Support & Advocacy

These organizations provide assistance, support, information and advocacy to behavioral health clients, families and service providers. You also can search our nationwide database of support groups below.

Broadlawns Medical Center
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Offers community mental and behavioral health services for the uninsured and underinsured, cost effective programs that promote wellness as well as treat illness, and provides training for health care professionals.

Care For Your Mind
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Join the conversation! Your personal experience and ideas can help build a mental health care system that works.

ChildServe
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Provides community services to children with special health care needs and their families living in central Iowa counties. Children with special health care needs are those who have a chronic developmental and/or physical condition, may have a behavioral condition, and require health and related support services. Children include all individuals from birth through their 21st birthday.

Christian Opportunity Center
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Provides services to people with disabilities that address physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs, while maintaining a commitment to Christian values.

Community Support Advocates
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Assists persons with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities in gaining access to appropriate housing, needed medical services, and interrelated social, vocational, and educational services.

Creative Community Options
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Provides community-based support to individuals with significant disabilities and empowers Iowans with disabilities to achieve their personal goals.

Crest Services
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Crest Services, a division of American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM), provides residential and supportive services and empowers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Easter Seal Society of Iowa
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Helps create solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs as well as helping their families. Includes child development centers, physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities and help to address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa
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Helps improve the quality of life for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment by providing work opportunities and skill development to achieve self-sufficiency.

H.O.P.E.
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A non-profit organization serving children and adults with special needs and their families, incorporating ideas and concepts that powerfully increase their quality of life.

Homestead
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Provides support for people with autism and helps others understand autism. Homestead offers innovative solutions for people with autism through education and consultation.

Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Blank Children's Hospital
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A community organization of physicians, hospitals, civic leaders and local volunteers who offer affordable, accessible healthcare, and provide a wide variety of Clinical Services and Programs.

Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services
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Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc., is a federally funded program that will protect and advocate for the human and legal rights that ensure individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness a free, appropriate public education, employment opportunities and residence or treatment in the least restrictive environment or method and for freedom from stigma. Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services will support people with disabilities to secure their rights and full participation as citizens through a program of self advocacy education, information and referral, non-legal advocacy and legal and systems advocacy.

Iowa State Association of Counties
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The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) is a private, nonprofit corporation. ISAC members are elected and appointed county officials from all 99 counties. ISAC's mission is to promote effective and responsible county government for the people of Iowa.

Link Associates
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A community based nonprofit organization that provides support and services for persons with disabilities and their families. Link Associates has five major departments: vocational, residential, representative payee services, outreach, and case management.

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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A social ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that offers services for empowering people and advocacy for those with special needs in the community.

Mainstream Living
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Provides community-based services for people with disabilities; such as community living, community housing, employment, and personal and social services.

Mosaic
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Mosaic provides support and advocacy for people with disabilities and for seniors. Services include residential living, day treatment, special education or early intervention, vocational, supported employment and community participation.

Orchard Place
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A place for children who have been unable to meet the demands of family life, school, community participation, or the requirements of other treatment programs. (Formerly known as Des Moines Child and Adolescent Guidance Center)

Pacer Center's Kids Against Bullying
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A parent center for families of children and young adults with all disabilities—physical, mental, learning, and emotional, its mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

Progress Industries
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Helps individuals with disabilities in Central Iowa realize dreams and exercise real choices about where they work, live, and recreate, as well as providing business solutions by supplying trained labor resources and prime products to for-profit businesses.

Rainbow Center
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Provides a safe, supportive environment where individuals with mental illness can find support and have the opportunity to gain or improve work and social skills to enrich their lives.

Trauma Informed Care Project
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An organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Urban Dreams
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Brings an array of human service programs to residents in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. Among Urban Dreams' programs are information and referral, ex-offender support and youth recreational opportunities. The Urban Dreams building also serves as a meeting facility for other community organizations. In addition, Urban Dreams has become a "safe haven," where people can come to watch TV, use the telephone or to just relax.

Woodward Resource Center (WRC)
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Works with the community to explore all reasonable and appropriate options before a person comes to live on the campus. Generally people come to WRC because they need the specialized expertise available due to behavioral or medical conditions which are complex and chronic.

Young Women’s Resource Center
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Offers support, education and advocacy for young women.

Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)
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ASAT supports all scientifically sound research on the prevention, treatments and cure for autism.

Autism Society of Iowa
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Provide advocacy, support and information to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, professionals, and communities throughout the state of Iowa.

Autism Speaks
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An organization committed to changing the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorder. Dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society. Early intervention is the best way to combat autism.

Faye J. Lindner Center for Autism
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Helps families obtain comprehensive assessments, support, and information on the latest research. Also provides school consultation services and is available to assist schools in program development for students with autism.

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership
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A group committed to raising awareness about this condition, while including those diagnosed with autism, Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder on its advisory board and board of directors.

ID Action
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A statewide, nonpartisan initiative to strengthen the political voice of Iowans with disabilities. ID Action encourages Iowans with disabilities, their families and friends, service providers and others to get more involved in civic activities and the political process, which will lead to greater social inclusion and a better quality life for Iowans with disabilities.

Illinois Iowa Center for Independent Living
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A nonresidential, nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities seeking to create and maintain independence options for people with disabilities by advocating for civil rights, providing services, and promoting full participation of disabled individuals in all aspects of the community.

Iowa Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC)
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Reflects the beginnings of an advocacy community growing in Iowa driven by the need to stand up for Iowa's children endangered by illicit drugs. The Iowa DEC community, like similar collaborative efforts in other states, is a committed group of professionals from multiple disciplines all over Iowa dedicated to finding solutions to the problems children face as the result of living with substance abusing parents, and to build a better world for these children.

Iowa Association of Community Providers
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Seeks to to promote quality services to children and adults with disabilities (MH/MR/BI/DD) in Iowa’s communities by strengthening association members.

Iowa Civil Rights Commission
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Enforces civil rights through compliance, mediation, advocacy and education.

Iowa Department of Human Rights
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Exists to promote equal access to work, services and opportunities to enhance the well-being of diverse populations in Iowa.

Iowa Division of Persons with Disabilities
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An agency located within the Department of Human Rights that seeks to equalize opportunities for full participation in employment and other areas of the state's economic, educational, social and political life for Iowans with disabilities through education, advocacy, referral, technical assistance, legislative action and special projects.

Iowa Legislature General Assembly
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Provides information about the Iowa legislature general assembly, as well as a legislation tracker, information about Iowa law, lobbyist information, and more.

Official State of Iowa Web Site: Advocacy Agencies
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Provides information about the various advocacy agencies in Iowa.

Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
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Led by parents, grandparents and relatives of children and adults with autism, OAR uses applied science to answer questions for the community. OAR's Web site offers free online programs that can be downloaded for parents and professionals.

Region VII- Community Rehabilitation Program
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The Region 7 CRP-RCEP uses training, technical consultation, and information sharing to assist community rehabilitation providers in delivering quality employment services for individuals with disabilities.

University of Montana Rural Institute: Transitions Project
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Works to expand the model of transition planning created through Project WISER to include self-employment as a career exploration strategy and a post-school employment option for students with ongoing support needs, and to increase the accessing of Workforce Investment resources as part of transition planning. Linkages will be developed and piloted in six Montana communities.

Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization, Inc. - International
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Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, twelve tradition programs of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. They meet with each other in a mutually respectful safe environment and acknowledge their common experience. They discover how childhood affected them in the past and influences them in the present. They take positive action. By practicing the twelve Steps, focusing on the solution and accepting a loving higher power of our understanding, they find freedom from the past and way to improve their lives today.

Al-Anon/Alateen
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For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.

Alcoholics Anonymous
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A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Alzheimer's Association
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Seeks to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

American Association of People with Disabilities
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A cross-disability member organization dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2010 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. They are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. They are also expanding their assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.

American Lung Association
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Seeks to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education programs, smoking control and prevention, and environmental advocacy.

American Society of Addiction Medicine
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Seeks to increase access to and improve the quality of addiction treatment. ASAM educates physicians, medical and osteopathic students, and the public as well as promotes research and prevention.

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center
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ADA statute, regulations and federally reviewed tech sheets plus links to related sites.

Arc, The
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The Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.

Autism Society of America
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Provides information and referral for families dealing with autism. Connects 20,000 members through a working network of over 200 chapters in nearly every state.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
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A nonprofit legal-advocacy organization dedicated to the principle that every individual is entitled to choice and dignity. Goals include community membership; self-determination and choice; ending the punishment of mental-health consumers for the system’s failures; and preserving protections and entitlements.

