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Support groups

January 30, 2006

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups



Hagerstown and Frederick, Md. area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 1-301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)



WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, last day of January open house, Tuesday, Jan. 31, meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group meets every Tuesday and offers informative programs and group support. Call Kendra Grove, 301-223-8902.




Labor of Love Support Group



Wednesday, Feb. 1, 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.




CoDependents Anonymous



Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step meeting for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The group meets every Thursday. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org on the Web.

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MOMS Club - Hagerstown North Chapter



Friday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m., ARCC building, Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. The club is a national nonprofit support group for mothers who stay home with their children. Activities include speakers, play groups, daily activities for mothers and children, and community service projects. Mothers may bring their children to all MOMS club activities. All interested persons may stop by, or call Jessie Frushhour, 301-432-6099.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)



Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Feb. 3, 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 or 1-717-749-3023 for information.




"Parents and Children Together" Adoption Support Group



FREDERICK, Md. - Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 18. The free support group for adoptive parents and their children is cosponsored by Families Plus!, The Frank Adoption Center and Adoptive Families and Friends. For times and location of meetings, call Mary McGuire, 1-301-662-6239.

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