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Action Alliance for Parents of the Deaf
Action Alliance for Parents of the Deaf - Support Group
Provides information and emotional support for families of deaf and HOH children and young adults.
3033 Mathers Mill Road
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Action Wellness
Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support Groups
Provides a variety of support groups facilitated by volunteers with expertise and training as group leaders. Among the different groups are:Men over 40 with HIV/AIDS, Gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS, Youth in transition, Family/caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS.
1216 Arch Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Eligibility: We provide services to people struggling with chronic illness, people who need help accessing health insurance, the LGBTQ community, and people who are at risk for contracting HIV. We also extend support to family and friends, and those affected by chronic illness.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Action Wellness
Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support Groups - North/ Casa Nueva Vida
Provides a variety of support groups facilitated by volunteers with expertise and training as group leaders. Among the different groups are:Men over 40 with HIV/AIDS, Gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS, Youth in transition, Family/caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS.
2641 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Eligibility: We provide services to people struggling with chronic illness, people who need help accessing health insurance, the LGBTQ community, and people who are at risk for contracting HIV. We also extend support to family and friends, and those affected by chronic illness.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Action Wellness
Action Wellness - HIV/AIDS Support Groups - West
Provides a variety of support groups facilitated by volunteers with expertise and training as group leaders. Among the different groups are:Men over 40 with HIV/AIDS, Gay and bisexual men with HIV/AIDS, Youth in transition, Family/caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS.
3901 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Eligibility: We provide services to people struggling with chronic illness, people who need help accessing health insurance, the LGBTQ community, and people who are at risk for contracting HIV. We also extend support to family and friends, and those affected by chronic illness.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Active Aging
Active Aging - Alzheimer's Support Group
Support group for caregivers and family members of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Caregivers may bring their care receiver and agency staff will provide supervision and activities while the caregiver attends the support group. In conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Alzheimer's Association.
1034 Park Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335
Hours: Meets Fourth Monday of each month, 2:00pm
Active Aging
Active Aging - Diabetes Support Group
Offers free diabetes support group.
1034 Park Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335
Eligibility: Call for information.
Hours: Tuesdays, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups, Cumberland County
Support group for the family and friends of alcoholics.
701 Popular Church Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Eligibility: Anyone affected by someone else's drinking.
Allegheny Health Network
Allegheny Health Network - Saint Vincent Hospital Women's Center - Leukemia Family Support Group
A support network for families of those diagnosed with leukemia.
1700 peach street
Suite 244
Erie, PA 16501
Hours: Last Wednesday of month, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Allies for Health + Wellbeing
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force - People with AIDS Support Group
Provides a supportive atmosphere to share coping skills and information with men & women, gay or straight, who have been diagnosed with AIDS.
5401 Centre Avenue
First United Methodist Church
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Eligibility: Persons diagnosed with AIDS and/or HIV.
ALS Association
ALS Association - Western PA
We are a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping those living with ALS, a progressive neurological disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, to live fuller lived by providing compassionate care and support. Support groups are available for patients, caregivers, friends and health care personnel. Other services available through the association are: ALS Clinic at Allegheny General Hospital, respite care reimbursement, equipment fund reimbursement, RN consultations, laptop communication loan program, quarterly newsletters, ALS informational literature and community resources referrals.
416 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Eligibility: Persons with ALS and their families / caregivers.
Hours: M-F // 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Always On Our Own
Always On Our Own
Empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through Self-advocacy meetings. Support individual plans and goals through the opportunity to learn, empower and exhibit individual rights. Personal requests for one on one help is offered on a as needed basis. Opportunity to apply the principles of self-advocacy through education by attending conferences, provide testimony at various sectors, develop relationships with other consumers who receive services. Information will be given on topics of interest.
2700 W. 21st Street
Suite 26
Erie, PA 16506
Eligibility: 18 and older.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm Call or visit website for more information.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Support Group
Support group for family members of a person with Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder, such as Multi-Infarct Dementia, Parkinson's Disease or Pick's Disease and case management services and resource library center.
3544 North Progress Ave
Suite 205
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Eligibility: Friends and family members of a person with Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
The Covenant Cafe Early Stage Alzheimer's Activity Group - Covenant United Methodist Church - Alzheimer's Association
Activity group for individuals and family members affeceted by the early stages of Alzheimer's. Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Covenant United Methodist Church in Lock Haven.
44 West Main Street5
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Hours: Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Grayson View Assisted Living - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Monday of the month at 6:00pm.
29 Grayson View Ct
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the second Monday of the month at 6:00pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Shamokin Community Hospital - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
322 North 2nd Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Nottingham Village - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
58 Neitz Road
Northumberland, PA 17857
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregiver Support Group - UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center - Divine
Support group for individuals struggling with Alzheimer's, along with their families and caregivers. Group meets second Monday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Hospital Conference Room B.
1100 Grampian Boulevard
Williamsport, PA 17701
Hours: Group meets second Monday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Hospital Conference Room B.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregiver Support Group - Williamsport Home - Alzheimer's Association
Provides services and support to individuals struggling with Alzheimer's, along with their families and caregivers. Group meets once a month on the first Tuesday at 1:00 pm.
1900 Ravine Road
Williamsport Home, Administrative Confer
Williamsport, PA 17701
Hours: Group meets once a month on the first Tuesday at 1:00 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, State College
A health organization dedicated to: promoting research to find the cause, treatment and cure for Alzheimers disease and related dementias; providing educational programs for the public, media, health care and medical professionals; and serving as an advocate for Alzheimer's individuals and their families. Service programs include: - Physician and attorney lists - Information about community services, home care, nursing homes and assistant living for Alzheimer's individuals, Adult Day Services - Educational forums, professional and caregiver - Speakers Bureau - Caregiver 24 hour Helpline - Caregiver Support groups - Case Management
270 Walker Drive
Suite 15
State College, PA 16801
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Susque-View - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.
Susque-View
22 Cree Drive
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregiver Support Group - Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday at 1:00 pm.
1101 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday at 1:00 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Providence Place - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday at 2:00pm.
149 South Hunter Highway
Drums, PA 18222
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Thursday at 2:00pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregiver Support Group - Blooming Grove Senior Center - Alzheimer's Association
Provides services and support to individuals struggling with Alzheimer's, along with their families and caregivers. Group meets once a month on the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30pm.
150 Pike County Boulevard
Hawley, PA 18428
Hours: Group meets once a month on the fourth Monday of the month at 1:30pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Shawnee Ridge Retirement Community - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.
200 Jersey Lane
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Wesley Village - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm.
209 Roberts Road
Pittston, PA 18640
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - The Gardens at Tunkhannock - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the third Thursday at 4:30 pm.
30 Virginia Drive
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the third Thursday at 4:30 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Kingston Active Adult Center - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm.
335 3rd Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Meadow Nursing Center - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.
4 East Center Hill
Dallas, PA 18612
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Brookdale Assisted Living - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Tuesday at 6:00 pm.
420 Shaffer Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the second Tuesday at 6:00 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, Wilkes-Barre
A health organization dedicated to: promoting research to find the cause, treatment and cure for Alzheimers disease and related dementias; providing educational programs for the public, media, health care and medical professionals; and serving as an advocate for Alzheimer's individuals and their families. Service programs include: - Physician and attorney lists - Information about community services, home care, nursing homes and assistant living for Alzheimer's individuals, Adult Day Services - Educational forums, professional and caregiver - Speakers Bureau - Caregiver 24 hour Helpline - Caregiver Support groups - Case Management
57 North Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Geisinger Memory and Cognition Clinic - Alzheimer's Associatio
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm.
620 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Early Stage Support Group - Geisinger Memory and Cognition Clinic - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with early stage Alzheimer's disease or dementia. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.
620 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Highland Park Senior Living - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm.
874 Schechter Drive
Wilkes Barre Township, PA 18702
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Family and Caregivers Support Group - Monroe County AAA - Alzheimer's Association
Offers peer or professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Meetings are held once per month on second Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.
Loder Senior Center
62 Analomink Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Hours: Meetings are held once per month on second Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Alzheimer's Association - Lititz Office
Provides vital services and support to those individuals struggling with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers. Operates a Helpline 24/7 about: - Alzheimer's Disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options - How the Association can help you - Caregiving tips and respite care options - Services available in your community and referrals - Emotional support/support group information
706 Rothsville Road
Lancaster, PA 17543
Eligibility: Individuals struggling with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
Offer Education and Workplace "Lunch and Learn" programs for employee groups . Supports lay and professional persons who care for Alzheimer's patients through support groups; information and referral on adult day care, nursing homes, in-home care and financial and legal problems; Safe Return Program for those who wander.
2835 E Carson Street
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
24-hour Helpline 800-272-3900
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Support Groups
Offer Education and Workplace "Lunch and Learn" programs for employee groups. Provide monthly support groups for diagnosed individuals who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, who are aware of their diagnosis, and want to come meet and talk with others who are dealing with the same problems. Family caregivers are encouraged to attend.
2835 E Carson Street
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
24-hour hotline
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Breast Cancer Support Group - UPMC Susquehanna
This self-help/education group is designed for women living with breast cancer. Within this safe, nurturing environment, participants discuss treatment options, emotions, self-esteem, concerns and triumphs.
1948 East Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17872
Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Prostate Cancer Support Group - UPMC Susquehanna
UsToo International is a support and education program for those affected by prostate cancer. The program may include a group support program, a visitation component, and support for partners.
1948 East Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17872
Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga - Support for Prostate Cancer
Man to Man is a support and education program for those affected by prostate cancer. The program may include a group support program, a visitation component, and support for partners.
1948 East Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17872
Eligibility: Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of current treatment status.
Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
American Cancer Society
Support Group for Cancer Patients - American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan,
Cancer support group for individuals and those affected by cancer. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Meeting takes place the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.
