Separation / Divorce
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 $25.
P.O. Box 11191
Alexandria, VA 22312
Voice: 703-941-5844 (Tues.-Thurs., 11am-3pm EST)
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.
Children's Rights Council
8181 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785
Voice: 1-800-787-5437 or 301-459-1220
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. Website contains listing of groups.
DivorceCare, Church Initiatives Inc.
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588
International. 8300 affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Establishes peer support groups in churches, schools or social 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.
1360 Hamilton Parkway
Itasca, IL 60143
International. 78 teams. Founded 1974. Support programs for divorced, widowed, separated adults and their children enabling them to work through the grief of a lost marriage.
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
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).
Catholic Divorce Ministry - NACSDC
P.O. Box 10
Hancock, MI 49930
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