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Family Restoration and Healing Center, Inc.
Family Restoration and Healing Center Inc. (FRHC) is a tax-exempt community organization. Our mission is to restore families - mind, body and spirit, through education, counseling and supportive services. We restore youth, adults & families experiencing stress, hurt and hardship. Our program of services, called "360 Wholeness" includes: assessments, training, counseling, and linkage to additional services. We help youth and adults achieve behavioral health and workforce readiness.
Liberty's Promise supports young immigrants in need while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. Our programs aim to make the immigrant experience an affirmative one for young newcomers while instilling in them a sense of pride and support for American ideals of democracy and freedom. By doing so, Liberty's Promise seeks to reaffirm our fundamental egalitarian and democratic traditions for future generations.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans' mission is to create an America where our most severely injured heroes live longer more fulfilling lives.
Living Independently for Everyone, Inc.
LIFE, Inc. purpose is to assist to establish preferences for individuals with disabilities to live self-sufficiently within their community. Please help us achieve our fundraising goal of $14,400.
The Senior Connection
The Senior Connection is dedicated to providing programs and services that preserve and foster independence, mobility and quality of life for seniors. Volunteers help seniors in Montgomery County, MD with activities which enable them to stay independent and mobile and to age in place for a longer period of time than would be possible without help. Programs include escorted transportation, grocery shopping assistance, and bill paying assistance.
Potomac Community Resources encourages and supports the full inclusion of persons with developmental differences into all aspects of community life. Families founded PCR in 1994 because people with disabilities had scarce options for social interaction, physical fitness and skill-building programs. More than 400 teens and adults now benefit from its 35 award-winning programs, including respite, communication skills, music, exercise and movement, wheelchair dancing, art, photography and much more. Its Tricia Sullivan Respite Care programs for persons with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs are unique and provide families with much-needed breaks from care-giving. Leveraging partnerships and volunteers to run programs in the community without renting or owning space keeps its overhead very low. PCR raises 75% of its annual budget from people, businesses and foundations, so no one is ever turned away for an inability to pay. PCR has received many awards, including the Maryland Respite Care Coalition's Outstanding Respite Care Provider Organization Award, The Arc of Montgomery County's Community Service Award, the Catalogue for Philanthropy recognition as "one of the best" smaller charities, the County Executive of Montgomery County's Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation and the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association's Innovative Program Award.
Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc.
Ending animal homelessness through education, outreach and adoption, while saving lives and supporting the bond between pets and their families.
LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School
The LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School was founded in 2012 to engage and empower young people ages 16-24 who live in Washington, D.C., by providing them with GED and college preparatory education, college-credit classes, and career training as Medical Assistants and IT Help Desk Specialists, which are high-growth occupations with opportunities for advancement. The school?s target population is ?opportunity youth.? Our students have faced extraordinary challenges like homelessness, young parenthood, and involvement with the criminal justice system but have the strength and ability to succeed in college and careers with case management and academic supports offered at our school. Nearly 200 students - the majority of whom are Latino or African American ? earn an education at our school that allows them to successfully access college and move from minimum wage jobs to living wage careers. Ninety-five percent of students are working or in college within six months of graduating.
The mission of CaringMatters is to provide social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone. CaringMatters envisions a community that accepts death as a part of life; where the processes of dying and grieving are embraced without stigma; where everyone has access to support services without charge; and where no one dies or grieves without support.
Friends at NIH
Friends of Patients at the NIH (Formerly FOCC) works directly with the Social Work Dept. at the National Institutes of Health to find patients who while receiving treatment and participating in a research protocol at NIH, find themselves in a financial crisis. We provide local furnished apartments for long term housing needs of patients recovering from surgery. We help sustain these patients through lifesaving treatment and keep families afloat by paying rent, mortgages, transportation, utilities and many other non-medical needs. We also provide necessary medical equipment to enhance patients lives, such as wheel chairs, prosthetics, specialized shoes, computer reading devices for the visually impaired and much more. New programs include monthly patient events, Sunday night suppers and local outings for patient and caregiver to give them a respite from the daily hospital treatments and lengthy hospital stays. Renovation of family ICU waiting room.
DC Youth Orchestra Program
For almost 60 years, DCYOP has been part of our community fostering the musical development and changing the lives of over 50,000 youth. Our mission is "music for young people; achievement for life!" We are a comprehensive music education and youth development program open to all students who wish to participate regardless of background, race or socioeconomic status.
City Kids Wilderness Project
City Kids Wilderness Project is founded on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for DC urban youth can enhance their lives, the lives of their families, and the greater community. The goal of all City Kids programming is to build resiliency, broaden horizons, and ensure the skills for success for our participants, through intensive, long-term programming using natural and wilderness settings to encourage growth.
Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
As a leader in lactation education and promotion, our mission is to advance breastfeeding and successful parenting throughout the DC metro area by providing free and low cost professional instruction to families in a supportive community space. We strive to fulfill our mission by providing expert-led free and low-cost classes, and private consultations with Board Certified Lactation Consultants. We also offer a variety of other services including a breastfeeding boutique, off-site classes for low income populations, a nursing lounge and a milk depot. In 2014 we saw over 5,500 families and taught more than 400 free and low cost classes. We are able to continue to reach more and more babies because of your generous support.
American Red Cross in the National Capital Region
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Everybody Wins DC
Everybody Wins DC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives through shared reading experiences. The idea behind our mission is simple and straightforward, yet it brings about powerful change: by connecting a child with a caring adult over a book, everybody's lives get better - everybody wins! EWDC's signature program - Power Lunch - currently serves approximately 500 students in 11 public elementary schools throughout the Washington metro area.