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Need Some Help? You Don't Have to Go It Alone

August 12, 1996

Here is a list of organizations that provide help to those trying to juggle the sometimes conflicting demands of work and personal life.

For publications on work/life trends, dependent care and leave issues:

Families and Work Institute

330 7th Ave., 14th Floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 465-2044

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For reports on alternative work arrangements, including flextime, part time, telecommuting and job sharing:

New Ways to Work

785 Market St., Suite 950

San Francisco, CA 94103-2016

(415) 995-9860

On the Web: http://www.nww.org

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For information on opportunities for women in the workplace, including guides such as "Making Work Flexible":

Catalyst for Women Inc.

Information Center

250 Park Ave. S., 5th Floor

New York, NY 10003-1459

(212) 777-8900

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For help in deciding what child-care options to pursue:

California Child Care Resource & Referral Network

111 New Montgomery St., 7th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 882-0234

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Child Care Action Campaign

330 7th Ave., 17th Floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 239-0138

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Department of Health & Human Services

Administration for Children, Youth & Families

Child Care Bureau

200 Independence Ave. S.W.

Washington, DC 20201

(202) 401-6947

On the Web: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov

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For details on employee benefit programs:

Employee Benefits Research Institute

2121 K St. N.W., Suite 600

Washington, DC 20037

(202) 659-0670

On the Web: http://www.ebri.org

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To access a database of child-care referral services that includes information on licensing, funding and advocacy:

Child Care Aware

2116 Campus Drive S.E.

Rochester, MN 55904

(800) 424-2246

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For questions on workers' rights and the Family and Medical Leave Act:

Women's Legal Defense Fund

1875 Connecticut Ave. N.E., Suite 710

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 986-2600

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Children's Defense Fund

25 E St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 628-8787

(800) 233-1200

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For women aspiring to open a home-based business:

Mother's Home Business Network

P.O. Box 423

East Meadow, NY 11590

(516) 997-7394

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Assn. of Enterprising Mothers

6965 El Camino Real, Suite 105-612

Carlsbad, CA 92009

(619) 434-9225

(800) 223-9260

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For a compendium of research from 1990 to 1995 on work and family issues titled "Work & Family: A Retrospective":

Work and Family Connection Inc.

5197 Beachside Drive

Minnetonka, MN 55343

(800) 487-7898

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For statistical information on the status of women in the work force:

Women's Bureau

U.S. Department of Labor

Work and Family Clearinghouse

200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Room 3317

Washington, DC 20210-0002

(202) 219-4486

(800) 827-5335

On the Web: http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/welcome.html

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Sources: Families and Work Institute, Times and wire reports, various organizations

Researched by JENNIFER OLDHAM / Los Angeles Times

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