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  • Adoption Services (2)
    PH-0300

    Adoption Services

    PH-0300

    Programs that participate in arranging permanent homes under new legal parentage for individuals whose birth parents are unable or unwilling to provide for their care. Included are programs that provide counseling and assistance for people who decide to relinquish their children for adoption or arrange for an independent adoption; which recruit, select, counsel and match suitable adoptive parents with children who have been relinquished; which assist in the adoption of stepchildren, adults or foreign-born children; which provide foster care for children who have been relinquished for adoption but not yet placed; and/or which assist people who are adopted to locate their birth parents and birth parents to locate the children they relinquished.
  • Animal Adoption (2)
    PD-7600.0100

    Animal Adoption

    PD-7600.0100

    Programs that place stray and homeless domestic pets with people who are willing to provide for their care; find homes for wild burros, horses or other animals who are being removed from their natural environment; or place retired race horses, show horses, greyhounds and other animals when their racing or show careers have come to an end. Included are websites where animals available for adoption can be listed.
  • Animal Lost and Found (1)
    PD-7600.0300

    Animal Lost and Found

    PD-7600.0300

    Programs that assist people who have lost their pets to obtain information, if available, about the pet's location. These programs may provide registration services and identification tags which inform people who find a lost pet about who to call, and/or may maintain an information network to match details on lost pets with details about those people have found.
  • Animal Rescue (1)
    PD-7600.0500

    Animal Rescue

    PD-7600.0500

    Programs that rescue domestic animals who are in hazardous situations and which may provide emergency medical care if injuries have occurred.
  • Animal Shelters (3)
    PD-7600.0600

    Animal Shelters

    PD-7600.0600

    Programs that provide protection and care for unwanted pets or stray animals, and hold them for a specified period of time to provide an opportunity for owners to claim them prior to offering them for adoption. Included are shelters that euthanize the animals if not adopted within a specified amount of time, as well as "no kill" shelters that will keep the animals until they are adopted.
  • Artist Services (1)
    TA-0400

    Artist Services

    TA-0400

    Programs that provide technical services, subsistence funding, studios or living facilities and/or other services for individual artists, filmmakers, musicians, and other performers; or support organizations that produce, present, or support, dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, visual and related arts.
  • Arts Centers (1)
    TA-0480

    Arts Centers

    TA-0480

    Multidisciplinary community centers that display or sell local artist’s work; provide studio, living and/or office space for artists; offer access to artist/artisan demonstrations, workshops and classes that focus on any of a wide variety of art forms; provide indoor or outdoor venues for plays, poetry readings, musical performances, book discussions and other special events; do outreach to schools and other community organizations; and offer other services that make the arts more accessible to the community.
  • Bicycle Donation Programs (1)
    TI-1800.9000-080

    Bicycle Donation Programs

    TI-1800.9000-080

    Programs that accept bicycles, repair them, if necessary, and give them to individuals or families who have no means of transportation, donate them to other community-based organizations for distribution to the people they serve, or sell them to raise money for agency programs.
  • Birth Certificates (1)
    DF-7000.1200

    Birth Certificates

    DF-7000.1200

    Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide copies of birth certificates, i.e., documents which certify the date and place of a person's birth as well as his/her parentage. Available in most jurisdictions are authorized copies which are required to obtain a driver’s license, passport, Social Security card and other services related to an individual’s identity; and informational copies which cannot be used to establish a person’s identity. Only individuals designated by law have access to authorized copies of a person's birth certificate.
  • Boys/Girls Clubs (1)
    PS-9800.1000

    Boys/Girls Clubs

    PS-9800.1000

    Programs that provide a wide range of supervised recreational activities and delinquency prevention services for children and youth of all ages and backgrounds, but particularly for disadvantaged youth, through membership in boys and/or girls clubs. Club members are entitled to use recreational facilities and may have access to counseling, tutorial services, employment assistance, gang programs, drug abuse and alcoholism prevention and other activities and services that direct their energies toward positive social goals and facilitate healthy personality development.
  • Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance (2)
    PB-0900

    Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance

    PB-0900

    Programs that provide financial assistance to help families who have lost a loved one pay for the funeral and/or the cremation or interment of the individual's remains.
  • Business Assistance Services (2)
    TB-0900.0650

