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Real help for people involved in child custody -- initial determination of custody or change of custody -- or divorce. This listing of individuals, groups, companies, services, organizations and professionals can make a difference today. Just starting or starting over -- this is the place to begin.

Dear Judge,        Reviews               YouTube clip
    This book can reassure parents doing the right things, and has opened the hearts of an angry, self-centered parents, allowing them to put the needs of the children before their own desires. Parents often think they know what is going on in the hearts of their children, and are stunned to discover how much children see, hear and know. Get this book to see how children express their concerns. Give this book to someone who needs to know how the children feel. You will see your children in these letters. The letters are funny, sad, happy, hopeful and amazing. This book is has 190 letters. PayPal   Google

Grandparents United for Children's Rights 

7811 Flint Hill Rd., Owings MD 20736 (301) 855-5560  

Single Parent Association

Is an international, nonprofit organization devoted to providing educational opportunities and FUN, family activities through our, always increasing, Check out our chapter network directory.'re not alone, we're here to help!  
(800) 704-2102   or   (602) 788-5511 is a unique online service that can help you win custody, change custody, or reduce child support. ParentingTime is used every day by thousands of parents and families worldwide. ParentingTime is an online custody calendar that allows you to easily schedule and track parenting time as well as monitor compliance with your custody arrangement. Find out more here, or try the Demo to experience ParentingTime for yourself.

Children's Rights Council of Maryland 
    417 Pershing Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4254

    The Children's Rights Council (CRC) is a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that works to assure children meaningful and continuing contact with both their parents and extended family regardless of the parents' marital status.  (301) 588-0262

How To Go To Visitation Without Throwing Up     

How To Go To Visitation Without Throwing Up is a book for young children about coping with regular visitation to separate parents, especially long-distance visitation. Written in very simple language arising from the point of view of a young boy who had a hard time adjusting to the stress of traveling back and forth to visit his mother. How To Go To Visitation Without Throwing Up offers more than just a mere advisory text - it has point-by-point observations, travel safety tips, and numerous fun activities to pass the travel time. Click here to see the Table of Contents. How To Go To Visitation Without Throwing Up is highly recommended reading, and a great resource for any parent having to take a child on a long-distance trip to visit friends and relations.  Available at

Divorce and Family Mediation Services 

1406-b Crain Highway Suite 301, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

Divorce mediation is an alternative to emotionally exhausting and expensive legal battles. Site provides useful info on custody, separation, local Maryland and internet resources for anyone going through the painful process of separation or divorce  
(410) 760-5588 ex. 203

Drug Free Resource Net

The most complete and accurate compilation of information about drugs on the Web. The more you know about drugs, the more you can do to help the people you care about. Turn to us for the slang names of drugs, information on different drugs and tips on how to talk to your kids about drugs.

Parenting at a Distance

Staying in touch with the children who live in your heart but not in your home.

As a bipolar mother I will never have custody of my children. That is the hardest thing I had to accept. Parenting at a Distance helps me send them activities that will help them remember me with some happy memories. I am getting better and they are getting older. Some day there will be an opportunity for us to sit together. I will tell them how much joy I found in putting together their projects and I hope they will be able to tell me how much they enjoyed my efforts. Really a good book. Meghan Morris --Letter to the publisher

Parenting at a Distance, has been a great resource for me. At first the mother of my son didn't want to help me communicate with the kids. The fact that I had a plan for contact with them and was consistent won her over. I think she gets as much a kick out of the seeing what will be in the next package as the boys do. Ken Richards --Weekend Fathers Newsletter.

Divorced Fathers for Justice

20 Dix Street, Waltham MA 02154-6505 (617) 891-5746
Post Office Box 631, Needham MA 02192-0007 (617) 455-8810

Division of Vital Records Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

(410) 225-5988 This will be a recorded message.
Metro Executive Building, 4201 Patterson Ave, P.O. Box 68760, Baltimore, MD 21215

    State office has had records since August 1898. Records for city of Baltimore are available from January 1875. We don't have to staff to do research for genealogical studies. For information you must apply to State of Maryland Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401                 (410) 974-3914

Coalition Organized for Parental Equality 

65 B Highland Cliff Rd., Windham ME 04062-2269  (207) 892-7083
20 Fairbanks Street, Apt 7 Augusta ME 04330-7046 (207) 846-1429
25 Bowdoin Street, Houlton ME 04730

Concerned Fathers
Post Office Box 2768, Springfield MA 01101-2768 (413) 736-7432
90 Keith Street, Springfield MA 01108-1730