Because I Love You Support Group
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A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting parents with troubled children of any age, and promotes structure, consequences and consistency in raising kids.

Carter Center Mental Health Program
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Seeks to reduce the stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses; achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care; advance promotion, prevention, and early intervention services for children and their families; and increase public awareness worldwide about mental health and mental illness and to stimulate local actions to address those issues.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
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Provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, to prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use, and to reduce the negative consequences of using substances.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
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Promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them. CSAT works with States and community-based groups to improve and expand existing substance abuse treatment services under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program. CSAT also supports SAMHSA’s free treatment referral service to link people with the community-based substance abuse services they need.

Child Welfare League of America
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An association of 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services.

Children of Alcoholics Foundation
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A national nonprofit organization that provides a range of educational materials and services to help professionals, children and adults break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.

Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America
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Seeks to build and strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities. The organization supports its members with technical assistance and training, public policy, media strategies and marketing programs, conferences and special events.

Consumer Center for Health, Education, and Advocacy
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Helps low-income residents of San Diego County navigate the ever changing health care system to access care and obtain and/or maintain eligibility for government benefit health programs including but not limited to Medi-Cal, Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid Expansion/Low Income Health Plan (LIHP) and County Medical Services. This is accomplished through individual and substantive advocacy, providing trainings and developing community partnerships. As the County-designated Patients Rights Advocate for outpatient specialty mental health services, the Consumer Center is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints, grievances and appeals. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. 1764 San Diego Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92110, 1-877-734-3258

Crystal Meth Anonymous
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Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom all drugs, specifically Crystal Meth, have become a problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stay clean and lead a sober life.

Drug Policy Alliance
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The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.

Dual Diagnosis Website
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Provides information and resources for service providers, consumers, and family members who are seeking assistance andor education in this field.

Dual Recovery Anonymous
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A 12 Step self-help program that is based on the principals of the Twelve Steps and the experiences of men and women in recovery with a dual diagnosis. The DRA program helps people recover from both their chemical dependencies and their emotional or psychiatric illnesses by focusing on relapse prevention and actively improving the quality of their lives.

Faces and Voices of Recovery
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A national campaign of individuals and organizations joining together to advocate for public action to deliver the power, possibility and proof of recovery. Faces & Voices of Recovery supports local recovery advocacy by increasing access to research, policy, organizing and technical support; facilitating relationships among local and regional groups; improving access to policymakers and the media; and providing a national rallying point for recovery advocates.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
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Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Gift from Within
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A nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.

GLBT National Help Center
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Providdes free and confidential telephone and emial peer counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendcer and questioning callers throughout the United States.

Hazelden
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Helps more people sustain lifelong recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs and accomplishes this through a commitment to treatment, publishing, education, research, public advocacy and shared learning with other organizations.

Healthy Minds
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This consumer-oriented Web site seeks to inform and educate the public about mental health treatment and resources. The site features many common mental health concerns, treatment options and prevention measures.

Institute for Recovery and Community Integration
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Works to introduce and advance communities' understanding of recovery and community integration as the catalyst for transforming individual lives, communities, and all levels of behavioral health systems in a culturally competent manner.

Join Together
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Provides information, strategic planning assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment.

Mental Health America
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Nonprofit organization addresses all aspects of mental health and mental illness through more than 340 affiliates nationwide. MHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

NAPAFASA National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
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A private, non-profit, 501 (c ) (3) membership organization dedicated to addressing the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations on the continental U.S. Hawaii, the six Pacific Island jurisdictions and elsewhere. Founding in 1988, NAPAFASA involves service providers, families and youth in efforts to reach API communities to promote health and social justice and to reduce substance abuse and related problems.

Nar-Anon Family Group
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Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of a family member or friend. The program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the 12 suggested steps of Narcotics Anonymous. Working with these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem.

Narcotics Anonymous
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provides a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together. One of the keys to NA’s success is the therapeutic value of addicts working with other addicts. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA. These principles are the core of the Narcotics Anonymous recovery program.

National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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A non-profit organization with the mission to educate the public about the disease of opioid addiction and the buprenorphine treatment option; help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with patients with addiction disorders; and serve as a conduit connecting patients in need of treatment to qualified treatment providers.

