Community Living

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  • Animal Adoption (1)
    PD-7600.0100

    Animal Adoption

    PD-7600.0100

    Programs that place stray and homeless domestic pets with people who are willing to provide for their care; find homes for wild burros, horses or other animals who are being removed from their natural environment; or place retired race horses, show horses, greyhounds and other animals when their racing or show careers have come to an end. Included are websites where animals available for adoption can be listed.
  • Animal Rescue (3)
    PD-7600.0500

    Animal Rescue

    PD-7600.0500

    Programs that rescue domestic animals who are in hazardous situations and which may provide emergency medical care if injuries have occurred.
  • Business and Economics Research (1)
    TR-8000.1000

    Business and Economics Research

    TR-8000.1000

    Programs that conduct research which focuses on how society distributes scarce resources such as land, labor, raw materials and machinery to produce goods and services as well as the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Economists collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends and develop forecasts; and address issues such as energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes and employment levels. Included are microeconomists who study the supply and demand decisions of individuals and firms; industrial economists who study the market structure of particular industries in terms of the number of competitors and the market decisions of competitive firms and monopolies; macroeconomists who study historical trends in the whole economy and forecast future trends in areas such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, productivity and investment; international economists who study international financial markets, exchange rates, and the effects of various trade policies such as tariffs; labor economists who study the supply and demand for labor and the determination of wages; public finance economists who study the supply and demand for labor and the determination of wages; and econometricians who develop and use mathematical techniques such as calculus, game theory and regression analysis to formulate economic models.
  • Business Consulting Services (1)
    TB-0900.0650-060

    Business Consulting Services

    TB-0900.0650-060

    Programs that provide specialized consultations for businesses in key areas such as start-up, finance, management, marketing, tourism and technical assessment to enhance overall effectiveness and growth. Services may include review of business plans, financial statements, and projections together with financial analysis and advice, as required; or information in response to straightforward questions. Organizing community groups to undertake projects, and arranging funding partners for these projects may also be key components. Included are face-to-face consultations which may involve multiple in-depth sessions and consultations via the telephone during which specific business-related questions are answered.
  • Business Development (1)
    TB-0900

    Business Development

    TB-0900

    Programs that provide technical assistance, financing and a wide variety of other services that support the attraction, expansion and retention of local businesses, assure their competitiveness and help them remain as assets to the local economy.
  • Chambers of Commerce (1)
    TN-1000.1500

    Chambers of Commerce

    TN-1000.1500

    Local associations of business people, either operating their own companies or employed in organizations, who have organized to promote the welfare of their community (city, county, town, township or other locale), especially its commercial interests. Chambers of commerce direct their efforts to promoting the common economic interests of all the commercial enterprises within a locality rather than focusing on a particular industry, usually have an elected board of directors, and do their work through committees. They encourage the growth of new businesses, provide assistance to new firms seeking to locate in the community, advocate for actions that promote tourism and benefit the regional economy and serve as a voice for the business community at local and state levels. Member benefits may include publicity and advertising opportunities in vehicles such as member directories, visitor's guides and a community calendar; ribbon cutting ceremonies and grand openings for new establishments; business expos; job fairs; small business counseling; business seminars; member referrals; member-to-member discounts; health and other insurance; and a variety of social activities.
  • Grocery Ordering/Delivery (1)
    BD-2400.2590

    Grocery Ordering/Delivery

    BD-2400.2590

    Food markets that accept online and/or telephone orders and deliver food and household supplies to the homes of people who are unable to go out and shop on their own behalf or who prefer to have their groceries delivered. Also included are food pantries that deliver the food to people with illnesses, disabilities, transportation issues or other extenuating circumstances which prevent them from picking it up; and programs that place online orders for older adults, people with disabilities and individuals who are struggle with using a computer or have no Internet access.
  • Housing Transition Services (4)
    BH-3700

    Housing Transition Services

    BH-3700

    Programs that provide comprehensive assistance for people who want to rent or purchase housing including information and guidance about buying and rental costs; how to select affordable housing that meets individual needs; and how to provide for insurance, maintenance and other requirements related to acquiring and paying for housing.
  • Local/Regional Newspapers (3)
    TJ-5500.6000-400

    Local/Regional Newspapers

    TJ-5500.6000-400

    Organizations that print and/or distribute or otherwise make available newspapers that circulate within a particular city, county or local region. Local/regional newspapers contain national and local news, editorials, features, advertising and articles about other matters of current interest to local residents.
  • Moving Assistance (6)
    BH-5000

