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AGENCY                                        WEBSITE                                                        DESCRIPTION
                                                                                                             Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over
                                                                                                             improve the quality of their lives. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading
                                                                                                             positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service.
Area Agency on Aging                                                   As a private non-profit organization, the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, advocates, plans, coordinates,
                                                                                                             develops and delivers services for adults aged 60 years and older, persons of any age with
                                                                                                             HIV/AIDS, adults aged 18 years and older with disabilities and long-term care needs, and family caregivers.
                                                                                                             We have a vast variety of programs and services to enhance the quality of life for residents of Maricopa
                                                                                                             County, Arizona. For more information about services call the 24-Hour Senior HELP LINE at 602-264-
                                                                                                             HELP (4357) or Toll Free at (888)-783-7500. For the hearing impaired, call 602-241-6110 TTY/TDD.
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living                                           ABIL advocates personal responsibility – by, and for, people with disabilities – as a means to
                                                                                                             independence. ABIL offers comprehensive programs including independent living skills instruction;
                                                                                                             information and referral; peer support; advocacy; home modification; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
                                                                                                             training and counsel; outreach to rehab centers & early intervention for newly disabled individuals;
                                                                                                             reintegration from nursing homes; employment services; Social Security work incentives; empowering youth
                                                                                                             in transition; personal assistant services and social recreational programs.

Arizona Department of Economic Security
                                                                                                             Adult Education Services for adults in their employment, job training and higher education aspirations and
Arizona Department of Education - GED               assist adults in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in society.

                                                                                                             PROGRAMS & SERVICES: Administration, Education & Promotion, Community Health, Safety, Prevention
Arizona Department of Health Services                                          & Health Preparedness, Children & Teens, Licensing & Certification, Mental/Behavioral Health, Women,
                                                                                                             Minorities & Seniors, Vital Records, Health Data & Evaluation.

Arizona Department of Insurance                                    Information about health insurance, life insurance, Medicare, long-term care, how to appeal a health
                                                                                                             insurance claim denial.
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System                                     Arizona’s Medicaid Agency and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (KidsCare). AHCCCS is
                                                                responsible for providing federal and state funded health insurance to qualifying Arizonans.
Arizona Long Tern Care System             The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) program is for aged (65 and over), blind, or disabled
                                                                                                             individuals who need ongoing services at a nursing facility level of care.
                                                                                                             Arizona Women's Education & Employment (AWEE) has been successfully investing in women, families
Arizona Women's Educations & Employment
                                                                                                             and this community through life and career success planning, training and support. To date, we have
                                                                                                             served and supported more than 60,000 individuals in their quest to attain quality jobs that create positive
                                                                                                             changes and successful beginnings for themselves and their families.
                                                                                                             Arizona Workforce Connection is the state's streamlined workforce development network - bringing together
Arizona Workforce Connection                             all of Arizona's workforce development partners to provide businesses and Job Seekers with a
                                                                                                             comprehensive and streamlined services.
Association of Arizona Foodbanks                                        The mission of the Association of Arizona Foodbanks is to deliver food and quality services to food banks
                                                                                                             and to foster relationships in support of our commitment to eliminate hunger.
                                                                                                             The Attorney General’s Office represents and provides legal advice to most State agencies; enforces
Attorney General                    
                                                                                                             consumer protection and civil rights laws; and prosecutes criminals charged with complex financial crimes
                                                                                                             and certain conspiracies involving illegal drugs. The Attorney General’s Office has jurisdiction over
                                                                                                             Arizona's Consumer Fraud Act, white collar crime, organized crime, public corruption, environmental laws,
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                                                                                                          civil rights laws, and crimes committed in more than one county.