National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)
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An organization composed of methadone patients and health care professionals who are supporters of quality opiate agonist treatment. NAMA has thousands of members worldwide with a network of international affiliated organizations and chapters in many places in the United States. Its primary objective is to advocate for the patient in treatment by destigmatizing and empowering methadone patients. First and foremost, NAMA confronts the negative stereotypes that impact on the self-esteem and worth of many methadone patients with a powerful affirmation of pride and unity

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
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A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
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Represents almost 200 not-for-profit and for-profit providers (free standing and hospital based programs, which offer a full continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation regimes. Acts as the voice of private alcoholism and drug dependency treatment programs throughout the U.S.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
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A membership organization of 1,700 behavioral health providers that advocates for public policies that ensure that people who are ill can access comprehensive healthcare services. They offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement resources so that services are efficient and effective.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
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A voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism and drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families, and communities.

National Empowerment Center
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A consumer/survivor/expatient-run organization that carries the message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been diagnosed with mental illness.

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
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Through a family and youth driven approach, children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to maximize their potential.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas, coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues, collaborating with organizations engaged in alcohol-related work and translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
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Conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Offers separate sections designed for researchers and health professionals; teachers and parents; and students.

National Institute on Mental Health
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The largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

National Latino Behavioral Health Association
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Provides national leadership for the advancement of Latino behavioral health services and seeks to reduce the disparities that exist in areas of access, utilization, practice based research and adequately trained personnel.

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
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A consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental-health consumer movement. It helps connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources and offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental-health consumers.

National Organization on Disability
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Helps people with disabilities participate equally in a variety of basic life activities such as employment and income, education, community participation and socialization, transportation, political participation, health care, religious participation, and use of technology.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is a non-profit organization that strives to create a global community free of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and a society supportive of individuals already living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). NOFAS increases public awareness and mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities and represents the interests of persons with FASD and their caregivers as the liaison to researchers and policymakers. By ensuring that FASD is broadly recognized as a developmental disability, NOFAS strives to reduce the stigma and improve the quality of life for affected individuals and families.

National Youth Leadership Network
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The National Youth Leadership Network promotes leadership development, education, employment, independent living, and health and wellness among young leaders representing the diversity of race, ethnicity and disability in the United States. They also foster the inclusion of young leaders with disabilities into all aspects of society at national, state and local levels and communicate about issues important to youth with disabilities and the policies and practices that affect their lives.

Nicotine Anonymous
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Nonprofit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.

Office of National Drug Control Policy
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Establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS), The
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Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
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Promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

QuitNet - Quit All Together
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Provides comprehensive smoking cessation resources, counseling, and community support for people trying to give up smoking.

Regional Resource and Federal Centers (RRFC) Network
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Assists state education agencies in the systemic improvement of education programs, practices, and policies that affect children and youth with disabilities. These centers offer consultation, information services, technical assistance, training, and product development.

Section 8 Made Simple
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A guide to the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher Program. Section 8 provides housing assistance to low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities. The guide, written by the Technical Assistance Collaborative, offers comprehensive information on Section 8, including updated info on the Homeownership Program.

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery
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SMART Recover is the leading Self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for recover support group. Out participants learn tools for recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering science based mutual help groups.

Smokefree.gov
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Provides an online step-by-step cessation guide; local and state telephone quitlines; National Cancer Institute's national telephone quitline and instant messaging services and publications which can be downloaded, printed or ordered.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Offers legislative information, mental health services, addiction treatment, prevention, statistics and data, workplace resources and policy issues.

TASH
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An international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm. TASH supports the inclusion and full participation of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of their communities as determined by personalized visions of quality of life.

Treatment Advocacy Center
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A national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating legal and clinical barriers to timely and humane treatment for millions of Americans with severe brain disorders who are not receiving appropriate medical care. The center serves as a catalyst to achieve proper balance in judicial and legislative decisions that affect the lives of persons with serious brain disorders.

U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA)
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An organization of psychosocial rehabilitation agencies, practitioners, and interested organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting, supporting and strengthening community-oriented rehabilitation services and resources for persons with psychiatric dis­abilities.

 
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