Support groups

December 10, 2007

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating, meets weekly at various locations around Washington and Frederick counties.

· Sundays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St., Middletown, Md.

· Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Wesley Chapel UMC, 3515 Urbana Pike, Urbana, Md.

· Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Walnut Street Community Health Center conference room, 24 N. Walnut St., Hagerstown.

· Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, Md.

· Thursdays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, room 109, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md.

· Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Center for Integrative Health, second floor conference room, 340 Park Ave., Frederick.

· Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Frederick Memorial Hospital, second floor, classroom 6, Frederick, Md.

Call ahead to verify time and location. Call 301-694-3554 or go to


Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.

Stroke support

Today, 3 to 4 p.m., Total Rehab Care, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, suite 201, east of Hagerstown. Red entrance. Provides education and emotional support for stroke survivors and their families. Sponsored by Total Rehab Care and American Heart Association. Call 301-714-4025.

Spinal cord injury support

Today, 3 to 4 p.m., Total Rehab Care, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, suite 201, east of Hagerstown. Red entrance. This group is for individuals who have experienced a spinal cord injury and are adjusting to their disabilities. Call 301-714-4070.

Breast cancer support

Today, 7 p.m., John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, suite 129, Hagerstown. Sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. This group is for patients and their families. Call 301-791-5843.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Dec. 11, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are always welcome. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or Linda, 301-223-7010.

Adoption support

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6 to 8 p.m., Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Diakon Adoption Services holds monthly support groups for families who have adopted children, are waiting to adopt, or are interested in adopting. To register, call Kristy Caceres, 877-DIAKON-7, option 4, or e-mail

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Dec. 12, weigh-in at 9 a.m., program at 9:15, Hagerstown YMCA. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG -Thursday, Dec. 13, weigh-in at 5:15, meeting at 5:45 p.m., Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518, or Ola McPherson, 301-824-7650.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. This is a 12-step program for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Call Claudia, 301-293-2243; or Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to

Anger management for men

FREDERICK, Md. - The group will meet Thursdays, Dec. 13 and 20 and Jan. 3 and 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St., Frederick. Participants will be expected to attend all sessions, and group size is limited. Registration is required. Contact Barbara Brittain at 301-694-9002 or e-mail

TriState All Bi-Polar Support

Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. First meeting. For information, call Katherina Smith at 301-733-3358. For directions to the church, call 301-733-5056 or go to

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