1948 East Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17872
Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
American Cancer Society
Look Good..... Feel Better Support Group
Look Good Feel Better holds group workshops that teach beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better also offers programs for teens, individual consultations in select areas, Spanish language and Spanish/English programs, and a Web site for men undergoing cancer treatment. Women who are currently undergoing cancer treatment, about to undergo cancer treatment, or have recently completed cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other forms of treatment). Registration is required. Only program participants may attend the workshop. Due to confidentiality and comfort level of the patients, as well as space restrictions, this protocol is necessary. This ensures that the participant receives full attention to gain the skills and confidence for increased independence. A patient may attend more than one workshop; however, she should bring her LGFB cosmetic kit with her to the additional workshop. A new kit will not be provided. Patients with a recurrence of cancer and who are receiving another round of treatment may attend another workshop and receive a new cosmetic kit.
243 North 7th Street
Hennessey House
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Eligibility: Women who are currently undergoing cancer treatment, about to undergo cancer treatment, or have recently completed cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other forms of treatment).
American Cancer Society
Reach To Recovery Support Group - Lancaster
Volunteers provide one-to-one support for individuals who have had breast cancer. Volunteers have had breast cancer, completed treatment and have received training from the Cancer Society.
Meeting locations vary
Eligibility: Women breast cancer patients
Hours: Arranged by volunteer and patient
American Cancer Society
Cancer Support Groups - American Cancer Society - Northeastern Pennsylvania Region
Offer group support to individuals with cancer as well as their families. Bereavement support groups may also be available. The American Cancer Society does not organize these meetings but rather keeps a current database of meeting information; dates, locations and times. Individuals should contact the ACS to obtain a list of support groups/meetings for their area.
712 Keyser Avenue
Taylor, PA 18517
Hours: M-F - 8:30am-4:30pm
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer - Man to Man
A support network for men with prostate cancer. The program offers emotional support, education and awareness.
320 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Eligibility: Men with prostrate cancer.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 5:00pm
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society Reach To Recovery
Reach to Recovery is a program that helps individuals cope with breast cancer through one-on-one peer support. It is offered at all points along the cancer continuum, from pre-diagnosis through the entire period when breast cancer remains a personal concern. The program pairs a breast cancer survivor with a recently diagnosed patient who has similar issues. Each volunteer is specially trained to help the patient express their feelings, verbalize her fears and concerns, and be an impartial sounding board for questions and matters that may be affecting them. Contact may be either a personal visit, a phone call, or online based on location. All volunteers are trained and certified by Reach to Recovery standards.
320 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Eligibility: One-on-one support is given through visits between the survivor and patient (either face-to-face, phone, or online visits). In order to be eligible for a visit, patients should be facing one or more of the following issues:• Recent breast cancer diagnosis or facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis• Considering, undergoing or having completed surgery such as lumpectomy or mastectomy• Considering, undergoing or having completed treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation• Considering breast reconstruction• Dealing with lymphedema due to a breast cancer diagnosis• Facing breast cancer recurrence or metastasis
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 5:00pm
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society - Support Groups
Provide information, day-to-day assistance, and emotional support. Offers emotional support through programs like Reach to Recovery and Cancer Survivors Network. In the Reach to Recovery program, trained breast cancer survivors provide support to newly diagnosed women with breast cancer.
480 Norristown Road
Suite 150
Blue Bell, PA 19424
American Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society, York County
Information and guidance Support systems & education for cancer patients & family Transportation to/from cancer treatments Wig boutique - wigs, turbans; due to side effects of chemotherapy Limited financial assistance for prescription medications; through patient service center 1-888-227-5445 option #1 Public health education/cancer research. 'I can cope', education program for cancer patients and family Nutritional information for healthy eating habits Literature, videos, free speakers available Look good - feel better for patients suffering from appearance related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation call 1-888-227-5445 for dates and times
924 North Colonial Avenue
York, PA 17403
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am - 4:30pm
American Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
Reach to Recovery, American Cancer Society, York County
One-to-one support between a breast cancer survivor and a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. Offers information and support.
924 North Colonial Avenue
York, PA 17403
Eligibility: Open to anyone newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am - 4:30pm
American Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
Look Good - Feel Better, American Cancer Society, York County
A free program designed to help women conceal loss of hair, skin problems, and other side effects resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
924 North Colonial Avenue
York, PA 17403
Eligibility: Open to anyone suffering from the effects of cancer treatments.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am - 4:30pm
American Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
White Rose Nu-Voice Club, American Cancer Society, York County
A support group dedicated to the total rehabilitation of laryngectomees. Voluntary, non-profit association which provides help with coping, adjustment and rehabilitation to persons following surgical removal of the larynx, or voice box. Open to friends, family members, laryngectomees, and interested medical professionals. Facilitated by a trained speech therapist. Equipment loans for electronic speech devices. New patient visitation. Education.
924 North Colonial Avenue
York, PA 17403
Eligibility: Laryngectomee patients, friends & family.
Hours: 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm
American Celiac Society Dietary Support Coalition
American Celiac Society Dietary Support Coalition
The organization supports efforts in education, research and mutual support to individuals and family members with dietary disorders including Celiac Sprue Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Lactose intolerance, wheat intolerance and allergies, Crohn's disease, various food allergies and other dietary disorders. It helps set up support groups, sponsors conferences, seeks funding for research and education, seeks better food labeling and strives for patient, public and professional education in these life threatening problems. Phone counseling, patient packets, hospital visits, important patient care information is provided on request. Annual membership is voluntary.
PO Box 23455
New Orleans, LA 70183
American Chronic Pain Association
To provide support, education and raise awareness for the health care community, policy makers, and the public for individuals with pain and their families so these individuals can live a more fuller life.
421 Deerfield Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Eligibility: Any non-cancer person who experiences un-relenting pain for six months or longer
Hours: Request information about group and decide to attend
American Chronic Pain Association
Chronic Pain Support Group - York
Support group for individuals living with chronic pain. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.
2044 Springwood Road
at Starbucks Coffee
York, PA 17402
Eligibility: Adults or mature children that have lived with any type of chronic pain for more than 6 months.
Hours: Group meets on 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00
American Chronic Pain Association
Chronic Pain Support Group - Pittsburgh
Support group for individuals living with chronic pain. Meets twice monthly. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.
917 Evergreen Avenue
Christ Lutheran Church - Millvale
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Eligibility: Adults or mature children that have lived with any type of chronic pain for more than 6 months.
Hours: Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
American Chronic Pain Association
Chronic Pain Phone Support - Luzerne
Phone support for individuals dealing with chroic pain. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.
Call for Address information
Eligibility: Adults or mature children that have lived with any type of chronic pain for more than 6 months.
American Chronic Pain Association
Chronic Pain Support Group - Harrisburg
Support group for individuals living with chronic pain. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.
Kline Library
530 South 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Eligibility: Adults or mature children that have lived with any type of chronic pain for more than 6 months.
Hours: Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 pm
American Chronic Pain Association
Chronic Pain Support Group - Erie
Support group for individuals living with chronic pain. The goal of an ACPA group is to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.
VAMC Erie
135 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16515
Eligibility: Adults or mature children that have lived with any type of chronic pain for more than 6 months.
American Lung Association in Pennsylvania
American Lung Association in Pennsylvania - North Central - Asthma and COPD
Provides information on a residential camp for children, ages 8-13, who have asthma. Also sponsors Better Breather Club Support Group for people living with COPD. Offers resources and support to help individuals manage asthma and maintain a full and active life.
3001 Old Gettysburg Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Eligibility: Open to the public.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Arc of Chester County
Arc of Chester County - Advocacy
Advocacy services help families and self-advocates understand and navigate the mental health/intellectual and developmental disability service systems. The Arc's education advocacy services help parents, guardians, and students develop a plan of action for obtaining a free and appropriate education and helping students make meaningful progress on their educational goals.
900 Lawrence Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
Hours: Administrative hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM -4:300 PM. Evening appointments are available.
Arc of Chester County
Arc of Chester County - Support Groups
The Arc of Chester Countys advocacy services help families and self-advocates understand and navigate the mental health/intellectual and developmental disability service systems. Our advocates safeguard individual rights and promote self-determination and inclusion. The Arcs advocates: provide one-to-one support and mentoring services, help parents effectively plan for their adult childs future and effectively participate in planning meetings, accompany families and self-advocates to meetings as needed, provide ongoing support for self-advocates with limited family involvement, initiate, promote, and support individual and county-wide self-determination and self-advocacy efforts, provide training for self-advocates, monitor progress made in the areas of inclusion, self-determination, employment, habilitation, and recreation, and actively promote systems change and improvement through state and national lobbying. The Arcs education advocacy services help parents, guardians, and students develop a plan of action for obtaining a free and appropriate education and helping students make meaningful progress on their educational goals. All children and students from birth to 21 who are eligible or suspected of being eligible for specialized education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act IDEIA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA can access The Arc of Chester Countys education advocacy services.
900 Lawrence Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
Hours: Administrative hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM -4:300 PM. Evening appointments are available.
ARC of Franklin/Fulton Counties
Socials
The Socials are held on the third Thursday of every month at the St. Paul United Methodist Church on Norland Avenue and is listed on the Social recreation calendar in the newsletter. Please call the Arc office to RSVP at 717-264-4390. Everyone is welcome.
2314 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Eligibility: Citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.If you are unsure of your eligibility to receive services please contact your Supports Coordinator. If you need to have an intake done, please call 717-264-5387 to schedule with an ID Program Specialist. Results of multiple standardized assessments are required for application.
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Arc of Lancaster Lebanon
Arc of Lancaster Lebanon - Sibling Support Group
Kids grades 3 to 5 who have a brother or sister with a disability are invited to join the group for friendship building, self-expression and fun. Supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and their families in reaching their fullest potential as community members. Upon request, advocates attend meetings for school-aged children ensuring a child receives free and appropriate education under the law. Support for individuals of all ages and families as they navigate the disability system. Provide: - Advocacy - Community education - Trainings - Sibling support group - Independent Monitoring for Quality: The IM4Q project collects information to improve the quality of life of people served and supported by the intellectual disability system
116 West Airport Road
Suite A
Lititz, PA 17543
Eligibility: Children from 8 years to 12 years with a sibling with a disability
Hours: Second Monday of the month (September through May), 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Low Vision Support Groups
Low Vision Support Groups offers a wide range of support groups geared to bring individuals together and provide them with an atmosphere that is conducive to sharing personal experiences and thoughts around subject matter that is important to the group members (blind and visually impaired)
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Specialized Services Department
Specialized Services Department provides clients with educational classes, support groups, and recreational classes that are geared to promote a sense of community, a greater quality of life, and access to current and correct information regarding their health and eyesight.
