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a. The National Domestic Violence Hotline: www.thehotline.org
- hotline for victims and calling on the behalf of victims for crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
b. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.ncadv.org
- promotes and unifies direct service programs, informs the public, and promotes partnerships with corporations and foundations for funding opportunities
a. The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance: www.dot.gov/odapc/index.html
- provides information regarding federal law and drug testing for workers in safety sensitive positions
b. U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Information about Drug Testing and Drug Use:
a. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. www.anad.org
- non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders. The organization offers treatment, support groups, prevention services, and provides information to the public about eating disorders.
b. The National Eating Disorders Association: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
- non-profit that supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders. There is a toll-free helpline that provides further information.
a. American Consumer Credit Counseling: www.consumercredit.com
- non-profit organization that provides confidential consumer credit counseling services, debt management, and financial education to consumers, including debt management plans, budget counseling, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, community education programs, and financial resources.
b. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling: www.debtadvice.org
- nonprofit credit counseling network with 100 member agencies and over 800 offices throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The organization provides agency accreditation, counselor certification, and policies that ensure free/low-cost confidential services
- Online Counseling Request System: http://www.nfcc.org/FirstStep/firststep_03.cfm
c. Debtors Anonymous: www.debtorsanonymous.org
- support group with no dues or fees, helping one another recover from compulsive debting.
d. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap
- government funding for households whose income is 150% of poverty level or less or 60% or less of the state median income that need to meet their immediate home energy needs
- How to apply: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/brochure/brochure.html
e. Union Plus from AFL-CIO: http://www.unionplus.org/life-planning-services-legal/member-assistance-programs
- provides union member with financial products and hardship repayment support
a. Layoff Survival Kit from the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor: www.workingforamerica.org/actionbriefs/survivinglayoff-01.htm
- a brochure that provides advice on how to find a new job and claim unemployment benefits
b. Low-Cost Health Care Services: www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton
- 200 health-care facilities provide free/reduced-cost care under the Hill-Burton Act. This website provides a list of Hill-Burton facilities, eligibility guidelines, and application information.
c. Low-Cost Insurance for Children: www.insurekidsnow.gov
- InsureKidsNow.gov provides information regarding Medicaid and CHIP services for families that need health insurance coverage that is affordable to those who cannot afford coverage from the private market
d. Unemployment Benefits by State: www.servicelocator.org/OWSLinks.asp
- provides unemployment benefits information in every state
e. AFL-CIO Guide to Unemployment: When the Paycheck Stops:
- information regarding looking for a job and financial advice for staying afloat when unemployed
f. AFL-CIO Unemployment and Related Help: www.aflcio.org/issues/jobseconomy/unemployment/compensation
- information assistance about unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, and employment help, including information regarding “One Stop Centers” that provide free career assessment and counseling services and job training information.
a. Gambler’s Anonymous: www.gamblersanonymous.org
- support group to help one another recover from compulsive gambling problems. The organization also provides a hotline and meeting location information
b. Family and Friends of Gamblers: www.gam-anon.org
- support group for spouses, families, and close friends of compulsive gamblers to learn acceptance and understanding of the gambling illness, rebuild their own lives, and provide assistance for fellow group members.
a. U.S. Department of Labor Elaws: Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses: www.dol.gov/elaws
- provides interactive e-tools that simulate interactions with employment law experts regarding federal employment laws
b. Union Plus: http://www.unionplus.org/legal-aid-services
- provides information about legal services offered by the union.
a. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Finder: www.healthfinder.gov
- a government website that provides information and tools about staying healthy.
a. Anxiety Disorders Association of America: www.adaa.org
- a nonprofit that promotes the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety and stress-related disorders through advocacy, education, training, and research
b. Anxiety Disorders Screening Tool: www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/ask-and-learn/screenings
- a screening tool to screen self and family members for various anxiety disorders
b. Attention Deficit Disorder Association: www.add.org
- international non-profit organization that provides information, resources, and networking opportunities to help adults with AD/HD lead better lives
c. Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: www.chadd.org
- non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and support for individuals with AD/HD
d. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: www.dbsalliance.org
- provides hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders that is peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services, and resources. There are 1000 patient-run support groups across the country. The alliance also provides educational materials free-of-charge.
e. Depression Screening from Mental Health America: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screen/patient-health
- Mental Health America, a non-profit organization that promotes mental health, the prevention of mental and substance use conditions, and victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, research, and services, provides a depression screening tool free-of-charge
f. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
- a non-profit organization provides research, new educational campaigns, demonstration projections, and conducts policy work. The organization offers support and opportunities to do prevention work through 48 community-based chapters throughout the United States.
a. AFA’s Air Safety and Health Website: http://ashsd.afacwa.org/
a. Mind Tools Stress Management: www.mindtools.com/smpage.html
- information and techniques for reducing and alleviating stress
b. Stress Management Tools from the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/relaxation-technique/SR00007
- relaxation techniques from the Mayo Clinic, which empowers people to manage health by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools available from web professionals and medical experts.
a. Alcohol Screening: www.alcoholscreening.org
- joint project between the partnership at drugfree.org and the Boston University School of Public Health
- individuals can assess their own alcohol consumption patterns to determine whether their drinking is harming their health and increasing the risk of future health damage.
