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A listing of daily and weekly support groups

September 23, 2012
dsp Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Various times North Central Sight Services offers a variety of support groups throughout the month for visually impaired residents of Lycoming and Clinton counties. Call Lori Love at 323-9401, ext. 123, for more information. HAVEN of Tioga County offers free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and sexual abuse. For more information, call 800-550-0447, 24 hours a day. Alcoholics Anonymous, several meetings every day in all areas of Lycoming County. Call 327-2860 for times and locations. Narcotics Anonymous, call 327-2678 for times and locations. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center offers individual and group counseling for military veterans. Call 327-5281 for more information. Individual counseling for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, and other violent crimes, adult and children, along with Community Safe Touch for Children, self-esteem and empowerment counseling available for children to protect themselves against sexual abuse. Call the YWCA’s Wise Options at 322-4637 for more information. For domestic violence, sexual assault or other crisis services, call 800-326-8483. Sex Addicts Anonymous, a 12-step-based support group for recovery from sexual addiction. For meeting time and location, call 800-477-8191. Eating Disorder Support Group for females, affiliated with the national Association of Anorexia Nervosa and other Disorders (ANAD). Group is confidential and led by a master’s level therapist. For more information, call 649-6855. The local Al-Anon website is www.cpaafg. org. All contact information and inquiries are anonymous. Christian-based sexual addiction-sexual anorexia support group. Call 419-2120. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., Wood-Mode Conference Room, Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg. MOPS, a group that provides a caring, supportive atmosphere for mothers of preschoolers, 6 to 8 p.m., Muncy First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St. Child care provided. For more information or to register, call 546-8030 or visit www.firstumcmuncy.org. DivorceCare and DivorceCare For Kids recovery seminar and support groups, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Evangelical Center, 2 Ross St. For more information and to register, call Lou Anne at 323-5146 or the church office at 322-3572. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1225 Clayton Ave. Alateen, a support group for children of alcoholics and teens of alcoholic relatives and friends, 7 p.m., Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1225 Clayton Ave. Monday TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 1188, private weigh-in, 2:30 through 6:30 p.m., meeting, 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 1571, private weigh-in, 4:30 p.m., meeting, 5 p.m., New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 102 E. Third St. Child care provided. Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, 40 S. Third St., Lewisburg. Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 to 8 p.m., Newberry Church of Christ, 822 Diamond St. Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Route 45, west of Lewisburg. Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., Susquehanna Cancer Center waiting room, Williamsport. Adult Children of Alcoholics, 7:30 p.m., Light and Life Chapel, 1680 Four Mile Drive. Tuesday TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Chapter 1306, private weigh-in, 8:35 to 9:15 a.m., meeting, 9:30 to 10 a.m., Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, Pennsdale. Stroke Support Group and Head Injury Support Group, 2 p.m., social room, 400 Lycoming St. For more information, call Mary Ann or Nancy at 321-2656. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), private weigh-in, 4:30 p.m., meeting, 5:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 28 Brummer Pond Road, Muncy. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), private weigh-in, 5:30 p.m., meeting, 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Friends Church, 137 S. Third St., Hughesville. Heartworks, a free bereavement support program provided by Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice, holds support group meetings September through May at Divine Providence Hospital on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, or to register, contact Cherrie Serra or Linda Bryant at 320-7691. Autistic Spectrum Disorder Support Group meetings, social hour 6 to 6:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Winters Room, James V. Brown Library. “Dare to Be Bald” empowerment group for women, 6:30 p.m., Virtuous Women, 230 W. Third St., Suite 101. For more information, call 321-0252 or 506-6139. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Muncy Valley Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit, cafeteria. For more information, call Mark Britton, social services, at 546-4040. Al-Anon for adult children, 7 p.m., Pine Street United Methodist Church. Geisinger Medical Center for Cancer Patient Support Group, 7 p.m., Pine Barn Inn, Danville. Call 326-4149 for more information. Grief Support Group, 7 p.m., Community Baptist Church, 1853 Route 87, Montoursville. For more information, call the church office at 433-3002. Grief Support Group starts Sept. 25. A new 13-session seminar offering support for those experiencing grief will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Muncy First United Methodist Church, 601 S. Market St. “GriefShare” includes a video presentation featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects, as well as real-life stories of people who have experienced loss. Featuring biblical teaching on grief, the group is non-denominational. Experienced facilitators guide the group discussion. Books are provided for a donation only. For more information or to register, contact the church office at 546-8030 or muncyumc@­wind stream.net. Family Promise, 7 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. For more information, contact the Rev. Kenneth Elkin at 323-4619. Wednesday Free blood pressure screenings, VNA Health System, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Woodward Meadows community room; 11 to 11:30 a.m., Rockledge Apartments community room; 2 to 2:30 p.m., Church Street Commons community room. Bereavement Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital lobby, 32-36 Central Ave., Wellsboro. For more information, call 723-0760 or 800-808-5287. