Support Groups

    Results: 39

  • Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0200

    Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experienced physical or emotional abuse within the context of the home or workplace, human trafficking, sexual assault or violent crime. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for participants; and may be structured for victims/survivors of abuse and/or violence, for family members and others affected by the violence, or for perpetrators of family violence.
  • Aging/Older Adult Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-050

    Aging/Older Adult Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-050

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals in the later years of their lives. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the quality of life issues that affect them all.
  • Alcohol Use Disorder Education/Prevention (16)
    RX-8250.0500

    Alcohol Use Disorder Education/Prevention

    RX-8250.0500

    Programs that provide information about alcohol use disorders (including the symptoms, screening and diagnostic procedures and methods of treatment) and/or which offer any of a variety of services that focus on excessive alcohol use prevention for people of all ages who are at risk. Included may be printed materials or videos that address the subject; psycho-educational and skill building activities; structured groups which focus on family dynamics, problem solving, self-esteem and similar issues; and presentations in schools and agencies and to family groups regarding the dangers of excessive alcohol use, the signs of related disorders, the potential legal consequences of excessive alcohol use and how to get help.
  • Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (6)
    PN-8100.0500-070

    Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-070

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from an alcohol use disorder.
  • Bereavement Support Groups (4)
    PN-8100.1000

    Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Domestic Violence Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0200-180

    Domestic Violence Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-180

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been involved in physical or emotional abuse involving a spouse or other partner. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; and may be structured for victims of domestic violence or those responsible for battering them.
  • Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention (14)
    RX-8250.1700

    Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention

    RX-8250.1700

    Programs that provide information about drug use (including the drugs most commonly used and their effects, the symptoms of related disorders, screening and diagnostic procedures and methods of treatment) and/or offer any of a variety of services that focus on drug use prevention for people of all ages who are at risk (i.e., who are currently in the light or experimental stage of using drugs; who are members of a drug using sibling, peer or family group; and/or who have behavioral and/or emotional problems at home, in school, in the community or with the criminal justice system). Included may be printed materials or videos that address the subject; psycho-educational and skill building activities; structured groups which focus on family dynamics, problem-solving, self-esteem and similar issues; and presentations in schools and agencies and to family groups regarding the dangers of drug use, the signs of related disorders, the legal consequences of drug use and how to get help.
  • Drug Use Disorder Support Groups (5)
    PN-8100.0500-180

    Drug Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-180

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a disorder involving the use of drugs including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from a drug use disorder.
  • Ex-Offender Counseling (1)
    RP-1400.8000-185

    Ex-Offender Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-185

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance for people who recently have been released from a correctional facility and are having difficulty coping with adjustment to life in the community.
  • Families of Inmates Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-230

    Families of Inmates Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-230

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have a parent or parent figure, child, spouse, partner or other loved one who is serving a sentence in a correctional facility for a criminal offense. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes as a means of coping with the impact of imprisonment and the trauma that arrest, separation, public trial and confinement can have on family members.
  • Families/Friends of Individuals With a Drug Use Disorder Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-235

    Families/Friends of Individuals With a Drug Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-235

    Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of a drug use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in drug use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.
  • Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.0500-230

    Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-230

    Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in excessive alcohol use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.
  • Gambling Addiction Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.0500-250

    Gambling Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsion to gamble. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants come to terms with their addiction; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-240

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-240

    Mutual support groups whose members are gays, lesbians, bisexual individuals, people who are in the process of coming out, people who are questioning their sexual orientation, transgender individuals, cross-dressers and/or gender questioning youth. Some groups may include intersexed individuals (people born with reproductive organs and/or genitalia that are ambiguous or atypical). Groups may also be structured for the parents, children, heterosexual spouses or partners or other relatives or significant others of people with sexual orientation or gender identity issues. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • General Addictions/Substance Use Disorder Support Groups (4)
    PN-8100.0500-270

    General Addictions/Substance Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-270

