MCF staff members facilitate support groups across the state. Locations and contact information are listed below by county.
Family Support Group
For families and guardians of children with emotional and behavioral health needs.
Meets 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
MCF's Baltimore City Office
2701 N. Charles St., Suite 402, Baltimore, MD 21218
Bus lines: 3, 11, 13, 64, 27. Refreshments, transportation, and childcare provided.
Please contact Ann Capers at email@example.com or 410 404 2686 for more information.
Baltimore City – Recovery Success
Family to family monthly support group for recovery success
MCF Baltimore City Office, 2701 N. Charles St., Suite 402, Baltimore, MD 21218
Join with other caregivers to help strengthen the relationship with the young person you are caring for, and to understand the role of family in the recovery process.To learn more, contact Dawn Ollivierre at 443-878-3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents Supporting Parents
A support group for parents and caregivers of children and teens with behavioral health needs, including mental health challenges
HEB Community Center
901 Dares Beach Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Light refreshments will be provided. We kindly request that you contact us in advance to RSVP your loved one if they will be accessing our childcare room as space is limited.
To RSVP or learn more, contact Nicole Coates at 443-896-8275 or email@example.com.
Coffee Connection — Denton
Education and learning from other families who have experience with helping their children in being successful and obtaining services for behavioral health issues, such as ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, to name a few.
Helping Hands Support Group — Dorchester 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 September12.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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. 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.
Procolino Pizzeria, 711 Washington Ave # 9, Chestertown, MD 21620
Please RSVP to Augustine Cook at 443-504-4509 or email@example.com.
Prince George's County
Parents Supporting Parents
A support group for parents/caregivers of children and teens with behavioral, emotional and mental heath 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 443.896.6753 for information.
Coffee Connection — Easton
Join us for coffee, bagels and conversation at Panera. Meet parents and caregivers of children who have behavioral issues, learning differences, and mental health needs. Learn about resources in your community and how to best advocate for your child.
LIFT (Laughter Insight Family Training) — Hagerstown
A support group for caregivers and family members of children with mental health needs.
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.