Support groups

May 05, 2008

Bereavement support

The group for spouses is accepting new members. The group meets weekly at Rest Haven Funeral Home. Call 301-992-4445.

Leukemia and lymphoma

John R. Marsh Cancer Center, in partnership with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, sponsors a support group for patients and families affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, MDS or myeloma. For time and location, call 301-665-4650.

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 301-223-8143.


Today. This group offers support for persons living with brain injury and their families. For time and location, call 301-714-4028.


National Alliance on Mental Illness

Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. The group's mission is to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and advocate for individuals with mental illness and their families and caregivers. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

Alzheimer's support

Tuesday, May 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Somerford Place, 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving will be available with advance notice. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

Grandparents as Caregivers

Tuesday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Washington County Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St., fourth floor, Hagerstown. Yolanda DiFabio and Jennifer Lowery of the Washington County Diversion Program will talk about the curriculum for Becoming a Love and Logic Parent. Reservations are due by Monday, May 5. Call Ruth Brown at 301-790-0275, ext. 205; or Linda Crone at 301-790-0275, ext. 210.

Bereavement support

Wednesday, May 7. This group offers grief recovery support for families or friends who have lost loved ones at Washington County Hospital. For time and location, call 301-790-8614.

Support for loved ones of addicts

Wednesday, May 7, 6 to 7 p.m., Behavioral Health Services of Washington County Hospital's offices in the HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. This group offers support for loved ones of individuals with an addiction or substance abuse problem. The group is led by a licensed therapist. Call 301-766-7600.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, May 7. This group is for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. For time and location, call 301-739-3863, or 301-739-2439.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 8, 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


Friday, May 9. This group is for pregnant women planning to breast-feed and mothers who breast-feed. Call 301-790-8530.

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