National. Founded 1969. Country's oldest child abuse prevention organization. Opportunity for parents to learn new skills, transform their attitudes and behaviors and create lasting changes in their lives. Group meetings offer structured children's programs. Helps to develop new community groups by providing training, technical assistance, materials and networking. Write: Parents Anonymous, Inc. 675 W. Foothill Blvd. #220 Claremont, CA 91711-3475 Voice: 909-621-6184 Fax: 909-625-6304 Website: http://www.parentsanonymous.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/14/2012
Model. 1 group in California. Founded 1977. Volunteer-run group that provides emotional peer support for parents. Helps parents adjust to the changes in their lives that a baby brings. Education on basic infant care and parent adjustment. Phone help. Group development guidelines. Write: P.E.P. P.O. Box 261 Santa Barbara, CA 93116 Voice: 805-564-3888 (8am-8pm PST) Website: http://www.sbpep.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/9/2012
Model. 17 groups throughout LA county. Founded 1987. Support network, sharing of experiences and feelings between grandparents and other relative caregivers who are raising their grandchildren for various reasons. Phone support, networking, advocacy, social activities, group member listings, emergency assistance, information and referrals. Assistance in starting similar groups. Write: GAP 22048 Sherman Way #217 Canoga Park, CA 91303 Voice: 818-264-0880 Fax: 818-264-0882 Website: http://www.grandparentsasparents.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/26/2012
National. 180 chapters. Founded 1987. Support and advocacy for women who have altered their career paths to care for their children at home. It is not about opposing mothers who work outside the home; rather it is about respecting, supporting and advocating for choice in how one combines working and parenting. Provides ongoing support for a woman's personal needs and interests with regard to active parenting. Also advocates for public and employment policies that accommodate stay-at-home mothers. Newsletter and chapter development guidelines. Write: Mothers and More P.O. Box 31 Elmhurst, IL 60126 Voice: 630-941-3553 Fax: 630-941-3551 Website: http://www.mothersandmore.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 4/3/2012
International. 3600 affiliated groups. Founded 1973. Offers a non-denominational Christian support group for mothers with children from infancy to 6 schoolage. MOPS groups meet in churches throughout the U.S., Canada and 32 other countries. Provides assistance in starting local groups. Write: MOPS, International 2370 South Trenton Way Denver, CO 80231 Voice: 1-800-929-1287 or 303-733-5353 (group referrals); 1-888-910-6677 (to start a MOPS group) Fax: 303-733-5770 Website: http://www.mops.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/14/2012
International. 2000+ affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Mutual support for mothers-at-home. Groups provide at-home mothers of children of all ages emotional and moral support, as well as a wide variety of activities. Provides assistance in starting and maintaining or locating chapters through local coordinators (enclose $2 to cover postage). Write: MOMS Club 1464 Madera Road N191 Simi Valley, CA 93065 Website: http://www.momsclub.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/26/2012
(Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs and Social-disorder) National. 60 affiliated groups in 17 states. Founded 1989. Grassroots organization of fathers aimed at fighting gang and drug-related violence. Provides family and community activities and leadership, community education and mobilization, speaking engagements regarding goals and objectives and chapter formation. They present themselves as 'surrogate fathers' who listen to and care about street teens. National signature program: Neighborhood Street Mentoring Patrols. Members provide assistance in starting chapters in hard-to-reach neighborhoods. Also, groups for kids, mothers and grandparents. Write: MAD DADS, Inc. P.O. Box 8980 Minneapolis, MN 55408 Voice: 612-455-4632 Website: http://www.maddads.com Verified: 4/10/2012
Online. Founded 1996. E-mail support group for parents with disabilities. Website: http://www.disabledparents.net Verified: 6/29/2012
National network. Founded 1990. Christian, non-profit organization encouraging families with special needs, particularly those who home educate. Bi-annual magazine, family phone book, phone support, program for parents of special need pre-borns, information and referrals. Donations accepted. Write: NATHHAN P.O. Box 310 Moyie Springs, ID 83845 Voice: 208-267-6246 Website: http://www.nathhan.com E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/14/2012
National. 30 sites. Founded 1975. Support, local discussion groups, activities regarding parenting, pregnancy, childbirth and work/life issues. National newsletter, e-news, local newsletters, conferences and advocacy. Has up-to-date information on contacting local Mothers' Center (NAMC) programs and starting a center. Write: Nat'l. Assoc. of Mothers' Centers 1740 Old Jericho Turnpike Jericho, NY 11756 Voice: 1-877-939-6667 or 516-939-6667 Fax: 516-750-5365 Website: http://www.motherscenter.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/17/2012
National. 160+ local groups. Founded 1979. Support, education and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered parents and prospective parents. Families welcome. Information and referrals, phone support, family events, literature and newsletter. Assistance in starting groups. Write: Family Equality Council P.O. Box 206 Boston, MA 02133 Voice: 617-502-8700 Fax: 617-502-8701 Website: http://www.familyequality.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/26/2012
National. 100+ affiliated groups. Founded 1997. Provides support for stay-at-home mothers of color. Sponsors weekly support group meetings, monthly moms-only events, on-going community service and volunteer opportunities. Dues $40/year. Bulletins, information, assistance with starting local chapters and referrals to existing groups. Write: Mocha Moms, Inc. P.O. Box 1995 Upper Marlboro, MD 20773 Voice: 1-877-456-7667 Fax: 301-805-8147 Website: http://www.mochamoms.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/14/2012
International. Founded 1994. Promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between parents and their child. Dues $35/yr. Offers support group referrals, newsletter, advocacy, literature, information and referrals. Write: Attachment Parenting International P.O. Box 4615 Alpharetta, GA 30022 Voice: 1-800-850-8320 Website: http://www.attachmentparenting.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/24/2012
International. Chapters across the US and Canada. Founded 2003. Purpose is to provide support, awareness and education for holistic parenting. Provides a nurturing, open-minded and respectful community for parents to share these ideals. Encourages moms and dads to parent naturally and educate themselves about alternative health, mindful parenting and natural healing. Assists persons in starting new chapters. Write: Holistic Moms P.O. Box 408 Caldwell, NJ 07006 Voice: 1-877-465-6667 Website: http://www.holisticmoms.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/17/2012
Online. Support for grandparents who are parenting children. Website includes chat-rooms, message boards and resources. Write: GrandsPlace 154 Cottage Road Enfield, CT 06082 Website: http://grandsplace.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/2/2012
National. 15 groups. Founded 2010. Provides opportunities for those who lost both parents before or soon after they themselves became parents. Sharing of issues and concerns as they raise their own children. Provides information on local face-to-face support groups as well as opportunities to share online. Based in large part upon the book 'Parentless Parents', by Allison Gilbert. Website: http://www.allisongilbert.com Verified: 6/29/2012
National. Provides help to fathers in building strong families by becoming more involved in the lives of their children. Annual father's conference, speakers' bureau, parenting workshops, online blog and more. Write: Partnership for Dads 1001 Fairfax Road Birmingham, MI 48009 Voice: 248-646-1445 Website: http://partnershipfordads.org/blog Verified: 7/31/2012
Online. Community support for parents, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with parental alienation syndrome. Website: http://www.mdjunction.com/parental-alienation-syndrome Verified: 7/11/2012
Online. Support for young moms and pregnant women in their teens and twenties. Message board forums, chatroom, articles, due date calculator, teen pregnancy stats and stories, freebies and helpful resources. Website: http://www.youngmommies.com Verified: 5/18/2012
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