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Support groups

Addictions and Compulsions, 7 p.m. Thursdays Christ the King Church, parish hall, 4100 Harvest Lane. Christian based 12-step recovery group. Information: Ron, 419-474-2074.

Adoption, Rainbow Families of Toledo, 7 p.m., third Tuesday of each month, Assembly of Christians, 5926 Meteor Ave. Information 419-693-9259.

Al-Anon and Alateen offers daily meetings to relatives and friends of alcoholics. For locations and times, call 419-249-0636.

Alliance for the Mentally III of Toledo, 6-7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly, Flower Hospital, 8th floor conference center, 5200 Harroun Rd. Sylvania. Open to those with mental illness, their family members and friends. Information: Carol Paul, 419-243-1119.

ALS educational exchange meeting, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17, Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland. “What's In a Home?” program by Chris Ray offers tips for equipment to make daily life easier and more accessible. Information: 216-592-2572.

Alzheimer's caregiver support in Monroe, Mercy Memorial Hospital, 718 North Macomb St., Monroe. Information: 734-242-3800.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Monroe series, Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., Frenchtown Senior Center, 2786 Vivian Rd. Aug. 14 “Managing Challenging Behaviors,” explores problem-solving strategies for challenging behaviors. Aug. 21 “Breaking Down Barriers to Successful Care-giving.” $15 per session, scholarships available. Registration required. Information: 734-677-3081 or 800-337-3827.

Alzheimer's caregiver support August meetings. 2 p.m. Aug. 14, Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood Blvd., enter off Floyd St; 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Glendale Medical Center, 3355 Glendale Ave., suite 138; 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Crestview Club Apt., 5330 Harroun Rd., Sylvania; and 7 p.m. Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse; 10 a.m. Aug. 21, Caf Marie, 3344 Secor Rd., and 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Parkcliffe Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Ln.

Alzheimer's Association Connections program meets 7-8:30 p.m. last Tuesday of month, Alzheimer's Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. Families and friends of those with early stage memory loss are invited for social and educational activities. Free. Registration: 419-537-1999.

Autism Society of NW Ohio, 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, The Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St., Sylvania. Open to parents and family members of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Information: 419-242-9587, ext. 224.

AMI-Minority Outreach family support, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Senior Center, Inc., 2308 Jefferson Ave. For families of the mentally ill. Information: 419-243-1119.

AMI-Minority Outreach Empowerment Group, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Aurora Gonzalez Community Resource Center, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Ave., off South Avenue. Information: Juanita: 419 243-1119.

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia support, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders of Toledo invites anyone struggling with an eating disorder. Families and friends also welcome. Information: 419-578-0376.

Association for Children for the Enforcement of Child Support, second Tuesday each month, 7 p.m., St. Agnes Church rectory basement, 3854 Berkley Dr. Information: Debbie, 419-478-4214.

Auditory Verbal Association of Northwest Ohio, for the hearing impaired and their families. Information: 419-475-4784.

Bereaved parents support group for those who have lost children of all ages, 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month. First Presbyterian Church, East Second Street, Perrysburg. Information: Sue, 419-872-2541.

Cancer support, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Mondays, St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., pastoral care office. Also 10-11 a.m., Thursdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital Cancer Center, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Help for patients and their families and friends.

Cancer support for patients and their families, Victory Center, 1041 South Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-861-HOPE.

Cardiac illness, 7 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month, St. Luke's Hospital private dining room. Free for patients and family members. Call: 419 893-5924.

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia support, 7 p.m. second Thursday each month, except December and January. Collier building, room 2411, Medical College of Ohio. Self-help strategies through education and support. Information: Karen, 419-885-5733.

Cocaine Anonymous, 24-hour help hotline, 419-385-9000. Collect calls accepted.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, 12-step support-recovery group, 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Reformation Lutheran Church, 4543 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-241-9599.

Debtors anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays, Our Saviour Lutheran Church. 2820 West Alexis Rd. Information: 419-474-1125.

Depressive and Manic Depressive Association of Toledo, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, 3350 Collingwood Blvd., suite 509. Lending library, resource education center for individuals, their families, and the community. Call Dorene, 419-255-1459, for other meeting times.

