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Bucks County Coalition for African-American Concerns
PO Box 1137
Morrisville, PA 19067

267-987-4299
Email: jimmmckee@aol.com

Coalition is a representative group of all interested organizations to promote unity and synergy within Bucks County, with emphasis on African American culture, activities, and concerns.
8:00am to 6:00pm, any day.
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Bucks County Health Improvement Project (BCHIP)
c/o St. Mary Medical Center
1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047

215-710-2201
Fax: 215-710-6439 

Formed by the acute care hospitals in Bucks County, the Bucks County Medical Society and the Bucks County Department of Health, BCHIP’s mission is to provide a leadership role in Bucks County through a collaborative approach to address gaps in health services and to improve the health status of the community. BCHIP’s primary focus is the underlying problem of insufficient access to basic health services. Programs include: Adult Health Clinic, Children’s Dental Program, and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program which includes a Tobacco Cessation Program. BCHIP collaborates with many agencies through the Domestic Violence Task Force, Bucks County Wellness Partnership and Assurance of Health Care for Children. BCHIP improves health and enhances lives of hundreds of Bucks County individuals and families each year.
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Central Bucks Healthier Community Team/ CB Cares
252 W. Swamp Road Unit 5 Baliwick
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-489-9120
http://cb-cares.org/index.cfm

The Central Bucks Healthier Community Team is a nonprofit organization, working as a coalition with community leaders, agencies, businesses, schools and families for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Central Bucks. A healthier community is one in which every person experiences a remarkable sense of community where challenges become opportunities for collaboration and results in a feeling of well-being.

   

Family Service System Reform (FSSR)

215-348-6924

Bucks County collaborative comprised of over 40 public/private agencies, educational representatives, and interested parents and citizens; developed a proposal in response to a State initiative addressing the needs of local communities; aim is to redesign the ways programs and services are delivered, coordinated, and managed given the diverse resources and needs of individual communities; strategy is to build enduring community-wide, integrated service networks that avoid duplication and fragmentation and build on family strengths, resources, and natural supports and address needs families cannot otherwise meet. In Bucks County, FSSR focuses on Bensalem Township, Bristol Township, and Morrisville Borough.
For information, contact the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency, 215-348-6924.
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Latino Leadership Alliance of Bucks County
227-229 Mill Street
Bristol, PA 19007

215-788-4452
Fax: 215-788-4623
Email: Latinoalliance@dynanet.com

Satellite office:
Warminster Heights Community Center
75 Downey Drive
Warminster, PA 18974

215-328-9234

Organization acts as advocate for the Latino community; a variety of programs, including English as a Second Language, life skills, and computer classes, are open to anyone in the community; provides assistance with translations, immigration issues, and referrals to appropriate service agencies; counseling staff assists families and children in securing social services; aims to strengthen partnership of private industries and community agencies.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free.
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League of Women Voters of Bucks County
123 South Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-230-9986
http://www.palwv.org/bucksco/

Nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active citizen participation in government and influencing public policy through education and advocacy; acts after study to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues; builds citizen participation in the democratic process; four units in Yardley, Newtown, New Hope, and Doylestown are open to women and men and youth; monthly meetings.
Answering machine.
Membership fee $40 per year.
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Tabor Children's Services, Inc.
601 New Britain Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-4071 ext 253
Fax: 215-348-9261              

Training and technical assistance from a prevention specialist to communities seeking to provide drug and alcohol prevention programs; helps communities to identify needs and identify resources; "community" is defined by the group itself (neighborhood, school, municipality). Prevention specialist is a Communities That Care technical assistant.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free to communities addressing alcohol and other drug abuse and violence.
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TODAY, Inc.
P.O. Box 908
Newtown, PA 18940

215-968-4713
Fax: 215-968-8742

Training and technical assistance from prevention specialists to communities and community coalitions seeking to organize to provide drug and alcohol prevention programs; helps community to identify needs and identify resources; "community" is defined by the group itself (neighborhood, school, municipality). Prevention specialist is a Communities That Care technical assistant. Available training includes: Many Voices, One Choir: an inclusive planning model; Skill Builders: a primer or "tune-up" for groups in need of skill development; Community Visions: an experiential, learning opportunity that stresses cooperation and collaboration.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free to communities addressing alcohol and other drug abuse and violence.
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United Way of Bucks County
413 Hood Boulevard
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

(Lower Bucks) 215-949-1660
(Central Bucks) 215-348-4810
(Upper Bucks) 215-538-1266
Fax: 215-949-0373

A community organizing agency identifying human care needs, raising funds to provide services for children, families, seniors, emergencies, substance abuse, violence prevention, and disabilities.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
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Valley View Community Center
Box 292
Danboro, PA 18916

215-766-8604
Fax: 215-766-8509

Community mobilization spearheaded by the Plumstead Township Police Department has created programming by and for residents of the Valley View Mobile Home Park; provides recreation for children and youth and the entire community, tutoring and homework clubs, health, safety, and prevention programs for residents of all ages; Community Center donated by park management; monthly newsletter; scholarships for continuing education for teens and adults. Special events help to raise money for community activities. A collaboration of residents, police, Doylestown Hospital, the Bucks County Department of Health, also the Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., and the Central Bucks Family YMCA.
Answering machine.
Free to community members.
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Venice Ashby Resident Council
5401 Beaver Dam Road
Bristol, PA 19007

215-785-7595
Fax: 215-788-3685

Organization helps residents of Venice Ashby to live in a safe and clean environment; Council works in collaboration with the Bucks County Housing Authority, Bristol Township Police Department, and a range of agencies including The Salvation Army, YWCA of Bucks County, the Girl Scouts, Planned Parenthood; life skills program, typing and computer classes; case management services; Green Thumb group for seniors 65 and over includes special training and community services.
10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free to residents.

 

Bucks County Courthouse
5th Floor
55 E. Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-6000