Benefits check up                                                A service of the National Council on Aging. Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that
                                                                                                          help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.
Better Business Bureau              
Career Voyages                      
                                                                                                          This web site is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S.
                                                                                                          Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on in-demand occupations along with the
                                                                                                          skills and education needed to attain those jobs.
                                                                                                          This mission is manifest as we reach out to thousands of people-regardless of their race, ethnicity,
Catholic Social Services            
                                                                                                          economic status, or religious affiliation-in an effort to build just and caring communities by strengthening
                                                                                                          families, reducing poverty, alleviating suffering, and advocating for justice to enhance human dignity and
                                                                                                          ensure the social and economic participation of all.
Center DOAR/VICAP (Developing Older Adult
                                                                                                          Beatitudes Center DOAR is a non-profit organization — partnered with more than 150 congregations of
Resources)                                                                                                various faiths — serving homebound elders and their caregivers, adults with disabilities, grandparents
                                                                                                          raising grandchildren, and faith communities promoting health and well-being.
Chicanos por la Causa               
                                                                                                          CPLC’s goal has been to promote the well-being of Arizona’s socially and economically deprived
                                                                                                          communities. Programs are aimed at providing the tools necessary to empower individuals, families, and
                                                                                                          communities achieve their aspirations. CPLC is known and respected for its ability to advance individuals,
                                                                                                          families, and communities.
City of Phoenix - Housing           
City of Phoenix – Housing Department
(Affordable Housing)                                                                                      The city of Phoenix is dedicated to providing quality affordable housing to low and moderate income
                                                                                                          families. Properties are owned by the city of Phoenix but managed by a private management company. All
                                                                                                          of our apartment communities are conveniently located throughout Phoenix. They are located near bus
                                                                                                          routes, shopping centers and grocery stores. The senior communities feature large multipurpose rooms with
                                                                                                          regular social events and food supplement programs for those who qualify. Applications for the Affordable
                                                                                                          Housing program properties are taken at each individual site.
City of Phoenix – Human Services Department
                                                                                                          Three multi-purpose Family Services Centers are located throughout the city and provide a broad range of
Family Services Centers                                                                                   services to promote self-sufficiency for adults and families. Services include Case management,
                                                                                                          Emergency Financial Assistance and Emergency Food Boxes, and Transportation.
City of Phoenix Housing Programs    
                                                                                                          The City of Phoenix Human Services Department operates 15 senior centers, which provide people, 60
City of Phoenix Senior Centers                             years or older or adults with disabilities, with nutrition programs, group meals, educational opportunities,
                                                                                                          recreation and social activities, information, referral, advocacy, fall prevention, and transportation.
                                                                                                          The Neighborhood Services Department was created to preserve and revitalize Phoenix neighborhoods
                                                                                                          and to help residents access city services. Our investment in healthy neighborhoods is an investment in the
City of Phoenix, Neighborhood Services
                                                                                                          residents of Phoenix, in a sense of community, and in an ethic of shared pride.

                                                                                                          The Weatherization Assistance Program is offered in the form of a one-time grant to homeowners and
City of Phoenix, Neighborhood Services
                                                                                                          renters. This program provides for replacement of existing building components and improvements to
Department                                                                                                reduce energy consumption.
Housing Rehabilitation-Weatherization
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Community Action Agencies          Community Action Agencies (CAA) were created by the federal government to combat poverty throughout
Community Action Program (CAP) Office                                                                  the United States. In Arizona, ten community action agencies were designated to serve specific identified
                                                                                                       geographic areas. The ten CAA’s within Arizona are either private non-profit or public organizations. The
                                                                                                       Maricopa County Human Services Department/ Community Services Division (MCHSD) is one of the
                                                                                                       designated CAAs.

Community Information and Referral
                                                                                                       Community Information & Referral is the key source of integrated information that brings people and
                                                                                                       services together every day with ease, compassion, and quality to meet vital needs in central and northern
                                                                                                       Arizona. Our vision is for all people to have easy access to information about the full range of health,
                                                                                                       human, and emergency services provided in Arizona communities.
Consumer Action Website                                            you'll find updated information about filing for bankruptcy, finding a lawyer, and planning a funeral, along
Federal Citizen Information Center                                                                     with many other useful topics.
Department of Labor                                                       U.S. Department of Labor
                                                                                                       DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our
DES                                           collective vision that every child, adult, and family in the state of Arizona will be safe and economically
Department of Economic Security                         secure.
                                                 Community service is the cornerstone of the John C. Lincoln Health Network. The network began in 1927
Desert Mission Food Bank
                                                                                                       as Desert Mission, addressing the health and social needs of struggling families in North Phoenix. The goal
John C. Lincoln Hospitals                                                                              of Desert Mission programs is to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable community members and
                                                                                                       help them reach their full potential for health and self-sufficiency.

                                                                                                       Dial-a-Ride services are for passengers unable to access local bus service. Phoenix Dial-a-Ride provides
Dial-A-Ride                                         service to seniors age 65 and older and persons with disabilities.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse - Family
                                                                                                       The City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center (FAC) provides comprehensive services to victims of violence.
Advocacy Center                                                                                        The FAC serves as one central location for victims of violence to receive services. Partnerships with
                                                                                                       community-based organizations provide valuable advocacy services to victims and their families.
                                                                                                       The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the Federal laws prohibiting job
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission                                         discrimination. EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity
                                                                                                       regulations, practices, and policies.
                                                                                                       The City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center (FAC) provides comprehensive services to victims of violence.
Family Advocacy Center                                   The FAC serves as one central location for victims of violence to receive services. Partnerships with
                                                                                                       community-based organizations provide valuable advocacy services to victims and their families.
Family Involvement Center       
                                                                                                       The mission of the Family Involvement Center is to assist and support families/caregivers, and help policy
                                                                                                       makers, agencies and providers transform systems to ensure that children and youth with emotional,
                                                                                                       behavioral, or mental health disorders succeed in school, live with their families, avoid delinquency, and
                                                                                                       become productive adults and youth.

