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Since its founding in 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today, we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society.
As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking
research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses.
• Red Star Animal Emergency Services™, established during World War I at the request of the U.S. government to tend to animals on the battlefields of Europe. Today, our Red Star national first-responder team deploys to hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other animal emergencies.
• “No Animals Were Harmed”® program, established in 1940, to oversee the humane treatment and safety of animals in film. We monitor tens of thousands of animals appearing in more than 2,000 film and television productions each year.
• Our farm animal welfare certification program, American Humane Certified — the nation’s first, largest, and fastest-growing independent animal
welfare program dedicated to the humane treatment of farm animals.
• Leading-edge programs that protect children from abuse and neglect in communities across America and provide better outcomes for at-risk children and families who find themselves in the child protective services system.
• Animal-assisted therapy, which draws on the remarkable power of the human-animal bond to help children and adults heal, learn, and find comfort and motivation. Through these and other essential programs that improve quality of life for children and animals. American Humane Association advances the values of compassion, caring and hope.
For more information, or to support vital programs for children and animals, please visit us at www.americanhumane.org
We are grandparents, we are baby boomers, we are from the Greatest Generation. With age has come the wisdom, the perspective and the understanding that we are the guardians of future generations. We have arrived at the undeniable realization that if we don’t do something now, our grandchildren and future generations will suffer from our inaction.
Even if we recycle, compost, solar power our own homes and conserve water, it isn’t enough to stop the tidal wave of climate change. Without strong policies to curb carbon emissions we won’t be able to make a big enough difference, fast enough.
That is why Elders Climate Action was formed. To mobilize and unite our voices to bring this message to our leaders. The time has come to stop playing political football with our grandchildren’s future. No matter on what side of the debate you sit, all our grandchildren will be affected and it is time to come together to solve this problem. It won’t be easy, but it is critical and we can do it, together.
Gray Is Green gathers the hopes of older adult Americans creating a green legacy for our children and grandchildren, and for their grandchildren. We foster eldership actions for sustainable living at home and in communities, for example, expanding recycling and eating locally. We offer resources for meaningful engagement with social, political, economic and ecological issues, for example, protecting the regional water supply. We support wise and deep reflection on courses of action, as in exploring world religious perspectives on air and breath.
Our periodic newsletter is available at http://grayisgreen.org/home/ and our facebook.com/grayisgreen page offers current updates.
Gray-Greens embrace our eldership in ways that move us beyond over-consumption and ageist definitions of our place in society. Called to actively participate in crafting a future with sustainable economy, sane ecology, and evenhanded polity, we respond to questions arising from children in 2100 and beyond, What did you do when you knew?
Witness the success of our outreach and engagement with older adults on green living and environmental awareness at http://grayisgreen.org. For more information contact: Kathleen Schomaker, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving children and families that are vulnerable since 1920. Their expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country. Their impact is felt worldwide.
MISSION: CWLA leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for children, youth and families that are vulnerable.
For nearly three decades, Generations United has been the catalyst for policies and practices stimulating cooperation and collaboration among generations, evoking the vibrancy, energy and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together. We believe that we can only be successful in the face of our complex future if generational diversity is regarded as a national asset and fully leveraged. Generations United tackles current issues from an intergenerational perspective, conducting signature research, producing reports that analyze issues and articulate clear recommendations, and providing expert commentary and personal stories. Generations United also serves as a watchdog for perceived intergenerational conflict, championing a unified framework and adding important context to national debates.
Our National Center on Grandfamilies is a leading voice for issues affecting families headed by grandparents and other relatives raising awareness about the strengths and needs of the families and advancing public policies and supports for these families. Our Best Intergenerational Community Awards recognize communities that are effectively engaging, serving, and honoring all generations as they advance policies and practices that stimulate cooperation and collaboration. We champion promising, effective, and innovative intergenerational practices through our Program of Distinction designation. Generations United’s National Center on Intergenerational Shared Sites promotes the development of intergenerational centers serving young and old in a single location – by providing resources and tracking new models. We provide workshops, trainings, and webinars on intergenerational issues and opportunities and publishes a variety of high-quality materials all available for free on our website www.gu.org.
The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.
Volunteers for Community Impact (VCI) has been the sponsoring agency of the Foster Grandparent Program and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Central Florida since 1977. In 2013, Florida Senior Programs changed names to become Volunteers for Community Impact to better demonstrate the services we offer to our community. VCI’s mission is “Building relationships that add value to the community by utilizing the experience of caring individuals through high impact volunteer service” and goals are to provide volunteers meaningful opportunities, promote intergenerational relationships, and acceptance of cultural diversity.
Our programs began in Central Florida in 1972 have since expanded into to five counties: Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, and Flagler, building capacity with area nonprofit organizations through early education, mentoring, senior services, feeding the hungry and homeless, and meeting other critical community needs. In our last fiscal year, VCI’s 1,184 volunteers gave back more than 438,528 hours of community service to Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, and Flagler counties public and nonprofit organizations.
The Red Hat Society has become the international society dedicated to reshaping the way women are viewed in today’s culture RHS supports and encourages women to pursue fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment of lifelong dreams and fitness. It serves as the center point for all communications and opportunities for its members offering tools, tips, discounts, services and events specifically with Red Hatters in mind. The Red Hat Society has spent over a decade developing a strong online communication tool for Members assisting them in gaining new and exciting ways to enjoy life, sharing their unique and motivating stories and helping Members find local hatters and activities they can participate in. Women over age 50 are known as “Red Hatters,” while those under 50 are lovingly referred to as “Pink Hatters.” There’s Only One…Join the Fun!
Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. Working with our chapters, we provide leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. With the help of our state chapters and concerned individuals like you we’re valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide.
Our national campaign and local programs, prevention initiatives and events help spread the word in your community, creating awareness that prevention is possible. We are a family of friends, professionals, volunteers, donors and parents who are preventing child abuse and neglect before it ever starts.
The Coalition for Quality Children’s Media is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Because we believe that media profoundly affect children, our mission is to 1) teach children critical viewing skills and 2) to increase the visibility and availability of quality children’s programs.
Our goals are: A. To teach children to become critical media users; B. To help adults recognize the importance of teaching critical viewing skills to children; C. To help children identify and be aware of examples of outstanding media programming; D. To develop programs for children with special needs such as low-income or at-risk children. The Coalition is a voluntary collaboration comprising more than 10,000 media professionals, lobbyists, policymakers, child advocates, educators, parents and families
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs.
The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.
In 1977, a Seattle judge conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. So successful was this program that soon judges across the country began utilizing citizen advocates. In 1990, the US Congress encouraged the expansion of CASA programs with passage of the Victims of Child Abuse Act.
Today, we have grown to a network of more than 50,000 volunteers that serve 225,000 abused and neglected children through 900+ local program offices nationwide. Our advocates, also known as volunteer guardians ad litem in some jurisdictions, are appointed members of the court. Judges rely on the information these trusted advocates present.
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