Win Your Child Custody War  2011 Edition Shipping Now!     YouTube clip

Over 800 triple-columned pages of vital information about fighting for custody of your children. This book is for parents facing a vicious or dangerous person on the other side. Topics include your child having an attorney of his or her own, who must listen to the child's wishes, admit-deny to pin down the lies once and for all, how to keep your job from losing your child custody case, home study, psychological evaluation, false accusations of child abuse, dealing with real child abuse, Parental Alienation Syndrome, how to turn hearsay into documented evidence, hiring a great attorney and grounds for suing a bad one, the difference between issues and non-issues, how to produce contact logs that will help rather than hurt your case and much more. In most cases the other parent does not win custody you lose custody. This book won't let that happen to you. Information about fathers' rights, mothers' rights, grandparent rights and attorneys. This manual has been on the market longer, and is updated more often, than any other available. Click here to see how parents, grandparents and professionals Praise this manual. For people going through a divorce or the never-married parent. This is not a cheap download. It is an expensive manual. It costs less than 1/2 hour with a good attorney and gives you hundreds and more topics than any other product.  Available at the biggest,  Google the fastest delivery, and PayPal the most popular.

Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders (CPOs) By State

Comprehensive Behavioral Services                   Phone: 301-590-9000 
9021 Shady Grove Court                                      Fax:     301-869-7760
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

    Dr. Allan Z. Schwartzberg has over 30 years experience in psychiatry and 25 years of experience in forensic psychiatry.
    -He is nationally recognized as an expert in adolescent psychiatry
    -He has testified as an expert witness in many civil, family, & criminal cases
    -His clients include attorneys, insurance companies, & governmental agencies
    -Child custody evaluation
    -Evaluation of sexual and physical abuse and neglect
    -Children's competency to testify
    -Visitation assessment

Maryland Family Courts Mental Health Resources, Inc.    310-535-4868

P.O. Box 307 Chesapeake Beach, Maryland 20732

Professional services that include:
Custody Evaluations
Home Studies
Child/parent attachment assessment
Therapeutic supervised visitation
Child/Parent introduction or reunification
Parent Coordination/Special Master

Equitable Solutions 
10500 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21044
Certified Divorce Planners who help people through the financial maze of divorce.  They can project a future financial outcome based on possible scenarios, and clarify the consequences of a settlement you may be considering. Experienced financial planning professionals for financial questions. (410) 992-4501

Has a new marriage suddenly thrown step-siblings into the already frenzied mix of your blended family? If so, you’re likely to have your hands full: Managing a bigger family, warding off negative emotions, and making sure all the kids get along. But fear not, help is just a click away in the form of clinical social worker Debra Burrell, who shares her expert tips with Debbie.

Mediation Matters

9816 Parkwood Drive, Bethesda, MD. 20814
Divorce is painful but it does not have to be destructive. A skilled mediator can help couples work through tough issues in a respectful and healing manner. The Director of Mediation Matters, Carl D. Schneider, Ph.D., a Harvard-trained psychologist with more than 20 years experience, has trained several thousand mediators nationwide. Working with a female co-mediator, he provides the knowledgeable, gender-balanced and skilled help you need. Check out our web page; give us a call.       Tel. (301) 581-0330       Fax (301) 581-0346

Stone Wall Forensic Audio & Video Services 

Travis Kitchens Law Office Onalaska, Texas
(936) 642-1818
Stone Wall offers a state-of-the-art recording studio owned by practicing attorney offers forensic audio and video services including -- transfer of micro-cassette (answering machine) to cassette tape and compact disk format transfer of cassette tape to compact disk format clean up and enhancement of recorded conversation, including removal of tape hiss, hums, background noises and transcription of conversations preparation of cassette tape and/or compact disk trial exhibits indexing relevant passages/portions of the recorded media video editing for mediation purposes video editing for trial purposes preparation of exhibits for mediation and trial.

Extensive civil and criminal trial and appellate experience, both alone and as part of legal teams and both as prosecution (plaintiff) and defense, in District Courts in Trinity, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Houston, Angelina and surrounding counties including cases ranging from capital murder to forcible entry and detainer, family law, collections, personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice and deed restrictions.

Numerous video and audio presentations for mediation and trial. References of judges, clients and other attorneys available upon request.
Stone Wall's Chief Recording Engineer brings over 16 years of recording studio experience in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas in addition to working with Travis Kitchens in forensic audio the last three years. A detailed resume is available upon request. Reasonable rates and expedited service when necessary.

