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Support Groups

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  • Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups (6)
    PN-8100.0200

    Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experienced physical or emotional abuse within the context of the home or workplace, human trafficking, sexual assault or violent crime. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for participants; and may be structured for victims/survivors of abuse and/or violence, for family members and others affected by the violence, or for perpetrators of family violence.
  • Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.6500-030

    Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-030

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have adopted a child or are considering or in the process of adoption, birth parents who relinquished a child for adoption, people who were, themselves adopted, foster care providers, children in foster care, kinship caregivers (paternal or maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members, members of a child's tribe or clan, godparents, stepparents, neighbors, friends of the family or other adults who can serve as "family"), children cared for by relatives under a formal or informal kinship care arrangement and/or adults who, as children, were raised in foster or kinship care. Groups may also be structured for adoptees, siblings and/or birth parents who have been reunited; older kinship caregivers who have taken on an unexpected parenting role later in life; and people who have other kinship issues, e.g., grandparents and other relatives who have been denied access to a grandchild or other youngster due to a death or divorce in the child's family. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-030

    Adult Children of Alcoholics Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-030

    Mutual support groups whose members are adults who were reared by or had contact in their formative years with a parent or parent figure who had an alcohol use disorder and, as a result, have internalized both the excessive alcohol consumption and codependency patterns of coping which may interfere with positive adjustment in adult life. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common.
  • Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (14)
    PN-8100.0500-070

    Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-070

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from an alcohol use disorder.
  • Bereaved Child Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.1000-080

    Bereaved Child Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-080

    Mutual support groups whose members are children and youth who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or other relative and need the emotional support of the group to alleviate feelings of isolation and a sense of responsibility for the loss. The groups may meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet.
  • Bereaved Parent Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.1000-100

    Bereaved Parent Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-100

    Mutual support groups whose members are parents who have experienced the loss of a child due to a miscarriage or stillbirth, or through illness or accident in infancy, during childhood or later in life. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together. Included are groups for parents who have lost a child to sudden infant death syndrome, or whose children have been murdered.
  • Bereavement Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.1000

    Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups (17)
    PN-8100.1400

    Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups

    PN-8100.1400

    Mutual support groups whose members are family, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a temporary, chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants ensure their own well-being while remaining involved in the intense care of a loved one. Also included are care receiver support groups that help people who have a caregiver cope with the fact that they require care. Care receiver support groups are often offered in conjunction with caregiver support groups and are structured to allow care receivers to participate in their own group while their caregiver attends another.
  • Crime Victim Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0200-130

    Crime Victim Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-130

    Mutual support groups whose members are burglary victims, hate crimes victims, stalking victims, workplace violence victims, torture victims or other individuals who have experienced violent crime and/or the spouses or partners, other family members and friends of crime victims. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants cope with the negative after effects of their ordeal.
  • Domestic Violence Support Groups (10)
    PN-8100.0200-180

    Domestic Violence Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-180

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been involved in physical or emotional abuse involving a spouse or other partner. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; and may be structured for victims of domestic violence or those responsible for battering them.
  • Drug Use Disorder Support Groups (21)
    PN-8100.0500-180

    Drug Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-180

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a disorder involving the use of drugs including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from a drug use disorder.
  • Dual Diagnosis Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0500-190

    Dual Diagnosis Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-190

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a diagnosed mental illness which interferes with their functioning in a substantial way in combination with a substance use disorder involving alcohol and/or other drugs which aggravates their ability to become stabilized or recover. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants stop using drugs and/or alcohol and find ways to manage their emotional or psychiatric problems; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-230

    Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-230

    Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in excessive alcohol use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.
  • Gambling Addiction Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.0500-250

    Gambling Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsion to gamble. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants come to terms with their addiction; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups (20)
    PN-8100.4500-240

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-240

    Mutual support groups whose members are gays, lesbians, bisexual individuals, people who are in the process of coming out, people who are questioning their sexual orientation, transgender individuals, cross-dressers and/or gender questioning youth. Some groups may include intersexed individuals (people born with reproductive organs and/or genitalia that are ambiguous or atypical). Groups may also be structured for the parents, children, heterosexual spouses or partners or other relatives or significant others of people with sexual orientation or gender identity issues. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • General Bereavement Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.1000-250

    General Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; are open to anyone who has had a loss rather than structured for people with particular types of losses; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups (62)
    PN-8100.3000

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.3000

    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.
  • Men's Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-500

    Men's Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-500

    Mutual support groups whose members are men who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other men in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Mental Health Related Support Groups (27)
    PN-8100.5000

    Mental Health Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.5000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem.
  • Parent Support Groups (33)
    PN-8100.6500-650

