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    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Action Alliance for Parents of the Deaf - Support GroupProvides information and emotional support for families of deaf and HOH children and young adults.MontgomeryAction Alliance for Parents of the Deaf - Montgomery; Lafayette HillAction Alliance for Parents of the Deaf
    Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support GroupsProvides a variety of support groups facilitated by volunteers with expertise and training as group leaders. Among the different groups are:Men over 40 with HIV/AIDS, Gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS, Youth in transition, Family/caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS.PhiladelphiaAction Wellness - Philadelphia; ChinatownAction Wellness
    Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support Groups - North/ Casa Nueva VidaProvides a variety of support groups facilitated by volunteers with expertise and training as group leaders. Among the different groups are:Men over 40 with HIV/AIDS, Gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS, Youth in transition, Family/caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS.PhiladelphiaAction Wellness North/ Casa Nueva VidaAction Wellness
    Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support Groups - WestProvides a variety of support groups facilitated by volunteers with expertise and training as group leaders. Among the different groups are:Men over 40 with HIV/AIDS, Gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS, Youth in transition, Family/caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS.PhiladelphiaAction Wellness WestAction Wellness
    Active Aging - Alzheimer’s Support GroupSupport group for caregivers and family members of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Caregivers may bring their care receiver and agency staff will provide supervision and activities while the caregiver attends the support group. In conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Alzheimer’s Association.CrawfordActive AgingActive Aging
    ADHD Support GroupProvide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with ADHD.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Adults With Physical Disabilities Support GroupAdults With Physical Disabilities Support Group is a support group for young and older adults to share information, support, socialization, and resources.ChesterAdults With Disabilities Support Group - Chester; ExtonAdults With Disabilities Support Group
    Allegheny Health Network - Saint Vincent Hospital Women's Center - Leukemia Family Support GroupA support network for families of those diagnosed with leukemia.ErieAllegheny Health Network - Saint Vincent Hospital Women's CenterAllegheny Health Network
    ALS Association - Western PAWe are a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping those living with ALS, a progressive neurological disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, to live fuller lived by providing compassionate care and support. Support groups are available for patients, caregivers, friends and health care personnel. Other services available through the association are: ALS Clinic at Allegheny General Hospital, respite care reimbursement, equipment fund reimbursement, RN consultations, laptop communication loan program, quarterly newsletters, ALS informational literature and community resources referrals.AlleghenyAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Western PAALS Association
    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support GroupQuincy Village Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group meets monthly on the second Wednesday of every month at 2:00 pm. Registration and social at 1:45. Most months there is a guest speaker.FranklinQuincy VillagePresbyterian Senior Living
    Alzheimer's Association - Girard - Alzheimer Support GroupAlzheimer's support group.ErieAlzheimer's Association - GirardAlzheimer's Association
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, State CollegeA health organization dedicated to: promoting research to find the cause, treatment and cure for Alzheimers disease and related dementias; providing educational programs for the public, media, health care and medical professionals; and serving as an advocate for Alzheimer's individuals and their families. Service programs include: - Physician and attorney lists - Information about community services, home care, nursing homes and assistant living for Alzheimer's individuals, Adult Day Services - Educational forums, professional and caregiver - Speakers Bureau - Caregiver 24 hour Helpline - Caregiver Support groups - Case ManagementCentreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - State CollegeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Support GroupsOffer Education and Workplace "Lunch and Learn" programs for employee groups. Provide monthly support groups for diagnosed individuals who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, who are aware of their diagnosis, and want to come meet and talk with others who are dealing with the same problems. Family caregivers are encouraged to attend. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh ChapterAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, Wilkes-BarreA health organization dedicated to: promoting research to find the cause, treatment and cure for Alzheimers disease and related dementias; providing educational programs for the public, media, health care and medical professionals; and serving as an advocate for Alzheimer's individuals and their families. Service programs include: - Physician and attorney lists - Information about community services, home care, nursing homes and assistant living for Alzheimer's individuals, Adult Day Services - Educational forums, professional and caregiver - Speakers Bureau - Caregiver 24 hour Helpline - Caregiver Support groups - Case ManagementLuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh ChapterOffer Education and Workplace "Lunch and Learn" programs for employee groups . Supports lay and professional persons who care for Alzheimer's patients through support groups; information and referral on adult day care, nursing homes, in-home care and financial and legal problems; Safe Return Program for those who wander. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh ChapterAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - Lincoln Community Center Library - Alzheimer Support GroupProvides an Alzheimer's support group.ErieAlzheimer's Association - Lincoln Community Center LibraryAlzheimer's Association
    Alzheimer's Association - Lititz OfficeProvides vital services and support to those individuals struggling with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers. Operates a Helpline 24/7 about: - Alzheimer's Disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options - How the Association can help you - Caregiving tips and respite care options - Services available in your community and referrals - Emotional support/support group information LancasterAlzheimer's Association - Lititz OfficeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Alzheimer's Association - St. Mary's East - Alzheimer Support GroupProvides an Alzheimer's support group.ErieAlzheimer's Association - St. Mary's EastAlzheimer's Association
    Alzheimer's Disease Alliance of W. PA Family Support GroupsFamily support group for Alzheimer's patients and those with related brain disorders. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Disease Alliance of W. PAAlzheimer's Disease Alliance of Western PA
    Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Support GroupProvides support and education regarding Alzheimer's Disease. At times brings in speakersYorkDover - Providence Place Senior LivingDover - Providence Place Senior Living
    American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga - Support for Prostate Cancer Patients or SurvivorsMan to Man is a support and education program for those affected by prostate cancer. The program may include a group support program, a visitation component, and support for partners.LycomingAmerican Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Breast Cancer Support Group - UPMC SusquehannaThis self-help/education group is designed for women living with breast cancer. Within this safe, nurturing environment, participants discuss treatment options, emotions, self-esteem, concerns and triumphs.LycomingAmerican Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer - Man to ManA support network for men with prostate cancer. The program offers emotional support, education and awareness.AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society - Southwestern RegionAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Prostate Cancer Support Group - UPMC SusquehannaUsToo International is a support and education program for those affected by prostate cancer. The program may include a group support program, a visitation component, and support for partners.LycomingAmerican Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society Reach To RecoveryReach to Recovery is a program that helps individuals cope with breast cancer through one-on-one peer support. It is offered at all points along the cancer continuum, from pre-diagnosis through the entire period when breast cancer remains a personal concern. The program pairs a breast cancer survivor with a recently diagnosed patient who has similar issues. Each volunteer is specially trained to help the patient express their feelings, verbalize her fears and concerns, and be an impartial sounding board for questions and matters that may be affecting them. Contact may be either a personal visit, a phone call, or online based on location. All volunteers are trained and certified by Reach to Recovery standards.AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society - Southwestern RegionAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - Support GroupsProvide information, day-to-day assistance, and emotional support. Offers emotional support through programs like Reach to Recovery and Cancer Survivors Network. In the Reach to Recovery program, trained breast cancer survivors provide support to newly diagnosed women with breast cancer.MontgomeryAmerican Cancer Society - Blue BellAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society, York CountyInformation and guidance Support systems & education for cancer patients & family Transportation to/from cancer treatments Wig boutique - wigs, turbans; due to side effects of chemotherapy Limited financial assistance for prescription medications; through patient service center 1-888-227-5445 option #1 Public health education/cancer research. 'I can cope', education program for cancer patients and family Nutritional information for healthy eating habits Literature, videos, free speakers available Look good - feel better for patients suffering from appearance related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation call 1-888-227-5445 for dates and times YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
    American Celiac Society Dietary Support CoalitionThe organization supports efforts in education, research and mutual support to individuals and family members with dietary disorders including Celiac Sprue Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Lactose intolerance, wheat intolerance and allergies, Crohn's disease, various food allergies and other dietary disorders. It helps set up support groups, sponsors conferences, seeks funding for research and education, seeks better food labeling and strives for patient, public and professional education in these life threatening problems. Phone counseling, patient packets, hospital visits, important patient care information is provided on request. Annual membership is voluntary. PO Box 23455, New Orleans LA (American Celiac Society Dietary Support Coalition)American Celiac Society Dietary Support Coalition
    American Heart Association / Great Rivers Affiliate - Mercer CountyProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. National organization supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. ErieAmerican Heart Association / Great Rivers AffiliateAmerican Heart Association
    American Lung Association in Pennsylvania - North Central - Asthma and COPDProvides information on a residential camp for children, ages 8-13, who have asthma. Also sponsors Better Breather Club Support Group for people living with COPD. Offers resources and support to help individuals manage asthma and maintain a full and active life.CumberlandAmerican Lung Association in PennsylvaniaAmerican Lung Association in Pennsylvania
    Amputees for AmputeesA telephone support and mentoring program that provides ongoing support to amputees. AFA's goal is to make the transition back into the mainstream as easy as possible and to let amputees know they are not alone. Mentors are amputees themselves and have gone through a training program. New members are always welcome. Call for more information. Presently serving Northern Maryland, Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster areas. Three ACA trained peer visitors. LancasterAmputees for AmputeesIndependent Support Groups
