Support groups that meet on a regular basis.

Support groups that meet on a regular basis.

ADAPT support group for parents, friends and family members of those with substance-abuse problems, 7 p.m. every other Thurs., Milford Presbyterian Church (side door entrance), Milford, Pa. Call 570-686-2484.

Adult children of alcoholics, Sat., beginners: 10-11 a.m., step: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, Main Street, Goshen.

Adult Day Care. Elant at Goshen Inc. sponsors Adult Day Health Care, a medical-model program for daytime nursing home care. Daybreak is a social-model program. Both offered Mon.-Fri. Preregistration required. Call 291-3813.

Al-Anon, Montgomery, 8 p.m. Wed., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Wallkill Avenue and Clinton Street. Call 457-5383.

Al-Anon, New Hampton, 10:30 a.m. Tues., New Hampton Presbyterian Church, 22 County Road 56. Call Judi at 355-7941.

Al-Anon, South Centerville, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Holy Cross Church, Building 2, upstairs, 626 County Route 22. Call Judi at 355-7941.

Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour hot lines: Orange County: 534-8525; Sullivan County: 295-1010; Ulster County: 331-6360; Pike County: 570-424-8532; Rockland County: 352-1112.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Montgomery, 7 p.m. Sun., 8 p.m. Wed., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Wallkill Avenue and Clinton Street. Call 457-5383.

Alzheimer's caregivers support group, 2-3:30 p.m. Tues., Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation, Goshen. Call 291-4186.

American Cancer Society support groups and services as follows. For more information, contact 800-ACS-2345, Preregistration required for groups.

Freshstart, smoking cessation program. Look Good ... Feel Better, appearance therapy for women undergoing cancer treatment. Monthly sessions. I Can Cope, information for cancer patients and their families. Reach to Recovery provides breast cancer patients with one-on-one support from a breast cancer survivor. Road to Recovery provides free volunteer transportation for cancer patients to and from treatment. Person to Person provides cancer patients with one-on-one support from a cancer survivor and matches patient by age, cancer site, etc. Breast cancer support group meets monthly.

American Chronic Pain Association starting chapter in Chester and Monroe. For patients and their families living with pain. Call Steven Kavalla, 783-4418, or visit

Bereavement support group, 7 p.m. Tues., St. Joseph's Rectory meeting room, Middletown. To help bereaved people cope with their loss and share experiences, feelings and concerns for the future. Call Deacon Trapani, 344-1087, or 342-7504.

Cancer Support for Women, 10 a.m. second and fourth Sat., Goodwill Church, 2117 Route 208, Montgomery. Call church office, 457-5959, Judy, 457-3314, or Eileen, 361-5565.

Cancer Support Services, call Valerie Garguilo, MSW, CSW, Cancer Support Services, 368-5190.

Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. Fri., Milford Bible Church, 110 Foxcroft Drive Milford, Pa. A Christ-centered 12-step program for any hurt, habit or hang-ups. Call 570-296-6019.

Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer (CROC) offers guest speakers, experience sharing and discussion groups on a regular basis. Connect and support facing the miracles of survival. For information, call 291-8578.

DBSA, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 37 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, N.J. Call 858-6316.

Debtors Anonymous meets 6-7 p.m. Sun., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Maple Avenue and Route 94, Chester. Call 987-8159.

DivorceCare, 7 p.m. Thurs., Grace Community Church, 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville. Call 496-4372.

Divorce Care, 6:30 p.m. Tue., Goodwill Church, 2117 Route 208, Montgomery. Child care is provided. Call, 342-3512.

DivorceCare for kids, 7 p.m. Thurs., Grace Community Church, 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville. Call 496-4372.

Domestic violence support groups meet weekly for a nine-week program. For women who are affected by domestic violence. Call 888-503-HOPE.

Domestic violence support groups available for victims/survivors. Call 292-5700.

Double Trouble in Recovery, 2:30 p.m. Tues., Unitarian Universalist Church basement, corner of Orchard and East Main streets, Middletown. For individuals who have dealt with or are dealing with a mental disorder and chemical addiction. Call Independent Living Inc., 565-1162, ext. 319, or TTY, 565-0337.

EFFORTS, Emphysema Foundation for Our Right to Survive, online support and advocacy group. Contact or Linda Watson, 292-3824.

Families Anonymous, Blooming Grove, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Blooming Grove Daycare Center, behind Blooming Grove United Church of Christ, Route 94 and Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove. For parents and families of children and young adults with emotional problems or drug or alcohol abuse. First names only are used. Call Judy, 888-2655, or Sue Anne, 783-6107, or visit

Families Anonymous, Goshen, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, Park Place entrance. For parents and families of children and young adults with emotional problems or drug or alcohol abuse. First names only are used. Call 294-4037 or visit

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual support and social group, 7-8:30 p.m. Tues., Synergy of Spirit Counseling and Hypnosis Center, 4 Main St., Chester. Call Gina A. Orsi, 469-5299, 342-2993.

Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. Bereavement support groups for children and adults. For information on times and location, call 561-6111, ext. 316.

HUGS — Help Understand Guidance and Support for parents in Orange County considering or experiencing psychiatric hospital admission for their child. Call toll-free 866-629-4829.

Inclusion Information Network for sharing ideas, information and experiences, relating to inclusion education for students with disabilities. Meets one Mon. evening per month at BOCES, Gibson Road, Goshen. Call 294-7411, ext. 253.

