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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.

Al-Anon offered every Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Information: 419-690-7900.

Alcoholics Anonymous offered every Tuesday and Saturday evening from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Information: 419-690-7900.

Alliance for the Mentally III of Toledo, 6-7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly, Flower Hospital, 8th floor conference center, 500 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Open to those with mental illness, their family members and friends. Information: 419-243-1119.

Alzheimer s Association grief program helps caregivers understand anticipatory grief; ways to cope with loss; and recognize positive in the experience. Sessions are free; however, registration is required. Call: 419-537-1999 or 419-661-4001, or 419-724-1200.

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 6-8 p.m. March 12 at Gabby s Ladder, 431 East Elm Ave. Co-sponsored by Catholic Social Service of Monroe, and the Alzheimer s Association, South Central Michigan. Information: 734-240-4565.

Alzheimer s Association of Northwest Ohio Chapter and Hospice of Northwest Ohio offer anticipatory grief sessions. This program helps caregivers who have placed a friend or family member in a care facility, or who are currently caring for someone with dementia or another terminal illness. Information: 419-537-1999.

Alzheimer s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, support groups meet: March 5, at 9 a.m. at St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee; March 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Scrambler Marie s (formerly Cafe Marie Restaurant), 570 West Dussel Dr., Maumee; March 12, 19, and 26, from 10:30 to noon at the Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon. Meetings are free to the community. Information: 1-800-272-3900 or 419-537-1999.

Alzheimer s support meetings for men only: A program for male caregivers: March 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer s Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. Registration required; program is free. Call 1-800-272-3900 or 419-537-1999.

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, MUO s Rehabilitation Hospital. Sponsored by Toledo Amputee Support Clinic. Information: 419-874-866.

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia support, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associate 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.

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.

Autism Society of Northwest Ohio Family Support Groups: Lucas County Family Support meets at the Great Lakes Center for Autism, 4848 Dorr St., 7-8:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month; Wood County Family Support meets at Grace Church, 601 East Boundary, Perrysburg, 7-8:30 p.m. the 2nd Tuesday of each month; Asperger Family Support meets at Great Lakes Center for Autism, 4848 Dorr St., 7-8:30 p.m. the 4th Monday of each month; Parents of adult children with ASD meet at the Great Lakes Center for Autism, 4848 Dorr St., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the 3rd Tuesday of each month; SibShop, for ages 8-13 year old siblings of children with ASD meets the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, call for location information: 419-578-2766.

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, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month, American Cancer Society, 135 Chesterfield Ln., Maumee. Reach to Recovery program introduced by the American Cancer Society. Information: 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.

Breastfeeding support group offered every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. To sign up, call 419-690-7735.

Cancer-Look Good Feel Better, women s cancer support group, offered the second Monday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon; 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Toledo Hospital; 2-4 p.m. at Medical University of Ohio Medical Center; and 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Flower Hospital; or First Monday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Sign up by calling 419-843-8189 for Bay Park Community Hospital, Flower Hospital, or Toledo Hospital. For Medical University of Ohio Medical Center call 419-383-3913. For St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center call 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. Call 419-251-6470.

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, 6-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday; leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma support 6-7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, yoga class for cancer patients 10:30 a.m. every Monday, and Lebed Method exercise class for cancer patients, 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, free. All classes held at The Victory Center, 5532 West Central Ave. 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

Children of Aging Parents series (CAPS) at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month (except December) at Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 North Fifth St., Waterville. Meetings assist those who are dealing with challenges that arise as their parents age. Information: 419-878-3645.

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.

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 with 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.

Depression, emotional and mental disorder Christian support group meets the last Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 2447 West Sylvania Ave. The group focuses on Biblical principles and prayer for mental wellness. Information: 419-475-7871.

Depression support group meets from 7-9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library, 60 East Center St., Petersburg, Mich. Information: 734-279-1025.

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

Divorced or separated support group, 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. Information: 419-862-0098.

DivorceCare program for children at North Clinton Mennonite Church, 831 West Linfoot St., Wauseon. Program is for children ages 5-12 years in families experiencing divorce and separation. Information: 419-337-4776.

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 and dating violence support offered. Violence Intervention To Advocate Life-choices (VITAL) provides a confidential setting where survivors can discuss concerns. Free childcare and transportation are provided. Advocates available 24 hours a day to provide emotional and legal support, assist with safety plans and provide options and referrals. Call The Link: 800-472-9411. For meeting locations and times call: 419-352-9504, ext. 3308.

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

Ecumenical bereavement support group meets 7:30-9 p.m. March 6 at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns conference room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Speaker, Rita Hoff, director of Outreach Ministries at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish. Information: 419-724-4675.

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

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.

First Mothers support, for mothers who gave up a child for adoption, meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Park Church, 1456 Harvard Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-727-8302.

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 an informal group with no membership, dues, or restrictions. Meets at Central United Methodist Church, 701 West Central Ave. Children welcome. Information: 419-475-8190.

Gluten free support of Toledo meetings held at 6:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Medical University of Ohio cafeteria. Information: 419-578-4947.

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 support Walk With Us meets at 1-2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month and 6:30-8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at New Harvest Christian Church, 3540 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Sponsored by Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home. Information: 419-344-0200 or 419-343-2311.

Grief Work for Parents 6-7:30 p.m. March 15 through April 19 at Toledo Hospice Center, 800 South Detroit Ave. The six-week interactive group is for adults who have lost a child under the age of 21. Free. Registration is required. Call: 419-661-4001.

Grief support for children 6-7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Toledo Hospice Center, 800 South Detroit Ave. Stepping Stone Kids Group offers ages 5-12 an opportunity to learn how to understand their loss and grief through the use of art, music, storytelling, videos, and ritual activities. Free. Registration is necessary. Call: 419-661-4001.