A certified financial planner and certified divorce planner licensed in: Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin. The office is in Rockville, MD.  
(301) 279-9300    and/or    (877) 694-6372    and/or    (888) 771-7171

Putting Kids First 

Walking Away From A Marriage Without Walking Over The Kids A positive guide for parents to assist in dealing with issues of custody and visitation of children. The Midwest Book Review said: “ At last: a guide which advises parents on how to walk away from a marriage with the least effects on the children. New attitudes about children and divorce's effects are needed: Oddenino provides these insights, juxtaposing case history examples of parent interactions and experiences with the legal system with keys to therapies which help heal the entire family. The author is an attorney for the Children’s Right’s Council.

Divorce and Family Mediation Services 

8112 Sea Water Path, Columbia, MD 21045 Divorce mediation offers couples a way to resolve issues of parenting, support, and distribution of assets without resorting to costly and painful litigation. The director, Roslyn Zinner, LCSW-C, has 25 years experience counseling families and is a member of the Academy of Family Mediators. Ms. Zinner would be happy to answer your questions so that you can decide if mediation is right for you. 
(410) 799-8985

Karen Klein, LCSW-C

2000 Century Plaza, Suite 256, Columbia, MD 21044    (410) 371-8408
Psychotherapy and Family Counseling    

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

6911 Laurel Bowie Road, Suite 309 , Bowie, MD 20715
TOLL FREE: (800) MD-HELPS    (301) 352-4574 (voice)    (301) 809-0422 (fax)

First Place Singles 

P.O. Box 6718, Columbia, MD 21045    (410-747-0552 (Betty)
Active social group with a wide variety of activities almost every day of the week.

Pasadena Legal Services

PLS is dedicated to providing the truth to our clients. We combine state-of-the-art equipment with professionally trained personnel in order to provide you with the most comprehensive work product available. When you chose to go with PLS you can be sure that your case is conducted by professionals that are dedicated.

PLS is a fully licensed, insured and bonded Private Detective Agency. We offer confidential and cost effective investigations. PLS is owned by Michael E. Daniel, A retired Anne Arundel County Police Sergeant. Michael spent the last five years of service in the Narcotics Division. Services prior to this range from Internal Affairs to the Auto Theft Squad. The 30 years spent as a sworn officer has provided Michael with the knowledge needed to put together a productive and professional investigative team for our clients. PLS has an impressive staff of male and female investigators. All investigators are thoroughly screened and have the appropriate background and education. This is done to help guarantee that your cases are handled in the most professional manner possible. PLS will conduct the most intensive investigation possible and will provide well documented evidence for your case. We utilize the latest equipment in photography and video so that your investigation can be conducted in the most secretive manner. Our reports are well written and easy to understand and provide yet another powerful tool to our clients. PLS has state-of-the-art vehicle’s, that have been specifically modified for surveillance, ranging from four wheel drive vehicle’s to water craft. This allows us to provide surveillance in all weather and situations through out the state, including Ocean City, MD.   (410) 360-3890

My Child

Mother's Rights - is a page dedicated to you, the Mothers, the Women, who care about the children.
There are hundreds of sites dedicated to Father's Rights Mother's Rights, Women's Rights.
All of the women.
Women living with their children
Women living apart from their children
Women struggling to keep their families in tact
Women fighting for custody of their children
Grandmothers fighting to protect their grand children
Second wives helping their husband's

All the children.
The children of your womb, the children of your heart.
The children you planned to have
The children that surprised you
The children you care for because they need you
The children you got when you married again
Don't be left getting tossed around in world with legal systems too busy and too powerful to care about women and children. They say the best way to judge the level of civilization of a society is to observe how they care for their children and women.
I don't see any societies I would call too civilized. Click here to go to the Great links I have found to be very helpful for women.

Alternate Dispute Resolution

This mediation and dispute resolution resources site contains substantial on-line materials for alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

National Organization of Women 

1000 16th St. NW #700, WA., DC 20036
(202) 331-0066

N.O.W. Is an organization of Men and women who support full equality for women in truly equal partnership with men. Check out our Action Alerts and please take action NOW. YOU can make a difference. We have listed a number of other links to feminist resources/sites on the Web that we find very useful. Looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you at one of our actions, events, or meetings. 

Parenting at a Distance

Staying in touch with the children who live in your heart but not in your home.

As a bipolar mother I will never have custody of my children. That is the hardest thing I had to accept. Parenting at a Distance helps me send them activities that will help them remember me with some happy memories. I am getting better and they are getting older. Some day there will be an opportunity for us to sit together. I will tell them how much joy I found in putting together their projects and I hope they will be able to tell me how much they enjoyed my efforts. Really a good book. Meghan Morris --Letter to the publisher

Parenting at a Distance, has been a great resource for me. At first the mother of my son didn't want to help me communicate with the kids. The fact that I had a plan for contact with them and was consistent won her over. I think she gets as much a kick out of the seeing what will be in the next package as the boys do. Ken Richards --Weekend Fathers Newsletter.

