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Veterans' Widows International Network - member of The Military Coalition
Edmee Hills, VWIN National Chairperson - (303) 693-4745
To join the VWIN membership, send your annual membership dues to:
 VWIN - c/o Joyce Spaulding, VWIN National Treasurer,
 1953 S. Newark Way, Aurora, CO 80014

The Military Coalition -

VITAS - - 1-800-938-4827
Vitas is an organization that provides special care for people during the last months of life. When medicine cannot cure a disease, it still can offer services and support to make life as comfort
able and enjoyable as possible. Services may be provided at no cost to qualified patients.

Hospice Foundation of America - 800-854-3402 -

Lymphoma Research Foundation -
8800 Venice Blvd. Suite 207, Los Angeles, CA 90034 - (800) 500-9976
New York Office - (800) 235-6848

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society -
 Research & advocacy efforts regarding health risks of Agent Orange & other herbicide exposure
1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605
 Phone: (800) 955-4572 or (914) 949-5213

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) -  /  1-800-882-1316

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America - - 1-800-VVA-1316

Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation - - 1-866-822-8963

Agent Orange Registry Claims Office - orange - 1-800-749-8387

National Veterans Legal Services Program - 1-202-265-8305 /

Veterans Administration Office -  / 1-800-827-1000

Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Agents Service (for Agent Orange Review Brochures)

Agent Orange/Persian Gulf Registry - 1-800-749-8387

Spina Bifida Program of the VA Health Administration - 1-888-820-1756

Birth Defect Research for Children - - 1-407-895-0802
Betty Mekdeci - email:

Vietnam Veterans Aid Foundation - renamed National Veterans Foundation -  / 1-888-777-4443

Agent Orange Victims & Widows Support Network -The Agent Orange Quilt of Tears
Jennie LeFevre, Former Member of the Agent Orange Coordinating Council
For information contact: Shelia & Henry Snyder - email:
 P.O. Box 90, Davenport, Florida 33836 -

AOWAC - Agent Orange Widows Awareness Coalition -
P O Box 92131, Long Beach, Ca 90809-2131  /  (562) 421-4640

The Order of the Silver Rose - Honoring the Victims of Agent Orange  -  Order a Silver Rose Medallion for your Vietnam Veteran
Call Gary Chenett, National Director at (810) 714-2748 or email: 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund -
 In Memory Application for Ceremony near the DC Wall
1023 15th Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington DC 20005
(202) 393-0090  fax: (202) 393-0029

The Virtual Wall -

Agent Orange - The Last Battle - A documentary film on DVD by Adam Scholl and Stephanie Jobe

Agent Orange Benefits Act - FAQ's

Bereavement / Grief Resources Below:

Books and Booklets
The Holy Bible, The Old and New Testament Good Grief  by Granger E. Westberg,  Fortress Press
New Hope Grief Handbooks For Kids & Adults
 by Sue Beeney, R.N. – New Hope Grief Support  
 Community, PO Box 8057, Long Beach, CA 90808 /  / 562-429-0075
Widow To Widow
 by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, M.S., Fisher Books

Getting to the Other Side of Grief
 by Susan ZonnebeltSmeenge, R.N.,Ed.D. and
 Robert De Vries, D.Min., Ph.D, Baker Books

A Grace Disguised
 by Gerald Sittser, Zondervan Publishing House
A Grief Observed
 by C. S. Lewis, HarperCollins San Francisco
Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy
 by J. William Worden, Ph.D.
Roses in December
 by Marilyn Willett Heavilin, Thomas Nelson Publishers
December’s Song
 by Marilyn Willett Heavilin, Thomas Nelson
Let Me Grieve But Not Forever 
 by Verdell Davis, Word Publishing
When God Doesn’t Make Sense
 by Dr. James Dobson, Tyndale House Publishers
Lightposts for Living
 by Thomas Kinkade, Warner Books, (also in Audio Book)
A Step Further by Joni Eareckson Tada and
 Steve Estes, Zondervan Publishing
Overcoming Loneliness
 by David Jeremiah, Thomas Nelson Publishers
You Gotta Keep Dancin’
  by Tim Hansel, Chariot Victor Publishing
Care Notes Pamphlets
 by One Caring Place, Abbey Press  (800) 325-2511
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
 by Harold Kushner, Avon Books
When Going to Pieces Holds You Together: You can Find Healing When You Allow Yourself To Grieve
 by William Miller, Augsburg Publishing House
Healing Grief by Amy Hillyard, Medic Publishing
Healing a Father’s Grief
 by William H. Schatz,  Medic Publishing - (206) 881-2883
The Bereaved Parent 
 by Harriot Sarnoff Schiff Crown Publishers &
Living When a Loved One Has Died
 by Earl Grollman, Bekin Press
Your Grief: You Are Not Going Crazy by MADD Publishing
A Man Called Peter by Cathrine Marshall  A Gift of Hope: How We Survive Our Tragedies
 by Robert Veninga, Ballantine Books
“Journeys” – A monthly publication and literature by
 Hospice Foundation of America  - (202) 638-5419 
Grief: A Climb Toward Understanding
 by Phyllis Davies Sunnybank Publishers
A book on the death of a child and valuable bereavement  information.  Good Grief For Life’s Love Lost  - by
St. Mark’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos, CA
 Lucky Canyon Publishing (888) 356-5621


Zig Ziglar  Confessions of a Grieving Christian,  Thomas Nelson Word Publishers “Living With Grief After Sudden Loss” and “Working Through Your Grief”
available through Luyben Mortuaries – (562) 425-6401
Shadowlands – Based on the true story of C. S. Lewis Picking Up The Pieces produced– Titled “Someone you love is dying”,


The Compassionate Friends Oak Brook, IL.
 (310) 368-6845 - An international support group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings
Umbrella Ministries – Support for moms who grieve the loss a child for any reason. 
Daisy Cathchings – (760) 328-7142
Grief Resources - Bill Hoy – (562) 430-8405
 Support resources, seminars and training
Philippian Ministries – in Texas – (214) 343-8093
AOWAC, Agent Orange Widows Awareness Coalition –  New Hope Grief Support Community – Sue Beeney, R.N. (562) 429-0075 - PO Box 8057, Long Beach, CA 90808 -
Friday Study Ministries –Spiritual support  / Stepping Stones Ministries  Personalized memorial stepping stones - Cathi Corgiat – (209) 551-8347
MADD, Mothers against Drunk Drivers – based in Texas