Support groups

January 05, 2009

Alcoholics Anonymous

Washington County area. If you think you have a problem with alcohol go to or call 301-733-1109. Press '0' to reach a live person or follow the prompts for meeting times and locations.

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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Md. 77

Monday, Jan. 5, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. All visitors are welcome. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.


Monday, Jan. 5, 3 p.m., Robinwood Medical Center, suite 201. This group offers support for persons living with a brain injury. Families are welcome. Call 301-714-4028.


Alzheimer's support

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

Grandparents as caregivers

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, 140 W. Franklin St., fourth floor, Hagerstown, and 5 to 8 p.m., Winter Street Elementary, 59 Winter Street, Hagerstown. Light snack provided at the morning session. Childcare and a light meal provided at the evening session. RSVP by Monday, Jan. 5. Call Ruth Brown, 301-790-0275, ext. 205, or Linda Silver, 301-766-8441.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, Jan. 7. This group is for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439.

Concerned Persons

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m., HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. For people who care for someone suffering from an addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Washington County CARES Caregivers

Thursday, Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ravenwood Assisted Living. Topic: "How can I organize my life when I'm too tired to brush my teeth?" Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213. Costs $5 and includes lunch.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Jan. 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 visit

Celebrate Recovery Ministry

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, Jan. 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Life House Church Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The group is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps and 8 recovery principles of the Beatitudes for those feeling overwhelmed by hurts, habits and hangups. Call 301-393-4377, e-mail or visit

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