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Autonomous groups of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis, either in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, faith-based and secular 12-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Adult Diabetes Support GroupSupport group for adults with diabetes. Meetings consist of discussion and/or speakers. Adult family members welcome.DauphinMohler Senior CenterPenn State Hershey Medical Center
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)Support group for adult survivors of child abuse. Provides mutual support in a gentle and non-judgmental environment. Survivors of any type of child abuse are welcome. There is no telephone number. For those with questions, please contact via email address or visit the website.PO Box 14477, San Franciso CA (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA))Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)
Al-Anon / AlateenPhiladelphiaPENNSYLVANIA AL-ANON / ALATEEN FAMILY GROUPSAl-Anon Family Groups
Alanon Family GroupsFor over 60 years, Al-Anon which includes Alateen for younger members has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone elses drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPSAl-Anon Family Groups
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Support GroupSupport group for family members of a person with Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder, such as Multi-Infarct Dementia, Parkinson's Disease or Pick's Disease and case management services and resource library center.DauphinAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania ChapterAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center - Moms Group (Upper Darby)Moms Group What: A bimonthly group meeting with free lunch and childcare. Who: Moms or moms-to-be who are interested in getting together with other moms, eating lunch, and then joining in a discussion group while the kids are being babysat in another room! When: First and Third Thursday of every month 1:00 - 3:00 pm Where: Amnion Crisis Pregnancy, Upper Darby Why: To have a place to get together with other adults and have adult conversation and support. Also, because sometimes there really is such a thing as a free lunch!DelawareAmnion Crisis Pregnancy Center, Upper DarbyAmnion Crisis Pregnancy Center
Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center - Parents Of Pregnant and/or Parenting Youth (Bryn Mawr)POPPY Group What: Monthly support group for parents of teens who are involved in an unplanned pregnancy Who: Parents who feel they need extra support concerning their child's unplanned pregnancy and related issues When: The first Wednesday of each month Where: Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center in Bryn Mawr, PA Why: Sometimes you just need someone to listen who understands what you're going throughDelawareAmnion Crisis Pregnancy Center - Delaware; Bryn MawrAmnion Crisis Pregnancy Center
Autism Alliance of Chester CountyThe Autism Alliance addresses the needs, concerns, and initiatives for individuals with autism and their families.ChesterAutism Alliance of Chester County - Chester; DowningtownAutism Alliance of Chester County
Autism Society of America - ASCEND - Support Group - Delaware CountyProvides support meetings for family members and caregivers of both children and adults.DelawareASCEND of Delaware CountyAutism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Autism Society of America - ASCEND - Support Group - Montgomery CountyProvides support meetings for family members and caregivers of both children and adults.MontgomeryASCEND of Montgomery CountyAutism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Batterers AnonymousSelf-help program for men who wish to control their anger and eliminate their abusive behavior toward women. Manual available for $9.95.1040 S Mt Vernon Ave, Suite G-306, Colton CA (Batterers Anonymous)Batterers Anonymous
Beyond Grief Support GroupThe Beyond Grief Support Group is designed for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Free class - No registration requiredFranklinSummit Health Support GroupsSummit Health
BHC, Cross Keys VillageResidential living for those seeking a wide range of independent living services in a senior community. An unrivaled range of personal services include: • Personal care • Adult day services • In-patient rehab • General health care • Memory support A nationally accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community.AdamsBrethren Home Community, Inc. (BHC)Brethren Home Community, Inc.
