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The Merchandiser will print your support group meetings once a month, free of charge.  In order to provide a current listing to our readers we will need you to submit your group meeting to us at: The Merchandiser, Support Groups, PO Box 840, Lebanon, PA 17042; e-mail ; fax to 717-273-0420; or drop off the information at your local Merchandiser office.

12-Step Program – For Addictions, Hangups, Hurts. Meets Mondays 7 p.m. 74 Bethel Rd./Rt. 501, Evangelical Church, Pine Grove. Call 570-345-8422.

Al-Anon – Meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., at Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 45 N. Chestnut St., Palmyra.

Al-Anon Family Group – Meets at the CHEB?building of the Good Samaritan Hospital at 223 S. 4th Street, Lebanon on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. For more info, call the Lancaster/Lebanon Al-Anon Intergroup at 1-800-671-5994.

Al-Anon Family Group – Step by Step to Recovery meets Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. at Grace UCC, Rt. 897, 1000 South 5th Ave., Lebanon.

Al-Anon Family Group – Meets Wed. night 7 PM at Trinity U.C.C. S. Railroad & Pine Sts. Palmyra. Call 717-838-2688 more info.

Al-Anon: Haven Al-Anon Family Group – Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Philhaven Hospital.?For more info call 717-838-7529 or 717-964-2147.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Meets each Sunday, 8-9 p.m., at St. Peter’s UCC, 277 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove. Please use rear entrance for fellowship hall.

Alley Center for the Blind – Offers various social and support groups. 2550 Hanford Dr., Lebanon. For a list of dates, times and groups, please call 717-274-6711. www.sabvi.com

Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregiver Support Group of Eastern Lebanon County – Meets the third Monday of each month at  6:00 p.m. in the Player’s Lounge, StoneRidge Poplar Run, Myerstown.  Questions or directions call 717-866-3200.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family Support Group – Meets at Linden Village Personal Care Community the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. Call 717-274-7400 for info.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family Support Group – Meets at Country Meadows of Hershey the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Call 717-533-6996 for information. Ask for Shannon or Amy.

Alzheimer’s/Early Stage Support Group – For those facing life with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Church of the Good Shepherd, 1500 Quentin Road, Lebanon. Preregistration required. For info/registration, Jan 717-371-2231 Kathleen, 717-228-8067.

Amputee Support Team of Lancaster – Meets the last Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at the Lancaster General Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, 3rd floor Conference Center.  Call Jim Yohn, 717-665-0139 or jjyohn@dejazzd.com or visit www.astlancaster.com. 

Angels in Heaven, Mothers on Earth – Dedicated to supporting mothers who have lost a child/children. For more info, call Debbie Andrews, 610-698-6414, or Dee Taylor, 717-305-0692.

Annville Moms and Tots – For moms and their children to socialize and make new friends. Meets Wednesdays at the Annville Church of the Brethren, East Maple and Ziegler Sts., Annville from 9:15-10:45 a.m. Contact, Tina Ulrey, 717-469-0975.

Bereavement Support Group – Meets 10-11:30 a.m. in the large recreation room in Masonic Village, Sycamore North, located on the first floor. Refreshments are served, and there is no cost to attend.  For more information,  please call 717-367-1121, ext. 33576.

Bereavement Support Group – Meets at the Weaber Family Hospice Center, 202 Hathaway Park, Lebanon. For information on the sessions offered, call 717-270-4861.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Meets on the third Wednesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., at WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center, 844 Tuck St., Lebanon. Provides emotional support as well as education. For more information, call Amanda Musser, 717-639-3917.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Sechler Family Cancer Center, 844 Tuck St., Lebanon. Provides emotional support as well as education. For more information, call Amanda Musser, 717-639-3917.

Caregiver Support Groups – Meet the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m., at Mt. Hope Church Home, 3026 Mt. Hope Home Rd., Manheim. For info, call 717-665-6365, ext. 234. Meet the second Thursday of each month, 2 p.m., in The Stoneback Pavilion, Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, 1200 Grubb Rd., Palmyra. For info, contact the Social Services Dept., 717-838-5406 ext. 3501 or 3502. Meet the fourth Thursday of each month, 2:30 p.m., at Juniper Village, Lebanon. Call 717-272-8782 for more info.

