Support Groups

Clearer Skies Support Group for Families

Meets First Thursday of the Month, 5:30 to 6:30 PM

For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Tanya Mech via email or call 443-896-6333.

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Join us for a virtual Support Group to welcome families to MCF. Connect with other parents and caregivers of children with behavioral health challenges. Learn about the ways MCF can support you and your family and get tips on how to form a healthy relationship between parent and child.

Calming Our Chaos

Meets online the Second Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 to 7:00 PM

For more information and Meeting link, contact Crystal Simpson at via email or 443-878-3461.

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Join other parents and caregivers of children with behavioral health challenges for support and conversation. We will share information on local resources, have a short program on a featured topic, then spend some time chatting and supporting one another.

Wellness Wednesday Support Group

Meets the Third Wednesday of the Month: December 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM; January 20 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM

For information and to receive Zoom link, contact Afiya Smith via email or call 410-472-1016.

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Join other parents and caregivers of children with mental and behavioral health challenges for conversation, peer support and information about community resources for your family in Baltimore City. Raffles and prizes will be part of the fun.

Finding Hope To Cope Virtual Support Group

Meets Every Fourth Thursday of the Month, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Beth Schmidt via email or 202-573-6773.

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Our group is open to anyone who has a loved one affected by drug or alcohol addition in Allegany and Washington counties. We provide a non-judgmental place to share experiences and offer support and understanding. Together, we can put a loved one’s addiction into perspective and set healthy boundaries.

Strong Men, Strong Families Virtual Support Group

Meets Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 to 8:30 PM

For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Christina Otruba via email or 443-539-6410.

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This relaxed, male-focused group is intended to offer a supportive and confidential environment to meet with other men who are caring for someone with a mental or behavioral health challenge. Feel free to attend any session that fits into your schedule—new members always welcomed!

“We Got This” Virtual Autism Support Group

Meets Every Second Thursday of Every Month, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Jenice Bruce via email or 443-539-6410.

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This relaxed, autism-focused group is intended to offer a supportive and confidential environment to meet other parents and caregivers of a child with autism and discuss the unique challenges autism brings to families.

Online Support Group for Families Impacted by Substance Use

Meets Second and Fourth Tuesday of Every Month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Austin Torsch via email or call 443-472-9384.

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This group provides a safe place to share experiences and receive support and understanding. Together, we can put a loved one’s substance use into perspective and set healthy boundaries. We will also discuss any barriers related to COVID-19.

Online Support Group for Spanish-Speaking Families

Meets Every Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, contact Cynthia Ariza via email or call 443-878-3113.

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Join other parents and caregivers of children with mental and behavioral health challenges. We will support each other, share our experiences and learn about educational and community resources to help our families.

Open Chat Monday

Meets the Second Monday of the Month, 10:00–11:00 am

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, contact Nicole Ukoumunne via email or call 443-896-8275 or Christina Otruba via email or 240-577-4776.

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Our monthly chat is a safe space where you can share a laugh, get information, request additional 1:1 support, or just observe until you are comfortable engaging.

Alone Together: Online Meet Ups for Young Adults 18-26 years

Meets Every Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, contact Haley Rizkallah via email or call 443-741-8678.

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These free online meet-ups create a safe space for honest conversation and peer support for young adults 18-26 years. They are hosted by Taking Flight, a group of young adults who themselves have struggled with behavioral health challenges.

Finding Hope Support Group

Meets Every Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

For more information and to receive Zoom link, contact Ann Marie Izzi via email or call 443-878-9603.

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This group provides a safe place to share experiences and receive support and understanding. Together, we can put a loved one’s substance use into perspective and set healthy boundaries. We will also discuss any barriers related to COVID-19.

Our Healing Hearts: Online Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Overdose

Meets the Fourth Tuesday of every month, 12:00 – 1:30 pm.

For information and to receive Zoom link, contact Beth Schmidt via email or call 202-573-6773.

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Child loss to substance overdose is a unique and isolating situation. We are a grief support group for any parent coping with this heartbreaking experience.

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