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Support groups

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

Addictions, compulsions overcomers outreach, 8:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Fairgreen Presbyterian Church, 3220 West Laskey Rd. Christian 12-step program for compulsions and addictions. Information: 419-885-0764.

Addiction SAFE support for men who want to live a Christian life, free from addiction. Information: 419-693-6543.

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: 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: 419-243-1119.

Alzheimer s Consultation program, for Monroe County residents, provides an opportunity for local families and dementia care professionals to meet one-on-one with a representative from the Alzheimer s Association to discuss questions related to memory loss and caregiving concerns. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every odd month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging-1B, 14930 Laplaisance, Suite 119, Monroe. Free to the public. Information: 800-337-3827 or 734-677-3081. Appointments: 734-241-2012.

Alzheimer s caregiver support group meeting 9 a.m. May 9, St. Paul s Epsicopal Church, 310 Elizabeth, Maumee. Respite care available. Information: 419-885-8671.

Alzheimer s caregiver support group meeting 1:30 p.m. May 14, Cafe Marie, 570 West Dussel, Maumee. Call for respite care, 419-385-3958.

Alzheimer s caregiver support information on Saturday support group call: 419-385-3958. Open to those who care for individuals with Alzheimer s or related memory loss disorders. Information: 800-441-3322 or 419-537-1999.

Alzheimer s caregiver support group meeting 10 a.m. April 21, Cafe Marie, 3344 Secor Rd., West Toledo. Information: 419-537-1999.

Alzheimer s caregiver support group meeting 7 p.m. April 27, Parkcliffe Community, 4226 Parkcliff Ln., Toledo. Information: 800-441-3322 or 419-537-1999.

Alzheimer s Association of Northwest Ohio Chapter offers monthly grief and bereavement support group 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 27, Alzheimer s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. Toledo. Information: 800-441-3322 or 419-537-1999. The group is free to the public.

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. Information: 419 243-1119.

Amputee support, 6 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, MCO s Rehabilitation Hospital. Sponsored by Toledo Amputee Support Klinic. Information: 419-874-8066

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

Anxiety support, 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.

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

Autism Society of Northwest Ohio, 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, The Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St., Sylvania.

Asperger Syndrome support meets the third Tuesday of each month, Lucas County Board of MR/DD, 3350 Hill Ave., door C. For parents of adults with Asperger Syndrome meeting is the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Lucas County Board of MR/DD, 3350 Hill Ave., Door D. Information: 419-242-9587, ext. 224.

Bariatric Support Group meets the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at 3909 Woodley Rd. Information: 419-291-6740.

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: 419-872-2541.

Breast Cancer Support Group, Reach to Recovery, introduced by the American Cancer Society and will meet the second Monday of every month at the American Cancer Society, 135 Chesterfield Ln., Maumee from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Information call Karen Scheider at 419-306-9760.

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

Cancer patient program Look Good Feel Better for women in active treatment. Participants receive a free kit of cosmetics and make-up tips from trained facilitators. Sessions will be May 9: at Flower Hospital from 9:30-11:30 a.m., call 419-843-8189; at Medical College of Ohio from 2-4 p.m., call 419-383-3913; at Bay Park Hospital from 2-4 p.m., call 419-843-8189.

Living Well With Cancer/I Can Cope, educational program for people facing cancer, either personally or as a family member, Thursday evenings from June 2 through June 23 from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at St. Anne Mercy Hospital, 3404 West Sylvania Ave., in the Medical Office Bldg. Conference Rm. #3, contact Pat Buscani at 419-251-4153.

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. Also 6:30-8:15 p.m., second Monday of each month, St. Anne s Mercy Hospital, 3404 Sylvania Ave., Medical Office Building, Conference Rm. #3. Help for patients and their families and friends.

Cancer Resource Center, located in the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Radiation Therapy Dept.

Cancer of prostate, Man-to-Man support group, 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.

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

Cancer of prostate support, 6-7:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month, Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Call to sign-up: 419-690-7675.

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. Information: 419 893-5924.

Charcot Marie Tooth Association meetings open to anyone with this hereditary peripheral nerve degeneration disease. Program on help aids for those with CMT. Information: 419-445-2123 or jbudde@fm-bank.com.

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

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia support. Self-help strategies through education and support. Information: 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. Information, other meeting times: 419-255-1459.

Depressive and Manic Depressive Association Detroit Chapter meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center, Seib Conference room, 700 Stewart Rd., Monroe. MDDA provides confidential support for those who live depression and bipolar illness. Information: 734-240-4565.

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

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

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

Divorced or separated support group, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays each month in the conference room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Call 419-724-4675 for information.

Divorced, widowed, single, separated, lonely or depressed support group forming. Information: 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.

