*THERE ARE MANY HUNDREDS OF ADDITIONAL LOCAL COMMUNITY,
ONLINE & NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS AVAILABLE TO THOSE
They include a broad range of
other stressful life situations that include most illnesses, bereavement
situations, disabilities, divorce, parenting problems, family
issues, other trauma experiences, job clubs, and many other life
transitions and adversities.
on any of those support groups available, please call the Clearinghouse at 1-800-367-6274, remember it as 1-800-FOR-M.A.S.H.
To find a group near you, simply click
on the type of group (above) that you are looking for. When you find a
group that you are interested in, we suggest the following:
the group before you attend, to learn what is on the agenda for that next meeting,
or in other words, what happens at a meeting; and to make sure that the
meeting information hasn’t changed (we update the group info at least
annually, but groups sometimes change their meeting times & place).
ü When you
call a contact person, please be courteous as to what time you phone -
don't call too early in the morning, or too late at night if you are
calling a home phone number.
contact us if you find any incorrect information.
ü Phone us
if you cannot find an appropriate group. If you have Internet access and
are interested, we can often provide you with an online support group.
Also, we are always finding out about new community groups.
Please Note: Our Clearinghouse neither
evaluates nor rates the individual self-help support groups listed. We
include groups in our listings based on their own reports of charging no
fee for service (minimal dues are acceptable), providing group peer
support, group ownership by members,
and above all, mutual aid -
people helping each other within the group. Our provision of
information on a group does not constitute an endorsement of that group,
nor does omission of a group from our listings signify disapproval. A few
groups may have escaped our attention. The ultimate evaluation of a
self-help group is determined by those who attend it, and the group’s
survival depends on the continued participation of people who have found it
helpful. Whether for yourself or as a referral for a client, you are the
ultimate judge in deciding whether a group is appropriate to your needs.
Learn more about a group by visiting their website, requesting group
materials, or emailing or phoning to ask questions about their group.
Self-help means more control – and more responsibility in
know a group that is not included in our listing, but should be, please
give us a call 1-800-367-6274 / 973-989-1122
or email us.