    Business Assistance Services

    TB-0900.0650

    Programs that provide information, technical assistance, training, contract acquisition assistance and other types of services that support the start-up, competitiveness and growth of local businesses.
  • Business Financing (1)
    TB-0900.1000

    Business Financing

    TB-0900.1000

    Programs that provide venture capital, loans or grants or other forms of financial support for individuals or groups who want to establish or expand the operation of a business.
  • Certificates/Forms Assistance (3)
    FT-1020

    Certificates/Forms Assistance

    FT-1020

    Programs that help people obtain, complete and/or file official forms, certificates, documents, applications or other paperwork that is required to apply for benefits or services, initiate or respond to legal action or to officially handle or document the occurrence of a transaction; that help people acquire copies of official documents on file elsewhere; or that review legal documentation an individual has received to help explain its meaning.
  • Child Care Centers (12)
    PH-1250.1400

    Child Care Centers

    PH-1250.1400

    Programs that are licensed to provide supervised care within designated facilities for children during some portion of a 24-hour day. Staff for approved day care centers must meet defined educational requirements; the program must ensure specified adult/child ratios; and the facility must meet building, fire and zoning codes. Services may include recreational and developmental activities and snacks and/or meals, as appropriate.
  • Community Development Corporations (1)
    TB-1500

    Community Development Corporations

    TB-1500

    Nonprofit community-based organizations formed by residents, small business owners, faith congregations and other local stakeholders to revitalize low and/or moderate income communities through initiatives whose objectives are to eliminate slums and blight, prevent deterioration of existing structures, conserve and expand affordable housing, restore and preserve properties of historical or architectural interest, create jobs, recruit and support small businesses, improve and expand vital social services, engage in long-term community planning and meet other local development needs.
  • Cultural Heritage Groups (3)
    TD-1600.1550

    Cultural Heritage Groups

    TD-1600.1550

    Organizations that work for the preservation and promotion of the traditions, values and lifestyles of different cultural groups; organize activities and events which promote cultural exchange locally, regionally and nationally; and seek to encourage understanding and respect for different cultural heritages among youthful members of the group as well as the mainstream population.
  • Day Camps (5)
    PL-6400.1500-180

    Day Camps

    PL-6400.1500-180

    Programs that provide creative recreational experiences in cooperative indoor and/or outdoor group living for children, usually age four to 13, or adults who are transported to the site each morning and who return to their homes at the end of each day. Transportation may be provided by the program or may be the responsibility of the family.
  • Death Related Records/Permits (1)
    DF-7000.1700

    Death Related Records/Permits

    DF-7000.1700

    Programs that issue, maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to or copies of documents that relate to an individual's death.
  • Diversity Awareness Training (1)
    PH-6200.1860

    Diversity Awareness Training

    PH-6200.1860

    Programs that offer workshops, discussion groups and other types of training which focus on the knowledge and interpersonal skills that participants may need in order to work and live comfortably and effectively with people, for example, who have different cultural or religious backgrounds or sexual orientations, or who live with disabilities or represent a different age group. The training typically helps participants clarify their own values and attitudes and understand how these condition their expectations of and reactions to others. It may also include material that addresses the similarities and differences between two (or more) specific cultures and helps participants understand the perspectives, customs, history, use of language and other aspects of the other culture in order to help prevent cultural differences from becoming barriers to communication, interaction and appreciation.
  • Donation Drop Off Points (3)
    TI-1900

    Donation Drop Off Points

    TI-1900

    Organizations that establish central points where people can bring personal and household goods, office equipment and supplies and other items they wish to donate.
  • Driver License Testing Sites (1)
    DF-7000.1840

    Driver License Testing Sites

    DF-7000.1840

    Programs that establish facilities where people can come to take their written driver's examination and/or road test. Some sites may be limited to a particular type of test, e.g., a weighing station that provides testing for commercial drivers. Included are both the sites where examinations are conducted and the organizations that oversee them.
  • Driver Licenses (1)
    DF-7000.1850

    Driver Licenses

    DF-7000.1850

    Programs that issue permits which provide written authorization for an individual to operate a motor vehicle on public roads and highways following successful completion of a written and/or driving examination and a vision test. These programs also renew driver licenses that are about to expire, replace driver licenses that are lost or stolen, and process name and address changes.
  • Election Information (1)
    TQ-1800.1600

