Support groups

June 05, 2006

Al-Anon/Alateen family groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymousl support group for anyone affected by a family member's 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)

Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets every Monday. Call 301-791-4909.


Williamsport Chapter 454, Tuesday, June 6. Weigh-in at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. The group meets every Tuesday. Call 301-223-8902.

Breast-feeding support

Tuesdays, June 6 and 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, room 124, Pangborn Hall, Hagerstown. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month for pregnant women who are planning to breast-feed and mothers who are breast-feeding. Free. Call 301-790-8530.


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Washington County, Tuesday, June 6, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagers-town. 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.

Headway support

Tuesday, June 6, 7 p.m., Robinwood Medical Center first-floor conference room near the vending machines, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. Use the yellow entrance. Joan Bowers of Edward Jones Investments will speak on the topic "Longterm Financing." The group meets the first Tuesday of each month (next month on July 11) and offers support for persons living with brain injury and their families. Call 301-714-4028.

New Hope weight-loss surgery support

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tuesday, June 6, 7 p.m., lecture room B at Chambersburg Hospital; come off Coldbrook Avenue, park and enter through the awning entrance. Physicians assistants from Cumberland Valley Orthopedic Association will speak. All are welcome. The group is for individuals who are considering or have had weight loss surgery. Call 1-717-264-1725.

Labor of Love support

Wednesday, June 7, 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 for anyone who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn loss. Call 301-739-3863.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, June 8, 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 on the Web.

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