b. Adult Children of Alcoholics: www.adultchildren.org
- non-profit organization that promotes 12-step programs for adults who grew up in alcoholic homes
c. Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa.org
- non-profit organization that promotes 12-step programs for those struggling with alcoholism to help themselves and one another recover from alcoholism. The website provides links to local AA chapters to access local meeting information
d. Chemically Dependent Anonymous: www.cdaweb.org
- non-profit organization that promotes 12-step programs for those struggling with chemical dependency to fight the disease of addiction. No distinctions between particular substances are made during the recovery process.
e. Cocaine Addictions Anonymous: www.ca.org
- non-profit organization that promotes 12-step programs for those struggling with cocaine addiction to help themselves and one another recover from cocaine addiction.
f. Flight Attendants Drug and Alcohol Program: www.fadap.org
- education, resources, and support for Flight Attendants around alcohol and drug use, misuse, and dependency
g. Marijuana Anonymous: www.marijuana-anonymous.org
- non-profit organization that promotes 12-step programs for those struggling with marijuana addiction to help themselves and one another recover from marijuana addiction
h. Nicotine Anonymous: www.nicotine-anonymous.org
- non-profit organization that promotes12-step programs for those struggling with nicotine addiction to help themselves and one another recover from nicotine addiction.
i. Wings of Sobriety: www.fadap.org/Recovery-Resources
- an online twelve-step meeting for flight attendants in or needing recovery from chemical dependency.
Victims of Crime Services: www.ojp.gov/ovc/
- government organization that assists crime victims and provide leadership to change the attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. The organization administers the Crime Victims Fund that provides victim compensation and assistance.
a. Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org
- non-profit organization that endeavors to eliminate the Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, the provision and enhancement of care, and support for all of those affected. The website provides contact information for local chapters that can offer further resources and support
b. Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center: www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers
- a government organization that endeavors to provide current, comprehensive, and unbiased information about Alzheimer’s disease. The website also provides contact information for specialists that provide answers to questions regarding Alzheimer’s disease, offer free educational materials, and provide referrals to local supportive services
c. Family Caregiver Alliance: www.caregiver.org
- a non-profit organization that works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective programs and policies for caregivers. It helps caregivers locate support services in communities.
d. National Alliance for Caregiving: www.caregiving.org
- a non-profit coalition of family caregiving organizations that conducts research, policy analysis, and program development to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. The website also serves as a national resource on family caregiving.
e. The National Family Caregivers Association: www.thefamilycaregiver.org
- organization that educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for over 65 million Americans who care for loved ones. The website provides downloadable “Tips and Tools” for family caregivers.
f. The National Council on Aging Benefits Check-up: www.benefitscheckup.org
- web-service that screens benefits programs for older adults with lower incomes and resources
g. Caring from a Distance: www.cfad.org
- non-profit organization that provides service directories to those searching for elder care for loved ones in distance locations. The website also offers information about elder care and distance caregiving
h. Elder Care Locator: www.eldercare.gov
- a public service from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging. The website connects older Americans and caregivers to community services
i. Medicare: www.medicare.gov
- government website that provides information about Medicare benefits and contact information for Medicare providers.
a. Child Care Aware: www.childcareaware.org
- resource from the National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies. The website helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and provides information on how to find quality providers in local communities
b. ChildCare.gov: www.childcare.gov
- government website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services links parents, childcare providers, researchers, policymakers, and the general public with Federal Government sponsored child care and early learning information and resources
c. Child Support Enforcement State Links:
- Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child Support Enforcement provides links to State governments’ support information and resources
d. Pregnancy: www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services promotes health equity for women and girls by providing information and tools regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care.
e. Adoption: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services promotes provides resources for adoption, particularly adoption from the U.S. foster care system
f. Parents without Partners: www.parentswithoutpartners.org
- provides single parent families opportunities to interact with other single parent families by providing contact information to the organization’s chapters that provide local educational, family, and adult social/recreational activities
g. The National Responsibility Fatherhood Clearinghouse: www.fatherhood.gov
- government website that provides advice for fathers and provides information about finding and establishing responsible fatherhood programs throughout the country
h. Family Equality Council: www.familyequality.org
- organization that provides support, skills, and community for LGBT families, educates communities about the importance of promoting family equality for all, and offers information regarding locating and starting local LGBT family groups.
a. The National Sleep Foundation: www.sleepfoundation.org
- improves the quality of life for those with sleep disorders, educates the public about sleep disorders, and provides an online community for those with sleep disorders to share their experience with others
b. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Sleep and Sleep Disorders: www.cdc.gov/sleep
- provides information about sleep disorders.
a. Health.gov: Be Active Your Way: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/pdf/adultguide.pdf
- government website that provides information about how to fit physical fitness into a busy lifestyle
b. U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Get Fit Online Workplace Health Promotion: www.afaeap.atgetfit.net
- government website that provides information for employees and their families about physical and behavioral health, nutrition and stress.
a. U.S. Department of Agriculture: My Plate: http://www.choosemyplate.gov
- government website with recommendations on healthy and affordable eating choices.
a. Meet Up Groups: http://www.meetup.com/
- network of local groups that meet face to face to share common interests and hobbies
a. Wings of Light Support Network: www.wingsoflight.org
- organization that provides support to those whose lives have been affected by an aircraft accident. It provides networks for survivors, friends and family of victims, and those involved in rescue and response actions.
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