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), private weigh-in and meeting, 6 p.m., basement of Oval United Methodist Church, 6796 S. Route 44. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, 40 S. Third St., Lewisburg. Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m., Agape Fellowship, 485 E. Third St. Nar-Anon family group, “Seeking Our Serenity,” 7 p.m., Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road. Support group for family and friends of people with substance addictions. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Wood-Mode Conference Room, Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Co-Dependents Anonymous “One Day At a Time” support group, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., white house in rear of the church. Grief Share Support study group (recent or non-recent loss) presented by Donna Hill, 7 to 9 p.m., Pine Street United Methodist Church Library, 440 Pine St. Registration requested and may be made by calling the church office at 323-4604. Hepatitis Outreach Inc., 7 to 8:30 p.m., Third Street United Methodist Church, 931 E. Third St. Parking in the rear. For more information, call 244-1384. Weight Management Support Group, 7 p.m., Abigail Clinic, gastroenterology-surgery clinic, second floor, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Amputee Support Group, 7 to 9 p.m., Penn State Geisinger Rehabilitation Hospital, inpatient dining room, Danville. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Muncy Baptist Church, corner of West Penn and South Market streets. Thursday Free Blood Pressure Screenings, VNA Health System, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bi-County Office of Aging Senior Center, Clinton County. GAPAC (Grams and Paps as Caregivers), a support group for grandparents who are parenting their grandchildren, 1 to 2 p.m., James V. Brown Library. Stroke and Head Injury Support Group, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Grief Support Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., SUN Home Health Services’ Williamsport office, 1601 Sycamore Road, Montoursville. For more information, call James Taylor at 800-634-5232, ext. 6175. Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital conference room, Wellsboro. Call 724-3549 or 800-550-0447 for more information. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Chapter No. 1628, private weigh-in, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; meeting, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker St. Shades of a Rose Support Group, a nonprofit group for women of all ages to discuss social issues, self motivation, trust, relationship and health issues, 6 to 8 p.m., 345 Market St. Visit www.shadesofarose.org or call Tenice at 974-7038 for more information. Amputee Support Group, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Inpatient Gym of the Rehab Hospital, 2 Rehab Lane, Danville. For more information, call 800-232-8260. Muscular Dystrophy Association Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., boardroom at Candlewood Suites, 1836 E. Third St. For more information, call Christi Atkinson at 234-2450. Pointman International of Montoursville for combat veterans of all wars, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Baptist Church, Route 87, Montoursville. For more information, call Frank Ritter at 447-0330. Bereavement Support Group of Community Nursing Service, 7 p.m., Susque-View Home, conference room B, Lock Haven. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport. Friends and Family of Sexual Assault Victims, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital conference room, Wellsboro. Call 724-3549 or 800-550-0447 for more information. AHIV-AIDS Support Group for patients, caregivers and-or family, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke Lutheran Church, intersection of Market Street and Grampian Boulevard. Friday Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living weekly Autism support group, led by an autistic adult and autism coordinator, 10:15 a.m., 24 E. Third St. Call Steve McAnnaney at 327-9070 to register. The group is confidential and open to all ages. Celebrate Recovery, a free Christ-centered, 12-step program for anyone with hurts, habits and hangups, 6 p.m., Pine Creek Valley Christian Church. Call 398-5533 for more information. Reformers Unanimous addiction program, 7 to 9 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1730 Four Mile Drive. Saturday Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 8:30 a.m., New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St. Autism Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to noon, third-floor meeting room, children’s wing, James V. Brown Library. Child care will be provided by wrap-around service providers in the Red Story Room. Sex Addicts Anonymous, a 12-step-based support group for recovery from sexual addiction, 6 p.m., Sojourner Truth Ministries, 501 High St. Use the Center Street entrance. For more information, call 800-477-8191. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, 40 S. Third St., Lewisburg.
 
 

 

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