Hope for the Homebound
(As mentioned in Christopher News Note #513: Hope for the Homebound and Those Who Care for Them)
The National Family Caregivers Association educates and speaks up for those who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA helps transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
Catholic Charities USA
Sixty-Six Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Catholic Charities USA serves people in need and advocates for social justice, especially through its diocesan agencies. Catholic values, teaching, and traditions provide the foundation for their work.
Cancer Care provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. Their programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers.
National Alliance for Caregiving
4720 Montgomery Lane, 5th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations
Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Support groups meet monthly.
Administration on Aging
Center for Communication and Consumer Services
330 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 4656
Washington, DC 20201
AoA is the advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. AoA heightens awareness among other agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the contributions of older Americans and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable older people.
225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
Toll Free: 888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. They focus on the many caregiving issues involving older people.
3005 Greene Street
Hollywood, FL. 33020
Toll Free: 800-829-2734
Caregiver Media Group provides information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers; publishes Today's Caregiver magazine; offers chat rooms.
National Cancer Institute
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
Toll Free: 800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
The Christophers uses the media to spread the beliefs that: There’s nobody like you and you can make a difference. Based on the concept of service to God and humanity, the non-profit organization founded in 1945 encourages people from all walks of life to show personal responsibility and individual initiative in raising standards of public life.
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