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A

ADOPTION

AdoptUSKids
(888) 200-4005

Bethany Christian Services
(800) 238-4269 (Crisis Hotline)

Child Welfare Information Gateway
(800) 394-3366

National Adoption Center
(800) TO-ADOPT (862-3678)

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AGING

American Health Assistance Foundation
(800) 437-2423
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Caring Connections
(A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization)
(800) 658-8898 (Helpline)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Eldercare Locator
(800) 677-1116
9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

National Institute on Aging Information Center
(800) 222-2225
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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AIDS/HIV

AIDS Info
(800) 448-0440
(888) 480-3739 (TTY)
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

CDC INFO
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) (English/Spanish)
(888) 232-6348 (TTY)

CDC National Prevention Information Network
(800) 458-5231 (English/Spanish)
(800) 243-7012 (TTY)
(888) 282-7681 (Fax)
9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline
(800) 822-7422
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Pacific time)

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ALCOHOL ABUSE

See also DRUG ABUSE

AdCARE Hospital Helpline
(800) 252-6465

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
(888) 4AL-ANON (425-2666)
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 821-4357
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

American Council on Alcoholism
(800) 527-5344
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday; 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday (Mountain time)

Calix Society
(800) 398-0524
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
(800) NCA-CALL (622-2255)

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(800) 729-6686
(800) 662-4357 (Treatment Referal)
(877) 767-8432 (Spanish)
(800) 487-4889 (TDD)

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ALLERGY/ASTHMA

See LUNG DISEASE/ASTHMA/ALLERGY

America Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
(800) 822-2762

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
(800) 929-4040
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
(800) 222-5864 (LUNG LINE)
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

See also AGING

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline
(800) 272-3900
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
(800) 438-4380
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation
(800) 283-7800

Arthritis National Research Foundation
(800) 588-2873
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Pacific time)

Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.
(800) 886-5963

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
(877) 226-4267
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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AUDIOVISUALS

See LIBRARY SERVICES

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AUTISM

See CHILD DEVELOPMENT/PARENTING

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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
(800) 598-4668

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
(877) 226-4267
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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B

BLINDNESS

See Vision

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BONE DISEASE

National Osteoporosis Foundation
(800) 231-4222
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases~National Resource Center
(800) 624-2663
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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BONE MARROW

See also CANCER

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.
(800) 747-2820
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
(800) LINK-BMT (546-5268)
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Marrow Donor Program®
(800) MARROW-2 (627-7692)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

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BRAIN TUMORS

American Brain Tumor Association
(800) 886-2282
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Brain Tumor Society
(800) 770-TBTS (770-8287)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
(866) 228-HOPE (228-4673)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Brain Tumor Foundation
(800) 934-CURE (934-2873)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Pacific time)

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C

CANCER

American Cancer Society
(800) 227-2345 (Voice/TDD/TTY)

American Institute for Cancer Research
(800) 843-8114
8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday; 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Friday (Eastern time)

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
(800) 221-2141 (English)
(800) 986-9505 (Spanish)

Cancer Hope Network
(877) HOPENET (467-3638)
8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
(800) 366-2223
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Kidney Cancer Association
(800) 850-9132
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
(800) LINK-BMT (546-5268)
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service
(800) 4-CANCER (422-6237)
(800) 332-8615 (TTY)
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

National Marrow Donor Program®
(800) MARROW-2 (627-7692)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
(877) 465-6636
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Us Too International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network
(800) 808-7866
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

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CEREBRAL PALSY

See RARE DISORDERS

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CHEMICAL PRODUCTS/PESTICIDES

See also HOUSING

National Pesticide Information Center
(800) 858-7378 (TDD capability)
6:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., 7 days a week (Pacific time)

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CHILD ABUSE/MISSING CHILDREN/CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Child Find of America, Inc.
(800) I-AM-LOST (426-5678)
(800) A-WAY-OUT (292-9688) (Parental abduction)
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Childhelp USA®
National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Child Welfare Information Gateway
(800) 394-3366
8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Covenant House Nineline
(800) 999-9999

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000
(800) 448-1833 (TDD)
Spanish-speaking operators are available.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children®
(800) THE-LOST (843-5678)
(877) 446-2632 (Voice Mail)

National Institute of Mental Health Resource Information Center
(866) 615-6464
(866) 415-8051 (TTY)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

National Runaway Switchboard
(800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)
(800) 621-0394 (TDD)
Has access to AT&T Language Line

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT/PARENTING

Back to Sleep SIDS Information Campaign
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
(800) 505-CRIB (505-2742)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center
(800) 370-2943
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Human Growth Foundation
(800) 451-6434
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

MAGIC Foundation for Children’s Growth
(800) 362-4423
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

National Association for the Education of Young Children
(800) 424-2460
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Lekotek Center
(800) 366-7529
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
(800) 66-NOFAS (666-6327)
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Starlight Children's Foundation
(800) 274-7827
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Pacific time)

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
(800) 899-4301
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

See RARE DISORDERS

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CRISIS INTERVENTION

All operate 24 hours/7 days a week.

