developing local services, client follow-up services, information and referral, professional development and in-service training, public education and awareness and maintenance of client registry. Regional offices located throughout the United States.NassauREGIONAL REPRESENTATIVESHELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS (HKNC)
    SELF ADVOCACYProvides self advocacy information for adults with physical disabilities and/or developmental disabilities. Topics include legislative, conferences, peer assistance and referral to self-advocacy groups.SuffolkSELF ADVOCACYUCP OF LONG ISLAND
    SENIOR ADVOCACYHelps seniors fill out forms such as H.E.A.P. (Heating Energy Assistance Program), and Senior Tax Exemptions.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-FAMILY SERVICES/OFFICE FOR WOMENTOWN OF BABYLON
    SOUTH SHORE SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPED (SSSH)Provides an opportunity for social interaction to further specific skill development relating to handicapped condition, and to encourage individuals to advocate on their own behalf. Provides referrals to respite and recreation programs. Support groups for siblings of the disabled. A mental health based program provides a range of psychotherapeutic service for individuals with highly specialized needs including the physically and developmentally disabled. Methodology includes individual, family, group counseling, advocacy, tutoring, socialization and skill training.NassauSOUTH SHORE SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPED (SSSH)NEW HORIZON COUNSELING CENTER (NHCC)
    SUFFOLK COALITION FOR PARENTS AND CHILDRENConducts bi-monthly information sharing meetings focused on children and family issues. Objectives are to share information, ideas and resources plan cooperative programs and services advocate for children and parents educate professionals and the public about topics related to children and families demonstrate the ways in which working together can make professionals more effective family support agents. Bi-monthly meetings are organized by Coalition members on a rotating, voluntary basis. Held at Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY.SuffolkSUFFOLK COALITION FOR PARENTS AND CHILDRENSUFFOLK COALITION FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
    SUFFOLK LOCATIONExists to ensure equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and credit. Enforces the State's Human Rights Law by investigating, prosecuting, and resolving individual, group and Division initiated complaints of illegal discrimination. Educates the public to prevent and eliminate discrimination and promote awareness of the Human Rights Law. Develops legislation and policy to further the Division's role in enforcing the Law. This location in Hauppauge is a satellite office and service is by appointment. Serves Suffolk County Residents.SuffolkSUFFOLK LOCATIONNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
    SUPERVISED PROGRAMProvides supervised residential group homes to help psychiatrically disabled men and women reintegrate into the community and assists them with their recovery. The group homes are staffed by trained counselors who are available 24 hours a day for support and assistance. Residents receive counseling, assistance with cooking, cleaning, food shopping, medication management, money management, and rehabilitative activities. A Young Adult Program is also offered to individuals ages 18-25. Supervised residences are located in the following towns: Rocky Point, Cutchogue, Patchogue, Commack, and East Northport. Call for more information.SuffolkSUPERVISED PROGRAMTHE WAY BACK, INC.
    THE ADVOCACY PROGRAMOffers individuals with mental illness the opportunity to receive support from someone who has lived the experience. The peer advocates facilitate support groups in local hospitals as well as provide support to individuals. There is a sincere genuineness and understanding that is involved in this type of support and it allows individuals to begin thinking about their recovery journey. The peers are trained in evidence based practices and offer a great sense of hope and empowerment for a brighter future.SuffolkTHE ADVOCACY PROGRAMFEDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE NEW YORK STATE MENTALLY DISABLED, INC.
    VICTIM SERVICESOffers support to victims and their families who have suffered serious physical, psychological and financial damages as a result of a crash. Offers victim support groups, victim hotline, advocates to accompany victim/family through legal system, assists with a Victim's Impact Statement before the offender is sentenced. Other services include: assisting lawmakers in formulating legislation, informing the public on DWI matters, monitoring police and judicial procedures in DWI cases, and providing speakers to educate the community.SuffolkVICTIM SERVICESMOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING, LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    YOUTH POWER! (LONG ISLAND REGIONAL TEAM)Provides youth ages 14-29, labeled with disability or experience in the New York State system (special education, juvenile justice, mental health, foster care) opportunities to voice their opinions about personally relevant topics, participate in forums, outreach activities and advocate for positive changes in New York State programs and local communities.YOUTH POWER! (LONG ISLAND REGIONAL TEAM)FAMILIES TOGETHER IN NEW YORK STATE, INC.

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