2012

Standing Firm Report to the Community

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STANDING FIRM has been in operation for three years. They have engaged the business community in focusing on partner violence as a costly workplace and workforce issue. The attached Report to the Community highlights the progress they have made and their goals for the future.

FISA Grantee Introduces the New and Improved Allegheny County Family Resource Guide

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Welcome to Allegheny County’s only comprehensive compilation of services and systems available to families of children from birth to age 21 with developmental delays, special health care needs or disabilities. Where to Turn for Special Needs Support www.familyresourceguide.org Visit our updated website for a complete guide to: EARLY INTERVENTION MEDICAL … Read More >

Helping Girls Become Hardy and Healthy and Resist Negative Media Messages

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Chatham University, FISA Foundation and the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania invite you to: A Training with Lyn Mikel Brown and Emily Brostek June 1, 2012, 8:30am – 1:00pm, lunch included Location: Chatham University, Laughlin Music Center, Welker Room (see map http://www.chatham.edu/about/documents/campusmap.pdf) Cost is $15/person. Register by May 23, 2012. … Read More >

Women and Girls Foundation’s Third Annual GirlGov Program

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FISA Grantee, Women and Girls Foundation’s Third Annual GirlGov program will be held this summer from June 16th through 19th. GirlGov, created by teen women for teen women, is designed to provide local girls with the opportunity to learn, first hand, about government and social change philanthropy. Application Deadline: May … Read More >

ACHIEVA ANNOUNCES HEALTHCARE ADVOCACY VIDEO RELEASE
Video: Access to Healthcare for Women and Girls with Disabilities

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Twenty years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many medical provider offices are still not accessible and countless medical professionals are not prepared to treat women with intellectual, mobility, communication and sensory disabilities. Women and girls with disabilities often have trouble finding basic medical care-especially gynecological care and preventative … Read More >

Grantee Spotlight: Education Law Center

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FISA Foundation is proud of the many accomplishments Education Law Center’s Legal Advocacy Project for Children with Disabilities reported over the past year. This grant demonstrates how well informed, supported and engaged parents and advocates can truly make a difference in the lives of children, both through individual advocacy and … Read More >

Grantee Spotlight: Women’s Law Project

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FISA awarded a grant to the Women’s Law Project to support Pittsburgh Public Schools in continuing to address Title IX inequities that were identified in a school board-commissioned audit of district sports programs. The success of this grant resulted from a combination of individual advocacy and policy change, along with Pittsburgh Public Schools’ commitment to being fair and inclusive. Read More >

FISA Foundation Approves Thirteen New Grants

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In February, FISA Foundation’s board awarded $450,000 in grants to improve the lives of women, girls and people with disabilities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. This round of grants included approximately $70,000 to improve access to health care; $100,000 for ending domestic and sexual violence; and $275,000 for improving equitable opportunities. Read More >