Advocacy and Assistance
- Tompkins County Workers’ Center – stands up “with all people treated unfairly at work or faced with critical poverty, racial, housing, health care or other social and economic issues”
- Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County – Visit their website for listings of food pantries, emergency services, a working families resource guide, and more. They also run hotlines: “Need Help Finding Help? Call 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-8667 toll free for information about Housing, Transportation, Food, Health Care, Employment Services, Recreation Program,Volunteering, Other Local Services”
- United Way of Tompkins County Volunteer Center Connection – get free volunteers!
- Shaleshock Citizens Action Alliance – “a grassroots group of Finger Lakes residents who are concerned with understanding and protecting our communities and environment from exploitation by the energy industry with regards to drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale”
- The Advocacy Center – 24-hour hotline: (607) 277-5000 and other services including crisis intervention, shelter and support, legal advocacy, examinations, and referrals
- Cayuga Lake Watershed Network – “identifies key threats to Cayuga Lake and its watershed, and advocates for solutions that support a healthy environment and vibrant communities”
- The Ithaca Youth Council – “a self-directed group of teens who are charged with representing youth to Ithaca’s city government and advocating for youth throughout the community.”