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have any type of behavioral addiction or a substance use disorder involving alcohol or other drugs. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help those who participate modify their behavior; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • General Bereavement Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.1000-250

    General Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; are open to anyone who has had a loss rather than structured for people with particular types of losses; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Group Counseling (45)
    RF-2500

    Group Counseling

    RF-2500

    Programs that offer therapist-facilitated collective treatment sessions in which unrelated groups of individuals, couples or families discuss their attitudes, feelings and problems and, with input from other members of the group, attempt to achieve greater self and interpersonal understanding and adjustment and explore solutions to their problems.
  • Health/Disability Related Counseling (4)
    RP-1400.8000-300

    Health/Disability Related Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-300

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals who have a disability; who are concerned about or have any of a variety of illnesses, including those that may ultimately be fatal; or who have experienced the disabling or disfiguring effects of an illness, injury or surgery. The counseling may deal with the realities of having a disability or being ill, coping with their illness/disability, life adjustments required by their situation, and helping them evaluate their alternatives and make personal choices that will maximize their ability to function independently. Included are programs that provide counseling for individuals who have a family history of a particular health condition or disability and need assistance in coping with the emotional problems that are associated with having or being at risk for developing the condition.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.3000

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.3000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
  • Human Trafficking Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0200-300

    Human Trafficking Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-300

    Mutual support groups whose members are victims of human trafficking, most frequently people who have been coerced into unpaid or underpaid labor, servitude or prostitution. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources for participants.
  • Immigrant/Refugee Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-330

    Immigrant/Refugee Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-330

    Mutual support groups whose members are immigrants, refugees, temporary workers and other newcomers. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the cultural transition and quality of life issues that affect them all.
  • Marriage and Relationships Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500-450

    Marriage and Relationships Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-450

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals or couples who want to learn to build healthy, lasting relationships and/or work through problems such as poor communication or infidelity in a current relationship or marriage. Included are groups for people who have never been married, are divorced, widowed, in a relationship or presently married, and want to learn to develop intimacy, communicate effectively, work as a team to solve problems, manage conflicts without damaging closeness and preserve and enhance love, commitment and friendship within the context of a marriage or relationship. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Mental Health Related Support Groups (24)
    PN-8100.5000

    Mental Health Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.5000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem.
  • Offender/Ex-Offender Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-600

    Offender/Ex-Offender Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-600

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have been incarcerated in a correctional facility and are seeking support for their return to the community and their ability to remain crime-free. The groups allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes; discuss strategies for avoiding substance abuse, gang involvement, or other criminal activity; and pursue a commitment to going back to school, finding and retaining a job and mending partner and family relationships. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Parent Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500-650

    Parent Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-650

    Mutual support groups for parents who share a common characteristic or circumstance such as being single parents, dual career parents, multiple birth parents, parents with children who are out of control, or parents of children with disabilities, who come together for educational and social purposes as well as for mutual support. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Parenting/Family Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.6500

    Parenting/Family Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experiences relating to adoption, birth control, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, foster care, kinship care, marriage, parenting, separation/divorce, single parenting, step families, blended families, grandparent rights or other family situations. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Pastoral Counseling/Chaplaincy Services (5)
    RD-6200

    Pastoral Counseling/Chaplaincy Services

    RD-6200

    Programs that specialize in providing therapeutic interventions which focus on helping people relate to and resolve their problems and concerns in the context of their religious/spiritual beliefs.
  • Peer Counseling (10)
    RF-6500

    Peer Counseling

    RF-6500

    Programs that offer individual therapeutic sessions which are facilitated or guided by an individual who is the same age as the client (an age-peer) or who has experienced and resolved the same type of problem as the client.
  • Postabortion Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500-670

