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http://www.awishforanimals.org/

A Wish for Animals is a non-profit organization that has a BIG heart for animals. They rescue animals that are in need or in danger. While they primarily rescue dogs and cats, they are always willing to try to help whenever there is an animal in need. They provide medical assistance funds, food, vaccinations and spay and neutering to low income families or families that can not afford large medical bills for their pets.

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http://aedv.org/

Advocates to End Domestic Violence provide a safe, supportive environment where domestic violence victims can re-examine their view of themselves and work towards a violence free future. The program operates a 51-bed shelter and provides a wide variety of services designed to protect and support battered women and their children in the community.

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http://www.petfinder.com/shelters.html

Most animal shelters accept towels, linens and bedding.

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http://aysusa.org/

Associated Youth Services (AYS) serves Kansas youth in crisis situations. Programs offered include foster care, emergency shelter, drug and alcohol prevention and community health. Their mission is to advance the social, educational, health and overall success of youth and their families. They envision youth and families engaged in their community, recognizing life’s unlimited opportunities and reaching their full potential.

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www.austinhumanesociety.org

Austin Humane Society is dedicated to saving Austin’s homeless cats and dogs, educating their community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet over-population.

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http://www.bridging.org/documents/DonateFurniture-ChangeLives.pdf

Bridging was founded on the simple concept that community resources should be shared with those in need. Their purpose is to bridge the gap between the haves and the have nots. Their mission is to provide families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty with a one-time gift of quality furniture and household goods to stabilize and improve lives while effectively using community resources. 

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http://carlsbadshelter.com/

Carlsbad Battered Families Shelter wants to make sure that victims of domestic violence are aware of various services that may help them in their time of need. Domestic violence is a vicious cycle and there are services available to help break that cycle.

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http://www.casaesperanzanm.org/

Casa Esperanza works with area hospitals to extend the best “human” care available. They provide appropriate housing and emotional support for patients and their families who reside temporarily in Albuquerque while the patient receives treatment. Casa Esperanza’s families come from all backgrounds and income levels, but they share one thing in common – each family is facing fear and emotional upheaval.

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http://www.ccasfnm.org/

Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe creates hope for those in need by promoting self-sufficiency, strengthening families, fighting poverty and building community.

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www.cssil.org

Christian Social Services of Illinois provides direct services to persons of all backgrounds with social and emotional needs across the continuum of life. CSSIL provides comprehensive adoption services, foster care, the St. John Bosco Children’s Center, individual, family and school counseling, senior employment services and referral services throughout Southern Illinois.

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http://www.compasshousingalliance.org/

Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. They offer unique services and structured programs that promote the dignity of each person and lead individuals from homelessness to independence and healthy community life. Services include hygiene facilities (showers and laundry), banking and mailing, emergency shelters, transitional housing and permanent low-income housing.

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http://www.ccolife.org/

Cornerstone Community Outreach was created to raise the quality of life for low-income residents of the Chicago area through social, educational and economic development programs that include: development & preservation of decent & affordable housing for the poor, job training & creation, educational & social programs, as well as feeding and sheltering the homeless.

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http://www.crossroadsabq.org/

Crossroads for Women is a transition program for homeless women with co-occurring addictive and mental health disorders. They help women create safe, secure and drug free lifestyles for themselves and their children. As well as futures of economic self-sufficiency. They also provide programming in the local jail and work closely with women reintegrating to the community after incarcerations.

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http://www.dvic2.org/

Domestic Violence Intervention Center provides a 24-hour crisis line, confidential emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, referrals to agencies and organizations that assist victims, support groups and a school based violence prevention program. They are the only organization of its kind in a five-county service area. They have gained the respect of victims, the public and law enforcement for providing quality care to victims of domestic violence. Both their shelter and thrift store provide clients with needed household items and clothing at no cost.

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http://www.dvs-snoco.org/index

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS) is dedicated to ending domestic abuse by providing a wide range of services for victims, including their children and by facilitating social change. They are the only program in Snohomish County providing emergency shelter and comprehensive, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse.  They also work within the community to create an environment which is safe, responsive and supportive of domestic abuse victims and their children.

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http://www.familyconnection-inc.org/

Family Connection is a non-profit child and family services agency who provides a variety of crisis prevention and intervention programs. They are dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families.

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http://www.foyadc.org/

The Fountain of Youth Adult Day Center exists to serve as a safe haven and loving refuge for care giving families. They provide excellent care, fun and stimulating activities, nutritious meals and a “family feel” environment for the precious senior citizens and other dependent adults that spend their days with them. They also work hard to provide peace of mind and a much needed break from constant care giving to care giving family members.

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www.goodwilldenver.org

Goodwill Industries of Denver works with both teens and adults to help them get the education and training they need to obtain and sustain meaningful employment and improve their lives. Goodwill’s retail division funds highly successful programs in workforce development and help people find the tools to succeed at work and in life.

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http://www.hgrm.org/

HGRM collects and redistributes furniture and household goods free of charge to individuals and families in need. 

