La Leche League of Columbia meets fourth Friday


July 17, 2014

These groups meet regularly.

Bereavement Support Group — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome; however not appropriate for children. St. Francis of Assisi Church, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton. 410-792-0470.

Camp Love — Two-hour sessions in July for ladies only. Focus sessions include: Surviving Abusive Relationships; Focusing on Your Nutritional Value; Developing Dynamic Health Regimens; Building Healthy Matters: Stress Management; Empowering Self and Building High Self Esteem; Choosing You Even When it Hurts; and Overcoming Grief and Depression. Enjoy organic tea and homemade cake while working together. MPB Group Inc., 5840 Banneker Road, Suite 270, Columbia. For details, 260-226-7192 $80 per person. 

Family support group — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. For family and friends of adults with mental illness. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City. 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 Columbia — Fourth Friday, 10:30 a.m. at the cafe upstairs at Wegmans; first Friday, 10 a.m., and third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia; and toddler meetings on varying mornings at 10:15 a.m., in library meeting rooms. Support/help with breast-feeding questions.

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

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Support group for parents of transgender and gender nonconforming children. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Qigong: Meditation in Motion — Mondays, 11 a.m. through Aug. 18. Taught by Bridget Hughes. Drop-in rate $15. Registration and payment required. or 410-964-9100, Ext. 2.

Rise and Grow Women's Support Group — Second and fourth Fridays. Are you a woman who is transitioning through the end of a marriage or long-term relationship? No matter where you are in the process, you are welcome to join the group of women who share common experiences and feelings. Meetings are safe and confidential. Howard County Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. 301-332-2432.

Sickle Cell Disease Support Group — Fourth Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Meets in Howard County General Hospital, Classroom A. (Upon arrival, check information board for any change of location.) 410-465-4822.

These groups meet regularly.

Abusive relationships — Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. HopeWorks, new name for Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia. Free child care. 410-997-0304.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Sundays, 7 p.m. Share experience, strength and hope with each other to solve this common problem and help others to recover. Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

Bereaved Parents of Baltimore — Monthly sharing groups in Lutherville, Westminster and Columbia. Self-help grief support for parents, grandparents and siblings mourning the loss of a child. Monthly newsletter. 410-321-7053.

Chemically Dependent Anonymous — Fridays, 5 p.m. A fellowship of recovering addicts and alcoholics. Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. 1-888-232-4673.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous — Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Information and support for anyone suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or under-eating. No fees, no weigh-ins. Community Room, Harper House, 5495 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Barb, 443-851-6634; Sharon, 443-285-2603 or

HIV/AIDS — Monday evenings in Columbia. For meeting location, time and more information, 240-606-3093; or the Howard County Health Department, 410-313-2333 or 1-866-313-6300.

Marriage: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. A five-week couple's group therapy seminar to improve communication, connection, intimacy and understanding in the relationship. Couples seeking additional help may choose to be placed with a therapist for individual couples counseling upon completion of the group. Rolling group; $250 per couple. 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy. Suite 209, Columbia. 410-740-8067.

Narcotics Anonymous — Mondays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. For recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.

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