    Amputee Support GroupA monthly support group for all pre and post amputation patients and their loved ones. Free monthly support groups will offer emotional support, information and fun for all who attend. Group meets the second Saturday of each month.MonroeAmputee Support GroupLehigh Valley Health Network
    Amputee Support GroupSupport group serving the Amputee community and their families.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Ann B Barshinger Cancer InstituteCancer center providing: - prevention and detection - treatment - radiation therapy - care and supportLancasterAnn B Barshinger Cancer InstitutePenn Medicine Lancaster General Health
    Arc of Chester County - AdvocacyAdvocacy services help families and self-advocates understand and navigate the mental health/intellectual and developmental disability service systems. Our advocates safeguard individual rights and promote self-determination and inclusion. The Arc's advocates provide one-to-one support and mentoring services, help parents effectively plan for their adult childs future and effectively participate in planning meetings, accompany families and self-advocates to meetings as needed, provide ongoing support for self-advocates with limited family involvement, initiate, promote, and support individual and county-wide self-determination and self-advocacy efforts, provide training for self-advocates, monitor progress made in the areas of inclusion, self-determination, employment, habilitation, and recreation, and actively promote systems change and improvement through state and national lobbying. The Arc's education advocacy services help parents, guardians, and students develop a plan of action for obtaining a free and appropriate education and helping students make meaningful progress on their educational goals.ChesterArc of Chester County, The - Chester; West ChesterArc of Chester County
    Arc of Chester County - Support GroupsThe Arc of Chester Countys advocacy services help families and self-advocates understand and navigate the mental health/intellectual and developmental disability service systems. Our advocates safeguard individual rights and promote self-determination and inclusion. The Arcs advocates: provide one-to-one support and mentoring services, help parents effectively plan for their adult childs future and effectively participate in planning meetings, accompany families and self-advocates to meetings as needed, provide ongoing support for self-advocates with limited family involvement, initiate, promote, and support individual and county-wide self-determination and self-advocacy efforts, provide training for self-advocates, monitor progress made in the areas of inclusion, self-determination, employment, habilitation, and recreation, and actively promote systems change and improvement through state and national lobbying. The Arcs education advocacy services help parents, guardians, and students develop a plan of action for obtaining a free and appropriate education and helping students make meaningful progress on their educational goals. All children and students from birth to 21 who are eligible or suspected of being eligible for specialized education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act IDEIA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA can access The Arc of Chester Countys education advocacy services.ChesterARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THEArc of Chester County
    Arc of Lancaster Lebanon - Sibling Support GroupKids grades 3 to 5 who have a brother or sister with a disability are invited to join the group for friendship building, self-expression and fun. Supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and their families in reaching their fullest potential as community members. Upon request, advocates attend meetings for school-aged children ensuring a child receives free and appropriate education under the law. Support for individuals of all ages and families as they navigate the disability system. Provide: - Advocacy - Community education - Trainings - Sibling support group - Independent Monitoring for Quality: The IM4Q project collects information to improve the quality of life of people served and supported by the intellectual disability systemLancasterArc of Lancaster LebanonArc of Lancaster Lebanon
    Arden Courts Alzheimer's Support GroupMutual support group for family and friends of people with Alzheimer's Disease/dementia meets every month and is open to the public.LehighArden Courts Alzheimer's Support GroupHCR ManorCare
    A Touch of SugarSupport group and education for individuals with Diabetes Mellitus, or Pre-diabetes.CumberlandDiabetes Services of Holy Spirit Hosp.Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital
    Autism Connection of PA - Grandparent GroupSupport group for grandparents whose grandchild were diagnosed on the autism spectrumAlleghenyAutism Connection of PAAutism Connection of PA (ABOARD)
    Autism Connection of PA - Grandparent Group - Mt. LebanonSupport group for grandparents whose grandchild were diagnosed on the autism spectrumAlleghenyAutism Connection of PAAutism Connection of PA (ABOARD)
    Autism Connection of PA - Support GroupsThe majority of our support groups are by and for parents of children on the autism spectrum. These groups provide support for managing the daily stresses of raising a child with autism. Group members meet regularly to share practical advice for raising children on the spectrum, and work together to maximize the potential of their children. We also sponsors several social groups for teens and adults on the autism spectrum. These groups are facilitated by autism professionals who provide a safe and supportive venue for individuals with ASD to socialize, practice conversational skills, and share special interests.AlleghenyAutism Connection of PAAutism Connection of PA (ABOARD)
    Autism Society of America - ASCEND of Southern Chester County- Support GroupFamilies of adults with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and similar diagnoses hold ASCEND chapter meeting support group. This group offers a private listserv to ASCEND members.ChesterASCEND OF SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYAscend of Southern Chester County
    Autism Society of America - ASCEND - Support Group - Chester CountyProvides support meetings for family members and caregivers of both children and adults.ChesterASCEND of Chester CountyAutism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
    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
    Autism Society of America - FamiliesOfAdultsAutism - ASAphillyTogether, we will learn about the needs of adults in the whole spectrum of Autism, including Autism/Mental Retardation (MR), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Nos (PDD-Nos), Asperger (AS) and other related neurological disorders. Its purpose is to share information and provide support for families who are concerned about the daily needs and future of adults with ASD in Pennsylvania. There is a crucial need to implement life span adult services, including a waiver, employment and housing. Parents had no choice as to what disability nor what level of functioning in the Autism Spectrum Disorder their older adolescent or adult children would have. ALL members of this group shall work together as an unity. We can learn much from each other, by learning about the diversity of needs and strengths of adults with ASD.PhiladelphiaAutism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter - Montgomery; King of PrussiaAutism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
    Autism Society of America - Lehigh ValleyAutism Society Lehigh Valley is a non-profit affiliate whose mission is dedicated to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Provides fun activities in the community to allow the families and their loved ones affected by autism to meet each other and have fun at the same time. A parent run organization that creates an autism friendly community. Offers a Teen/Adult parent support group with activities for the youth as well as a support group for parents of children 6 and under (with childcare). Provides fun activities in the community such as bowling, miniature golf, dances and other activities to allow the families and their loved ones affected by autism to meet each other and have fun at the same time.LehighAutism Society of America - Lehigh Valley ChapterAutism Society of America - Lehigh Valley Chapter
    Autism Society of America - TALKASAPhillyTALKASAPhilly was created by the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Autism Society of America to provide a welcoming place for all ASA Philly families to have conversations, to ask questions, to share in a virtual support group. It is meant to be a place that is safe and comfortable for individuals to share their thoughts, concerns, opinions, needs, wants, desires for their loved ones with autism. This is a place for newly diagnosed families as well as more seasoned families. PhiladelphiaAutism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter - Montgomery; King of PrussiaAutism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
    Autism YorkSupport group for parents and families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in York County. Offers meetings and social events at various locations and times around York. An Adult Meet-Up group is offered for individuals on the spectrum ages 18 and up and a Teen Meet-Up group is available for ages 13-17. These groups meet at different locations and times. Call or visit website for more information.YorkAutism YorkAutism York
    Beautiful YouCancer support group for women recovering from breast and female cancer. Provides a free facility membership that includes exercise classes. Support group meetings provide encouragement and sharing of personal experiences with women in similar circumstances.LehighBeautiful YouGreater Valley YMCA
    Bell, IDS, Social Recreation Program - OptionsA consumer directed social club, Options members meet monthly to plan their own social calendar of events with minimal assistance from staff. Participating in a variety of activities, they begin to make educated choices regarding social activities. Persons age 18 and older.YorkBell, Intellectual Disability Services (IDS) - Main OfficeBell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
    Berks Community Health Center - Liggett AvenueBCHC (Oakbrook) is a freestanding, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, providing patient-centered, affordable, high-quality primary health care Services include: - Preventative care and wellness - Physicals - Regular care from chronic illness - Sick visits for acute illness - Pediatric care, including newborns and well-child visits - Childhood and adult immunizations - Adult medicine including the special needs of seniors - Women's health - gynecologic and pre-natal care - Men's health - Minor procedures - Flu vaccines - Referrals to specialty care - Care coordination and follow-up - Support groups and classes Enrollment Assisters can assist individuals to enroll in the Marketplace (under the Affordable Care Act). Also provide an overview of the Marketplace and how individuals can enroll and obtain information on which insurance plans would best fit their budgets and medical needs.BerksBerks Community Health Center - Liggett AvenueBerks Community Health Center
    Bethel Park Stroke and Brain Injury Support GroupProvides encouragement to recover through range of motion exercises, cognitive activities, emotional support and socialization.AlleghenyStroke / Brain Injury Support GroupsStroke / Brain Injury Support Groups
    Bone Marrow Support GroupProvides emotional support for bone marrow transplant recipients, families and donors. Provides education and outreach about bone marrow transplant.DauphinPenn State Hershey Medical CenterPenn State Hershey Medical Center
    Brain Tumor Foundation of the Lehigh ValleySupport group for individuals diagnosed with brain tumors and their families/friends.LehighBrain Tumor Foundation of the Lehigh ValleyBrain Tumor Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
    Brandywine Aba - PDD/Autism Support GroupBrandywine Aba provides autism support group.Chester*Main Site (Brandywine Aba)Brandywine Aba
    Brandywine Hospital - Cancer Support GroupBrandywine Hospital has been taking care of families for more than 100 years. With excellent physicians and advanced medical technology, the staff provides exceptional care for patients in its 243-bed licensed facility.ChesterBRANDYWINE HOSPITALBrandywine Hospital
    Breast Cancer Support GroupSupport group for breast cancerErieBreast Cancer Support GroupBreast Cancer Support Group
    Breast Cancer ThriversBreast cancer support group. A motivational speaker, specializing in breast cancer issues, is available for meetings and conferences.NorthamptonBreast Cancer ThriversBreast Cancer Thrivers
    Bryn Mawr Hospital - Cancer Wellness Support GroupCancer Wellness Support Group is a general cancer support group for patients with any cancer diagnosis.MontgomeryBryn Mawr Hospital - Montgomery; Bryn MawrBryn Mawr Hospital
    Cambria-Somerset County Multiple Sclerosis Society, Inc. Disability Related Support GroupsSupport groups for those with brain injuries or multiple sclerosis.CambriaCambria-Somerset County Multiple Sclerosis Society, Inc.Cambria-Somerset County Multiple Sclerosis Society, Inc.
