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Resource. Biblically-based 13-week support program for churches that want to help those going through separation or divorce. Members view a video at each session, followed by discussion, and complete weekly exercises. Workbooks are required for each member. Basic kit $340 (5 workbooks); ministry kit $440 (15 workbooks); total ministry kit $540 (25 workbooks) plus postage. Website contains listing of groups.
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588
Voice: 1-800-489-7778 or 919-562-2112
International. 4900 affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Establishes peer support groups in faith communities, schools or social service agencies for children and adults who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transition in their family. Crisis and Natural Disaster Curricula also available. Groups are led by trained adults. Online newsletter, information and referrals.
RAINBOWS For All Children
1360 Hamilton Parkway
Itasca, IL 60143
Voice: 1-800-266-3206 or 847-952-1770
International. 78 teams. Founded 1974. Christian-based. Support programs for divorced, widowed, separated adults and their children enabling them to work through the grief of a lost marriage.
The Beginning Experience
c/o International Ministry., Inc.
1657 Commerce Dr., Ste. 2B
South Bend, IN 46628
Voice: 1-866-610-8877 or 574-283-0279
International. 3000+ groups. Founded 1974. Religious, educational and emotional aspects of separation, divorce, remarriage and widowhood are addressed through self-help groups, conferences and training programs. Families of all faiths are welcome. Group development guidelines. Newsletter. Membership dues starting at $35/yr. (includes newsletter, discounts and resources).
Catholic Divorce Ministry - NACSDC
P.O. Box 10
Hancock, MI 49930
Online. E-group for parents dealing with parental alienation. Group seeks to promote shared parenting, and expand personal, community and cultural strategies in responding to parenting problems arising from divorce.
MODEL. Mutual support and sharing of the struggles associated with the sense of spiritual loss (AKA 'crisis in faith') brought on by major upheavals in one's life including, but not limited to, the death of a loved one; changes in marital/relationship status; serious, life-threatening or chronic illness in the family; strife in one's worship community; problems in the workplace; fear of the future in light of the economy, etc. No fee. Free-will donation requested. Help in starting new local groups. Meets 3rd Weds., 6:30-8:30pm face-to-face meeting location: Conference Room, Admirals Hill Office Suites, 285 Commandants Way, Chelsea, MA. Registration is required. Support Group provided by Saint Nicholas Mission. Call: 617-336-7211 / Rev. David Dismas, MDiv.
Surviving Spiritual Losses
Saint Nicholas Mission
285 Commandants Way
Chelsea, MA 02150
Voice: 617-336-7211 / Rev. David Dismas, MDiv.
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