Celebrate Recovery® – Men and Women’s Support Group – Addresses all types of hangups including Overspending; Anger; Overeating; Need to Control; Fear/Anxiety and more! Meetings are held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Corner, route 183/443, 1673 Long Road,  Schuylkill Haven. Call  for more information at 570-739-2241 or www.bethesdaec.org.

Celebrate Recovery® Support Group – Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1500 Quentin Rd., Lebanon. Info, Jason, 717-228-9825; Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Lebanon Area EFC, 600 Shepherd St., Jonestown; Fridays, 6:30 p.m., at Faith Fellowship. Info, 717-389-2582; Saturdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Pathfinder Building, 410 N. 9th St., Lebanon. Info, Raymond, 717-304-9662.

Celebrate Recovery® Support Group – Thursdays, 7 p.m., Christ EFC, 8477 Rt. 183, Bethel. Info, Kim, 610-914-0477.

C.H.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) – Meets at the Lebanon Community Library, 125 N. 7th St. Free. For info, call 717-838-0689.

Compassionate Friends – Meets every fourth Monday of the month at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1300 Maple St., Lebanon. Offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings, following the loss of a child. Call 717-274-2422 or 717-273-2168 for info.

Creative Expression Group for Teens – Writing and art to help process the impacts of traumatic events. Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m., SARCC, 2nd Floor, 615 Cumberland St., Lebanon. Information, Chris Ware, 717-270-6972, ext. 359 or Michelle Rodriguez, 717-270-6972, ext. 358.

Debtor’s Anonymous – For those struggling to manage their finances and/or compulsive spending. For help please visit the D.A. National website at www.debtorsanonymous.org.

Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group – Meets every third Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Masonic Village, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. For info and to RSVP,  call 717-367-1121, ext. 33164.

Devine Hope – Support group for families & individuals with disabilities. For more info call: Wendy, 717-383-6030.

Domestic Violence Support Group – Meets weekly. Contact Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Lebanon at 717-273-7190.

Eating Disorders Support Group – For  families and friends of individuals undergoing treatment for eating disorders at Penn?State Hershey Medical Center. Meets the first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Briarcrest Building in Hershey, second floor, Suite 250. For info, call 717-531-7230.

Family Support Meeting – The Family Support Fellowship of Friendship Community is lead by parents who have children with disabilities and provides information, friendship and support to families with members with disabilities. All meetings are open to the public. For info, Friendship Community Office, 1149 East Oregon Road, Lititz, or call 717-656-2466.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – Free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meets Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m., at Church of the Redeemer, 500 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey. Info, www.foodaddicts.org.

Foundation for Hope – Peer support services every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. 107 Locust St., Harrisburg. “Bullying Should Not Be Tolerated,” “Depression Does Not Have to Last Forever,” and “Life is Much Too Precious to Lose.” Free and open to the public. For more information, 1-855-HOPE-611.

Gam-Anon – Support group for families of compuslive gamblers. Meets Tuesdays, 8-9:30 p.m., Christ Church UCC, 4870 Kutztown Road, Temple; Meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Ave, Ephrata. Contact, Shirley L., 717-413-6789.

Gamblers Anonymous – Meets each Friday, 8-9 p.m., at St. Peter’s UCC, 277 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove. Please use rear entrance for fellowship hall.

Gastric Bypass Support Group – Provides peer support and resources to individuals researching, awaiting or adapting to weight loss surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Meets third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the PSU Fitness Center. Call Janelle McLeod, 1-877-609-6848 for info.

GriefShare – 1:30-3:00 p.m. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video Seminar with Experts, Support Group Discussion with Focus, and Workbook-based Personal Study and Reflection. 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven. Call 570-739-2241 or visit www.bethesdaec.org.

