Al-Anon/Alateen – 1.888.4AL.ANON (425.2666) www.al-anon.org
Al-Anon/Alateen’s primary purpose is to help families and friends of
recover from the effects of problem drinking. Inquirees are confidential
anonymous. Currently more than 30,000 groups worldwide are available to
those whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who
have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting,
nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost
There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone
wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
National Cocaine Hotline – 1.800.COCAINE (262.2463)
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve
common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all
National Drug Information Treatment and Refferal Hotline –
1.800.622.HELP Provides information, support, treatment options and referrals to
centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a
Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders www.anred.com
Ared.is a nonprofit organization that provides information about
nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, compulsive
less well-known food and weight disorders. Anred’s material includes
about recovery and prevention.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their
problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of
recovering drug addicts. Started in 1947, the NA movement is one of the
oldest and largest of its type, with nearly twenty thousand weekly
seventy countries. NA provides information on its recovery program and
cooperates with others concerned about drug abuse in their countries and
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – 1.800.NEWS.4.OCD
Free hotline that provides information on obsessive-compulsive disorder. Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of
who meet in order to help solve a common problem - compulsive
only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
OA is a
non-profit international organization that provides volunteer support
worldwide. Patterned after the Twelve-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program,
OA recovery program addresses physical, emotional and spiritual recovery
aspects of compulsive overeating.
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous a fellowship of men and women who share
their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve
common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion. The
requirement for membership is a desire to stop having compulsive sex.The
primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and to help others to achieve
COSA is a recovery program for men and women whose lives have been
by compulsive sexual behavior. In COSA, we find hope whether or not
there is a
sexually addicted person currently in our lives. With the humble act of
out, we begin the process of recovery.
The COSA recovery program
adapted from the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics
Al-Anon. It is a program for our spiritual development, no matter what
our religious beliefs.
As we meet to share our experience, strength and hope while working the
we grow stronger in spirit. We begin to lead our lives more serenely and
fulfillment, little by little, one day at a time. Only in this way can
we be of help to others.
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers
Zero to Three concentrates exclusively on first years of life – the
when a child undergoes the greatest human growth and development. They
provide information for the parent or professional to make a great
positively influence a child’s future. The mission is to help children
their first three years of life in order to develop a solid
intellectual, emotional and
Child Abuse National Hotline – 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422.4453)
Child Help USA Hotline provides multilingual crisis intervention and
counseling on child abuse. They provide referrals to local social
offering counseling on child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a
National Child Safety Council Childwatch – 1.800.222.1464 Provides answers to questions and distributes literature on safety,
abuse, household dangers, and electricity. Takes information on missing
sightings. Sponsor of the missing kids milk carton program. Operates 24
seven days a week.
KID SAVE. – 1.800.543.7283
Provides information and referrals to public and private services for
adolescents in crisis. Referrals to: shelters, mental health services,
treatment, substance abuse, family
counseling, residential care, etc.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – 1.800.872.5437 Assists parents of missing children to locate them. Services are
National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children – 1.800.843.5678 Report missing children and sightings of missing children.
Runaway Hotline – 1.800.231.6946
The National Runaway Switchboard operates a confidential hotline for
youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends and family members.
intervention and travel assistance to runaways, and information and
referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up
calls with, parents at the request of the child. All services are free
24 hours every day.
NineLine (Crisis Line for Youth, Teens and Families) – 1.800.999.9999 NineLine is a nationwide crisis/suicide hotline. It provides callers
based referrals, provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs,
homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours,
seven days a week.
Boys Town National Hotline / Crisis
Intervention – 1.1.800.448.3000 www.boystown.org The Boys Town provides short-term intervention and counseling and
callers to local community resources, counsels on parent-child
issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse,
other issues that impact children and families. Spanish-speaking
available. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
Domestic Abuse National Hotline – 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) www.ndvh.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline links individuals to help in
using a nationwide database that includes detailed information on
violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and
programs, and social service programs. One call summons immediate help
English or Spanish. Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline – 1.800.656.HOPE (4673) Offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours, seven
days a week.