A-WAY-OUT
(800) 292-9688

Provides unique crisis mediation program for parents contemplating abduction of their children, or who have already abducted their children and want to use Child Find Volunteer Family Mediators to resolve their custody dispute.

Childhelp USA®
National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

Provides multilingual crisis intervention on child abuse and domestic violence issues. Gives referrals to local agencies offering counseling and other services related to child abuse, adult survivor issues, and domestic violence. Provides literature on child abuse in English and Spanish. Calls are anonymous, toll-free, and counselors are paid, degreed professionals.

Covenant House Nineline
(800) 999-9999

Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000
(800) 448-1833 (TDD)

Provides short-term intervention and counseling and refers callers to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues that impact children and families. Spanish-speaking operators are available.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®
(800) THE-LOST (843-5678)
(877) 446-2632 (Voice Mail)

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

National Runaway Switchboard
(800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)
(800) 621-0394 (TDD)

Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance information to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T Language Line.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (273-8255)
(800) 799-4TTY (799-4889) (TTY)
(888) 628-9454 (Spanish)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service that routes calls from anywhere in the country to the nearest available certified crisis center where trained crisis counselors talk to callers and can link them to local services.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
(800) 656-4673

Connects caller to the nearest counseling center that provides counseling for rape, abuse, and incest victims.

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS

See RARE DISORDERS

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D

DIABETES/DIGESTIVE DISEASES

American Association of Diabetes Educators
(800) 338-3633
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

American Diabetes Association
(800) 342-2383
(800) ADA-ORDER (232-6733) (Fax, Order Fulfillment)
8:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.
(800) 932-2423
(800) 343-3637 (Warehouse)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
(800) 533-CURE (533-2873)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
(800) 860-8747
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
(800) 891-5389
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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DISABLING CONDITIONS/DISABILITIES ACCESS

Americans with Disabilities Act Information Line
(800) 514-0301
(800) 514-0383 (TTY)
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Wednesday and Friday; 12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Thursday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)
Spanish-speaking operators are available.

Amputee Coalition of America
National Limb Loss Information Center
(888) AMP-KNOW (267-5669)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Children's Craniofacial Association
(800) 535-3643
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

DBTAC: Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act Center
(800) 949-4232 (Voice/TTY)
8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Easter Seal Society
(800) 221-6827
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association
(800) 332-2373
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
(800) 886-1762
7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Job Accommodation Network
(800) ADA-WORK (232-9675) (Voice/TTY)
(800) 526-7234 (Voice/TTY)
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)
Services available in English, Spanish, and French.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
(800) 695-0285 (Voice/TTY)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

National Rehabilitation Information Center
(800) 346-2742
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Scoliosis Association
(800) 800-0669
1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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DOWN SYNDROME

See RARE DISORDERS

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DRINKING WATER SAFETY

Safe Drinking Water Hotline
(800) 426-4791 (English/Spanish)
8:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Friday

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DRUG ABUSE

See also ALCOHOL ABUSE and SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Drug-Free Workplace Helpline
(800) 967-5752
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Drug Help
(800) 488-DRUG (488-3784)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
(800) 666-3332
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time).

Housing and Urban Development Drug Information and Strategy Clearinghouse
(800) 955-2232
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Pride Surveys
(800) 279-6361
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

PRIDE Youth Programs
(800) 668-9277
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(800) 729-6686
(800) 662-4357 (Treatment Referral)
(877) 767-8432 (Spanish)
(800) 487-4889 (TDD)

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DWARFISM

Human Growth Foundation
(800) 451-6434
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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DYSLEXIA

See LEARNING DISORDERS

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ENDOMETRIOSIS

See WOMEN

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ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Justice Information LIne
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(800) 962-6215 (English/Spanish)
8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse
(800) 438-4318

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EPILEPSY

See RARE DISORDERS

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ESSENTIAL TREMOR

International Essential Tremor Foundation
(888) 387-3667
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

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ETHICS

Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics
National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature
(800) 633-3849
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (academic year only); 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Tuesday; 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m., Saturday, except summers and holidays. 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. during the summer.

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