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Support groups

July 04, 2005

Al-Anon/Alateen family groups


Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 301-293-8288 for a listing of meetings in the area.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 77 Hagerstown, Tuesday, July 5, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The program will be a group chat presented by Pat Saunders. Call 301-791-4909.




Headway support


Tuesday, July 5, 7 p.m., Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagers-town. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month to offer support for survivors of traumatic head and brain injuries and their families. Call 301-714-4028.




National Alliance for the Mentally Ill


Tuesday, July 5, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support individuals with mental illness and their families and caregivers. Call 301-824-7725.

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CoDependents Anonymous


Thursday, July 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagers-town. Twelve-step fellowship for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The group meets every Thursday. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 446, Wednesday, July 6, weigh-in is 9 to 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. There will be an informational program followed by a group discussion. Call 301-797-2547.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 449, Wednesday, July 6, weigh-in is 11 to 11:30 a.m., meeting 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. The group meets every Wednesday. Guests and new members are welcome. Call the YMCA, 301-739-3990.




Labor of Love support


Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m., Washington County Hospital, room 124 in Pangborn Hall, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month and is open to anyone who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439.




Grandparent Caregiver's support


Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive, Hagers-town. Sponsored by Washington County Commission on Aging for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Childcare is provided. Call Linda Crone, 301-790-0275.




"Parents and Children Together" adoption support


FREDERICK, Md. - Thursday, July 7, and Saturday, July 16. The free support group for adoptive parents and their preschool children is cosponsored by Families Plus!, The Frank Adoption Center and Adoptive Families and Friends. For times, locations of meetings and to register, call 1-301-393-5345.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, July 8, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., program from 6 to 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets every Friday. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542.




People First


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Organizational, informational meeting, Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m., Martinsburg Mall Community Room. This is a self-advocacy and self-help organization for people with developmental disabilities. Call Judy, 1-304-267-8051.




Breastfeeding support


Saturday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. The group meets the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of each month. Free. Call 301-790-8530.




TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 77 Hagerstown, Monday, July 11, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Monthly achievement awards will be presented. Call 301-791-4909.




Breast cancer awareness


Monday, July 11, 7 p.m., John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-5843.

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