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Our Vision: People First Through Service, Advocacy, Respect, and Choice - A vision for leadership in service and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities.
San Andreas Regional Center recognizes the ongoing need for advocacy to sustain the original intent and promise of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act and commits itself to protecting its provisions.
San Andreas Regional Center strives for community partnership and excellence in customer service with its well-trained staff and service providers who use up-to-date technology, are good at what they do and are committed to this vision.
San Andreas Regional Center enables the individuals it serves and their families to determine what happens in their lives.
San Andreas Regional Center fulfills this vision through respect for the people it serves and their families, friends, service providers, agencies, staff, and community.
San Andreas Regional Center accomplishes this vision through an organization that is trusted, responsive, supportive, creative, proactive, well-managed, and people friendly.
PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children. The "coming-out" process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal. We support these families through today, and give them hope for a better tomorrow.
You are not alone—The CancerConnect Online Community is a fully moderated, peer-to-peer support group for cancer patients and caregivers. With over 50,000 members the network offers patients and caregivers a thriving community to support the many ongoing needs from diagnosis to survivorship.
A Fresh Chapter is a non-profit organization that facilitates life-changing volunteer and leadership experiences to empower individuals both in the U.S. and abroad impacted by cancer. AFC programs blend volunteerism and meaningful travel to connect cancer patients and caregivers around the globe, and focus on healing the often over-looked emotional scars left by cancer. AFC’s perspective-shifting journeys to places like India, Peru and Kenya help participants reframe adversity and discover a new perspective and purpose in their lives.
Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network offers free support for women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. We connect women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have experienced a similar cancer diagnosis.Our mission here at Hope for Two is to provide women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support and hope.
Our Guiding Values:
We serve women in all socioeconomic, ethnic and religious backgrounds world-wide.
Volunteers with a history of cancer while pregnant are the mainstays of our support network.
We strive to remove barriers to women obtaining complete and accurate information about their options for dealing with cancer while pregnant.
We respect and support every woman’s personal decisions without judgment.
If you are looking to request support or become a volunteer support women you can visit our website at http://www.hopefortwo.org/
BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders is a residential facility that provides program options that include intensive discovery, recovery and healing for people who are experiencing disordered eating. Participants stay in community at our facility for the duration of their program. There are 15 beds available with 24/7 support by a team of professionals, paraprofessionals and peer support. The center is the only residential eating disorder program in Saskatchewan and is a hidden gem in the quaint setting of Milden, Saskatchewan. Programming is free of charge with a valid Saskatchewan health card. Virtual retreat and weekly support group options are now being offered. Out of province and out of country participants are welcome. For more information, visit www.bridgepointcenter.ca.
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides information, resources, peer support and system navigation to children, youth and families in BC who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges.
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc (CSPNJ) is a statewide not-for profit peer-led behavioral healthcare agency that was incorporated in 1984. The agency is dedicated to providing community services for persons who experience mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders, in addition to co-occurring physical health challenges and significant life stressors. Many of the people we serve are living in poverty and have encountered significant life trauma. Most live with co-occurring long-term medical conditions that impact the quality of their life and lifespan. We believe that the foundation for recovery is access to a safe, affordable place to live and community-based supports that enhance overall wellness. CSPNJ is a licensed Supportive Housing provider and is authorized for Medicaid billing for Community Support Services.
CSPNJ also has 3 peer-run Respite Houses. Respite is a safe alternative to an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. As a peer-run initiative, Respite staff provide 24/7 peer to peer support in working through a behavioral health crisis. The Respite House provides a comfortable setting in which guests can establish positive coping skills and become empowered to establish healthy habits and routines.
Our Wellness Respite service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by people who are trained and experienced in supporting others to transform a crisis into an opportunity for enhancing personal wellness. We aim to both inspire hope and assist guests in developing crisis self-management skills so that our guests can better manage the current and any future crisis situations. We focus on self-care in the areas of sleep and rest, relaxation, nutrition, physical activity, and management of co-occurring medical or substance use challenges.
To access wellness respite services in Passaic County, call: (862) 239-9896
To access wellness respite services in Middlesex County, call: (732) 354-4403
To access wellness respite services in Essex County, call: (862) 229-1401
Mission & Vision
Kara’s mission is to provide grief support for children, teens, families and adults. Our guiding values are empathy and compassion. Every day we provide caring support to children and adults affected by loss and grief. Our vision is to see people of all ages compassionately supported on their journey through grief so they can move toward renewed hope and meaning. We serve individuals who are grieving a death as well as those managing a terminal illness (their own or another's).
Kara' s founding is rooted in the early 1970s, when a growing awareness swept through the United States, England and other countries that the way contemporary society handled death, based in the medical establishment, was inadequate. The seminal work of Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and the emerging hospice movement stimulated discussions about death and dying in Palo Alto and other communities. During this same period, Dr. Charles Garfield established the Shanti Project in San Francisco to train and engage volunteers to serve and support dying patients. Palo Alto Projects, modeled after the Shanti Model of Peer Support, was incorporated in December 1976, with 17 peer counselor volunteers. In February of 1978 the organization's name was officially changed to Kara to more accurately reflect its grief support focused mission. Today, our staff and over 150 trained volunteers serve and support those who are grieving in our community. Kara does not espouse a particular religion or philosophy. We encourage those we serve to draw strength from their own personal spiritual beliefs, family, friends and other community resources to build sustaining support.