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There are many national and international organizations providing resources, training, and counseling for caregivers. The following list provides contact information and homepage URLs for some of these organizations.

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Organizations providing:

General Caregiver resources
Animal Caregiver resources
Family Caregiver resources
Trauma/Stress Caregiver resources


General Caregiver resources:

Caregiver Wellness
Compassion Fatigue and Chronic Sorrow Workshops

Jan Spilman, MEd. RCC
PO Box 44062
Burnaby, BC V5B 4Y2

(604) 297-0609


Compassion Unlimited
J. Eric Gentry Ph.D.
3205 South Gate Circle #21
Sarasota, Fl 34239

(941) 720-0143
(941) 827-9459 (fax)


Gift From Within
Joyce Boaz, Executive Director
16 Cobb Hill Rd.
Camden, ME 04843

(207) 236-8858
(207) 236-2818 (fax)


Healthy Caregiving, LLC
Patricia Smith, Founder


Kind Ethics
Viki Kind, M.A.


Mindful Schools
Christina Guerra, Training Coordinator
1944 Embarcadero East
Oakland, CA 94606

(510) 535-6746


Professional Quality of Life
B.Hudnall-Stamm, PhD
Whitefish, MT

(208) 282-4436


TEND Academy
Providing Compassion Fatigue Live Training and Certified Online Courses

Fran├žoise Mathieu, Co-Executive Director
Dr. Patricia Fisher, Co-Executive Director
PO Box 20
Kingston, On. K7L 4V6 Canada


The Courage Expert
Sandra Ford Walston



Animal Caregiver resources:

American Humane
Protecting Children and Animals since 1877
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117

(303) 792-9900


Compassion in Balance: Online Courses + Coaching
Jessica Dolce, MS
Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator

(267) 242-5190


Humane Society University (online and onsite training programs)
Makeda Crane, Workshop Coordinator
700 Professional Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

(866) 481-6912


interFace Veterinary HR Systems, LLC
Katherine Dobbs, RVT CVPM PHR
3825 E. Calumet St.
Suite 400-187
Appleton, WI 54915

(920) 450-1982


Rekindle LLC
Julie Squires
Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator
Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist

(914) 388-7068


Steadfast Steeds of Western Colorado
Blaine Scott, M. Div CFS
PO Box 3953
Grand Junction, CO 81502

(970) 241-0939


Vet Tech
Tina Marconi
Joseph Morris


Jordan benShea, Executive Director



Family Caregiver resources

About Assisted Living


American Red Cross
Family Caregiving Program

National Headquarters
2025 E. St NW
Washington, DC 20006

(202) 303-4498 or contact your local chapter


A Place for Mom
Free senior care information service

(877) 369-9261


Dare to Care: Caring for our Elders
Cheryl Carmichael


Military Family Network


National Family Caregiving Association (NFCA)
10400 Connecticut Avenue Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20985

(301) 942-6430
(301) 942-2302 (fax)


National Alliance for Caregiving
4720 Montgomery Lane
5th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 718-8444


Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 GSW Drive
Americus, Georgia 31709

(229) 928-1234
(229) 931-2663



Trauma/Stress Caregiver resources

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Psychological First Aid Certification

615 N.Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

(410) 614-3274


Greater Good Science Center
Research on Mindfulness, Happiness, Gratitude, Compassion

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

510 642-2490


Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
Mary Schoenfeldt, President
PO Box 171
Hugo, MN 55038

(651) 312-1799


Sidran Institute
Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy

200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 207
Towson, MD 21286

(410) 825-8888
(410) 337-0747


Traumatic Stress Institute/Center for Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapy, LLC
Trauma Research, Education, and Training Institute, Inc.
22 Morgan Farms Drive
South Windsor, CT 06074

(860) 644-2541