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National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Advocacy Services, research studies counseling and medical referral

Provides comprehensive support services to help people with MS and their families better cope with the consequences of the disease. Services include education programs, emotional support options such as peer counseling, self-help group services such as equipment assistance and respite care, and free literature.

National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1800 M Street, NW, Suite 750 South
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-5363
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2104 ] 

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of the National Capital Area

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of the National Capital Area

Advocacy Services

A voluntary health organization, seeking to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

National Kidney Foundation
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-7900
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2105 ] 

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Advocacy Services

Works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with Spinal Cord Injury/Diseases (SCI/D) as a leading advocate for health care, SCI/D research and education, veterans' benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.
Health Care Hotline 800-232-1782

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 18th Street, NW
Washinton, DC 20006
(800) 424-8200
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2108 ] 

Spanish Catholic Center (Centro Catolico Hispano)

Spanish Catholic Center (Centro Catolico Hispano)

Advocacy Services, health care

Provides medical, dental, immigration, legal, education and social services to new immigrants, primarily Latinos. Provides two bags of free food (mostly with fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, and orange juice) per person. Food distributed every Wednesday from 1-3. Must be low-income and apply for the program.

Catholic Charities
1618 Monroe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 483-1520
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2111 ] 

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)

Advocacy Services

Helps to raise awareness, build political will, and call for action with regard to creating, advancing, implementing and evaluating a national strategy to address suicide in our nation.

Addresses the issue of suicide among specific groups such as youth, elderly, etc.

Provides basic suicide information and suicide prevention 101.

Supports suicide survivors and attempt survivors.

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)
1010 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 408
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 449-3600
Resource Area: local
Updated: 10/03/2017  [ 2112 ] 

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