    Parent Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-650

    Mutual support groups for parents who share a common characteristic or circumstance such as being single parents, dual career parents, multiple birth parents, parents with children who are out of control, or parents of children with disabilities, who come together for educational and social purposes as well as for mutual support. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Parenting/Family Support Groups (4)
    PN-8100.6500

    Parenting/Family Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experiences relating to adoption, birth control, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, foster care, kinship care, marriage, parenting, separation/divorce, single parenting, step families, blended families, grandparent rights or other family situations. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Postabortion Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.6500-670

    Postabortion Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-670

    Mutual support groups whose members are women who are experiencing unresolved feelings including remorse, grief, guilt or anger as a result of having an abortion and want to talk about their physical and emotional issues in a supportive setting that enables them to benefit from the insights and companionship of others who have struggled with the same issue. Groups that have a religious context may stress prayer, Bible study and forgiveness as the path to healing. Others strive to provide a neutral, non-political, non-religious environment in which participants are free to discuss the abortion experience without fear of judgment or rejection. The groups may be open only to women who have had an abortion or may include their male partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and others whose lives have been impacted by an abortion. Some groups also include women who are considering an abortion. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups (4)
    PN-8100.6500-680

    Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-680

    Mutual support groups whose members are pregnant women or women who have had difficulties in areas relating to family planning, pregnancy and childbirth. Included are groups for individuals who are pregnant for the first time, women who are contemplating a home birth, breastfeeding women, families making decisions relating to birth control, women who have had a cesarean birth, women who are at high risk for a problem pregnancy and parents of premature or high-risk infants. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Prostitution Related Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-650

    Prostitution Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-650

    Mutual support groups whose members are young people, men and/or women who are involved in prostitution, phone sex, nude dancing, pornography or other aspects of the sex industry. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, recover from the effects of their former profession and put their lives back together.
  • Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups (9)
    PN-8100.0200-800

    Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been sexually assaulted or have experienced incest as a child, their spouses or partners, other family members and friends. The groups provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants recover from their ordeal and may be structured specifically for male and female sexual assault survivors; individuals who have been sexually abused by physicians, therapists, religious authority figures or other trusted individuals; or male and/or female adults and teens who experienced incest or were sexually exploited as children. Groups may also be offered for perpetrators of sexual assault, child molestation or other sex crimes. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-800

    Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsive sexual behavior and/or emotional attachments, and spouses, partners or other family members who are involved in relationships with individuals exhibiting this type of behavior. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants avoid destructive sexual behavior and achieve sexual sobriety; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Smoking Addiction Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0500-830

    Smoking Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-830

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who wish to recover from their dependence on nicotine and give up cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or other substances containing nicotine. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants come to terms with their addiction; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Stepfamily/Blended Family Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500-850

    Stepfamily/Blended Family Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-850

    Mutual support groups whose members have experienced divorce and remarriage and are trying to establish a single family identity involving all former and current partners and their children. The groups provide an opportunity for participants to understand their complex relationships; work through feelings, including old resentments, related to their situation; and share information and tips for everyday living including coping with custody arrangements, facilitating cooperation, sharing the children and dealing with practical issues related to time. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Suicide Survivors Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.1000-800

    Suicide Survivors Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are families and friends of people who have attempted to commit or have committed suicide. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants overcome feelings of helplessness and responsibility for the actions of the individual so they can express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Support Groups (4)
    PN-8100

    Support Groups

    PN-8100

    Autonomous groups of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis, either in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, faith-based and secular 12-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.
  • Terminal Illness Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.1000-850

    Terminal Illness Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-850

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have a life-threatening illness, their families and friends. The groups help participants cope with the feelings of depression, anger, anxiety, fear, guilt and grief that arise when facing impending death or when a loved one is seriously ill; the resulting strain on relationships and friendships; and other end of life issues. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Veteran Support Groups (6)
    PN-8100.4500-850

    Veteran Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-850

    Mutual support groups whose members were previously affiliated with one of the branches of the armed forces, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; may focus on former prisoners of war, veterans of specific wars, e.g., the Gulf War, women who are veterans or other specific veteran populations; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes and put their lives back together if they have been troubled by homelessness, disability, substance abuse, depression or other issues related to their service to the country.
  • Weight Related Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0500-900

    Weight Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a problem with compulsive eating, who eat the wrong foods or are people who are overweight and are using the group to develop self-esteem and self-confidence, and accept themselves as they are. Also included are groups that are structured specifically for or accept people who have a diagnosed eating disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; offer weight loss or weight gain support only, no special diets; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Women's Support Groups (4)
    PN-8100.4500-900

    Women's Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are women who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other women in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Youth/Student Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-950

    Youth/Student Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-950

    Mutual support groups whose members are young people, including students, who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other youth in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
 
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