ADULT EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP will be held the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Hasbro Hospital. Enter at the main entrance to Hasbro, follow the signs. For more info contact Mary Wilks, RN at 444-7608.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP will meet the second Thursday of each month at Harborhill Place located at 159 Division St., East Greenwich. For more info call Jean Ann Guliano at 886-5877 or Joanne Quinn at 884-4575.
BONE MARROW SUPPORT GROUP will meet the third Tuesday of every month at Roger Williams Medical Center. Call Maria Accardo at 943-8888 or Jim Willsey at 456-2284 for more info or to register.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Home & Hospice care of Rhode Island, offers free, monthly drop-in bereavement support to all Rhode Island residents on the last Monday of the month from 5-6:30p.m. at Atria at Harborhills, 159 Division St., East Greenwich.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP at Kent Hospital meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8p.m. in the Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center Conference Room. Please use the Imaging Center entrance located next to Kent's Emergency Department. The meetings are free, and breast cancer patients ae invited to attend with their families. The group is an informal, ongoing group bringing people together to share their experiences and problems related to cancer and to provide one another with comfort and help. For more information call 736-3737.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP provides a comfortable setting among peers for discussion, education and support through the recovery process. Information on nutrition, lymphoma, treatment options and more offered. Open to any stage of diagnosis. Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Church of the Transfiguration, 1165 Broad Street, Cranston. Facilitator is Sallie Peck, a breast cancer survivor, American Cancer Society volunteer and Warwick resident.
There will be Breast Cancer Support Group metings at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Rd., Warwick, on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30p.m. For more information call Linda at 391-6217 or 654-6783.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: An educational and support group for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Mercy School Library, Fourth Ave., East Greenwich. All groups are free and open to the community. For more info call the Alzheimer's Association at 421-0008.
CHRIST CHURCH, 1025 Main Street, East Greenwich, will be holding the following support groups. All are welcome. RECOVERY IN CHRIST: Groups meet to discuss recovery from any type of addiction. There are separate men's and women's groups which both meet at the church Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. DIVORCE CARE is support group led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. Sessions are held at the Seasons in East Greenwich (St. Elizabeth Way, .06 miles south of the church) every Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.
12 Step Spiritual Journey, Break the Powerlessness over Addictions, Risky Behaviors, and Damaged Emothions. Mondays 7-8:30p.m. at the Word of Life Covenant Chruch, 1308 Phoenix Ave., Cranston. For information call Pat Anella 435-3952 or Bill Gray 737-1617.
GRIEF SHARE is a weekly support group for people grieving the death of a loved one held at the church Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m.
For more information on these programs, visit the Christ Church website at www.christchurchec.org, call the church office at 884-8632 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CODAC TREATMENT CENTERS has recently contracted with the Division of Substance Abuse/MHRH to provide treatment services for problem gamblers. The grant will support counseling services for uninsured Rhode Islanders who are experiencing problems in their lives because of compulsive gambling. Interested persons should call the CODAC offices in East Providence at 434-4999 or Newport at 846-4150 or call the 24-hour "gambling hotline" at 1-800-NO-BETING.
CORNERSTONE ADULT SERVICES, INC.: Cornerstone Adult Services, Inc. conducts the following Support Groups: ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER COFFEE HOUR SUPPORT GROUP will be held at 140 Warwick Neck Ave., on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. For info call Kim Morris at 739-2844. ALZHEIMER'S COUPLES DINNER for couples with one partner diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia will be held on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at 140 Warwick Neck Ave. For more info call Kim Morris at 739-2844.
ALZHEIMER'S SPOUSAL SUPPORT GROUP will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. at 140 Warwick Neck Ave. For more info call Dottie Santagata at 739-2844. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP for those who care for frail and elderly adults impaired with a variety of disorders and disabilities including Alzheimer's disease on the fourth Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. at 60 Wood St., Coventry, and the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Franklin Court, Eldercare first floor conf. room, 150 Franklin St., Bristol. For more info call Kristin Murrin at 822-6212 or 254-9629.
