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Post  natashachamberlin on Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:52 am

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Post  natashachamberlin on Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:52 am

SPRY Foundation

Address: 10 G Street, NE, Suite 600
Washington DC 20002

Telephone: 202-216-8466

Fax: 202-216-0779

Web: http://www.spry.org/



SPRY–Setting Priorities for Retirement Years–is a nonprofit foundation that develops research and education programs to help older adults plan for a healthy and financially secure future. The website links consumers to national health resources.




Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Address: 1 Choke Cherry Rd.
Rockville MD 20850

Telephone: 1-800-729-6686 (toll-free) (National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information-NCADI)

Fax: 301-468-6433

Web: http://www.samhsa.gov/



SAMHSA, part of the Federal Government, is responsible for improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce the illness, death, disability, and cost resulting from substance abuse and mental illness. Spanish language resources are available from NCADI.




U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Address: 4330 East West Highway
Bethesda MD 20814

Telephone: 1-800-638-2772 (toll-free)

Fax: 301-504-0124

Web: http://www.cpsc.gov



The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent Federal regulatory agency working to ensure the safety of consumer products, such as toys, cribs, power tools, and household chemicals. CPSC provides a variety of publications and makes referrals.




U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Address: 451 Seventh Street, SW
Washington DC 20410

Telephone: 202-708-1112

Fax:

Web: http://www.hud.gov



The Department of Housing and Urban Development supports community development through home ownership plans, and helps increase access to affordable housing. HUD provides information for seniors about how to remain independent and stay in your home, finding an apartment, staying active and protecting yourself against fraud. HUD also administers housing counselors for seniors in need.




United States Postal Inspection Service (USPS)

Address: Criminal Investigations Service Center ATTN: MAIL FRAUD 222 South Rverside Plaza, Suite 1250
Chicago IL 60606

Telephone:

Fax:

Web: http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/fraud








United Way of America

Address: 701 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 1-800-892-2757 (toll-free) 703-836-7112

Fax: 703-683-7840

Web: http://www.unitedway.org/



United Way is a philanthropic organization providing support for community programs. Contact the United Way to find local chapters linking people with resources such as dental and health services for low-income people or to volunteer for service programs in the community.




University of Maryland Center on Aging

Address: 2367 HHP Building
College Park MD 20742-2611

Telephone: 301-405-2469

Fax: 301-405-2542

Web: http://www.hhp.umd.edu/AGING/








University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Address: 20 North Pine Street
Baltimore MD 21201

Telephone: 410-706-7650

Fax: 410-706-4012

Web: http://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/








Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA)

Address: PO Box 13305
Portland OR 97213-0305

Telephone: 1-800-837-8428 (toll-free) 503-229-7705

Fax: 503-229-8064

Web: http://www.vestibular.org/



VEDA is a nonprofit organization providing information and support for people with disorders such as Meniere's disease, BPPV, and labyrinthitis. The Association provides lists of clinics and vestibular specialists and offers information on disorders of the inner ear and management and diagnosis of dizzy spells. Publications are available on recent advances, rehabilitation, and support therapy.




Vision Council of America (VCA)/Better Vision Institute (BVI)

Address: 1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 500
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 1-800-424-8422 (toll-free) 703-548-4560

Fax: 703-548-4580

Web: http://www.visionsite.org/

http://www.checkyearly.com

VCA provides news and information on vision health and care. Contact the Institute for facts on the detection, treatment, and prevention of eye diseases. Publications include fact sheets on cataracts, nutrition, care of eyeglasses, diabetes, and vision care.




Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)

Address: 99 Summer St., Suite 1700
Boston MA 02110

Telephone: 1-888-866-8773 (toll-free) 617-737-3200

Fax: 617-737-1144

Web: http://www.vnaa.org/



VNAA is an association of nonprofit, community-based home health care providers. Visiting nurses offer quality in-home medical care including physical, speech, and occupational therapy; social services; and nutritional counseling. Local agencies operate adult day-care centers, wellness clinics, hospices, and meals-on-wheels programs. A fact sheet and caregiver's handbook are available.
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Post  natashachamberlin on Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:53 am

Volunteers of America

Address: 1660 Duke Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Telephone: 1-800-899-0089 (toll-free) 703-341-5000

Fax: 703-341-7000

Web: http://www.volunteersofamerica.org/



Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually-based organization providing local human service programs and opportunities for individual community involvement. Specific programs include housing, assisted living, meals-on-wheels, transportation and health care services.




VZV Research Foundation

Address: 24 E. 64th St., FL 2
New York NY 10021

Telephone: 1-800-472-8478 (toll free) 212-371-7280

Fax: 212-371-7277

Web: http://www.vzvfoundation.org/








Well Spouse Foundation (WSF)

Address: 63 West Main Street, Suite H
Freehold NJ 07728

Telephone: 1-800-838-0879 (toll-free) 732-577-8899

Fax: 732-577-8644

Web: http://www.wellspouse.org/



WSF is a not-for-profit association of spousal caregivers. It offers support to the wives, husbands, and partners of chronically ill or disabled people. The Foundation has lists of support groups nationwide and sponsors recreational respite opportunities.




Women’s Health Initiative

Address: 2 Rockledge Centre, Suite 8093, MS 7935
Bethesda MD 20892

Telephone: 301-402-2900

Fax: 301-480-5158

Web: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi



The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability, and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI addresses cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. The three major components of the WHI were a randomized controlled clinical trial of promising but unproven approaches to prevention, an observational study to identify predictors of disease, and a study of community approaches to developing healthful behaviors. The WHI website provides information regarding findings.




Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Address: 101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago IL 60606

Telephone: 1-800-USA-YMCA (872-9622) (toll-free)

Fax: 312-279-0416

Web: http://www.ymca.net/



YMCA is a membership organization providing physical fitness and health programs. Local YMCAs nationwide design Active Older Adult programs to meet the needs of older members, provide volunteer opportunities for senior citizens, and offer intergenerational programs.




Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

Address: 1015 18th St., NW, Suite 1100
Washington DC 20036

Telephone: 1-800-YWCA-US1 (992-2871) (toll-free) 202-467-0801

Fax: 202-467-0802

Web: http://www.ywca.org/



YWCA is a membership organization providing health, fitness, and community services for women. Educational workshops, recreational activities, and counseling services are available. ENCORE programs for women after breast cancer surgery combine group discussion with exercise to promote recovery. Informational brochures are available.
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Post  natashachamberlin on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:01 am

For information on...
* toll-free


AIDS/HIV Treatment, Prevention and Research
800-HIV-0440*


Aging
800-222-2225*
800-222-4225* (TTY)


Alcohol and Drug Abuse
800-729-6686*
888-889-6432* (TTY)


Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
301-443-3860


Alzheimer's Disease
800-438-4380*
800-222-4225* (TTY)


Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
877-22-NIAMS*
877-226-4267*
301-565-2966 (TTY)


Back to Sleep: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
800-505-CRIB*
800-505-2742*


Basic Research on Cells, Proteins, and Genes
301-496-7301


Bladder Control for Women
800-891-5388*


Cancer
800-4-CANCER*
800-422-6237*
800-332-8615* (TTY)


Child Health and Human Development
Bilingual staff available for information in English and Spanish
800-370-2943*
888-320-6942* (TTY)


Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Bilingual staff available for information in Spanish
888-NIH-6226*
866-464-3615* (Voice/TTY)


NIH Consensus Program
888-644-2667*


Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
800-241-1044*
800-241-1055* (TTD/TTY)
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Diabetes
Diabetes Education Program
Control Your Diabetes. For Life
Small Steps, Big Rewards. Prevent type 2 Diabetes
800-860-8747*
800-438-5383*
800-438-5383*
800-438-5383*


Digestive Diseases
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
800-891-5389*
888-828-0904*
888-828-0877*


Drug Abuse
301-443-1124


Genetic and Rare Diseases
888-205-2311*


Eye Diseases
301-496-5248


Extramural Research Grants
301-435-0714


Global Health
301-496-2075


Heart, Lung, and Blood
301-592-8573
240-629-3255 (TTY)


Human Genome Research
301-402-0911


Kidney and Urologic Diseases
800-891-5390*


National Library of Medicine
888-346-3656*


Network of Libraries of Medicine
800-338-7657*


Mental Health and Mental Illness
301-443-4513
301-443-8431 (TTY)


Mental Health and Mental Illness
Real Men. Real Depression Campaign
866-615-NIMH (6464)*
866-415-8051*


Neurological Disorders
800-352-9424*
301-468-5981 (TTY)


Nursing Research
301-496-0207
866-910-3804*
301-594-5605 (TTY)


Oral Health
Bilingual staff available for information in Spanish
301-402-7364
301-496-6706


Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases
800-624-BONE*
800-624-2663*
202-223-0344
202-466-4315 (TTY)


Ovulation Research
888-644-8891*


Clinical Center Patient Recruitment
800-411-1222*
866-411-1010*(TTY)
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Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office
800-411-1222*
866-411-1010* (TTY)


Schizophrenia Research
888-674-6464*


Smoking Cessation, NCI's Smoking Quitline
877-44U-QUIT*
877-448-7848*


Stroke
800-352-9424*
301-468-5981 (TTY)


WE CAN (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)
866-35-WE-CAN*


Weight Control
877-946-4627*


Women's Health
301-496-8176


Office of Research on Women's Health
301-402-1770


National Women's Health Information
800-994-9662*
888-220-5446 (TTD)
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HELPLINE HOTLINE FOR ARKANSAS/HELP IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY/ IF YOUR THOUGHTARE SUICIDE OR ABUSE OR YOU SEE ABUSE CALL. BY:DRAMAQUEEN /ARKANSAS

Arkansas Emergency Crisis Hotlines and Helplines

If you know of a hotline or helpline that we've missed please let us know. E-mail us through our e-mail contact form. This is a free service.

Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
215 N. East Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Phone: (479) 527-0900
Toll Free: (866) 63-ACASA (632-2272)
Fax: (479) 527-0902
Web: Directory of Local Hotlines and Member Agencies

Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services
Adult Protective Services Hotline: (800) 482-8049
Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 482-5964
Child Abuse Hotline TDD: (800) 843-6349
Domestic / Elder Abuse Hotline: (800) 332-4443
Rape Crisis Hotline: (800) 813-5433
Meth Hotline: (501) 315-4636
Web: Directory of State Hotlines and Directory of County Offices

Northwest Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center
614 East Emma, Suite 213
Springdale, AR 72764
Hotline: (888) 274-7472
Adult Crisis Hotline: (479) 756-2337
Adult Crisis Hotline: (888) 274-7472
Teen Crisis Hotline: (888) 798-8336
Teen Crisis Hotline: (479) 872-8336
Phone a Friend: (888) 723-3225
Phone a Friend: (800) 798-8336
Phone: (479) 756-1995
Fax: (479) 756-2338 Fax
E-mail: rhill@jtlshop.jonesnet.org
Web: Northwest Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center

Southwest Arkansas Domestic Violence Center
P.O. Box 87
DeQueen, AR 71832
Hotline: (800) 338-9844
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