Support Groups


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets in the basement at St. Anthony's parish center Mon-Sat 12noon, Sunday 9:30am and 6:30pm, and thursday evening 6:30pm.


Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meets in the "old Boyscout Hall" next to the garages at 7am Mon-Sat.


Bereavement Support Groups

Gilchrist Hospice Care – Call Gilchrist Hospice care at 443-849-8251 or email CGH_bereavement@gilchristhospice.org for more information on the support groups offered, including:

·         Widowed Persons/Life Partner Grief Support Group

·         Young Widowed Person/Life Partner Grief Sup. Group

·         Adults with Parental Loss Support Group

·         P.A.L.S. (Parenting After the Loss of a Spouse)

·         Mothers’ Grief Support Group (for mothers who have lost an adult child, 19+)

·         Men’s Grief Support Group

·         The Writing Experience Workshop

·         Understanding Grief Workshop

·         Understanding Grief Workshop (for Middle School)

·         Understanding Grief Workshop (Just for Teens)

 

M.I.S.S. (Miscarriage, Infant Death and Stillborn Support) – Second Thursday of every month; 6:30pm – 8pm. Call 443-849-2079 for location. FREE

 

Cancer Support Groups & Classes

Dance Center Head & Neck Cancer Patient/Family Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of every month; 7pm-8:30pm Call 443-849-2087 for information FREE

 

American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Classes Wednesdays 6-7pm at GBMC’s Middendorf Consumer Health Library. Call 443-849-2351 for dates and more information. FREE

 

Senior Fitness Class – A low-impact exercise program featuring aerobics, strength training and flexibility exercises that can be done while sitting or standing. Free. Every Wed., 9:30am, Senior Network or North Baltimore, 5825 York Rd. To register, visit MedStarGoodSam.org/Spring6 or call 443-444-4100


When life seems overwhelming... Family conflict, work stress, illness and personal crisis can take a toll on you and the people around you. Relying on your inner strength and talking with friends and family helps, but sometimes the pressure can become overwhelming. A professional can provide the support and care you need to learn how to address your struggles and move toward recovery. Caritas Counseling Center is a ministry of St. Luke Institute, an international Catholic education and treatment center dedicated to supporting healthy life and ministry within the Catholic Church. Caritas Counseling Center offers professional psychological services and emotional healing at a reasonable cost, conveniently located at St. Mary's Spiritual Center at 600 N. Paca Street. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 443-226-5942 or visit online: caritas-sli.org.

 

Chair Exercise – An exercise program focusing on aerobics, strength training and flexibility exercises that can be done from a chair. Free. Every Friday, 10am, 3929 Roland Ave. To register, visit MedStarGoodSam.org/Spring6 or call 443-444-4100.

 

Diabetes Support Group – Guest speakers share topics on managing diabetes. Free. 3rd Thursday every month, 2:30-4pm, Good Samaritan Hospital’s Good Health Center.

 

Free Blood Pressure Screenings – No appointment necessary. Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm, Good Samaritan Hospital’s Good Health Center.

 

RESPONSE TO CHILD ABUSE - Physical and/or sexual child abuse by anyone, especially those in a position of trust within our Church, is never to be tolerated. Please know that as a Church family, our Faith Community stand by you! If you have ever been abused, at any time, please confide that in a person you trust – a doctor, counselor, social worker, priest, deacon, staff member, etc. Please allow us to help you. If you hear of any such abuse, please remember that the law requires that you report it, and that you will be guaranteed anonymity.

Call the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, 410-361-2235; the Baltimore-based Catholic Church hotline, 410-547-5589; or any local city or county police.

Bringing the abuse to light is the first, courageous step in a long journey toward healing. Your Faith Community supports you in that journey, and holds you in our prayers.

 

YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE  1-800-448-HOME (1-800-448-4663)

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINES - The abuse of an intimate partner, whether it is a marriage or a dating relationship, causes physical emotional and spiritual trauma. No one deserves to be abused. Help is available.  1-800-MD-HELPS (1-800-634-3577)  IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911


NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS:

A support group for families and friends of addicts. Hotline Number to find a group that meets near you: 1-888-765-4885

 

FAMILY CARGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES - (Family & Children’s Services of Maryland)

Sliding scale fees provide a cost-effective way to provide competent care for your loved one or yourself! Light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, help with laundry, companionship, assist with bath and dressing.

Call Baltimore County: 410-366-5614 ext. 270

 

IMMIGRATION OUTREACH SERVICE CENTER, INC. - St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd. at Woodbourne Ave. Call 410-323-8564 for information about citizenship, social services, housing, status changes, and employment for immigrants new to America. Make an appointment or call for walk-in times.