Connects caller to the nearest counseling center, which provides
for rape, abuse and incest victims.
Americans with Disabilities Act Hotline - 1.800.514.0301
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in
programs and services provided by state and local governments,
goods and services provided by private companies, and in commercial
The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990. It contains requirements
new construction, for alterations or renovations to buildings and
facilities, and for
improving access to existing facilities of private companies providing
goods or services
to the public. It also requires that State and local governments provide
programs offered to the public. The ADA also covers effective
people with disabilities, eligibility criteria that may restrict or
prevent access, and
requires reasonable modifications of policies and practices that may be
National Insurance Consumer Helpline – 1.800.942.4242 www.iii.org
The Insurance Information Institute provides facts and assistance free
to the media, individuals and organizations.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – 1.800.962.6215 www.epa.gov
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect
health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land —
which life depends. Provides information on becoming famiDelilahr with
environmental issues and potential environmental and human health risks
caused by pollution. Learn how you, your family, and your community can
U.S. Food and Drug Administration – 1.800.532.4440 www.fda.gov
FDA is a public health agency, charged with protecting American
enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related
health laws. It is FDA's job to see that the food we eat is safe and
the cosmetics we use won't hurt us, the medicines and medical devices we
are safe and effective, and that radiation-emitting products, such as
ovens, won't do us harm. Feed and drugs for pets and farm animals also
under FDA scrutiny. FDA also ensures that all of these products are
truthfully with the information that people need to use them properly.
National Institute on Aging Information Center – 1.800.222.2225 www.aoa.dhhs.gov
The National Institute on Aging provides information on older persons
services for the elderly, their families, as well as those concerned
the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and
YMCA of the USA – 1.800.872.9622 www.ymca.net
YMCA programs are tools for building the values of caring, honesty,
responsibility. Longtime leaders in community-based health and fitness
aquatics, Ys teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with
and lead adult aerobics. They also offer hundreds of other programs in
to community needs, including camping, child care (the Y movement is the
nation's largest not-for-profit provider), teen clubs, environmental
substance abuse prevention, youth sports, family nights, job training,
international exchange and many more activities.
MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving www.madd.org
"Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is more than just a bunch of angry
moms. We're real people, moms, dads, young people, and other individuals
trying to make a difference. We are determined to stop drunk driving and
support victims of this violent crime." Mothers Against Drunk Driving is
profit grass roots organization with more than 600 chapters nationwide,
focus to look for effective solutions to the drunk driving and underage
problems, while supporting those who have already experienced the pain
these senseless crimes."
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers
guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of
International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of
help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Resources,
and extensive information on how you can become involved.
National Fire Protection Association –
The NFPA provides the latest information about the National Fire
Association (NFPA), its departments, publications, seminars, and
programs. The mission of NFPA, which was organized in 1896, is to reduce
burden of fire on the quality of life by advocating scientifically based
codes and standards, research and education for fire and related safety
The FIGHT Project- Families in Grief Hold Together
The Fight Project serves as a liason between families who have been
victims of a job-
related accident and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Their goal is to educate the American workforce about health and safety
and help families heal after the loss or suffering of a loved one.
monitors and publicizes the performance of OSHA.
Make-A-Wish Foundation – 1.800.722.WISH (9474) www.wish.org The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children under the age
of 18 with life-
Special Olympics is a nonprofit program of sports training and
individuals with mental retardation. They provide year-round training
competition for more than one million athletes in nearly 150 countries
and all 50
states in the United States. For information on participation &
check out their site.
National Hospice Organization – 1.800.658.8898 www.nhpco.org
Founded in 1978, the National Hospice Organization is the oldest and
nonprofit public benefit organization devoted exclusively to hospice
care. NHO is
dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for terminally ill
their families, and to making hospice an integral part of the U.S.
system. NHO's Organizational Vision NHO is committed to be the nation's
in improving end-of-life care, and in expanding access to hospice care -
profoundly enhancing the quality of life for people dying in America.