Cancer Care ConnectionCancer Care Connection provides comprehensive information, support, resources, guidance, and referrals to people affected by cancer, including patients, caregivers, and family members. Cancer Resource Coaches provide coaching on financial issues, second opinions, decision making, doctor patient communication, family relationships, clinical trials, complementary and alternative therapies, and mental health issues. A Cancer Resource Coach will assess the caller's needs and provide referrals using a comprehensive database which includes local service providers as well as reputable websites and global information sources.CANCER CARE CONNECTIONCancer Care Connection
CancerCare, Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - Co-Payment AssistanceHelps people diagnosed with cancer to afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. Provides easy and immediate access to the full array of CancerCare® services, including telephone, online and in-person counseling, support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial assistance with treatment-related expenses such as transportation and child care. CancerCareCancerCare
Caregivers' ConnectionsCaregivers' Connections offers group discussions over the phone for family caregivers, led by eldercare professionals. Participants speak on the phone in interactive 50- minute sessions with eldercare professionals and others in the same situation. Participants do not pay telephone charges; Caregivers' Connections calls them. 171 W 85th St, New York NY (Caregivers' Connections)DOROT
Carlisle Area Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma Club Mutual Support GroupWe assist patients and clients by sending thoughtful notes, accompanying to a difficult appointment, tending to daily household chores (light housekeeping), relating to their own experinces, etc. CumberlandCarlisle Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma ClubSertoma
Carlisle Area Men's Cancer Support GroupProvides support for the physical and emotional well being of men who are living with cancer. Addresses quality of life issues by providing programs & social activities for participants, caregivers & families.CumberlandCarlisle Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma ClubSertoma
Carlisle Area Women's Cancer Support GroupThe Carlisle Area Women’s Cancer Support Group is dedicated to providing a safe haven where women who are making the cancer journey will find mutual support, shared experience and open hearts.CumberlandCarlisle Hearts-N-Hands Sertoma ClubSertoma
Celebrate Down SyndromeConnects with families to help them gain inner strength so they may be their own best resource. Goals are to give support, foster friendships, and connect with other families. The meetings allow time to interact, express feelings, concerns and/or doubts. Childcare provided on-site with structured activities for children of all ages. Celebrate Down Syndrome strives to bring awareness to our community through social activities and to provide assurance and information about Down Syndrome related issues. Offers free books for new parents, social activities and educational meetings with requested speakers.LancasterCelebrate Down SyndromeIndependent Support Groups
Celebrate Recover - Innovation ChurchOffers a weekly Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.MonroeInnovation ChurchInnovation Church
Celebrate RecoveryA Christ centered program that gives people the resources and relationships to help recover from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. For anyone struggling with their past or current dysfunctions or compulsions. This program encourages fellowship and celebrates God's healing power through The Eight Recovery Steps found in the Beatitudes and the Christ-Centered Twelve Steps. Meeting takes place at The Annex at 604 Market Street in Sunbury on Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm.NorthumberlandCommunity MinistriesHigher Hope International Ministries (h2church)
Celebrate Recovery - Stroudsburg Wesleyan ChurchA Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Provides a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.MonroeStroudsburg Wesleyan ChurchStroudsburg Wesleyan Church
Centre Safe Counseling and Advocacy - Support GroupAutonomous groups of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, faith-based and secular 12-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.CentreCentre Safe Counseling and AdvocacyCentre Safe
Child Abuse PreventionAs the nation's premier child abuse prevention organization, Parents Anonymous® Inc. is a community of parents, organizations and volunteers committed to: • Strengthening Families and Building Strong Communities • Achieving Meaningful Parent Leadership and Shared Leadership • Leading the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect Parents Anonymous® Inc. was founded in 1969 through the extraordinary efforts of Jolly K., a courageous, single mother who sought help to create a safe and caring home for her family. Working in partnership with her social worker, they launched a unique solution for parents who wanted to strengthen their families the Parents Anonymous® Group - a group which meets weekly, is free of charge to participants and is based on Shared Leadership and mutual support. Today Parents Anonymous® Inc. leads a dynamic international Network of 267 accredited organizations and local affiliates that implement quality Parents Anonymous® Programs for adults and children and our success has been confirmed through research. Parents Anonymous® Inc. provides training and technical assistance, develops publications and conducts research on meaningful Parent and Shared Leadership, systems reform and effective community-based strategies to strengthen families. Our committed Board of Directors includes national experts in child abuse prevention, business representatives and Parent Leaders who have utilized Parents Anonymous® services. Integral to our mission and operations is the unique partnership established with Parents Anonymous® Parent Leaders. Parents Anonymous® Inc. has a long impressive history of effectively advocating for the creation and support of meaningful leadership roles for parents to ensure better outcomes for families. Our legacy continues because of the millions of courageous parents and children who have successfully changed their lives forever through Parents Anonymous®.Allegheny*Main Site (Parents Anonymous of Pennsylvania)Parents Anonymous of Pennsylvania