Domestic violence support, Wood County. The VITAL (Violence Intervention to Advocate Life-choices)program of the Phoenix Connection offers free and confidential sessions. The program offers advocacy and support to victims and or survivors of domestic violence. For times and locations: 419-352-9504, ext. 3516.

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

Ecumenical Bereavement, 7:30-9 p.m. May 3, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Conference Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Topic: Lucy Lettuce. Guest speakers will be Susie Waible-Rose, St. Rose Parish, and Rita Hoff, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish. Information: Anne Heintschel, 419-893-7178.

Emotions Anonymous, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 1825 Glendale Ave. Information: 419-255-2691 or 419-870-7640. Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Flower Hospital, 8th floor, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1325 West Sylvania Ave., 419-478-8148.

Emotional, substance abuse recovery, 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; open discussion on Fridays. Alanon Step One Club, 2434 West Sylvania Ave. Court slips signed. Information: 419-269-1822.

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

Epilepsy support, 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/Seizuer Disorder Support Group, 1 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: Kristina Noe, 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336 toll free.

Faith, Friends, and Family Outreach, 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.

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.

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

Gays and lesbians parents and friends (PFLAG), 7 p.m. second Tuesday each month at St. Mark s Episcopal Church, 2272 Collingwood Blvd. Call 419-243-6783.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people and their supporters who either have children or would like to have children. This is a informal group with no membership, dues, or restrictions. Meets at Central United Methodist Church, 701 West Central Ave. Children welcome. Information:419-475-8190.

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. Information: 419-867-4655.

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

Grief support, 1 and 7 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, Sacred Heart Home, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon. Open to those who have lost a spouse. Information: 419-691-6768.

Grief and loss support for children with special needs meets at Monroe County ISD Professional Development Center, 1101 South Raisinville Rd., Monroe. Childcare provided (2 yrs. & up). Information: 734-242-5799 ext. 1338 or email tuller@misd.k12.mi.us.

Harbor Behavior HEalthcare Family Group Educational support group for relatives and friends of people with mental illness, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 4th Thursday of each month, 4334 Secor Rd., Toledo. Information: 419-475-4449.

Hard of Hearing Group will meet September through May at the Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St., Sylvania, 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For information call Sally at 419-891-0784 or Don at 419-255-0070.

Hard of hearing self-help group meetings: 419-539-9039.

Hepatitis support group 7-8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, Toledo Hospital lower level continuing Education Center, 1920 Cove Blvd. Sponsor, American Liver Foundation. Information: 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. Information: 419-452-6756 or 1-800-782-4906.

Hospice Grief Support Group, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe Office, 725 North Monroe St., Monroe. This free ongoing, drop-in adult grief support group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Information: 734-240-8940.

Hospice of Northwest Ohio offers many grief support groups for men, women and children. For days and times of meetings call them at 419-661-4001.

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

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.

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.

Kinship Clubs for those family members raising relatives children. Meeting locations: North Kinship Club meets 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1342 Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-478-7583; Woodward Kinship Club meets third Wednesday of the month, Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St., Information: 419-726-0929; South Kinship Club meets 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, Margaret L. Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Pkwy., Information: 419-382-7060; Sylvania Kinship Club meets at noon on the last Friday of each month at Sylvania Library, 6749 Monroe St. Information: 419-882-8415.

La Leche League of Fulton County offers support for breastfeeding mothers, meeting the second Monday of the month at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Delta, 101 Northwood. For information call Chris at 419-644-5990 or Natalie at 419-335-6510.

Laryngectomy Club of Toledo support group for people who cannot speak due to cancer. The group meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Hampton Park Christian Church, 4234 Monroe St. Information: 419-691-2897.

Lend An Ear support, 1 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Information: 419-885-3913.

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

Little Mended Hearts organization for parents, caregivers, and families of children with heart conditions. Group provides resources and support. Information: 419-841-7006.

Low vision support, 1 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Information: 419-885-3913.

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. Lupus on-line support, 7-8 p.m. last Monday of each month at www.lupusnwoh.org. The on-line groups will be similar to the on-site groups but with the convenience of participating from home. Information: 419-423-9313 or 1-888-33-LUPUS.

Lupus Foundation of NW Ohio Information: 888-33-lupus or 419-885-2220.

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

Manic Depressive and Depressive Association the Detroit Chapter will meet 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday during the month of April, Sieb Conference Room, Mercy Memorial Nursing Center, 700 Stewart Rd., Monroe. MDDA offers confidential support group meeting for people who live with depression and bipolar illness. Information: Community Relations Office, 734-240-4565.