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http://www.hopeservices.org/

Hope Services helps people with developmental disabilities to be valued and participating members of their communities. They provide their clients with job training, job placement and independent living services.

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http://hruth.org/

The House of Ruth Maryland provides women victims of violence, and their children, with services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear. They have an 84-bed shelter, 6 apartment transitional housing units and an on-site health clinic.

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http://www.interfaithcalhoun.org/

Interfaith Ministries is a coalition of religious organizations with a mission of developing and coordinating resources and volunteers to meet human needs. They provide benevolence to individuals and families in need through emergency assistance, homelessness, prescription medicine, food, holiday assistance and dental care.

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http://www.iworksmc.org/

Interfaith Works goal is to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Maryland. Their programs shelter, cloth and feed those in need and provide supportive services with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency.

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http://www.jwcenter.org/

Jubilee Women’s Center provides homeless and low-income women a safe and supportive place to live, while at the same time becoming self-reliant in housing and employment. They believe in providing job training, education, affordable housing and supportive services so these women can achieve and maintain independence.

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http://www.dawsonchurch.org/kidsconnection

Kids Connection is a ministry of the Dawson Family of Faith and its purpose is to show God’s love to the least of these by providing for the physical and spiritual needs of children from birth to age 16 whose parents or guardians do not have the resources to meet all of those needs.

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http://www.lawrenceshelter.org/

The Lawrence Community Shelter provides safe shelter and comprehensive services and programs that provide a path to a positive future for people experiencing homelessness and those that are at risk for homelessness.

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http://www.lifeworksaustin.org/

Life Works supports youth and families in their strong determination to achieve self-sufficiency and to make generational changes. Life Works has identified four basic cornerstones necessary to this scale of success – counseling, housing, education/workforce and youth development.

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http://www.nellieburge.org/

Mary Ellen’s Hearth offers hope, help and healing to homeless women and children throughout the River Region. Hope is offered by providing life skills training. Help is provided through transitional housing. And healing comes through Christian love and support.

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http://www.maryssheltergulfcoast.org/

Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast provides family-style living for homeless adult pregnant women who choose life for their unborn child, while educating them in the life skills needed to become independent and contributing members of their community.

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http://www.mhp-nm.org/

Metropolitan Homelessness Project works to ensure that experiences of homelessness are rare, short-lived and non-recurring.

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http://motleyzoo.org/

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue saves pets and makes sure they are healthy. All animals are spayed or neutered, and they provide the training and instruction the animals need to become great pets for others!

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http://www.mulherinhome.com/

Mulherin Custodial Home is a residential home for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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www.nevadahomelessyouth.org

The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is dedicated to eliminating homelessness among Nevada’s youth and is the only youth service provider in Nevada with a continuum of services extending from street outreach and 24-hour crisis intervention services to a full-time drop-in center and independent living program.

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http://newbegin.org/

New Beginnings provides services to women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence – physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

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http://www.ndnm.org/

New Day Youth & Family Services engages troubled youth and their families in charting a proactive life course that will help them become meaningful and productive members of the community.

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http://www.nikkeiconcerns.org/

Nikkei Concerns provides health services in a traditional atmosphere to primarily elderly Nikkei (Japanese) in the Pacific Northwest. Their goal in all they do is to provide services that exemplify compassion, innovation and the highest quality of care to elder members of the community and their families.

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http://www.help4abuse.org/
 
Options provides trained advocates to listen and find resources and support for those that find themselves in a situation of domestic or sexual violence. Some of their services include 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling and a safe shelter. 

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http://occnet.org/

Ouachita Children’s Center provides quality services for abused, neglected and troubled youth that empowers them to achieve success in their home, community, school and vocation by teaching accountability, respect and trust. They provide both residential and non residential services to clients including a 24 hour emergency shelter, family needs assessments, case management and therapeutic interventions.

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http://www.plymouthhousing.org/                                                                   

Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for them to improve their lives. They also service formerly homeless residents with their Essential Supply Center providing a place for them to get essential items they might not otherwise be able to afford.

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http://www.davthriftstores.com/

Red Racks Thrift stores are owned and operated by the Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of our nation’s veterans. When you shop or donate to Red Racks you’re helping provide education, housing, health and rehabilitation services at no cost to our military veterans. They also recycle just about everything under the sun, from old t-shirts to console televisions and everything in between.

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http://www.rmhclittlerock.org/

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (RMHCA) is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and their families by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Programs address the most urgent needs of the community to keep kids healthy and happy. These needs include how families can stay near and support a hospitalized child, how to afford staying together in another city while a child is undergoing treatment and how a child can receive basic dental care in an underserved community.

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www.Ronaldhouse.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver’s focus is to provide comfortable, low-cost housing to out-of-town mothers and fathers needing to be near their children that are hospitalized.

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http://www.rosiesplace.org/Page.aspx?pid=247

Since 1974 poor and homeless women, age 18-80, have found an oasis of hope and nourishment at Rosie’s Place. The mission of Rosie’s Place is to help women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Many of the women they assist are working and in housing but simply can’t make ends meet. Some are newly homeless, while other women have been living on the streets for years. Approximately one-third of their guests have children. Some of their guests are living with HIV/AIDS or have hidden disabilities such as addiction or mental illnesses that prevent them from effectively integrating into society. 

