Support Groups

MCF staff members facilitate support groups across the state. Locations and contact information are listed below by county.

Allegany County

Empower Support Group

Join other parents and caregivers of children with mental and behavioral health challenges to receive peer support and information about community resources for your family in Allegany County.

Meets Second Tuesday of every month, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Queen City Creamery

108 W. Harrison St.

Cumberland, MD

 

For more information, contact Ula Slider at uslider@mdcoalition.org or 240-818-3534.

Calvert County

Save Our Children Family Peer Support Group*

Save Our Children Family Peer Support Group offers Substance Use treatment services, resources and education. Our members gain comfort and strength through hope and peer support. We can help you, help your loved ones find the path to recovery.

For meeting times and location, or for additional information, contact Ginger Rosela at grosela@mdcoalition.org or 202-538-5534.
Calvert County

Share My World

A support group for parents and caregivers of children and teens with behavioral health needs, including mental health challenges.

Meets First Friday of every month, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

 
Harriet E. Brown Community Center (HEB) 
901 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

 

To learn more, contact Nicole Ukoumunne at nukoumunne@mdcoalition.org or 443-896-8275.

Carroll County

Our Healing Hearts*

Grief Support Group for Parents that have lost children to overdose

Meets Fourth Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30 pm

Wesley Freedom Methodist Church
961 Johnsville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
410-795-2777

For additional information, contact Beth Schmidt at bschmidt@mdcoalition.org or 202-573-6733.
Cecil County

REAL Talk

Everyone in the family suffers when a loved one has a substance use disorder. Receiving support from others who share a mutual understanding is essential.

Meets Second & Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Allstate Insurance Agency

5292 Pulaski Hwy

Perryville, MD 21903

 

Meeting format will include group discussions, guest speakers, and the use a variety of materials to stimulate conversation.

To learn more, contact Lorri Irrgang at Lirrgang@mdcoalition.org or 410-688-9317.
Charles County

Kaleidoscope

Connect with other local parents and caregivers of youth experiencing emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.

Meets Third Wednesday of every month, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Location varies.

 

For additional information, please contact Nicole Ukoumunne at nukoumunne@mdcoalition.org or 410-884-4132

Dorchester County

Family Support Group

Join other parents and caregivers of children with mental and behavioral health challenges for a light meal while you receive peer support and are able to share information about community resources for your family in Dorchester County.

Meets Third Thursday of every month, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sorry no childcare available.

Judy Hoyer Center
1405 Glasgow Road
Cambridge, MD. 21613

Contact Bernadette Townsend at btownsend@mdcoalition.org or 443-480-3495 for more information.
Frederick County

Save Our Children Family Peer Support Group*

Save Our Children Family Peer Support Group offers Substance Use treatment services, resources and education. Our members gain comfort and strength through hope and peer support. We can help you, help your loved ones find the path to recovery.

Meets every Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Crossroads Center
511 W. South Street
Frederick, MD 21701

For additional information, contact Carin Miller at cmiller@mdcoalition.org or 301-471-1830.
Garrett County

Finding Hope to Cope

We provide a nonjudgmental place to share experiences while offering support and understanding. Together we can put a loved one’s substance use into perspective and set healthy boundaries.

Meets Second Tuesday of every month, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Garrett County Community Action
104 East Center Street
Oakland, MD 21550

 

For more information, contact Teresa Friend at tfriend@mdcoalition.org or 443-766-0525


 

Howard County

LIFT

For parents and caregivers of young people with mental health or substance use needs. Get a lift and support from other families struggling with these same challenges.

Meets Second Tuesday of every month, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Howard County Office of Children and Families
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Room 370
Columbia, MD 21046

For additional information, contact Cindy Kirk at ckirk@mdcoalition.org or 443-741-8672.
Kent County

Together: Positive Approaches

Peer support group for family members currently struggling with a loved one engaged in substance use.

Meets Third Monday of every month, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

Recovery in Motion
300 Scheeler Rd.
Chestertown, MD 21620

 

For more information, visit www.mariahsmissionfund.org or contact Val Albee at valbee@mdcoalition.org or 443-545-9927.
 

Lower Eastern Shore

Lower Shore Family Empowers Family — Salisbury

All are invited to attend MCF's Lower Shore Family Support. You are not alone.

Meets Fourth Thursday of every month

Wicomico Partnership
408 Coles Cir.
Salisbury, MD 21804

Contact Sherri Allen at sallen@mdcoalition.org or 443-896-6791 for more information.
Mid-Shore

Mid-Shore Healthy Minds Book Club

A Book Club for parents and caregivers of children with mental health issues, emotional needs, challenging behaviors, or special needs.