LGBT teens and friends support group, 3-4:30 p.m. Wed., Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North St., Middletown. Call 856-7272.

LifeRing Secular Recovery, 8 p.m. Mon. and 8 p.m. Thurs., Richard C. Ward Alcohol Treatment Center, State Campus, Middletown. For those working on recovery from problems with alcohol and/or drugs. Call Jack, 895-8076.

Nar-Anon, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs., Pius XII, Main Street, Goshen. For families, friends of addicts. Twelve-step program to teach effective ways of coping with addiction. Call Linda, 355-2092, or Holly, 344-0667.

Narcotics Anonymous hot line, for meetings in Orange County, 431-6996, 24-hour telephone service.

New Beginnings for divorced, separated, or widowed, 7 p.m. Tues., Marasco Center, Union Avenue, New Windsor. Call Eve at 565-9271 or Gary at 534-3815.

Nicotine Anonymous, 8 p.m. Wed., Orange Regional Medical Center/Arden Hill campus, 4 Harriman Drive, Private Dining Room, Goshen. All are welcome. No dues, fees. Call 496-3185.

Overcomers Outreach, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., First Baptist Church, Sussex, N.J. Self-help, 12-step group for individuals wrestling with addictions and compulsions. Call 973-875-6358.

Overeaters Anonymous, 12-step recovery program for compulsive overeaters. No dues, fees. Meets daily at various times, places in mid-Hudson. For specific information, call OA hot line, 657-6603, or go to

Overeaters anonymous, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mon., First Presbyterian Church, 308 Broad St., Milford, Pa. Call Anna Marie, 570-857-1641.

Overeaters anonymous, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thurs., St. John Neumann Church, Route 739, Lords Valley, Pa. Call Anna Marie, 570-857-1641.

Parenting sessions, 10 a.m.-noon Tues., Bon Secours Community Hospital Cardiology Department, second-floor conference room, Port Jervis. For all parents who need basic parenting skills. Session topics include reasonable discipline, parenting tools, anger management, conflict resolution, communication skills and teen issues. Registration required; people may register while in class. Call Sarita Cuevas at 343-4284.

Parents Apart meets periodically, and sites are confidential. Any single parent is welcome. Call the Dispute Resolution Center, Virginia, 294-8082, ext. 33, or Donna at ext. 32.

Postpartum support group, 11 a.m. Mon., Source for Healing Arts, 14 West St., Warwick. No out-of-pocket fee. Most insurances accepted. Call 986-0707.

Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), 6:30-8 p.m. first Tues., September-June, at Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, Community Campus, 1 Ashley Ave., Middletown; second Tues., Independent Living, 5 Washington Terrace, Newburgh; and first Thurs., Central Valley Elementary School, Route 32, Central Valley. For an application or information, call Linda Coleman or Brenda Reynolds at 344-1234.

RECAP/Port Jervis Head Start and Western Orange County Head Start, Child and Adult Care Food Program. All children in attendance at day-care homes participating in CACFP will be offered the same meals, at no separate charge. Call 343-4191.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy support group forming, Middletown area. Meetings to be held once or twice a week. Call Susan Shafer, 778-2248.

Stop smoking support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Fri., Jewish Community Center, 1019 Route 17M, Monroe. $2 per session. To register, call 783-6522 or e-mail

Super Siblings group for children who have siblings with mental retardation, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, neurological impairments and other developmental disabilities. Meets one Sat. morning monthly in Goshen with professional facilitator. Call the Mental Health Association at 294-7411, ext. 254.

Survivors of Sexual Trauma Clinical Group, for adult women survivors of sexual trauma to deal with emotional issues resulting from sexual abuse, meets 5-6 p.m. Thurs., led by trained social worker. Call Vanessa Green, 294-7411, ext. 250.

Survivors of Sexual Trauma Educational Group, Mental Health Association in Orange County Inc., offers an educational support group for women 18 and older who are survivors of incest. Information confidential. Call Vanessa Green, 294-7411, ext. 250.

Tai chi for heart and health, 7 p.m. Mon., Webb Horton Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Middletown. Call 325-7652.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 5:30 p.m. Wed., Mulberry House, 62-70 W. Main St., Middletown. Call Sandy, 344-4286.

Us Too prostate cancer group meets monthly in Middletown. Call 343-7184.

Weight obsession support group, "A Better Weigh," addressing food, body and exercise issues, 6 p.m. Thurs., LifePlex Health Club, ShopRite Plaza, Route 17M, Monroe. Learn how to accept and embrace what you look like and who you are. Led by Lisa Shina, certified therapist. Free of charge; donations accepted. Child care available at no charge. Call 782-2271.

Widows and Widowers Suppport Group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mon., 9 Scott Drive, New City. Free. Call Ann Carucci, 634-6706.

Women's empowerment group, 7-8:30 p.m. Mon., 9 Scott Drive, New City. Free. Call Ann Carucci, 634-6706. Also: 6:30-8 p.m. Mon., Synergy of Spirit Hypnosis and Counseling Center, 4 Main St., Chester. Call Gina A. Orsi, 469-5299; 342-2997.

To be included in this listing, mail information to Suehaydee Rivera, Times Herald-Record, 40 Mulberry St., Middletown 10940; e-mail; or fax to 343-2170.