    Moving Assistance

    BH-5000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are moving from one residence to another or who are moving their homes from one location to another.
  • Performing Arts Facilities (2)
    TA-6800

    Performing Arts Facilities

    TA-6800

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public facilities for plays, musical performances, dance performances and other types of presentations that are performed live in front of an audience. Some facilities, particularly those on school or university campuses, may be used for other purposes such as lectures, assemblies and graduations; and some may be available on a rental basis for a variety of other types of community events such as fundraisers or performances by local groups.
  • Pet Acquisition Assistance (1)
    PD-6250.5900

    Pet Acquisition Assistance

    PD-6250.5900

    Programs that provide financial assistance to help people purchase a pet. Some programs also pay for the new pet's shots, spaying and neutering charges and/or an initial supply of pet food.
  • Pet Care Information (1)
    PD-6250.6350

    Pet Care Information

    PD-6250.6350

    Programs that provide general pet care guidelines for people who own or are thinking about having a pet. Included may be information about specific types of pets (e.g., dogs, cats, birds, exotic pets), choosing a pet, caring for a pet when traveling or ill, choosing a boarding kennel, choosing a pet sitter, choosing a groomer, choosing a veterinarian, general health care information, what to feed a pet and how often, spay/neuter decisions, training a pet, understanding a pet's behavior, finding a lost pet, finding a good home for a pet, introducing pets to a new baby or another pet, protecting pets from common household dangers, coping with the death of a pet and other similar topics.
  • Pet Care Services (3)
    PD-6250

    Pet Care Services

    PD-6250

    Programs that provide pet-related supplies or services which enable pet owners to acquire a pet and/or take care of their pet's needs.
  • Pet Care Supplies (1)
    PD-6250.6400

    Pet Care Supplies

    PD-6250.6400

    Programs that supply collars, leashes, harnesses, brushes, toys, treats, food and water dishes, bedding, cages, crates, shampoo, pet stain remover and other items that can be used in the care of pets.
  • Pet Food (4)
    PD-6250.6600

    Pet Food

    PD-6250.6600

    Programs that supply dried or canned dog or cat food, bird seed, fodder or other types of sustenance for animals and other creatures that people keep as pets. Also included are programs that provide financial assistance that enables owners to purchase food for their pets.
  • Pet Loss Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.1000-650

    Pet Loss Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-650

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who are grieving because they have lost a pet. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Prescription Drug Discount Cards (4)
    LH-6700.6250

    Prescription Drug Discount Cards

    LH-6700.6250

    Private organizations that issue cards that offer discounts on prescriptions at participating network pharmacies including chain and independent retail outlets, generally for an annual enrollment fee. Also included are programs that maintain lists of these types of programs for referral purposes.
  • Senior Move Managers (5)
    BH-5000.8000

    Senior Move Managers

    BH-5000.8000

    Programs that help older adults (and others) who are faced with the prospect of moving from one environment to another (particularly those who are downsizing from a family home and moving to a retirement community or smaller residence) cope with the physical and emotional aspects of making the transition. Move managers plan, coordinate and supervise all aspects of a move. They may help people sort through and organize their belongings and decide what to take; determine and coordinate the disposition of articles that will be left behind; develop a timetable for the move; plan for the placement of furnishings and other items in the new space; identify and contact professionals such as moving companies, estate sales companies, storage facilities and realtors who may be required during the relocation process; provide packing materials; pack the individuals belongings; supervise the activities on moving day; and unpack and set up the new home according to the person's wishes, hanging pictures, making beds, connecting electrical appliances and, overall, making the new environment immediately livable.
  • Thrift Shops (2)
    BM-8500

    Thrift Shops

    BM-8500

    Organizations that offer new or secondhand furniture, appliances, clothing, toys and other material goods at lower than retail prices, and which often use the proceeds from sales to support other services to the community. Thrift shops accept direct donations from the public of new and reusable goods. Also included are other types of resale shops that sell secondhand but reusable musical instruments, salvaged building materials, office equipment, sports equipment, books, CDs and other material goods.
  • Tourist Information (3)
    BT-8750.8500

    Tourist Information

    BT-8750.8500

    Tourist bureaus, information centers and other community organizations that make available information about local points of interest, cultural events, recreational activities, hotels, restaurants, medical and dental services and other community resources.
  • Veterinary Services (2)
    PD-9000

    Veterinary Services

    PD-9000

    Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for animals who have illnesses, injuries or emotional problems; and which euthanize animals who are aged or in severe pain because of untreatable health problems. Preventive care is generally also available.
 
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