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. to 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 support 6:30 p.m. March 6 at Mercy Memorial Hospice office, 725 North Monroe St. This ongoing, drop-in adult group is open to anyone who has experienced loss through death. Professionally facilitated, free. Information: 734-240-8940.

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

Grief support, HOPE, Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief, 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at Fulton Co. Health Center, Wauseon. Target audience: parents who have lost a child, miscarriage through age 18. Information: 419-335-2015 ext. 2504.

Pathways to New Beginnings grief support, 12:30 p.m. March 12 at Monroe Senior Center at 15275 South Monroe St. On-going senior grief support is professionally facilitated and free of charge. Information: 734-240--8940 or 734-241-0404.

Harbor Behavior Healthcare Family Group Educational support group for relatives and friends of people with mental illness, 6 to 7 p.m. 4th Tuesday of each month, 5151 Monroe St, Suite 200, Toledo. Information: 419-725-3330.

Hard of hearing group meets at the Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St., Sylvania, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. For information call 419-891-0784 or 419-255-0070.

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

H.E.L.P after suicide meets the second Monday of each month at First Call for Help, 600 Freedom Dr., Napoleon. Group open to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Information: 800-468-4357.

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 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.

Hospice Evening Grief support group meets at Mercy Memorial Hospice Office, 725 North Monroe St., Monroe. This is an ongoing drop-in adult grief support group which is open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death. All groups are professionally facilitated and no fees are required. Information: 734-240-8940.

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 419-644-5990 or 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.

Loss of spouse support sponsored by Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home meets twice a month on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank, 3301 Navarre Ave. and at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Home, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon. Information: 419-691-6768.

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 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 offers confidential support group meetings for people who live with depression and bipolar illness. For more information, call 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. Meetings 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 Little Hearts support meets alternately between Toledo Children s Hospital and Mercy Children s Hospital. For infants, children with congenital heart defect or heart disease and their parents. Information: 419-472-4351.

Mended Hearts, Inc., Glass City Chapter, for heart patients and their families. Meetings alternate monthly between St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St., and St. Luke s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd. Open to the public. Information: 419-472-4351.

Mending Hearts of Monroe County meets 10 a.m. March 15 at Hospice Office, 725 North Monroe St. Free to any grieving member of the community. Information: 734-240-8940.

Mental Health Outreach support, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month at the ADAMhs Board office on State Rt. 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.

Military support group of the American Red Cross is open to families with an active duty family member in any of the armed forces. Meetings are held at the American Red Cross, 1645 North Dixie Hwy. Free. Information: 734-289-1481, ext. 25.

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 at 11 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at ADAMhs Board office, T-761 State Rt. 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 Twins, 7:30 p.m. second Thursday of the month, Toledo Hospital auditorium, 2142 North Cove Blvd. Support group for mothers, foster mothers, and guardians of mutiple 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., ADAMhs Board office, T-761 State Rt. 66. Information: 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.

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

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

Ovarian and gyn cancer support meets from 1-3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. Information: 419-823-4203.

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.

Panic, anxiety support, 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Community Hospital and Wellness Center board room, Montpelier, 909 East Synder Ave. Specifically for persons with panic and other anxiety disorders. Information: 419-485-8858.

Panic and anxiety disorder support group will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, Wood County Hospital in the Guild Room, 950 West Wooster, Bowling Green. Refreshments will be provided.

Panic Relief, Inc. is looking for members to start a new program in your area. To participate, please call the national headquarters at 732-940-9658. For information go to

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.

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave. Information: 419-654-0885.

Parents Without Partners meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday each month at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-1338.

Parents support group for military families. Meets at noon at Dave s Home-Cooked Foods, 1855 South Reynolds on the last Saturday of each month. Information: 419-382-5652.

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: Nicole Cape, 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 members are welcome.

Polycystic ovary syndrome support meets 6-8 p.m. March 21 and the third Wednesday of each month at Mercy Memorial Hospital at 718 North Macomb St. in the portable education classroom located at the north end of the main parking lot. Information: 734-240-4565.

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: 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336 toll free.

Postpartum depression, 7-8 p.m. third Thursday of each month, 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: 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 of each month in the surgery waiting room of St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave. Information: 419-698-7460.

Reformers Unamimous Addictions program meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at 6320 Lewis Ave. (one mile north of Alexis Road.) Information: 419-215-7231.

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, and singles over 21, call 419-380-8745 or 419-862-0098.

Singles over 50 support meets second and fourth Sunday. Information: 419-698-0943 or 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.

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

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

Survivors of rape and incest meet 6-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at 2092 South Custer Rd., Monroe. Information: 734-242-8711.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets 9-10 a.m. on Mondays at Advent Lutheran Church, McCord Road at Sylvania Avenue. Information: 419-867-0728.

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.

Monroe County transplant support meets 10 a.m. to noon March 3 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Nightingale room, located in the portable education classroom on the north end of the main parking lot. 718 North Macomb St. Open to person who have had an organ transplant or person who are waiting for transplant. Information: 734-240-4565.

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

Trichotillomania (hair pulling) meets first and third Monday of every month at Glendale Presbyterian Church, 4609 Glendale Ave. Information: 419-872-2667 or 419-450-6690.

Whispering Angels meets 6:30 p.m. March 14 at Hospice Office, 725 North Monroe St., Monroe. This is a grief support group for parents who have lost a child including before birth and adult loss. Regularly meets the second Wednesday of the month. Information: 734-240-8940.

Widowed, 7-9 p.m. third Thursday of each month, 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 each month, 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. 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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