    Election Information

    TQ-1800.1600

    Programs that publish and/or distribute voter information guides, sample ballots and other materials that provide information regarding the positions of rival candidates in an election, summaries of the pros and cons of specific ballot measures (including potential costs to taxpayers and arguments for and against individual measures prepared by proponents and opponents), rules for same day voter registration and general information about precinct boundaries, the location and hours of polling places, early voting options, secured vote by mail ballot drop-off locations (where available), as well as other details regarding the content or the mechanics of the election.
  • Errand Running/Shopping Assistance (4)
    PH-3300.1800

    Errand Running/Shopping Assistance

    PH-3300.1800

    Programs that offer the services of individuals who are available to make short trips to purchase groceries, pick up prescriptions, withdraw or deposit money in the bank, drop off or retrieve laundry and do other small tasks for older adults, people with disabilities and other individuals who cannot leave their homes or are otherwise unable or prefer not to perform these tasks for themselves.
  • Expectant/New Parent Assistance (8)
    PH-6100.1800

    Expectant/New Parent Assistance

    PH-6100.1800

    Programs that provide educational and supportive services for new parents or those expecting a child, to prepare them on an emotional and practical level for the impact the newborn will have on their lives and relationships. Initial focus areas include healthy eating for the mother, danger signs in pregnancy, sibling preparation and being ready for labor and delivery, followed by practical information on basic infant care, newborn behaviors, baby supplies, bathing techniques, diapering, breastfeeding and other feeding options, as well as infant and childhood illnesses. Later topics may include walking, talking, toilet training and other aspects of child development, all to help ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment and receive proper health care. Included are programs open to all as well those targeting special populations such as low income individuals or teenagers.
  • Extended Child Care (39)
    PH-1250.1800

    Extended Child Care

    PH-1250.1800

    Child care centers, family child care homes, schools and recreation centers that provide supervised care for school-age children prior to the beginning and/or following the end of the school day, on school holidays and teacher work/conference days, during school breaks and, in some cases, during the summer when school is not in session in situation where their parents are working or otherwise engaged. While some extended day care programs provide a variety of activities for children in the program, they are not designed to provide specialty instruction such as art or music lessons, or organized sports.
  • Family Camps (1)
    PL-6400.1500-200

    Family Camps

    PL-6400.1500-200

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public facilities for cooperative group living experiences in the out-of-doors for families who may need a break from day-to-day living to enjoy some quality time together and reconnect as a family or who simply want a summer or holiday getaway. The programs offer a wide range of activities for individual family members or the family as a whole which may include cookouts, crafts, nature lore and conservation, and a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational, athletic and group social activities.
  • Family Group Conferencing (1)
    PH-2360.2300

    Family Group Conferencing

    PH-2360.2300

    Programs that work with families involved with the child welfare system using a process that brings together the strengths of families outside the courtroom setting to find solutions for children who have come into foster care or are at risk for placement outside the home due to abuse or neglect. If successful, children can safely remain with or return to a family member or, possibly, their parents, rather than be placed for adoption or have some other permanent goal established for them. Typically a case worker meets with immediate family members to identify the larger family unit to participate in the process, and a neutral coordinator works with the family as they discuss issues and options. Then the family works privately to develop a plan of action. People involved in the process may include parents, grandparents, other kin, children, tribal elders (where relevant) and individuals whom the family considers to be supportive (e.g., neighbors, clergy). In most instances, families participate in family group conferencing on a voluntary basis, though in a few locations, meetings are court-ordered. In some areas, the practice is also being used in juvenile justice and TANF cases.
  • Family Preservation Programs (6)
    PH-2360.2350

    Family Preservation Programs

    PH-2360.2350

    Programs that provide a variety of short-term, intensive, home-based intervention services for families experiencing a crisis that is so severe that children are at imminent risk for placement outside the family setting. Services, which are aimed at ameliorating the underlying causes of family dysfunction, are generally time-limited, of fairly short duration and available on a 24-hour basis. Also included are other family preservation program models whose programs vary in terms of the population served, the level of intensity of services provided and the length of services. The objective of family preservation programs is to preserve the family as a unit and prevent unnecessary placement of the children in foster care, a group home, an inpatient substance abuse or mental health treatment program, a residential training school or other alternative living arrangement.
  • Foster Homes for Dependent Children (1)
    PH-6300.2000

