Support groups around Howard County

July 22, 2011

These groups meet regularly.

Caregivers support group — Fourth Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Winter Growth Adult Day Care Center, 5466 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-964-9616.

Family support group — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. For family and friends of adults with mental illness. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, room 3, 10755 Scaggsville Road, Laurel. 410-772-9300 or

Family Members of an Adult or Teen with a Mental Illness — Fourth Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking group. Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. 410-772-9300 or

La Leche League of Western Howard County — Fourth Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m. Breastfeeding information and support. Linden-Linthicum UMC, 12101 Linden-Linthicum Lane, Clarksville. Jennifer, 410-864-8080 or Jolene, 410-905-5208 or or

La Leche League of Columbia — Fourth Friday, 10 a.m. Toddler meetings. Support/help with breastfeeding questions. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Ann, 410-309-4940.

Living with Breast Cancer Support Group — Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. Registration requested. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia. 410-964-9100, ext. 5.

Mental illness — Last Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. 410-772-9300.

Mommy and Me Cafe — Fourth Friday, various locations. Expectant mothers, mothers, children, grandmothers and aunts are all welcome. Meet and mingle with other breastfeeding families. In addition to the valuable mother-to-mother support, an accredited La Leche League Leader will be on hand for questions or one-on-one time at the cafe and ready to share warm and respectful information about breastfeeding. Ann, 410-309-4940, Bernadette, 301-421-1177, Katie, 410-461-3423 or

Sickle Cell Disease Support Group — Fourth Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Meeting at the Howard County General Hospital, Classroom A (upon arrival, check Information Board for any change to location). 410-465-4822.

Stage IV Breast Cancer support group — Fourth Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia. Registration required. 410-740-5858.

Stroke support group — Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Howard County General Hospital, 5759 Cedar Lane, Bolduc Family Outpatient Center, Columbia. 410-884-4641.

Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Groups must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those that meet in Howard County. Send information to: Support groups, Patuxent Publishing Co., 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-332-6495; or email

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