    Camelot HouseProvides a social gathering place where children with serious, chronic or terminal illnesses or disabilities and their families can drop in and play or socialize with other people going through similar experiences. LehighCamelot For ChildrenCamelot For Children
    CancerCareProvides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of services are free of charge. CancerCareCancerCare
    Cancer Care ConnectionCancer Care Connection provides comprehensive information, support, resources, guidance, and referrals to people affected by cancer. Services available include assistance with: - Financial Issues - Second Opinions - Decision Making - Doctor-Patient Communication - Family Relationships - Clinical Trials - Complementary and Alternative Therapies - Mental Health IssuesOne Innovation Wy, Suite 304, Newark DE (Cancer Care Connection)Cancer 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
    Cancer Caring Center - Women's Cancer Support Group for African-American WomenSupport services to help people diagnosed with cancer, their families and concerned friends cope with the emotional impact of cancer; counseling by trained social workers; telephone helpline to provide emotional support and information and referral. AlleghenyCancer Caring Center - Groups for Women with CancerCancer Caring Center
    Cancer Prayer Support Group, Christ's American Baptist ChurchNon-Denominational Group Offering Emotional And Spiritual Encouragement For Cancer Patients And Their Families. 1st Tues: Christ American Baptist Church, 730 Menges Mill Road, Spring Grove 3rd Tues: Hillside Medical Center, 250 Fame Ave., Suite 209, HanoverYorkChrist's American Baptist ChurchChrist's American Baptist Church
    Cancer Support Community - Cancer Support GroupProvides cancer support group.PhiladelphiaThe Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaCancer Support Community
    Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh ValleyOffers a variety of supportive programs for people with cancer and their families, all free of charge. Services include support groups for people with cancer and their caregivers, stress management classes, educational programs, exercise and nutrition workshops and social activities. All are welcome. LehighCancer Support Community Greater Lehigh ValleyCancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley
    Cancer Support GroupFor people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their family members to share thoughts, hopes, anger and fears about cancer.ErieCancer Support GroupCancer Support Group
    Cancer Support Group for WomenA member-driven support group for any woman who has been affected by cancer - from those who have recently been diagnosed with the disease to those undergoing treatment to those who have been cured as well as family and friends who are affected as caregivers.DauphinThriveThrive
    Cancer Support Groups - American Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionOffer group support to individuals with cancer as well as their families. Bereavement support groups may also be available. The American Cancer Society does not organize these meetings but rather keeps a current database of meeting information; dates, locations and times. Individuals should contact the ACS to obtain a list of support groups/meetings for their area.LackawannaAmerican Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania RegionAmerican Cancer Society
    CanSurmontProvide support for people newly diagnosed with cancer and are in treatment.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    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
    Center for Vision Loss - Lehigh ValleyProvides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs, sales of devices that maximize existing sight, and a vision aids store. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way. Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events. LehighCenter for Vision Loss - LehighCenter for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
    Center for Vision Loss - MonroeProvides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs and sales of devices that maximize existing sight. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events. MonroeCenter for Vision Loss - MonroeCenter for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
    Central PA Alopecia AreataPurpose of the program is to provide support for members, keep up on the latest research and information and also provide community awareness. Alopecia areata is a condition that causes hair loss. DauphinPenn State Hershey Medical CenterPenn State Hershey Medical Center
    Chester County/Main Line Children and Adults with ADHD - ADHD Support ServicesChester County/Main Line CHADD is a chapter of the non-profit organization, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Chester County/Main Line CHADD holds separate support group meetings per month for: Parents and Teachers of Children/Teens with ADHD Adults with ADHD Teens with ADHD Parents of Young Adults with ADHD. Also: annual conference at West Chester University each February ADHD Awareness Week activity in the fall and Access to Parent-to-Parent Classes, a 7-week course in managing ADHD in children and teensChesterCHESTER COUNTY/ MAIN LINE CHADD CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH AD/HDChester County/Main Line Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
    Chester County/Main Line Children and Adults with ADHD - Support ServicesSupport Services hold separate support group meetings each month for adults, parents and teens dealing with ADHD issues.Chester*Main Site (Chester County / Main Line Chadd Children and Adults With Ad/hd)Chester County/Main Line Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) - Pittsburgh and Vicinity Adult Satellite Of CHADDAlleghenyChildren and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Support GroupsOffers a wide variety of support groups for parents and children ages birth to 18 who have health problems: Transplant Support Group for Caregivers; Bereavement Support Group; Oncology Support Group; Sickle Cell.AlleghenyChildren's Hospital of PittsburghChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    Christ United Methodist Church - Support GroupsSponsors the following support groups: grief, single adults, Triple A (age 55+ fellowship group), Celebrate Recovery, depression support, Leukemia/Lymphoma support, Caregivers supportAlleghenyChrist United Methodist Church Support GroupsChrist United Methodist Church, Bethel Park
    Chrohn's & Colitis Support GroupIf you have Crohn's or colitis, you are not alone. Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America can help. Crohn’s and colitis support group meetings are often intimate gatherings where patients and their loved ones can share their stories, seek emotional support, find answers to their questions, and connect with a community who share their challenges. In addition to these focused sessions, support groups often organize informal, social events like picnics and luncheons, community volunteer days, informational workshops, family outings, and attend gala events.FranklinSummit Health Support GroupsSummit Health
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association of the Lehigh ValleyTelephone support group for individuals affected by Chronic Fatigue SyndromeNorthamptonChronic Fatigue Syndrome Association of the Lehigh ValleyChronic Fatigue Syndrome Association
    Chronic Pain Phone Support - LuzernePhone support for individuals dealing with chroic pain. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.LuzerneAmerican Chronic Pain Association Support GroupsAmerican Chronic Pain Association
    Chronic Pain Support Group - HarrisburgSupport group for individuals living with chronic pain. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.DauphinAmerican Chronic Pain Association Support GroupsAmerican Chronic Pain Association
    Chronic Pain Support Group - PittsburghSupport group for individuals living with chronic pain. Meets twice monthly. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.AlleghenyAmerican Chronic Pain Association Support GroupsAmerican Chronic Pain Association
    Chronic Pain Support Group - YorkSupport group for individuals living with chronic pain. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.YorkAmerican Chronic Pain Association Support GroupsAmerican Chronic Pain Association
    Circle of Friends Support GroupA support group for adults who have been diagnosed with nueromuscular disease. Caregivers, family, friends, and other interested persons are also welcome. The group is an avenue for individuals to share their ideas and experiences, as well as a source of mutual support. The group currently has members from the Lancaster area. Also includes periodic speakers. A separate Caregivers group also meets at the same location and participants are encouraged to join the general group. DauphinCircle of Friends Support GroupIndependent Support Groups
    Cleft Palate Information and SupportProvides information and support via telephone, hospital visitation, and in-house consultation for parents of newborns with cleft lip/palate who will be having team care at the Clinic. Prenatal consultation is available for families who know they will be having a child with a cleft. LancasterCleft Palate Information and SupportLancaster Cleft Palate Clinic
    Close to the Heart - Transplant Support GroupProviding emotional support for transplant candidates and families, persons and families on the transplant waiting list, transplant recipients and families, families who have lost loved ones waiting for or following transplant, donor families and living donors. Enhance education and awareness regarding organ, tissue, & eye donation.WarrenClose to the HeartClose to the Heart
    Compassionate Friends Support Group - Wayne Memorial HospitalLocal 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. Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month. Contact Sandy Worobey at 570-727-2839 to confirm meeting dates and times.WayneCompassionate FriendsCompassionate Friends
    Conemaugh Health System- AIDS Support GroupSupport group for those living with AIDS of HIV.CambriaConemaugh Health System - HIV/AIDS Support GroupConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System - ALS Support GroupAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. ALS can progress quickly after the onset of symptoms. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System - Alzheimer's Disese Support GroupAlzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System - Brain Injury Support GroupA brain injury occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System - Chronic Pain Support GroupChronic pain is pain that has lasted for a long time. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System - CMT Support GroupSupport group for those affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a group of hereditary disorders that damage the nerves in your arms and legs (peripheral nerves). Charcot-Marie-Tooth is also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System - Epilepsy Support GroupEpilepsy is a disorder that results from the surges in electrical signals inside the brain, causing recurring seizures. Seizure symptoms vary. Some people with epilepsy simply stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure, while others have full-fledged convulsions. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System - Multiple Sclerosis Support GroupMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease in which your body's immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the communication between your brain, spinal cord and other areas of your body. This condition may result in deterioration of the nerves themselves, a process that's not reversible. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System- Ostomy Support GroupSupport group for colostomy, urostomy and ileostomy patients.CambriaConemaugh Health System- Ostomy Support GroupConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System- Parkinson's Disease Support GroupParkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Conemaugh Health System- Women's Cancer Support GroupSupport group for those affected by women's cancers. This group welcomes women over the age of 20 affected by any form of cancer.CambriaConemaugh Health System- Women's Cancer Support GroupConemaugh Health System
    Creative Health Services - PottstownCounseling/Mental Health Outpatient Programs Career Services Center Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Counseling for Drug & Alcohol Services Montgomery County Case Management for Children and Adults Peer Support Program Postpartum Depression Support Group Health Navigator/Wellness Recovery Tobacco Cessation Program Healthy Weight/Healthy Families Initiative Domestic Violence Prevention & Intervention ProgramsMontgomeryCreative Health Services - PottstownCreative Health Services
    Delaware Valley Stroke Council - Support ServicesOffers stroke survivors, their families, providers, and the public: education, information, personal and technical assistance, and a referral service.PhiladelphiaDelaware Valley Stroke Council - Philadelphia; Center CityDelaware Valley Stroke Council
    Depression Bipolar Support GroupA support group for those who have children/loved ones with bipolar challenges.MonroeLehigh Valley Hospital - PoconoLehigh Valley Health Network
    Diabetes Support GroupSupport group for individuals with diabetes.MonroeDiabetes Support GroupLehigh Valley Health Network
    Diabetes Support Group - Wayne Memorial Hospital - Wayne Memorial Health SystemA support group for individuals with diabetes as well as their family members. Group usually meets Sundays as announced. Contact Carol Kneier at 570-253-8149 to confirm upcoming meeting dates and times.WayneWayne Memorial HospitalWayne Memorial Health System
    Down Syndrome Interest GroupDown Syndrome Interest Group of Chester County (CCDSIG) is a organization of a group of parents of children with Down Syndrome who meet for social contact and mutual support.ChesterDown Syndrome Interest Group of Chester County - Chester; ExtonDown Syndrome Interest Group of Chester County
    Doylestown Health - Support GroupsOffers a variety of support groups on multiple topics.BucksDoylestown Health - Support GroupsDoylestown Health
    Early Stage Support Group - Geisinger Memory and Cognition Clinic - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with early stage Alzheimer's disease or dementia. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.LuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Encompass Health Rehabiliataion - Sewickley - Brain Injury and Stroke Support GroupSupport, socialization, advocacy, information, referral and education for persons with brain injury, their family and friends. Support group serves the needs of persons who experienced a stroke, their families, and friends.AlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - SewickleyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Amputee Support GroupSupport group serves the needs of amputees, their families, and friends. Goals of the group are to provide participants with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences, give and receive emotional support, share educational experiences, participate in a group setting.AlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - HarmarvilleEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Head Injury Support GroupSupport, socialization, advocacy, information, referral and education for persons with brain injury, their family and friends.AlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - HarmarvilleEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Parkinson's Support GroupParkinson's Support GroupAlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - HarmarvilleEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Spinal Cord Injury Support GroupSupport group for those with spinal cord injuries, their families and friends.AlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - HarmarvilleEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Stroke Information and Support GroupEducational information, social aspect, support for stroke survivors and families.AlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - HarmarvilleEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Stroke Support GroupSupport group serves the needs of persons who experienced a stroke, their families, and friends.AlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - HarmarvilleEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of York , Aim High Support GroupSupport group for persons with brain injuries. Located in the Hospital Inpatient OT Gym.YorkEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of York - Outpatient ServicesHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Sewickley - Amputee Support GroupSupport group serves the needs of amputees, their families, and friends. Goals of the group are to provide participants with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences, give and receive emotional support, share educational experiences, participate in a group setting.AlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - SewickleyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    ENCORE Breast Cancer Support GroupENCORE is a national YWCA discussion and exercise program for women who have had breast cancer. The ENCORE program consists of floor and swimming pool exercises and group discussion sessions which provide opportunities for sharing common concerns related to breast cancer, mastectomy, and other forms of breast cancer surgery.AdamsYWCA Gettysburg & Adams CountyYWCA Gettysburg & Adams County
    Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA Adult Social Group MeetingAdults with seizure disorder and adult family members meet monthly to share common feelings and concerns and learn about epilepsy and its treatment. Call for date and time.AlleghenyEpilepsy Association of Western and Central PAEpilepsy Association of Western and Central PA
    Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PennsylvaniaVoluntary health organization that provides education, support and advocacy for people with epilepsy and their families. Programs and services include: - Informational materials - Medical, legal and mental health referrals - Adult resource services - Workshops and conferences - Children and family services - Support groups - Community education - Lending book and video library - Personal and legislative advocacy - Teen and pre-teen camp - Special events - Annual spring education conference - Young Adult RetreatPhiladelphiaEpilepsy Foundation Eastern PennsylvaniaEpilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
    Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA - Bucks County Support GroupGroup support for parents and children affected by epilepsy or seizure disorder. Offers mutual support and sharing in a comfortable setting.BucksEpilepsy Foundation Eastern PennsylvaniaEpilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
    Erie Ostomy Support GroupProvides a ostomy support group.ErieErie Ostomy Support GroupErie Ostomy Support Group
    Evangelical Community Hospital - Cardiopulmonary Services -Lung Disease Support GroupsLung Disease Support GroupUnionEvangelical Community Hospital - Cardiopulmonary ServicesEvangelical Community Hospital
    Evangelical Community Hospital - Community Health Education Center - Health/Disabilities Related Support GroupsCancer Support GroupsUnionEvangelical Community Hospital - Community Health Education CenterEvangelical Community Hospital
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Brookdale Assisted Living - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Tuesday at 6:00 pm.ColumbiaAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Geisinger Memory and Cognition Clinic - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm.LuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Grayson View Assisted Living - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Monday of the month at 6:00pm.SnyderAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - HarrisburgAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Highland Park Senior Living - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm.LuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Kingston Active Adult Center - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm.LuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Meadow Nursing Center - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.LuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Monroe County AAA - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on second Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.MonroeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Nottingham Village - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.NorthumberlandAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - HarrisburgAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Providence Place - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday at 2:00pm.LuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Shamokin Community Hospital - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.NorthumberlandAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - HarrisburgAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Shawnee Ridge Retirement Community - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.MonroeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Susque-View - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.ClintonAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - State CollegeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - The Gardens at Tunkhannock - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the third Thursday at 4:30 pm.LuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregivers Support Group - Wesley Village - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm.LuzerneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregiver Support Group - Blooming Grove Senior Center - Alzheimer's AssociationProvides services and support to individuals struggling with Alzheimer's, along with their families and caregivers. Group meets once a month on the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30pm.WayneAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregiver Support Group - Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania - Alzheimer's AssociationOffers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday at 1:00 pm.LackawannaAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-BarreAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregiver Support Group - UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center - Divine Providence Campus - Alzheimer's AssociationSupport group for individuals struggling with Alzheimer's, along with their families and caregivers. Group meets second Monday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Hospital Conference Room B.LycomingAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - State CollegeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family and Caregiver Support Group - Williamsport Home - Alzheimer's AssociationProvides services and support to individuals struggling with Alzheimer's, along with their families and caregivers. Group meets once a month on the first Tuesday at 1:00 pm.LycomingAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - State CollegeAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
    Family Service Association of Bucks County - Peer Support Whole Health GroupsWeekly support around maintaining health, wellness, and reaching health goalsBucksFamily Service Association of Bucks County- Bucks; LanghorneFamily Service Association of Bucks County
    Family Support GroupsInSight for Kids also holds Monthly Family Support Groups that help kids and their families get together to enjoy different opportunities as a group. In the past we have done things such as attended Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Rail Riders and Penguins games, enjoyed art and fitness classes, volunteered in the local community and so much more.LuzerneInSight Kids Club of NEPANortheast Sight Services
    Forbes Regional Hospital (WPAHS) Stroke and Brain Injury Support GroupProvides encouragement to recover through range of motion exercises, cognitive activities, emotional support and socialization.AlleghenyStroke / Brain Injury Support GroupsStroke / Brain Injury Support Groups
    Freedom From SmokingReceive one-on-one assistance from a trained tobacco treatment specialist, learn tactics on quitting and receive free smoking cessation resources.MonroeDale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center - PoconoLehigh Valley Health Network
    Friendship Community Family Support FellowshipProvides information, friendship and support for parents and relatives of people with developmental disabilities.LancasterFriendship CommunityFriendship Community
    Gastric Bypass Support GroupMission: The Gastric Bypass Support Group Seeks To Support And Educate Those Who Are Considering And Those Who Have Had Gastric Bypass Surgery. We Also Seek To Provide, Through Education And Support, The Knowledge For Healthier Lifestyle Choices. Support Group For Persons Who Have Had Or Will Be Having Gastric Bypass Surgery.YorkGastric Bypass Support GroupGastric Bypass Support Group
    Good Shepherd Brain Injury Support GroupSupport group for those recovering from brain injuries. Dedicated to creating a responsive network focused on the specific needs of the brain injured in the Lehigh Valley.LehighGood Shepherd Brain Injury Support GroupGood Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
    Grace United Methodist ChurchProvides Food Pantry, Grace Promise Preschool, Grace Summer Camp, an Alzheimer's Support Group.WarrenGrace United Methodist Church - WarrenGrace United Methodist Church - Warren
    Grands Raising Grands Support Group - Wayne Memorial Hospital - Wayne Memorial Health SystemA support group for grandparents who are primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Group meets every other Thursday at 6:00pm. Contact Allison Pretty-Hopkins at 570-253-5838 to confirm upcoming meeting dates and times.WayneWayne Memorial HospitalWayne Memorial Health System
    Grand View Health - Breast Cancer Support GroupProvides parents, families, and care givers the opportunity for mutual support with others facing breast cancerBucksGrand View Health - Bucks; SellersvilleGrand View Health
    Grand View Health - Cancer Support GroupProvides patients, families, and caregivers mutual support with others impacted by a cancer diagnosisBucksGrand View Health - Bucks; SellersvilleGrand View Health
    Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance - Support Group CentralProvides a variety of support groups for individuals with mental or physical health issues. **Go to website www.grmha.org **BerksGreater Reading Mental Health AllianceGreater Reading Mental Health Alliance
    Growing Edge Support GroupA parent and family support group for family members of children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Professionals are welcome as well. Our meeting locations are in various restaurants or on occasion, by invitation when meetings are in member's homes. We meet once a month, 2nd Tuesday of the month. Once you are signed up for the group, you are notified. An annual calendar is mailed to you. Members are responsible for their own meal expense.YorkGrowing EdgeGrowing Edge
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International - Support ServicesAlthough most people recover from GBS and CIDP, the duration of the illness is unpredictable and often months of hospital care are required. Thus, both patient and family undergo the emotional trauma of an uncertain future, not knowing if and when recovery will occur. To assist patients and their families to cope with GBS/CIDP, the Foundation provides emotional support to patients and their loved ones. Support Services include: - Personal visits, when possible, by former patients to those currently in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. - Supplies literature and educational material, including a comprehensive 70-page booklet entitled "An Overview for the Layperson" so patients and families can learn what to expect during the illness, as well as Guidebooks for Caregivers, and for children with GBS. Trifolds are available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic, and others. - Educates the public and medical communities via sponsorship of local chapters and support groups. - Fosters and funds research into cause, treatment and other aspects of the disorder. - Directs patients with long-term disabilities to resources for vocational, financial and other assistance. - Develops national and international support groups. - Encourages financial support for community activities. - Sponsors International Educational Symposia for the medical community and general public. - Publishes The Communicator, a quarterly informational newsletter. - Advocates in Washington DC and elsewhere on issues relevent to GBS and CIDP.MontgomeryGuillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation International - Montgomery; ConshohockenGuillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International
    Harrisburg Area Lyme Disease Support GroupA non-profit foundation dedicated to public education of the prevention and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.DauphinPennsylvania Lyme Resource NetworkPennsylvania Lyme Resource Network
    Head Back Support GroupThis group meets on the last Thursday of the month (April-October only) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please call to verify location. Informal, unstructured, “family-like” open discussion; occasional speakers; 2-4 social events per year.FranklinSummit Health Support GroupsSummit Health
    HealthSouth Brain Injury Support GroupAutonomous group 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.BlairHealthSouth Support GroupsHealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie - Stroke Support GroupSupport group for patients who experienced a stroke and their significant others.HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of ErieHealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie
    HealthSouth Stroke and Brain Injury Support GroupProvides encouragement to recover through range of motion exercises, cognitive activities, emotional support and socialization.AlleghenyStroke / Brain Injury Support GroupsStroke / Brain Injury Support Groups
    Hearing Loss Association of America - PittsburghA monthly Mar Apr May Sept Oct Nov support group for the deaf and hard of hearing that is associated with the Hearing Loss Association of America. Topics the group covers include emotional support, educational resources and public awareness. They work on helping find solutions to the obstacles that people with hearing loss are confronted with on a daily basis.AlleghenyHearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania State OfficeHearing Loss Association of America
    Heart FailureLearn more about heart failure and share ideas with others. Each month there is a new educational topic and guest speaker. Family and friends are welcome.DauphinPinnacleHealth Womancare Resource CenterPinnacleHealth
    Heart-to-Heart Support GroupHeart to Heart is a support group for those who are cardiac patients, their families and friends.FranklinSummit Health Support GroupsSummit Health
    helpme2stop.org - Monroe County SupportWebsite dedicated to the disorder of Trichotillomania with support available in Monroe County. A non-profit that looks to raise awareness of the disorder; helping remove social stigmas and create a safer social environment to urge silent sufferers to seek help within this on-line community. Appointments are required for local support.Monroehelpme2stop.orghelpme2stop.org
    Hepatitis B Foundation - EducationProvides educational training for health care providers, distribute literature, helps sponsor vaccine and screening programs, coordinate a Speakers Bureau, assists with media campaigns and much more in support of Hepatitis B awareness. Provides online support groups and resources for the newly diagnosed.BucksPennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County - Bucks; DoylestownHepatitis B Foundation (HBF)
    Heritage Valley Health System - Staunton ClinicPsychiatric outpatient, inpatient and emergency services. Psychological testing and counseling also provided. Operate a support group for families with people with mental health issues.AlleghenyHeritage Valley Health System - Staunton ClinicHeritage Valley Health System
    (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
    H.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional SupportSupport for cancer patients and their families in York County, Northern Maryland area and country wide. PRIORITIES INCLUDE: •Assistance with meals, groceries, and transportation -support groups• *Special cancer-related accessories for women *Hospital equipment (canes, walkers, shower chairs, etc) *Scholarships to High school seniors with a family member with a diagnosis. Dead line March 15- Free literature to promote cancer education and awareness. *Library filled with books, videos and audio tapes on cancer and related issues. *Chomper Buddies-Children's support group for children of cancer patients. *Provides transportation to doctor appointments sand cancer treatments. *Monthly NewslettersYorkH.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional SupportH.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support
    Indiana Regional Medical Center - Brain Injury Support GroupSupports patients and families affected by brain injuries including strokes.IndianaBrain Injury Support GroupIndiana Regional Medical Center
    Integrated Diabetes Services - Support GroupsIntegrated Diabetes Services offers a number of support groups and small-group programs for people with diabetes, friends/family, and the community at large.MontgomeryIntegrated Diabetes Services - Montgomery; WynnewoodIntegrated Diabetes Services
    Joni and Friends Eastern PAServices include: -Support groups -Wives Club, for women whose husbands are affected with a disability -Parents with children with disabilities -Singles with disabilities -Couples with children with disabilities -Speakers available -Wheels for the World, collects and refurbishes old wheelchairs and distributes them worldwide -Special Delivery, gift packages of institutionalized materials delivered to people with disabilities who are hospitalized, homebound or institutionalized -Holds 3 one-week retreats per year for families with a disabled family member -Works with local congregations helping them develop programs for people affected by disabilityLancasterJoni and Friends Eastern PAJoni and Friends Eastern PA
    Juvenile Diabetes FoundationProvides information about aspects of juvenile diabetes, events and support group.DauphinJuvenile Diabetes FoundationJuvenile Diabetes Foundation
    Lancaster Area CeliacsEducate and support individuals who have been diagnosed with celiac disease. Educate on what foods are safe, where to shop for gluten-free/wheat-free foods and share recipes and information. Vendors available at meetings for members to purchase gluten free food. Speakers address health issues, how to save money on the gluten free diet, gluten free cooking and similar topics.LancasterLancaster Area CeliacsIndependent Support Groups
    Lancaster Area Kidney AssociationSupport group for kidney transplant candidates or recipients, dialysis patients and those with kidney disease.LancasterLancaster Area Kidney AssociationIndependent Support Groups
    Lancaster County Epilepsy Support GroupInformal educational and therapeutic resource for individuals directly and indirectly affected by epilepsy/seizure disorder. The goal is to provide an avenue for individuals experiencing similar life events to gather, share, and learn in an informal setting.LancasterLancaster County Epilepsy Support GroupEpilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
    Lancaster General Health Wellness Center - Support Groups, Classes and EventsSearch for a support group in your community. Search for classes and events in your community. Provides a list of classes, support groups and events in the community that are available to help individuals to navigate the many challenges that arise with the diagnosis of an illness. Many of the groups are led by community volunteers. Support Groups - Diabetes - Amputee - Eating disorder - Autism - Brain Injury - Ehlers Danlos - Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain - Healing - Lupus - Memory Loss/Caregiver - Multiple Sclerosis - Breastfeeding - Pregnancy loss/Infant death - Stroke - Weight loss - Heart Disease Other Classes/Events - Smoking cessation - Walking club - Yoga - Car seat safety - Child Protect: Free vaccination for children birth to age 18 LancasterLancaster General Health Wellness CenterPenn Medicine Lancaster General Health
    Lancaster Support Parkinson Support GroupA support group for persons with Parkinson's Disease, their families and interested people. Provides education, information and caregivers support. Two social events during the year (July and December). LancasterLancaster Support Parkinson Support GroupIndependent Support Groups
    Leg Up Farm, Inc.Therapy services: •Physical therapy •Occupational therapy •Speech therapy •Therapeutic horseback riding, and •Nutritional services. Educational programs: •Matthew's Town Social networking: •Group therapy for kids and adults Caregiver support: •Respite services, support groups Community collaboration: •Youth programs •Summer Camps YorkLeg Up Farm, Inc.Leg Up Farm, Inc.