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Autism Connection of PA (ABOARD)
Autism Connection of PA - Support Groups
The majority of our support groups are by and for parents of children on the autism spectrum. These groups provide support for managing the daily stresses of raising a child with autism. Group members meet regularly to share practical advice for raising children on the spectrum, and work together to maximize the potential of their children. We also sponsors several social groups for teens and adults on the autism spectrum. These groups are facilitated by autism professionals who provide a safe and supportive venue for individuals with ASD to socialize, practice conversational skills, and share special interests.
35 Wilson Street
Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
Hours: Weekdays, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Autism Connection of PA (ABOARD)
Autism Connection of PA - Grandparent Group
Support group for grandparents whose grandchild were diagnosed on the autism spectrum
35 Wilson Street
Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
Hours: Fourth Monday of each month, 10:00am
Autism Connection of PA (ABOARD)
Autism Connection of PA - Grandparent Group - Mt. Lebanon
Support group for grandparents whose grandchild were diagnosed on the autism spectrum
710 Washington Road
Room D, First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Hours: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area
Teen Group
Teen Group, focusing on socialization, recreation and support and meets during the regular Chapter meetings - second Thursday of the month . There will be 5 openings each month on a first come, first served basis
P.O. Box 101
Enola , PA 17025
Eligibility: For teens with Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism ages 14-18
Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania
Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania - Building Connections LEGO Social Club Sponsored by Auto R
The LEGO Social Club provides an opportunity for children and teens with social difficulties associated with an autism spectrum disorder to improve their social interactions in a safe & social environment. The club is designed for grades K-12 and meets monthly. The club club is an effective way for children and teens to participate in a prefered activity while improving their communication skills and Building Friendships Brick by Brick.
1062 Brown Avenue
Suite 200-B
Erie, PA 16502
Eligibility: Children in grades K-12 who are on the Autism Spectrum and their siblings.
Hours: 2nd Saturday of Every Month, 9:30am to 11:30am
Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania
Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania - Friends & Pals Teen Club & Bridge to Success Program
Teen Social Club- Meet monthly for dinner, discussion, and games. Gives teens on the autism spectrum an opportunity to utilize their social skills and practice them in a comfortable environment. Bridge to Success- Meets every Thursday for dinner, and lessons from the Developing Healthy Relationships Curriculum. Bridge to Success is to help build on the skills to help our teens live safely, happily, competently, and independently as adults.
1062 Brown Avenue
Suite 200-B
Erie, PA 16502
Eligibility: Teens on the Autism Spectrum ages 13-21.
Hours: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Autism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Autism Society of America - TALKASAPhilly
TALKASAPhilly was created by the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Autism Society of America to provide a welcoming place for all ASA Philly families to have conversations, to ask questions, to share in a virtual support group. It is meant to be a place that is safe and comfortable for individuals to share their thoughts, concerns, opinions, needs, wants, desires for their loved ones with autism. This is a place for newly diagnosed families as well as more seasoned families.
1020 W. Sawmill Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951
Autism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Autism Society of America - FamiliesOfAdultsAutism - ASAphilly
Together, we will learn about the needs of adults in the whole spectrum of Autism, including Autism/Mental Retardation (MR), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Nos (PDD-Nos), Asperger (AS) and other related neurological disorders. Its purpose is to share information and provide support for families who are concerned about the daily needs and future of adults with ASD in Pennsylvania. There is a crucial need to implement life span adult services, including a waiver, employment and housing. Parents had no choice as to what disability nor what level of functioning in the Autism Spectrum Disorder their older adolescent or adult children would have. ALL members of this group shall work together as an unity. We can learn much from each other, by learning about the diversity of needs and strengths of adults with ASD.
1020 W. Sawmill Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951
Autism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Autism Society of America - ASCEND - Support Group - Chester County
Provides support meetings for family members and caregivers of both children and adults.
1020 W. Sawmill Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951
Eligibility: Families affected by Asperger Syndrome and similar diagnoses are welcome.
Hours: Every Third Wednesday of the Month, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Autism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Autism Society of America - ASCEND - Support Group - Delaware County
Provides support meetings for family members and caregivers of both children and adults.
1020 W. Sawmill Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951
Hours: Every Second Tuesday of the Month, 7:30PM
Autism Society of America - Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Autism Society of America - ASCEND - Support Group - Montgomery County
Provides support meetings for family members and caregivers of both children and adults.
1020 W. Sawmill Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951
Eligibility: Families affected by Asperger Syndrome and similar diagnoses are welcome.
Hours: Every other month on the fourth Wednesday, 7:30PM
Autism Society of America - Lehigh Valley Chapter
Autism Society of America - Lehigh Valley
Autism Society Lehigh Valley is a non-profit affiliate whose mission is dedicated to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Provides fun activities in the community to allow the families and their loved ones affected by autism to meet each other and have fun at the same time. A parent run organization that creates an autism friendly community. Offers a Teen/Adult parent support group with activities for the youth as well as a support group for parents of children 6 and under (with childcare). Provides fun activities in the community such as bowling, miniature golf, dances and other activities to allow the families and their loved ones affected by autism to meet each other and have fun at the same time.
PO Box 267
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Eligibility: Families and friends of children with autism
Hours: Meeting times vary
Autism York
Autism York
Support group for parents and families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in York County. Offers meetings and social events at various locations and times around York. An Adult Meet-Up group is offered for individuals on the spectrum ages 18 and up and a Teen Meet-Up group is available for ages 13-17. These groups meet at different locations and times. Call or visit website for more information.
Meeting locations vary around the County
York, PA 17404
Eligibility: Families or individuals dealing with autism spectrum disorder
Hours: Meetings and social events held monthly
Times and locations vary
Bell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
Bell, IDS, Social Recreation Program - Options
A consumer directed social club, Options members meet monthly to plan their own social calendar of events with minimal assistance from staff. Participating in a variety of activities, they begin to make educated choices regarding social activities. Persons age 18 and older.
160 South George Street
York, PA 17401
Eligibility: Primary diagnosis of Intellectual disability
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Berks Community Health Center
Berks Community Health Center - Liggett Avenue
**NOTES** Click here for Coronavirus Information BCHC (Oakbrook) is a freestanding, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, providing patient-centered, affordable, high-quality primary health care Services include: - Preventative care and wellness - Physicals - Regular care from chronic illness - Sick visits for acute illness - Pediatric care, including newborns and well-child visits - Childhood and adult immunizations - Adult medicine including the special needs of seniors - Women's health - gynecologic and pre-natal care - Men's health - Minor procedures - Flu vaccines - Referrals to specialty care - Care coordination and follow-up - Support groups and classes Enrollment Assisters can assist individuals to enroll in the Marketplace (under the Affordable Care Act). Also provide an overview of the Marketplace and how individuals can enroll and obtain information on which insurance plans would best fit their budgets and medical needs.
1040 Liggett Avenue
Reading, PA 19611
Eligibility: No limitations
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm
Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group, Aim High
Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group, Aim High
Mission: To Provide A Comfortable Supportive And Educational Experience For Individuals Recovering From TBI Or Stroke. Families Are Included In Every Meeting As Well And Are Provided With Peer Support. Formed To Better Meet The Needs Of Brain Injured And Stroke Survivors And Their Families. Open Disucssion, Special Speakers, Etc. Comfortable Atmosphere Of Support, Encouragement, And Information.
1850 Normandie Dr.
York, PA 17404
Eligibility: Brain Injury Survivors Or Stroke Survivors And Their Families.
Hours: 2nd Wed, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Brain Tumor Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
Brain Tumor Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
Support group for individuals diagnosed with brain tumors and their families/friends.
139 North Fourth Street
St. John's UCC Church
Emmaus, PA 18049
Eligibility: Individuals diagnosed with brain tumors and their families/friends
Hours: Second Tuesday of the month 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Brandywine Hospital
Brandywine Hospital - Cancer Support Group
Brandywine Hospital has been taking care of families for more than 100 years. With excellent physicians and advanced medical technology, the staff provides exceptional care for patients in its 243-bed licensed facility.
201 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Breast Cancer Support Group
Breast Cancer Support Group
Support group for breast cancer
2500 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505
Breast Cancer Thrivers
Breast Cancer Thrivers
Breast cancer support group. A motivational speaker, specializing in breast cancer issues, is available for meetings and conferences.
2116 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
Eligibility: Individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, including survivors
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Breathing Room Foundation
Breathing Room Foundation - Softback Program
The Breathing Room Foundation helps families with all types of cancer however, since the founder Diane Fitzgerald's diagnosis was breast cancer we are concerned with making sure that breast cancer patients are a special focus of our organization. Over the past 4 years about one-third of our families helped have a breast cancer diagnosis. In 2006, we helped approximately 122 families with a breast cancer diagnosis get whatever "breathing room" was necessary for them to fight their disease. We call this cancer support the SOFTBACK program. The support given through the SOFTBACK program includes financial support, personal assistance including home-cooked meals, housecleaning, childcare, companionship, transportation, and home repairs, as well as referrals to additional support services. The SOFTBACK program is supported by Komen for the Cure and other fundraising efforts.
600 West Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Bryn Mawr Hospital
Bryn Mawr Hospital - Cancer Wellness Support Group
Cancer Wellness Support Group is a general cancer support group for patients with any cancer diagnosis.
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Butler Health System
Support, guidance for who to go to for doctors, hospitals, surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, what services are available for them, help with insurance issues, co pays, rents, utilities, food, if a veteran how to get services there, gas cards, transportation, and many other things.