Chronic Pain AnonymousTwelve step meeting for the recovery from suffering, uses 11th step through prayer/meditation to change focus from hardness of pain to the softness of thought centered on movement and change. Gives a connection to the community and there around.DauphinChronic Pain Anonymous Support GroupChronic Pain Anonymous Support Group
CME-Changing Minds through Enrichment Mental Health MinistriSupport group meetings; Wellness and recovery seminars and workshops; Advocacy training and peer networking.DauphinChanging Minds Through Enrichment Mental Health MinistriesChanging Minds Through Enrichment Mental Health Ministries
Compassionate Friends Support Group - Pocono ChapterLocal meeting for national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. Provides grief support after the death of a child for parents and siblings through support group meetings. Monthly meetings held on second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.MonroeCompassionate FriendsCompassionate Friends
Dawn's Place - Postcare ProgramContinuation of services including trauma informed therapy, group support as well as adjunct social services.PhiladelphiaDawn's Place - PhiladelphiaDawn's Place
Debtors Anonymous - Monroe CountyA twelve step program for men and women who desire to to stop incurring unsecured debt. The group's primary purpose is to help each other stop overspending, one day at a time. Meetings are held on Monroe County at Zion United Church of Christ in Stroudsburg. "Visions at Noon" group meets on Mondays at 12:00 pm. "Clarity to Prosperity" Group meets on Thursdays at 5:30 pm.MonroeDebtors AnonymousDebtors Anonymous
Downingtown Area Senior Center - Support GroupActivities and programs include classes, clubs, a chorus, exercise programs, games, dances, free income tax preparation, assistance with property tax/rent rebate, insurance information, and information and referral.Chester*Main Site (Downingtown Area Senior Center)Downingtown Area Senior Center
Family Services of Warren CountyProvides trauma informed behavioral health therapy for individuals, couples, and families; substance abuse services; and a variety of support groups.WarrenFamily Services of Warren CountyFamily Services of Warren County
Gamblers Anonymous - Stroudsburg Wesleyan ChurchA fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; self-supporting through contributions. MonroeStroudsburg Wesleyan ChurchStroudsburg Wesleyan Church
GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K), Single & Parenting and CareLeader.orgGriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K), Single & Parenting are small groups meant to offer healing and hope. Visit ChurchInitiative.org to find a group near you.DauphinChurch InitiativeChurch Initiative
Hedwig House - HOPE AcademyParticipants choose a specific goal in one of the life domains (living, learning, working, social), this goal then becomes the cornerstone of his or her recovery-focused service. Participants take part in classes, individual practitioner meetings, and community exploration related to his/her recovery goal (a commitment of 5 hours per week). Class sizes are limited to allow for focused work among participants.MontgomeryHedwig House - ColmarHedwig House
Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education ProgramParticipants choose goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. The focus is on individual functional skill development, enhancement, retention, and transference to real life tasks and settings. Services are provided on an individual and group basis.MontgomeryHedwig House - Montgomery; LansdaleHedwig House
Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education Program - AbingtonParticipants choose goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. The focus is on individual functional skill development, enhancement, retention, and transference to real life tasks and settings. Services are provided on an individual and group basis.MontgomeryHedwig House - AbingtonHedwig House
Highland HouseThe Highland House is a state licensed halfway house of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and CARF accredited program. This residential facility is designed for adult women who have completed short-term drug/alcohol rehabilitation program and who are making the transition to a new environment, or who are planning to reenter an old environment that is not immediately available or advisable. The residential stay of the program is three to six months. We offer therapeutic support services for women in recovery who are seeking an environment that fosters individual discovery and growth, supports a collective well-being and shares a sense of experience, strength, and hope. Services include:
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Sessions/Education
  • Life Skills Training
  • Support for 12-Step Participation
  • Spirituality
  • Relapse Prevention
LawrenceHighland HouseHighland House
(HLACR) Hearing Loss Association of the Captial RegionOpen-ended support group (audio loops available) which includes educational speakers and literature about hearing loss related issues. Also, provides advocacy in government for rights of the hearing impaired. Remote captioning, (Cart)DauphinHearing Loss Association of the Capital RegionHearing Loss Association of the Capital Region
