Support Groups

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

Baltimore City

Family Support Group

Join other parents and caregivers of children with mental health, substance use and other behavioral health challenges to learn, receive peer support and information about community resources for your family.

The first meeting for this Support Group is on June 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2701 N. Charles Street
Suite 402
Baltimore, MD 21218

For more information, contact Tonia Kamara at tkamara@mdcoalition.org, 410-809-2442 (office) or 443-878-3370 (cell).
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

Parents Supporting Parents

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

Meets 1st Friday of the month, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, beginning July 2017.

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


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

Carroll County

Our Healing Hearts*

Overdose Grief Support Group

Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month

Wesley Freedom Methodist Church
961 Johnsville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784

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

Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of each 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.
Howard County

LIFT (Laughter Insight Family Training) — Columbia

A support group for parents of children with mental health or behavioral needs.

We will meet from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on the following dates in 2017: February 14, March 15, April 18, May 9, June 13 and September 12.

Office of Children's Services Training Room
3300 N. Ridge Rd., #360
Ellicott City, MD 21043

To register or for more information, contact Cindy Privitera at cprivitera@mdcoalition.org or 443.878.3116.
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 the 4th Thursday of each 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 on the First Wednesday, 6:30 to 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 to Augustine Cook at 443-504-4509 or acook@mdcoalition.org.
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 3rd 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 BHancock@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 1st Sunday of every month, 4:00 pm - 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 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 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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 AMcRae@mdcoalition.org for information.
Queen Anne's County

Coffee Connection — Queen Anne's County

Join other parents of children with mental and behavioral health challenges for breakfast and receive peer support and information about community resources for your family in Queen Anne's County.

Meets 1st Friday of every month, 9:30 - 11:00 am. 2017 meeting dates include: February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2.

Community Partnerships for Children and Families
104 Powell Street
Centreville, MD 21617

Contact Carol Strootman at cstrootman@mdcoalition.org or 443.896.6753 for information.
Southern Maryland

Laughter Insight Family Training (LIFT)

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

Meets 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Please note, in March the group will meet on March 30 (the last Thursday of the month).

25484 Point Lookout Rd.
Building 3 – 2nd Floor
Leonardtown, MD 20650

We welcome all parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with special needs, mental health needs and other behavioral health challenges to join us for an evening of support. Refreshments will be provided. Transportation stipends are available upon request. 

To learn more contact Julie Hendricks at 240-577-4776 or JHendricks@mdcoalition.org
Talbot County

Together…Positive Approaches*

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

Meets 2nd 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 443-545-9927
Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties

Coffee Connection

Come enjoy coffee and refreshments while meeting other MCF families in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties

Meets 4th Tuesday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 am.

Panera Bread
8933 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601

Contact Joan McGarry jmcgarry@mdcoalition.org or 443.480.2966 Cathy Jones at cjones@mdcoalition.org or 443-472-8452 for more information.
Washington County

Family Empowerment Support Group

For parents and caregivers of children with mental health or behavior health issues

Meets 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Fletcher Branch, Washington County Free Library
Study Room #3, Room 333
100 South Potomac St
3rd Floor
Hagerstown, MD

For information or to RSVP, contact Kathleen Phillips at 240-818-3537 or kphillips@mdcoalition.org.


*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.