GriefShare – Held Wednesdays, Feb. 6-May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Players’ Lounge, StoneRidge Poplar Run, 440 E. Lincoln Ave. (Rt. 422), Myerstown. Fee charged. Info, Dana, 717-866-3507.

GriefShare Support Group – For those experiencing grief through the death of a loved one. Will meet Mondays, Feb. 11-May 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at New Beginnings Charis Fellowship Church, 430 E. Lincoln Ave. (Rt. 422E), Myerstown.  Call 717-866-5704 for information.

Harrisburg Area Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group – Monthly - every third Thursday at the Linglestown Giant-Activity Center, 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. Contact for more info, 717-580-7772.

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group – at Penn State Hershey 4th Sunday of the month (holiday times will vary), 2-3:30 p.m. Family & friends welcome. Held at the University Conference Center. Register/info, Patrice, 717-737-8097 or pennstateheadneck@gmail.com.

Healthy Relationships – Codependents Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship of men and woment who desire healthy relationships. Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30, Hope United Methodist Church, 3474 Rothsville Road, Ephrata. For more information call Bob at 717-380-4911 or Dave at 717-575-6728.

Hearing Loss Assn. of America, Lebanon Co. Chapter – Meets 4th Tuesday of the month in Freeman Auditorium at Cornwall Manor. For times & other info, 717-675-1531.

Hearing Voices Network – Support group for individuals who hear voices or experience hallucinations of any kind. Meetings held every Saturday, 10-11 a.m., at Halcyon Activity Center, 1st-Floor Meeting Room, 728 Walnut St., Lebanon. For more information, contact Dan, 717-621-1454.

HIV Support Group – For Lebanon/Hershey area. For more information, call Michael, 717-531-5850.

Huntington’s Disease Support Group – Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hershey Medical Center in the first room off the cafeteria. For anyone affected by Huntington’s Disease, or those interested in learning more about it. For more information, 717-383-0450.

Journey Through Grief: Hospice Bereavement Support Group –  Monthly daytime and evening support groups available. Rainbow Connection, for children ages 5-10, is also available. For more information call GSH?Hospice, 717-270-7672.

Kids in Communication – Single Parent/Children Support Group, for children (ages 7-13). Discussion group & Mentoring for children going through a divorce, separation or death of a parent. Free. Parents are welcome to stay at all meetings. Held Wednesday evenings 6:45-8:15 p.m., 1686 N. 7th St., Lebanon. To register, call Dave or Pat at 717-274-3443.

The Landing – Celebrate Recovery for teens. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 1500 Quentin Rd., Lebanon. www.umcogs.org.

Lebanon?County Contact Youthline – Need someone to listen? Troubled, stressed, hurting or lonely? In a crisis and don’t know where to turn? Call 272-4444, 24-hour helpline. Confidential and anonymous.

Lebanon Lupus Support Group – Meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Lebanon?VA?Medical Center, Building 22, Room 219. For info, contact Jackie Brubaker 1-888-215-8787.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Family Support Group – For patients and families who have leukemia or lymphoma. Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Penn State Hershey Medical Center, dining room C. For info, call 717-652-6520 or 717-531-4291.

Mental Health Family Member Support Groups – Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7-8:15 p.m., at Compeer of Lebanon Co., 4 S. 4th St., Unit C, Lebanon. For more info, 717-272-8317.

Mental Health Support Groups – Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:45 p.m., at Compeer of Lebanon Co., 4 S. 4th St., Unit C, Lebanon; and 2nd Thursday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m., Lebanon Townhouse Apts., 1111 Reinoehl St., Lebanon. Also 2nd & 4th Friday of every month, noon-1:15 p.m., at YMCA, 201 N. 7th St., Lebanon. (YMCA membership not necessary.) For more info, 717-272-8317.

Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. & Myasthenia Gravis Support Group – Meets first Sunday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, dining room A. For info, call 717-531-8521, ext. 283391. Free to the public.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – Palmyra Nursing Home, 341 N. Railroad St., Palmyra. Second Tues. of even months from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Cindy, 717-838-3011 for info.

