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Community Resources

Below is a selection of Web sites for information related to family caregiving and other topics highlighted in WHYY's Circle of Love series. Note: Most of the national sites provide a way to search for information about local chapters of the organizations and/or regional resources.


National Family Caregivers Association

Read current news and information about caregiving issues; download how-to guides and tips for caregivers; check out the latest caregiving statistics; and learn how to get involved in promoting legislation that supports family and professional caregivers.

Mental Health

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Learn more about the services provided by the MHASP; print out guides for help understanding various mental health issues; and link to community resources.

Alzheimer's Disease

The ForgettingAlzheimer's Association

Learn more about the many local services that the Delaware Valley chapter of the organization provides, including: a safe return program for wanderers; support groups; family caregiver training; public education programs; professional development programs; and advocacy. A 24-hour, toll-free help line is available at 1 (800) 272-3900.

The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's

As the companion site for the national program, this hub for Alzheimer's information and support helps the public understand the disease by weaving together personal stories, science, and history.

Down Syndrome

National Association for Down Syndrome

Check out the latest news and facts about Down syndrome; access community resources; post your thoughts and questions to the discussion board; and read inspirational stories.

Learning Disabilities

PBS "Struggling to Learn"

Learn more about how to recognize and understand a variety of learning problems; read the advice of several learning disability experts; discover strategies for helping a struggling child; and print out a list of resources pertaining to reading, writing, math, attention and general learning difficulties.