Depression and bipolar illness support in Monroe, 7-9 p.m. Mondays in August, Sieb Conference Room, Mercy Memorial Nursing Center, 700 Stewart Rd., Monroe, Mich. Sponsored by Detroit Chapter of the Manic Depressive and Depressive Association. Confidential support for people who live with these illnesses. Information: 734-242-7071.

Depression and bipolar support, various times and locations in Toledo area. Call 419-255-1459 or 419-243-1119.

Diabetics, 7:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Ln.

Divorce or separated support, 7 p.m. Mondays, Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-882-4095.

Divorced, widowed, single, separated, lonely or depressed support group forming, call 419-862-0098.

Domestic violence and sexual assault, for adults and children ages 12-17 years, survivors, and parents of children who have been sexually assaulted. YWCA affiliated. Information: 419-241-7273.

Dual Recovery Anonymous, 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, emotional and substance abuse recovery, open discussion at 12x12 discussion on Fridays. Alanon Step One Club, 2434 West Sylvania Ave. Court slips signed. Information: 419-269-1822.

Eating disorder, for those with anorexia, bulimia. Information: Barb, 419-848-2921.

Epilepsy Center, for parents of children with epilepsy, 6:30 8 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, Redeemer Missionary Church, 5321 Springdale Ave. Group for adults with epilepsy meets at 2 p.m. third Tuesday monthly, Epilepsy Center, 5405 Southwyck Blvd. Free. Adults with developmental disabilities, times vary. Information: 419-867-5950 or 1-800-589-5958.

Epilepsy support, 1 p.m. Aug. 26, Ability Center, 516 Perry St., Defiance. Information: 419-782-5441.

Faith, Friends, and Family Outreach Center, Weber Bldg., 100 Main St., 2nd floor each Thursday. Service and programs free. Learn about the “No More Stress Just Happiness” plan. Information: 419-243-8279.

Freedom by Choice from nicotine addiction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2660 Navarre Ave.

Gamblers Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hampton Park Christian Church, 4234 Monroe St., or 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy., Holland. 24-hour phone: 419-327-9514.

Gay and lesbian support, Dignity Toledo, Catholic/Christian support group,8 p.m. Thursdays, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2272 Collingwood Blvd.

Girls Only Group, 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, One Stranahan Square, Suite 414. For grades 6 and up, share feelings about peer pressure, relationships, goals, body image, self-esteem. Call: 419-321-6455.

Grandparents' Rights Organization, 6 p.m., last Monday monthly, Riverside Mercy Hospital, 1600 North Superior St., Stickney conference room. Information: 419-727-8266.

Grief and Recovery, 1:30-3:30 p.m. third Thursday each month, Perrysburg Commons, private dining room, 10542 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. Free to adults who have experienced death of a loved one in the last year, call 419-867-4655.

Grief, Widowhood and Friendship, 10-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month, Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. Call 419-867-4655.

Hard of Hearing self-help group meetings: Don Morgan, 419-539-9039.

Hepatitis support meeting schedule, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16, Toledo Hospital's Lower Level Continuing Education Center, room K, 1920 North Cove Blvd. Free to the public, round table format. Information: American Liver Foundation-Northern Ohio Chapter 866-OHIO-ALF.

Hepatitis C, third Tuesday of each month, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan Ave., first floor conference room. Open to patients, friends, and family members. Information: 419-243-5777.

HIV/AIDS support: women's group meets the fourth Wednesday and men's on the fourth Tuesday of each month at David's House of Compassion. Information: 419-244-6682.

HIV/AIDS support, 7-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, open to individuals affected by AIDS, sponsored by AIDS Task force of Northwest Ohio. For more information call 419-452-6756 or 1-800-782-4906.

Help for Hurting Hearts, Open to those adults working through issues of grief and loss. Information: 734-242-8006.

Hospice evening grief support, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe office, 725 North Monroe St. Ongoing, drop-in adult grief support. Professionally facilitated. No fees. Information: 734-242-8006.

Infertility, Resolve of Ohio, Inc., 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Toledo Hospital Cafeteria Room 3, 3142 North Cove Blvd. Call 1-800-414-6446.

Interdenominational divorced and separated support group series, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Joseph Church parish banquet hall, 5373 Main St., Sylvania. Information: 419-885-5791.