    Postabortion Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-670

    Mutual support groups whose members are women who are experiencing unresolved feelings including remorse, grief, guilt or anger as a result of having an abortion and want to talk about their physical and emotional issues in a supportive setting that enables them to benefit from the insights and companionship of others who have struggled with the same issue. Groups that have a religious context may stress prayer, Bible study and forgiveness as the path to healing. Others strive to provide a neutral, non-political, non-religious environment in which participants are free to discuss the abortion experience without fear of judgment or rejection. The groups may be open only to women who have had an abortion or may include their male partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and others whose lives have been impacted by an abortion. Some groups also include women who are considering an abortion. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500-680

    Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-680

    Mutual support groups whose members are pregnant women or women who have had difficulties in areas relating to family planning, pregnancy and childbirth. Included are groups for individuals who are pregnant for the first time, women who are contemplating a home birth, breastfeeding women, families making decisions relating to birth control, women who have had a cesarean birth, women who are at high risk for a problem pregnancy and parents of premature or high-risk infants. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Separation/Divorce Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500-750

    Separation/Divorce Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-750

    Mutual support groups whose members are adults and/or children who are experiencing the trauma of a divorce or a broken relationship. The groups provide an opportunity for participants to understand their relationships past and present; work through feelings of grief, loss, rejection, guilt and other emotions related to their experience; and gain a sense of their own identity. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.0200-800

    Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been sexually assaulted or have experienced incest as a child, their spouses or partners, other family members and friends. The groups provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants recover from their ordeal and may be structured specifically for male and female sexual assault survivors; individuals who have been sexually abused by physicians, therapists, religious authority figures or other trusted individuals; or male and/or female adults and teens who experienced incest or were sexually exploited as children. Groups may also be offered for perpetrators of sexual assault, child molestation or other sex crimes. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.0500-800

    Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsive sexual behavior and/or emotional attachments, and spouses, partners or other family members who are involved in relationships with individuals exhibiting this type of behavior. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants avoid destructive sexual behavior and achieve sexual sobriety; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Spiritual/Religious Issues Counseling (3)
    RP-1400.8000-820

    Spiritual/Religious Issues Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-820

    Programs that provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance for people who are questioning their religion or experiencing a loss of faith, are leaving a religion, particularly a fundamentalist one, are converting to a new religion, or have questions relating to religious or spiritual values; are having experiences such as visions or near-death experiences which they are having difficulty interpreting and integrating; or are clergymen or women or others who no longer have a religious vocation and want to leave their cloistered lives.
  • Substance Use Disorder Prevention/Treatment Volunteer Opportunities (1)
    PX-1800.7900

    Substance Use Disorder Prevention/Treatment Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-1800.7900

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals who are willing to work on a voluntary basis without remuneration providing supportive services for men and women who have or are at risk of an alcohol and/or other drug use disorder. Tasks may include helping with intake, participating in drug and/or alcohol prevention programs for the community, serving as advocates for the availability of substance use disorder services or being involved in other substance use disorder prevention or treatment programs.
  • Suicide Prevention Programs (3)
    RR-5150.5000-800

    Suicide Prevention Programs

    RR-5150.5000-800

    Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of suicide through a variety of educational interventions which have the objective of exploring alternatives to self-harm or self-destruction. Suicide prevention programs help people understand the nature of the problem; the risk factors and warning signs; and sources for treatment and support. Included are prevention programs that address specific target populations as well as those that are intended to reach the community at large. Delivery formats may include printed materials, videos or websites that address the subject and presentations in schools and agencies and to family groups.
  • Suicide Survivors Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.1000-800

    Suicide Survivors Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-800

    Mutual support groups whose members are families and friends of people who have attempted to commit or have committed suicide. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants overcome feelings of helplessness and responsibility for the actions of the individual so they can express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Weight Related Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.0500-900

    Weight Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a problem with compulsive eating, who eat the wrong foods or are people who are overweight and are using the group to develop self-esteem and self-confidence, and accept themselves as they are. Also included are groups that are structured specifically for or accept people who have a diagnosed eating disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; offer weight loss or weight gain support only, no special diets; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • Women's Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-900

    Women's Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are women who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other women in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
 
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