Community Services

    Results: 28

  • Categorical Program Administrative Units (31)
    TD-1100

    Categorical Program Administrative Units

    TD-1100

    State or regional organizations that are responsible for the implementation of programs that have been established by legislative mandate. Responsibilities include development of a regional plan, solicitation of proposals for service delivery, allocation of public monies (generally federal or state dollars that have been earmarked for the program), monitoring of service contracts and evaluation of outcomes. Some organizations provide all or a range of the mandated services directly.
  • Cemetery Property (3)
    PB-1400

    Cemetery Property

    PB-1400

    Programs that provide grave sites for the earth burial of the remains of individuals who have died; mausoleum crypts for above ground interment; cenotaphs which serve as memorials to individuals whose remains are elsewhere or are lost; and/or niches in a columbarium for the storage of cremated remains.
  • Charities/Grantmaking Organizations (32)
    TD-1200

    Charities/Grantmaking Organizations

    TD-1200

    Organizations that solicit contributions, endowments and other financial support from public and private sources which are used directly by the organization to provide human services for eligible residents of the community or which are utilized to provide the total or supplementary financial support for human service programs of community agencies and organizations. Also included are governmental and quasi-governmental entities that manage the allocation of public monies to public and private human service providers.
  • Child Care Providers (84)
    PH-1250

    Child Care Providers

    PH-1250

    Programs that provide substitute parental care in a group setting for children during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include recreational and developmental activities and snacks and/or meals as appropriate.
  • City Departments/Offices (4)
    TD-0300.1200

    City Departments/Offices

    TD-0300.1200

    Divisions of city, town, township, borough, village or other local government units that are responsible for overseeing the delivery of designated services to the public and managing other municipal government functions.
  • Community Wellness Programs (9)
    LH-2700.9500-100

    Community Wellness Programs

    LH-2700.9500-100

    Health care programs that work with individuals and groups in the community (as opposed to patients) to help them adopt healthy behaviors and/or reduce health risks, increase self-care skills, improve management of common minor ailments, use health care services effectively and/or improve understanding of medical procedures and therapeutic regimens.
  • Consumer Action Groups (3)
    TD-1600.1500

    Consumer Action Groups

    TD-1600.1500

    Organizations that work for the introduction of new legislation or changes in current laws or practices that will provide more effective protection for consumers, or to encourage the investigation of specific cases in which the interests and/or safety of consumers have been endangered.
  • Consumer Fraud Reporting (2)
    FN-1700.1470

    Consumer Fraud Reporting

    FN-1700.1470

    Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that consumers can use to report the activities of telephone and Internet scammers and other con artists who attempt to persuade older adults, individuals who live alone, disaster victims and other vulnerable people to part with their savings. Common scams include fraudulent prize offers, "free" travel packages that have hidden costs or which never materialize, "get rich quick" investments that turn out to be worthless, tax debt/refund scams, phony charities with names that are similar to well-known organizations and schemes involving promises to recover an individual's money following their victimization by another scam. Reports may be filed by consumer fraud victims or by people who have information about individuals they know to be perpetrating these types of scams.
  • Consumer Product Safety Complaints (5)
    DD-1500.1780

    Consumer Product Safety Complaints

    DD-1500.1780

    Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding the safety of any of a wide variety of consumer products (usually those not the explicit responsibility of another agency) or report a product-related injury.
  • Crime Reporting (31)
    FN-1700

    Crime Reporting

    FN-1700

    Programs that encourage the public to provide information, often anonymously, which might lead to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of people who have committed crimes. Included are special "tip" lines and crime reporting hotlines that have been established by law enforcement organizations, employers or community resources, but not law enforcement offices which take crime reports as a part of their everyday activities unless they have a special number for a particular type of report.
  • Death Certificates (4)
    DF-7000.1700-300

    Death Certificates

    DF-7000.1700-300

    Programs that issue, maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to or copies of the official documents that certify that an individual has died. Death certificates specify the cause of death and are generally signed by an attending or examining physician. Available in most jurisdictions are authorized copies which may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify Social Security and access other services related to an individual’s identity; and informational copies which cannot be used to establish identity. Only individuals designated by law have access to authorized copies of a person's death certificate.
  • Disaster Response Services (23)
    TH-2300

    Disaster Response Services

    TH-2300

    Organizations that are responsible for taking actions before, during and after the onset of a major disaster or large-scale emergency that will end the emergency, preserve lives, limit damage, ensure the availability of critical services and reduce the probability of secondary effects.
  • Domestic Animal Services (19)
    PD

    Domestic Animal Services

    PD

    Programs that provide for the humane care, protection and control of the domestic animals.
  • Driving Safety Education (64)
    JR-8200.8500-180

