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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

National. Founded 1980. Mission is to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

Write:

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

511 E.J. Carpenter Freeway

Suite 700

Irving, TX 75062-8187

Voice: 1-800-438-6233 (general information); 1-877-623-3435 (victim/survivor hotline)

Fax: 972-869-2206

Website: http://www.madd.org

Verified: 1/16/2013

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

National. 2,300 members. Founded 1975. Support and advocacy for victims and survivors of violent crimes and disasters. Newsletter, information, referrals, phone help, conferences, crisis response training and group development guidelines. Referrals to local self-help groups. Dues $50 (individual); $200 (organization).

Write:

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

510 King St., Suite 424

Alexandria, VA 22314

Voice: 1-800-879-6682 or 703-535-6682

Fax: 703-535-5500

Website: http://www.trynova.org

Verified: 1/15/2013

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)

International. 230 chapters in the US, Canada and Costa Rica. Founded 1978. Provides support for persons who survived the violent death of someone close. Newsletter and guidelines for starting local chapters. Court accompaniment also provided in many areas. Parole Block Program and Second Opinion Service also available.

Write:

Parents of Murdered Children

4960 Ridge Ave., Ste. 2

Cincinnati, OH 45209

Voice: 1-888-818-7662 or 513-721-5683 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)

Fax: 513-345-4489

Website: http://www.pomc.org

E-mail: natlpomc@aol.com

Verified: 1/9/2013

Prison Talk

Online. Support for families of inmates. Also offers support to the incarcerated. Offers mutual support, education and advocacy.

Website: http://www.prisontalk.com/forums

Verified: 2/14/2013

Let's Bring Them Home

National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA) * National. Operates as the national clearinghouse for missing adults, providing services and coordination between various government agencies, law enforcement, media and most importantly - the families of missing adults.

Write:

LBTH/NCMA

P.O. Box 19

Bentonville, AR 72712

Voice: 1-800-690-3463

Website: http://www.lbth.org

E-mail: info@missingadults.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

Stalking Victims Sanctuary

National. 2582 members. Support and information for people who have fallen victim to individuals who have obsessively focused on them. Online support group provides the opportunity to share and gain invaluable information from others. Offers resources for identifying stalking, suggestions for dealing with it and regaining control.

Write:

Stalking Victims Sanctuary

P.O. Box 400

Angels Camp, CA 95222

Website: http://www.stalkingvictims.com

Verified: 1/31/2013

Shoplifters Anonymous Telephone Support Group

12-Step. Telephone support for compulsive shoplifters, stealers, thieves and kleptomaniacs. Conference call meetings Tues. and Thurs., 7-8:30pm (EST).

Voice: 712-432-3900 and use conference I.D. 3639492 followed by the # sign. (Long distance charges may be applied - 712 is an Iowa exchange).

E-mail: joaniehp@gmail.com

Verified: 1/15/2013

Shoplifters Anonymous

Model. 12-Step. Addiction recovery program for compulsive shoplifters, stealers, thieves and kleptomaniacs.

Write:

Shoplifters Anonymous

303 W. 42nd., Ste 404

New York, NY 10036-6908

Voice: 212-673-0392

Website: http://home.earthlink.net/"sa514/index.html

E-mail: sa514@earthlink.net

Verified: 1/9/2013

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