TOPIC: SOCIAL SERVICES (8)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)http://www.hhs.gov
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
International Social Service (ISS) - USAhttp://www.iss-usa.org
ISS-USA is the U.S. branch of a well-respected international social service agency, International Social Service (ISS), headquartered in Geneva. The federation is a nonsectarian, nonprofit international social work agency that provides services to children, families and adults on five continents. The mission of ISS-USA is topromote resolutions in the best interests of children, adults, and families separated by international borders. ISS-USA accomplishes its mission through the provision of intercountry social services, research, training, technical assistance, and advocacy.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)http://www.naswdc.org
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
The PAAJAF Foundation (Providing Adolescents and Adults Job for Advancement in Future) is working on behalf of underprivileged children, youth and woman in rural Ghana to end poverty and illiteracy through education and job training. The foundation was established to provide a range of much-needed support services for children, young people and women who live in the village of Gbawe, near Accra.
The Good People Fundhttp://www.goodpeoplefund.org
The Good People Fund, founded in 2008 by Naomi Eisenberger, is responsible for finding and supporting grassroots organizations led by visionary people who respond to hunger, poverty, disability, trauma and other human suffering. There are currently 100 grantees throughout North America and Israel.
SkivieGivie.org aims to raise awareness about the need for one of life’s most basic necessities; undergarments. The non-profit collects and donates these undergarments to less fortunate homeless individuals at area hospitals, shelters and other transitional centers. It has been a whirlwind of activity since the inception and we look forward to the challenges ahead of making an impact on this problem that affects hundreds of thousands of individuals, including many United States Veterans (many whom have served in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afhanistan) on a daily basis.