Support groups

June 04, 2007

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. Free. Call 301-663-6626.

Bereavement support for spouses

A new group will start this month. It will meet weekly at Rest Haven Funeral Home. Free. Call 301-733-3575 for information.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Maryland 77 Hagerstown chapter, today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30. 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.



WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland 454 Chapter, Tuesday, June 5, weigh-in at 10:15, meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group offers beneficial programs and discussions. Visitors are welcome. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or Linda, 301-223-7010.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue. 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 care givers. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, June 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 for anyone who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn loss. Call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439.

Divorce recovery

HALFWAY - Wednesday, June 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, Virginia Avenue. This is a nondenominational group that welcomes all who are separated, divorced or in the process of divorce. For more information, call 301-991-4550, or 301-223-8909.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, June 7, 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, or Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to


Md. 308; Friday, June 8, weigh in at 4:45 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call June, 301-582-4821, Marie, 301-824-3245, or Virginia, 301-733-1296.

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