The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends

Year after year for nearly four decades, The Compassionate Friends has spread hope to more and more bereaved families. TCF has been widely recognized as a unique lifeline for those who are dealing with the tremendous grief that follows the death of a child. The organization has built this reputation in spite of struggling with the financial ups and downs that plague nearly all nonprofits.

From these financial struggles emerged the idea that a foundation might be created with the sole purpose of guaranteeing enough financial stability for The Compassionate Friends to always “be there” to provide emotional support to those who may see no hope. In 2000, thanks to the dedication and commitment of many members and friends of TCF, that dream came true with the creation of TCF Foundation.

While TCF Foundation has come a long way since its inception, there is still a long way to go before its mission can truly be reached. As a member of TCF or simply as a caring individual, you can support TCF Foundation through donations that can take many different forms.




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Second Wives Club

Being a mom is tough, but being a stepmom is 10 times harder.

If you are here, it likely means you are trying to learn more information about how to deal with being a stepmother.

Perhaps you and your stepkids do not get along….

Perhaps the ex-wife resents you and makes your life miserable….
Or perhaps your husband or partner doesn’t want to deal with the situation.

Regardless of your situation, being a stepmom or second wife means you are dealing with complicated situations and wearing many hats. But you can make it work. And you don’t have to do it alone.

Join our support network today!




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M.I.S.S. Foundation

The MISS Foundation is a volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. MISS also participates in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities.




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The Mankind Project

The ManKind Project is a global not for profit organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding trainings for men at every stage of life. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men’s training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. Your beliefs are welcome. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and affirming of cultural differences, especially with respect to color, class, sexual orientation, faith, age, ability, ethnicity, and nationality.




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ChildTrauma Academy

The CTA started as a typical center of excellence in an academic setting, initially at The University of Chicago and later at Baylor College of Medicine. Over time however, it was clear that the problems of abuse and neglect in children were much more complex and multi-dimensional in ways that our medical model was unable to address.

A medical school centered work group investigating and solving physiological problems in humans makes sense. Solving problems which involve parenting, education, the law, child protection systems, mental health, law enforcement and a host of related systems across every professional discipline is more challenging. In response to this challenge we have created a collaborative, multi-site, interdisciplinary virtual Center of Excellence, The ChildTrauma Academy.




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ADD Moms

Welcome to ADD Moms!

If you are a mom with Attention Deficit Disorder, or a mom with an ADD child (no matter what the age), and you need information, support, or coaching, you’ve come to the right place!

My name is Brenda Nicholson, and I am an ADD mom as well as an ADD Coach. I have raised 3 children, all with Attention Deficit Disorder, and learned to manage my own ADD symptoms along the way. I’ve also been trained as a coach for people with Attention Deficit Disorder, and I’ve spent over 20 years studying the subject.

How can this site benefit you and/or your child?

  • Coaching services – academic, time management, goal setting, organization.
  • Information – articles on various aspects of ADD/ADHD, links to more resources.
  • Blog – read my blog, where I write about life with ADD/ADHD. You’ll see the latest posts listed on the right, under RSS Feed.
  • Interact – post comments on my blog, ask questions, see what others have to say.

Please explore the site, sign up for my blog, or leave a comment. This site exists to help others learn to manage their ADD symptoms more effectively and to live happier, saner, more productive lives. Please let me know how I can help you.




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No2Abuse

No2abuse combines every aspect of family injustice under one roof. This site offers support for survivors of abuse as well as families going through the Family Courts; there are articles by victims of abuse and professionals who have experienced the Family Courts and the State’s approach in general to the family unit. There are also featured blogs and news articles designed to keep you updated on the challenges the government and the public face in trying to address the issues which keep dividing our families.




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P-FLAG

We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.




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