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Citizens For Citizens Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development

Mission: To advocate on behalf of low-income residents and address the causes and effects of poverty through the provision of direct and integrated services, the promotion of self-sufficiency, and the advancement of social change.

Programs: Energy programs assist eligible households to pay their heating bills; provide repairs and replacement of heaters to homeowners and tenants; provide insulation, air sealing and perform health and safety testing at no cost to homeowners or tenants; and provide energy efficient light bulbs and determines if homeowners or tenants qualifies for an energy efficient refrigerator to replace an existing high use refrigerator.

head start programs provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and social services to pre-school children ages 2. 9 - 5 years of age from income eligible families; and provide services for low-income expectant couples and families with infants and toddlers to enhance the children's development during their first three years.

health programs provide comprehensive gynecological exams, birth control counseling and supplies, client education about hiv/aids prevention, screening for breast, pelvic, and cervical cancer, testing and treatment for most sexually transmitted infections, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, nondirective counseling and referral for pregnancy, infertility, substance abuse, and other health conditions. Services have been expanded to include health assessment, sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment for men. Programs also provide adolescents with the tools they need to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including hiv, and pregnancy. Youth are provided with comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding their reproductive health. Wic program provides dietary assessment and counseling, nutrition education, electronic benefits for food, screening for immunizations, assessment, voter registration, farmer's market checks, infant feeding choices classes, breastfeeding peer counselors, breastfeeding education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and health and human service referrals for pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.

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