Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups

Taxonomy Code: TD-1600

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.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
9/11 TRIBUTE CENTERThrough walking tours, exhibits, programs and on-line resources the 9/11 Tribute Center connects with people who directly experienced the events of 9/11. The Center offers Person-to-Person history, linking those that need to understand and appreciate these historic events with those who have experienced them.9/11 TRIBUTE CENTERSEPTEMBER 11TH FAMILIES ASSOCIATION
ADVOCACYHelps to develop, support and strengthen community voices to ensure a public response to bias crimes and discrimination on Long Island. Works in partnership with local, state, and federal officials to ensure that government funding and policies meet community needs. Call for more information.SuffolkADVOCACYBIASHELP A DIVISION OF LINCS
ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES PROGRAMProvides an anti-vandalism project, indoor recreation, an opportunity for youth to develop interpersonal relationships, and provides an opportunity for youth grades 7-12 to become constructively involved in meaningful use of free time. Call for more information.NassauALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES PROGRAMGATEWAY YOUTH OUTREACH, INC.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICEHelps resolve and prevent racial and ethnic violence and disorder, and to diffuse potentially explosive situations in schools and communities through mediation and conflict resolution. This regional office services New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virginia.COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICEU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
HUNTINGTON WOMEN'S ADVISORY COUNCILOffers a networking group comprised of not-for-profit agencies dedicated to women's issues in Suffolk County that helps agencies to become familiar with, utilize, enhance, and integrate the services of the Town of Huntington. Call for more informationSuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICESTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
LATINO BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPDedicated to breast health using a grassroots approach to raise individual and community awareness and action. Focuses on the causes of breast cancer, the need for prevention, monitoring, informed treatment and accessibility of health care. Conducts a Latino Support Group which meets the last Friday of the month accommodating Spanish speaking participants. Registration is required. Call for further information.SuffolkLATINO BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPBRENTWOOD/BAY SHORE BREAST CANCER COALITION, INC.
LONG ISLAND ALLIANCE FOR PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVESProvides educational programs on peace and national security issues and promotes dialogue on the role and responsibilty of citizens in determining national priorities and policies. Also provides a speakers bureau.NassauLONG ISLAND ALLIANCE FOR PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVESLONG ISLAND ALLIANCE FOR PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVES
NATIONAL MEGAN'S LAW HOTLINE AND REFERRAL SERVICEProvides access to sex offender registration information in all 50 States. Provides no cost sex offender e-mail alert program. Offers prevention education and referral services for victims and their non-offending family members. Call for more information.NATIONAL MEGAN'S LAW HOTLINE AND REFERRAL SERVICEPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
NEW YORK STATE WOMEN, INC.-BUFFALO NIAGRA CHAPTEROffers special programs to network professionals, to share contacts, area strategies and to work on political and social issues. Visit website for local chapter information.NEW YORK STATE WOMEN, INC.-BUFFALO NIAGRA CHAPTERNEW YORK STATE WOMEN, INC.-BUFFALO NIAGRA CHAPTER
PARENTS COMMITTEEIdentifies natural leaders within the community and provides them with family life information and community development strategies, enabling them to educate peers and participate in community planning/development.NassauPARENTS COMMITTEELITTIG HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAMProvides adult and child sexual abuse education and rape prevention for children, teens and adults. Offers internet safety prevention education for teens, parents and professionals working with children, contract agencies, (Pre-K-Grade 12), and the general public. Call for more information.PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAMPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
RAPE CRISIS PROGRAM AND VICTIM SERVICESProvides victim services for adult rape and child victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence victims, such as criminal justice advocacy,24 hour crisis intervention counseling and support services.Assistance obtaining an order of protection, medical and courtroom accompaniment reimbursement for expenses related to the crime and referrals for social services.RAPE CRISIS PROGRAM AND VICTIM SERVICESPARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW
SAFE SCHOOLS TEAMProvides a dynamic group of student activists from Nassau and Suffolk counties that evaluates, directs and implements programs and services to create safer and more supportive schools for GLBT students and their allies.SuffolkSAFE SCHOOLS TEAMTHE LGBT NETWORK (THE NETWORK)
SAYVILLE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERProvides religious services, sisterhood for women, men's club, and community action groups. Operates religious school with programs for early childhood, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and adults. Operates a preschool learning center. Also provides community outreach.SuffolkSAYVILLE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERSAYVILLE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
SCHUYLER CENTER FOR ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACYActs as a policy analysis and advocacy organization for shaping public policies affecting human services throughout New York State. Supports income maintenance, employment, health and nutrition, mental health care, and social services for families, children and the elderly. Informs New York State health and human service organizations on federal, state and regional public policy and legislative issues that affect the agencies and/or their clients.SCHUYLER CENTER FOR ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACYSCHUYLER CENTER FOR ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY
SEPTEMBER 11TH EDUCATION TRUSTProduces comprehensive, flexible and engaging 9/11 and civic literacy education programs and provides teacher training workshops on 9/11 instruction to protect the legacy and memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks, preserve and harness the lessons of 9/11 and its aftermath, and unify and direct the nation's youth toward informed civic participation.SEPTEMBER 11TH EDUCATION TRUSTWTC UNITED FAMILY GROUP
SOCIAL ADVOCACYDevelops position papers on critical social issues presents public testimony on human services and programs meets with elected and appointed government leaders to share knowledge and position and joins with others in collaborative efforts to change social systems.SuffolkSOCIAL ADVOCACYFAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE, INC.
SUFFOLK ALLIANCE OF SPORTSMEN, INC.Helps protect the public's rights on hunting, fishing, archery, trapping, shooting, and other sports and outdoor activities. Also educates on firearm safety. Meetings are held the first Friday of the month (except July and August) at 7:30pm, at the Caleb Smith Park Museum Building, Smithtown. Call or visit the website for additional information.SuffolkSUFFOLK ALLIANCE OF SPORTSMEN, INC.SUFFOLK ALLIANCE OF SPORTSMEN, INC.
VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENTThe volunteer program supports the work of the foundation which grants the wishes of children age 2 1/2 to 18 years, who have been diagnosed with a life threatening medical condition.NassauVOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENTMAKE-A-WISH METRO NEW YORK
WILLIAM FLOYD COMMUNITY SUMMIT, INC.Seeks to enable and encourage all residents of Mastic, Mastic Beach, Moriches and Shirley to improve quality of life through pride, teamwork and open communication.SuffolkWILLIAM FLOYD COMMUNITY SUMMIT, INC.WILLIAM FLOYD COMMUNITY SUMMIT, INC.
WISHGRANTINGGrants wishes to children ages 2 1/2 to 18 years (must be under the age of 18 at the time of referral) who have been diagnosed with a life threatening medical condition and who have not received a wish from any other organization.SuffolkWISHGRANTINGMAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY, INC.
WISHGRANTINGGrants the wishes of children from ages 2 1/2 to 18 years who have been diagnosed with a life threatening medical condition. Serves Nassau County and the five boroughs on New York City.NassauWISHGRANTINGMAKE-A-WISH METRO NEW YORK

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