National Easter Seal Society – 1.800.221.6827
Easter Seals is a non-profit, community-based health agency dedicated to
helping children and adults with disabilities attain greater
millions of Easter Seals clients lead improved lives because of the high
programs for children, vocational training and employment, and medical
rehabilitation services offered by Easter Seals.
VA Persian Gulf Helpline – 1.800.749.8387 Insures that veterans with medical problems get prompt and thorough
National Health Information Center – 1.800.336.4797
The National Health Information helps both professionals and the general
locate health information through identification of health information
and information and referral system, and publications. Utilizing a
contains descriptions of health-related organizations, the NHIC staff
inquiries to the most appropriate resource.
National Kidney Foundation – 1.800.622.9010 www.kidney.org
The National Kidney Foundation is a major voluntary health organization
that seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the
health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these
diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for
Lupus Foundation of America – 1.800.558.0121 www.lupus.org
The Lupus Foundation works to educate and support those affected by
lupus and find the cure. The Web site strives to provide information to
those affected by lupus as well as support.
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation www.bpkids.org
The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation educates families,
professionals, and the public about early-onset bipolar disorders;
supports families to maximize the well-being of the child while
minimizing the adverse impact of bipolar disorders on the family; and
advocates for increased services to families and research on the nature,
causes, and treatment of bipolar disorders in the young.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder –
CHADD is a national, non-profit organization representing children and
with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Founded in 1987
by a group
of concerned parents, CHADD works to improve the lives of people with
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy and
Working closely with leaders in the field of AD/HD research, diagnosis
treatment, CHADD offers its members and the public extensive information
AIDS National Hotline – 1.800.342.AIDS
The National AIDS Hotline, including its Spanish Service and TTY
operated under contract with the Centers for Disease Control and
The hotline handles about 1 million calls per year -- about 2,740 calls
per day --
from people with questions about prevention, risk, testing, treatment
HIV/AIDS-related concerns. Information Specialists are available 24
hours a day,
7 days a week, and can answer questions, provide referrals, and send
publications through the mail.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center – 1.800.438.4380
Provides information and publications on Alzheimer’s disease to health
service professionals, patients and their families, caregivers and
Arthritis Foundation – 1.800.283.7800
The Arthritis Foundation has continued to speak for the millions of
with arthritis. Two key examples of these successful efforts were the
Social Security Administration rules on children's disability benefits
and the support
of the Health Insurance Portability Act. Throughout its 50-year history,
the Arthritis Foundation has made great strides in the treatment of the
many forms of arthritis.
Asthma Control Program – 1.800.843.2473 Provides education about asthma to better understand, treat and
Leave name and address, they’ll send free information.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – 1.800.7.ASTHMA (727.8462) www.aafa.org
AAFA was founded 1953, as a non-profit organization dedicated to finding
for and controlling asthma and allergic diseases. The AAFA serves the
50 million Americans with asthma and allergies through research, patient
public education programs, direct individual and family support through
nationwide network of chapters and support groups for adults, parents
adolescents, public awareness campaigns, and public and governmental
American Diabetes Association – 1.800.232.3472
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit
organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The
of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the
lives of all
people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American
Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, and provides
information and other services to people with diabetes, their families,
professionals and the public.
Autism Society of America – 1.800.328.3476
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong
opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families,
to be fully
included, participating members of their communities through advocacy,
awareness, education, and research related to autism.
Brain Injury Association, Inc. – 1.800.843.2256 www.biausa.org
The mission of the Brain Injury Association is to create a better future
brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. Provides
information, local referrals, mass-link listing, and support resources.
National Brain Tumor Foundation – 1.800.934 CURE (2873)
NBTF provides information on brain tumor diagnosis, treatments and how
cope, frequently asked questions about brain tumors, information about
tumor types, background on brain tumor treatments and rehabilitation and
trials. NBTF provide patients and families the information they need to
successfully cope with their illness.
