Community Advocacy Agencies

Description: Organizations whose members have joined together on a voluntary basis to promote a particular cause or work for the realization of a specific social or political goal. (AIRS TD-1600 Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups)

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780 Guardsman Way
Utah Parent Center, Pingree School
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-272-1051
Address: 780 Guardsman Way
Utah Parent Center, Pingree School
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-272-1051
Eligibility: Open to all.
Services Provided: Provides advocacy, maintains and improves services and resources for people with autism throughout Utah. Website provides referrals to various related resources statewide.
Provider Profiles: Internet resources, use search to find local resources.

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Last Updated: 4/30/2018
Organization Name: Utah Legal Services - Salt Lake
Address: 455 North University Avenue Ste 100
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 800-662-4245
Toll Free Phone: 800-662-4245
Fax: 801-655-5350
Eligibility: Must be income eligible and have a legal matter within Utah Legal Services' priority areas in the state of Utah.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Statewide representation in civil (non-criminal) legal matters for low-income persons, victims of domestic violence, senior citizens, farm workers and Native Americans.
Legal matters include:
• Representation in protective order actions and domestic relations matters for victims of domestic violence (except in Salt Lake County, see Legal Aid Society 801-328-8849)
• Representation of clients with landlord/tenant and/or housing disputes. (Utah Renters Handbook accessed at http://www.utahlegalservices.org/public/flyers)
• Representation in cases seeking access to health care such as Medicaid, PCN and CHIP
• Representation in cases seeking public entitlements such as TANF/GA, Social Security, SSI and Unemployment benefits
• Representation in American Indian issues
• Representation of migrant farm workers regarding wage and labor issues
• Representation in consumer and collection issues
• Also, free clinics are held statewide that address various legal issues-call to find out times and locations by county throughout Utah, or see http://www.utahlegalservices.org/public/legal_problem-en-us/free-legal-clinic
Provider Profiles: Offices in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George.
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018
2040 East Murray Holladay Road Ste 112
Holladay, UT 84117
Phone: 801-274-2700
Address: 2040 East Murray Holladay Road Ste 112
Holladay, UT 84117
Phone: 801-274-2700
Fax: 801-274-2707
Email: upa@softsolutions.com
Eligibility: No restrictions
Wheelchair Accessible: Not At All
Services Provided: Professional organization for Utah psychologists. Operates a referral service and speaker's bureau.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2018

Logan, UT

6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Phone: 435-797-1981
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Organization Name: Center for Persons with Disabilities
Address: 6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Phone: 435-797-1981
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Services Provided: The Interagency Outreach Training Initiative (IOTI) is intended to improve the lives of people with disabilities by supporting training for consumers and agency personnel. Three focii: areas where there are gaps in training already offered within the state; coordinated training across agencies; innovative training. Training for persons with disabilities, educators, families, service providers
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Last Updated: 1/4/2015

Ogden, UT

Organization Name: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Address: 705 East 23rd Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-721-0693
Services Provided: Support and education for parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual people. Peer support by others who have worked through acceptance problems. The group also may do political advocacy on pertinent issues.
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Last Updated: 6/19/2017

