The following support groups meet every week.

The following support groups meet every week.

Accessible-living support groups for chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, mood disorders, chronic pain, independent-living skills and more, Resource Center for Accessible Living, 602 Albany Ave., Kingston. Call for meeting times, 331-0541, or TTY, 331-8680.

Adolescent counseling and case management, Family of New Paltz, 51 N. Chestnut St., New Paltz. Call Heidi for meeting times, 255-3601.

Adelina & Friends SIDS Awareness SIDS Support Group, 7-8 p.m. third Mon. at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, 70 Dubois St., Newburgh. The groups supports anyone who has suffered the loss of a child to SIDS. Call Diane Vinciguerra at 563-0135.

Al-Anon, for meeting information, call 24-hour information, 339-5116.

Al-Anon Friday Serenity Group, New Windsor, 10 a.m. Fri., King of Kings Lutheran Church, 543 Union Ave. Call 24-hour hot line, 294-9999.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous District 7 hot line, 331-6360, meeting information.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Cornwall, 7 p.m. Tues. and noon Sat., Conference Room B, the Cornwall campus of St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital. Young people welcome.

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

Baby-care hot line, Benedictine Hospital, 334-4807, takes calls 24 hours a day.

Benefits advisement for people with disabilities, 10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Taconic Resources for Independence, Poughkeepsie. Call 452-3913, TTY 485-8110.

Breast-feeding support group, 10 a.m. Thurs., Family Maternity Center, Kingston Hospital, 396 Broadway, Kingston. The group is led by Mary Ann Zimmerman, lactation consultant. Free. Call to register, 334-2700, ext. 2241.

Cancer support group for friends and family of cancer patients, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Thurs., Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie. Preregistration required. Call 483-6394.

Catholic Widows and Widowers of Ulster County, one Sun. a month for Mass in honor of deceased spouses, brunch and meeting. Call 331-6262 or 255-9683.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Sun. in the fourth-floor conference room, Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. Also available, phone meetings, 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., call 218-936-6660, option (2), pin 255275#. For more information, call 291-3180.

Creativity for people with disabilities, 11 a.m.-noon Tues., Taconic Resources for Independence, Poughkeepsie. Call 452-3913, TTY 485-8110 Domestic violence support group meets weekly. Call 331-7080 for times and locations.

Domestic violence support group, weekly for a nine-week program in Orange County. For women affected by domestic violence. Call 888-503-HOPE (4673).

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

Female survivors of sexual violence support group, 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Thurs. in New Paltz, second and fourth Thurs. in Kingston. Sponsored by Ulster County Crime Victims Assistance Program. Facilitated by two experienced professionals. Discuss feelings and learn strategies for coping with survivor-related issues in a safe, confidential setting. For information, call Laura Wells, 340-3213.

Gamblers Anonymous/Gam-Anon, 7:30-10 p.m. Mon., Vails Gate United Methodist Church, Route 94 at Five Corners, next to the firehouse, Vails Gate. Call 561-2592.

HANDS (Hope After Neonatal Death through Sharing) provides support for anyone coping with the death of a baby. Meets monthly as needed at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Call 483-6683.

HIV-positive women's support group, 11 a.m. Wed., Kingston. Call Mary Beth at ARCS for location, 339-3281, ext. 11.

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

Housing options for those with disabilities, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wed., Taconic Resources for Independence, Poughkeepsie. Call 452-3913, TTY 485-8110.

La Leche League, breast-feeding support group, 10 a.m. second Tues., Shokan. Additional meetings in Red Hook, New Paltz and other Hudson Valley locations. Call 657-8795.

Living With Lymphedema support group for those who experience swelling in the extremities because of surgery, radiation therapy or lymph node removal. Meets monthly at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Times and dates vary. Call 437-3036.

Mood disorder group, for people with depressive, bipolar mood disorders. National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, local chapter affiliate, screens interested participants. Call Kim Mallin, 427-7393.

Narcotics Anonymous hot line:

For meetings in Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess, Columbia and Greene counties, 431-9011, 24-hour telephone service. For meetings in Orange County, 431-6996, 24-hour telephone service.

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

Nicotine Anonymous, Montgomery, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mon., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Wallkill Avenue. Call 895-3987.

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

Prison Families of Ulster County, 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs., St. James United Methodist Church, Kingston. A support group for inmates' families, friends and those formerly incarcerated. Private counseling available. Call Mike Kanarek, 943-5963, or e-mail

Red Hot Mamas menopause support group, meets monthly, varying times and dates, Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. This group aims to educate women of all ages, and focuses on the physical and emotional aspects of menopause. Call 437-3046.

Safe Place empowerment group for HIV-positive men and women, 1:30 p.m. Wed., Newburgh. Call Barbara Zeko at ARCS for location, 562-5005.

Second Chance support group for stroke survivors and their spouse or caregiver, 12:30-2 p.m. every other Tues., Community Rehabilitation Center, 250 Tuytenbridge Road, Lake Katrine. Call 336-7235.

Self-esteem for People With Disabilities, noon-1 p.m. Wed., Taconic Resources for Independence, Poughkeepsie. Call 452-3913, TTY 485-8110.

Senior Citizens' Social Group, 10-11 a.m. Wed., Taconic Resources for Independence, Poughkeepsie. Call 452-3913, TTY 485-8110.

Separated and Divorced Roman Catholic Support Group, 7:30-9 p.m. every other Wed., St. Catherine Laboure, Lake Katrine. Support group for those of all faiths who have experienced a loss or rejection through separation or divorce. The meetings are peer support group for men and women to share concerns, ideas and experiences. For meeting times, call Dottie, 336-7658, Pat, 382-1270, or Sharon, 382-1626.

Sex Addicts Anonymous, 8 p.m. Mon., 6:30 p.m. Sun., 5:15 p.m. Sun. for couples. St. Lawrence Friary, Sargent Avenue, Beacon. Call 692-5484.

Sharps drop-off program, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wed., Kingston Hospital, Kingston. The words contains sharps must be clearly marked in indelible ink on the side of the container. Program for community residents only. Call 943-6012, ext. 2287.

Support group for battered women, Newburgh. Sponsored by Orange County Safe Homes Project. Child care available. For information (times and location) and hot line, call 562-5340.

Survivors of Sexual Assault support group, 4-5 p.m. Mon., Hudson House, 245 Broadway, Newburgh. Call Vanessa, 565-8681.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Town of Newburgh Recreation Center. Call Ruth at 564-5485.

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

Women's oncology support group, 10 a.m. Wed., 3 Spellman conference room, Benedictine Hospital, Kingston. Call 338-2500, ext. 4453.

Women's Sexual Abuse Survivors Anonymous, 7-9 p.m. Fri., Sarabrae Spiritual Center, Old Route 9W, New Windsor. Please call to confirm because meetings are occasionally changed to Sat. night. The group, for women age 18 and older, offers a nurturing, supportive environment for dealing with sexual abuse (rape, incest or other) and discussing the mental, physical, emotional and verbal abuse usually associated with any form of sexual abuse. Participants should either be in a course of therapy or have completed therapy. Because of the nature of the group, children may not attend. Call Sarabrae, 569-1038.

"Write to the Core: Writing as a Form of Healing," 7-8:30 p.m. Tues., first-floor classroom, Benedictine Hospital. Marta Szabo, instructor. $15. Call 338-2500, ext. 4453.