    Foster Homes for Dependent Children

    PH-6300.2000

    Programs that provide alternative family living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes for children and youth who have been neglected, abused or abandoned in situations where a children's protective services worker or a court has decided that they cannot live safely at home.
  • Friendly Visiting (3)
    PH-1400.1900-230

    Friendly Visiting

    PH-1400.1900-230

    Programs that use "friendly visitors" (usually volunteers but also paid hourly companions) to call on people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting, who are homebound or socially isolated due to disability or old age, or otherwise lack companionship with the objective of brightening their day and helping them to maintain contact with the outside world by reading, talking, listening, writing letters or performing other similar tasks.
  • Historic Preservation (1)
    TA-2800

    Historic Preservation

    TA-2800

    Programs that acquire, protect, maintain and, where necessary, restore buildings, structures, art and cultural objects, landscapes, sites or entire districts that have historical, architectural, archaeological, engineering, cultural, or artistic significance for the enjoyment and edification of current and future generations.
  • Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services (2)
    PH-3300.2750

    Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services

    PH-3300.2750

    Programs that provide assistance for people who need to do routine maintenance on their homes or make minor repairs.
  • Home Rehabilitation Loans (3)
    BH-3000.3550-360

    Home Rehabilitation Loans

    BH-3000.3550-360

    Programs that provide loans for income-eligible people who want to repair or modify their homes or mobile homes to make them energy-efficient, attractive, safe and free of health hazards; or which help eligible individuals find loans for this purpose. Most loan programs cover major repairs, system upgrades and replacements (e.g., plumbing, heating or electrical systems) but not minor repairs. Included are conventional home rehabilitation loans, deferred loans (in which payments are deferred until the home is sold) and forgivable loans (in which all or a part of the loan is forgiven if the borrower resides in the home for a specified period of time). The forgiven part of a forgivable loan amounts to a contingent grant. If the borrower sells the home prior to the specified time period, all or part of the loan is due. A common variation is to have portions of the loan forgiven gradually over a period of years.
  • Homemaker Assistance (4)
    PH-3300.3000

    Homemaker Assistance

    PH-3300.3000

    Programs that offer the services of trained homemakers who go into the homes of families whose routines have been disrupted by long or short-term illness, disability or other problems, and assume responsibility for routine household activities including menu planning, budgeting, shopping, child care, meal preparation, laundry and general household management including light housekeeping.
  • Housekeeping Assistance (2)
    PH-3300.3100

    Housekeeping Assistance

    PH-3300.3100

    Programs that offer the services of workers who go into people's homes and help with house cleaning chores.
  • Housing Down Payment Loans/Grants (1)
    BH-3500.3500

    Housing Down Payment Loans/Grants

    BH-3500.3500

    Programs that provide cash grants or loans for people who want to purchase or build a home and need all or a portion of the amount that is required to make a down payment on the home or property. Included are conventional loans, deferred loans (in which payments are deferred until the home is sold) and forgivable loans (in which all or a part of the loan is forgiven if the borrower resides in the home for a specified period of time).
  • In Home Child Care (1)
    PH-1250.3200

    In Home Child Care

    PH-1250.3200

    Programs that provide care and supervision for children in the child's own home during some portion of a 24-hour day. Included are Mother's Helpers who provide assistance for stay-at-home mothers.
  • Infant Care Centers (3)
    PH-1250.3400

    Infant Care Centers

    PH-1250.3400

    Programs that provide substitute parental care in a group setting for infants and toddlers from birth to age two during some portion of a 24-hour day.
  • Libraries (8)
    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.
  • Life Coaching (1)
    PH-6200.4550

    Life Coaching

    PH-6200.4550

    Programs that offer the services of a "life coach" who helps people articulate their dreams, clarify their mission in life, identify specific goals, develop concrete action plans, take advantage of feedback and support and move beyond barriers and self-sabotage. Life coaching differs from psychotherapy in that it is not designed to treat diagnosable mental disorders such as depression, anxiety or substance abuse, but rather draws on people's strengths and inner resources to create a life of fulfillment, accomplishment and balance. It is usually offered over the telephone with weekly appointments, but face-to-face, email and instant message sessions may also be available.
  • Mentoring Programs (7)
    PH-1400.5000

