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Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America promotes improvement in lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses (mental illnesses involving psychosis). SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education, collaboration and advocacy.
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Out of the FOG was launched in 2007 to provide information and support to the family members and loved-ones of individuals who suffer from a personality disorder.
Dealing with a loved-one or family member who suffers from a personality disorder can sometimes feel like navigating through a fog. FOG stands for Fear, Obligation, Guilt - feelings which often result from being in a relationship with a person who suffers from a Personality Disorder. The FOG acronym was coined by Susan Forward & Donna Frazier in their book Emotional Blackmail. It is our hope that this site may help some navigate out of the FOG in their own lives.
The Young Carers Initiative has been supporting the wellbeing and resilience of young carers and their families in Haldimand, Norfolk and Niagara since 2003. Young carers are the hidden population of family caregivers and include children, youth, and young adults who provide care for a family member due to a chronic illness, disability (physical or intellectual), mental health issue, addiction issue, or socioeconomic factor (single parent family, language barrier, etc.). In addition to a caregiving role, young carers may also experience the emotional impact of a family member needing their support. Recent research shows that young carers are at greater risk of depressive symptoms, lower self-esteem and higher levels of loneliness and anxiety when compared to their non-caregiving peers. One recent study from Brock University shows that young carers provide on average 14 hours per week while almost ¼ spend 3 to 6 hours per day, which is equivalent of a part-time job.
Our program called Powerhouse Project offers a variety of free services and activities to empower young carers and give them respite from their caregiving responsibilities. All of our services aim to reduce isolation and caregiver fatigue, alleviate stress and anxiety, and invest peer support. Everything we do is focused on helping young carers achieve future success.
Since its founding in 1986, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
NEADS is a consumer-controlled, cross-disability charitable organization (corporation # 1007761975RR0001). We represent our constituents through specific projects, resources, research, publications and partnerships. NEADS is governed by a national Board of Directors representative of all of the provinces and territories.
Our work as an organization focuses on three core Strategic Program areas:
Student debt reduction
Student experience in class and on campus
Student and graduate employment
The organization functions collaboratively with post-secondary stakeholders, other non-governmental organizations, employers, disability service providers (on college and university campuses) and communities that can improve opportunities in higher education and the labour market for persons with disabilities in Canada. NEADS also provides ongoing expert advice to Employment and Social Development Canada and provincial/territorial governments. We have been a stakeholder group of the Government of Canada's National Advisory Group on Student Financial Assistance -- Chaired by the Director General of the Canada Student Loans Program -- since 1987. Our work includes promoting government programs and services that support higher education for Canadians with disabilities. The Association is a member organization of the Council of Canadians With Disabilities (CCD).
Kaity’s Way is a non profit organization on a mission to advocate for healthy relationships by providing education, skills and tools to youth and their allies. We are based in Arizona, but have been all over North America including Canada providing outreach and education. We table at community events and conferences, provide presentations and conference workshops for youth and the adults in their lives. In Maricopa County we provide two regularly scheduled monthly workshops for parents and teens and are looking to expand into other counties throughout Arizona. In addition we have developed an interactive curriculum and after school program as well as work with families in crisis to help them obtain the proper services and information to see their way through a very trying time in their lives. For more information or to request a presentation, please visit our website at www.kaitysway.org.
When it comes to dealing with grief, it can be a challenge to find the resources we need to educate ourselves and our loved ones on what is happening and how to best keep going forward.
Having been down this road, we want to give back. We want to reach out to those who are earlier on this road. We cannot make your pain go away, nor can we provide answers for you. What we can do is help you to find the tools that you need to work through your grief journey. Thus was born The Grief Toolbox. The Grief Toolbox is an ambitious project. Its goal is to be an all-encompassing place for grief tools: a singular area where a person can find all the resources they need to help them with that grief that neither time nor money can solve.
We here at the Grief Toolbox understand that needs change as we go from the raw encompassing pain of the first year to the stark reality of the second year, and then to the growth and reinventing ourselves of the middle years to the acceptance and blessing that now coexists with the pain and love that will always be a part of our life.
Grief, in our opinion, falls into two categories: grief that can be solved with time or money, and grief that can not be solved. If you leave your favorite coat on a plane, with time and money you can replace it and the grief will slowly fade. However, with the loss of a loved one - whether a spouse, a parent, a child or a sibling - no time and no amount of money will make this grief go away.
The Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that supports survivors of sexual assault. The mission of LaFASA is to empower survivors through trauma-informed services, engage advocates, and change system norms to end sexual violence. LaFASA is the coalition agency that serves 11 sexual assault crisis centers in Louisiana through education, professional training, technical assistance, and community engagement resulting in safer, healthier, stronger, and better-informed communities throughout the state. LaFASA also provides counseling, advocacy, and legal services directly to survivors in Louisiana. LaFASA envisions a world free of all forms of oppression that enable rape culture and sexual violence.
The only person to blame for sexual assault is the perpetrator. Call our helpline for free, confidential support, 24/7 at 888-995-7273. For more information, visit our website at www.lafasa.org.
Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing support to
children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Claire’s Place Foundation is named in
honor of Claire Wineland who lived with CF her entire life and passed away at the age of
21. Claire was an activist, author, TEDx Speaker, social media star and received numerous
awards. Claire’s foundation was a way for her to assure that others living with CF enjoyed the
same hope, strength and joy that she enjoyed. Recipient of Los Angeles Business Journal’s
“Small Nonprofit of the Year,” the foundation provides grants to families affected by CF,
offering both emotional and financial support. Today, Claire’s Place Foundation continues to
carry on Claire’s legacy. For more information visit www.clairesplacefoundation.org
The PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and acceptance, provides education, and assists families, schools and communities while advocating for individuals with TS. The services provided by PA-TSA are focused on increasing understanding of the disorder and providing proven accommodations and strategies so a child or adult diagnosed with TS can succeed. Tourette Syndrome can be a very complex disorder and many people do not have a full understanding of these complexities. PA-TSA's programs and services include providing information, education, support and disability advocacy. They strive to promote understanding of Tourette Syndrome in order to promote acceptance of those diagnosed!