166 Jamisonville Road
Butler, PA 16001
Hours: 24/7
Cambria-Somerset County Multiple Sclerosis Society, Inc.
Cambria-Somerset County Multiple Sclerosis Society, Inc. Disability Related Support Groups
Support groups for those with brain injuries or multiple sclerosis.
c/o Joyce Bowers
113-1/2 Hammer Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15905
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Camelot For Children
Camelot House
Provides a social gathering place where children with serious, chronic or terminal illnesses or disabilities and their families can drop in and play or socialize with other people going through similar experiences.
2354 West Emmaus Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103
Eligibility: Chronically, terminally ill and/or disabled children and their families
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Cancer Care Connection
Cancer Care Connection
Cancer Care Connection provides comprehensive information, support, resources, guidance, and referrals to people affected by cancer. Services available include assistance with: - Financial Issues - Second Opinions - Decision Making - Doctor-Patient Communication - Family Relationships - Clinical Trials - Complementary and Alternative Therapies - Mental Health Issues
One Innovation Wy
Suite 304
Newark, DE 19711
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Pet Therapy for Kids
Sponsors Pet Therapy for children who have a family member with cancer.
Cancer Caring Center
4117 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Hours: Call for Dates
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Oakland Cancer Support Group
Support services to help people diagnosed with cancer, their families and concerned friends cope with the emotional impact of cancer; counseling by trained social workers; telephone helpline to provide emotional support and information and referral At Panera (next to Magee), 3800 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: Women diagnosed with cancer
Hours: 2nd Tuesdays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - General Cancer Support Group
Support services to help people diagnosed with cancer, their families and any others cope with the emotional impact of cancer; counseling by trained social workers; telephone helpline to provide emotional support and information and referral. Forbes Regional Hospital, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146
4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: General group for all cancer patients.
Hours: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Cranberry Breast Cancer Support Group
Support services to help people diagnosed with cancer, their families and concerned friends cope with the emotional impact of cancer; counseling by trained social workers; telephone helpline to provide emotional support and information and referral. UPMC Passavant Cranberry, One Street Francis Way, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: Women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Hours: 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Reiki Clinic
Private Reiki appointments for cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones.
4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: Cancer patients, family members and friends.
Hours: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Hands on Therapy Sessions
Private Hands on Therapy appointments for adult cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones. Hands on Therapy is part of our Wellness Programs.
4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: Individuals diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.
Hours: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month (Feb-Dec), 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Women's Cancer Support Group for African-American Women
Support services to help people diagnosed with cancer, their families and concerned friends cope with the emotional impact of cancer; counseling by trained social workers; telephone helpline to provide emotional support and information and referral.
4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: African-American/Black women who have cancer.
Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Brain Tumor Support Group
Support for malignant brain tumor patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Adults only.
4117 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: Brain Tumor cancer patients, caregivers of patients
Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Head and Neck Support Group
Support for those diagnosed with head and neck cancer, and their loved ones. Held at UPMC Cancer Centers, Upper St. Clair
4117 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Eligibility: Cancer patients, family members and friends.
Hours: 1st Wednesday, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - North Side Breast Cancer
Support group for anyone diagnosed with cancer or for anyone over the age of 18 needing emotional support.
4117 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Hours: 3rd Monday, 5:30 – 7:00
Cancer Caring Center
Cancer Caring Center - Cranberry Support Group
Support services to help people diagnosed with cancer, their families and any others cope with the emotional impact of cancer; counseling by trained social workers; telephone helpline to provide emotional support and information and referral.
4117 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Hours: 4th Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cancer Support Community
Cancer Support Community - Cancer Support Group
Provides cancer support group.
4100 Chamounix Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Hours: Please Call
Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley
Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley
Offers a variety of supportive programs for people with cancer and their families, all free of charge. Services include support groups for people with cancer and their caregivers, stress management classes, educational programs, exercise and nutrition workshops and social activities. All are welcome.
944 Marcon Boulevard
#110
Allentown, PA 18109
Eligibility: Individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer and their families/friends, during treatment and survivorship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Programs are held throughout the week, day and evening
Cancer Support Group
Cancer Support Group
For people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their family members to share thoughts, hopes, anger and fears about cancer.
Hours: contact for information and schedule
CancerCare
CancerCare
Provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of services are free of charge.
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Eligibility: People diagnosed with cancer and their families
CancerCare
CancerCare, Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - Co-Payment Assistance
Helps people diagnosed with cancer to afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. Provides easy and immediate access to the full array of CancerCare® services, including telephone, online and in-person counseling, support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial assistance with treatment-related expenses such as transportation and child care.
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Carlisle Regional Medical Center
Live Well with Diabetes
All those affected by diabetes are welcome to attend. Different topics will be discussed at each session and are driven by The American Diabetes Association guidelines. Learn to take control of diabetes and manage blood sugars.
361 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA
Carlisle Regional Medical Center
Ostomy Support Group
This group is for those with any type ostomy and their family members who are interested. Various topics of discussion will include new products, skin care, pouching tips, diet concerns, and maintaining fluid balance. You will also have the opportunity to network with other ostomy group members.
361 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA
Hours: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
Center for Vision Loss - Monroe
Provides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs and sales of devices that maximize existing sight. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events.
4215 Manor Drive
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Eligibility: Individuals with vision loss
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm
Center for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
Center for Vision Loss - Lehigh Valley

Provides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs, sales of devices that maximize existing sight, and a vision aids store. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way. Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events.
845 West Wyoming Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Eligibility: Individuals with vision loss
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Central Pennylvania ThyCa Support Group
Thyroid Cancer Support Group
Free phone and email support group services to thyroid cancer patients, friends, families and caregivers.
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Eligibility: Should have thyroid cancer or be a friend, family member, giver of care or have reason to attend a thyroid cancer group.
Hours: Call for information
Chester County Autism Support Group
Chester County Autism Support Group
The Chester County Autism Support Group mission is to provide general information that would benefit both professionals and parents. Members will be in the Chester County Autism Support Group NEWS Parents and Professionals are invitedMembers will receive newsletters, programs, conferences, advocate and general information from other organizations.Members are welcome to submit postings in the NEWS. All postings, however, will first be reviewed by the moderator to assure that the postings would benefit the group. To submit postings to the NEWS, email to CCAutismSG@msn.com 2 Members will be invited to the Chester County Autism Support Group Listserv Parent invitation only. Direct contact with the support group parents. The mission of the Listserv is to provide general information that would benefit parents. We welcome your ideas, questions,concerns, experiences and recommendations. The group consists of parents and no professionals except for Dr. Mareile Koenig speech pathologist, BSC, and a West Chester University professor. It would be helpful to have a professional point of view. 3 Members are invited to a Day or a Night Coffee Outings A chance to meet and share experiences and recommendation. 4 Annual Chester County Autism Support Group Pool Party for the whole family. Held at The Griffin's home: 17 Constitution Dr. Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group
Down Syndrome Interest Group
Down Syndrome Interest Group of Chester County (CCDSIG) is a organization of a group of parents of children with Down Syndrome who meet for social contact and mutual support.
P.O. Box 5064
West Chester, PA 19380
Chester County/Main Line Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Chester County/Main Line Children and Adults with ADHD - Support Services
Support Services hold separate support group meetings each month for adults, parents and teens dealing with ADHD issues.
1000 Pottstown Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
Chester County/Main Line Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Chester County/Main Line Children and Adults with ADHD - ADHD Support Services
Chester County/Main Line CHADD is a chapter of the non-profit organization, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Chester County/Main Line CHADD holds separate support group meetings per month for: Parents and Teachers of Children/Teens with ADHD Adults with ADHD Teens with ADHD Parents of Young Adults with ADHD. Also: annual conference at West Chester University each February ADHD Awareness Week activity in the fall and Access to Parent-to-Parent Classes, a 7-week course in managing ADHD in children and teens
1000 Pottstown Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Support Groups
Offers a wide variety of support groups for parents and children ages birth to 18 who have health problems: Transplant Support Group for Caregivers; Bereavement Support Group; Oncology Support Group; Sickle Cell.
4401 Penn Avenue
One Children's Hospital Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Christian Life Assembly
Victory Seekers: Cancer and Long term Illness
Victory Seekers! Join forces with our support team in gaining victory over cancer and long-term illnesses. Find healing power and encouragement from unity in God's Word for this battle. All Recruits Welcome!
2645 Lisburn Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Hours: 1st Wednesday of Month, 6:30pm
Christ's American Baptist Church
Cancer Prayer Support Group, Christ's American Baptist Church
Non-Denominational Group Offering Emotional And Spiritual Encouragement For Cancer Patients And Their Families. 1st Tues: Christ American Baptist Church, 730 Menges Mill Road, Spring Grove 3rd Tues: Hillside Medical Center, 250 Fame Ave., Suite 209, Hanover
See Services Section
Eligibility: Cancer Patients, Their Families And Friends
Hours: 1st Tues 7 PM, 3rd Tues 10 AM
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association of the Lehigh Valley
Telephone support group for individuals affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Eligibility: Individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome, their family and friends
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Close to the Heart
Close to the Heart - Transplant Support Group
Providing emotional support for transplant candidates and families, persons and families on the transplant waiting list, transplant recipients and families, families who have lost loved ones waiting for or following transplant, donor families and living donors. Enhance education and awareness regarding organ, tissue, & eye donation.
4 Hyatt Drive
Warren, PA 16365
Hours: Call for more information.
Community Services for Sight
Life Skills Education and Support Group - Community Services for Sight
Life Skills Education and Support Group help customers understand, compensate for,and adjust to their vision loss. Life Skills Education includes education on blindness related issues such as community awareness/resources, banking options, diabetic education, crime prevention, sensory development, self esteem building, self advocacy,peer support, assertiveness training, emergency first aid, product information, low vision product information, stress management and other topic to assist the customer in adjusting their visual loss. Support Groups are forums for sharing ideas, exchange of feelings and practical experiences and sharing practical information among members.