American Cancer Society – 1.800.227.2345 www.cancer.org
The American Cancer Society provides information and referrals on
issues related to cancer (treatment, services, literature,
equipment, encouragement and support).
Cancer Hope Network – 1.877.HOPE.NET
One-on-one support to cancer patients and their families undergoing
treatments from trained volunteers who have survived cancer themselves.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. – 1.800.932.2423 www.ccfa.org
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc., is a non-profit,
oriented, voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the cause
cure for, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
American Society for Deaf Children – 1.800.942.2732
ASDC is a national organization of families and professionals committed
educating, empowering and supporting parents and families to create
opportunities for their children who are deaf and hard of hearing in
meaningful and full communication access, particularly through the
use of Sign Language, in their home, school and community. ASDC's
mission is to assure the highest quality programs and services for
making sound and informed choices to meet their children's educational,
communication, personal and social needs so that they may fully
the global community now and in the 21st century.
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind – 1.800.255.0411 ext. 275 www.nfadb.org/
AADB is a national consumer advocacy organization for people who have
combined hearing and vision impairments. AADB is open to all persons who
are deaf-blind and individuals directly concerned with their well being,
spouses, children, friends, and health care professionals. AADB seeks to
encourage independent living for individuals who are deaf-blind, and
technical assistance to persons who are deaf-blind, families, educators,
Down Syndrome Hotline – 1.800.221.4602 www.ndss.org
The Down Syndrome Hotline provides information and referrals, free
new parents, information on education, support groups, medical research,
newsletter and phone support.
International Dyslexia Association – 1.800.ABCD.123 www.interdys.org The IDA (formerly The Orton Dyslexia Society) is an international,
scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and
National Headache Foundation – 1.800.843.2256
The National Headache Foundation provides knowledge and support,
the causes and symptoms of headache, the latest information on advances
headache treatment, and educational publications.
American Heart Association –1.800.242.8721
AHA is dedicated to providing education and information on fighting
disease and stroke. Website includes extensive reference guides,
family heath issues, CPR, technological advances, and much more.
Hepatitis Foundation International – 1.800.891.0707 www.hepfi.org
HFI seeks to increase awareness of the worldwide problem of viral
to educate the public and healthcare providers about its prevention,
and treatment. Our goal is renewed health for those afflicted, and a
future free of
the threat of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis Foundation International is the
organization focused exclusively on bringing viral hepatitis under
supporting research, educational programs, and materials for medical
professionals, those with hepatitis, and the public, and also through a
network of support for those afflicted.
National Mental Health Association – 1.800.969.6642 www.nmha.org
The National Mental Health Association provides free information on over
mental health topics including manic-depression, bereavement,
stress disorder, and warning signs of mental illness. Also provides
mental health providers, distributes free national directory of local
associations, and offers low-cost materials.
Mental Health Net www.mentalhelp.net
Mental Health Net provides a free, easy-to-use, friendly resource in
access ALL the mental health topics on the Internet.
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
The National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness is the
national source of information specifically focused on the needs of
people with serious mental illnesses. It works to develop and
knowledge about effective approaches to providing services and housing
homeless persons with mental illnesses.
American Liver Foundation – 1.800.223.0179
The ALF is the only national, voluntary non-profit health agency
preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through
education and support groups. The ALF is leading the way in many of
important advances: disseminating information vital to improving the
understanding of the liver and the quality of care to those who live
with the more
than 100 liver diseases; informing the public about ways to take better
care of the
liver through vaccination and lifestyle changes; and supporting research
mysteries of this miraculous organ.
American Lung Association – 1.800.586.4872 www.lungusa.org
Since 1904, the American Lung Association has been fighting lung disease
through education, community service, advocacy and research. Lung
including asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer, is the third leading cause
death in America. The ALA is a resource for information and education
asthma. They have assumed a leading role in the fight against tobacco,
smokers to quit, encouraging children not to start smoking, and
nonsmokers from secondhand smoke.
