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    Programs that maintain lists of mutual support groups and link individuals who are in need of this type of service with a local group that meets their needs.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Al-Anon/Alateen Family Support GroupsFellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strengths, and hopes in order to solve their common problems. The Alateen group is for teenage children of alcoholic parents. Visit website for available meetings as well as the two listed below.LycomingAlcoholics Anonymous - District 48Alcoholics Anonymous - District 48
    American Foundation for Suicide PreventionSupports research to better understand suicide and its prevention; provides information about mental health and suicide prevention to professionals, the media and the general public; publicizes the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide, advocates for policies and legislation that can help prevent suicide and educate those interested in mental health and suicide prevention; and offers education programs for those who may struggle and survivors of suicide loss. American Foundation for Suicide PreventionAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    Brain Injury Association of PennsylvaniaRaises awareness of brain safety through education and advocacy. Provides education and training about brain injury to medical personnel, police officers and social service agencies. Hosts educational brain safety fairs at various locations throughout the state. The Brain Injury Resource Line (BIRL) is a toll free number which provides support, compassion, and information about brain injury resources available in the caller's area (leave a message if no answer). Maintains a listing of brain injury support groups around the state. Brain STEPS school re-entry program provides training to educators and parents to make sure they understand the effects of brain injury, the resulting challenges, and the supports and interventions that will help students with brain injuries be successful in school. CumberlandBrain Injury Association of PennsylvaniaBrain Injury Association of America
    Co-Dependents AnonymousCoDependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Website has information about co-dependency and a searchable listing of meetings in the United States and worldwide.Co-Dependents AnonymousCo-Dependents Anonymous, Inc.
    Depression and Bipolar Support AlliancePatient-directed national organization provides scientifically based tools and information written in plain language about mood disorders. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover cures. The organization also works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably. Depression and Bipolar Support AllianceDepression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    Emotions Anonymous (EA) Support GroupsProvides support groups for those wishing to address emotional issues and learn how to better manage them. Common issues include: depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic, abnormal fears, resentment, jealousy, guilt, despair, tension, loneliness, withdrawal, obsessive and negative thinking, worry, compulsive behavior and others. Through weekly support meetings, members share their own experiences and discover they are not alone in their struggles. Group members do not give advice, nor are the group any sort of therapy sessions. EA is not affiliated with AA, but uses the 12 Steps as a base. Face-to-face meetings are held throughout the world and information is available on the website. (In person meetings in PA are held in Bucks and Philadelphia) EA also offers skype, phone and chat meetings.Emotions AnonymousEmotions Anonymous
    Hepatitis C Support ProjectHepatitis C virus (HCV) education, support and advocacy. Provides information on support groups in the USA, produces and disseminates educational materials on HCV and offers training workshops for care providers and others impacted by HCV. Hepatitis C Support ProjectHepatitis C Support Project
    National Alliance on Mental IllnessGrassroots mental health advocacy organization focuses on educating the public about mental illness to reduce the stigma associated with it, advocating for laws and policies supportive of individuals with mental illness and helping individuals with mental illness connect with support groups in their communities. National Alliance on Mental IllnessNational Alliance on Mental Illness
    National Stepfamily Resource CenterPrimary objective is to serve as a clearinghouse of information, linking family science research and best practices in working with couples and children in step families.National Stepfamily Resource CenterNational Stepfamily Resource Center
    Overeaters Anonymous - Support GroupsA program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. There are face to face meetings throughout the United States, as well as online meetings. To find a support group, please visit their Web page.Overeaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous
    PA 211 EastA comprehensive information and referral program. The primary service is assessment of caller needs, followed by sharing of information about and referrals to appropriate resources that will address client needs, questions and concerns. Maintains an extensive database of health and human services, including non-profit agencies and government programs. Additional services include: - Production of the Where to Call Guide, a quick reference booklet of Lancaster County resources. - Website that showcases resources for each county served by PA 211 East - Compilation of seasonal resources, i.e. holiday and utility programs - Centralized intake for anyone experiencing homelessness in Lancaster County Donation Station for Lancaster County: a service that connects callers who have items to donate with agencies whose clients are in need of those items. LancasterUnited Way of Lancaster CountyUnited Way of Lancaster County
    Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a twelve step program for men and women who have an addiction to sex and/or love and want to do something about it. The web site has information on locating face to face or online meetings.Sex and Love Addicts AnonymousSex and Love Addicts Anonymous
    United Ostomy Associations of AmericaA national network for bowel and urinary diversion support groups in the United States. United Ostomy Associations of AmericaUnited Ostomy Associations of America

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