National Gulf War Resource Center

Gulf War Syndrome Self-Help Guide

Resources or  "Where to Get Help"

Health and Research Organizations

Association of Birth Defect Children
827 Irma Street
Orlando, FL 32803
(800) 313-ABDC


The Association of Birth Defect Children is conducting a survey of children, with parents who served in the Persian Gulf, who were born with or acquired birth defects or illnesses.


CFIDS Association of America
P.O. Box 220398
Charlotte, NC 28222
(800) 442-3437
Email: 71222.2463@compuserve.com


The CFIDS Association provides information and physician referral for individuals who are concerned about CFIDS.


MCS Referral and Resources
2326 Pickwick Road
Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 448-3319
Fax: (410) 448-3317

MCS Referral and Resources provides information and physician referral for individuals who are concerned about Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.


Miliary Toxics Project
P.O. Box 246
Norway, ME 04268
(207) 743-2541
Fax: (207) 743-2648
Email: mtp@igc.apc.org

The Military Toxics Project has a Depleted Uranium Citizens' Network that provides information on DU contamination and exposures.

Gulf War Syndrome Organizations

Recognizing that no one was going to help veterans or families  unless they helped themselves, groups of Persian Gulf veterans, families and civilians have formed accross the country.  These groups, unlike the larger veterans organizations, either have issues pertaining to Gulf War Syndrome as their primary focus or are willing to go the extra mile for Gulf veterans and their families.
These organizations are a good source of information and many are continually pressuring state and federal officials to further investigate these issues.  Names of organizations that are either members or associate members of the National Gulf War Resource Center are in boldface and underlined.  In some states where there is not yet a support group, NGWRC has recruited referral coordinators and national organizers to help individuals seeking assistance.  These volunteers can be contacted through our national offices.


ALABAMA

Gulf War Veterans of Alabama
2344 Glendale
Montgomery, AL 36107
(334) 265-7723
76136.1323@compuserve.com
Contact: Dan Reeves

ALASKA

Alaska Gulf War Syndrome Referral Coordinator (Pending)
23740 Sunny Glen Drive
Eagle River, AK 99577
(907) 696-8688
Fax: (907) 696-8688 call first
Email: mcclure@alaska.net
Contact: L.A. McClure

Desert Storm Justice Foundation - Alaska
HC 89, Box 93
Willow, AK 99688
(907) 495-1205
Fax: (907) 495-1206

ARKANSAS

Gulf War Veterans of Arkansas
P.O. Box 1480
Fairfield Bay, AR 72088
(501) 884-6352
Fax: (501) 884-6277
Email: Jeff@gulfwar.org
Contact: Jeff Beer

CALIFORNIA

California Association of Persian Gulf Veterans
P.O. Box 3661
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
(408) 476-6684
Fax: (408) 476-6684 call first
Email: lundholm@cruzio.com
Contact: Erika Lundholm

Northern California Association of Persian Gulf Veterans
4040 Farris Drive
Valley Springs, CA 95252
Phone & Fax: (209) 772-2312
Contact: Debbie Judd

Persian Gulf War Veterans Association of America
3833 Midvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 482-4931
Fax: (510) 530-6337
Email: PGWVA@aol.com
Contact: Duane Mowrer

Swords to Plowshares, Inc.
995 Market Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 247-8777
Fax: (415) 227-0848
Contact: Dan Fahey

Veterans of Foreign Wars - Bill Motto Post 5888 (Pending)
P.O. Box 664
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(408) 428-8345



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