FACE PROGRAM (Families Aligned through Common Experience) a support group for parents, guardians, caretakers or other adults who have a child that has been sexually abused. The FACE Program is a support group for non-offending adults who seek comfort from the devastating effects of sexual abuse against children in their family. The meetings will be from 6 pm to 8 pm, the first Monday of each month, at the Westmoreland Conference Room, Kent Hospital, 455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick. This program is open to the public, free of charge and sponsored by the Coventry Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. For more information, please call: (401) 822-6218 or visit www.coventry-task-force.com.
FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) offers a solution for all forms of food addiction. It is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Many people are finding recovery from obesity, anorexia and bulimia in FA. There are no dues or fees at our meetings; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Feel free to contact the FA New England office at 781-648-4808 for more information or visit our website at www.foodaddicts.org.
FRIENDS WAY, Rhode Island's only children's bereavement center, provides peer-based support groups for children ages 3 to 19 who have experienced the death of some one significant in their lives, usually a parent or sibling. Groups meet on alternating Monday and Tuesday evenings at the center: 765 West Shore Rd, Warwick, R.I. 02889. For more information, call May McGinn at 401-921-0980 or visit us at www.friendsway.org.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Gamblers Anonymous of Rhode Island holds regular weekly meetings at three locations in Warwick. On Thursdays at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Avenue, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. On Friday at Bridgemark, 2020 Elmwood Avenue, back building entrance, from 7-9 a.m.
On Saturdays at Harvard Community Health Center, Warwick Mall parking lot, Conference Room 1 - Mezzanine level at 9:30 a.m. All meetings are non-smoking.
GENERAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP provides a comfortable setting among peers for discussion, education and support through the recovery process. Information on nutrition, lymphoma, treatment options and more offered. Open to any stage of diagnosis. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, 33 Kilvert St., Warwick. Facilitator is Sallie Peck, a breast cancer survivor, American Cancer Society volunteer and Warwick resident.
A GRIEF RECOVERY GROUP entitled "When Life Takes What Matters," led by the Rev. Wesley Smith will be offered on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Hope Circle Room of Phillips Memorial Baptist Church, 565 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. For additional information, call 467-3300.
HOME AND HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT "Drop-Ins" Home and Hospice Bereavement Support groups are held the last Tuesday of every month starting at 10 am. These meetings are being held at Atria Harborhill located on 159 Division Street in East Greenwich. "Drop-In" sessions are just that, a time and place for you to drop-in and share what is going on with you on your grief journey and to talk with others who are going through similar experiences. You do not have to register and your loved one does not have to be on hospice care to attend. This is free and open to the public. If you have any questions please contact Jill Khoury at 884-2704.
HOME AND HOSPICE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPThe Home and Hospice Caregiver support Group is free and open to the public This group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Atria Harborhill located on 159 Division Street in East Greenwich RI. The Caregiver Support Groups are designed to assist caregivers with the challenges of caring for a loved one who is seriously ill. The group provides a comfortable atmosphere to openly discuss difficulties, learn tips on how to care for someone and is an opportunity to provide and receive support from people who are experiencing the same feelings. Please join us and if you have any questions please contact Jill Khoury at 884-2704.
THE HOPE ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY NETWORK invites you to attend a program for education and support to be held at 25 Brayton Ave., Cranston, the second Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. This program is offered at no charge. For more information call 946-9220.
IN-SIGHT Support Group: IN-SIGHT will run a Support Group on the second Monday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at IN-SIGHT. Please call 941-3322 for more information.
In-Sight is seeking volunteers for their Friendly Visitor program. This would take an hour a week and might include reading mail, driving a person to the store or engaging in conversation. Volunteer placements are made by geographical area and common interests. For more info call Judy Pierce at 941-3322.
LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY is offering a seven-week Support Group Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more info or to register call Maria Accardo at 943-8888.
