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Support Groups

March 05, 2007

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 301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.

Sexaholics Anonymous

Weekly meetings in Washington, Frederick and Berkeley counties. This is a 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. For information, call 703-866-6929.

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. Visitors are welcome. Call Donna, 301-223-8143; or Pat, 301-791-4909.

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Parents group

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Today, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hospice of the Panhandle main office in Martinsburg. This group is for those who have lost a child. There is no cost to participate but registration is required. For more information, call Larry Crawley-Woods at 304-267-1870.

Well Spouse

The Western Maryland Group meets today, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Port City Java, 1551 Potomac Ave. Well Spouse Association is a national organization dedicated to offering emotional support to the wives, husbands and partners of the chronically ill or or people with disabilities. Call 717-593-9155.

TOPS

BOONSBORO - Md. 459 group. Tuesday, March 6, weigh-in at 5:30 p.m., meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Lena at 301-432-6526 or Connie at 301-432-5698.

TOPS

WILLIAMSPORT - Chapter 454. Tuesday, March 6, weigh-in 10:15 to 11 a.m., meeting from 11 a.m. to noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group enjoys beneficial programs and discussions. Visitors are always welcome. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739 or Linda, 301-223-7010.

Headway support

Tuesday, March 6 at Robinwood Medical Center room 202. Use the Red Entrance. This group is for all people who have sustained a head injury or brain injury, as well as their families and friends. Come to the conference room of Total Rehab, room 202. Call Matt Lilly at 301-714-4028.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church on the corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue. The support group's mission is to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support and advocate for individuals with mental illness and their families or caregivers. For more information, call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

Divorce Recovery



HALFWAY - Wednesday, March 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church. This is a nondenominational group that welcomes all who are separated, divorced or in the process of a divorce. For more information, call 301-991-4550 or 301-223-8909.

TOPS

Maryland Chapter 446; Wednesday, Feb. 21; weigh-in at 9 a.m., meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Shiloh United Methodist Church, Shiloh Church Road. TOPS is a nonprofit weight loss organization that offers group support. This chapter features a discussion type of format in addition to the inspirational and educational program. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547.

TOPS

BIG POOL - Md. 440 Big Pool. Wednesday, March 7, weigh-in at 6 p.m. and meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Church on Tedrick Street. All visitors are welcome. For information, call Dina at 301-842-3050.

Pet bereavement support



FUNKSTOWN - Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m. at Animal Health Clinic, 26 E. Baltimore St. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month. Free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 301-733-7579.

CoDependents Anonymous



Thursday, March 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road. Twelve-step meeting for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The group meets every Thursday. Call Claudia, 301-293-2243; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org.

TOPS

Md. 308 Hagerstown chapter. Friday, March 9, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, contact June at 301-582-4821, Marie at 301-824-3245 or Virginia at 301-733-1296.

Spousal loss group

Monday, March 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hospice of the Panhandle main office in Martinsburg. This group is for those who have lost a spouse. There is no cost to participate but prior registration is required. For more information, call Larry Crawley-Woods at 304-267-1870.

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