    Lehigh Valley Health Network - Support Groups/ClassesInformation on support groups, classes, events and resources for specific conditions. LehighLehigh Valley Health NetworkLehigh Valley Health Network
    Lehigh Valley Lyme ConnectionOnline and telephone support for individuals suffering from lyme disease, their families and friends and those interested in learning more about the disease.LehighLehigh Valley Lyme ConnectionLehigh Valley Lyme Connection
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Financial AssistanceProvides financial assistance to patients receiving treatment for blood cancers. A co-pay program that covers some costs associated with drugs and treatment. Provides assistance for the patient who experiences hardships with health insurance premiums and drug co-pays for certain blood cancer diagnoses. May provide stipends for transportation to medical appointments.AlleghenyLeukemia and Lymphoma Society - Western PA and West VirginiaLeukemia and Lymphoma Society - Western PA and West Virginia
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Western PA & WV ChapterProvides patient services, programs, public and professional education, community service and research.Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Western PALeukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Leukemia, Lymphoma Support Group - LancasterSupport group for those who have been touched by a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, or myelodysplastic syndrome including family and friends . Meetings provide support, education, and resources in an informal setting.LancasterLeukemia, Lymphoma Support Group - LancasterLeukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Life Skills Education and Support Group - Community Services for SightLife Skills Education and Support Group help customers understand, compensate for,and adjust to their vision loss. Life Skills Education includes education on blindness related issues such as community awareness/resources, banking options, diabetic education, crime prevention, sensory development, self esteem building, self advocacy,peer support, assertiveness training, emergency first aid, product information, low vision product information, stress management and other topic to assist the customer in adjusting their visual loss. Support Groups are forums for sharing ideas, exchange of feelings and practical experiences and sharing practical information among members.LuzerneSupport Services - Community Services for SightCommunity Services for Sight
    Lifesteps, Inc. - Alzheimer's Caregivers Support GroupAlzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is a social group for families as they attempt to handle the challenges presented them after a diagnosis. Provides opportunities for social events as well as education and information-sharing. Members are referred by the Visiting Nurses Association, local rehabilitation centers, local hospitals, and from other participants.ButlerAdult and Senior ServicesLifesteps
    Linked By Pink - Breast Cancer Support GroupBreast cancer support groupErieLinked By Pink Linked By Pink
    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
    Look Good - Feel Better, American Cancer Society, York CountyA free program designed to help women conceal loss of hair, skin problems, and other side effects resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatments.YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
    Look Good..... Feel Better Support GroupLook Good Feel Better holds group workshops that teach beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better also offers programs for teens, individual consultations in select areas, Spanish language and Spanish/English programs, and a Web site for men undergoing cancer treatment. Women who are currently undergoing cancer treatment, about to undergo cancer treatment, or have recently completed cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other forms of treatment). Registration is required. Only program participants may attend the workshop. Due to confidentiality and comfort level of the patients, as well as space restrictions, this protocol is necessary. This ensures that the participant receives full attention to gain the skills and confidence for increased independence. A patient may attend more than one workshop; however, she should bring her LGFB cosmetic kit with her to the additional workshop. A new kit will not be provided. Patients with a recurrence of cancer and who are receiving another round of treatment may attend another workshop and receive a new cosmetic kit.FranklinAmerican Cancer Society - Franklin County UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    Lupus Foundation of America - Philadelphia Tri-State ChapterNon-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure for lupus. - Provide direct financial support to research or emergency funding for qualified emergency needs related to lupus - Advocate to increase public and private support for research on lupus - Translate research finding into medically-sound information and programs - Heighten public awareness of the causes and consequences of lupus - Support individuals with lupus, their families and caregiversLupus Foundation of America - Philadelphia Tri-State ChapterLupus Foundation of America, Inc
    Lupus Foundation of PA, Inc.Our mission is to promote awareness, education, service and research for those affected by lupus. Support Group Meetings are available throughout the state to help lupus patients and their families understand the many aspects of lupus.AlleghenyLupus Foundation of PA, Inc. - Pittsburgh BranchLupus Foundation of America, Inc
    Lupus Support GroupSupport Group for those with Lupus.FranklinSummit Health Support GroupsSummit Health
    Luzerne County Support GroupSupport groups provide access to the latest information, resources and social support for managing the impact of epilepsy. Support group meets regularly for discussion and mutual peer support. Service is free and open to people with epilepsy, friends, family members and health professionals. Meetings are held every 4th Wednesday in Luzerne County.LuzerneEpilepsy Foundation Eastern PennsylvaniaEpilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
    Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern PennsylvaniaImproving the lives of people suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by offering literature, an information line, support group listings and physician referrals. Click here for regular support group meeting information Click here for support groups in the region ChesterLyme Disease Association of Southeastern PennsylvaniaLyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Lymphoma, Leukemia and Blood Related Cancer Support GroupSupport group for individuals and families with lymphoma, leukemia, and other blood related cancers.MonroeDale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center - PoconoLehigh Valley Health Network
    Macula Vision Research Foundation - Macular Degeneration Support GroupsIn 1989, Karen and Herb Lotman became very interested in finding out who was working to find the cure and prevention for macula degeneration. To their dismay, they learned that there was very little coordinated research or testing being done — even though it is the leading cause of blindness in adults. Most people take their vision for granted until an injury or vision abnormality makes them realize that the ability to see is fundamental to our daily life and an irreplaceable asset. Macular degeneration affects 15 million Americans. An impaired macula prevents a person from clearly seeing objects straight ahead; such as faces, words on a page, pictures, flowers, television. At its worst, the sufferer has only very limited peripheral vision people cannot see the faces of their children and grandchildren. The Genetic Link: Since Karen's mother has macular degeneration, they had real concerns about the genetic link to future generations of their family. That is why they have chosen to devote their time, efforts, and resources to creating the Macula Vision Research Foundation. A Focus of Their Lives They intend to make its success a major focus of their lives, with the hope that the members of their family and yours will not endure needless suffering from macular degeneration. In November 1997, the Lotmans gathered a group of preeminent vision scientists in Florida. This seminar was not structured like other meetings. The foremost retina experts from various backgrounds, surgeons, pathologists, geneticists, and neuroscientists dedicated to macula degeneration research would confer in an interactive seminar format. This broad range of expertise was one of the reasons the meeting was unusually successful. In most meetings, surgeons meet with surgeons, geneticists with geneticists, etc. 16 Pages of Notes: A leading retina clinician said, "I haven't taken notes at meetings for the last ten years because I didn't learn anything that I did not already know, but at this meeting I took 16 pages of notes because the various disciplines of everyone there enabled me to learn many new facts." The Florida meeting was so well received that the Macula Vision Scientific Advisory Board was established. Robert Molday, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Ophthalmology and Director of the Center for Macular Research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada is the Chairman. The Board is composed of outstanding vision scientists whose function as board members is to advise on research grants and Foundation policy. The Foundation was awarded charitable, tax-exempt 501(C)(3) status in June, 1998. On February 1, 1999, the Board of Scientific Advisors, after reviewing many funding requests, announced the first research grants. Four three-year grants and one grant for one year totaling $1 million were awarded. To date, grants totaling more than $14 million have been awarded to an exceptional group of vision scientists. The hope is that their interdisciplinary approach, in order to increase the opportunity of discerning the genetic links that predispose families to macular degeneration, will be successful. Scientific conferences are held every 18 months. The tenth major research conference will take place in March 2011. While these conferences illustrate the progress in understanding macular degeneration that has taken place, they also document how much remains to be done. The hope is that the interdisciplinary approach fostered by the Foundation will be of importance to both researchers and clinicians. The Karen and Herbert Lotman Foundation carry all of the administrative costs of the Foundation, therefore every dollar that you contribute goes directly to research and public education programs. Your support enhances MVRF's continued growth. MVRF looks forward to making a positive difference in the vision of the future.MontgomeryMacula Vision Research Foundation - Montgomery; ConshohockenMacula Vision Research Foundation
    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System - Breast Cancer Support GroupSupport for any woman who has had breast cancer to exchange information and examine their feelings about themselves and their relationships. Meets Magee-Women's Hospital. Call for information. AlleghenyMagee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health SystemMagee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System
    MS Society Support GroupProvide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with MS.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Multiple Sclerosis Society, Making Strides Support GroupMission: The purpose of the MS Newly Diagnosed Support Group is to offer support and information to those who are struggling with issues related to multiple sclerosis, focusing on the early stages of the disease. Group members will respect the opinions and feelings of others, with the goal of making each person who attends feel accepted and welcomed. Group is specifically designed to help meet the needs of those who are newly-diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; offers emotional and informational support on all aspects of dealing with multiple sclerosis; sometimes have guest speakers who offer expertise in different areas YorkMultiple Sclerosis Society, Making Strides Support GroupMultiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter
    Muscular Dystrophy AssociationSupport group for neuromuscular disease. A facilitator leads the group to discuss housing options, insurance issues, acquiring equipment, clinic services and counseling. Films, literature, and speakers available.AlleghenyMuscular Dystrophy AssociationMuscular Dystrophy Association
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Support GroupsOpen-ended support groups to address practical living aids and keep abreast with research about neuromuscular disease. Speakers scheduled peridoically.DauphinMuscular Dystrophy Association Inc.Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc.
