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Family Support Resources

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  • National Center for Cultural Competence

    Supports family participation and satisfaction and strives to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs.

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources for Parents and Caregivers

    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides a variety of resources for parents, caregivers and youth related to different types of childhood trauma, including coping with hard times, grief, hospitalizations and more.

    Resources are available in English and Spanish.

  • National Diaper Bank Network

    The National Diaper Bank Network connects and supports the country’s more than 200 community-based diaper banks that collect, store and distribute free diapers to struggling families. The website includes a list of member diaper banks in Illinois.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

    Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education and referral services in over 200 languages.

    Call (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3224 (TTY). You can also text “START” to 88788 or chat live on The Hotline website.

  • National Fatherhood Initiative

    The National Fatherhood Initiative is a non-profit organization that aims to end father absence. They provide a variety of free resources for dads and organizations.

  • National Father’s Network

    Specifically for men who have children with special needs, information, advocacy and support.

  • National Paralysis Resource Center

    The National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC), operated by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. The NPRC assists people as they navigate through the various stages of their recovery after the diagnosis of paralysis.

    NPRC offers free tips and information on health, costs and insurance, choosing a wheelchair, home and travel, and help for caregivers. NPRC also offers:

    • Information specialists
    • Peer and family support programs
    • Updates on advocacy/policy initiatives
    • A program for veterans and current service members

    If you have questions, please email

  • National Parent Helpline

    Offers emotional support from a trained advocate to help you become an empowered and stronger parent. Parent advocates can list, offer emotional support, help you problem-solve, connect you with local resources, help you explore new resources and more.

    The National Parent Helpline is available Monday through Friday from 12 – 9 p.m. at (855) 427-2736 (855-4A PARENT).

  • National PKU Alliancesun-icon

    The National PKU alliance provides information including the latest research, a guide for new parents, educational videos, cooking and food, personal stories, scholarships, and legislation and policy.

    Individuals impacted by Phenylketonuria (known as PKU) may also download the PKU Handbook, a guide to help understand, organize information and manage PKU from diagnosis to adulthood.

  • National Respite Locator

    ARCH National Respite Network and Research Center provides a National Respite Locator on its website as well as additional resources for finding respite in your community.