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Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Action Netork (formerly National Family Caregiver Association)
1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington,  DC  20036
Tel: 202-454-3970

Description: Grassroots organization dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of America's family caregivers. Created to educate, support, empower, and advocate for the millions of Americans who care for their ill, aged, or disabled loved ones.

Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving
785 Market St.
Suite 750
San Francisco,  CA  94103
Tel: 415-434-3388 800-445-8106
Fax: 415-434-3508

Description: Supports and assists families and caregivers of adults with debilitating health conditions. Offers programs and consultation on caregiving issues at local, state, and national levels. Offers free publications and support online, including a national directory of publicly funded caregiver support programs.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization /Natl. Hospice Foundation
1731 King Street
Alexandria,  VA  22314
Tel: 703-837-1500 Helpline: 800-658-8898
Fax: 703-837-1233

Description: Non-profit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. Provides free referrals to the public for hospice listings across the United States and internationally. Distributes free packets of general information describing hospice services and the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

National Respite Network and Resource Center
800 Eastowne Drive
Suite 105
Chapel Hill,  NC  27514
Tel: 919-490-5577 x222
Fax: 919-490-4905

Description: Information and referral service that assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; helps families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and sponsors advocacy and awareness efforts concerning respite care.

Well Spouse Association
63 West Main Street
Suite H
Freehold,  NJ  07728
Tel: 800-838-0879 732-577-8899
Fax: 732-577-8644

Description: International non-profit, volunteer-based organization whose mission is to provide emotional support to, raise consciousness about, and advocate for the spouses/partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.