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SUPPORT GROUPS

Acoustic Neuroma Association-West Bloomfield Chapter; Gail Beale; 1-248-681-0780. Patients, family and friends invited to support group meetings.

Al-Anon Family Groups; 1-888-425-2666. Provides support for families and friends of problem drinkers.
www.al-anonfamilygroups.org

Alcoholics Anonymous; 1-877-337-0611.

Bereaved Parents of Adult Children; Teri Prentice; 1-734-675-8068. A support group for parents who have experienced the death of an adult child. Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2550 Edsel, Trenton

Brown Family Center; 678 E. Huron River Drive, Belleville 48111; Mary Martinez, bereavement counselor; 1-734-697-5090. Grief support group.

Caregiver Support Groups; 1-734-955-6752, ext. 228. Sponsored by the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. Groups meet in Wyandotte, Romulus, Redford Township and Westland.
www.waynemetro.org

Celebrate Recovery; Trenton Church of Christ, 2650 Grange Road, Trenton 48183; 1-734-676-1797. It is a Christ-centered recovery program that meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.
www.tcoc.org

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction & Fibromalgia Syndrome Support & Education Group; Betty Mazaras; 1-313-945-0525.

Compulsive Gambling Program; Daniel Klinkert; 1-734-955-3652 or 1-313-389-7500. Community Care Services offers a program to help adults who feel they have a gambling problem and are willing to accept help.
www.comcareserv.org

Crohn's & Colitis Support Group; Brandy Nusser; 1-734-558-6843. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Henry Ford Self-Health Center, 23400 Allen Road, Woodhaven. Email: brandynuss1@yahoo.com.

Downriver Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Inc.; Ellen Bernard; 1-734-585-8752. Meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Knights of Columbus Robert Jones Council No. 3078, 25160 W. Outer Drive, Lincoln Park.

Downriver Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group, Southgate. The Downriver Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group sanctioned by the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Southgate Veteran's Memorial Library at 14680 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI 48195. Meetings are the 3rd Thur. of each month from 6-7:30pm. Contact Cindy McGrath 734-284-2228 or Rebecca Szpaichler 734-558-1765 for more information.

Downriver Multiple Sclerosis Support Group; Nancy Parker; 1-734-676-6320.

Gibraltar Food Pantry; 29885 Bayview, Gibraltar; 1-734-676-5266. Serving residents of the City of Gibraltar and residents of Brownstown living East of I-75, South of Vreeland Road and North of woodruff Road. Pantry Hours: Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm; Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00 noon.

Guiding Hand Pregnancy Refuge; 16994 Telegraph Road, Taylor 48180; Sandy Evans; 1-734-946-5680. Hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. email: evangelbaptist@comcast.net

Hearing Loss Association-Downriver Chapter; Dottie Wendell; 1-734-692-6975 or 1-313-562-5937. Meets monthly at the William D. Ford Senior Activities Center, 6750 Troy, Taylor; email: dotw7955@yahoo.com or audreypleasant@gmail.com

Huntington's Disease Support Group for Caregivers & Those Affected; Betty Colucci; 734-947-1058. Support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at American House, 25250 Eureka Road, Taylor

International WAGR Syndrome Association; P.O. Box 392, Allen Park 48101; Annie Prusakiewicz, chairwoman; 1-313-381-4302. WAGR stands for Wilms' Tumor, Aniridia, Genitourinary Abnormalities, Retardation (cognitive delays)
www.wagr.org

Lymphedema Support Group; 1-313-928-8078.

Maplegrove Day Camp Downriver; 1-734-282-5497. Summer day camp for children in families struggling with alcohol and/or drug use or abuse. Parent group also offered.

Metro Detroit Share; 1-313-292-6768. A volunteer support group of parents who have lost babies through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss. The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4422, 11590 Pine, Taylor.
www.metrodetroitsharegroup.com

Narcotics Anonymous; 1-248-543-7200.

National Information Center, formerly the Gerstmann Syndrome Support Network; Gerald Olseski Jr.; 1-734-479-1517.

Overeaters Anonymous; 1-734-282-2227.

Parent Help Line; 1-800-942-HELP.

Parents Without Partners Inc.; Mary Murdock; 1-734-722-5394. Single-parent support group.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Downriver; P.O. Box 1797, Southgate 48195; Mike Neubecker; 1-734-783-2950.
www.pflagdownriver.org

Parkinson's Downriver Support Group; Morley Juby; 1-734-671-0020.

Rainbows; Connie Gladhill, director; 1-313-381-3000. Peer support group for children and adolescents who have experienced a change in their families due to a death, divorce or any other life-altering experience. Also includes the Guiding Kids Through Life's Storms group.
www.rainbows.org

Redeemed Recovery; 1-734-287-7100. Meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at New Heights Community Campus, 11501 Allen Road, Southgate.

Schizophrenics Anonymous; 1-734-785-7714. Presented by The Guidance Center.

Supportive Education Program; 1-313-389-7500. Community Care Services offers a program that assists adults with serious mental health disorders to prepare to complete college-level courses and re-enter the workforce. Participants must be in the mental health system and meet other program requirements.
www.comcareserv.org

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Dearborn; 1-313-292-1496 or 1-313-562-0980.

Teen Parent Educational Programs. 1-313-389-0234 (Lincoln Park residents); 1-734-946-6613 (Taylor residents); 1-734-246-4633 (Southgate residents); 1-734-246-1008, ext. 2228 (Wyandotte residents); and 1-734-379-4704 (Downriver High School - southern Downriver residents). School programs are offered for pregnant teens or those with children. Consultation and support services are available.

The Compassionate Friends, Livonia Chapter; Kathy Rambo, Brenda Hernandez and Rhonda Temple, leaders; 1-734-778-0800. The group assists people with their grief following the death of a child of any age, and provides information to help others be supportive. The meetings are 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at St. Timothy Presbyterian Church, 16700 Newburgh Road, Livonia.
www.tcflivonia.org

The Guidance Center support groups; Rita Turner-Sheerin; 1-734-785-7705, ext. 7188. Groups include a grandparents raising grandchildren support and education group; a birth parent support and training group for any parent involved in the child protective services or foster care system; and a foster parent support and training group. Also, Anita Rothert; 1-734-785-7705, ext. 7035. Variety of education groups for parents and families, including Love & Logic, Families in Action and Parenting from the Heart, among others.

The Information Center Caregiver Education and Support Groups; 20500 Eureka Road, Suite 100, Taylor 48180; 1-734-282-7171. The groups provide education, resources and support for families and friends caring for an elderly or disabled loved one, spouse or friend. Group meetings are free. For a listing of support groups held in Taylor, Dearborn and Woodhaven, call Erica Hartman at 1-734-287-7858.
www.theinfocenter.info

Time 2 Live; Southpoint Community Christian Church, 5699 Fort St., Trenton 48183. Support group for those with chronic pain. Meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Email: addtojulieslist@yahoo.com

Tinnitus Support Group; Den Nagy; 1-313-383-1731. Support group for people with ringing in the ears; meetings are held quarterly.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly); Nancy Mascaro Miller; 1-313-291-3558. Meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Oakwood Heritage Hospital, 10000 Telegraph Road, Taylor.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly); 1-313-292-1496 or 1-313-563-1072. Meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 29195 Beech, Dearborn.

Young Mother's Assistance Program; 1-734-513-7598. This program provides support services for pregnant and parenting teens and young adults ages 13 to 21. The primary focus is to provide information, education, referrals and adult mentors to assist with the role of becoming a parent.



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