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ACCESS (AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services)

National network. Founded 1996. Matches persons who have lost a loved one in an aircraft related tragedy to volunteers who previously experienced a similar loss. Goal is to help fill the void that occurs when the emergency and disaster relief organizations disband, the initial shock subsides and the natural grieving process intensifies. Offers guidelines to help start a similar group. Persons communicate through e-mail or by phone. Online newsletter.

Write:

ACCESS

1202 Lexington Ave., Suite 335

New York, NY 10028

Voice: 1-877-227-6435

Website: http://www.accesshelp.org

E-mail: info@accesshelp.org

Verified: 2/7/2013

CRASH Foundation (Citizens for Reliable And Safe Highway

Resource. Dedicated to providing immediate compassionate support to truck crash survivors and families of truck crash victims. Referrals to grief counseling, medical services and truck crash experts. Phone support, conferences, advocacy, First Response Program and survivors network.

Write:

CRASH

2020 N. 14th St., Suite 710

Arlington, VA 22201

Website: http://www.trucksafety.org

Verified: 2/14/2013

Wings of Light, Inc.

National. 3 support networks. Founded 1995. Support and information network for individuals whose lives have been touched by aviation accidents. Separate networks for airplane accident survivors, families and friends of persons killed in airplane accidents and helps individuals involved in the rescue, recovery and investigation of crashes. Information and referrals.

Website: http://www.wingsoflight.org

E-mail: info@wingsoflight.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

Trauma Support Network

National. Opportunity to connect with other trauma survivors, share experiences, learn how to better manage life after a serious injury and gain support and hope from others. Support groups are facilitated by a trauma survivor. Group members have different types of injuries (head injuries, leg injuries, multiple trauma) resulting from different types of events (motor vehicle crashes, falls, gunshot wounds). Guest speakers. Online support forums for trauma survivors and their families and friends.

Write:

TSN National Administrator

c/o American Trauma Society

201 Park Washington Court

Falls Church, VA 22046

Voice: 1-800-556-7890

Website: http://www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/pages/peer-support-groups

E-mail: info@amtrauma.org

Verified: 2/7/2013

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