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http://safehousenm.org/

S.A.F.E. House shelters and empowers survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and improves the way New Mexico responds to this violence. Donations are used both at the shelter and by participants to help them establish violence free lives. Items not needed by survivors are sold at the thrift store. All proceeds are used to support S.A.F.E. House programs.

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www.safehousenv.org

The S.A.F.E. House is committed to stopping abuse in the family environment by providing a domestic violence shelter, crisis hotline, advocacy, transitional housing, counseling and treatment services for the batterer.

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http://safeembrace.org/

Safe Embrace is dedicated to stopping the cycle of violence in families. They provide intervention and prevention services to facilitate the opportunity for all people to live free from abuse.

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www.safenest.org

Safe Nest operates the only 24-hour emergency shelters in Las Vegas with undisclosed locations for the safety of battered women and children. Their services include 24 hour hotlines, counseling, advocacy, prevention programs, training and education for the general public.

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www.safeplace.org

Safe Place provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence. They help victims in their healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them and become survivors.

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www.sfcdenver.org

St. Francis Center is a refuge for men and women who are homeless in the metro Denver area. They provide shelter along with services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness.

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http://sarc-maryland.org/

SARC works to aid victims of stalking, domestic violence and sexual violence with their 28-bed emergency shelter; community outreach and education services. They provide a safe haven which offers hope, empowerment, opportunities and tools for new beginnings.

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http://www.ugm.org/site/PageServer?pagename=default

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in Seattle. They serve, rescue and transform those in need and strive to address the root causes of poverty and homelessness.

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http://www.stvincentdepaul.net/

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The Phoenix Diocesan Council has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need.

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www.stjudesranch.org/

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children serves abused, abandoned and neglected children and families. They create new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe homelike environment. This is accomplished through an array of services to children and families.

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http://www.smhc-nm.org/

St. Martin’s Hospitality Center strives to create self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness by providing shelter, food, mental health services, job assistance and other critical programs. The services provided by St. Martin’s stress flexibility, accessibility and comprehensive care, the qualities necessary to assist individuals and families out of homelessness.

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http://www.ccsnn.org/thrift.html

St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop contributes 100% of the profit from items they sell to purchase food that is given free to those in need through St. Vincent’s Food Pantry and St. Vincent’s Dining Room and all programs affiliated with Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada. Many of the clothes, coats, blankets and other household items donated are given directly to the poor in the community at no cost to them.

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http://step1inc.org/

Step 1 serves the community by providing transitional housing and supportive services to adult men who have been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and who seek to enter society as self-sufficient, responsible citizens.

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http://www.step2reno.org/

Step 2 is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program that provides women and their children suffering from chemical addiction, poverty and domestic violence the opportunity to rebuild their lives. The result is self-sufficient healthy families.

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http://www.saintlouistc.org/

Teen Challenge of St. Louis offers a 14-month faith-based program for young men struggling with addictions.

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http://www.humanesociety.org/
 
The Humane Society of the United States seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals — a world that will also benefit people. They are America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.

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http://www.abeacon.org/

The Lighthouse is committed to providing support, preventing violence and promoting justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They recognize the impact of these crimes on all of our lives and work hard to increase community awareness and understanding of these problems.

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http://www.thesharehouse.org

The Sharehouse works to bring a sense of self-sufficiency and comfort to families and individuals moving from homelessness to permanent housing by providing them with useful household items that would otherwise be discarded.

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http://www.willowdvcenter.org/

The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides safe-shelter, peer counseling, advocacy and other services to survivors of domestic violence.

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http://www.tinydiamondearrings.org/

Tiny Diamond Earrings is committed to helping Seattle area women during the time of transition from homelessness to self sufficiency. Their mentoring program provides women with someone that identifies with their struggles and has overcome them. The mentors serve as an encourager to stay the course and to impart a vision to excel in every aspect of their lives.

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http://wch.org/

The Wichita Children’s Home offers emergency, temporary residential shelter for children. The Home is open 24/7 and serves children from birth to 22 years of age. Last year over 2,500 children came through their front doors, many with only the clothes they were wearing. The Home works to meet the needs of each child to ensure their safety and well being.

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http://www.ywcabham.org/

The YWCA Central Alabama’s vision is to create a more caring community. They are a place of refuge. They respond to the needs of women and their families by providing hope and opportunities in a warm, family-like environment. Their programs and services focus on three major areas: child care, domestic violence services and affordable housing.

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http://www.ywcaenid.com/Home

YWCA Enid is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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http://www.ywcaofmissoula.org/

YWCA Missoula believes that everyone has the right to a life free of violence and that every person is entitled to safe and decent housing. They are determined to create a community where all people, regardless of gender or race, have opportunities for growth, leadership and power.

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The provision of referrals for charities, ministries, donation sites and green companies is offered by The Stuff Stop as a referral service. We assume no responsibility for the actions or the services provided by any organization referred through this website.