Meets Second Wednesday of every month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

All you have to do is get your book, read it and show up. Join us for every Book Club night or pick and choose which books you are interested in.

The location and book for each meeting change monthly. For details, please contact Augustine Cook at acook@mdcoalition.org or 443-504-4509.
Mid-Shore

Caregiver’s Connection

A support group for parents and caregivers of children with mental health and behavioral health challenges, emotional needs and special needs.

Meets Second Tuesday of every month, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (September - November and January - May) 

 

Caroline County Public Library 
100 Market Street
2nd Floor, small meeting room
Denton, MD 21629

We meet monthly, have a light meal and an hour of caregiver educational training. Please don’t miss this opportunity to relax with other caregivers, while sharing ideas and taking time for yourself. 

For more information, contact Cathy Jones at cjones@mdcoalition.org or 443-472-8452, or Augustine Cook at acook@mdcoalition.org or 443-504-4509.
Prince George's County - Bowie

Parents Supporting Parents

A support group for parents/caregivers of children and teens with behavioral, emotional and mental health needs

Meets Third Saturday of every month, 9:30 - 11:00 am

Bowie Senior Center
14900 Health Center Drive
Bowie, MD 20716

Support for parents/caregivers; judgement-free zone. Breakfast will be provided. In collaboration with NAMI Prince George’s County. Contact nami.pgcmd1@gmail.com or Beth Ann Hancock at bh ancock@mdcoalition.org for information.
Prince George's County - Temple Hills

Parents Supporting Parents

A support group for parents/caregivers of children and teens with behavioral, emotional and mental health needs.

Meets First Sunday of every month, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Corkran United Methodist Church
5200 Temple Hill Rd
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Support for parents/caregivers; judgement-free zone. Breakfast will be provided. In collaboration with NAMI Prince George’s County.

Contact nami.pgcmd1@gmail.com or Beth Ann Hancock at bhancock@mdcoalition.org for information.
Prince George's County - Upper Marlboro

Parents Supporting Parents

A support group for parents/caregivers of children and teens with behavioral, emotional and mental health needs

Meets Third Tuesday of every month, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
 
Largo-Kettering Library
9601 Capitol Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Support for parents/caregivers; judgement-free zone. Light refreshments will be provided. In collaboration with NAMI Prince George’s County.

Contact nami.pgcmd1@gmail.com or Angela McRae at amcrae@mdcoalition.org for information.
Southern Maryland

PABA (Parents Affected By Addiction)

A support group for parents and other family members affected by a loved one with substance use issues

Meets Third Wednesday of every month.

Download information about meeting times and locations.

 

For additional information, contact Amy Young at ayoung@mdcoalition.org

 

Talbot County

Family Focus Fridays

Join other parents and caregivers of children with mental and behavioral health challenges for breakfast. Receive peer support and information about community resources for your family in the Mid-Shore.

Meets Second Friday of every month, 10:00 - 11:00 am


Talbot County YMCA
202 Peachblossom Road
Easton, MD 21601

 

For more information, contact Rachel Stoyanov at RStoyanov@mdcoalition.org or 443-766-0420.

 

Talbot County

Together: Positive Approaches

Peer support group for family members currently struggling with a loved one engaged in substance use.

Meets Second Wednesday of every month, 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Talbot Partnership (Bank of America Building)
8 Goldsborough St.
Easton, MD 21601

For more information, visit www.mariahsmissionfund.org or contact Val Albee at valbee@mdcoalition.org or 443-545-9927.
Talbot County

Together: Positive Approaches

Peer support group for family members currently struggling with a loved one engaged in substance use.

Meets Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

 

Tilghman United Methodist Church
5732 Tilghman Island Rd.
Tilghman, MD 21671

 

For more information, visit www.mariahsmissionfund.org or contact Val Albee at valbee@mdcoalition.org or 443-545-9927.

Washington County

Save Our Children Family Peer Support Group*

Save Our Children Family Peer Support Group offers Substance Use treatment services, resources and education. Our members gain comfort and strength through hope and peer support. We can help you, help your loved ones find the path to recovery.

Meets every Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

 

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
64 S. Main Street
Boonesboro, MD 21713


For additional information, contact Carin Miller at cmiller@mdcoalition.org or 301-471-1830.


*This Support Group is not funded through MCF.

There are also other organizations that may offer support groups that are not included on this list. To learn more, head to the Other Organizations page.