Nar-Anon – Meets Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., at Trinity UMC, 25 E. Main St., Elizabethville (rear entrance). 1-855-NAR-ANON (627-2666), www.nar-anon.org, or EvilleNarAnon@gmail.com.

Narcotics Anonymous – Lebanon Valley area chapter meets daily. Call the 24-hour helpline at 717-277-7500.

Newcomers Club of Lebanon – Support group. Email lebanonnewcomersclub@yahoo.com for details.

Overeaters Anonymous – Meets Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m., at the Caron Foundation Skylight Room in Wernersville. Meets Fridays, 7:30 p.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 4200 Londonderry Rd., exit 29, Harrisburg. Meets Saturdays, 9 a.m., at St. Catherine Laboure Rectory Meeting Room, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg.

Palmyra Monday Night Al-Anon Family Group – Meets 7 p.m. Mondays at Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 45 N. Chestnut St., Palmyra, on the second floor. Free, 12-step recovery group for friends & family members of alcoholics. Info, 888-425-2666 or www.al-anon.org.

Parents of Children with Attachment Disorders – Support group will meet at 7 p.m. Immanuel UMC, Cleona. For info call 717-821-9683 or 717-304-7306.

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Bladder Cancer Support Group – For more information, call 717-531-0003, ext. 285863, or tshaw1@hmc.psu.edu.

Penn State Hershey Prostate Cancer Support Group – Open to all men are newly diagnosed, or dealing with recurrent or advanced prostate cancer, and their family members or caretakers. Meets the second Monday of each month, from 7-9 p.m., in Room T2500 on the Medical Center campus. For more information or to register, call 717-531-5784, or email cmallon@hmc.psu.edu.

Prostate Cancer Support Group – Meets 2nd Monday each month. 7-8 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church, 1300 Maple St., Lebanon.?For info, call 717-273-5964.

Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center Support Group – Several support groups meet weekly to focus on recovery and healing from sexual assault and sexual abuse. Please call 717-272-5308 for more information.

Sight Loss Support Group – To ease feelings of isolation and depression related to vision loss. Meets third Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at the Alley Center for the Blind, 2550 Hanford Drive, Lebanon. For info, call 717-274-6711.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group – Support, socialization and education for those with spinal cord injuries, their families and support persons. Held the third Wednesday of each month at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in the third floor rehabilitation dining room. For more info, call Cindy Hulse, CRRN, 717-531-7010.

Stroke Support Group – Penn State Hershey Rehab Hospital, 1135 Old West Chocolate Ave., Hummelstown.  Monthly programs of interest to stroke survivors and their caregivers as well as an opportunity for support and socialization. Free. Second Wednesday of each month, 3:30 pm. Information,  717-531-1104.

Stroke Survivor Support Group –  For those who have had strokes and their family members and friends. Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. Chambersburg Hospital, 4th Floor, Rehab Dining Room, 112 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg. For more information, call 717-267-7901.

Supper & Support Group – For caregivers of older adult family members or friends. Meets 3rd Monday of every month, 5:30 p.m., at Palmyra First UMC Fellowship Hall, 520 E. Birch St., Palmyra. Meeting follows at 6 p.m. rSVP/info, 717-838-2551.

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group – Provides peer support and resources to individuals researching, awaiting, or adapting to weight-loss surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Surgical Weight Loss Clinic, 4000 Vine Street in Middletown. Please call 717-531-7260 for more information.

Tobacco Intervention Program (TIP) Support Group – Meets every Monday evening at the University Conference Center on the Medical Center campus from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information and to register, call 1-800-243-1455.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Weight-Loss Support Group – Meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at Swatara Twp. Bldg., (lower level) 599 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg. Info, 800-932-8677 or www.tops.org.

Women & Heart Disease Support Group – Meets monthly in Lebanon County. For more information on dates and locations, call Stephanie, 717-270-7785, or Lisa, 717-270-3713.

You’re Not Alone: Support for Caregivers – Meets Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m., in 4-session series, in Multipurpose Room, Sechler Family Cancer Center, 844 Tuck St., Lebanon. Free; registration required. Info, Christina, 717-639-3917.