    Driving Safety Education

    JR-8200.8500-180

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to ensure their safety when driving an automobile or other motor vehicle. Driving safety programs provide information about traffic laws as they apply to motor vehicles; warnings regarding behaviors which contribute to accidents such as speeding and driving while drowsy or intoxicated; suggestions for avoiding confrontations with aggressive drivers; and tips for driving safely under specific conditions, e.g., with trucks and other large vehicles, in bad weather, in heavy traffic, in parking lots, or in areas where deer and other large animals may be roadway hazards. Information about recommended automobile maintenance practices, used car purchase tips and suggestions regarding safety equipment such as air bags may also be included.
  • Environmental Hazards Evaluation (1)
    JP-6500.1800

    Environmental Hazards Evaluation

    JP-6500.1800

    Programs that conduct tests to ascertain whether there are harmful levels of pollutants, radiant or other energy or other hazardous materials in people's homes, yards or other environments; and/or supply test kits which can be used in the home for this purpose.
  • Family Based Services (14)
    PH-2360

    Family Based Services

    PH-2360

    Programs that provide a wide variety of social services that are designed to support healthy family development, improve the family's ability to resolve problems (such as poverty, unemployment, ill health, homelessness, substandard housing, educational difficulties, substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, delinquency and physical and developmental problems) and prevent the need for unnecessary placement of children in foster care, group homes, inpatient substance abuse or mental health treatment programs, residential training schools or other alternative environments when family problems reach crisis proportions. Services may include home visiting services that focus on public health issues (especially prenatal), mental health and substance abuse counseling, home management instruction, success in a child care setting, parenting skills development, stress management, tutoring, pregnancy awareness and AIDS awareness; may be available to the community at large, to families at risk for dissolution or those currently in crisis; and may be offered by a single agency or a coalition of agencies that have agreed to provide services according to a coordinated case plan.
  • Human Rights Groups (3)
    TD-1600.3100

    Human Rights Groups

    TD-1600.3100

    Organizations that work for legislation and other social measures that will more effectively protect the rights of the community as a whole or those of specific groups within the community.
  • Identification Cards (1)
    DF-7000.3300

    Identification Cards

    DF-7000.3300

    Programs that issue documentation that is designed to prove the identity of the person carrying it.
  • Intergenerational Programs (13)
    PS-3300

    Intergenerational Programs

    PS-3300

    Programs that increase cooperation, interaction or exchange between people of different generations dispelling stereotypes about old and young, and enabling individuals, families and communities to enjoy and benefit from the richness of an age-integrated society. Intergenerational programs are structured so that both age groups benefit from the interaction, but in many programs, one age group is the provider of service while the other is the recipient. Older people may mentor children or adolescents and serve as role models for young people who are preparing for adulthood, while students who understand the latest technology may teach older adults computer skills in their homes, senior centers or long term care settings. Older adults gain opportunities to develop meaningful contact with younger people and stay in touch with their communities while children and youth develop healthy attitudes about aging, gain an appreciation for rich cultural traditions and histories, and experience the satisfaction of sharing something they know. In many communities, young and old are working together as partners on community projects, and are finding that the collaboration leads to mutual appreciation while their communities reap the benefits of their work.
  • Interpretation/Translation (10)
    PH-3500

    Interpretation/Translation

    PH-3500

    Programs that enable individuals who have visual or hearing impairments, who speak, read or write a language other than English and/or who require documents that have been translated into plain language to access information or communicate their needs manually, verbally and/or in writing; or to have improved access to entertainment, educational or artistic events or facilities that feature important visual or audio content.
  • Library Services (26)
    TJ-4500

    Library Services

    TJ-4500

    Libraries and other facilities that offer a range of activities and services which are designed to meet the information and learning needs of patrons and to facilitate their enjoyment of library resources. Included are reference services, programs which introduce and encourage reading, services which enable people who cannot access the facility to utilize library resources and special collections which provide access to a broad spectrum of general and specialized book and nonbook material as well as reading material in alternative formats.
  • Mentoring Programs (17)
    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.
  • Outreach Programs (32)
    TJ-6500.6300

    Outreach Programs

    TJ-6500.6300

    Organizations that make an effort to increase the availability and utilization of community services by specific target populations by providing direct services for targeted individuals in their homes or other convenient locations or by making special efforts to ensure that a particular group is aware of available services and encouraged to participate. Included are programs that do outreach regarding their own services as well as those which encourage a target population to use a wide variety of services.
  • Personal Enrichment (16)
    PH-6200

    Personal Enrichment

    PH-6200

    Programs that provide assistance for people who want to enhance their lives and achieve their potential as individuals through analysis of life goals, evaluation of lifestyles and relationships, elimination of unnecessary stress and modification of behavior and attitudes to facilitate achievement of personal objectives.
  • Pet Care Services (13)
    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.
  • Special Interest Clubs (34)
    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.
  • Telephone Facilities (1)
    BM-6500.6500-830

    Telephone Facilities

    BM-6500.6500-830

    Programs that provide access to a telephone for homeless people and others who need to make a call and are unable to pay for it.
  • Youth Enrichment Programs (1)
    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.
 
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