    National Foundation for Facial ReconstructionThe mission of the NFFR is to enable people, primarily children, with craniofacial conditions to lead productive, fulfilling lives. The Foundation's broad program includes sponsorship of patient care, medical research and professional training; assistance to affected individuals in meeting their social, psychological and financial needs; and public education. NFFR works in support of and in association with the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery located at the NYU Medical Center. Brochures are available. Supportive programs include: - Stephen C. McGuinness Family Room: Families can relax in this room, equipped with a television, computer, books and games located in the NFFR’s new facilities around the corner from the IRPS. - Face to Face: Parent volunteers are available Mondays and Wednesdays at the IRPS clinic to share their experiences and help you through yours. - Pizza Meets: Our pizza meets are opportunities to meet parents who are dealing with similar condition, to talk with IRPS staff and doctors in an informal setting, and to learn from presentations on a variety of topics. Food and drinks are provided and children are entertained by our volunteers. - Video Therapy: Our Narrative Video Therapy Project provides a platform for patients to write, direct and share their personal stories and wisdom about living with a craniofacial condition. - Condition-Specific Seminars: NFFR and IRPS host condition-specific medical seminars for parents led by Institute professionals. - Annual Events: The Newman Family Support Center hosts summer fun picnics, an annual fundraising walk for awareness (Races for Faces) and a Winter Holiday Party for all IRPS families and friends. 317 E 34th St, Suite 901, New York NY (National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction)National Foundation For Facial Reconstruction (NFFR)
    National Hemophilia Foundation - Eastern Pennsylvania ChapterSupports medical research and provides financial assistance, education, family programming, and advocacy at the state and federal level to benefit local patients with hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.National Hemophilia Foundation - Eastern Pennsylvania ChapterNational Hemophilia Foundation - Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter
    National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyProvides information and referral, medical equipment assistance, self-help groups, support, seminars and educational programs.DauphinNational Multiple Sclerosis Society CentralNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter
    National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyAssistance and support for persons with multiple sclerosis. Provides information and referral, medical equipment assistance, self-help groups, support, seminars and educational programs.LancasterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central PA Chapter - LancasterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - MS Support Group - DoylestownOffers monthly peer-led meetings for Doylestown residents.Bucks595 W State St, Doylestown PA (Doylestown MS Support Group)National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater Delaware Valley Chapter - Philadelphia
    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
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Support Group - West ChesterProvides peer led support.Chester1130 McDermott Drive, West Chester PA (West Chester- MS Support Group)National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater Delaware Valley Chapter - Philadelphia
    National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH)Provides information and support for individuals and their families who are born with albinism. Also promotes awareness, research, and education. One annual partial scholarship available.PO Box 959, East Hampstead NH (National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH))National Organization For Albinism And Hypopigmentation
    National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD)Dedicated to the treatment and prevention of Tay-Sachs, Canavan, and related diseases, and to provide information and support services to individuals and families affected by these diseases, as well as the public at large.2001 Beacon St, Suite 204, Boston MA (National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association)National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association
    Neurofibromatosis Clinics AssociationSupport groups for patients with Neurofibromatosis and their families. Support group meetings are held in various locations.AlleghenyNeurofibromatosis Clinics AssociationNeurofibromatosis Clinics Association
    Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging - Alzheimer's Support GroupThe Alzheimer support group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Shamokin Area Community Hospital. Caregivers and guests are welcome. Provisions are available for people with Alzheimer's DiseaseNorthumberlandNorthumberland County Area Agency on Aging - Alzheimer's Support GroupNorthumberland County Area Agency on Aging
    One Day At A Time - HIV Support GroupsProvides individuals an opportunity to meet and discuss similar concerns and to strengthen one another.PhiladelphiaOne Day At A Time - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaOne Day At A Time
    Operation Smile Education for TeachersEducation and training for teachers: Operation Smile seeks to change the lives of children. This includes our patients and our youth supporters. Teachers are instrumental to this process, and through Operation Smile, have access to various resources that can help educate students in their community and around the world. In order to educate children through service opportunities, Operation Smile is continuously developing new educational curricula for teachers to implement in the classroom. Through student-centered, interdisciplinary, interactive and authentic lessons, that include National Standards of Learning, teachers can facilitate lessons that will help cultivate generations of giving, altruistic and motivated people. Educators can also become advisors to students who want to form Operation Smile Student Associations. In collaboration with the Operation Smile Student Programs department, educators can help instill values of commitment, leadership and volunteerism in their students. Advisors can attend leadership conferences with their students, and also have the opportunity to apply to become student sponsors on international medical missions.*Main Site (Operation Smile Headquarters)Operation Smile
    Our ClubhouseProvides a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Offers support and networking groups. Formerly known as Gilda's club.AlleghenyOur ClubhouseOur Clubhouse
    Our Clubhouse WestmorelandProvides a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Offers support and networking groups. Formerly known as Gilda's club.WestmorelandOur ClubhouseOur Clubhouse
    Parkinson Disease Support Group - Wayne Memorial Hospital - Wayne Memorial Health SystemA support group for individuals and families experiencing Parkinson Disease. Aims to bring an understanding of the disease process, the medications, services and resources availabe. Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Contact facilitator at 570-253-8731 to confirm upcoming meeting dates and times.WayneWayne Memorial HospitalWayne Memorial Health System
    Parkinson's Support GroupProvide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with Parkinson's.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Parkinson's Support Group-Beaver CountyProvides educational, medical, social and psychological information to patients and caregivers of Parkinson's Disease. Meets 4th Saturday, 1:00 - 2:30, Villa St. Joseph,1030 State Street, BadenBeaverParkinson Foundation of Western PAParkinson Foundation of Western PA
    Parkinson's Support Group-HarmarvilleMeets at HealthSouth - Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, Guys Run Road, Harmarville. Last Wednesday of the month, 1:00 p.m.AlleghenyParkinson Foundation of Western PAParkinson Foundation of Western PA
    Parkinson's Support Group - IndianaMeets at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Room A & B, 835 Hospital Road, Indiana.IndianaParkinson Foundation of Western PAParkinson Foundation of Western PA
    Parkinson's Support Group-MonessenFamily & Caregivers Support Group for people with PD and other diseases. Mon Valley Health Center, East Gate 8, Monessen. We recommend calling to confirm the meeting times and places or contact David Von Hofen at the Parkinson Chapter at 412-365-2086.AlleghenyParkinson Foundation of Western PAParkinson Foundation of Western PA
    Parkinson's Support Group-New CastleParkinson's Support Group meets at Neshannock Rehab Center, Jamison Health System, Route 18, Neshannock Township.LawrenceParkinson Foundation of Western PAParkinson Foundation of Western PA
    Parkinson's Support Group of the Lehigh ValleyParkinson's support groupNorthamptonParkinson's Support Group of the Lehigh ValleyNational Parkinson Foundation
    Parkinson's Support Group-Pittsburgh East End OaklandMeets at Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. 1st Wednesday every month 1:00 p.m.AlleghenyParkinson Foundation of Western PAParkinson Foundation of Western PA
    Parkinson's Support Group-WashingtonMeets the 1st Friday of the month at , Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Drive, Washington 1:30 p.m. No meetings in July and August.AlleghenyParkinson Foundation of Western PAParkinson Foundation of Western PA
    Parkinson's Support Group-YoungstownMeets on the 2nd Thursday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Park Vista Retirement Community, 1310 Fifth Ave, Youngstown, OH. Contacts are: Betty Royal 330-746-0188 or Cara Carramusa 330-746-2944.AlleghenyParkinson Foundation of Western PAParkinson Foundation of Western PA
    Patient AidServes children and adults diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and myleoma and works with families as well. Provides patient financial aid, advocacy, information and referral, educational materials, and patient and family support groups, including First Connection, which will match a newly diagnosed patient with a survivor. Sponsors a variety of fundraising opportunities including marathons, triathalons, and walks.1311 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 310, White Plains NY (Patient Aid)Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    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)
    Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh ValleySupports children with cancer and their families, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest through education, workshops, networking and support groups. LehighPediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh ValleyPediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
    Penn Highlands Brookville - Dementia Support GroupFree and open to the public.JeffersonPenn Highlands - BrookvillePenn Highlands
    Penn Highlands - Cardiac Support GroupFor patients or family who has heart issues or has undergone intervention.ClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn Highlands - Diabetes Support GroupOpen to anyone dealing with either type of DiabetesClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn Highlands - Ostomy Support GroupProvides support and education to those with intestinal and urinary diversionClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn Highlands - Parkinson's Support GroupSupport group for those diagnosed with Parkinson's and their family members. Offers support and socialization.ClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn Highlands - Sleep Patrol Support GroupSpeakers and sleep technologists to discuss any issues.ClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn Highlands - Stroke Support GroupSupport group for sufferers and family members of stroke survivorsClearfieldPenn HighlandsPenn Highlands
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center - Support GroupsOffers support groups activities, classes, events and lectures. Click here for a listDauphinPenn State Hershey Medical CenterPenn State Hershey Medical Center
    Persad Center, Inc. - HIV / AIDS Support GroupSupport group for men and women living with HIV / AIDS who are clients of Persad. Meetings facilitated by professional counselor from Persad. Discretion and confidentiality are upheld.AlleghenyPersad CenterPersad Center
    PinnacleHealth - Support Groups and Classes*Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) *Anxiety: Coping with Anxiety and Panic (CAP) *Depression *Grocery Shopping Tours HeartStrings *Insulin Pump Support Group *Introduction to Diabetes *Perinatal Bereavement Services Rainbows: Pregnancy After Loss *Stroke *Young Cancer Survivor Group *Babies "R" Us Sessions -Breastfeeding 101 -Baby Basics -Infant Safety *Baby Care Basics *Breastfeeding Basics *New Mom Networks -New Mothers and their 0-9 month olds -New Mothers and their 10-18 month olds -New Mothers and their 19-24 month olds *Online Breastfeeding Program *Terrific Twos *The Happiest Baby *Working Mom's Network DauphinPinnacleHealth - Mutual Support GroupsPinnacleHealth
    Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force - People with AIDS Support GroupProvides a supportive atmosphere to share coping skills and information with men & women, gay or straight, who have been diagnosed with AIDS.AlleghenyAllies for Health + WellbeingAllies for Health + Wellbeing
    Pocono Autism SocietyProvides advocacy for the interests of children and adults with autism, their family members, and the professionals who work with them.MonroePocono Autism SocietyPocono Autism Society
    Pocono Parkinson's Support GroupSupport group for those individuals living with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers.MonroePocono Parkinson's Support GroupPocono Parkinson's Support Group