4 Brookhill Road
Sugarloaf, PA 18249
Eligibility: Specialized ServicesAnyone residing in Southern Luzerne, Carbon or Schuylkill Counties whose visual acuity with best correction is no better than 20/70 or has a visual field of less than 20 degrees is eligible for services under our Specialized Services Program.Low Vision Servicesis vision that cannot be corrected to normal with glasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medication. If you are experiencing low vision and reside in our 3 county service area you are eligible for services with Community Services for Sight.Eye Glass ProgramCommunity Services for Sight offers a low cost optical center. If you are in need of a new pair of eye glasses and are of low income you qualify for assistance with obtaining a new pair of prescription eye glasses through Community Services for Sight.
Hours: M-F 9 to 5
Compassionate Friends
Compassionate Friends Support Group - Wayne Memorial Hospital
Local meeting for national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. Provides grief support after the death of a child for parents and siblings through support group meetings. Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month. Contact Sandy Worobey at 570-727-2839 to confirm meeting dates and times.
601 Park Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Hours: Monthly meetings held on second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System- AIDS Support Group
Support group for those living with AIDS of HIV.
320 Main Street
Lee Campus
Johnstown, PA 15901
Hours: Hours Vary
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System - Alzheimer's Disese Support Group
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Hours: Second Monday of every month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System- Ostomy Support Group
Support group for colostomy, urostomy and ileostomy patients.
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Hours: Quarterly on Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System - ALS Support Group
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. ALS can progress quickly after the onset of symptoms. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.
1450 Scalp Avenue
First Floor, Community Room B
Johnstown, PA 15904
Hours: 2nd Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System - CMT Support Group
Support group for those affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a group of hereditary disorders that damage the nerves in your arms and legs (peripheral nerves). Charcot-Marie-Tooth is also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.
1450 Scalp Avenue
First Floor, Community Room B
Johnstown, PA 15904
Hours: Fourth Saturday of each month, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System - Epilepsy Support Group
Epilepsy is a disorder that results from the surges in electrical signals inside the brain, causing recurring seizures. Seizure symptoms vary. Some people with epilepsy simply stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure, while others have full-fledged convulsions. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.
1450 Scalp Avenue
First Floor, Community Room B
Johnstown, PA 15904
Hours: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System - Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease in which your body's immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the communication between your brain, spinal cord and other areas of your body. This condition may result in deterioration of the nerves themselves, a process that's not reversible. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.
1450 Scalp Avenue
First Floor, Community Room B
Johnstown, PA 15904
Hours: Second Wednesday of every month, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System- Parkinson's Disease Support Group
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.
1450 Scalp Avenue
First Floor, Community Room B
Johnstown, PA 15904
Hours: Third Wednesdays of every month, 2:30pm-4pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System - Brain Injury Support Group
A brain injury occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.
1450 Scalp Avenue
First Floor, Community Room B
Johnstown, PA 15904
Hours: Last Thursday of each month, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System - Chronic Pain Support Group
Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for a long time. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.
1450 Scalp Avenue
First Floor, Community Room B
Johnstown, PA 15904
Hours: Second Monday of every month, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System- Women's Cancer Support Group
Support group for those affected by women's cancers. This group welcomes women over the age of 20 affected by any form of cancer.
1450 Scalp Avenue
First Floor, Community Room B
Johnstown, PA 15904
Eligibility: Any woman, whether newly diagnosed, in the midst of chemotherapy, or cancer-free for years, is welcome to attend.
Hours: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Country Meadows of Hershey
Alzheimer's Support Group
This group meets to share information and learn practical information about memory impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
451 Sand Hill Road
Hershey, PA 17033
Creative Health Services
Creative Health Services - Pottstown
Counseling/Mental Health Outpatient Programs Career Services Center Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Counseling for Drug & Alcohol Services Montgomery County Case Management for Children and Adults Peer Support Program Postpartum Depression Support Group Health Navigator/Wellness Recovery Tobacco Cessation Program Healthy Weight/Healthy Families Initiative Domestic Violence Prevention & Intervention Programs
11 Robinson Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Support Services
CCFA support services are delivered through its chapters nationwide which offer more than 300 support groups annually, summer camps for children with IBD, and a range of educational and training programs for local communities. Read more about our chapters or view our webcasts.
150 Monument Road
Suite 402
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Delaware Valley Stroke Council
Delaware Valley Stroke Council - Support Services
Offers stroke survivors, their families, providers, and the public: education, information, personal and technical assistance, and a referral service.
1528 Walnut Street
Suite 903
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Dover - Providence Place Senior Living
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Support Group
Provides support and education regarding Alzheimer's Disease. At times brings in speakers
3377 Fox Run Road
Dover, PA 17315
Hours: 3rd Tuesday, 4:00pm
Doylestown Health
Support Groups
Offers a variety of support groups on multiple topics including grief, bereavement, breastfeeding, childbirth, blood cancer, CPR, scleroderma, diabetes.
595 West State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Hours: Breastfeeding Mothers Group: Tuesday, 10:00am to 11:00am
Doylestown Health
Support Group - Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia at Doylestown Hospital
Monthly programs for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer. Provide educational programs, support groups, social activities, healthy lifestyle programs, and creative expression programs. See program calendar for complete list.
595 West State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Eligibility: Anyone who has been impacted by cancer
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Amputee Support Group
Support group serves the needs of amputees, their families, and friends. Goals of the group are to provide participants with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences, give and receive emotional support, share educational experiences, participate in a group setting.
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Eligibility: Persons with an amputation, caregivers, families and friends are all invited.
Hours: Second Tuesday of each month, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Head Injury Support Group
Support, socialization, advocacy, information, referral and education for persons with brain injury, their family and friends.
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Eligibility: Survivors, family and friends of brain injured person.
Hours: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Support group for those with spinal cord injuries, their families and friends.
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Eligibility: Persons with a spinal cord injury, their families and friends are all invited.
Hours: Second Tuesday of each month, 5:30pm
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Stroke Information and Support Group
Educational information, social aspect, support for stroke survivors and families.
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Hours: Every Thursday, 3:30pm
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Stroke Support Group
Support group serves the needs of persons who experienced a stroke, their families, and friends.
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Eligibility: Anyone who has survived a stroke.
Hours: Once a month on a Wednesday, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Parkinson's Support Group
Parkinson's Support Group
320 Guys Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Hours: Last Wednesday of each month 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Encompass Health Rehabiliataion - Sewickley - Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
Support, socialization, advocacy, information, referral and education for persons with brain injury, their family and friends. Support group serves the needs of persons who experienced a stroke, their families, and friends.
303 Camp Meeting Road
3rd Floor Boadroom
Sewickley, PA 15143
Hours: 3rd Wednesday of every month, noon to 1:15pm
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Sewickley - Amputee Support Group
Support group serves the needs of amputees, their families, and friends. Goals of the group are to provide participants with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences, give and receive emotional support, share educational experiences, participate in a group setting.
303 Camp Meeting Road
3rd Floor Boadroom
Sewickley, PA 15143
Eligibility: Persons with an amputation, caregivers, families and friends are all invited.
Hours: 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA
Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA Adult Social Group Meeting
Adults with seizure disorder and adult family members meet monthly to share common feelings and concerns and learn about epilepsy and its treatment. Call for date and time.
1501 Reedsdale Street
Suite 3002
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Eligibility: Persons with epilepsy and their families.
Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
Voluntary health organization that provides education, support and advocacy for people with epilepsy and their families. Programs and services include: - Informational materials - Medical, legal and mental health referrals - Adult resource services - Workshops and conferences - Children and family services - Support groups - Community education - Lending book and video library - Personal and legislative advocacy - Teen and pre-teen camp - Special events - Annual spring education conference - Young Adult Retreat
919 Walnut Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Eligibility: Open to the public
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA - Bucks County Support Group
Group support for parents and children affected by epilepsy or seizure disorder. Offers mutual support and sharing in a comfortable setting.
1208 Langhorne-Newtown Road
St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital
Langhorne, PA 19047
Hours: First Thursday of the Month:
6:30PM-7:30PM
Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
Luzerne County Support Group
Support groups provide access to the latest information, resources and social support for managing the impact of epilepsy. Support group meets regularly for discussion and mutual peer support. Service is free and open to people with epilepsy, friends, family members and health professionals. Meetings are held every 4th Wednesday in Luzerne County.
150 Mundy Street
John Heinz Institute, Patient Dining Roo
Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702
Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Epilepsy Support Group
Informal educational and therapeutic resource for individuals directly and indirectly affected by epilepsy/seizure disorder. The goal is to provide an avenue for individuals experiencing similar life events to gather, share, and learn in an informal setting.
142 Park City Center, Kohl's wing
Park City Center, Community Meeting Room
Lancaster, PA 17601
Eligibility: Individuals directly and indirectly affected by epilepsy/seizure disorder
Hours: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:00 to 8:00pm
Erie Ostomy Support Group
Erie Ostomy Support Group
Provides a ostomy support group.
232 West 25th Street
West Conference Room
Erie, PA 16544
Eligibility: Call for more information.
Hours: 3rd Thursday of Every Month (except Dec., Jan., Feb.), 6:30pm
Evangelical Community Hospital
Evangelical Community Hospital - Cardiopulmonary Services -Lung Disease Support Groups
Lung Disease Support Group
1 Hospital Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17857
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Evangelical Community Hospital
Evangelical Community Hospital - Community Health Education Center - Health/Disabilities Related Sup
Cancer Support Groups
1 Hospital Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17857
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5:00pm class hours vary
Face2Face Healing
Face2Face Healing
Provides a support network necessary to give individuals dealing with disfigurement the opportunity to meet and share with others who know how they feel.
580 S. Aiken Avenue
Suite 310
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Family Service Association of Bucks County
Peer Support Whole Health Groups
Weekly support around maintaining health, wellness, and reaching health goals
4 Cornerstone Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047
Family Services of Warren County
Family Services of Warren County
Provides trauma informed behavioral health therapy for individuals, couples, and families; substance abuse services; and a variety of support groups.
