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Make A Difference

"Community Matters"
  EDITOR'S NOTE: At LACP we seek to inform and empower Americans about the issues we face as a nation and provide opportunities to participate in making a difference. For us, community matters, and that's why we use the phrase as the name of our talk radio show.

Here are just some of the ideas and organizations we think you might consider becoming involved with .. efforts that indeed do make a difference:
 

Community action

Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America 's War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories.

http://www.communityactionpartnership.com

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Personal Safety

Growing up on the gang-infested streets of Los Angeles not only gave Marc MacYoung his street name "Animal," but also extensive firsthand experience about what does and does not work for self-defense. What he teaches is based on experience and has proven reliability for surviving violence. If it didn't work, he wouldn't be alive to talk about it.

http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/pyramid.html

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Identity Theft Resource Center

Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support as well as public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft.

http://www.idtheftcenter.org

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Civil Rights

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. "So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy." -- ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin

http://www.aclu.org

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Green Advocacy

Welcome to The Nature Conservancy the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

http://www.nature.org/?src=t1

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For Kids

http://www.kidsturncentral.com/links/helplines.htm
http://kithp.50webs.com/hotlines.html
http://teenlineonline.org/teens/
http://www.teencentral.net/Help/teenhelp.php
http://www.loveisrespect.org/

games and such
http://teens.drugabuse.gov/havefun/index.php
http://kids.yahoo.com/
http://pbskids.org/
http://www.nick.com/
http://www.cosmogirl.com/

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More Resources

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National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Who is NCHV?

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an 17-member board of directors is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.

NCHV also serves as the primary liaison between the nation's care providers, Congress and the Executive Branch agencies charged with helping them succeed in their work. NCHV's advocacy has strengthened and increased funding for virtually every federal homeless veteran assistance program in existence today.

http://www.nchv.org/page.cfm?id=101

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Help Hospitalized Veterans

Help Hospitalized Veterans' mission is to provide veteran patients of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and military facilities with activities that keep their hands active and their minds alert while assisting in their recoveries. Arts and crafts kits along with other therapeutic products and services HHV provides, come as a very welcome assurance to veteran patients that they have not been forgotten - that someone out there really does care. With increased demand for services placed upon the VA and military hospital systems, HHV's programs focus on augmenting their delivery of services and support to the veterans.

http://www.hhv.org/index.asp

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Partents of Murdered Children

POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness. To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

http://www.pomc.org/

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Citizens Against Homicide

A non-profit, public benefits organization serving families and friends of homicide victims.

http://www.citizensagainsthomicide.org/site.php/citizensah/pg242/Home

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Teen Dating Abuse

Teen dating abuse website. Offers information as to various forms of abuse, quizzes to teach teens and help for the abused and abusers. Silence excuses abuse. Your voice stops it.

http://www.seeitandstopit.org/pages/stopit/helpabuser.html

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loveisrespect.org

loveisrespect.org provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, Peer Advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous. loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline was launched in February 2007 with help from founding sponsor, Liz Clairborne Inc.

It is a national 24-hour resource that can be accessed by phone or the internet, specifically designed for teens and young adults. The Helpline and loveisrespect.org offer real-time one-on-one support from trained Peer Advocates. Managed by the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline operates from a call center in Austin, Texas.

Peer Advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.

www.loveisrespect.org

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline Celebrity Board was created in 2008 to help change public attitudes that allow domestic violence to exist. This group of acclaimed artists has made personal commitments to promoting healthy, respectful relationships, and as spokespersons for the National Domestic Violence Hotline,

They publicize the Hotline (800-799-SAFE) as a source of help for people experiencing abuse. We are grateful to our Celebrity Board for setting this national example of leadership and making it widely understood that it takes each and every one of us to end domestic violence.

http://www.ndvh.org/

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National Center for Preventing Elder Abuse

NCPEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities. The purposes of NCPEA are to:

(a) strengthen elder and adult abuse prevention and intervention capabilities;

(b) conduct and support research on the subject of the abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities;

(c) educate the public about the problem of the abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities;

(d) promote the sharing of information among professionals and advocates in the field of elder and adult abuse and neglect;

(e) develop educational and training programs about elder and adult abuse prevention and treatment for individuals and groups working with older persons and adults with disabilities; and

(f) advocate for system and legislative action that will respond to the needs of victims, perpetrators, and their families; support the individual's right to self-determination; and prevent the mistreatment of older persons and adults with disabilities before it occurs.

http://www.preventelderabuse.org/

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Elder abuse and neglect

Elder abuse is a general term used to describe mistreatment or harm done to older men or women. This act of abuse may be a one time incident or may occur repeatedly over a period of time. 

According to the World Health Organization put forth by the Action on Elder Abuse, many cases of elder abuse are brought on by an individual who the elder trusts. Some forms of elder abuse are recognized as family violence cases or domestic abuse.

Some cases of elder abuse are not reported, especially in situations when the elder is unable to protect themselves or tell authorities. This is common when the elder is immobile, paralyzed, relies on their abusive caretaker or has a medical condition that makes it hard to understand the situation, as in dementia. One can help prevent elder abuse by being informed and knowing the common signs of elder abuse and agencies that can help.

http://www.injury-settlement-guide.com/elder-abuse-and-neglect.html

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Nursing Home Abuse Support

Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Elder Abuse is experienced by 1 out of every 10 seniors, ages 60 and older, who live at home.

At Nursing Home Abuse Support we find this statistic unacceptable. Our goal is to increase elder abuse awareness, educating the public with factual and current information relating to elder abuse and neglect within the United States and throughout the world.

http://nursinghomeabusesupport.com/


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Child advocacy & support

The National Children's Advocacy Center

The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

http://www.nationalcac.org/

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Childhelp

Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment, and community outreach.

http://www.childhelp.org/

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National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association

The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

http://www.casaforchildren.org/site/c.mtJSJ7MPIsE/b.5301295/k.BE9A/Home.htm

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Community action

Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America 's War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories.

http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/

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Wellness

Helpguide

Helpguide's mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve life's challenges.

We empower people with knowledge and hope. Our goal is to give you the information and encouragement you need to take charge of your health and well-being and make healthy choices.

Robert and Jeanne Segal spearheaded the founding of this project in 1999, following the suicide of their daughter, Morgan. We believe that Morgan's tragedy could have been avoided if she had had easy access to supportive health information. Our mission is to honor her memory and compassionate spirit by providing balanced, up-to-date, and motivating information about mental health and lifelong wellness.

http://www.helpguide.org/

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About NAMI: Support, Education, Advocacy, and Research

From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

For three decades, NAMI has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI's mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes. NAMI's greatest strength is the dedication of our grassroots leaders and members. We are the families, friends and individuals that serve to strengthen communities across the country.

Due in large part to generous individual, corporate, and foundation donations, NAMI is able to build on its success and continue to focus on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health to our American community: Awareness, Education, and Advocacy.

http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=Find_Support

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Mental Health America

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation everyday and in times of crisis.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

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Personal Safety

Growing up on the gang-infested streets of Los Angeles not only gave Marc MacYoung his street name "Animal," but also extensive firsthand experience about what does and does not work for self-defense. What he teaches is based on experience and has proven reliability for surviving violence. If it didn't work, he wouldn't be alive to talk about it.

http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/pyramid.html

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Identity Theft Resource Center

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support as well as public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft.

http://www.idtheftcenter.org/

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Civil Rights

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. "So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy." -- ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin

http://www.aclu.org/

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Green Advocacy

Welcome to The Nature Conservancy the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

http://www.nature.org/?src=t1

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More to come