We've compiled a list of organizations that provide services and information on important issues.
- Caring for Elders
- Child Abuse
- Children's Health
- Child Predators
- Domestic Violence
- Education Resources
- Feeding & Nutrition
- Government Assistance
- Mental Health, Postpartum Depression
- Missing Children
- Mom Organizations
- Poison Control
- Substance Use and Abuse
- Suicide Prevention
- Women's Health
Caring for Elders
AARP supplies information about caregiving, long-term care and aging, including publications and audio-visual aids for caregivers. Call 1-800-424-3410.
The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
This is the official web site for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency responsible for Medicare Rx. The toll-free number is 800-MEDICARE.
A national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
National Children's Alliance
The mission is to promote and support communities in providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to victims of severe child abuse.
Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
State toll-free numbers for specific agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
General information about children's health as well as more specific guidelines concerning pediatric issues.
Infant Massage USA
Infant Massage USA promotes nurturing touch through the training and certification of Parent Educators, and classes and one-to-one instruction for parents and full-time caregivers.
Doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
National Sex Offender Registry
Stay aware of sex offenders who are around you and your loved ones.
Battered Women's Justice Project
Training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice system in addressing domestic violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
A resource for finding great schools in your area.
For fun, educational online activities.
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Provides contact information for local Secret Service field offices.
Information on how to contact your local FBI office.
Provides information on how to contact the CIA.
Feeding & Nutrition
Trusted information from Medline Plus.
Provides breastfeeding support, encouragement, and information.
Information on food and nutrition.
Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
Mental Health, Postpartum Depression
Help moms around America find missing children.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers exists to meet the needs of every mom - urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be!
Find out whether something you've heard is an urban legend, a rumor, or true.
Substance Use and Abuse
Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse
Science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body.
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
Get help raising drug-free kids.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America + Time to Talk
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization that motivates and equips parents to prevent children from using drugs and alcohol. Get help for family and friends in trouble.
Provides up-to-date information and safety tips regarding the world of social networking. The internet safety campaign is designed specifically to prevent teen females from becoming victims of online predators.
The American Red Cross
First aid and CPR training. Plus, how to help children in the aftermath of a disaster.
Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline
One-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
Home Safety Council
A national non-profit dedicated to keeping families safe at home.
- National Fraud Information and Internet Fraud Watch Programs
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Information about car seats, booster seats, and travel safety.
- Product Recalls
US Consumer Product Safety Commission (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view)
Twelve safety devices to protect your children
Get Safe Online
Protect yourself from identity thieves, viruses, phishing and other internet threats with expert advice.
An internet safety, help and education resource.
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- National Women's Health Resource Center
- Resolve: The National Infertility Organization
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