Indiana County Department of Human Services - Support Group ListingProvides information for support groups in Indiana County.IndianaInformation and ReferralIndiana County Department of Human Services
Information LineThe Endometriosis Associate (EA) is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to counter the myths and misinformation surrounding endometriosis. EA produces educational materials, a bimonthly newsletter, brochures in 28 languages, educational videotapes (available in Spanish), CDs, and audiotapes. EA also conducts and promotes research and provides support to women and girls with the disease through local chapters and support groups, crisis call listeners, contact lists, a prescription drug discount program, and a correspondence network. A free informational packet including a catalog of publications and materials is available.International Headquarters (Information Line)Endometriosis Association
International Service OrganizationSex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from their sexual addiction or dependency.International Service Organization, Houston TX (International Service Organization)International Service Organization of SAA
Jackson Seigelbaum Gestroenterology - Hepatitis Support GroupThis Hepatitis Support Group is designed to provide support and advocacy to community members affected by hepatitis.CumberlandJackson Seigelbaum GestroenterologyJackson Seigelbaum Gestroenterology
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia - General Counseling Services - NE PhiladelphiaGeneral Counseling Services provide: - Individual Counseling - Couples Counseling - Family Counseling - Group Counseling - Support GroupsPhiladelphiaJFCS - NE PhiladelphiaJewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia
Kid's Groups, Family-Child ResourcesKids' Groups help children ages 5 to 17 deal with important issues such as divorce and separation, truancy, substance abuse prevention, body safety, getting along with others, and coping skills in a fun and socially interactive setting. Children have the opportunity to meet other children experiencing these same issues and talk about their feelings with a skilled professional. The groups focus on the development of self-esteem, coping skills, and decision-making skills through fun activities and group discussion.YorkFamily-Child ResourcesFamily-Child Resources
Live Well with DiabetesAll those affected by diabetes are welcome to attend. Different topics will be discussed at each session and are driven by The American Diabetes Association guidelines. Learn to take control of diabetes and manage blood sugars. CumberlandCarlisle Regional Medical CenterCarlisle Regional Medical Center
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Ask The ExpertAsk-the-expert series will help answer your questions about breast cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment or years beyond treatment. Each month, we ask a breast cancer expert to respond to your questions on a specific topic during an ask-the-expert residency. Answers to select questions will be posted on our website on an ongoing basis throughout the month.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer 360Breast Cancer 360 program explores breast cancer issues from every angle. Each program features a 90 minute panel discussion exploring medical, emotional and practical concerns for those affected by breast cancer. You can attend these events in person or via live Web stream.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Community MeetingsThese meetings bring together experts and people diagnosed with breast cancer for networking and learning.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Twitter ChatsTwitter Chats are live discussions that take place on Twitter. Our Twitter Chats bring together experts, advocates and people diagnosed with breast cancer to discuss a variety of medical and quality of life topics. Participants use a hashtag (#) that threads the conversation for others to follow and reply.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer - WebinarsFree webinars discuss research findings presented at leading breast cancer conferences, share information on new treatments and clinical trials, and explore emotional and quality-of-life issues. These sessions feature breast cancer experts from across the country and provide time for you to ask your questions.MontgomeryLiving Beyond Breast Cancer) Educational Program - Montgomery; Bala CynwydLiving Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Hope Baptist Church - Celebrate RecoveryA Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Offers a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.MonroeLiving Hope Baptist ChurchLiving Hope Baptist Church
Maternity Care Coalition - MOMobile Healthy Families AmericaMOMobile HFA works with pregnant women and families with children ages 0-3. HFA families participate in parent-child activities that promote optimal child development, screen for developmental delays, and ensure connections to early intervention programs. MOMobile HFA services are provided in Philadelphia County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County. PhiladelphiaMaternity Care Coalition - North PhillyMaternity Care Coalition
Maternity Care Coalition - MOMobile Healthy Families America - Delaware CountyMOMobile HFA works with pregnant women and families with children ages 0-3. HFA families participate in parent-child activities that promote optimal child development, screen for developmental delays, and ensure connections to early intervention programs.DelawareMaternity Care Coalition - Delaware CountyMaternity Care Coalition
