- Office for
Family Life, Diocese of Arlington - sponsor of the Coping and Rebuilding
- Rebuilding Program
National. On-line resource for the book
followed in Rebuilding, and information about
- The Beginning Experience
International. 140 teams and founded 1974. Support
programs for divorced, widowed and separated adults
and their children enabling them to work through the
grief of a lost marriage.
The Beginning Experience
Int'l Ministry Ctr.
1657 Commerce Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628
Call : 574-283-0279 866-610-8877
FAX: 574-283-0287 E-MAIL:
Web site: http://www.beginningexperience.org
- Children's Rights Council
International. Chapters in 32 states, Japan, Africa,
and England. Founded 1985.
Concerned parents provide education and advocacy for
reform of the legal system regarding child custody.
Offers help access with visitation, mediation, custody
and support groups. Newsletter, information and
referrals, directory of parenting organizations,
neutral drop-off and pick-up sites for children and
supervised visitation in various states, catalog of
resources, conferences, group development guidelines.
c/o David L. Levy, Pres.
6200 Editors Park Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Phone: 301-559-3120 FAX:
Web site: http://www.crckids.org/
- CODAS (Children of Divorce And Separation)
National. 50 states in service area.
Founded 1980. Purpose is to provide consultation in
areas of child custody, visitation, and child
support. Initial custody, joint custody,
modification, interstate custody and guardianship
c/o Dr. Ken Lewis
P.O. Box 202
Glenside, PA 19038
Phone: 215-576-0177 FAX:
International 8000 affiliated groups. Founded 1993.
Network of support groups to help people recover
from separation or divorce. Information and
referrals, support group meetings, literature.
Assistance in starting new groups.
220 S. White
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: 1-800-489-7778 FAX: 919-562-2114
Web site: http://www.divorcecare.org
- Ex-Pose (Ex-Partners of Servicemen/women
National network. Founded 1981. Lobbies for changes in
military divorce laws. Disseminates information
concerning military divorce. Lawyer referral.
Quarterly newsletter. Publishes "Guide for Military
Separation and Divorce." Membership dues $15.
P.O. Box 11191
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-941-5844 (day)
Web site: http://www.ex-pose.org
- Grandparents Rights Organization
National. Founded 1984. Advocates and educates on
behalf of grandparent-grandchild relationships
primarily with respect to grandparent visits.
Assists in the formation of local support groups
dealing with the denial of grandparent visitation by
custodial parent or guardian. Newsletter,
information and referrals, conferences. Donations
Grandparents Rights Org.
100 W. Long Lake Rd., Suite 250
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 248-646-7191 (day)
Web site: http://www.grandparentsrights.org
- North American Conference of Separated and
International. 3000+ groups. Founded 1974. Religious,
educational and emotional aspects of separation,
divorce, remarriage and widowhood are addressed
through self-help groups, conferences and training
programs. Families of all faiths are welcome. Group
development guidelines. Newsletter. Membership dues
$30 (includes newsletter, discounts and resources).
P.O. Box 360
Richland, OR 97870
FAX: 541-893-6089 (access 51)
Web site: http://www.nacsdc.org
International. 8300 affiliated groups. Founded 1983.
Establishes peer support groups in churches, schools
or social agencies for children and adults who are
grieving a death, divorce or other painful
transition in their family. Groups are led by
trained adults. Online newsletter, information and
2100 Golf Rd., Suite 370
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-4231
Phone: 1-800-266-3206 847-952-1770
FAX: 847-952-1774 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.rainbows.org
- New Beginnings, Inc.
One group in Washington, DC area that was founded
1979. Self-help group for separated and divorced men
and women in the DC Metro area. Discussion meetings,
speakers, social events, workshops. Newsletter.
Assistance available for starting groups. Dues $59/yr
New Beginnings, Inc.
2711 Covered Wagon Way
Olney, MD 20832
Phone: 301-924-4101 Voice/FAX E-MAIL:
Web site: http://www.newbeginningsusa.org
The Women's Center
The Women's Center is a counseling, education and
information resource that provides psychological,
career, financial and legal services to women and
families regardless of ability to pay.
In Northern Virginia
The Women's Center
133 Park Street, NE
Vienna Virginia 22180
Phone: 703-281-2657 Fax: 703-242-1454
In Washington DC
The Women's Center
1101 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-293-4580 Fax: 202-293-4583
Web site: http://www.thewomenscenter.org
The Catholic Single Again Council of
The Catholic Single Again Council of Baltimore,
MD ( C. S. A. C. ) is an affiliate of the
Archdiocese of Baltimore. It functions as an
advocate for the needs of the separated, divorced,
and widowed Catholic men and women in the
Web site: http://www.CatholicSingleAgainCouncilofBaltimore.com
- Friendly Visitor
Program. In the City of
Alexandria, Senior Services of Alexandria has a
"friendly visitor" program that arranges
volunteers to visit the
elderly. Website: http://www.seniorservicesalex.org/programs/friendly-visitor/
- Health Care Sharing Ministry.
- Christians Are Networking (CAN)
Helps with resumes and job searches.
Meets Thursday nights at the St. Martin de
Porres Senior Center. http://www.ccda.net/programs_jobs.php
- Divorced Catholic Support Programs
- The Catholic's Divorce Survival
- 5 tips to avoid a long, expensive