    Mentoring Programs

    PH-1400.5000

    Programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.
  • Museums (2)
    TA-5500

    Museums

    TA-5500

    Institutions that acquire, preserve, research, exhibit and provide for educational use, objects or artifacts of artistic, cultural, historical, scientific or technological significance which are presented in a popular and fairly non-technical manner. Collections may include works of art; objects and artifacts that are related to the study of zoology, biology, botany, mineralogy, geology and other natural sciences, history, archeology, science and technology; materials related to motion pictures, sports, music, theater and other aspects of the arts and popular culture; memorabilia and other collectibles; or material relating to the history and achievements of a particular cultural or ethnic group. Most museums have auxiliary services which enhance the museum experience for visitors.
  • Nature Centers/Walks (2)
    PL-6400.6000

    Nature Centers/Walks

    PL-6400.6000

    Programs that offer guided or self-guided walks or drives through parks, beach areas, wildlife preserves and other natural settings to acquaint participants with particular aspects of their environment and to increase their understanding of and appreciation for ecological balance.
  • Neuter/Spay Services (4)
    PD-9000.6000

    Neuter/Spay Services

    PD-9000.6000

    Programs that surgically alter animals to prevent them from reproducing. "Spay" refers to the surgical removal of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes of a female animal; "neuter" refers to the surgical removal of the testes of a male animal.
  • Parenting Skills Classes (7)
    PH-6100.6800

    Parenting Skills Classes

    PH-6100.6800

    Programs that teach skills that enable parents to deal constructively and consistently with a broad spectrum of child rearing problems which may include sibling rivalry; school behavior and performance; poor self-esteem; shyness; drug use; sexual promiscuity; and the whole range of negative, acting-out behaviors including whining, temper tantrums, disobedience, insolence and destructiveness. Some parenting skills development programs utilize a step-by-step approach for managing specific problems and may incorporate application at home of techniques that were discussed and practiced in the classroom setting. Other programs may offer participatory family workshops which provide opportunities for parents and children to learn and practice methods for dealing with one another under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Most training programs teach the parent a particular way of talking and relating to their children that reinforces positive behaviors and communication and decreases negative behaviors while supporting the development of a relationship that is built on fairness, mutual caring and respect.
  • Personal Care (17)
    PH-3300.6500

    Personal Care

    PH-3300.6500

    Programs that offer the services of paraprofessional aides who provide assistance with personal hygiene (bathing, grooming and mouth care), clothing care, ambulation, seating, toileting, housekeeping (changing bed linens or other chores that are essential to the individual's health and comfort), food preparation and nutritional and environmental support for recently discharged hospital patients, elderly people and people with disabilities in their own homes or other settings. Personal care may also include supervision which involves cueing, reminding, prompting or directing daily activities, as needed, but does not include medical services.
  • Personal Finances Administration (1)
    DM-6000

    Personal Finances Administration

    DM-6000

    Programs that help people develop a plan for managing their money and that assume responsibility for investing the funds and/or making the payments on the individual's behalf in accordance with the plan.
  • Pet Care Services (1)
    PD-6250

    Pet Care Services

    PD-6250

    Programs that provide pet-related supplies or services which enable pet owners to acquire a pet and/or take care of their pet's needs.
  • Physical Fitness (12)
    PL-6600

    Physical Fitness

    PL-6600

    Programs that provide activities for people who want to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, muscle tone, reflexes, cardiovascular health and/or other aspects of physical functioning.
  • Property Tax Information (2)
    DT-8700.6500

    Property Tax Information

    DT-8700.6500

    Programs that provide information and guidance for people who need to understand the property tax laws as they relate to individuals in their situation. Most states have provisions for property tax relief, but they vary widely in form. Some jurisdictions levy the tax and provide a true refund of all or a portion of the paid tax; some exempt the property altogether; some defer the property tax until after the death of the owner and then recoup the tax from the proceeds of the sale of the property; some have a blanket exemption in which all property owners over the age of 65 are exempt from all property taxes regardless of income; and some allow a tax credit to be applied toward the income tax for qualified property owners. In the latter situation, individuals not paying income tax may receive a refund of the property tax credit amount or no refund at all, depending on the tax laws of the jurisdiction. Most states determine eligibility for property tax relief by looking at combinations of age, income, disability and veteran status.
  • Public Internet Access Sites (6)
    TJ-1800.6700