Ketogenic diet, 7:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Outpatient Behavioral Service, 3140 West Central Ave. Open to parents of patients or those looking for information: 419-885-7648 or 419-251-4424.

Learning to Cope, second and fourth Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Information: 419-698-4301.

Lesbian and Gay Parents, 4-6 p.m., third Saturday monthly. Call 419-242-5928.

Lupus, 6-8 p.m., first Wednesday monthly, Cordelia Martin Health Center, 905 Nebraska Ave. Open to Lupus patients, their friends, and families. Information: 419-259-4518, ext. 235.

Macular degeneration support group, 2-3:30 p.m. second Monday monthly at Epworth United Methodist Church, room 101, 3077 Valleyview Dr. Information: 419-885-6305.

MADD, Greater Toledo Area, 7 p.m. third Monday monthly, 6465 Monroe St., Suite 211, Sylvania. Information: 419-885-6233 or 419-882-2001.

Man to Man, prostate cancer, 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesday monthly, Flower Hospital, 8th floor, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Call 419-824-1004 or 1-800-479-8885.

Man to Man prostate cancer support, 1-3 p.m. second Thursday of each month, St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-893-5921.

Manic Depressive and Depressive Association, Detroit chapter. Confidential support for those with depression or bipolar illness. Information: 734-242-7071.

Mended Hearts, Inc., Glass City Chapter, third Thursday monthly, St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St., open to the public. Information: Jim Skarda, 419-882-3229.

Mending Hearts Monroe County Chapter, 10 a.m. Aug. 21, Hospice Office, 725 North Monroe St. On-going, adult, social and education group invites community members who are grieving. Free. Information: 734-242-8006.

Miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, loss of child, Caring and Restoring Each Other for parents 7:30 p.m., third Tuesday monthly, Toledo Hospital cafeteria, room R.

Mom and Me, breastfeeding support group, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood Blvd. Snacks and play area for children. Information: 419-251-2437.

Monroe County Mothers of Multiples, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 18, Mercy Memorial Hospital, 718 North Macomb St., Monroe. Information: 734-654-9263 or 734-242-1309..

Muscular Dystrophy Association sessions held at the Education Center of Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd. Info: Barb, 419-866-9289.

Narcotics Anonymous: for meeting times, call 419-361-1190.

New Mothers, 1-3 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Toledo Hospital Center for Women's Health, 3142 North Cove Blvd. Parenting and baby care, stress and time management, healthy lifestyles and relationship issues. Call for location information: 419-291-5666.

Non-offending parent support, Children's Advocacy Center, 3873 Monroe St., for parents whose child has been hurt by physical or sexual abuse. Professional staff. Call to confirm attendance. 419-292-2927.

NW Psychiatric Hospital family group, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 930 South Detroit Ave., for relatives of those with serious mental illness. Information: 419-381-1881, ext. 4621.

NW Ohio Stepfamilies Association, 7:30-9:30 p.m., third Wednesday monthly, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Stepmothers' breakfast monthly. Information: 419-693-6330.

One Step Program, 7 p.m., first and third Monday of the month, St. Luke's Hospital private dining room, 5901 Monclova Rd. For families experiencing the effects of life-threatening illnesses. Free. Information: 419-893-5924.

Ones Left Behind will start meeting in September on Tuesdays, afternoon or evening sessions. Talk with people who have been through loss of a loved one. For information call 419-327-9739.

Organ transplant support, Mercy Memorial Hospital, 718 North Macomb St., Monroe. Open to those who are waiting a transplant or have had a transplant. Information: 734-242-7071.

Orphanage survivors seek people interested in forming support group. Call 419-874-6061.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta, brittle bone disease, support group, Information: 419-885-5733.

Outgrowing anxiety, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 112 East Wayne St., Maumee. For sufferers of anxiety, panic, and agoraphobia. Information: 419-874-6592.

Overcomers Outreach recovery group, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Christ the King parish hall, 4100 Harvest Lane. Christian 12-Step recovery group to overcome addictions and compulsions. Information: 419-474-2074.

Panic and anxiety disorder, 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, River Center Clinic, 5465 Main St., Sylvania. Reservations: 419-885-8800.