589 Hospital Drive
Suite E
Warren, PA 16365
Eligibility: Call for more information.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 8:00pm Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Friendship Community
Friendship Community Family Support Fellowship
Provides information, friendship and support for parents and relatives of people with developmental disabilities.
1149 East Oregon Road
Lititz, PA 17543
Eligibility: Parents and relatives of people with developmental disabilities
Hours: February, April and November meetings, call for dates; Hosts annual picnic in August
Gastric Bypass Support Group
Gastric Bypass Support Group
Mission: The Gastric Bypass Support Group Seeks To Support And Educate Those Who Are Considering And Those Who Have Had Gastric Bypass Surgery. We Also Seek To Provide, Through Education And Support, The Knowledge For Healthier Lifestyle Choices. Support Group For Persons Who Have Had Or Will Be Having Gastric Bypass Surgery.
2179 S. Queen St.
York, PA 17403
Eligibility: Persons Who Have Had Or Will Be Having Bariatric Surgery. (GASTRIC Bypass Or Gastric Banding)
Hours: 1st Tuesday Of Every Month. No Support Group Meetings In July.
Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital
A Touch of Sugar
Support group and education for individuals with Diabetes Mellitus, or Pre-diabetes.
890 Poplar Church Road
Suite 506
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Eligibility: Open to public.
Hours: Second Monday of each month, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
Good Shepherd Brain Injury Support Group
Support group for those recovering from brain injuries. Dedicated to creating a responsive network focused on the specific needs of the brain injured in the Lehigh Valley.
850 South Fifth Street
Good Shepherd Plaza
Allentown, PA 18103
Eligibility: Individuals who have experienced a brain injury, their families and friends.
Hours: Third Thursday of every month 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Grace United Methodist Church - Warren
Grace United Methodist Church
Provides Food Pantry, Grace Promise Preschool, Grace Summer Camp, an Alzheimer's Support Group.
501 Pennsylvania Avenue East
Warren, PA 16365
Hours: Call for information.
Grand View Health
Cancer Support Group
Provides patients, families, and caregivers mutual support with others impacted by a cancer diagnosis
915 Lawn Avenue
Grand View Health Outpatient center
Sellersville, PA 18960
Hours: First Wednesday of the month, 10:00am to 11:00am
Grand View Health
Breast Cancer Support Group
Provides parents, families, and care givers the opportunity for mutual support with others facing breast cancer
915 Lawn Avenue
Grand View Health Outpatient center
Sellersville, PA 18960
Hours: First Monday of the Month, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance
Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance - Support Group Central
Provides a variety of support groups for individuals with mental or physical health issues. **Go to website www.grmha.org **
1234 Penn Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Eligibility: No limitations
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Greater Valley YMCA
Beautiful You
Cancer support group for women recovering from breast and female cancer. Provides a free facility membership that includes exercise classes. Support group meetings provide encouragement and sharing of personal experiences with women in similar circumstances.
425 South 15th Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Eligibility: Women recovering from female cancers
Hours: Tuesday, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Friday, 9:00am to 10:30am
Grief and Bereavement Center Lehigh Valley
Teen Support Group
Teen support group for teens, age 12-20, who have a family member with cancer or have a family member who has died of cancer.
2354 West Emmaus Avenue
Camelot House
Allentown, PA 18103
Eligibility: Teens, age 12-20
Hours: Teen support group Thursday, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Growing Edge
Growing Edge Support Group
A parent and family support group for family members of children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Professionals are welcome as well. Our meeting locations are in various restaurants or on occasion, by invitation when meetings are in member's homes. We meet once a month, 2nd Tuesday of the month. Once you are signed up for the group, you are notified. An annual calendar is mailed to you. Members are responsible for their own meal expense.
varies, call for information
Eligibility: Professionals, parents or relatives of persons who are developmentally disabled.
Hours: 2nd Tues of each month. We cancel in case of snow
Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International
Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International -
Although most people recover from GBS and CIDP, the duration of the illness is unpredictable and often months of hospital care are required. Thus, both patient and family undergo the emotional trauma of an uncertain future, not knowing if and when recovery will occur. To assist patients and their families to cope with GBS/CIDP, the Foundation provides emotional support to patients and their loved ones. Support Services include: - Personal visits, when possible, by former patients to those currently in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. - Supplies literature and educational material, including a comprehensive 70-page booklet entitled "An Overview for the Layperson" so patients and families can learn what to expect during the illness, as well as Guidebooks for Caregivers, and for children with GBS. Trifolds are available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic, and others. - Educates the public and medical communities via sponsorship of local chapters and support groups. - Fosters and funds research into cause, treatment and other aspects of the disorder. - Directs patients with long-term disabilities to resources for vocational, financial and other assistance. - Develops national and international support groups. - Encourages financial support for community activities. - Sponsors International Educational Symposia for the medical community and general public. - Publishes The Communicator, a quarterly informational newsletter. - Advocates in Washington DC and elsewhere on issues relevent to GBS and CIDP.
104 1/2 Forrest Avenue
Narberth, PA 19072
H.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support
H.O.P.E., Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support
Support for cancer patients and their families in York County, Northern Maryland area and country wide. PRIORITIES INCLUDE:
  • Assistance with meals, groceries, and transportation -support groups
    • *Special cancer-related accessories for women *Hospital equipment (canes, walkers, shower chairs, etc) *Scholarships to High school seniors with a family member with a diagnosis. Dead line March 15- Free literature to promote cancer education and awareness. *Library filled with books, videos and audio tapes on cancer and related issues. *Chomper Buddies-Children's support group for children of cancer patients. *Provides transportation to doctor appointments sand cancer treatments. *Monthly Newsletters
  • 150 E. Main Street
    New Freedom Community Center, 2nd Floor
    New Freedom, PA 17349
    Eligibility: Cancer patients and their families
    Hours: OFFICE: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm (by appointment) and Support Meetings: 2nd Wed. 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Harrisburg Ostomy Association
    Harrisburg Ostomy Association
    An open-ended support group with patient visitation and a monthly newsletter and Ostomy Quarterly magazine. No medical advice is given. Rehabilitative-self help care is included. Q&A discussion included within context of each scheduled meeting.
    Confidential Address
    Eligibility: Any ostomy patient and family and friends, plus medical personnel
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of York , Aim High Support Group
    Support group for persons with brain injuries. Located in the Hospital Inpatient OT Gym.
    1850 Normandie Drive
    York, PA 17408
    Eligibility: Open to anyone who has suffered a brain/head injury or stroke
    Hours: 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Stroke Group
    Open-ended support group for stroke victims, their families and friends. Monthly letter is published describing the topic for the month.
    175 Lancaster Boulevard
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Eligibility: Any stroke victim, their families and friends
    Hours: First Wednesday Monthly 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Amputee Support Group
    Support group serving the Amputee community and their families.
    175 Lancaster Boulevard
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Eligibility: Amputee patients, family and friends
    Hours: Call for times
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation
    West Shore Brain Injury Support Group
    Provide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with Brain Injuries.
    175 Lancaster Boulevard
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Eligibility: Anyone affected by the diagnosis of Brain injury including family and friends
    Hours: Second Tuesday of Every Month 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation
    CanSurmont
    Provide support for people newly diagnosed with cancer and are in treatment.
    175 Lancaster Boulevard
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Eligibility: Anyone diagnosed with cancer, a family or friend that need support.
    Hours: First Tuesday of every month 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation
    MS Society Support Group
    Provide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with MS.
    175 Lancaster Boulevard
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Eligibility: Anyone affected by the diagnosis of MS inclduing family and friends
    Hours: Fourth Tuesday of every month 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Parkinson's Support Group
    Provide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with Parkinson's.
    175 Lancaster Boulevard
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Eligibility: Anyone affected by the diagnosis of Parkinson's including family and friends.
    Hours: Second Wednesday of every month
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation
    ADHD Support Group
    Provide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with ADHD.
    175 Lancaster Boulevard
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Eligibility: Anyone affected by the diagnosis of ADHD including family and friends.
    Hours: Fourth Wednesday of every month 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona
    HealthSouth Brain Injury Support Group
    Autonomous group of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis, either in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, faith-based and secular 12-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.
    2005 Valley View Boulevard
    Altoona, PA 16602
    Hours: Visiting hours are everyday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie - Stroke Support Group
    Support group for patients who experienced a stroke and their significant others.
    143 East 2nd Street
    Erie, PA 16507
    Hours: 1st Thursday of even month (Feb, April, etc.) 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    Hearing Loss Association of America
    Hearing Loss Association of America - Pittsburgh
    A monthly support group for the deaf and hard of hearing that is associated with the Hearing Loss Association of America. Topics the group covers include emotional support, educational resources and public awareness. They work on helping find solutions to the obstacles that people with hearing loss are confronted with on a daily basis.
    Hours: Meets 3rd Saturday at 10 a.m., Mar-May and Sept-Nov.
    Hearing Loss Association of the Capital Region
    (HLACR) Hearing Loss Association of the Captial Region
    Open-ended support group (audio loops available) which includes educational speakers and literature about hearing loss related issues. Also, provides advocacy in government for rights of the hearing impaired. Remote captioning, (Cart)
    3301 East Trindle Road, 2nd floor
    Giant Center Community Room
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
    Eligibility: Hearing impaired persons or deaf person who are able to lip read and their family and friends
    Hours: 4th Monday, 7:10pm with the exception of holidays, July, August, and December
    helpme2stop.org
    helpme2stop.org - Monroe County Support
    Website dedicated to the disorder of Trichotillomania with support available in Monroe County. A non-profit that looks to raise awareness of the disorder; helping remove social stigmas and create a safer social environment to urge silent sufferers to seek help within this on-line community. Appointments are required for local support.
