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Self-Help/Support Groups

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  • Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.0200

    Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experienced physical or emotional abuse within the context of the home or workplace, human trafficking, sexual assault or violent crime. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for participants; and may be structured for victims/survivors of abuse and/or violence, for family members and others affected by the violence, or for perpetrators of family violence.
  • Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500-030

    Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-030

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have adopted a child or are considering or in the process of adoption, birth parents who relinquished a child for adoption, people who were, themselves adopted, foster care providers, children in foster care, kinship caregivers (paternal or maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members, members of a child's tribe or clan, godparents, stepparents, neighbors, friends of the family or other adults who can serve as "family"), children cared for by relatives under a formal or informal kinship care arrangement and/or adults who, as children, were raised in foster or kinship care. Groups may also be structured for adoptees, siblings and/or birth parents who have been reunited; older kinship caregivers who have taken on an unexpected parenting role later in life; and people who have other kinship issues, e.g., grandparents and other relatives who have been denied access to a grandchild or other youngster due to a death or divorce in the child's family. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Aging/Older Adult Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-050

    Aging/Older Adult Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-050

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals in the later years of their lives. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the quality of life issues that affect them all.
  • Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (38)
    PN-8100.0500-070

    Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-070

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from an alcohol use disorder.
  • Bereavement and Grief Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.1000

    Bereavement and Grief Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced a loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce or separation and are trying to cope with their grief as a result. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.1400

    Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups

    PN-8100.1400

    Mutual support groups whose members are family, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a temporary, chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants ensure their own well-being while remaining involved in the intense care of a loved one. Also included are care receiver support groups that help people who have a caregiver cope with the fact that they require care. Care receiver support groups are often offered in conjunction with caregiver support groups and are structured to allow care receivers to participate in their own group while their caregiver attends another.
  • Chronic Disease Self Management Programs (10)
    LH-2700.1540

    Chronic Disease Self Management Programs

    LH-2700.1540

    Health care programs that provide multidisciplinary education, training and support regarding recommended therapeutic regimens, medical procedures and self-care for adults, adolescents and/or children who have undergone surgery or who have chronic conditions (such as diabetes, asthma/COPD, kidney disease/ESRD, heart disease/hypertension and AIDS) that require ongoing management, and/or for family members who may be involved in their care or affected by their condition. The objective of these programs is to empower patients to manage their own chronic conditions in partnership with their health care providers. Chronic disease self management assistance may be provided in a variety of settings including classes/workshops, individual counseling sessions and as home-based services, particularly in situations where conditions in the home have an impact on the individual's illness. Chronic diseases are illnesses that are prolonged, do not resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely.
  • Domestic Violence Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0200-180

    Domestic Violence Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-180

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been involved in physical or emotional abuse by a spouse or other partner. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; and may be structured for victims of domestic violence, those responsible for battering them, or for adults or adolescents who as children were traumatized by witnessing violence in their homes.
  • Drug Use Disorder Support Groups (3)
    PN-8100.0500-180

    Drug Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-180

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a disorder involving the use of drugs including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from a drug use disorder.
  • General Addictions/Substance Use Disorder Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-270

    General Addictions/Substance Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-270

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have any type of behavioral addiction or a substance use disorder involving alcohol or other drugs. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help those who participate modify their behavior; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
  • General Bereavement and Grief Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.1000-250

    General Bereavement and Grief Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000-250

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced a loss, such as the death of a loved one, divorce or separation. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; are open to anyone who has had a loss rather than structured for people with particular types of losses; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups for Cancer (1)
    PN-8100.3000 * YF-3000.1480

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups for Cancer

    PN-8100.3000 * YF-3000.1480

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

  • Human Trafficking Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0200-300

    Human Trafficking Support Groups

    PN-8100.0200-300

    Mutual support groups whose members are victims of human trafficking, most frequently people who have been coerced into unpaid or underpaid labor, servitude, prostitution or forced marriage. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources for participants.
  • Immigrant/Refugee Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-330

    Immigrant/Refugee Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-330

    Mutual support groups whose members are immigrants, refugees, temporary workers and other newcomers. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the cultural transition and quality of life issues that affect them all.
  • LGBTQ2+ Support Groups (5)
    PN-8100.4500-400

    LGBTQ2+ Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-400

    Mutual support groups whose members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit or as part of other communities such as those in the process of coming out or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Groups may also be structured for parents, children, heterosexual partners or other relatives or significant others. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Mental Health Related Support Groups (6)
    PN-8100.5000

    Mental Health Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.5000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem.
  • Mental Health Self Management Programs (17)
    RR-5240

    Mental Health Self Management Programs

    RR-5240

    Mental health programs that provide education, training and support for people with severe mental illnesses such as depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia that helps them manage their disorder, prevent relapses and re-hospitalizations and achieve personal recovery goals. Participants adopt a self-management care plan; actively share in decision-making with mental health professionals; monitor and manage signs and symptoms or their own condition; manage the impact of the condition on their physical, emotional, occupational and social functioning; and have access to and confidence in their ability to use support services.
  • Parent Support Groups (5)
    PN-8100.6500-650

    Parent Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-650

    Mutual support groups for parents who share a common characteristic or circumstance such as being single parents, dual career parents, multiple birth parents, parents with children who are out of control, or parents of children with disabilities, who come together for educational and social purposes as well as for mutual support. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
  • Parenting/Family Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.6500

    Parenting/Family Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experiences relating to adoption, birth control, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, foster care, kinship care, marriage, parenting, separation/divorce, single parenting, step families, blended families, grandparent rights or other family situations. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Religion/Spirituality Related Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.4500-700

    Religion/Spirituality Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-700

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who are questioning their religion or experiencing a loss of faith, willingly or unwillingly leaving a religion (particularly a fundamentalist one), converting to a new religion, or who have questions relating to religious or spiritual values; are having experiences such as visions or near-death experiences which they are having difficulty interpreting and integrating; or are clergymen or women or others who are losing their religious vocation and want to leave their order. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes and resolve any ambivalence they may have as they begin a new life.
  • Support Groups (87)
    PN-8100

    Support Groups

    PN-8100

    Autonomous groups of individuals who share a common problem or concern, either directly or through their partners and families, who meet together on a voluntary basis, either in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, to fulfill a need, overcome a disability or cope with a crisis. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Included are professionally-facilitated groups, faith-based and secular 12-step models with or without professional participation, groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters, and groups that have no professional participation and/or no specifically-structured format.
  • Women's Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.4500-900

    Women's Support Groups

    PN-8100.4500-900

    Mutual support groups whose members are women who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other women in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.