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National. Founded 1980. Mission is to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
511 E.J. Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75062-8187
Voice: 1-800-438-6233 (general information); 1-877-623-3435 (victim/survivor hotline)
National. 2,300 members. Founded 1975. Support and advocacy for victims and survivors of violent crimes and disasters. Newsletter, information, referrals, phone help, conferences, crisis response training and group development guidelines. Referrals to local self-help groups. Dues $50 (individual); $200 (organization).
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
510 King St., Suite 424
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: 1-800-879-6682 or 703-535-6682
International. 230 chapters in the US, Canada and Costa Rica. Founded 1978. Provides support for persons who survived the violent death of someone close. Newsletter and guidelines for starting local chapters. Court accompaniment also provided in many areas. Parole Block Program and Second Opinion Service also available.
Parents of Murdered Children
4960 Ridge Ave., Ste. 2
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Voice: 1-888-818-7662 or 513-721-5683 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)
Online. Support for families of inmates. Also offers support to the incarcerated. Offers mutual support, education and advocacy.
National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA) * National. Operates as the national clearinghouse for missing adults, providing services and coordination between various government agencies, law enforcement, media and most importantly - the families of missing adults.
P.O. Box 19
Bentonville, AR 72712
National. 2582 members. Support and information for people who have fallen victim to individuals who have obsessively focused on them. Online support group provides the opportunity to share and gain invaluable information from others. Offers resources for identifying stalking, suggestions for dealing with it and regaining control.
Stalking Victims Sanctuary
P.O. Box 400
Angels Camp, CA 95222
12-Step. Telephone support for compulsive shoplifters, stealers, thieves and kleptomaniacs. Conference call meetings Tues. and Thurs., 7-8:30pm (EST).
Voice: 712-432-3900 and use conference I.D. 3639492 followed by the # sign. (Long distance charges may be applied - 712 is an Iowa exchange).
Model. 12-Step. Addiction recovery program for compulsive shoplifters, stealers, thieves and kleptomaniacs.
303 W. 42nd., Ste 404
New York, NY 10036-6908
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