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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

AFSC’s Indiana Peacebuilding Program works throughout the state to promote peaceful alternatives to war and educate people about the human and economic costs of war. The program coordinates AFSC’s national If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth film festival and, in coalition with a statewide network of activists, tours peace exhibits across Indiana.

The program works with veterans, faith communities, labor groups, and community advocates for women’s rights, fair wages, food security, and education and immigration reform.

317-626-0868
epolley@afsc.org
Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP)
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CHIP is a coalition of service providers, individuals and organizations with an interest in intervening and preventing homelessness in Indianapolis.

CHIP supports the providers and community in Indianapolis by helping to identify and eliminate agency gaps in services, encourage a holistic approach to addressing issues of homelessness, and respond quickly to reducing the time between being homeless and being housed.

CHIP's website
317.630.0853
317.630.0856
chip@chipindy.org
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We inspire and advance sustainable, just and peaceful living in Indiana by promoting the values and principles of the Earth Charter. Our work includes two programs, Sustainable Indiana 2016 and Youth Power Indiana.

The Earth Charter is an international declaration of core values and implementing principles that form a road map for getting to full-circle sustainability (respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, grassroots democracy and a culture of peace) in every community on planet Earth.

Earth Charter Indiana is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Earth Charter Indiana has fraternal relationships with Earth Charter U.S. and Earth Charter International.

317-835-9827
jimpoyser@earthcharterindiana.org
Jewish Community Relations Council
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The Jewish Community Relations Council has served as the public affairs and intergroup relations agency of the Indianapolis Jewish community since 1942.

As a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the JCRC is charged with the following responsibilities:

1.  Safeguard the rights of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world.

2. Protect, preserve, and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic.

In order to accomplish its goals, JCRC convenes the “common table” around which member agencies meet to design and develop strategies to advance the public affairs goals of the organized Jewish community. The deliberative process of the JCRC allows for open, representative discussion designed to foster consensus.

The efforts of the JCRC reflect the profound Jewish commitment to tikkun olam, the repair of the world. Tikkun olam expresses the shared conviction of the Jewish community to be active in the effort to build a just society.

317-926-2935
lmintz@indyjcrc.org
National Association of Social Workers — Indiana Chapter
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NASW-Indiana strives to build the social work community in the state of Indiana.

NASW’s mission: To advance professional Social Work practice and the profession, to strengthen human rights, social and economic justice, and insure unimpeded access to services for all.

317.923.9878
317.925.9364
admin@naswin.org
Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter
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The Sierra Club’s mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

The Indiana/Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club was founded in 1975.

John Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club and “Father of our National Parks,” lived in Indiana from the spring of 1866 through June, 1867.  He worked at a carriage-parts factory, and spent what little free time he had exploring the nearby forests for their botanical treasures.

When an industrial accident temporarily blinded him, Muir wrote that he was, “determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.”  When Muir’s sight returned, he left Indiana to embark on a 1,000-mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico, and went on to become a wilderness explorer, conservationist, and defender of the environment.  He founded the Sierra Club in 1892 and was its first president.

In 2004, the Indiana Chapter of the Sierra Club had a State Historical Marker erected in Indianapolis in memory of John Muir, and continues to honor Muir’s legacy by working to protect the environment for all Hoosiers.  From community issues and action, to lobbying on a state and national level, the Club works to take effective action where it’s needed most.  Members enjoy volunteering with like-minded folks, and take advantage of the many great outings, resources, programs, and local, state, and national training seminars that are worthwhile and fun.

(317) 822-3750
hoosier.chapter@sierraclub.org
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana
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Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) is a statewide financial assistance organization whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs.

SNSI helps Hoosiers get them fixed by providing low-cost surgery certificates to limited-income individuals and free surgery certificates to 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare groups and municipal shelters. A statewide network of veterinarians graciously discount their services for our clients, and SNSI pays the remaining cost. Since our inception in 1977, we have helped more than 85,000 families spay or neuter their pets.

317-767-7771
866-771-0358
clstorms@yahoo.com