Support groups

August 04, 2008

Al-Anon/Alateen family groups

An anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Call 301-663-6626.

Leukemia and lymphoma

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Washington County area. Go to, or call 301-733-1109, and press 0 for meeting times and locations.

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 people living with brain injury. Families are also welcome to attend. For time and location, call 301-714-4028.


Alzheimer's family and caregivers

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Somerford Place-Memory Care, 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving will be available with advance notice. A spouses-only support group will also be forming. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. The 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 and caregivers. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

Support for loved ones of addicts

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6 to 7 p.m., H.W. Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. This group offers support for the loved ones of individuals with an addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Bereavement support

Wednesday, Aug. 6. The Hope for the Journey bereavement support group offers grief recovery support for families or friends who have lost loved ones at Washington County Hospital. For time, call 301-790-8614.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, Aug. 6. 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, Aug. 7, 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

ADHD parent support

WILLIAMSPORT - Thursday, Aug. 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St.

Breast-feeding support

Friday, Aug. 8. This group is for pregnant women planning to breast-feed and mothers who breast-feed. Call 301-790-8530.

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