    Post-Polio Support Group, HanoverSupport group for polio survivors and home mechanical ventilator users and their families.YorkPost-Polio Support Group, HanoverPost-Polio Health International
    Pottstown Memorial Medical Center - Cancer CareServices include: Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Cancer Treatment Breast Cancer Performance Charts Cancer Risk Assessment Program Cancer Support Groups Clinical Trials Integrative CareMontgomeryPottstown Memorial Medical Center - Montgomery; PottstownPottstown Memorial Medical Center
    Project HOPE of Beaver CountyFree oral HIV testing; support group for HIV/AIDS infected individuals; food bank for AIDS/HIV infected individuals.BeaverProject HOPE of Beaver CountyProject HOPE of Beaver County
    Reach to Recovery, American Cancer Society, York CountyOne-to-one support between a breast cancer survivor and a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. Offers information and support.YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
    Reach To Recovery Support Group - LancasterVolunteers provide one-to-one support for individuals who have had breast cancer. Volunteers have had breast cancer, completed treatment and have received training from the Cancer Society. LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    Reading Hospital - Acute Care Hospital- Acute Care Hospital - Call Helpline (484-628-4357) for support group, health information information, and physician referrals. - Offers free flu shot events - Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence - Click here to make a referral BerksReading HospitalTower Health
    Restless Legs Syndrome Support Group - Pittsburgh NorthSupport contact where people can share their feelings of living with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), discuss ways to communicate with their families and friends about this disorder, learn about the latest treatments, and get information to educate healthcare providers about RLS. AlleghenyRestless Legs Syndrome Support GroupsRestless Legs Syndrome Foundation
    Roads to Freedom - Autism Support Group - WilliamsportWeekly support group for all ages of individuals with autism. It is led by an autistic adult and autism coordinator.LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie - Saint Mark Catholic Center - Cancer Support GroupProvides faith-based support groups for people who are being treated and those who have overcome cancer.ErieRoman Catholic Diocese of Erie - Saint Mark Catholic CenterRoman Catholic Diocese of Erie
    Scleroderma Foundation - Delaware Valley ChapterHelps patients and their families cope with Scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer counseling, physician referrals, and educational information.Scleroderma Foundation Delaware Valley ChapterScleroderma Foundation
    Scleroderma Foundation Support Groups - WilliamsportSupport groups for those affected by scleroderma.LycomingScleroderma FoundationScleroderma Foundation
    Scoliosis Association of Central PA, Chapter #83INFORMATION AND SUPPORT NETWORK FOR SCOLIOSIS PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. OFFER SUPPORT, REFERRALS, NETWORKING, AND ACCESS TO RESEARCH INFORMATION. BACKTALK MAGAZINE GROUP MEETINGS WITH SPEAKERS VIDEO/REFERENCE LIBRARYDauphinScoliosis Association of Central PA, Chapter #83National Scoliosis Association
    Sight Center of NWPA - Specialized Support ServicesOffers a variety of Specialized Support Services including a door through door transportation, mail reading, bill paying, grocery shopping and support group opportunities.ErieSight Center of NWPASight Center of NWPA
    Sight Center of NWPA - Support Group for those with Severe Vision LossProvides a severe vision loss support group.ErieSight Center of NWPASight Center of NWPA
    SOFT (Support Organization for Family of Trisomy 18/13)Listen to concerns of families when possible Contact families with similar problems Unique opportunity to meet with others with living children as well as those who have lost children Form a special kindred – different from Compassionate Friends or Resolve Support Groups YorkSOFT (Support Organization for Family of Trisomy 18/13)SOFT (Support Organization for Family of Trisomy 18/13)
    Somerset Community Hospital Support Groups Parkinson's Disease Support GroupMeets: Fourth Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. No meetings in January, February or March Where: Community Connection Conference Room 264 225 South Center Avenue, Somerset Contact: David Von Hofen, 412-365-2086 SomersetSomerset Community Hospital Support GroupsSomerset Community Hospital
    Somerset Community Hospital Support Groups Sleep Apnea Support GroupMeets: Second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. April, May, Sept. & Oct. Where: Somerset Hospital Cafeteria 225 South Center Avenue, Somerset. Contact: Tanya Zehner, 443-5716 SomersetSomerset Community Hospital Support GroupsSomerset Community Hospital
    Somerset Community Hospital Support Groups Transplant Patient Support GroupMeets: The months of January, March, May, July, September and November at 6:30 p.m.. Where: Somerset Hospital 225 South Center Avenue, Somerset. Contact: Terese Triol, 443-5153SomersetSomerset Community Hospital Support GroupsSomerset Community Hospital
    Springhill Retirement Center - Peripheral Neuropathy Support GroupProvides a support group for Peripheral Neuropathy.ErieSpringhill Retirement CenterSpringhill Retirement Center
    St. Clair Hospital - Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Support GroupFamily and Friends of persons affected by Alzheimer's. Support groups generally meet the first Tuesday of each month. Please call in advance for information.AlleghenySt. Clair HospitalSt. Clair Hospital
    St. Clair Hospital - Alzheimer's Disease Support GroupSupport, education and information for those who care for patients with Alzheimers disease or other forms of dementia.AlleghenySt. Clair HospitalSt. Clair Hospital
    St. Clair Hospital - Cardiac Rehabilitation Support GroupCardiac Rehab, Education Programs, Healthy Hearts Community Lecture SeriesAlleghenySt. Clair HospitalSt. Clair Hospital
    St. Clair Hospital - Mental Health Support GroupSupport group designed to provide the help and education to better live with the challenges of mental illness.AlleghenySt. Clair HospitalSt. Clair Hospital
    St Luke's Hospital and Health Network - Support Groups and ClassesOffers a variety of support groups and classes. Call for information NorthamptonSt Luke's University Health NetworkSt Luke's University Health Network
    St Lukes Hospital - Quakertown - Support GroupsProvides an array of community support groups for individuals and families including cancer, amputee, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer, bariatric surgeryBucksSt Luke's Hospital - Quakertown CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    St. Mary Medical Center - Breast Cancer Support GroupA supportive discussion group for those who are newly diagnosed, currently in treatment, and beyond.BucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Cancer Support GroupLectures, workshops, and activities for people with any kind of cancer and their families.BucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Epilepsy Support GroupProvides an avenue for individuals affected by epilepsy/seizure disorder to gather, share, and learn in an informal setting.BucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Heads on Straight for TBI Survivors and FamiliesOpen format and discussion with guest speakers a few times throughout the year.BucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Living With Cancer Support GroupFor individuals living with any type of cancer.BucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Multiple Sclerosis Support GroupSupport group for individuals and families living with multiple sclerosis.BucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Parkinson's Support GroupSupport for individuals living with Parkinson's DiseaseBucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Prostate Cancer Support and Education GroupSupport for individuals living with prostate cancer and their familiesBucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Rehab Amputee Support GroupSupport for individuals who have been affected by amputation.BucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    St. Mary Medical Center - Stroke Support GroupStroke support group meets monthly and offers educational programs for stroke survivors and family caregivers.BucksSt. Mary Medical Center - Support GroupsSt. Mary Medical Center
    Stroke & Brain Support Group - HEALTHSOUTH Mechanicsburg Rehab SystemOpen-ended support group for stroke victims and brain injury, family members and friends. Monthly letter is published describing the topic for the month.Stroke & Brain Support Group - HEALTHSOUTH Mechanicsburg Rehab SystemStroke / Brain Injury Support Groups
    Stroke GroupOpen-ended support group for stroke victims, their families and friends. Monthly letter is published describing the topic for the month.DauphinHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Stroke Support GroupStroke support group.DauphinPinnacleHealth - Community CampusPinnacleHealth
    Stroke Support Group - Wayne Memorial Hospital - Wayne Memorial Health SystemA support group open to individuals, families and caregivers who have experienced the effects of strokes. Meets on the 2nd Thursdays of every month at 4:00pm and on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00p. Contact facilitator at 570-253-8731 to confirm meeting dates and times.WayneWayne Memorial HospitalWayne Memorial Health System
    Stroke Survivor Support GroupThe Stroke Survivor Support Group welcomes stroke survivors and their support / caregivers to join us for open discussion meetings. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Rehab Dining Room, 4th floor, Chambersburg Hospital. Parking is available on the lower level of the parking garage. Classes are free and no registration is required. For more information, contact Chris Parker, OTR/L, or Kristen Foster, CCC-SLP at (717) 267-7901.FranklinSummit Health Support GroupsSummit Health
    Summit Bariatric Support GroupSupport Group for those who have had or will be having bariatric services.FranklinSummit Health Support GroupsSummit Health
    Support for Patients with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)Support group that provides information, support and encouragement for patients with oral, head and neck cancers. Provides a safe environment for those who are looking to meet other survivors for friendly conversation and open discussion about how cancer has impacted their lives.LancasterAnn B Barshinger Cancer InstitutePenn Medicine Lancaster General Health
    Support Group for Cancer Patients - American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitCancer support group for individuals and those affected by cancer. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Meeting takes place the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. ClintonAmerican Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    Support Groups - Candy's PlaceEach peer group is dedicated to all patients and families who need support during treatment. The group is an open forum discussion.LuzerneCandy's PlaceThe Center for Cancer Wellness
    Support Groups for the Blind or Vision Impaired-North Central Sight ServicesNorth Central Sight Services facilitates some support and education groups that promote independence and life skills for those who are blind or visually impaired. Groups include a book club, a ladies' club, a sight loss support group, a craft class, and exercise classes.LycomingSupport Services for the Blind or Visually ImpairedNorth Central Sight Services
    Survivorship: Life after Cancer TreatmentSupport group that helps individuals and families after cancer treatment ends who struggle to regain a sense of normalcy and balance while putting their cancer experience into perspective and moving ahead as a survivor. Provides a safe environment for those who are looking to meet other survivors for friendly conversation and open discussion about how cancer has impacted their lives.LancasterAnn B Barshinger Cancer InstitutePenn Medicine Lancaster General Health
    Teen Support GroupTeen support group for teens, age 12-20, who have a family member with cancer or have a family member who has died of cancer.LehighGrief and Bereavement Center Lehigh ValleyGrief and Bereavement Center Lehigh Valley
    The Arc of Blair County Disability Related Support GroupsMutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, their families and friends.BlairThe Arc of Blair CountyThe Arc of Blair County
    The Iris Connection/Breast Cancer Support GroupSupport group that provides compassion and encouragement for women of all ages who are breast cancer survivors or who have recently been diagnosed. Provide time to share experiences and learn from guest speakers and medical experts. LancasterAnn B Barshinger Cancer InstitutePenn Medicine Lancaster General Health
    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)
    The Support GroupMutual support group for visually impaired/blind persons.DauphinVision Resources of Central PennsylvaniaVision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
    The Washington Hospital - Fibromyalgia Education Support GroupThese group meetings provide a place where members may become involved in giving mutual support exchanging information, making new friends and finding ways of handling problems.WashingtonThe Washington Hospital - Support GroupsThe Washington Hospital
    The Washington Hospital - Living Each DayIndividuals with cancer, their families, and friends are welcome. The relaxed supportive atmosphere provides an opportunity to share, thoughts, feelings and concerns.WashingtonThe Washington Hospital - Support GroupsThe Washington Hospital
