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  • Administrative Entities (5)
    TD-0300

    Administrative Entities

    TD-0300

    Management offices that serve as headquarters for organizations and which provide services that plan, organize and control the activities of the organization but which offer no direct services to the public except peripheral administrative services like training, community awareness programs or materials and research. Included are the administrative offices of local city and county departments, state agencies and federal agencies as well as those that oversee the work of large non-governmental agencies.
  • Advocacy (4)
    FP-0500

    Advocacy

    FP-0500

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; that attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or that seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.
  • Arts and Culture (2)
    TA

    Arts and Culture

    TA

    Programs that promote, support, produce and/or provide access to the arts and humanities and other experiences which encourage creativity, and also reflect and preserve the collective artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage of the community.
  • Bereavement Support Groups (4)
    PN-8100.1000

    Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Clothing (3)
    BM-6500.1500

    Clothing

    BM-6500.1500

    Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing. Included are clothing exchange programs.
  • Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups (5)
    TD-1600

    Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups

    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.
  • Community Planning and Public Works (1)
    TE

    Community Planning and Public Works

    TE

    Programs that establish and implement an overall plan for the development and upkeep of the built environment in urban and rural areas; and ensure that new construction on public and private property as well as improvements in current structures meet building codes and standards, zoning requirements and the goals and objectives of the master plan. Also included are local offices that are responsible for initiating and overseeing public works projects and ensuring the smooth operation of basic infrastructure services. Activities may include construction, maintenance and repair of roads, bridges, tunnels and other public ways; operation of waterworks, sewage and drainage systems; development and maintenance of channels and other public waterways; construction and operation of public parking facilities; lighting and signposting of public streets; management of waste materials; and other similar projects.
  • Domestic Animal Services (1)
    PD

    Domestic Animal Services

    PD

    Programs that provide for the humane care, protection and control of the domestic animals.
  • Food Pantries (15)
    BD-1800.2000

    Food Pantries

    BD-1800.2000

    Programs that acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations. Some pantries deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.3000

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.3000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
  • Household Goods (1)
    BM-3000

    Household Goods

    BM-3000

    Programs that pay for or provide new, reconditioned or secondhand furnishings for homes or apartments.
  • Information and Referral (27)
    TJ-3000

    Information and Referral

    TJ-3000

    Programs whose primary purpose is to maintain information about human service resources in the community and to link people who need assistance with appropriate service providers and/or to supply descriptive information about the agencies or organizations which offer services. The information and referral process involves establishing contact with the individual, assessing the individual's long and short-term needs, identifying resources to meet those needs, providing a referral to identified resources, and, where appropriate, following up to ensure that the individual's needs have been met.
  • Libraries (1)
    TJ-4400

    Libraries

    TJ-4400

    Facilities which house a collection of materials including books, manuscripts, journals, government documents and nonprint formats such as paintings, musical recordings, videotapes, films and data files on magnetic tape which are organized to provide physical, bibliographic and intellectual access to a targeted group of people and which generally make available staff to provide services and programs related to the information needs of the targeted group.
  • Meals (3)
    BD-5000

    Meals

    BD-5000

    Programs that provide supplementary nutrition (which may include hot meals, snacks or milk) typically for homeless people, individuals with low or fixed incomes, older adults, children from low-income families and/or people with disabilities.
  • Mental Health Related Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.5000

    Mental Health Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.5000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem.
  • Parenting/Family Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500

    Parenting/Family Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experiences relating to adoption, birth control, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, foster care, kinship care, marriage, parenting, separation/divorce, single parenting, step families, blended families, grandparent rights or other family situations. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Public Access Computers/Tools (2)
    TJ-1800.6650

    Public Access Computers/Tools

    TJ-1800.6650

    Programs that make computers, printers and other electronic equipment available for public use, primarily for word processing, spread sheets and other document development applications. Public access computers can be found in libraries, schools, government buildings, science labs and research centers. Some companies such as Mail Boxes Etc. provide computers the public can use for an hourly fee.
  • Public Awareness/Education (1)
    TJ-6500

    Public Awareness/Education

    TJ-6500

    Programs that utilize a wide variety of materials including pamphlets and other literature, media presentations, speakers, workshops, directories, newsletters and outreach and prevention programs to make the public aware of the human service needs of the community, the resources that are available to meet those needs, and the issues which are relevant to specific social problems and the measures that have been proposed for their solution.
  • Public Safety (2)
    JR

    Public Safety

    JR

    Programs whose primary purpose is to ensure the safety of the community by issuing warnings regarding public health hazards or other conditions which may affect the well-being of people in the immediate area; rescuing people who are lost, stranded or the victim of an accident; connecting people whose lives are at risk with appropriate emergency response agencies; supplying safety equipment; and sponsoring educational activities that make the public aware of measures they can take to eliminate safety hazards, prevent accidents and avoid behaviors that place them in peril.
  • Records/Licenses/Permits (3)
    DF-7000

    Records/Licenses/Permits

    DF-7000

    Programs that issue written personal permits to engage in activities that are regulated by government authority or which maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to documents which authenticate the occurrence of specific transactions, proceedings or events. Also included are programs that evaluate records, licenses or permits issued by foreign authorities and produce written certification of equivalency to U.S. standards.
  • Recreation Centers (18)
    PL-6400.7000-700

    Recreation Centers

    PL-6400.7000-700

    Centers, often operated by the local community department of parks and recreation, that offer, at a single location, a variety of recreational facilities such as athletic fields and courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and locker facilities. Recreation centers usually offer an organized program of activities for community residents of all ages and provide all necessary equipment.
  • Recreational Activities/Sports (2)
    PL-7000

    Recreational Activities/Sports

    PL-7000

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.
  • Spiritual/Religious Issues Counseling (4)
    RP-1400.8000-820

    Spiritual/Religious Issues Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-820

    Programs that provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance for people who are questioning their religion or experiencing a loss of faith, are leaving a religion, particularly a fundamentalist one, are converting to a new religion, or have questions relating to religious or spiritual values; are having experiences such as visions or near-death experiences which they are having difficulty interpreting and integrating; or are clergymen or women or others who no longer have a religious vocation and want to leave their cloistered lives.
  • Thrift Shops (2)
    BM-8500

    Thrift Shops

    BM-8500

    Organizations that offer new or secondhand furniture, appliances, clothing, toys and other material goods at lower than retail prices, and which often use the proceeds from sales to support other services to the community. Thrift shops accept direct donations from the public of new and reusable goods. Also included are other types of resale shops that sell secondhand but reusable musical instruments, salvaged building materials, office equipment, sports equipment, books, CDs and other material goods.
  • Volunteer Opportunities (4)
    PX

    Volunteer Opportunities

    PX

    Community organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience who are willing to offer their services and work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration on projects or in positions that benefit the organization itself or the people it serves. Many agencies that provide volunteer opportunities also offer intensive training in the tasks that are required for the job.