Life Threatening / Chronic Illness
Self Help Clearinghouse
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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,' and encouragement and resources for starting groups.
Rest Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 502928
San Diego, CA 92150
Project DOCC - Delivery Of Chronic Care
International. 28 chapters. Founded 1994. Provides education regarding the impact of chronic illness and/or disability on a family. Information, referrals, phone support, e-mail correspondence and 'how to' guides on developing a local group.
18 Dunster Rd.
Great Neck, NY 11021-4640
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.
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