MISCARRIAGE, INFANT DEATH AND STILLBIRTH SUPPORT GROUP (M.I.S.) is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death due to prematurity, SIDS or other medical problems. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay Street, Providence. Pre-registration is not required. The group is free to bereaved parents. Call 274-1122 ext. 4049 for more information.
THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER offers the following multiple sclerosis Self-Help Groups. These groups, led by trained peer leaders, are held throughout Rhode Island. The groups meet primarily for educational and social purposes, allowing attendees to share feelings and find support with others in similar situations.
NAR-ANON a support group for families and friends of addicts is held at 1516 Atwood Ave., Johnston, at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For further information call 353-6119.
NARCONON: Are drugs affecting your family or a friend? Narconon provides answers to drug addiction. They provide free assessment, evaluation and referral services to internationally recognized alternative and traditional treatment facilities. When continuing relapse is occurring, call Narconon at 1-800-468-6933 or visit their website at www.stopaddiction.com.
PARI and OSCIL CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING can help persons with disabilities gain access to a network of resources, information, services and support to assist you in reaching your goal of independence. For further information call the PARI Independent Living Center at 725-1966 or the Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) at 738-1013 voice or 738-1015 TTY.
PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP holds a meeting the second Tuesday of the month. These meetings are free of charge. They only ask that you pre-register by calling Volunteer Services for Animals at 273-0358.
PREGNANCY AFTER LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (P.A.L.S.) is a support group for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, infant death or stillbirth and who are now considering a subsequent pregnancy or are pregnant. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Health Education Department Office, 100 Dudley Street, Providence. The group is free. Call 274-1122 ext. 4049 for more information.
RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND OTHER DRUG DEPENDENCE offers free drug and alcohol help-lines. They are 1-800-622-7422 and 1-866-252-3784.
R.I. MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, Room 101, 600 Sandy Lane. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to join. Learn about treatment options and the management of Multiple Myeloma. Educational information, advocacy and educational presentations. For further information contact Carol Murray-Rossi at 463-5709 or e-mail email@example.com.RI OSTOMY ASSOCIATION, a support group for people with colonoscopy, ileostomy and urostomy, their families and caregivers, meets quarterly at Miriam Hospital and publishes a quarterly newsletter. Visiting Committee will assist ostomates and their families with phone and personal visits. Assisted by RI Div. of American Cancer Society. For more information, call president Don Fowler at 461-4405.
SAMARITANS: The Samaritans will hold a free support group every Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church Parish House and Office Building behind the church, which is located on the corner of Benevolent and Benefit Sts. in Providence. For more information about Safe Place call the Samaritans business line at 272-4243. For those unable to attend Safe Place, The Samaritans listening line is available at 272-4044 or toll free 1-800-365-4044. Information is also available at www.samaritansri.org.
SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Roger Williams Hospital, 825 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, 1st floor Day Treatment Room.
SELF HELP FOR THE HARD OF HEARING: The Sargent Center of Self Help for the Hard of Hearing, a non-profit national organization devoted to the welfare of hard of hearing people, their friends and families meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 5:30 p.m. at the Sargent Rehabilitation Center, 800 Quaker Lane, Warwick. Programs of special interest to the hard of hearing begin at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Joanne Gemma at the Sargent Center at 886-6600 or the president of the chapter Sarah Lincoln at 886-4536.
STROKE AND HOW TO COPE CLUB: "Life Goes On" meets at Kent County Hospital - Auditorium. For more info regarding the club call 828-3790 or 739-2677.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY & STROKE SUPPORT GROUP Sargent Rehabilitation Center, in conjunction with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, has established a Monthly Support Group for survivors of traumatic brain injury and stroke. The groups are held on the second Monday of each month from 6:15-7:45 p.m. at Sargent Center, 800 Quaker Lane, Warwick. Survivors, family members and friends are welcome to attend the support group.
Registration is preferred. Please call 886-6600 to register. If you need special accommodations, please indicate so when registering.