Support groups that meet the first week of the month:
Support groups that meet the first week of the month:
American Cancer Society, Man to Man prostate cancer support and education program — First and third Tues. Call 800-ACS-2345.
American Cancer Society, women's cancer support group — First Tues. Call 800-ACS-2345.
Autism/PDD, support group for families of those with autism or pervasive developmental disorder — First Tues., Middletown. Sponsored by CAPIS program of the Mental Health Association, 73 County Highway 108, Middletown. Call 342-2400, ext. 253.
Bereaved Parents Support Group of Orange County — 7:30 p.m. first Mon., 555 Union Ave., New Windsor. Call 561-2837 or 783-9032.
Cancer support group — 6:30 p.m. first Tues., Grace Community Church, 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville. Call 496-4372.
Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer (CROC) — 7-9 p.m. first Thurs., Circleville Church, corner of Route 302 and Goshen Turnpike. Call 291-8578.
Diabetes support group — 2 p.m. first Tues., McAuley Center, 140 Hammond St., Port Jervis. Call 858-7795.
Easy Breathers Club, Warwick — Meets 1 p.m. first Fri., St. Anthony Community Hospital, 15 Maple Ave., Warwick. For those with chronic pulmonary disease. Call 987-5148.
HANDS (Healing and Nurturing Distraught Survivors) — 6:30-8 p.m. first Wed., HANDS International Headquarters, 9 Scott Drive, New City. For parents who have lost a child. Call Ann Carucci, 634-6706.
Insulin pump support and education for adults — 6:30 p.m. first Wed., Orange Regional Medical Center/Horton campus, Diabetes Treatment Center, Middletown. Call 888-321-6762.
Orange County Foster Parent orientation — 9:30-11:30 a.m. first Fri., 23 Hatfield Lane, Goshen. Call 291-2800.
Osteoporosis educational support group — 6-7:30 p.m. first Tues., Mulberry Senior Center, 62-70 W. Main St., Middletown. Call 346-4073.
Perinatal bereavement support program — 7:30 p.m. first Mon., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1 Campbell Ave., Suffern. For those who have lost a baby during or following pregnancy. Free, reservations requested. Call 368-5297.
Recovery Incoporated support group — First week each month, times and locations to be scheduled. Depression, anxiety, fears and other nervous symptoms. Call Erik, 343-3034.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome support group — 6 p.m. first and third Thurs., 155 Crystal Run Road, third floor, Town of Wallkill. For those experiencing extreme pain after minor injury, usually to an extremity. Call Susan Shafer, 778-2248.
Relatives as Parents Program, coffee and conversation support groups — 6:30-8 p.m. first Thurs., Central Valley Elementary School, Central Valley, and 6:30-8 p.m. first Tues., Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown. RAPP 4-H Youth Development for children 6 and older, child care for children 5 and younger. RAPP also offers Cafe y Conversaciõn Hispanic support group in Middletown. Call 344-1234.
SDRC support group — First and third Tues., St. Patrick's Church, off Route 32, Highland Mills. Call Carol, 928-9252, or Ellen, 534-9465.
Welcome to Motherhood — 9:30-11:30 a.m. first, third and fifth Fri., St. Anthony Community Hospital, Garden Room at Mount Alverno Center, 20 Grand St., Warwick. Pregnancy and parenting classes with topics including bottle- and breast-feeding, postpartum emotional changes, caring for your newborn, more. Call 987-5300.
Women's Breast Cancer Options Group — 6-7:30 p.m. first Wed., 110 Crystal Run Road, Orange Regional Medical Center Community and Education Building, Town of Wallkill. Call 692-0234.
To be included in this listing, mail information to Suehaydee Rivera, Times Herald-Record, P.O. Box 2046, Middletown 10940; or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax to 343-2170.
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, 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 Children of Alcoholics — United Church of Christ, Route 94 and Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, 7 p.m. Wed. Call Linda, 469-7425.
Adult Day Care — Elant at Goshen sponsors Adult Day Health Care, a medical-model program for daytime nursing home care; and Daybreak, a social-model program. Both offered Mon.-Fri. Preregistration required. Call 291-3813.
Al-Anon — For meeting information in Orange and Sullivan counties, call 294-9999. In Ulster County, call 339-5116.
Al-Anon — 8 a.m. Sat., Warwick Reformed Church, Maple Avenue, Warwick.
Al-Anon Friday Serenity Group — 10 a.m. Fri., King of Kings Lutheran Church, 543 Union Ave., New Windsor.
Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wed., 7 p.m. Sun., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Wallkill and Clinton streets, Montgomery. Call 457-5383.
Al-Anon — 10:30 a.m. Tues., New Hampton Presbyterian Church, 22 County Road 56, New Hampton. Call Judi, 355-7941.
Al-Anon — 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Holy Cross Church, Building 2, upstairs, 626 Route 22, South Centerville. Call Judi, 355-7941.
