Here are some resources available to families affected by alcoholism:
Al -Anon Family Groups http://www.al-anon.alateen.org
Adult Children of Alcoholics(ACA) http://www.adultchildren.org/
Here are some Foster care resources:
It Takes an Ohana: http://ittakesanohana.org/
Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition: http://www.kukuicenter.org/hawaii-foster-youth-coalition/
Foster Kids Are Our Kids: http://www.fosterkidsareourkids.org/about
Children’s Home + Aid: http://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/page.aspx?pid=214
F-factor: Fun, Fashion, & Friends for Foster Children: http://f-factor.org/home
Annie E. Casey Foundation:
Children’s Rights: http://www.childrensrights.org/about/mission-and-methods/
National Resource Center for Youth Development: http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/
PBS recently aired a documentary, Aging Out and created an entire website to telling the story of several foster children. A national level foster child resource list is also available on the site. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/agingout/index-hi.html
College Tuition Assistance for Foster Children.
Many states have instituted tuition waiver programs for foster children. Links to several states are below. Look online for your state. Even if your state does not have a state-wide tuition waiver program, many individual universities and colleges have a similar program.
North American Council on Adoptable Children: http://www.nacac.org/adoptionsubsidy/factsheets/tuition.html
Here are some of the resources available to the LGBTQIA South Asian community.
Trikone-Bay Area: Trikone.org
www.hope4fertility.com helps others who are struggling to build their families find the resources and support they need to become parents.
Visit the following resources available to families affected by murder or execution.
Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR): www.mvfr.org
Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights (MVFHR): http://www.mvfhr.org/
Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation: http://www.sadfund.org/
The Innocence Project: http://www.innocenceproject.org/
Visit the following web sites for more information on bullying prevention.
It Gets Better Project www.itgetsbetter.org
The Alliance: Illinois Safe Schools www.Illinoissafeschools.org
The following resources are available for those looking to support their friends and family or for those looking to find support for themselves.
The Sibling Support Project http://www.siblingsupport.org/
Finding a local support group http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/find_support_group
The following resources can help you budget your finances.
Mapping Your Future http://mappingyourfuture.org/money/budget.htm
Family Monthly Budget Planner- Microsoft Office Downloadable Template
The following resources offer assistance to those dealing with cancer or looking for ways to support friends and family who are.
Twist Out Cancer www.twistoutcancer.org
Immerman Angels www.immermanangels.org
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center www.lurie.northwestern.edu
The Oncofertility Consortium www.oncofertility.northwestern.edu/
Fertile Hope www.fertilehope.org
Were you inspired by Resilient Mark’s story? If you are working on living a healthier lifestyle, these resources can help.
Weight Watchers www.weightwatchers.com
Eating Well Magazine http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus
Fitness programs: 5 steps to getting started- MayoClinic.com
Fitness 101: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Excercise
‘This list is for refernce purposes only’.