A national organization providing coprehensive support information for patients with cancer and their families and caregivers,
including a toll free counseling line offering one-to-one counseling over the phone and referals to services in your local
area. Spanish language services available.
Web site www.cancercare.org
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 460, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Provides support and information to families with children who
have cancer, to professionals, and to adult survivors.
301-657-8401 or 800-366-2223
Web site: http://www.candlelighters.org
Childrenís Hospice International
2202 Mt. Vernon Ave., Suite 3C, Alexandria, VA 22301.
Provides medical and technical assistance, research and education
for children with life threatening conditions and their families.
702-684-0330 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.chionline.org
Choice In Dying
200 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014.
Provides information about advance-directives (Living Wills and
Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care). Call for state-specific
Web site: http://www.choices.org/
The Compassionate Friends
PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-03696.
A self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to
parents and siblings following the death of a child. They have 580
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Dedicated to the development of means to cure and control cystic
fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the
The Dougy Center
PO Box 86582, Portland, OR 97286.
Provides support groups for grieving children that are
age-specific (3-5, 6-12, teens) and loss-specific (parent death, sibling
death, survivors of homicide/violent death, survivors of suicide). The
Center also provides consultations to schools.
Web site: http://www.dougy.org
Funeral and Memorial Societies of America
FAMSA is dedicated to a consumerís right to chose a meaningful,
dignified, affordable funeral.
Web site: http://www.funerals.org/famsa
Gay Menís Health Crisis
129 W. 20th street, New York, NY 10011.
The nationís oldest and largest AIDS service organization. GMHC
offers a variety of services, including legal assistance, nutrition
counseling, family services and crisis intervention.
Phone: 212-807-6664 AIDS Hotline: 212-807-6655.
195 W. Houston Street, New York, NY 10014.
Psychological support community for people with cancer, their
families and friends, offering support, meditation and networking groups,
potluck suppers, and social events. The Club also offers special programs
for children whose parents or family members have cancer or who have
cancer themselves. There are ten affiliates across the country.
A comprehensive gateway to bereavement and grief-related resources
on the Web, including a support community for people dealing with death, grief, and major loss including life-threatening and
Web site: http://griefnet.org.
The Growth House
A comprehensive international gateway to resources on the web
related to life-threatening illnesses and end-of-life issues.
Consumer healthcare information from the U.S. Government, with
selected online publications, databases, web sites and support groups.
Web site: http://www.healthfinder.gov.
Hospice Foundation of America
2001 S Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009.
Sponsors an annual Living with Grief teleconference series, a
monthly bereavement newsletter and other publications.
202-638-5419 Web site:
In Loving Memory
1416 Green Run Lane, Reston, VA 20190.
Provides mutual support, friendship and help for parents who have
lost a child.
International THEOS Foundation
322 Blvd. of the Allies, Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
THEOS (They Help Each Other Spiritually) helps people whose
spouses have died, providing educational materials and emotional support
for the newly widowed.