Detective and P.I. Licensing 

Maryland State Police, PI Licensing Division, Jessup, MD
(410) 799-0191, ext. 331

Grands Place

GrandsPlace is compiling a data base of support groups in each state. You can contact the Department of Aging or any other resource in your state that could send us information on Support Groups for the state....please take the time to do this. It would mean so much to the grandparents and special others searching for support and friends locally.

    National Coalition of Free Men

    The Public Hearing Room includes testimony and speeches before public bodies. This material provides excellent examples of how NCFM is representing you. ...And, it demonstrates how you can get involved in the political process in a meaningful way by joining in with NCFM. Publications listed and summarized here are available through the U.S. mail. Topics include effects of language on male behavior, discrimination against men in criminal court and more.

    Parents Without Partners

    The problems are many in bringing up our children alone, contending with the emotional conflicts of divorce, never-married, separation or widowhood. PWP Inc. is the only international organization that provides real help in the way of discussions, professional speakers, study groups, publications and social activities for families and adults. Through the exchange of ideas and companionship, we hope to further our common welfare and the well-being of our children.

    Narcotics Anonymous

    We open the doors to Meetings, Help Line #s, Door to NA Links, Other Links, Web Rings & Search and Activities.  (800) 338-8750

    Justice Pro Se Post Office Box 689, Falmouth MA 02541-0689 (508) 548-3295
    50 Blaine Street, Brockton MA 02(401) -6106 (617) 584-6459
    444 Michael Sears Rd., Belchertown MA 01007 (413) 730-2673

    Court Watch 

    Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Court Watch may be available for women who fear misrepresentation in the courtroom. Court Watches consist of groups of men and women, dressed in business suits, who sit quietly in the back of the courtroom and take notes. The purpose is to let the court personnel and others present know that they are being watched, and that they will be held accountable for their behavior and decisions. The presence of a large and highly visible group of people is very effective. It also provides a source of support and empowerment for the woman who requests it. Information about Court Watches, including volunteering, assistance and referrals for Court Watches in other states is available. They also requests volunteers who wish to participate in Court Montreal.  (301) 856-9225

    Healing the Wounds of Relationship Email: attention Arzi McKeown, MA/MS, DTR
    A 1-1/2 day workshop in the Washington DC area offering an exploration of  minds, hearts and lives for those who have just experienced the ending of a relationship.

    People Against Parental Kidnapping
    83 Willow Ave, Sommerville MA 02144-2923

Licensing Requirements for Missouri Detectives and P.I.'s
P.O. Box 720, Jefferson City, MO 65102
There is no license required on the state level, but Kansas City, St Louis, Joplin, St Joseph and Springfield require licensing.

Foundation for Grandparenting
12 Sheldon Rd., Cohasset MA 02025-1428    (617) 383-6603

Fathers United for Equal Justice 

10 Rollingwood, Eliot ME 03903-1508   (207) 439-2986

Resources for Stepdads:

Stepfathers on

Seven Steps to Being a Better Stepdad

Stepfathering on

Stepdad on – National Center on Fathering

TheStepfamilyLife’s Links for Stepdads


Men's Rights /ERA & Parental Lv Proj 

5 Joseph Rd., Framingham MA 01701-7630   (508) 877-5467

Child Custody Witness Guide for Deposition or in Court

Essential to giving the testimony you need to give. Critical for the witnesses you are counting on. Important for all types of cases and essential for child custody and divorce cases. You only get one chance to protect your fathers rights, mothers rights or grandparent rights in court. Avoid the tricks and traps of questioning. This books fast easy solution will let you watch the effectiveness of your case skyrocket! This book is 5 1/2" X 9" with more than 230 pages.  

National Coalition of Free Men (617) 232-1542

1584 Beacon Street, Apt A, Brookline MA 02146-2209

Concerned United Birthparents (617) 328-3005

Post Office Box 396, Cambridge MA 02238-0396

Fathers United for Equal Rights (301) 927-7638

Post Office Box 3308, Silver Spring MD 20918-3308

Child Custody Case Management Forms 

2010 Edition. Chapters include forms that will help you 'Get a Handle on Your Situation', deal with 'The Professionals', institute and maintain control, 'Case management', and give you 'Examples of Legal Forms'. Fathers Rights and Mothers Rights groups encourage dads and moms to use the 'Incident Report Forms' and an observer to defuse potentially explosive confrontations. The 'Condition of the Child Form' is excellent for creating a paper trail to prove real charges or disprove false abuse charges. Other forms include Contact Problem and Incident List, Evidence to Disprove Statements, Equipment & Service Options, Witness Practice - Review, Evaluating the professionals, Authorization for Child’s Medical Care, Temporary Delegation of Parental Authority, Trip Permission. Essential to the effective management of the most important event in your life. The control you gain and maintain can help with child custody or divorce. This book is 8 1/2" X 11" and contains more than 320 examples and forms. Click here to see the entire Table of Contents, then, for fastest delivery This product has been on the market longer and is updated more often than any other available.