Maternity Care Coalition - MOMobile (Northeast Philadelphia)Provides free home visiting services to families across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Several MCC sites have specialty programs designed to meet the needs of the surrounding communities. These programs differ slightly by duration and intensity, but they all provide critical support, education, and access to resources to pregnant women, new parents, and their families.PhiladelphiaMaternity Care Coalition - Northeast PhillyMaternity Care Coalition
Maternity Care Coalition - MOMobile (West Philadelphia)Provides free home visiting services to families across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Several MCC sites have specialty programs designed to meet the needs of the surrounding communities. These programs differ slightly by duration and intensity, but they all provide critical support, education, and access to resources to pregnant women, new parents, and their families.PhiladelphiaMaternity Care Coalition - West PhiladelphiaMaternity Care Coalition
Meeting SpaceAn NA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the NA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, or prestige divert us from our primary purpose.DauphinMount Zion United Methodist ChurchMount Zion United Methodist Church
Memory Cafe - Conestoga Mennonite ChurchSocial gathering for caregiver and person with memory impairment. Refreshments are provided, along with optional activities. LancasterMemory Cafe - Conestoga Mennonite ChurchELANCO Memory Cafe
Memory Cafe - Trinity Lutheran ChurchSocial gathering for caregiver and person with memory impairment. Refreshments are provided, along with optional activities.LancasterMemory Cafe - Trinity Lutheran ChurchELANCO Memory Cafe
Men Healing Men CoDA GroupCo-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery -- learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviors. We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of our program and guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. In CoDA, we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding, and we allow others the same privilege. This renewal process is a gift of healing for us. By actively working the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous, we can each realize a new joy, acceptance and serenity in our lives. CumberlandCommunity United Methodist ChurchCommunity United Methodist Church
Mental Health Partnerships - Bucks County PeerNetThe Recovery Coach team provides enhanced Peer Support Services in an effort to assist participants to move forward in their recovery, encourage the use of natural supports and community integration and empower individuals to self- direct their own recovery journey.BucksMental Health Partnerships - Bucks CountyMental Health Partnerships
Moderation Management - Online Support NetworkModeration Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes. As opposed to traditional treatment approaches designed for serious alcohol dependents, MM is a less threatening first step, before problem drinkers' struggles become nearly intractable. Assumptions of MM: - Problem drinkers should be offered a choice of behavioral change goals. - Harmful drinking habits should be addressed at a very early stage, before problems become severe. - Problem drinkers can make informed choices about moderation or abstinence goals based upon educational information and the experiences shared at self-help groups. - Harm reduction is a worthwhile goal, especially when the total elimination of harm or risk is not a realistic option. - People should not be forced to change in ways they do not choose willingly. - Moderation is a natural part of the process from harmful drinking, whether moderation or abstinence becomes the final goal. Most individuals who are able to maintain total abstinence first attempted to reduce their drinking, unsuccessfully. Moderation programs shorten the process of "discovering" if moderation is a workable solution by providing concrete guidelines about the limits of moderate alcohol consumption.2795 E Bidwell St, Folsom CA (Moderation Management - Online Support Network)Moderation Management
Moms ClubMOMS CLUBMoms Club
Moms ClubMOMS CLUBMoms Club
MOPSProvides a setting for support, rest and instruction for mothers of children aged birth to six years. Mothers share support and information while children are in a supervised "day care" setting. Besides the Classic MOPS groups there are also Teen MOPS, Military MOPS, Spanish MOPS, Prison MOPS and MOMS next for mothers of school-aged children.DauphinMothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Morning Star Pregnancy Services - MiddletownMorning Star Pregnancy Services in Harrisburg, New Cumberland and Middletown is dedicated to providing compassionate care and practical assistance to women, men and teens unprepared for pregnancy. The following services are offered FREE of charge in all three locations: - Pregnancy Testing / Confirmations - Ultrasound exams by medical professionals - STD testing and treatment - Information on abortion risks and procedures - Education on pre-natal development - Assistance and referrals for spiritual nurturing - Parenting skills - HEART (Healing Encouragement for Abortion Related Trauma) support groups - Material support - Diapers & baby clothing, formula & baby furniture, pre-natal vitamins - "Because You're Worth It" Sexual Integrity Program - Assistance and referrals for housing, employment, adoption, legal services, child care and community programs including public assistance and WICDauphinMorning Star Pregnancy Services - MiddletownMorning Star Pregnancy Services
