Support Groups

Support Groups

Bereavement

Bereavement/Grief Support Group. For anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Every other Mon., 6–8 p.m. Every other Wed., 10–11:30 a.m. Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH), 600 Granger Rd., Berlin. Ginny or Jean 223-1878.

Bereaved Parents Support Group. Facilitated by CVHHH. Second Wed., 6–8 p.m. CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Berlin. Jeneane Lunn 793-2376.

Cancer

Living with Advanced or Metastatic Cancer. Lunch provided. Cancer Center resource room, Central Vermont Medical Center. Call for meeting times: 225-5449.

Cancer Support Group. First Wed., 6 p.m. Potluck. For location, call Carole Mac-Intyre 229-5931.

Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group. Third Wed., 6–8 p.m. Conference room 2, Central Vermont Medical Center. 872-6308 or 866-466-0626 (press 3).

 

Disaster

Hurricane Irene Support Group for Recovery Workers. Get peer support and help processing emotions, strengthen relationships and learn coping skills. Every other Mon., 3:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. 279-4670.

Hurricane Irene Support Group. Share your story, listen to others, learn coping skills, build community and support your neighbors. Refreshments provided. Wed., 5:30 p.m. Berlin Elementary School. 279-8246.

Health

Brain Injury Support Groups. Open to all survivors, caregivers and adult family members. Evening group facilitated by Marsha Bancroft; day group facilitated by Kathy Grange and Jane Hulstrunk. Evening group meets first Mon., 5:30–7:30 p.m. DisAbility Rights of Vermont, 141 Main St., Suite 7, Montpelier, 800-834-7890, x 106. Day group meets first and third Thurs., 1:30–2:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. 244-6850.

NAMI Vermont Family Support Group. Support group for families and friends of individuals living with mental illness. Fourth Mon., 7 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, room 3, Berlin. 800-639-6480 or namivt.org.

Celiac and Food Allergy Support Group. With Lisa Masé of Harmonized Cookery. Second Wed., 4:30–6 p.m. Conference room 3, Central Vermont Medical Center. lisamase@gmail.com.

Diabetes Discussion Group. Focus on self-management. Open to anyone with diabetes and their families. Third Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Health Center, Plainfield. Free. Don 322-6600 or dgrabowski@the-health-center.org.

Diabetes Support Group. First Thurs., 7–8 p.m. Conference room 3, Central Vermont Medical Center. 371-4152.

Kids

Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. First Wed., 10 a.m.–noon. Barre Presbyterian Church, Summer St. Second Tues., 6–8 p.m. Wesley Methodist Church, Main St., Waterbury. Third Thurs., 6–8 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St. Child care provided in Montpelier and Waterbury. Evelyn 476-1480.

Recovery

Overeaters Anonymous. Twelve-step program for physically, emotionally and spiritually overcoming overeating. Fri., noon–1 p.m. Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3079.

Sex Addicts Anonymous. Mon., 6:30 p.m. Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. Call 552-3483 for more information or to leave a confidential message.

Turning Point Center. Safe, supportive place for individuals and their families in or seeking recovery. Open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 489 North Main St., Barre. 479-7373.

Sun.: Alchoholics Anonymous. 8:30 a.m.

Tues.: Making Recovery Easier workshops. 6–7:30 p.m.

Wed.: Wit’s End Parent Support Group. 6 p.m.

Thurs.: Narcotics Anonymous. 6:30 p.m.

Solidarity/Identity

Women’s Group. Women age 40 and older explore important issues and challenges in their lives in a warm and supportive environment. Faciliatated by Amy Emler-Shaffer and Julia W. Gresser. Wed. evenings. 41 Elm St., Montpelier. Call Julia, 262-6110, for more information.

Men’s Group. Men discuss challenges of and insights about being male. Wed., 6:15–8:15 p.m. 174 Elm St., Montpelier. Interview required: contact Neil 223-3753.

National Federation of the Blind, Montpelier Chapter. First Sat. Lane Shops community room, 1 Mechanic St., Montpelier. 229-0093.

Families of Color. Open to all. Play, eat and discuss issues of adoption, race and multiculturalism. Bring snacks and games to share; dress for the weather. Third Sun., 3–5 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Alyson 439-6096 or alyson@suncatchervt.com.