    Public Internet Access Sites

    TJ-1800.6700

    Programs, often offered by libraries, cyber cafes, and a variety of other government, nonprofit or proprietary organizations, that provide on-site Internet-enabled computers for public access.
  • Public Wi-Fi Sites (1)
    TJ-1800.6800

    Public Wi-Fi Sites

    TJ-1800.6800

    Locations at which users of electronic equipment (PCs, tablets, smart phones) with Wi-Fi receivers can wirelessly connect to the Internet. This service is often provided as a convenience to customers at restaurants, hotels, bookstores and coffee shops as well as libraries; and the wireless connection can be either secure (which encrypts transmissions based on a password provided by the host) or unsecured. The Wi-Fi service may be provided at no cost or could involve a registration fee.
  • Recreation Centers (1)
    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 Trails (2)
    PL-6400.8500

    Recreational Trails

    PL-6400.8500

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, paths in the mountains, forests, deserts and other scenic areas that can be used for riding, hiking or utilizing any of a variety of recreational vehicles.
  • Regional Economic Development (1)
    TB-8200.7000

    Regional Economic Development

    TB-8200.7000

    Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in a particular region. A "region" in this context is a geographic area, typically comprising multiple communities and jurisdictions but sharing a common identity, a localized labor and trade market, and transportation and distribution networks.
  • Rent Rebate/Tax Credit Information (1)
    DT-8700.7000

    Rent Rebate/Tax Credit Information

    DT-8700.7000

    Programs that provide information for people who are renting about the rent rebate or tax credit programs that are available to people in their situation. Some programs are limited to people who meet age, disability, income and residency criteria, while others are available to all renters.
  • Residential Camps (1)
    PL-6400.1500-700

    Residential Camps

    PL-6400.1500-700

    Programs that provide creative recreational experiences in indoor and/or outdoor group living for children, usually age seven to 16, or adults who remain overnight at the camp and participate in a 24-hour schedule of activities.
  • Scouting Programs (1)
    PS-9800.8500

    Scouting Programs

    PS-9800.8500

    Programs that provide opportunities for children and youth to develop individual and group initiative and responsibility, self-reliance, courage, personal fitness, discipline and other desirable qualities of character through participation in a wide range of organized recreational, educational and civic activities under the leadership of qualified adult volunteers. Troop members work on developing their skills in camping, swimming, citizenship, communication, conservation, cooking, community living, first aid and a wide variety of other areas, and usually earn merit badges when they have demonstrated mastery of the skills that are required for a particular activity.
  • Service Clubs (2)
    TD-1400.8000

    Service Clubs

    TD-1400.8000

    Organizations whose members are business and professional men and/or women, housewives, students, military dependents or other individuals who have a common interest in improving the life of the community, which raise funds through events such as barbecues, theater parties, art shows or telethons to finance any of a wide variety of community service projects that have been selected by the membership. Most service clubs are chapters of national or international organizations.
  • Special Events (2)
    PL-7700

    Special Events

    PL-7700

    Programs that sponsor, organize and promote festivals, parades, fairs, memorial celebrations and other activities during religious and patriotic holidays and other special occasions.
  • Special Interest Camps (1)
    PL-6400.1500-800

    Special Interest Camps

    PL-6400.1500-800

    Residential or day camp facilities that provide opportunities for participants to develop their skills in a specific activity such as athletics, music or art.
  • Special Interest Clubs (3)
    PS-8200

    Special Interest Clubs

    PS-8200

    Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals of all ages to pursue hobbies or other specific interests in cooperation with others who have the same interest, often through the medium of a club or society which is under the leadership of people who are knowledgeable or skilled in the area.
  • Stress Management (1)
    PH-6200.8400

    Stress Management

    PH-6200.8400

    Programs that utilize a variety of techniques including demonstration, exercise and discussion to help participants increase their understanding of the conditions and habits that lead to stress, to learn more about the effects of stress on the body, to identify the stressors in their own lives, and to develop better ways of reducing or managing stress in their personal relationships and work environment. The program may include instruction in and practice of physical exercises, relaxation techniques and other mechanisms for coping with stress.
  • Summer Camps (23)
    PL-6400.1500-820