Free Men 

9244 Hobnail Ct., Columbia MD 21045-4005        (410) 997-1957  

Single Momz
    The site for Single Momz by Single Momz. We know what it's like. Whether you came to single Motherhood by choice or not, you're here and we're glad you've joined us. Our goal is to provide an informative and supportive network where we Single Mothers can share our experiences & knowledge, friendship & caring in support of each other and Single Mothers everywhere. You'll find a variety of topics, ranging from potty training to presidential candidates, child support to career strategies, teenagers to time savers. If you don't find what you need, just ask, we're all Single Momz here, and we're here to help!

Big Brothers and Sisters National Capitol Area 
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Needs adult men and women to match with the children on the Big Brother/Big Sister waiting list. Over 1/3 of the children are growing up in single parent families. Be a Really BIG Person! and volunteer to be a Big Brother or Sister to a child. If because of a child custody or divorce dispute you can't spend time with your child, volunteer to spend time with another child that needs you.  (301) 587-0021

Maryland Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. 

503 Maryland Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 We can provide you with: Helpline services; public awareness programs through educational presentations to the community and professionals; responsible gaming policies to the gaming industry, and information services on problem and compulsive gambling.  (410) 788-8599

Marriage Encounter

Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter
Jewish Marriage Enhancement
International Lutheran Marriage Encounter
Methodist Marriage Encounter
Roman Catholic Marriage Encounter
Seventh-Day Adventist Marriage Encounter
United Church of Christ Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter, is a weekend away from home, family and responsibilities where in a comfortable, secluded environment a couple is guided in the discovery of new techniques of communicating and sharing with one another. It is not a retreat, but it is a program designed to give couples the opportunity to examine their lives together, their weaknesses and strong points, their attitudes toward each other and toward their families. Couples are given the opportunity to look at themselves, privately with their partner in an honest, face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter.

Engaged Encounter, is a weekend experience designed to help couples prepare personally and as a couple for marriage. The focus is on the marriage, not on the wedding. "A wedding is a day ... a marriage is a lifetime." Couples are shown communication and decision-making techniques they can use throughout their lifetime together. Engaged Encounter is specifically designed for quiet reflection and discussion by each couple. It is a positive, simple, common-sense experience between two people who are either seriously considering engagement, engaged or recently married. At no time will the couple be asked to share their private experiences with the group.

Fathers for Equal Rights of MD 
Post Office Box 511, Randallstown MD 21133  (410) 764-9340

Killers & Boosters for Child Custody Cases  (Attitude Adjustment for Child Custody Case Litigants)

Advice is usually given by people without the real information or life experience, with the right intention at the wrong time. With this book you can take advice when you want it and ready to hear it. You can act on what you have learned, mull it over or discard the advice altogether without interference. This book will not allow you to give the opposition power you might imagine but that they do not really have or let you allow others to diminish the importance you play in your children's lives. Divorce is never easy, this will help. This book has been called 'Chicken Soup' for the Child Custody Case. It will help a lot and it certainly can't hurt. This book is 5 1/2" X 9" and has more than 1,700 entries. Click here to see more about the book.

Grandparents United for Children's Rights

622 Milford Mill Rd., Baltimore MD 21208 (410) 486-8809
8233a Highpoint Rd., Baltimore MD 21226 (410) 255-0976

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Maryland 

711 W. 40th St. Suite 451, Baltimore, MD 21211 Check the AMIMD web site for up-to-date, detailed local support group information. Millions With Schizophrenia Not Getting Basic Treatment, Landmark Study Shows Care Lags Far Behind Science NAMI Empowers Consumers, Families to Take Control of Care by Putting First-of-its-kind Treatment Guide Directly in Their Hands. 
Tel. (410) 467-7100 or (800) 467-0075    Fax (410) 476-7195

NO BULLY website

This site is part of the Telecom/Police STOP BULLYING Campaign. Spot and Bo are here to show you around the site. You can hang out with Bo and his friends and play the No Bully game, and he's got lots of other useful stuff for kids. Spot can help you to find out about support services in your community and ways that adults can help kids to deal with bullying.

