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National. Founded 1992. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for family caregivers through support and validation, education, information, public awareness and advocacy. Information and referrals, quarterly newsletter, resources and literature.
The Caregiver Action Network
2000 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
International. Founded 1988. Provides emotional support to spousal caregivers of the chronically ill and/or disabled through support groups, round robins, mentor programs, online chat forum, respite weekends, national conference and quarterly e-newsletter and a quarterly Mainstay newsletter. Dues $30/yr. but minimum $5 for financial hardship cases. Guidelines and assistance available for starting new groups.
Well Spouse Association
63 W. Main Street Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728
National Resource. Provides support and information to enable caregivers to cope and make the best healthcare decisions for their clients, family and friends. Offers print and digital magazine, newsletter, online forum, conferences and information. For support group listings by state, go to the website and click on the 'Local Resources' tab (Note: be sure to confirm meeting information by phone or e-mail before attending).
3350 Griffin Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Voice: 1-800-829-2734 or 954-893-0550
Online. * Support for caregivers, families and partners of adults with disorders such as Alzheimer's, stroke, brain injury and other chronic debilitating health conditions. Offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a loved one.
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