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EX-POSE (Ex-Partners Of Servicemembers for Equality)

National membership. Founded 1980. Primary information resource for spouses facing separation and divorce from a service member, active duty or retired. Lawyer referral service. Quarterly newsletter. Publishes a New Member Information Letter. Membership dues $30.
Write:
Ex-Pose
P.O. Box 11191
Alexandria, VA 22312
Voice: 703-941-5844 (Tues.-Thurs., 11am-3pm EST)
Website: http://www.ex-pose.org
E-mail: ex-pose@juno.com
Verified: 7/24/2012

Children's Rights Council

International. 53 chapters in 37 states, 8 countries. Founded 1985. Concerned parents provide education and advocacy for reform of the legal system regarding child custody. Offers help with visitation, mediation, custody and support groups. Newsletter, information and referrals, neutral drop-off and pick-up centers for children and supervised access in various states, catalog of resources, conferences and group development guidelines.
Write:
9470 Annapolis Rd.
Suite 310
Lanham, MD 20706
Voice: 301-459-1220
Fax: 301-459-1227
Website: http://www.crckids.org
E-mail: info@crckids.org
Verified: 8/17/2012

DivorceCare

Resource. Biblically-based 13-week support program for churches that want to help those going through separation or divorce. Members view a video at each session, followed by discussion, and complete weekly exercises. Workbooks are required for each member. Basic kit $340 (5 workbooks); ministry kit $440 (15 workbooks); total ministry kit $540 (25 workbooks) plus postage. Website contains listing of groups.
Write:
DivorceCare
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588
Voice: 1-800-489-7778 or 919-562-2112
Website: http://www.divorcecare.org
E-mail: info@divorcecare.org
Verified: 6/28/2012

RAINBOWS

International. 4900 affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Establishes peer support groups in faith communities, schools or social service agencies for children and adults who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transition in their family. Groups are led by trained adults. Online newsletter, information and referrals.
Write:
RAINBOWS
1360 Hamilton Parkway
Itasca, IL 60143
Voice: 1-800-266-3206 or 847-952-1770
Fax: 847-952-1774
Website: http://www.rainbows.org
E-mail: info@rainbows.org
Verified: 8/2/2012

The Beginning Experience

International. 78 teams. Founded 1974. Christian-based. Support programs for divorced, widowed, separated adults and their children enabling them to work through the grief of a lost marriage.
Write:
The Beginning Experience, c/o International Ministry Center
1657 Commerce Dr., Ste. 2B
South Bend, IN 46628
Voice: 1-866-610-8877 or 574-283-0279
Fax: 574-283-0287
Website: http://www.beginningexperience.org
E-mail: imc@beginningexperience.org
Verified: 8/9/2012

Catholic Divorce Ministry

International. 3000+ groups. Founded 1974. Religious, educational and emotional aspects of separation, divorce, remarriage and widowhood are addressed through self-help groups, conferences and training programs. Families of all faiths are welcome. Group development guidelines. Newsletter. Membership dues starting at $35/yr. (includes newsletter, discounts and resources).
Write:
Catholic Divorce Ministry - NACSDC
P.O. Box 10
Hancock, MI 49930
Voice: 855-727-2269
Fax: 855-729-8751
Website: http://www.nacsdc.org
E-mail: office@nacsdc.org
Verified: 7/26/2012

PAS Guardian Angels

Online. Provides support for parents who have lost touch with their children due to parental alienation syndrome (PAS). Group is open to parents, their partners and other family members who are victims of PAS.
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pas-guardianangels
E-mail: pas-guardianangels-owner@yahoogroups.com
Verified: 8/16/2012

PAS Second Wives Club

Online. Provides support for people dealing with parental alienation from children from their first marriage. Group is open to parents, their partners and otherfamily members who are victims of parental alienation syndrome.
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pas2ndwivesclub
E-mail: pas2ndwivesclub-owner@yahoogroups.com
Verified: 8/16/2012

Parents Against Parental Alienation

Online. E-group for parents dealing with parental alienation. Group seeks to promote shared parenting, and expand personal, community and cultural strategies in responding to parenting problems arising from divorce.
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/parentsagainstparentalalienation
E-mail: parentsagainstparentalalienation-owner@yahoogroups.com
Verified: 8/16/2012

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