There are many groups that can help you care for your child. Your social worker can discuss these groups with you and help you contact them. They include:
About Face USA
P.O. Box 969
This group provides support and guidance to people with facial differences. They also publish a newsletter and sponsor support groups. Call to find a local chapter.
Children's Craniofacial Association
13140 Coit Road, Suite 307
Dallas, Texas 75240
This group provides information, a newsletter, parents' networks and an assistance fund for families who must travel for medical care.
Children's Medical Services
Georgia Division of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3186
This agency can help with the cost of medical treatment and equipment for needy patients and families.
Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS)
3050 Presidential Drive, Suite 114
Atlanta, Georgia 30340
This is a support group for parents of very ill children. They provide a newsletter, a hotline number, monthly support meetings, annual conferences and family get-togethers.
Cleft Palate Foundation
104 South Estes Drive, Suite 204
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
This is a nonprofit agency that provides information and doctor referrals to families.
The Georgia Advocacy Office
100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 520
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone: 404-885-1234 or 800-537-2329
This group provides information, training, referrals and legal advice and representation to people in Georgia with disabilities and mental illnesses. They work with families having problems with public school systems.
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