This site originates in New Zealand but addresses a world wide problem. Telecom is the major sponsor of Police programs which help young New Zealanders to avoid becoming offenders or victims of crime. The programs encourage children and young people to act safely and confidently to protect themselves and their property, and avoid drug abuse. Telecom supports the Police because we recognize it is the responsibility of all New Zealanders to allow our children and young people to grow up in a safe and healthy environment.

IRS Forms & Publications The latest IRS publications and forms with instructions for download in the various formats.

Child Support Enforcement Administration 

311 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
(800) 638-3912 or (410) 767-7619    
Child Support Guidelines
1 Child = 20%
2 Children = 25%
3 Children = 30%
4 Children = 35%
5 Children = 40%
6 Children = 45%

Law Offices of Fred L. Coover, P.C. 

10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 1200, Columbia, Maryland 21044
A Law Firm providing prompt and responsive legal services with an emphasis in divorce, custody and child support. 
(410) 997-7600

Maryland Bar Association
520 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
The Maryland State Bar Association is a professional, non-profit, voluntary membership association comprised of nearly 18,000 attorneys across the state of Maryland, which monitors judicial and legislative issues in the state, offers legal education opportunities and promotes leadership within the legal profession. MSBA develops and sponsors public service programs to ensure the delivery of quality legal services to all citizens and is committed to furthering the efficient administration of justice and equality for all under the law.   (410) 685-7878

Law Enforcement Agencies in Maryland

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychoanalytic Association The American Psychoanalytic Association is a professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. The Association is comprised of Affiliate Societies and Training Institutes in many cities and has about 3,000 individual members. We are a Regional Association of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

Divorce Doc  4933 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Divorce and Child Custody infromation by child custody evaluator. Includes articles, free Divorce Magazine, virtual groups, State-by-State resources, and more. 
(301) 654-8988

American Psychological Association  750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002  (202) 336-5500

American Society of Addiction Medicine  4601 North Park Ave, Arcade Suite 101, Chevy Chase, M.D. 20815

"The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism or other addictions."  (301) 656-3920

Center for Mental Health Services Site includes; Search, What's New, Newsroom, Funding, Kids Area, Español, Databases, Mental Health at HHS, Calendar, Publications, Catalog, Mental Health Information, Professionals, Links and About CMHS.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder 8181 Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785

CHADD Works To Improve the Lives of People With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Through Education, Advocacy, and Support. We the People, Building Partnerships Through Education, Advocacy, Support and Research.  (800) 233-4050   or   (301) 306-7070

Children Now We work to improve the quality of news and entertainment media both for children and about children's issues.

Court Appointed Special Advocates A safe, permanent home isn't something a child should only dream about. Almost half a million children in the United States live in foster care, meant to be a temporary haven. They have been removed from their homes, not because they did anything wrong, but because they've been abused or neglected.
One judge had an idea to help these children find a way into safe, permanent homes more quickly. His idea was CASA...

Internet Mental Health Knowledge must be shared. Our goal is to improve understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness throughout the world. Introduction Our purpose; helpful tips; how to contact us. Disorders The 52 most common mental disorders including: description, diagnosis, treatment, and research findings. Medications The 67 most common psychiatric drugs including: indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse effects, overdose, dosage, and research findings.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression You Can Help Find a Cure Right now, there is not enough money to support the many important scientific projects that are paving the way for the cures for psychiatric illness. You can help. Government employees... Designate your United Way and/or CFC #1196 on your campaign's pledge card. Corporate campaigns and matching gift programs can increase the size of your gifts to NARSAD. Thank you for your support.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information Site/Web Search Databases, Research Briefs, Latest Research, Conference Calendar, Workplace Issues, Resources & Referrals, Related Links, What's New, Alcohol & Drug Facts, On-Line Catalog, Funding/Grants, Online Forums, Kids Area.

National Depressive and Mani-Depressive Association  The National Depressive & Manic- Depressive Association would like to welcome you to our home page. It is full of helpful information from education to advocacy to support and much more.  (800) 826-3632

Stand For Children 1834 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009

Until every child goes to school "Ready to Learn, Ready to Succeed," America's promise will never be realized. What does it mean for every child to be "Ready to Learn, Ready to Succeed?" In addition to caring and supportive parents, it takes quality and affordable: health coverage, child care, out-of-school activities, education, and violence-free communities. How can you take action to support our children? Join Stand For Children and become part of a growing nationwide grassroots voice for children. Email your Members of Congress to Stand For Children on specific issues. Share your thoughts, and read what others have to say, on issues affecting children. Sign the Stand For Children pledge.         (800) 663-4032   or   (202) 234-0095