    2470 Rim Rock Drive
    c/o Charlene Blacer
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF)
    Education
    Provides educational training for health care providers, distribute literature, helps sponsor vaccine and screening programs, coordinate a Speakers Bureau, assists with media campaigns and much more in support of Hepatitis B awareness. Provides online support groups and resources for the newly diagnosed.
    3805 Old Easton Raod
    Doylestown, PA 18902
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Heritage Valley Health System
    Heritage Valley Health System - Staunton Clinic
    Psychiatric outpatient, inpatient and emergency services. Psychological testing and counseling also provided. Operate a support group for families with people with mental health issues.
    111 Hazel Lane
    Edgeworth Square
    Edgeworth, PA 15143
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30am to 9:00pm
    Tuesday and Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    24/7 Emergency care provided through Sewickley Valley Hospital
    Independent Support Groups
    Amputees for Amputees
    A telephone support and mentoring program that provides ongoing support to amputees. AFA's goal is to make the transition back into the mainstream as easy as possible and to let amputees know they are not alone. Mentors are amputees themselves and have gone through a training program. New members are always welcome. Call for more information. Presently serving Northern Maryland, Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster areas. Three ACA trained peer visitors.
    Location varies
    York, PA 17402
    Eligibility: No limitations
    Hours: Telephone support only
    Independent Support Groups
    Celebrate Down Syndrome
    Connects with families to help them gain inner strength so they may be their own best resource. Goals are to give support, foster friendships, and connect with other families. The meetings allow time to interact, express feelings, concerns and/or doubts. Childcare provided on-site with structured activities for children of all ages. Celebrate Down Syndrome strives to bring awareness to our community through social activities and to provide assurance and information about Down Syndrome related issues. Offers free books for new parents, social activities and educational meetings with requested speakers.
    780 Eden Road
    Suite 5
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Eligibility: Individuals with Down syndrome and their families; Anyone interested in an inclusive community
    Hours: First Sunday of the month, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Independent Support Groups
    Circle of Friends Support Group
    A support group for adults who have been diagnosed with nueromuscular disease. Caregivers, family, friends, and other interested persons are also welcome. The group is an avenue for individuals to share their ideas and experiences, as well as a source of mutual support. The group currently has members from the Lancaster area. Also includes periodic speakers. A separate Caregivers group also meets at the same location and participants are encouraged to join the general group.
    30 Hope Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Eligibility: Anyone registered with MDA with one of 43 neuromuscular diseases
    Hours: Call for dates; General group: 1:00pm to 2:30pm; Caregivers group: 1:30pm to 2:15pm
    Independent Support Groups
    Lancaster Area Celiacs
    Educate and support individuals who have been diagnosed with celiac disease. Educate on what foods are safe, where to shop for gluten-free/wheat-free foods and share recipes and information. Vendors available at meetings for members to purchase gluten free food. Speakers address health issues, how to save money on the gluten free diet, gluten free cooking and similar topics.
    Eligibility: Individuals and families of individuals diagnosed with celiac disease
    Hours: Visit the website or call for dates and times of meetings
    Independent Support Groups
    Lancaster Area Kidney Association
    Support group for kidney transplant candidates or recipients, dialysis patients and those with kidney disease.
    2100 Harrisburg Pike
    DaVita Suburban Campus Dialysis
    Lancaster, PA 17604
    Eligibility: Kidney transplant candidates or recipients, dialysis patients, those with kidney disease and their families or friends; Open to the public
    Hours: Call for meeting day and time
    Independent Support Groups
    Lancaster Support Parkinson Support Group
    A support group for persons with Parkinson's Disease, their families and interested people. Provides education, information and caregivers support. Two social events during the year (July and December).
    1001 East Oregon Road
    Landis Homes
    Lititz, PA 17543
    Eligibility: Open to the public
    Hours: Third Monday, 2:00pm (March-November)
    Indiana Regional Medical Center
    Indiana Regional Medical Center - Brain Injury Support Group
    Supports patients and families affected by brain injuries including strokes.
    835 Hospital Road
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Hours: Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Integrated Diabetes Services
    Integrated Diabetes Services - Support Groups
    Integrated Diabetes Services offers a number of support groups and small-group programs for people with diabetes, friends/family, and the community at large.
    333 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 204
    Wynnewood West Shopping Center
    Wynnewood, PA 19096
    Jackson Seigelbaum Gestroenterology
    Jackson Seigelbaum Gestroenterology - Hepatitis Support Group
    This Hepatitis Support Group is designed to provide support and advocacy to community members affected by hepatitis.
    423 North 21st Street, Suite 100
    American Office Building
    Camp Hill, PA
    Hours: 11:00am to 12:30pm - Call for meeting dates
    Joni and Friends Eastern PA
    Joni and Friends Eastern PA
    Services include: -Support groups -Wives Club, for women whose husbands are affected with a disability -Parents with children with disabilities -Singles with disabilities -Couples with children with disabilities -Speakers available -Wheels for the World, collects and refurbishes old wheelchairs and distributes them worldwide -Special Delivery, gift packages of institutionalized materials delivered to people with disabilities who are hospitalized, homebound or institutionalized -Holds 3 one-week retreats per year for families with a disabled family member -Works with local congregations helping them develop programs for people affected by disability
    340 Highland Drive
    Suite 200
    Mountville, PA 17554
    Eligibility: Any person with a physical or developmental disability and their family
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
    Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
    Provides information about aspects of juvenile diabetes, events and support group.
    120 Wall Street
    19th floor
    New York, NY 10005
    Eligibility: Anyone
    KaleidAScope, Inc.
    KaleidAScope, Inc. - Social Group
    KAS staff plan weekly social events, occurring every Thursday. Many events are free of charge. Those events with a charge are advertised in advance on the Agency's website.
    4934 Peach Street
    2nd floor
    Erie, PA 16509
    Eligibility: Adults with ASD who have graduated high school and/or are 18+ years old.
    Hours: Thursday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic
    Cleft Palate Information and Support
    Provides information and support via telephone, hospital visitation, and in-house consultation for parents of newborns with cleft lip/palate who will be having team care at the Clinic. Prenatal consultation is available for families who know they will be having a child with a cleft.
    223 North Lime Street
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Eligibility: Families and individuals with cleft and craniofacial abnormalities who will be treated at Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Leg Up Farm, Inc.
    Leg Up Farm, Inc.

    NOTE: as of April 1, 2020 Due to COVID-19, this service is currently CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. We will resume normal operations when directed to do so. Updated information will be posted to the PA2-1-1 website and social media platforms. Thank you for your patience and understanding. --- (Services Offered Normally Offered) Therapy services:
  • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech therapy
    • Therapeutic horseback riding, and
    • Nutritional services. Educational programs:
    • Matthew's Town Social networking:
    • Group therapy for kids and adults Caregiver support:
    • Respite services, support groups Community collaboration:
    • Youth programs
    • Summer Camps
  • 4880 North Sherman Street
    Mount Wolf, PA 17347
    Eligibility: All children with special needs-i.e. physical disabilities, developmental delays, etc. Infants, toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 21.
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 8:00pm and Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
    Amputee Support Group
    A monthly support group for all pre and post amputation patients and their loved ones. Free monthly support groups will offer emotional support, information and fun for all who attend. Group meets the second Saturday of each month.
    1002 PA-611
    Eastern Monroe Public Library
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
    US TOO - Prostate Support Group
    Support group for individuals with prostate cancer.
    181 East Brown Street
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
    Lymphoma, Leukemia and Blood Related Cancer Support Group
    Support group for individuals and families with lymphoma, leukemia, and other blood related cancers.
    181 East Brown Street
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
    Freedom From Smoking
    Receive one-on-one assistance from a trained tobacco treatment specialist, learn tactics on quitting and receive free smoking cessation resources.
    181 East Brown Street
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
    Diabetes Support Group
    Support group for individuals with diabetes.
    600 Commerce Boulevard
    Bartonsville Healthcare Center
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
    Lehigh Valley Health Network - Support Groups/Classes
    Information on support groups, classes, events and resources for specific conditions.
    Various locations
    Allentown, PA 18105
    Eligibility: Anyone
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
    Lehigh Valley Lyme Connection
    Lehigh Valley Lyme Connection
    Online and telephone support for individuals suffering from lyme disease, their families and friends and those interested in learning more about the disease.
    Phone/Email only
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Eligibility: Anyone interested in lyme disease
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Leukemia, Lymphoma Support Group - Lancaster
    Support group for those who have been touched by a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, or myelodysplastic syndrome including family and friends . Meetings provide support, education, and resources in an informal setting.
    2102 Harrisburg Pike
    Ann B Barshinger Cancer Institute
    Lancaster, PA 17604
    Eligibility: Patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myleoma, and all blood cancers, their family,caregivers, and friends
    Hours: First Tuesday; 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Western PA & WV Chapter
    Provides patient services, programs, public and professional education, community service and research.
    333 East Carson Street
    Suite 441
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Provides financial assistance to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin Disease, and myeloma patients. Provides information and referral, support groups, peer counseling, educational seminars & educational materials.
    Central PA Chapter
    2405 Park Drive, Suite 100
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Eligibility: Anyone with blood cancers and a completed application.
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    LLS provides financial assistance, information, support groups, peer counseling, educational materials and educational seminars to patients and family members touched by a diagnosis of a blood cancer.
    Central PA Chapter
    2405 Park Drive, Suite 100
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Eligibility: Anyone
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
    Patient Services
    Patient Financial Aid Program-Through the Patient Financial Aid Program, LLS is able to provide a limited amount of financial aid to help patients with significant financial need and who are under a doctors care for a blood cancer diagnosis. Family Support Groups-All patients, family members and friends affected by a blood cancer are invited to attend our support groups. Facilitated by oncology healthcare professionals, the groups provide information and support and encourage communication. First Connection-This "peer-to-peer" telephone support program links patients and their family members with a trained peer volunteer who has successfully met the challenges of leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. The First Connection Program brings patients and their families the opportunity to share experiences with someone who has "been through it" and obtain valuable information on LLS and community resources available. The Trish Green Back to School Program for Children with Cancer-Materials, videos and other printed inventory are available to increase communication among healthcare professionals, parents, young patients and school personnel to assure a smooth transition from active treatment back to the classroom. Patient and Healthcare Professional Education Programs-The LLS collaborates with other healthcare organizations to offer educational programs on the latest disease, treatment and coping information. These programs attempt to simplify the ever-expanding array of information and support now available to patients. Teleconferences and Webcasts-Are offered through the LLS and are accessible via our web site: www.lls.org Information and Resources-Information and resources to assist you and your family can be obtained for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter office. Disease and treatment specific literature and fact sheets are also available free of charge.