Al-Anon We Care Group — Harriman United Methodist Church, 15 Church St., Harriman, 6:30 p.m. Wed. beginners meeting, 7:15 p.m. Wed. regular and Alateen meetings.
Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour hot lines — Orange County: 534-8525; Sullivan County: 866-490-5686; Ulster County: 331-6360; Pike County: 570-424-8532; Rockland County: 352-1112.
Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m. Sun., 8 p.m. Wed., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Wallkill Avenue and Clinton Street, Montgomery. 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:
Breast cancer support group meets monthly. FreshStart, smoking cessation program. I Can Cope, information for cancer patients and their families. Look Good ... Feel Better, appearance therapy for women undergoing cancer treatment. Monthly sessions. Person to Person provides cancer patients with one-on-one support from a cancer survivor and matches patient by age, cancer site, etc. 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.
For more information, contact 800-ACS-2345, www.cancer.org. Preregistration required for groups.
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 www.theacpa.org.
Blood pressure screening — 9-11 a.m. every Tues., McAuley Center, Hammond Street, Port Jervis. Call 987-5050.
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. 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 Karen, 342-3371.
Cancer Support Services — Call Valerie Garguilo, 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 miracle of survival. 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 — 6-7 p.m. Sun., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Maple Avenue and Route 94, Chester. Call 987-8159.
DivorceCare — 6:30 p.m. Tues., Goodwill Church, 2117 Route 208, Montgomery. Child care 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 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 those who have dealt with or are dealing with a mental disorder and chemical addiction. Call 565-1162, ext. 319, or TTY 565-0337.
EFFORTS — Emphysema Foundation for Our Right to Survive, online support and advocacy group. Contact www.emphysema.net or Linda Watson, 292-3824.
Families Anonymous — 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Goshen United Methodist Church, Court Lane, Goshen. For parents and families of children and young adults with emotional problems or drug or alcohol abuse. Call 294-4037 or visit www.familiesanonymous.org.
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 or 342-2993.
Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties — 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 considering or experiencing psychiatric hospital admission for their child. Call 866-629-4829.
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, Community Campus, Middletown. For those working on recovery from 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 — 24-hour hot line for meetings, 431-6996.
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 — 7:30 p.m. Wed., South West Keys Office, 1997 Route 17M, corner of South Street, second floor, Goshen. 12-step program, no dues or fees. Call 496-3185.
Orange County Eating Disorders Coalition — Meets quarterly. Mental Health Association offices, 73 County Highway 108, Middletown. Call for details, 342-2400, 248.
Overcomers Outreach — 7:30 p.m. Thurs., First Baptist Church, Sussex, N.J. Self-help, 12-step group for those wrestling with addictions and compulsions. Call 973-875-6358.
Overeaters Anonymous — 12-step recovery program for compulsive overeaters. Meets daily at various times, places in mid-Hudson. Call OA hot line, 657-6603, or go to www.midhudsonoa.org.
Overeaters Anonymous — 9 a.m. Sun., Greenbrier Room Mount Alverno Center, 20 Grand St., Warwick. Call 973-764-2493.
Overeaters Anonymous — 1:30 p.m. Sun., Orange Regional Medical Center/Horton campus, Cafeteria Conference Room A, Middletown. Call 469-2208.
Overeaters Anonymous — 7:30 p.m. Sun., St. David's Episcopal Church, 520 Route 32, Highland Mills. Call 928-9769.
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. 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, 343-4284.
Parents Apart — Meets periodically and sites are confidential. Any single parent is welcome. Call Sarah, 294-8082, ext. 22, or Donna, ext. 23.
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. 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. Call Linda Coleman or Brenda Reynolds, 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.
Recovery Inc. support group — 7 p.m. Thurs., Elant, 172 Meadow Hill Road, Newburgh. Self-help for anxiety, depression, fear and anger. Meetings are confidential. Call Jim, 216-9789; Marsha, 527-2205.
Serendipity Singles Chapter Two — Circleville Church, corner of Route 302 and Goshen Turnpike, Circleville, 7-9 p.m. Tues. Support group offering help with separation, divorce, grief and loss. Social events are also planned. Call 344-2043, 733-6032 or 361-2381.
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 email@example.com.
Super Siblings support 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 Middletown with professional facilitator. Call 342-2400, ext. 254.
Survivors of Sexual Trauma Clinical Group — 5-6 p.m. Thurs., for adult women survivors of sexual trauma. Meetings led by trained social worker. Call Kathy Somerville, 342-2400, ext. 250.
Survivors of Sexual Trauma Educational Group — An educational support group for women 18 and older who are survivors of incest. Call Kathy Somerville, 342-2400, 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 support group — Meets monthly in Middletown. Call 343-7184.
Weight obsession support group — 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. Child care available. Call 782-2271.
Widows and widowers suppport group — 6:30-8 p.m. Mon., 9 Scott Drive, New City. Call Ann Carucci, 634-6706.
Women's Empowerment Group — 7-8:30 p.m. Mon., 9 Scott Drive, New City. 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 or 342-2997.