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Cancer Care
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.
Phone: 800-813-4673
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.
Phone: 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.
Phone: 702-684-0330 E-mail: chiorg@aol.com
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 forms.
Phone: 800-989-WILL.
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 chapters nationwide.
Phone: 630-990-0010. Web site: http://longhorn.jjt.com/~tcf_national/

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 disease.
Phone: 800-344-4823.

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.
Phone: 503-775-5683. 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.

Gildaís Club
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.
Phone: 212-647-9700 E-mail: mannheim@walrus.com.

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 chronic illness.
Web site: http://griefnet.org.
E-mail: griefnet@griefnet.org

The Growth House
A comprehensive international gateway to resources on the web related to life-threatening illnesses and end-of-life issues.
Web site: http://www.growthhouse.org.

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.
Phone: 202-638-5419 Web site: http://www.hospicefoundation.org.

In Loving Memory
1416 Green Run Lane, Reston, VA 20190.
Provides mutual support, friendship and help for parents who have lost a child.
Phone: 703-435-0608.

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.
Phone: 412-471-7779.