    Central PA Chapter
    2405 Park Drive, Suite 100
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Eligibility: Anyone with a connection to a blood cancer.
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    Patient Aid
    Serves children and adults diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and myleoma and works with families as well. Provides patient financial aid, advocacy, information and referral, educational materials, and patient and family support groups, including First Connection, which will match a newly diagnosed patient with a survivor. Sponsors a variety of fundraising opportunities including marathons, triathalons, and walks.
    1311 Mamaroneck Ave
    Suite 310
    White Plains, NY 10605
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    Patient Aid
    Serves children and adults diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and myleoma and works with families as well. Provides patient financial aid, advocacy, information and referral, educational materials, and patient and family support groups, including First Connection, which will match a newly diagnosed patient with a survivor. Sponsors a variety of fundraising opportunities including marathons, triathalons, and walks.
    100 North 20th Street
    Suite 405
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Western PA and West Virginia
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Financial Assistance
    Provides financial assistance to patients receiving treatment for blood cancers. A co-pay program that covers some costs associated with drugs and treatment. Provides assistance for the patient who experiences hardships with health insurance premiums and drug co-pays for certain blood cancer diagnoses. May provide stipends for transportation to medical appointments.
    333 East Carson Street
    Riverwalk Corporate Centre, Suite 441
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Eligibility: People diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Lifesteps
    Lifesteps, Inc. - Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group
    Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is a social group for families as they attempt to handle the challenges presented them after a diagnosis. Provides opportunities for social events as well as education and information-sharing. Members are referred by the Visiting Nurses Association, local rehabilitation centers, local hospitals, and from other participants.
    383 New Castle Road
    Butler, PA 16001
    Eligibility: Anyone who is a caregiver of someone with Dementia or Alzheimer
    Hours: Third Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm
    Linked By Pink
    Linked By Pink - Breast Cancer Support Group
    Breast cancer support group
    PO Box 8177
    Erie, PA 16505
    Lupus Foundation of America, Inc
    Lupus Foundation of America - Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter
    Non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure for lupus. - Provide direct financial support to research or emergency funding for qualified emergency needs related to lupus - Advocate to increase public and private support for research on lupus - Translate research finding into medically-sound information and programs - Heighten public awareness of the causes and consequences of lupus - Support individuals with lupus, their families and caregivers
    Rydal Square
    500 Old York Road, Suite 110
    Jenkintown, PA 19046
    Eligibility: Open to the public
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Lupus Foundation of America, Inc
    Lupus Foundation of PA, Inc.
    Our mission is to promote awareness, education, service and research for those affected by lupus. Support Group Meetings are available throughout the state to help lupus patients and their families understand the many aspects of lupus.
    100 W. Station Square Drive
    Landmarks Building, Suite 217
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Eligibility: Open to anyone interested.
    Hours: Weekdays 9am to 5pm
    Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania
    Support Group for Lupus Patients
    Support group for Lupus patients, families, co-workers/employers
    100 West Station Square Drive
    Suite 217
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Eligibility: Lupus patients and their family, friends, co-workers/employers
    Lyme Basics
    Lyme Disease Association - Information Meetings & Support Group
    LDASEPA Regular meetings are at the Kennett Friends Meeting, Route 82 in Kennett Square, PA - 7:00 to 9:00 PM, the third Wednesday of the month. Each meeting normally begins with a speaker presentation at 7:00 PM followed by Q&A and open discussion. Address: 250 N. Union St. Kennett Square, PA 19348
    P. O. Box 181
    Pocopson, PA 19366
    Macula Vision Research Foundation
    Macula Vision Research Foundation - Macular Degeneration Support Groups
    In 1989, Karen and Herb Lotman became very interested in finding out who was working to find the cure and prevention for macula degeneration. To their dismay, they learned that there was very little coordinated research or testing being done — even though it is the leading cause of blindness in adults. Most people take their vision for granted until an injury or vision abnormality makes them realize that the ability to see is fundamental to our daily life and an irreplaceable asset. Macular degeneration affects 15 million Americans. An impaired macula prevents a person from clearly seeing objects straight ahead; such as faces, words on a page, pictures, flowers, television. At its worst, the sufferer has only very limited peripheral vision people cannot see the faces of their children and grandchildren. The Genetic Link: Since Karen's mother has macular degeneration, they had real concerns about the genetic link to future generations of their family. That is why they have chosen to devote their time, efforts, and resources to creating the Macula Vision Research Foundation. A Focus of Their Lives They intend to make its success a major focus of their lives, with the hope that the members of their family and yours will not endure needless suffering from macular degeneration. In November 1997, the Lotmans gathered a group of preeminent vision scientists in Florida. This seminar was not structured like other meetings. The foremost retina experts from various backgrounds, surgeons, pathologists, geneticists, and neuroscientists dedicated to macula degeneration research would confer in an interactive seminar format. This broad range of expertise was one of the reasons the meeting was unusually successful. In most meetings, surgeons meet with surgeons, geneticists with geneticists, etc. 16 Pages of Notes: A leading retina clinician said, "I haven't taken notes at meetings for the last ten years because I didn't learn anything that I did not already know, but at this meeting I took 16 pages of notes because the various disciplines of everyone there enabled me to learn many new facts." The Florida meeting was so well received that the Macula Vision Scientific Advisory Board was established. Robert Molday, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Ophthalmology and Director of the Center for Macular Research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada is the Chairman. The Board is composed of outstanding vision scientists whose function as board members is to advise on research grants and Foundation policy. The Foundation was awarded charitable, tax-exempt 501(C)(3) status in June, 1998. On February 1, 1999, the Board of Scientific Advisors, after reviewing many funding requests, announced the first research grants. Four three-year grants and one grant for one year totaling $1 million were awarded. To date, grants totaling more than $14 million have been awarded to an exceptional group of vision scientists. The hope is that their interdisciplinary approach, in order to increase the opportunity of discerning the genetic links that predispose families to macular degeneration, will be successful. Scientific conferences are held every 18 months. The tenth major research conference will take place in March 2011. While these conferences illustrate the progress in understanding macular degeneration that has taken place, they also document how much remains to be done. The hope is that the interdisciplinary approach fostered by the Foundation will be of importance to both researchers and clinicians. The Karen and Herbert Lotman Foundation carry all of the administrative costs of the Foundation, therefore every dollar that you contribute goes directly to research and public education programs. Your support enhances MVRF's continued growth. MVRF looks forward to making a positive difference in the vision of the future.
    One Tower Bridge
    100 Front Street, Suite 300
    West Conshohocken, PA 19428
    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System
    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System - Breast Cancer Support Group
    Support for any woman who has had breast cancer to exchange information and examine their feelings about themselves and their relationships. Meets Magee-Women's Hospital. Call for information.
    300 Halket Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Eligibility: Support groups are open to the community.
    Messiah Lifeways
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    Support group for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease. Caregivers share personal experiences and receive support from others. Education and information is provided as well. Affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association.
    100 Mt. Allen Drive
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Eligibility: Anyone
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Arthritis Support Group
    Open to all persons with arthritis or related illnesses
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Breast Cancer Support Group
    Open to all breast cancer patients and their families
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Cancer Support Group
    Open to all cancer patients and their families
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Deaf Share Group
    Open to all deaf persons and their family, friends or caregivers, and provides an opportunity to discuss common issues and concerns.
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Diabetes Support Group
    Helps patients and their families balance their lives and take a positive approach to Living with Diabetes. Free and open to the public.
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Fibromyalgia Support Group
    Helps patients and families better understand lupus
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Prostate Cancer Support Group
    This support group is free and open to all prostate cancer patients and their families.
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Renal Support Group
    This support group is free and open to all patients and their families with diseases or disorders of the kidneys.
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Schizophrenia Support Group
    This support group is free and open to all persons interested in this mental illness.
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Special Family and Friends Support Group
    This support group helps parents with special needs children to create a balanced family environment. This support group is free and open to the public.
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Stroke Support Group
    This support group is free and open to all persons recovering from strokes and their families.
    1163 Country Club Road
    Monongahela, PA 15063
    Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Ostomy Support Group
    This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends.
    3547 Washington Road
    Finleyville, PA 15332
    Hours: 1:00pm, First Friday of each month
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Support Groups
    Helping people learn coping strategies from peers and professionals. Professionals facilitate these support groups. Programs are open to anyone who has experienced vision loss. - Diabetic Sight Loss - education on Diabetes management and understanding how it impacts sight loss. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of vision loss. - General Sight Loss - two support groups, meeting in different parts of Montgomery County.
    25 East Marshall Street
    3rd Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter
    Multiple Sclerosis Society, Making Strides Support Group
    Mission: The purpose of the MS Newly Diagnosed Support Group is to offer support and information to those who are struggling with issues related to multiple sclerosis, focusing on the early stages of the disease. Group members will respect the opinions and feelings of others, with the goal of making each person who attends feel accepted and welcomed. Group is specifically designed to help meet the needs of those who are newly-diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; offers emotional and informational support on all aspects of dealing with multiple sclerosis; sometimes have guest speakers who offer expertise in different areas
    Country Meadows of Leader Heights
    2760 Pine Grove Road
    York, PA 17403
    Eligibility: Diagnosed with MS, focusing on the newly-diagnosed
    Hours: 1st Tuesday, 10:00am
    Muscular Dystroph