Federal Trade Commission        
                                                                                                       The FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics. This information can help you
                                                                                                       avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights. Education is the first line of defense against fraud and
                                                                                                       deception; it can help you make well-informed decisions before you spend your money.
                                                                                                       The Foundation for Senior Living is devoted to preserving dignity and promoting quality of life for all seniors,
Foundation for Senior Living                                              adults with disabilities, and their caregivers. They offer a variety of services and maintain the highest
                                                                                                       standards of excellence.
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Foundation for Senior Living - Home
                                                                                                      The Foundation for Senior Living provides low-cost, high-quality repairs and renovations by licensed and
Improvements                                       bonded professionals. The Foundation helps over 27,000 Arizonans with the issues of aging, illness, or
Franciscan Renewal Center                                            The Franciscan Renewal Center is a spiritual oasis which encompasses counseling, various support
                                                                                                      groups, workshops, retreats for spiritual growth and personal development and Franciscan Way programs.
Friendly House                
                                                                                                      Friendly House has been providing education, training and support services for thousands of children and
                                                                                                      families for nearly 90 years. Friendly House provides the following services: Family Services, Adult
                                                                                                      education & workforce development, Home care for the elderly and disabled, immigration services.
                                                                                                      Goodwill of Central Arizona, founded in 1947, is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to
Goodwill of Central Arizona   
                                                                                                      serve people with disabilities or people who would otherwise face obstacles to entering the workforce. In
                                                                                                      2008, nearly 23,000 people received services at Goodwill and more than 5,100 were placed in competitive
                                                                                                      employment. We Put People to Work!
Habitat for Humanity          
                                                                                                      Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is an independent,
                                                                                                      locally run, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. They build affordable housing for low-income families in need
                                                                                                      of adequate shelter.
HUD in Arizona                
Interfaith Cooperative Ministries
                                                                                                      Interfaith Cooperative Ministries meets peoples’ most basic needs the things most of us take for granted:
                                                                                                      food, clothing, soap and shampoo, a utility payment, baby formula. They also provide case management
                                                                                                      and a link to jobs for those who are between jobs or are underemployed.
Jewish Family and Children's Services
                                                                                                      Jewish Family and Children's Service is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the
                                                                                                      community by providing high quality behavioral health and social services to children, families, and adults of
                                                                                                      all ages throughout Maricopa County.
Labor's Community Service                                            ―To serve the general welfare of the community and to advocate for health and human services that meet
                                                                                                      the needs of all members of the community, especially the most vulnerable and dependent.‖
                                                                                                      As a landlord, it is your duty to understand and practice fair housing. Remember that legal action is costly
Landlord Information                               and time consuming.
Law - Arizona Law Help        
                                                                                             is a collaborative project of: Community Legal Services, DNA People's Legal Services,
                                                                                                      Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. , The Volunteer Lawyer's Program, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services
                                                                                                      & Education , The William E. Morris Institute for Justice
Law - Community Legal Services
                                                                                                      Community Legal Services (CLS) is a not-for-profit Arizona law firm incorporated in 1952. To promote
                                                                                                      "equal access to justice for all", CLS provides high-quality legal advice, assistance, or direct representation
                                                                                                      by an attorney or paralegal in certain civil matters. These services are provided to low-income individuals
                                                                                                      and families residing in the CLS service areas
Law - Community Legal Services                        Web-sites for various legal services.
                                                                                                      "Law for Seniors" touches on the many laws, benefits, and special services available to help you stay in
Law for Seniors                                                charge of your life. It offers a guide to help you and provides contact information and various websites for
                                                                                                      many resources.
Lutheran Social Services      
                                                                                                      Since 1970, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest has provided a broad range of social services that
                                                                                                      minister to the urgent needs of people in communities throughout the southwest regardless of gender, age,
                                                                                                      race, religion, nationality or creed.
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Maricopa County Assessor        
Maricopa County Treasurer       
Maricopa Government Page        
                                                                                                                      Maricopa Medical Center ensures that health care is available to all area residents giving paying and non-
Maricopa Integrated Health Services
                                                                                                                      paying patients access to top quality medical care.

