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National. 300 affiliated groups. Founded 1997. Christian ministry for people who live with chronic pain or illness and their families. Daily devotionals, online social network 'The Sunroom,' encouragement and resources for starting groups.
Rest Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 502928
San Diego, CA 92150
Voice: 1-888-751-7378 or 858-486-4685
National. 200+ affiliated chapters. Founded 1980. Provides peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that they may live more fully in spite of their pain. Aim is to raise awareness among health care community, policy makers and the public about issues of living with chronic pain. Workbooks for self-help recovery, quarterly newsletter, group development guidelines, phone network and outreach program to clinics. At website, click on 'About Us' to access locations of 'Groups.'
American Chronic Pain Association
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
Voice: 1-800-533-3231 or 916-652-8192
MODEL. Mutual support and sharing of the struggles associated with the sense of spiritual loss (AKA 'crisis in faith') brought on by major upheavals in one's life including, but not limited to, the death of a loved one; changes in marital/relationship status; serious, life-threatening or chronic illness in the family; strife in one's worship community; problems in the workplace; fear of the future in light of the economy, etc. No fee. Free-will donation requested. Help in starting new local groups. Meets 3rd Weds., 6:30-8:30pm face-to-face meeting location: Conference Room, Admirals Hill Office Suites, 285 Commandants Way, Chelsea, MA. Registration is required. Support Group provided by Saint Nicholas Mission. Call: 617-336-7211 / Rev. David Dismas, MDiv.
Surviving Spiritual Losses
Saint Nicholas Mission
285 Commandants Way
Chelsea, MA 02150
Voice: 617-336-7211 / Rev. David Dismas, MDiv.