Salt Lake City, UT

Address: 2970 South Main Street Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 801-596-9081
Fax: 801-596-9085
Eligibility: Children ages K - 12 who attend Salt Lake or Ogden school districts
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Creates and delivers diverse, cutting-edge programming that increases community involvement and address its ever changing needs. By providing a safe school environment for all youth, Colors of Success seeks to empower and mentor through self-esteem, strengthening relationships, espousing scholastic achievement, and embracing the necessity for tolerance and compassion towards all individuals.
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Last Updated: 11/8/2017
339 East 3900 South Ste 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-685-8214
Address: 339 East 3900 South Ste 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-685-8214
Toll Free Phone: 800-478-9314
Fax: 801-685-8216
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides information, referral, education, and training related to compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act, and other disability-related rights.
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Last Updated: 6/29/2017
Address: PO Box 584
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Phone: 801-540-6056
Eligibility: Individuals of Japanese origin and their families.
Services Provided: The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and others Asian Americans who are victimized by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote cultural, educational, and social values and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community.
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Last Updated: 3/3/2016
PO Box 25414
Salt Lake City, UT 84125
Phone: 801-250-5088
Address: PO Box 25414
Salt Lake City, UT 84125
Phone: 801-250-5088
Toll Free Phone: 877-637-1958
Fax: 801-250-5111
Services Provided: A civil rights organization with a focus on civil rights issues surrounding discrimination against United States citizens while providing college and youth scholarships that help members avoid the traps of discriminatory loans and lending practices.
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Last Updated: 8/3/2016
Address: 1002 East South Temple Ste 408
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-328-8080
Fax: 1-866-555-1122
Eligibility: None
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides information on chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia through monthly meetings and newsletter.
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Last Updated: 12/18/2014
361 North 300 West
Utah Pride Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-688-2281
Address: 361 North 300 West
Utah Pride Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-688-2281
Services Provided: Support and education for parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual people. Peer support by others who have worked through acceptance problems.
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Last Updated: 7/13/2017
214 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-328-9532
Address: 214 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-328-9532
Fax: 801-328-9533
Eligibility: No restrictions
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Family planning.
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Last Updated: 8/12/2013
1307 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-977-1122
Address: 1307 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-977-1122
Toll Free Phone: 800-796-2444
Fax: 801-355-1798
Eligibility: Call or visit website www.slcap.org
Services Provided: Provides employment assistance, weatherization, food assistance, housing assistance, Head Start programs, and utility assistance. Supports a family's progress to self sufficiency with a goal to promptly stabilize a family in crisis and avoid the long-term consequences of costly dependency. Also advocates for public policy changes.
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Last Updated: 3/13/2018
450 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 888-683-0009
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
Address: 450 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 888-683-0009
Languages Spoken: Spanish language services
Eligibility: Self-Help Center attorneys may help answer questions or complete forms. However, they cannot give legal advice or represent people in court.
Services Provided: Provides free legal information to help people understand their rights and responsibilities, and help them resolve legal problems on their own. Center staff attorneys are not personal attorneys but can answer questions and provide information about the law and court processes (including case details), accessing and completing court forms, and information about available resources. Staff attorneys also provide information about mediation services, representation through pro bono and low-cost legal services, and legal aid programs.
Provider Profiles: M - Th 11 - 5 Services provided by phone.
Text: 801-SHC-1TXT (742-1898)
Internet resources.
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Last Updated: 4/10/2017

Springville, UT

P.O. Box 120
Springville, UT 84663-0120
Phone: 801-580-6091
Address: P.O. Box 120
Springville, UT 84663-0120
Phone: 801-580-6091
Services Provided: LCPD provides a forum to educate policy makers about the real needs of people with disabilities. The mission of the Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities is to advocate for public policy affecting all people in the State of Utah who have disabilities. Become a member and affect change!
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Last Updated: 4/18/2018

St. George, UT

St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 800-641-6233
Address: St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 800-641-6233
Eligibility: Call for information
Services Provided: MADD prides itself on being one of the largest victim services organizations in the country. Part of those services include ensuring a victim’s rights are maintained. From making a victim impact statement to notification of offender status, victims have rights thanks to the Victim Rights Act of 2004.
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Last Updated: 4/13/2015

West Valley City, UT

1832 West Research Way Ste 60 (2750 S.)
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-433-2299
Address: 1832 West Research Way Ste 60 (2750 S.)
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-433-2299
Fax: 801-447-6933
Eligibility: Minimum age 18. No theft, assault or sexual offenses, no offenses against children.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Advocates for the underserved population of Utah regarding health care, provides information about the new federal health care reform law and how it will impact Utahns from every walk of life, helps consumers enroll in public and private insurance, and educates consumers on how to make the best use of their benefits.
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Last Updated: 4/2/2018

Nationwide

75 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Portland, ME 04101
Address: 75 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Portland, ME 04101
Services Provided: Since 2005, providing helpful resources and information to wage earners, their families, the media, employers and anyone concerned about disability and the devastating impact it can have on the financies and lifestyle of American families.
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Last Updated: 2/21/2018
785 Market Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94103
Organization Name: National Center on Caregiving
Address: 785 Market Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94103
Toll Free Phone: 800-445-8106
Services Provided: Caregiver services, policy and research. Search state resources with Family Care Navigator.
For Utah, https://www.caregiver.org/state-list-views?field_state_tid=103
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Last Updated: 1/11/2018