Morris & Warren County ChapterSupport group for persons living with chronic pain. Offers peer support, guest speakers, family meetings, social events, and more. Meets St. Claires Hospital in Dover, NJ - day & evening programs/monthly & Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ - evening program/monthly.PO Box 850, Rocklin CA (Morris & Warren County Chapter)American Chronic Pain Association
Mothers of Supertwins (MOST)Network of parents and expectant parents of triplets, quadruplets, and other multiple birth babies. Provides online information, resources, and support. Members can be professional members or family members.PO Box 306, East Islip NY (Mothers of Supertwins (MOST))Mothers of Supertwins (MOST)
Mt. Eaton Church - Support GroupsOffers GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups. GriefShare is a special thirteen-week video series and support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one. This group is sponsored by people who want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. This group typically meets Sunday from 4:30 - 6:30 pm, downstairs in Faith Hall. DivorceCare is a thirteen-week series of support groups and video sessions that can help you learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Topics that will be addressed include the road to healing and finding help, facing your anger, depression & loneliness, new relationships, forgiveness, financial survival, kid care, reconciliation, moving on, and growing closer to God. This group typically meets Sunday from 4:30 - 6:30 pm, downstairs in Faith HallMonroeMt. Eaton ChurchMt. Eaton Church
NAMI - Peer Support GroupThe Peer Support Group provides a confidential setting to share stories, find new resources, and find new hope and inspiration as they work towards their recovery from mental health challenges. No formal diagnosis is necessary to attend the Peer Support Group.ErieNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie CountyNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County
Nar-Anon of Pennsylvania - Support GroupsFamily group for people who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of a person close to them. The program is based on the 12 suggested steps of Narcotics Anonymous.ChesterNar-Anon of PennsylvaniaNar-Anon Family Groups World Services
Narcotics Anonymous - Share & CareSupport group for for recovering addicts. NA members learn from one another how to live drug free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives. Contact Church Office @ 717 774-2005 or Capital Area of NA @ 717-233-3733 for more informationCumberlandBaughman Memorial United Methodist ChurchBaughman Memorial United Methodist Church
National Down Syndrome Society - Pocono Parents of Children with Down SyndromeA non-profit family and community based organization located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Created to develop and implement programs that will further enhance the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome, support families and promote community awareness, social integration and educational enrichment. Hosts monthly meetings on the campus of East Stroudsburg University for families with children with Down Syndrome and anyone else who would like to learn more about Down Syndrome or support the organization's mission. Also host social events and an annual Buddy Walk in partnership with the National Down Syndrome Society.MonroeNational Down Syndrome SocietyNational Down Syndrome Society
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Support Group - PhiladelphiaProvides peer led support.Philadelphia1200 W Tabor Road, Philadelphia PA (North Philadelphia/ Moss- MS Support Group)National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater Delaware Valley Chapter - Philadelphia
New Roots Recovery Support CenterProvides support to individuals and families affected by substance use disorder. Facilitates the journey towards a healthier life through meaningful relationships and community engagement through availability of walk-in recovery center. Guidance and support is available from on-site state-certified recovery specialists. Welcoming to all "pathways to recovery. Services: Peer Support, Job Seeking Support; Root Cellar Food Pantry; Nutrition Classes; Wellness Education; Family Events; Support Groups; Mental Health Workshops; Pet, Art and Music Therapy. LuzerneNew Roots Recovery Support CenterNew Roots
Overeaters Anonymous - ChambersburgOvereaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.FranklinOvereaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - LGBTQ Friends/ FamiliesPFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.Chester*Main Site (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays)Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Parkinson's Support Group - Senior Helpers SunburyThe Miller Center in partnership with Senior Helpers host a Parkinson’s Support Group every 2nd Monday of the Month. Every month a guest speaker will present educational information focused on Parkinson’s Disease. Call The Miller Center for more information on upcoming group meetings and speakers at 570-556-4191.NorthumberlandSenior Helpers SunburySusquehanna Seniors, LLC dba Senior Helpers