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Fat Loss and Eating Awareness Support Group Ongoing 12-week program, Mondays 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, Alexandria, VA. Learn about which foods are right for you, develop a personalized eating and exercise plan, learn behavioral change techniques and replace your body fat with lean muscle. Home presentations also available.
Contact Evelin Saxinger, (703) 578-4513,

FIERCE WORDS TENDER Fabulosa Women's Open Mic
Second Saturday of each month, from 3-5 PM, at the Espresso Garden & Café,
814 South Bascom Ave., San José
Third Saturday of each month, from 6-8 PM, at Sister Spirit Bookstore; 938
The Alameda, San José
For more information call (408) 580.1150 or Email:

EarthSave Supports people in shifting toward plant-centered food choices for personal and planetary health. A monthly vegan potluck and lecture series is held on third Saturday evenings in Towson. Call (410) 252-3043.

Heart of the Goddess 10 Leopard Rd., Berwyn, PA 19312. (610) 695-9494, Fax: (610) 408-0146. Ongoing Women's long-term training. Email:

Family Sculpting Workshops monthly, Women's Issues group Free Friday Night Out lecture series. Call for more information about these and other on-going groups: Pat Mysak, (410) 560-0595.

Sunday Meditation Group Meditation open to the public each Sunday at 10 am Please call the Shambhala Center at (410) 727-2422.

Self-Help/Support Group Meetings Every Wednesday, 7: 00 p.m., Sheppard Pratt. Over a dozen self-help grps. meet each week on Sheppard Pratt campus, including: Alcoholics Anon., Narcotics Anon., Nicotine Anon., Eating Disorders., Anxiety Disorders, Survivors of Abuse and many more. Call 410-938-4850 for rooms & times.

FREE Do It Yourself Divorce” Class The Class is offered through the Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP), a joint program of two nonprofit organizations: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) and the Pro Bono Counseling Project. For dates and locations, registration, or to find out whether or not you are eligible for free legal help, call MVLS at 410-547-6537.

American Holistic Nurses Association Monthly meetings with Healing Touch practice are open to non-members. Call MD/DC coordinator, Joanne Matson at 301-574-0124 for information on local meetings.

American Sign Language Classes Provided at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. New cycle begins in September. Sponsored by The Hearing and Speech Agency. For information call 410-243-3800.

The Renewal Center for Therapy and Healing Therapeutic Learning Forum with Hillel Zeitlin, LCSW-C, and Associates. Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00, Monthly. See our display ad for class schedule or call 410-358-1381 or 888-589-6215.

Pentagon Peace Vigil Every Monday 7-8 am, South entrance Pentagon. Sponsored by Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. For more info., call 202-882-9649.

NOW--National Organization for Women/Baltimore Chapter PO Box 9770, Baltimore, MD 21286-9770, 410-668-4399.
NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, with more than 500 members in the Baltimore chapter. Monthly general meetings are informal and fun and are held the second Thursday of the month. Everyone is invited to attend and non-members are welcome.

Step Forth Books & Healing Center Offers ongoing classes & workshops. For info call 410-263-8683.

St. Michael's Psychic Science Church
    Presents Rev. Hazel Cassell. The Days Inn, 100 Hopkins Place, Baltimore, Maryland on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 11 am - 3 pm. Private consultations are available. Donations are accepted. For more information, call Rev. Hazel Cassell at (703) 551-0226.

Aliza Brandywine Center for Parent-Infant Development At Battle Monument School--7801 E. Collingham Drive, Baltimore, MD 21222--space for sessions available. Call Donna Pate or Jan Simons at 410-285-5985.

Non Support Pages Sheriff Norman J. Pepersack, Jr. has announced that the Baltimore County Sheriff's Office is the first to enter the Information Super Highway by publishing a Web page listing the the most wanted non-support offenders. This list gives information on parents who have court orders for their arrest because they have not paid their child support and provides a picture and an option to Email the Office if you have any information on the whereabouts of the wanted person(s). The development of the Page for the Sheriff's Office was a joint effort with the County Department of Information technology, the Department of Support and Custody and the Baltimore County Library. The URL is:

"It takes an enlightened village to raise an enlightened child." If prevention-oriented government and consciousness-based education appeals to YOUR higher self, call the Natural Law Party at 1-800-332-0000. The Natural Law Party wants YOU!

