Area Support Groups
Original List Compiled
by ReminderNews Editorial Department.
If you have local support groups, please submit info to help@1Vernon.org
Latin American Parents Association meets monthly. Call Linda Reindel at
Meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Ellington Wesleyan Church, 276 Crystal
Lake Road in Ellington.
Meets Sundays 7:30-9 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, Elm St.,
Rockville. Use Union St. entrance.
Meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Johnís Episcopal Church, 523
Hartford Turnpike, (Route
For network meeting and news letter, call 490-4611.
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and
Health Services, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon. For registration call
Meets 2nd Monday of the month, Sept.-May at Manchester Memorial Hospital
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The group offers speakers on various topics related
to Autism and special needs children.
North Central Hospice and VNHS offers Bereavement Groups in Vernon. For
information call 872-9163, ext. 2425.
Meets the third Thursday of the month in Manchester. Doors open at 6:30
p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Call The Compassionate Friends East of the River
CT Chapter at 860-375-3087 or visit TCFEastOFTheRiverCT.org.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength meets at DeQuattro Cancer Center,
Manchester every other Monday; 5:30-7 p.m. Call 312-873-2757 or email
email@example.com for information.
Offered by Rockville General Hospital, first Wednesday of each month,
7-9 p.m. For cost and registration, call Perinatal Education at
A group for people caring for others meets the third Thursday of each
month 10 - 11:30 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT,
Inc., 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon. Lower Level Board Room II.
A loss and grief Support group meets Fridays at 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the
First Cong. Church of Vernon. Those who have experienced the loss of a
loved one is welcome. Call 875- 7580.
Need Both Parents:
Meetings for custody and Parent/Children alienation meets 2nd
Wednesday of the month at Cafe Lafayette, Call Kenny at 881-6311.
Meets Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Meadowlark Rd.,
Vernon. Call Craig at 978-660-1176 or Heidi at 454-8717.
For bereaved parents who have lost a child, meets 2nd Tuesday of each
month 7:30-9 p.m. at Rockville General Hospital. Call 656-0260.
Type 1: If you are interested in attending or developing a Type 1
Diabetes Support Group in the Tolland area, please contact Nicole Miller
at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Programs held at the Rockville-Tolland Seventh Day Adventist Church
located at 9 Hartford Turnpike, Tolland, at the junction of Routes 30
and 74. A few basic lifestyle changes can help you break free of the
trap of depression. Call 860- 377-8700 for information on upcoming
Meets every Thursday 6:30-8 p.m. at Morganster Family Institute, 475
Buckland St., South Windsor. Call Paula 644-7685, ext. 2.
A 12-step program for families and friends affected by substance abuse
or behavior problems of a loved one meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at
Rockville United Methodist Church, 142 Grove St. Call 875-4852 for
Child Care Providers Assn:
Offers support, referrals and workshops, for licensed providers. Call
Bonnie at 648-2829 for details.
The CT affiliate of The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. at Hall Memorial
Library, Ellington. Contact Stefany Saccente at 871-0934 for more
Meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at First Cong. Church, 10 Elm Hill Rd.,
Talcottville. Call in CT 1-888-424-3577.
To learn about UConn Health Centerís free and confidential Gambling
Treatment Study, call JoAnne at 679-2177 or toll-free at 1-877-400-0570.
Peer-to-peer support group for families who have experienced the death
of a child, grandchild or sibling of any age from pre-birth to very
mature adult. Call Bettie-Jeanne at 860-870-7581.
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month 7-9 p.m. at UConn Health Center,
Farmington. Call 643-2265 for information.
Meet for social and support activities. Call 871-1636 or 623-8343.
A class for children ages 2-10 whose parents are expecting another baby.
Meets one Sunday a month at Rockville Hospital. Call 872-5196 for
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month, Farmington/Unionville Senior Center,
321 New Britain Ave, Unionville. 7 p.m. Call Randy at 658-9938 for more
Prostate Cancer support group meets monthly from 7-830 p.m. at John A.
DeQuattro Cancer Center, 73 Haynes St., Manchester. Call 1-800-492-7161,
press #3, and ask for ext. 4828.
Menopause Support Group, South Windsor. Meets the first Tuesday of each
month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact information: 203-560-2501 or
DivorceSupport1.com. Taylor will return each phone call within 24 hours.
Health Association: Offers support groups for those suffering from
depression, anxiety, or panic disorders. Call 1-800-842-1501.
Club of Ellington:
At-home moms in Ellington should e-mail email@example.com for more
Club of Tolland:
For at home moms in Tolland who would like to meet other at home moms
and their kids. The MOMS Club of Tolland (Moms Offering Moms Support)
offers playgroups, moms night out and many other activities every month.
The group holds a social at Tolland Library the 2nd Thursday of each
month at 10 a.m. Contact Beth at 860-454-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Support group for at-home Moms is seeking new members in Vernon/Bolton.
Playgroups, park days, discussion groups, and more. Call Karen at
In Touch International:
Interdenominational group meets at First Baptist Church of Tolland 75
Cider Mill Rd.,10-11 a.m. Thursdays to pray for their children and their
school. For more information call 860-871-0592 or visit MomsInTouch.org.
Meets at the Vernon Police Station, 725 Hartford Tpke, at 7 p.m. the
first Friday of the month. Call Nancy at 742-5155 or Marty at 749-7108
for more information.
Recovering addicts meet regularly to support each other in staying
clean. Call 1-800-627-3543 to locate a meeting in your area.
Offers free addiction counseling, assessments and referrals nationwide.
Call 1-800-468-6933 or www.stopaddictionnow.com.
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month 7 p.m., VNA, 8 Keystone Drive,
Vernon. Sept.-Nov., March-June. All ostomates are welcome. Call 872-9163
for more information.
Has a meeting at a time and location convenient for you. Call 218-8550
Meets 3rd Friday of each month at the Ellington Senior Center. Call Anna
Turner 870-3131 for details.
Parents, Family and Friends of Gays and Lesbians meets 3rd Wednesday of
the month at Immanuel Cong. Church, Hartford, 7:30 p.m. Call 633-5111.
A nonprofit organization devoted to offering peer support and advocacy
to those who have lost loved ones to violence. For information or to
find a support group near you, call 257-7388 or 1-888-833-4764.
of a loss to Suicide:
The Anchor is an outreach program & support group for those who have
lost someone to suicide. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the 2nd
and 4th Mondays of each month. Meetings are held at the CPCC Center for
Community, located at 855 Chapel Road in South Windsor. For more
information, e-mail email@example.com; or call Nancy at 860-654-0045;
or Dave at 860- 610-0822.
Available to all veterans regardless of branch of service or non-combat
or combat status, every Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m. at the Manchester Weiss
Center, (enter and park at the rear of the building. Call 729-3163 on
Tuesdays; and 872-6433 all other days. Walk-ins are asked to bring your
DD-214 service record. All counseling is at no cost to the veteran.
Devoted to the development of communication skills; meets 2nd and 4th
Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. Call Thea at 872-0760. Visit
toastmasters.org for more information.