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Bucks County Human Relations Council
P.O. Box 2012
Doylestown, PA 18901
www.bchumanrelations.org

215-340-8220

The Council is dedicated to lessening discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, religion, creed, culture, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, ancestry, handicap or disability; provides resources for referrals and assistance to individuals and communities facing human relations issues. Bucks County residents who have a concern or inquiry regarding discrimination, harassment or hate crimes are encouraged to contact the Council at the above number. The diverse nine-member Council was first appointed by the County Commissioners in December 1996.
24 hour phone line is monitored daily and calls will be returned within 24 hours.
Free.
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Bucks County Committee on Interracial Harmony
8525 New Falls Road (United Christian Church)
Levittown, PA 19054

215-968-4371
215-295-4725

Programs offered by trained volunteers to facilitate individual and community growth in the areas of prejudice and racism, hosting "Healing Racism Dialogues" for diverse participants in an interactive environment promoting trust and respect; programs for all ages; support and intervention provided in race-related situations and incidents.
Call the above numbers to talk to a volunteer. Committee is a primary contact for the Coalition for Freedom 2000.
Free. $15 per person materials cost for "Healing Racism Dialogues" is requested.
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Christians for the Healing of Racism
936 Walsh Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047

215-752-8360

Monthly meetings using large and small group dialogue, lectures, and videos to learn more about internalized racism, institutionalized racism, unconscious racism, and cultural racism; formed as a partnership between the Langhorne Presbyterian Church and the First Baptist Church of Langhorne. All are welcome to participate; call co-facilitators Bill Reed (215-0869) or Keith Pacheco (number above) for information.
Answering machine.
Free.
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Community Action Against Racism
c/o Bux-Mont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Box 188
Warrington, PA 18976

215-343-0406
215-257-8617

Group seeks to increase awareness of the reality of racism in Central Bucks and to work to dismantle it through a combination of education, advocacy, and community-building. Meets monthly. Call Rev. Libby Smith at the above numbers.
Free.
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Bucks County Chapter
P.O. Box 1574
Bensalem, PA 19020

215-364-1057

Information and referral on civil rights issues and human relations issues, the latter particularly related to issues of discrimination in education, employment, and housing.
Chapter objectives also include encouraging educational excellence through mentoring, coaching, and by providing scholarships.
Answering machine.
Free.
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Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Philadelphia Regional Office
711 State Office Building
1400 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

215-560-2496
Fax: 215-560-3682

Enforces PA's laws that prohibit discrimination because of "race, color, religion, ancestry, age (40 and above), sex, national origin, non-job related disability, known association with an individual with a disability, possession of a diploma based on passing a general education development (GED) test and familial status"; covers employment, housing and commercial real estate, public accommodations, education.
The Commission does the above by: 1) receiving, investigating, resolving, and litigating formal complaints of discrimination filed by aggrieved persons, 2) publicizing regulations and guidelines and providing technical assistance to organizations or individuals in order to generate voluntary compliance with the law, 3) providing programs in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and community services for employers, community groups, trade organizations, local governments, and realtors, and 4) coordinating efforts to prevent and monitor racial tension.
8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free.