Patient ServicesPatient Financial Aid Program-Through the Patient Financial Aid Program, LLS is able to provide a limited amount of financial aid to help patients with significant financial need and who are under a doctors care for a blood cancer diagnosis. Family Support Groups-All patients, family members and friends affected by a blood cancer are invited to attend our support groups. Facilitated by oncology healthcare professionals, the groups provide information and support and encourage communication. First Connection-This "peer-to-peer" telephone support program links patients and their family members with a trained peer volunteer who has successfully met the challenges of leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. The First Connection Program brings patients and their families the opportunity to share experiences with someone who has "been through it" and obtain valuable information on LLS and community resources available. The Trish Green Back to School Program for Children with Cancer-Materials, videos and other printed inventory are available to increase communication among healthcare professionals, parents, young patients and school personnel to assure a smooth transition from active treatment back to the classroom. Patient and Healthcare Professional Education Programs-The LLS collaborates with other healthcare organizations to offer educational programs on the latest disease, treatment and coping information. These programs attempt to simplify the ever-expanding array of information and support now available to patients. Teleconferences and Webcasts-Are offered through the LLS and are accessible via our web site: www.lls.org Information and Resources-Information and resources to assist you and your family can be obtained for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter office. Disease and treatment specific literature and fact sheets are also available free of charge.DauphinLeukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Peer Services Program-OMNI Health ServicesPeer support programs provide an opportunity for individuals who have achieved significant recovery to assist others in their recovery journeys. Peer support programs provide an opportunity for individuals who have achieved significant recovery to assist others in their recovery journeys. Housing Mentoring Goal-setting Skill-building Group facilitation Skill-building Group facilitation Work Training and Placement Links to community resources Other recovery-oriented supports per individual plan of careLuzerneOMNI HEALTH SERVICES- HazletonOMNI Health Services
Peer Support - Brighter JourneysFamilies that include a child with special needs, often find difficulty in navigating through everyday life, as the world is not typically designed to meet this need. Organization provides the support of other parents/families who have experienced similiar issues in raising and support a child with special needs.LuzerneBrighter JourneysBrighter Journeys
Penn State Hershey Medical Center - Spina Bifida ProgramComprehensive medical care for individuals with Spina Bifida, including testings, education and referrals.DauphinPenn State Hershey Medical CenterPenn State Hershey Medical Center
Phoenixville Communities That Care - Foundations of Fatherhood ProgramFoundations of Fatherhood Program is 12 week workshop utilzing a character basic curriculum to educate, support and counsel fathers from the Phoenixville community. This workshop utilizes a lead discussion format and covers topics such as: - Dealing with Anger - Developing close realtionships with your children - Defining you values and characterChester*Main Site (Phoenixville Communities That Care)Phoenixville Communities That Care
Postpartum Support InternationalIncreases awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Services include a helpline for non-emergency issues, referral to local resources and on-line support groups.Postpartum Support InternationalPostpartum Support International
Restore - Healing After AbortionOne on one peer counseling and/or recovery group Bible study.FranklinPMI Pregnancy Resource Center ChambersburgPMI Pregnancy Resource Center
Restore - Healing After AbortionOne on one peer counseling and/or recovery group Bible study.FranklinPMI Pregnancy Resource Center GreencastlePMI Pregnancy Resource Center
Restore - Healing After AbortionOne on one peer counseling and/or recovery group Bible study.FranklinPMI Pregnancy Resource Center, ShippensburgPMI Pregnancy Resource Center
Restore - Healing After AbortionOne on one peer counseling and/or recovery group Bible study.FranklinPMI Pregnancy Resource Center WaynesboroPMI Pregnancy Resource Center
Secular Organizations for SobrietyHelps substance abusers who want to acknowledge their disease and maintain sobriety as a separate issue from religion/spirituality. Meetings exist locally throughout NJ and PA, and there are also online groups and forums.4773 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA (Secular Organizations for Sobriety)Secular Organizations for Sobriety
Self-Help GroupsInternational network of self-help teaching groups result in complete recovery from substance addiction through planned abstinence from alcohol, drugs, pornography, or any other addiction in your life. Provides orientation in Addictive Voice Recognition Technique. No steps, psychology, or religion. RR focuses on individual responsibility, personal strengths, and complete recovery. Provides books, magazine, literature, audio, video, workshops and/or skilled instructions for a fee.PO Box 800, Lotus CA (Self-Help Groups)Rational Recovery Systems
Shoplifter's AnonymousTwelve step meeting for sufferers of complusive shoplifting and kleptomaniaCumberlandShoplifter's AnonymousShoplifter's Anonymous
SIDS Support GroupsMembers of support groups, counselors, medical and public health professionals, law enforcement personnel, and emergency medical responders, as well as members of the community, may suddenly become involved in the private life of a family. Many parents find it helpful to talk with a member of a peer support group. Others who have experienced a SIDS death can help a newly bereaved parent by sharing his or her grief. Allegheny*Main Site (S.I.D.S. of Pennsylvania)S.I.D.S. of Pennsylvania
Simplicity York, Support GroupMission: The Mission Of Simplicity York Pa Is To Provide Local Antidote To Global Consumerism, Commercialism And Confusion That Threatens To Destroy Our Peace Of Mind And, Perhaps Our Lives And The Life Of The Earth. Support To "KEEPING It Simple". Group Meets To Discuss And Support Each Other In Our Steps Toward Simplicity And Mindfulness. Simplicity And Mindfulness Are Co-Requisite Of Each Other.YorkSimplicity YorkSimplicity York