Lyme Disease Foundation – 1.800.886.5963 www.lyme.org
The Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc. (LDF) is a nonprofit medical
agency dedicated to finding solutions to tick-borne disorders. The LDF
is the first,
largest, most influential, and most scientific such organization. The
national in scope, with strong ties in the international scientific
working with grass-root groups across the world.
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link – 1.800.627.7692,
1.800.526.7809 Provides information on becoming a marrow donor.
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation – 1.800.441.7055 www.msfacts.org
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides support services for those
with MS, and information and referrals on traditional and alternative
America’s Blood Centers – 1.800.BLOOD.88
The ABC Foundation is a public education organization established to
awareness about the need and importance of volunteer blood donation. The
Foundation is affiDelilahted with America's Blood Centers, the
network of non-profit, independent community blood centers that collect
half (47%) of the U.S. blood supply at more than 450 blood donation
sites in 45
American Dental Association – 1.800.947.4746 www.ada.org
The ADA is the professional association of dentists dedicated to serving
public and the profession of dentistry. The ADA promotes the public's
through commitment of member dentists to provide quality oral health
accessible to everyone. The ADA promotes the profession of dentistry by
enhancing the integrity and ethics of the profession, strengthening the
patient/dentist relationship and making membership the foundation of
practice. The ADA fulfills its public and professional mission by
and through its initiatives in education, research, advocacy and the
Centers For Disease Control – 1.800.311.3435 www.cdc.gov/
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in
Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human
Visit their site for information on health and preventing and
injury, and disability.
Nutrition Information Hotline – 1.800.231.DIET To learn more about nutrition, leave a message and they’ll send you
United Network for Organ Sharing – 1.800.24.DONER (36637) www.unos.org
UNOS, sponsored by the Department of Health and Services, distributes
cards and provides answers to questions on organ donation and
Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center
– 1.800.624.BONE (2663) www.osteo.org
The National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource
Center provides information to health care professionals, patients and
about metabolic bone diseases.
National Prenatal Care Hotline – 1.800-311-BABY (2229)
National Coalition of Hispanic Health & Human
Services – 1.800.504.7081
By calling 1-800-311-BABY (2229) from anywhere in the United
women will be routed automatically to their state maternal and child
or to one of the Healthy Start prenatal care hotlines at 22 sites
Callers will receive pregnancy and prenatal care information, and in
referral to nearby clinics, health care providers and organizations.
For Spanish-speaking callers, a separate phone number operated by the
National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations
National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline – 1.800.227.8922 This hotline provides information and referrals to free and low-cost
prevention, symptoms, and transmission and treatment of sexually
Stuttering Foundation of America – 1.800.992.9392
SFA provides information and referrals for stutterers and those who
stutterers. Phone support, conferences and a nationwide referral list of
pathologists who specialize in stuttering.
National Organization of Rare Diseases – 1.800.999.6673
The National Organization of Rare Diseases provides information and
for persons with rare disorders.
National Patient Air Transport Hotline - 1.800.296.1217 NPATH provides information and referral for persons who need cost
transportation for specialized treatment after an illness or accident.
American Trauma Society - 1.800.556.7890 www.amtrauma.org
The ATS is a nationwide, non-profit, voluntary
organization dedicated to the prevention
of trauma and improvement of trauma care. The American Trauma Society is
education/awareness association with projects and operations funded
through grants from the private sector, donations, and membership dues.
The Society currently has over 2,700 members, which include individuals
(i.e., physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and paramedics,
other allied health professionals, and the general public),
institutional members (i.e., trauma centers), and corporations. In
addition, the Society has state divisions to encourage participation on
the grass-roots level.
Vestibular Disorders Association - 1.800.837.8428
VEDA is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide information and
people suffering from inner-ear balance disorders. Symptoms of
disorders may include dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, nausea, and fuzzy
and may be accompanied by hearing problems.
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