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Support groups

Addictions, compulsions overcomers outreach, 8:30 to 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.

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 evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Information: 419-690-7900.

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 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 care-giving 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.

Amputee support, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Rossford Recreation Center, sponsored by Toledo Amputee Support Klinic (TASK). Information: 419-872-7336.

Amputee support: Ohio Amputee Center, Walking and Running Clinic, 4-6 p.m. July 23 and once a month at Owens Community College, Student Health and Activities Center, Perrysburg Township. Open to amputees and their families, and to health-care providers. Training on using a prosthesis for walking or running. Includes exercise, stretching. Free.

Anxiety support, 7-8:30 p.m. on Mondays at 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, the 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: Wood County Family Support meets at Grace Church, 601 East Boundary, Perrysburg, 6:30-8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month; Asperger Family Support meets at Great Lakes Center for Autism, 4848 Dorr St., 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (no meeting in December or May); 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. on the third Tuesday of each month; SibShop, for 8- to 13-year-old siblings of children with ASD, meets 1-3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month; call for location information: 419-578-2766 or visit www.asno.org; Sandusky County Autism Support Group meets 7-9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Stricker Family Development Center, 765 South Buchanan St., Fremont.

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. on the second Tuesday of each month. First Presbyterian Church, East Second Street, Perrysburg. Information: 419-872-2541.

Bereavement support group (ecumenical), St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. The topic of the Aug. 5 meeting will be "Finding Hope in Creative Healing." Information: 419-724-4675.

Brain injury and alcohol and or drug addiction support for individuals with combined needs of recovery at UT Medical Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, 3065 Arlington Ave., 7-8 p.m. every Thursday. Information: 419-383-5040.

Breastfeeding support group, Mom and Me, 10-11:30 a.m. on 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; 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Flower Hospital; or the 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. on the first and third Mondays, St. Luke s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., pastoral care office. Also 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays at St. Charles Mercy Hospital Cancer Center, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Also 6:30-8:15 p.m., on the second Monday of each month, St. Anne s Mercy Hospital, 3404 Sylvania Ave., Medical Office Building, conference room 3. Help for patients and their families and friends.

Cancer Resource Center, located in the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center radiation therapy department. Call 419-251-6470.

Cancer of prostate, Man-to-Man support group, 6:30-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, 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. on the 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 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.

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.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, 2753 West Central Ave. Lending library, resource education center for individuals, their families, and the community. Information, other meeting times: 419-474-7439.

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, 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.

Diabetes Support Group: Giant Eagle Pharmacy in Rossford/Perrysburg is conducting free diabetes support groups at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon Thursday. A new topic related to diabetes will be discussed each week and "diabetes friendly" recipe samples are offered each week. Call 419-874-2471 if you wish to attend or e-mail diabetesprogram@gianteagle.com.

Diabetics, 7:30 p.m. on 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-Separated support group meets now through April and October through December for 10 weeks each, Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at St. Joseph Parish, 5373 Main St., Sylvania, on the East Campus on Ravine Drive. Interdenominational, confidential. Information: 419-885-5791.

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

DivorceCareseminar and support group meets 7 p.m. every Wednesday at First Alliance Church, 2201 Monroe St. Group features experts on divorce and recovery topics. Child care provided through sixth grade. Information: 419-241-7287 or at www.toledofirstalliance.org.

DivorceCare program for children at North Clinton Mennonite Church, 831 West Linfoot St., Wauseon. Program is for children ages 5-12 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 child care 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. 3516, to speak to an advocate call 800-472-9411 or 419-352-1545.

Eating disorders, for those with anorexia, bulimia. Information: 419-848-292111.

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. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 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. on the second Tuesday of each month, Redeemer Missionary Church, 5321 Springdale Ave. Group for adults with epilepsy meets at 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each 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 group, 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 at Hampton Park Christian Church, 4234 Monroe St., or 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at 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. on the third Saturday of each month. Call: 419-242-5928.

Gay and Lesbian parents and friends (PFLAG), 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of 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. on the second Saturday of each month at Medical University of Ohio cafeteria. Information: 419-578-4947.

Girls Only group, 3-4:30 p.m. on 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. on the last Monday of each month, 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. on 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 support for children 6-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Toledo Hospice Center, 800 South Detroit Ave. Stepping Stone Kids Group offers children 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.

Young Families in Grief group meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. The young adult and children s sessions run concurrently and child care is available for children under age 5. Group is geared for young families who have lost a spouse and/or a parent. Free. Information: 419-661-4001.

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

Grief, Time to Heal, 11 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of each month. Grief, Widowhood and Friendship, 10-11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-867-4655.

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

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

Harbor Behavior Healthcare Family Group Educational support group for relatives and friends of people with mental illness, 6 to 7 p.m. on the fourth 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 is the 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 the men s group 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 the 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. Grief Support for loss of a spouse or partner during the mid-life years, 6:30-8 p.m. the first Wednesday each month at Toledo Hospice Center, 800 South Detroit Ave. Free. For days and times of other support meetings, call 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 those who have lost a loved one. Professionally facilitated; 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. on the second Monday of each month, Toledo Hospital cafeteria, Room 3, 3142 North Cove Blvd. Call: 1-800-414-6446.