Single Parent Support GroupParents without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.Delaware County Chapter #352 (Parents without Partners)Parents without Partners
Single Parent Support GroupParents without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.*Main Site (Valley Forge Chapter #214) (Parents without Partners)Parents without Partners
Single Parent Support GroupParents without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.South Hills Chapter #278 (Parents without Partners)Parents without Partners
Suicide Survivors / Bereavement Support GroupsHAZLETON Survivors After Suicide Loss Support Group Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm Meeting Place- Catholic Social Services 200 West Chapel Street (Old Kennedy & Lucadamo Bldg) Hazleton Pa 18201 Facilitated by- Peer and Professional Counties served- Luzerne; all are welcome Contact- Samantha Neaman 570 455-1521 jsneaman@msn.com WILKES-BARRE Survivors of Suicide Catholic Social Services 33 East Northampton St Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 Contact Person- Denise Rowinski Mengak 570-822-7118 ext 307 Meetings per month- First and Third Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm, No fee JERSEY SHORE Survivors of Suicide- SOS St. John's Evangelical Church 229 S Broad Street Jersey Shore, PA 17740 Contact person- Cozette Stoltzfus, 570-753-3821, jstoltz@cub.kcnet.org Meetings per month- First Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00pm, No fee County served- Lycoming WILLIAMSPORT Williamsport Area Survivors of Suicide Loss Divine Providence Hospital, Room 383A 1100 Grampian Boulevard Williamsport,Pennsylvania 17701 Contact Person: Joe Miller, 570-974-3958 email joesmiller@verizon.net MEETING TIMES: On the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.LuzerneSupport Groups ListingIndependent Support Groups NEPA
Support GroupPlease contact the Compassionate Friends National Office at 877-969-0010 for local meeting information.Compassionate FriendsCompassionate Friends
Support GroupsThe American Liver Foundation's support services provide information about liver disease, resources and emotional support to patients, family members and caregivers.39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York NY (Support Groups)American Liver Foundation
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group - Wayne Memorial Hospital - Wayne Memorial Health SystemA support group for adult survivors of suicide loss in Wayne and Pike Counties. Usually meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Contacy Michelle Valinski at 570-253-9200 to confirm meeting dates and times.WayneWayne Memorial HospitalWayne Memorial Health System
The Covenant Cafe Early Stage Alzheimer's Activity Group - Covenant United Methodist Church - Alzheimer's AssociationActivity group for individuals and family members affeceted by the early stages of Alzheimer's. Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Covenant United Methodist Church in Lock Haven.ClintonAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - State CollegeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyProvides financial assistance to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin Disease, and myeloma patients. Provides information and referral, support groups, peer counseling, educational seminars & educational materials.DauphinLeukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyLLS provides financial assistance, information, support groups, peer counseling, educational materials and educational seminars to patients and family members touched by a diagnosis of a blood cancer.DauphinLeukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Together We Canmutual support groupDauphinHalifax United Methodist ChurchHalifax United Methodist Church
Tourette Syndrome AssociationSupports the needs of families with Tourette Syndrome, to advocate for individuals with Tourette Syndrome and to educate the public and professionals about Tourette Syndrome.MontgomeryTOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION-EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTERTourette Syndrome Association of Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter
Valley Forge Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club - Members ServicesProvides support to MOMs and assisting them with adjusting to their new role. Membership is open to all mothers and expectant mothers of multiples. Sponsors family parties and events, playgroups, age-appropriate activities and outings for MOMs and children, MOMs’ nights out, education programs and semiannual clothing and equipment sales. They also provide an array of member resources to keep MOMs well connected. MontgomeryValley Forge Mothers of Twins and Triplets - Montgomery; Valley ForgeValley Forge Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club
Web WhispersWEBWHISPERS, INC.WebWhispers
West Chester United Methodist ChurchServices include: Children Center Faith Guidance and Counseling Holiday Adoption Program Home Rehabilitation Support Groups Tutoring for Limited EnglishChesterWEST CHESTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCHWest Chester United Methodist Church
YWCA Carlisle - ABCs All Breast Cancer SurvivorsOpen-ended support group led by a trained facilitator. Support, education and information for women with breast cancer or those who have a family history of breast cancer.CumberlandYWCA CarlisleYWCA Carlisle
YWCA Carlisle - ASCSA: Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Support GrpSupport group for adult women who were sexually abused as children.CumberlandYWCA CarlisleYWCA Carlisle

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