Parent and teen, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Focus Healthcare of Ohio, 1725 Timber Lane, Maumee; 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Alternative Learning and Career Center, 3939 Wrenwood Rd., and 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Shuer Center Alternative Learning and Career Center, 4955 Seaman St., Oregon. Action Helpline Pager, 24 hours, 419-534-0020. Information: 419-473-3442 or 419-891-9333.

Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide, 8-10 p.m. second Wednesday each month, Jaeger Hall, St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd. Information: 419-472-3561.

Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), 7 p.m. second Tuesday each month at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2272 Collingwood Blvd. Call 419-243-6783.

Parkinson support, 1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday, Senior Center, Inc., 2308 Jefferson Ave. Lunch available before the meeting at $1.75 for ages 60 and older or $4 for others. Reserve lunch the day before; call 419-242-9511.

Postpartum depression, 7-8 p.m. third Thursday monthly, PediatriCare, 3400 Meijer Dr. Free to women with depression after giving birth, weaning of breast-fed children, or miscarriage. Open to family and friends. Call 419-251-1000 or 1-800-860-6652.

Pathways to New Beginnings, Monroe Senior Center, 15272 South Monroe St., Monroe, Mich. On-going grief support group for seniors. Professionally facilitated. Free. Information: 734-242-8006 or 734-241-0404.

Post-polio support, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Ability Center, 516 Perry St., Defiance. Information: 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336.

Rape Crisis Center hotline provides crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to survivors of sexual assault, 24 hours, seven days. Information: 419-241-7273.

Raphah, lesbians with abuse issues, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Eagle's Wing Christian Church, 1483 West Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-476-8197.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy support: call Anita: 419-478-1323.

Remember Me, for parents who have lost a baby through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death up to age 3 months, meetings held 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly in the surgery waiting room of St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave. Information: 419-698-7460.

SAFE support for men who want to live a Christian life free from addiction. Call 419-693-6543.

Schizophrenia/bipolar disorder family support, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare System, 930 South Detroit Ave. Open to relatives. Information: 419-381-1881.

Sharing the Journey, 6-8 p.m. Saturdays, Common Space Center, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Open to people diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Information: 419-535-1550.

SIDS of Greater Toledo Network, 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Center of Women's Health, family room, 3148 West Central Ave. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Smoke stoppers staying stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon.

Stroke Club, 7:30 p.m., second Wednesday monthly, Riverside Mercy Hospital, Waite-Brand auditorium, 1600 North Superior St. Information: 419-691-0625.

Stuttering support groups. Information: 419-530-4339 or 419-893-6949.

Survivors of Suicide, 7:30 p.m. third Monday monthly, All Saints Lutheran Church, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd. For those experiencing loss from suicide. Information: 419-243-9178.

Teen epilepsy support, 6-7 p.m. fourth Wednesday monthly, Epilepsy Center conference room, 5405 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 100. Information: 419-867-5950 or 800-589-5958.

Time to Heal (grief) 11 a.m. – noon, second Tuesday monthly, Olivet Lutheran Church., 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-867-4655.

Toledo Mothers of Twins club, 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Toledo Hospital auditorium, 2142 North Cove Blvd. Support group for all mothers, foster mothers, and guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

Transplant recipients international organization, 7-9 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, Medical College of Ohio Hospitals, 3000 Arlington Ave., Dana Center. Information: 419-882-0048.

Traumatic brain injury support, 7 p.m. first Thursday monthly, Flower Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 5150 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Survivors and family members. Information: 419-824-1547.

Whispering Angels, Hospice office, 725 North Monroe St., Monroe, Mich. For parents who have lost a child including before birth and adult loss. Information: 734-242-8006.

Widowed, 7-9 p.m. third Thursday monthly, Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd.. Information: 419-475-3645.

Women incest survivors, non-therapist facilitated, 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays except holidays, People Called Women, 3153 West Central Ave.

Women's issues, including depression and postpartum depression, 1-2 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday monthly, 3350 Collingwood Blvd. suite 509. Information: 419-255-1459.

Women victims support, Group covers topics of concern to rape survivors such as: managing fear, anger, developing coping skills and personal safety. Free. Transportation aid available. For times, dates, and location call: 419-241-7006.



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