    The Washington Hospital - Lost Chord Support GroupSupport group for persons who have had Larynegectomies and their families to exchange information and explore services available to assist them. WashingtonThe Washington Hospital - Support GroupsThe Washington Hospital
    The Washington Hospital - Ostomy Support GroupThe support emphasis on education, problem solving, and general support. Program is appropriate to both old and new ostomates. WashingtonThe Washington Hospital - Support GroupsThe Washington Hospital
    The Washington Hospital - Parkinson's Disease Support GroupSupport group to assist participants to learn coping techniques to deal with their physical problems. Family members or caregivers also receive assistance and encouragement from this group. WashingtonThe Washington Hospital - Support GroupsThe Washington Hospital
    Thyroid Cancer Support GroupFree phone and email support group services to thyroid cancer patients, friends, families and caregivers.DauphinCentral Pennylvania ThyCa Support GroupCentral Pennylvania ThyCa Support Group
    Tick Borne Diseases Support Group - Pike County Family Health Center - Wayne Memorial Health SystemSupprot group for individuals and families affected by Lyme or other Tick Borne Disease. Meets 4th Monday of each month at Pike County Medical Center. Contact Ellen Scarisbrick at 570-775-4278 to confirm upcoming meeting dates and times.WaynePike County Family Health CenterWayne Memorial Health System
    Tigerlily FoundationProvides services and support to young women (15-40) before, during and after breast cancer.Tigerlily FoundationTigerlily Foundation
    Tourette Syndrome Association-Erie Support GroupSupport group for persons diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and their families.Tourette Syndrome Association-Erie Support GroupTourette Syndrome Association-Erie Support Group
    Trinity Memorial Episcopal ChurchProvides numerous support groups and a congregation active in many outreach activities.WarrenTrinity Memorial Episcopal ChurchTrinity Memorial Episcopal Church
    United Ostomy Association - Pittsburgh ChapterSupport and education for any person with an ostomy or revision surgery and families/support persons. Meetings are held monthly at the Smithfield United Church in downtown Pittsburgh. Provided is a monthly newsletter and direct support at any time as needed via visits, email or phone. Donated supplies as available to anyone in need.AlleghenyUnited Ostomy Association - Pittsburgh ChapterUnited Ostomy Association - Pittsburgh Chapter
    UPMC Altoona Alzheimer's Disese Support GroupSupport group for those affected by Alzheimer's Disease. The purpose of this group is to help meet the need for emotional support and education of those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, or a related disorder.BlairUPMC Altoona Alzheimer's Disese Support GroupUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Bariatric Support GroupSupport group for weight loss surgery recipients.BlairUPMC Altoona Bariatric Support GroupUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Central Pennsylvania Ostomy Society Support GroupSupport group for colostomy, urostomy and ileostomy patients.BlairUPMC Altoona Central Pennsylvania Ostomy SocietyUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona CPAP or BiPAP Therapy Support GroupsSupport group for those using CPAP or BiPAP therapy.BlairUPMC Altoona CPAP or BiPAP Therapy Support GroupsUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Hearing Loss Support GroupSupport group for hearing loss.BlairUPMC Altoona Hearing Loss Support GroupUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Parkinson's Disease Support GroupSupport group for those affected by Parkinson's Disease. Purpose is to help meet the need for emotional support and education of those caring for someone with Parkinson's disease or a related disorder.BlairUPMC Altoona Parkinson's Disease Support GroupUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Sleep Apnea Support GroupA support group for people using CPAP or BiPAP therapy.BlairSleep Apnea Support GroupUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Stars of Hope Breast Cancer Support GroupSupport group for those affected by breast cancer.BlairUPMC Altoona Breast Cancer Support GroupUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Stroke Support GroupSupport group for individuals affected by strokes.BlairUPMC Altoona Stroke Support GroupUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Surgical Associates Bariatric Informational MeetingAn informational meeting with surgeons Matthew E. Newlin, MD and Scot A. Currie, DO in which the explanation of weight loss surgery is discussed, along with treatment for obesity linked health issues- morbid obesity is discussed alsoBlairUPMC Altoona Surgical Associates Bariatric Information MeetingUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Altoona Wheel Chair ClinicsClinics for wheel chair users.BlairUPMC Altoona Wheel Chair ClinicsUPMC Altoona
    UPMC Heart Institute - Bariatric Support GroupProvides a bariatric support group.ErieUPMC Hamot - Heart InstituteUPMC Hamot
    UPMC Heart Institute - Erie MS Support GroupProvides a Multiple Sclerosis support group.ErieUPMC Hamot - Heart InstituteUPMC Hamot
    UPMC Heart Institute - Gluten-free Support Group of NWPAProvides a gluten-free support group.ErieUPMC Hamot - Heart InstituteUPMC Hamot
    UPMC Horizon - Cancer Support GroupSupport group for Cancer patientsMercerUPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley CampusUPMC Horizon
    UPMC Horizon - Mercer County Breast Cancer Support GroupOffers support to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. MercerUPMC Horizon - Womancare CenterUPMC Horizon
    UPMC Horizon - Ostomy Support GroupOffers support to those who have had ostomy surgery. MercerUPMC Horizon - Greenville CampusUPMC Horizon
    UPMC Horizon - Weight Loss Surgery Support GroupMonthly post-bariatric surgery support groups for patients. MercerUPMC Horizon - Womancare CenterUPMC Horizon
    UPMC Northwest - Cancer Support GroupProvide a cancer support group.VenangoUPMC NorthwestUPMC Northwest
    UPMC St. Margaret-Diabetes Support GroupAn educational and support group for people with diabetes. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6 pm in the hospital's Dining Room. AlleghenyUPMC Health System St. MargaretUPMC Health System St. Margaret
    UPMC St. Margaret-Men With Arthritis Support GroupA therapeutic group for men who have arthritis. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm, in the hospital's Conference Center. AlleghenyUPMC Health System St. MargaretUPMC Health System St. Margaret
    UPMC St. Margaret-Sjogren's Syndrome Support GroupAn educational and support group for those with Sjogren's Syndrome. Meets the of the month at 7pm in either the hospital's conference room or dining room. Call to confirm location.AlleghenyUPMC Health System St. MargaretUPMC Health System St. Margaret
    UPMC Susquehanna - Cancer Support GroupSupport group for cancer patients.LycomingUPMC Susquehanna - Cancer CenterUPMC Susquehanna
    UPMC Susquehanna - Parkinson's Disease Support GroupMonthly meetings for those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease provide opportunities for education, support and socialization.LycomingUPMC Susquehanna - Rehabilitation Support GroupsUPMC Susquehanna
    UPMC Susquehanna - Stroke Club/Head InjuryThe Stroke Club/Head Injury Support Group offers support, social opportunities, education and information to individuals who have experienced cerebrovascular accidents as well as head injuries. This group is open to stroke survivors/head injury survivors and their families and care givers. LycomingUPMC Susquehanna - Rehabilitation Support GroupsUPMC Susquehanna
    Ursuline Support Services - Stroke Survivor ConnectionEngages in physical and mental activities and counseling to support patients and their families recuperating from stroke.AlleghenyUrsuline Support ServicesUrsuline Support Services
    Us Too! Prostate Cancer Community NetworkProstate cancer community network is an independent, unbiased, support network linking prostate cancer survivors and their families with the healthcare community. Meetings include: - Educational presentations by physicians and other medical professionals - Treatment Options - Nutrition and Diet - Complementary and Alternative Therapies - Rising PSAs - Does Cancer Increase the Odds for Sons and Daughters? - Prostate Cancer Diagnosis - Before and After - Survivor Lessons and Group Discussions LancasterAnn B Barshinger Cancer InstitutePenn Medicine Lancaster General Health
    US TOO - Prostate Support GroupSupport group for individuals with prostate cancer.MonroeDale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center - PoconoLehigh Valley Health Network
    Venango County Association for the Blind - Support GroupsSupport Groups for any individual needing help to cope with vision loss.VenangoVenango County Association for the BlindVenango County Association for the Blind
    Victory Seekers: Cancer and Long term IllnessVictory Seekers! Join forces with our support team in gaining victory over cancer and long-term illnesses. Find healing power and encouragement from unity in God's Word for this battle. All Recruits Welcome! CumberlandChristian Life AssemblyChristian Life Assembly
    VisionCorps Lancaster - Sight Loss Support GroupSupport group for visually impaired or blind persons who have been screened by the Blind Association. Also holds a support group in Lebanon County. LancasterVisionCorps LancasterVisionCorps
    VisionCorps York - Sight Loss Support GroupProvides a setting where visually impaired/blind persons can meet to discuss concerns, problems, and methods of adjusting to their visual impairment.YorkVisionCorps YorkVisionCorps
    Vision for Equality Philadelphia Parent Support Groups Main SiteGrassroots group organized by families for families of people receiving or seeking Intellectual Disability and or Autism Services located in neighborhoods throughout the City of Philadelphia. Members share and network with one another to become better informed about resources available in the city, their community and throughout the state.PhiladelphiaVision for Equality, Inc - Philadelphia; ChinatownVision for Equality
    Warren National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support GroupMeetings are held the first Wednesday of every month. Group is open to all persons, friends and family afftected by M.S.WarrenWarren National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support GroupWarren National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group
    WellSpan Adams Cancer Centercancer patients recieve clinical treatment and support services community members with questions about cancer recieve information cancer patients who meet financial eligibility criteria may be able to recieve same assistance while in active treatment free mammograms for financially qualified womenAdamsWellspan Health- Gettysburg Hospital Radiation OncologyWellSpan Health
    WellSpan Cancer Support Group - EphrataThe group provides an opportunity for persons with cancer, family members and friends, to gain knowledge, network and communicate with others diagnosed with cancer. Group is facilitated by a social worker and the Patient Services Coordination.LancasterWellSpan Cancer Center - EphrataWellSpan Health
    WellSpan Health - Diabetes Support GroupSupport group and social network for adults, families, and friends with diabetes. Provides some educational information.YorkWellSpan Health - Diabetes Support GroupWellSpan Health
    West Penn Hospital (WPAHS) Stroke and Brain Injury Support GroupProvides encouragement to recover through range of motion exercises, cognitive activities, emotional support and socialization.AlleghenyStroke / Brain Injury Support GroupsStroke / Brain Injury Support Groups
    West Shore Brain Injury Support GroupProvide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with Brain Injuries.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    White Rose Nu-Voice Club, American Cancer Society, York CountyA support group dedicated to the total rehabilitation of laryngectomees. Voluntary, non-profit association which provides help with coping, adjustment and rehabilitation to persons following surgical removal of the larynx, or voice box. Open to friends, family members, laryngectomees, and interested medical professionals. Facilitated by a trained speech therapist. Equipment loans for electronic speech devices. New patient visitation. Education.YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
    Williamsport MS Connection Group: Live Your Best Life - Williamsport Branch - River Valley Regional YMCAMS Connection Groups or Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid. Groups focus on support, advocacy, education, or may be more social in nature. Group meets in the 4th Wednesday of each month.LycomingRiver Valley Regional YMCA - Williamsport BranchYMCA of the USA
    York Lyme Disease Support GroupProvides support and education for individuals, family and caregivers of those with Lyme disease, co-infections and other tick/vector borne diseases. Services include group discussions and emotional support, community education, and various speakers. Lyme and other tick borne disease information available. •REMINDER: We'd like to request that attendees please refrain from wearing any scent (perfumes, cologne, lotions, oils, shampoos, scented deodorants) as some participants experience hypersensitivity to smells and/or have chemical sensitivities. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation! •MEDICAL ADVISE DISCLAIMER: The information included here and through this group is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of information for their own situation or if they have questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. This group does not provide professional medical advice.YorkYork Lyme Disease Support GroupYork Lyme Disease Support Group
    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

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