Mature Workers' Program              The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), also referred to as Title V of the Older
                                                                                                                      Americans Act, fosters useful part-time training opportunities (community service assignments) with non-
                                                                                                                      profit or public/government agencies (host agencies) for unemployed low-income persons who are 55 years
                                                                                                                      of age or older who have poor employment prospects. At the conclusion of training, program participants
                                                                                                                      are assisted in pursuing and securing employment opportunities.
                                                                                                                      Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65,
Medicare                                                                            and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a
Medicare Cost Sharing                                The Medicare Cost Sharing (MCS) or Medicare Savings programs provide help with Medicare expenses for
                                                                                                                      people who are age 65 or older, blind, or disabled. There is no limit on resources, such as cash, bank
                                                                                                                      accounts, stocks, or bonds. Applicants for all programs must be eligible for Medicare Part A hospital
                                                                                                                      insurance. The income limits, special eligibility requirements, and benefits for each program are listed
                                                                                                                      below. Individuals may apply for this program by mail.
Nutrition Assistance Program       Through the DES Nutrition Assistance Program (Arizona's title for the Federal Supplemental Nutrition
                                                                                                                      Assistance Program or 'SNAP'), thousands of Arizonans are able to provide adequate nutrition for their
                                                                                                                      families. These services, combined with the support provided by the Women, Infant and Children program
                                                                                                                      at the Department of Health Services and the Free or Reduced Lunch program through the Department of
                                                                                                                      Education, also help to minimize the risk that Arizona’s children will experience developmental delays as a
                                                                                                                      result of poor nutrition.
One Stop Worker Reemployment Portal
                                                                                                                      The site is designed to assist workers following job loss. Find resources for assistance in finding a job,
                                                                                                                      including resume writing, preparing for job interviews, job referrals, counseling, improving current job skills,
                                                                                                                      training in new job skills, and other supportive services.
Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank       602-867-9228
                                                                                                                      The Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank serves families and individuals in need within the Paradise
10862 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 85028                                                                                     Valley Unified School District regardless of age.

Pets-Altered Tails                                                              Altered Tails offers affordable spay/neuters. The cost is dependant on the weight of the animal. The
                                                                                                                      programs offer a 50% discount for AHCCCS clients who provide a valid AHCCCS Card and one other form
602-943-SPAY (7729)
                                                                                                                      of identification. Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes are free for Maricopa County Residents only through funding
                                                                                                                      from the Maddie's Spay/Neuter Project. Clinics are located at PetCo stores. Check web site or call for clinic
Pets-Arizona Humane Society     
                                                                                                                      The Arizona Humane Society provides many low cost services including vaccinations, spray/neuter and
                                                                                                                      prevention testing. Only additional discount available for seniors is if they are adopting a pet. See website
                                                                                                                      for various locations.

                                                                                                                      The Big Fix is a free Spay/Neuter Voucher Program. In addition to the spay/neuter program, vaccinations
Pets-Maricopa County Animal Care Center
                                                                                                                      can be obtained for $10 per pet.
The Big Fix
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Phoenix Urban League                
                                                                                                                                   Mission Statement: The mission of the Greater Phoenix Urban League is to assist African Americans, other
                                                                                                                                   minorities and the disadvantaged in the achievement of social and economic equality. The League
                                                                                                                                   implements its mission through advocacy, bridge building, program services and research.
Prescription Assistance             
                                                                                                                                   The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors,
                                                                                                                                   other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying
                                                                                                                                   patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program
                                                                                                                                   that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient
                                                                                                                                   assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible.
                                                                                                                                   Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and
Raising Special Kids                                                                   special health needs in Arizona.
                                                                                                                                   All programs and services are provided to families free of charge.
Residential Landlord & Tenant Act   
                                                                                                                                   The Secretary of State's Public Services Division provides copies of the Residential Landlord Tenant Act
                                                                                                                                   under the authority of A.R.S. § 33-1322. The office publishes (prints) the law and provides copies to those
                                                                                                                                   requesting the statutes.

SAIL - Senior Adult Independent Living                                       SAIL services include: Case management , Adult day health care, Home delivered meals, Home health
                                                                                                                                   aid, Home nursing, Personal care, Homemaking and chores
Salvation Army                      
                                                                                                                                   The Salvation Army was founded In 1865. Their goal is to provide physical assistance in the form of food,
                                                                                                                                   clothing, and housing and other social service programs. In 1893, The Salvation Army's programs arrived
                                                                                                                                   in Phoenix. These programs serve over 1,000,000 individuals throughout the Valley of the Sun each year.
Seniors Eye Care Program            
                                                                                                                                   U.S. citizens or legal residents are eligible for a referral through the program receive a comprehensive,
                                                                                                                                   medical eye exam and up to one year of care— at no out-of-pocket cost —for any disease diagnosed
                                                                                                                                   during the initial exam.People eligible for a referral through the program receive a comprehensive, medical
                                                                                                                                   eye exam and up to one year of care— at no out-of-pocket cost —for any disease diagnosed during the
                                                                                                                                   initial exam.