Man-to-Man Prostrate Cancer Support Group meets monthly and is for men who are prostate cancer survivors. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend meetings at the following locations: St. Luke s Hospital, 2nd Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., call 419-893-5921; St. Vincent s Hospital, 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., call 419-251-4153; Flower Hospital, 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., call 419-843-8189; Bay Park Hospital, 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m., call 419-824-1096. Prostate screenings are available by calling the American Cancer Society at 419-891-9200.

Migraine/Headache Sufferers and their Families support group meets second Thursdays of each month 7 to 8 p.m. Southwyck Mall, 2040 South Reynolds Rd. Meeting are held in a classroom at the mall, which is located just off the main entrance, first door on the right. Free monthly meetings offering migranieurs/headache sufferers and their families the opportunity to talk with health care professionals (specialists, physicians, nurses, etc.).

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

Mending Hearts support 10 a.m. April 21 at the Hospice Office, 725 North Monroe St., Monroe, Mich. Adult social and education group for any grieving community member. For information call 734-240-8940.

Mental Health Outreach support, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, ADAMhs Board office on State Rte. 66 in Archbold. Group is open to people with any type of mental illness and their family and friends. Information: 419-399-4375 or 419-636-6270, or 419-267-3355.

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

Miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, loss of child, caring and restoring for parents 7:30 p.m., third Tuesday monthly, Toledo Hospital cafeteria, room R, 2142 North Cove Blvd.

Mood Disorders Group for Women Only, meetings on the 4th Tuesdays of each month at 11 a.m., ADAMhr Board office, T-761 SR 66. Information: Caroline, 419-636-2076 or ADAMhs Board, 419-267-3355.

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

Mothers of Multiples for all parents of twins and higher order multiples in the Monroe County area of southeast Michigan St. Information: 734-654-9263 or 734-242-1309.

Mothers of Twins, 7:30 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.

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

NAMI Four County: For family members and friends of persons with a mental illness, meets 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., ADAMhr Board office, T-761 SR 66. Information: Dottie, 419-636-4703.

Narcotics Anonymous: for meeting days and times: 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. Location information: 419-291-5666.

Nicotine addiction support, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2660 Navarre Ave.

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.

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 meets Tuesdays, afternoon or evening sessions. Talk with people who have been through loss of a loved one. Information: 419-327-9739.

Organ Transplant Support Group meets 10 a.m to noon May 7, Mercy Memorial Hospital, 718 North Macomb St. Monroe. People who have had an organ transplant or who are awaiting a transplant are encouraged to patricipate in the support group. Information: 734-240-4565.

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

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

Organ transplant support group open to those who have had an organ transplant or who are waiting for a transplant. Information: 734-240-4565.

Overcomers Outreach, Christ The King Group, meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall building, 4100 Harvest Lane. For information call 419-474-2074.

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 Helping Parents, 2-4 p.m. Sundays, St. Mark s Lutheran Church, 315 South College Dr. Information: 419-878-7802.

Parkinson s disease 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. Information: 419-242-9511.

Parkinson Support Group, 2 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: Ash Lemons, 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336. toll free

Polio Connection The Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St. Information: 419-535-6538 or 419-472-9154. New member are welcome.

Post-Polio Support Group, 7 p.m. 4th Monday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: Carol Thomas, 419-7825441 or 877-209-8336 toll free.

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. Information: 419-251-1000 or 1-800-860-6652.

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.

Recovery, Inc. support meeting 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Faith Lutheran Church, 2440 South St., and 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2820 West Alexis Rd. Recovery, Inc. is a mental health organization that teaches self help methods to aid people whose feelings and sensations interfere with effectively meeting the challenges of daily living. Information: Linnea, 419-531-5438.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy support: 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.

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.

Scleroderma support, 7 p.m. third Thursday of the month, St. Luke s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-537-0888.

Servicemen and women in Middle East support group for family members and friends, 7-8 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month at VFW Post, 719 South Main St., Bowling Green. Information: 419-352-5387.

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

Singles Support Group for divorced, widowed, single, contact Matt at 419-380-8745 or Mark at 419-862-0098.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Traumatic brian injury support, 3:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: Charlotte Monroe, 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336.

Whispering Angels support group for parents who have lost a child, including before birth and adult loss. Information on meetings: 734-240-8940.

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

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 locations: 419-241-7006.

Women with disabilities support group meets at 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month, Fairlawn Haven Westhaven wing, 407 East Lutz Rd., Archbold. Facilitator Kristina Noe. Information: 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336.

YW Child Care Connections, the non-profit resource and referral agency provides assistance in locating affordable child care. Information: Toledo, 419-255-5519 or 800-632-3052, Wood County, 419-353-7801, and in Ottawa County,419-732-7807 or 800-228-1700.



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