- National Committee on Pay Equity
The National Committee on Pay Equity researches women's salaries, legislation affecting pay and the wage gap. Susan Bianchi-Sand, executive director. 1126 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036. Phone (202)331-7343
- 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women
The 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women focuses on job discrimination. Ellen Bravo and Gloria Santa Anna, co-directors. 231 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203. Phone (414)274-0925 and 1-800-522-0925. www.feminist.com.
- Women's Work! The National Network for Women's Employment
Women's Work! The National Network for Women's Employment helps women re-enter the workplace, provides technical assistance to job-training programs. Jill Miller and Rubie Coles, co-directors. 1625 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006. Phone (202)467-6346.
- Center on Work and Family, based at Boston University, 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. Call (617)353-7225 for information.
- U.S. Administration on Aging
The elder-care crisis is hitting America hard. If you need help, the U.S. Administration on Aging has a national hotline that will connect you to your state or local agency on aging. Call 1-800-677-1116. A useful book on aging is "How to Care for Aging Parents," by Virginia Morris.
Elderplan is one of three not-for-profit Social HMOs in the United States. Through a contract with the federal government, Elderplan has been serving Medicare beneficiaries in Brooklyn aged 65 and older since 1985. In addition to all Medicare-covered benefits, as a Social HMO, Elderplan provides a wide range of social and support services that help seniors "age in place." These include chronic, long-term and respite care, homemaker services and transportation benefits. For a look at Elderplan in action, visit "On the Road."
The Time Dollar Institute
The Time Dollar Institute, established in 1995, "creates and sponsors initiatives so that the beneficiaries of social programs can become co-producers of education, justice, self-sufficiency, opportunity, community development, and social change." The idea is to allow volunteers to earn credits -- Time Dollars -- for services to others. These tax-exempt credits can then be used either to purchase other services needed by the volunteers or as gifts to people or organizations that need volunteers. Elderplan (described above) works by allowing members to earn and spend time dollars.
- National Family Caregivers Association
Call (301) 942-6430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- At-Home Dad
At-Home Dad is an organization that provides resources for and enables communication among stay-at-home Dads. Although they still represent a minority, more and more fathers these days are staying at home with their children, often running daycare family homes. The organization publishes a newsletter and organizes an annual "At Home Dad's Convention." To subscribe to At-Home Dad, send $12.00 to: Peter Baylies - At Home Dad, 61 Brightwood Ave., North Andover, MA 01845.
- Minnesota Family Strength Project
Researchers from the Minnesota Family Strength Project talked to more than 2,000 families
of all colors, shapes, and sizes from throughout Minnesota to find out what makes them
strong. The project is a unique collaboration of Family & Children's Service, the Allina
Foundation, the Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Public Radio. A free booklet with strength-building tips from Minnesota families is available by calling, toll
Livelyhood's second one-hour special, "Working Family Values," aired on PBS in May 1998. For information on how to order the show, call 510-268-WORK.
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