*THERE ARE MANY
HUNDREDS OF ADDITIONAL LOCAL COMMUNITY, ONLINE & NATIONAL SUPPORT
GROUPS AVAILABLE TO THOSE IN NEED.
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. (Mutual
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 &
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 your hands.
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.