    Summer Camps

    PL-6400.1500-820

    Residential or day camp facilities where care and recreational activities are provided for children during the summer vacation period.
  • Swimming Facilities (1)
    PL-6400.7000-840

    Swimming Facilities

    PL-6400.7000-840

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, swimming pools which may be equipped with diving boards of various heights, slides and other equipment.
  • Travelers Assistance (1)
    BT-8750

    Travelers Assistance

    BT-8750

    Programs that provide supportive services including information and emergency assistance for tourists, travelers or other visitors who have encountered problems, need directions or trip planning services to reach a destination or require information about the local transportation system.
  • VITA Programs (4)
    DT-8800.9300

    VITA Programs

    DT-8800.9300

    Programs that utilize trained volunteers to help older adults and low-income individuals and families complete their tax return forms.
  • Volunteer Opportunities (21)
    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.
  • Volunteer Service Programs (2)
    ND-9200

    Volunteer Service Programs

    ND-9200

    Programs that provide employment opportunities for people who are willing to volunteer their time at low wages (or without remuneration) to work on social and economic development, environmental improvement or public safety projects throughout the U.S. and developing countries.
  • Volunteer Training (2)
    PW-9100

    Volunteer Training

    PW-9100

    Programs that prepare individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields for the specific type of volunteer activity in which they are interested. The program includes an orientation to and training in specific roles and responsibilities, and may include information about the general role, functions and policies of a specific agency if the volunteer is aware of his or her placement.
  • Wraparound Facilitation/Community Support (2)
    PH-2360.9500

    Wraparound Facilitation/Community Support

    PH-2360.9500

    Programs that employ the Wraparound Facilitation model, a family centered, community-oriented, strengths based and highly individualized approach to meet the needs of children with complicated, multi-dimensional problems. The approach involves the development of a child and family team which creates and implements a wraparound plan that identifies a set of community services and natural supports to promote success, safety, and permanence in home, school and community. The Wraparound facilitator coordinates team meetings and ensures the team identifies and prioritizes goals, provides crisis and safety planning, and tracks the family's progress towards goal attainment. The family is prepared and supported as they transition from formal services to independence. While the major initiative to develop Wraparound Facilitation originated with the mental health system and has been particularly successful for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems, the intervention is being employed in a number of other child service sectors including education, juvenile justice and child welfare.
  • Y Facilities (1)
    PS-9800.9650

    Y Facilities

    PS-9800.9650

    Programs that provide for the spiritual, social, mental and physical development of children and youth and their families through a broad-based program which includes classes, recreational activities, fitness programs, leadership development opportunities, camping, youth clubs, parent-child programs, youth employment support services, cross-cultural exchange programs, community involvement opportunities and a variety of other activities that give participants a chance to develop a wide range of interpersonal relationships, strengthen family ties and to achieve a satisfying degree of personal growth.
  • Youth Citizenship Programs (1)
    PS-9800.9750

    Youth Citizenship Programs

    PS-9800.9750

    Programs that provide opportunities for students and/or school-age children and youth to gain a clear understanding of the process of government and to develop an appreciation for their approaching citizenship responsibilities. Some programs offer firsthand experience by allowing young people to establish mock governments, observe elected officials and public servants in their daily activities or participate in events like "mayor for the day" or "police chief for the day" which enable them to take on the duties of the office under the supervision of the person being replaced.
  • Youth Community Service Programs (2)
    PS-9800.9800

    Youth Community Service Programs

    PS-9800.9800

    Programs that provide opportunities for students and/or school-age children and youth to make a contribution to their local community through volunteer service projects or other forms of assistance. The purpose of the program is to develop leadership skills and good citizenship practices in youngsters who are interested in service to others.
  • Youth Enrichment Programs (20)
    PS-9800.9900

    Youth Enrichment Programs

    PS-9800.9900

    Programs that offer a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, academic programs, sports, reading clubs, workshops and other recreational, leisure, cultural, social and civic activities for school-age children and youth in out-of-school hours. The objective of youth enrichment programs is to promote healthy social interaction and help participants maximize their social, emotional, physical and academic potential.