IV and home tube support group now forming for patients with home tube and IV feeding needs. Information: 419-291-4557 or www.oley.org.

Ketogenic diet, 7:30 p.m. on the 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. on the third Wednesday of the month, Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1342 Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-478-7583; Woodward Kinship Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month, Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St. Information: 419-726-0929; South Kinship Club meets 5:30 p.m. on the 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 breast-feeding mothers, meeting the second Monday of the month at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Delta, 101 Northwood. Information: 419-335-6510.

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

Lend An Ear support, 1 p.m. on the third 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.

Living With Loss bereavement program, 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 22 through Aug. 26 at Arbors at Oregon, 904 Isaac Street Dr., behind St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Informal time of sharing, listening, and learning professionally facilitated. Information: 419-691-2483.

Loss of spouse support sponsored by Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home meets twice a month on the second and fourth 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. on first Thursday of each month, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Information: 419-885-3913.

Lupus, 6-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, 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. on the 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.

Macular degeneration support group, 2 p.m. on the second Monday of each month 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. Information: 734-240-4565.

Man-to-Man prostrate cancer support groups meet monthly and are for men who are prostate cancer survivors. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend meetings at the following locations: St. Luke s Hospital, the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., call 419-893-5921; St. Vincent s Hospital, the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., call 419-251-4153; Flower Hospital, the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., call 419-843-8189; Bay Park Hospital, the third 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.

Mended Little Hearts support group 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.

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. on 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., on the third Tuesday of each month, Toledo Hospital cafeteria, Room R, 2142 North Cove Blvd.

Mood Disorders Group for Women Only, meetings at 11 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at ADAMhs Board office, T-761 State Rt. 66. Information: ADAMhs Board, 419-267-3355 or 419-737-2834.

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

Mothers of Twins, 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Toledo Hospital auditorium, 2142 North Cove Blvd. Support group for 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 the first 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. on the 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. on 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. on the 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 the loss of a loved one. Information: 419-327-9739.

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

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

Toledo Ostomy Group meets the fourth Monday of every month at Toledo Hospital at 6:30-8 p.m. Information: 419-754-9708 or 419-291-4634.

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

Overcomers Outreach, a Christian 12-Step recovery group helping to overcome any addiction, compulsion or co-dependency, meets 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ The King, 4100 Harvest Lane. Information: 419-885-1465.

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

Panic and anxiety disorder support group meets 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 www.panicreliefinc.com.

Parent and teen, 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Focus Healthcare of Ohio, 1725 Timber Lane, Maumee; 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at Alternative Learning and Career Center, 3939 Wrenwood Rd., and 7-9 p.m. on 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. on 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 group, 1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at the 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 toll free at 877-209-8336.

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

Pulmonary support group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital Health Resource Library, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Information: 419-690-7863.

Polycystic ovary syndrome support meets 6-8 p.m. on 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. on the fourth Monday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: 419-782-5441 or toll free at 877-209-8336.

Postpartum depression support group, 7-8 p.m. on the 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 hot line 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. on Thursdays at Eagle s Wing Christian Church, 1483 West Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-476-8197.

Recovery, Inc. support meeting 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, 2440 South St., and 12:45 p.m. on Thursdays at 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. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the surgery waiting room of St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave. Information: 419-698-7460.

Reformers Unanimous 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. on Wednesdays, Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare System, 930 South Detroit Ave. Open to relatives. Information: 419-381-1881.

Scleroderma support, 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each 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., on the second and fourth Thursday of 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. on the 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. Information: 419-380-8745 or 419-862-0098.

Singles over 50 support meets the second and fourth Sunday. Information: 419-698-0943 or 419-862-0098.

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

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

Stuttering support groups. Call 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, Mich. 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. on the second Tuesday of each month, Medical College of Ohio Hospitals, 3000 Arlington Ave., Dana Center. Information: 419-882-0048.

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

Traumatic brain injury support, 3 p.m. on the 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) support group meets the first and third Monday of each month at Glendale Presbyterian Church, 4609 Glendale Ave. Information: 419-872-2667 or 419-450-6690.

Walk With Us is a free, area-wide, secular, adult peer support group for those who have suffered the death of a loved one. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and the third Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in a handicapped accessible meeting room at New Harvest Christian Church, 3540 Seaman Rd., Oregon. For information, call Judy at 419-344-0200 or Julie at 419-343-2311.

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

Widowed, 7-9 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd. Call 419-475-3645.

Women s issues, including depression and postpartum depression, 1-2 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 3350 Collingwood Blvd., Suite 509. Call 419-255-1459.

Women s Cancer Support Group meets at the Grace Lutheran Church in Fremont on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. Information: 419-332-1558 or 419-332-8709.

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. on the fourth Thursday of the month, Fairlawn Haven Westhaven wing, 407 East Lutz Rd., Archbold. Call 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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