Social Security Administration                                                                        Official website of the US Social Security Administration

                                                                                                                                   Call 1-800-772-1213, to can use the automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct
Social Security On-line (telephone numbers)                                                  some business 24 hours a day.
St Mary's Food Bank                 
                                                                                                                                   St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that
                                                                                                                                   alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving 13 of
                                                                                                                                   Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and
                                                                                                                                   improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
St. Vincent de Paul Homepage        
                                                                                                                                   The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix has been serving homeless and economically disadvantaged
                                                                                                                                   populations since 1946. Through home visits, shelter, food assistance, employment services, thrift stores
                                                                                                                                   and outreach programs, St. Vincent de Paul provides compassion and support to individuals in need,
                                                                                                                                   regardless of race, origin, religion or gender.
                                                                                                                                   Stardust Building Supplies is an Arizona-based non-profit discount building materials warehouse accepting
Stardust Building Supplies                                                               tax-deductible donations of new and used building materials and supplies from businesses and individuals.
                                                                                                                                   Materials are resold through our stores at 50% to 80% of regular retail price.
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State Health Insurance Assistance Program –   The Arizona State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free health-benefits counseling service
SHIP                                                                                                             for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. Our mission is to educate, advocate, counsel
                                                                                                                 and empower people to make informed benefit decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by
                                                                                                                 federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry. This program is a partnership of the
                                                                                                                 Department of Economic Security Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Area Agencies on Aging.

Suicide Prevention - EMPACT Hotline                                          480-784-1500 -- Suicide/Crisis Hotline (Maricopa County)
Suicide Prevention - Suicide Hotline                            Phone numbers and resources.
Transportation - Dial A Ride                                  Phoenix Dial-a-Ride is available to: persons who meet the eligibility requirements of the Americans with
                                                                                                                 Disabilities Act (ADA), other persons with disabilities, senior citizens age 65 and older.
Transportation - Valley Metro                                               Bus schedules, routes and information
Unemployment Insurance Benefit Program      Unemployment insurance replaces part of the income you lose when you become unemployed. It is a
                                                                                                                 benefit available to workers out of work through no fault of their own. Unemployment insurance softens the
                                                                                                                 impact job losses have on communities by maintaining the purchasing power in the area where workers
                                                                                                                 live. The money for benefits comes from employers. No contributions for unemployment insurance come
                                                                                                                 from employee wages. The Employment Security Law of Arizona establishes the eligibility requirements for
                                                                                                                 the payment of unemployment insurance benefits in the State of Arizona.
Valley Diaper Bank                  
                                                                                                                 The long-term vision of the Valley of the Sun Community Diaper Bank is a community where every
                                                                                                                 vulnerable person has his or her basic needs met. They accomplish this by providing diapers - a necessity
                                                                                                                 not covered by other safety net programs.
Valley of the Sun United Way        
                                                                                                                 Valley of the Sun United Way has launched a new help Website. The site is intended to be an online
                                                                                                                 companion to the popular "Feeling the Economic Crunch" brochure distributed in many workplaces this past
                                                                                                                 campaign season. It provides access to a host of public support services, including: Mortgage Assistance,
                                                                                                                 Job Placement, Health and Wellness Financial Tips
Veteran's Administration            
                                                                                                                 Of the 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period
                                                                                                                 of hostility. Approximately 70 million people are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because
                                                                                                                 they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.
Visually Impaired - Lion's Sight & Vision                 The goal of the Lion’s Sight & Hearing Foundation is to restore vision and/or hearing to improve the quality-
                                                                                                                 of-life and productiveness in those with no other resources. LS&HF is raising funds as well as awareness of
                                                                                                                 the needs of both hearing loss and eye disease. Restoration of vision and hearing through eyeglasses,
                                                                                                                 hearing aids, eye or ear surgery and/or treatment is the Foundation's main focus. Recycling eyeglasses and
                                                                                                                 hearing aids is another service provided.
                                                                                                                 Fresh Start is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women help themselves. They do this through
Women - Fresh Start Women's Center  
                                                                                                                 the work of the Jewell McFarland Lewis-Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center. The women who come to
                                                                                                                 us for help are not savvy about the ―system‖ but rather are women just like you who are facing challenges
                                                                                                                 that seem insurmountable.

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