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Monroe County Advisory Council
(also Serves Pike County)



The Monroe County Advisory Council is able to provide information about Pennsylvania civil rights laws in employment, housing/commercial property, education and services/places open to the public. The council also monitors bias-related incidents that cause tension within Monroe and Pike counties.

The Advisory Council is affiliated with the following:

Bob Hillman Discussion Series
Unity Coalition of the Pocono
Memorial to Our Founder and Diversity Advocate
Robert C. Hillman

No Hate in Our Town

"No Hate in Our Towns"

Anti-Graffiti Poster

See Something, say something....
Gang graffiti & hate graffiti harms our community
Tipline: 570-424-7002

Download Anti-Graffiti Poster

What We Do?


Equal access to opportunities and services such as employment and housing can be a challange. The rapid growth and changing demographics of the Pocono Region has further exasperated these challenges. The civil rights enforcement agency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). Their mission is to administer and enforce the PA Human Relations Act and PA Fair Educational Opportunities Act, which strive to eliminate discrimination and provide equal opportunity for all persons.

The PHRC formed the Monroe County Advisory Council in October 2006 to better serve the Pocono Region and assist them in ascertaining and improving opportunities in employment, housing, public accommodations and education. The Monroe County Advisory Council consists of members throughout Monroe and Pike Counties. Both counties share a common border, school district and various social services and therefore face many of the same issues. The Advisory Council serves as the eyes and ears in the Pocono region for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to help improve compliance with the PA Human Relations Act.

If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination and want to file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, contact their regional office in which the incident occurred.  For Monroe, Pike and surrounding counties, contact the PHRC at the Riverfront Office Center, 1101-1125 S. Front Street, 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515, Voice: (717) 787-9784 / Text Telephone (TT/TTY): (717) 787-7279. Visit the PA Human Relations Commission website for more information.  

Meetings of the Advisory Council are a forum to learn more about your rights under the PA Human Relations Act and to address diversity issues in the community. All are welcome to attend our meetings and the meeting schedule is posted below.

Use the forms on the PHRC website to file an official complaint of discrimination with the PHRC:



Housing Tester Volunteer Sign-Up Form
Other Community Events
Unity Coalition of the Poconos
Meeting on the 4th Monday of the Month, 7-9pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos (website)
940A Ann Street in East Stroudsburg, PA
Voicemail: 570-420-0580
Coalition Contact Form and Unity Pledge
Bob Hillman Memorial Discussion Series
The Series will meet the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 2-4 pm. 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos (website)
940A Ann Street in East Stroudsburg, PA
Voicemail: 570-420-0580

Advisory Council Meeting Schedule



Are You A Victim of Discrimination?  Know Your Rights!

Council Members and/or Trained Volunteers are Available to Answer Your Questions on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 3-5 pm

Board Room (1st Floor)
Eastern Monroe Public Library
1002 North Ninth Street
Stroudsburg, PA

Council Meetings are Open to the Public

Every Other Month, the Second Monday at 5:30pm (unless indicated)

May 9, 2011
July 11, 2011

Loder Senior Center
62 Analomink Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2529



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