The Sexual Assault Center Baltimore City offers a new comprehensive program for survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault/abuse. The program includes counseling, a 24-hour hotline, community outreach and volunteer opportunities. For more information, call 410-837-7000.
Hotline: 410-828-6390

Twin Oaks Is a intentional community of 100 people living on 450 acres in central Virginia, sharing values of cooperation, non-violence and egalitarianism. We offer regularly scheduled tours and visits. Please write or call ahead: 138 PR Twin Oaks Rd, Louisa, VA, 540-894-5126

Open Women's Drumming 1st Sunday of each Month... WomanSpirit Drummers are a small, friendly group that welcomes all women to join us in our celebrations. Open drumming is from 7:00 - 9:00 at First Parish UU Church, Framingham Center, MA. For more information, please Email Terri Iversen at, or call (508) 435-5716

Debtors Anonymous Is a 12 Step self help group for persons who have money or debt problems. Call 410-825-7455 for meeting locations and times. Beginners meeting every Monday 7:30 pm at Govans Presbyterian Church School bldg - York Road (south of Senator Theatre).

Al-Anon/Alateen If someone in your life has a drinking problem, you can see what it's doing to him or her -- but can you see what it's doing to you!! Group meetings for the family and friends of someone who abuses alcohol are held each evening and many afternoons throughout the Baltimore area & surrounding counties. For information as to the time and place of meetings please call (410) 832-7094.

Food Addicts Anonymous A 12-step fellowship that gives hope for freedom from the obsession with food.
Call 410-381-6689

A Family Support Group For those who have loved ones that suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder meets at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in the B Building in Room B-53. We meet every third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. There is no fee. For more information call 410-247-5635 for the Baltimore Group and 703-978-6425 for the Northern Virginia Group.

Straight Spouses Support Group Support for heterosexuals who are married to or separated/ divorced from homosexual men and women. Meets 4th Saturday of every month in the Baltimore metro area. Call 703-548-3238 or FAX 703-425-6763. Ask for Mary S. Internet:

Family Sculpting Workshops monthly, Women's Issues group now forming, free Friday Night Out lecture series. Call for more information about these and other on-going groups: Pat Mysak, (410) 560-0595

Celebrating the Wild Woman: A Path to Aliveness Monthly and weekly ongoing women's circles in Annapolis and Takoma/DC. Recie Dolan, RN, BSN. (301) 589-4054

Sailing Through Life Seminars--A Quest for Meaning & Purpose Plan a cruise now! Juanita Ruth One, One World Enterprises P.O. Box 3156 Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 263-9339 FAX 263-3157

Experience the Root of Change by Uncovering Your Life Patterns "Transforming the Knowing of East & West," by Susan Miller, certified professional counselor, licensed social worker, past life regression therapist, Reiki master, BioEnergy therapist, Shamanic journeyer, soul recognition facilitator. 16 years experience.

Join Maryland United For Peace and Justice! Ron Solomon/MUPJ, 327 E. 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. "For information call" (410)747-3811 (Baltimore) -or-(301)390-9684 (DC metro)

Pro Bono Programs: One way to find a lawyer to provide free legal representation in civil cases is by contacting a pro bono program -- also known as volunteer lawyer programs. Pro bono programs are operated by state, county or local bar associations; by legal services programs; by other agencies in the community or independently. They use local attorneys who have agreed to provide free legal representation to eligible persons referred by the pro bono program. There are tens of thousands of attorneys throughout the country who volunteer their services through these programs.

Legal Aid Attorneys:Family Law Hotline  In Lutherville serving the State of Maryland.   (410) 561-7183

House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (410) 554-8463

The Lawyers Clearinghouse (410) 837-0755

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. (410) 539-0097

Maryland State Bar Association Pro Bono Panel (301) 662-5155

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc. (410) 547-6537
In Baltimore serving he State of Maryland excluding Allegheny, Montgomery and Prince George's counties.  (410) 561-7183

Public Justice Center, Inc. (410) 625-9409

Allegany County Human Resources Development Legal Services Program (301) 724-3931

Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation 
In Annapolis serving Anne Arundel county.  (301) 280-6950

Advocates for Children & Youth 
Serving Baltimore City and the counties of Baltimore, Prince Georges, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Howard.  (410) 547-9200

Baltimore Bar Pro Bono Project (410) 539-5418

Bar Association of Baltimore City Legal Services to the Elderly Program (410) 396-1322

Baltimore City Community Law Center, Inc. (410) 366-0922

St. Ambrose Legal Services 
In Baltimore serving Baltimore City and Baltimore county.  (301) 366-8537

Charles County Bar Association 

In LaPlata serving Charles county.  (301) 283-6000

Montgomery County, MD, Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program
In Rockville serving Montgomery county.   (301) 424-7651

Law Foundation of Prince George's County Pro Bono Project
In Hyattsville serving Prince George's county.   (301) 864-8354 & 8353 Saint Mary's Women's Center 
In Lexington Park serving primarily Saint Mary's county.  (301) 862-3636

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