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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.
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
Verified: 3/5/2014

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).
Natational Organization for Victim Assistance
510 King St., Suite 424
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: 1-800-879-6682 or 703-535-6682
Fax: 703-535-5500
Verified: 3/5/2014

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.
Parents of Murdered Children
4960 Ridge Ave., Ste. 2
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Voice: 1-888-818-7662 or 513-721-5683
Fax: 513-345-4489
Verified: 3/12/2014

Prison Talk

Online. Support for families of inmates. Also offers support to the incarcerated. Offers mutual support, education and advocacy.
Verified: 3/5/2014

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.
Stalking Victims Sanctuary
P.O. Box 400
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Verified: 3/5/2014

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). Call 712-432-3900 and use conference I.D. 335389 followed by the # sign. (Long distance charges may be applied - 712 is an Iowa exchange)
Verified: 2/19/2014

Shoplifters Anonymous

Model. 12-Step. Addiction recovery program for compulsive shoplifters, stealers, thieves and kleptomaniacs.
Shoplifters Anonymous
303 W. 42nd., Ste 404
New York, NY 10036-6908
Voice: 212-673-0392
Verified: 2/12/2014

Recoveries Anonymous

12-Step. International. 50 chapters. 12-Step. Spiritual recovery group for anyone seeking a solution for any kind of addiction, problem or behavior. Families and friends welcome. Face-to-face and telephone meetings available. For information visit website and click on 'Meetings' tab or 'Contact Us' tab. Free 'How To Begin...' guides and 'Start A Group' kit can be downloaded from the website.
R.A. Universal Services
P.O. Box 1212
East Northport, NY 11731
Verified: 2/18/2014

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