Support Groups in the Northampton Area

AANE Women’s Support Group
Every second Monday of the month, this support group for women on the autism spectrum meets at Forbes Library to discuss a variety of issues and ways to deal with them. 4:00-5:30 with an optional social from 5:30-6:00.

Contact: Stephanie Birkdale (stephanie.birkdale@aane.org)
Please register: http://www.aane.org/events/

Al-Anon and Ala Teen – Hampshire
PO Box 574
Northampton, MA 01061
(413) 253-5261
(888) 425-2666
http://www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org/
Alcoholics Anonymous
Western Mass. Intergroup Office
474 Pleasant Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 532-2111
AA 24-Hour Phone (413) 532-2111
Spanish 24-Hour Phone (413) 734-7500
http://www.westernmassaa.org/
Alzheimer’s Disease Support Groups
Vivian Weiss (413) 582-6790
Pam Hamberg (413) 586-3300
Joan O’Meara (413) 582-2511
Karen Buscemi (Cooley Dickinson Hospital) (413) 582-2152
http://masshealthhelp.com/towns/northampton.html
Breastfeeding Support Group
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust St
Northampton, MA 01060
Paula Mattson at (413) 582-2096
http://www.cooley-dickinson.org/calendar/month.php
Cancer Connection
41 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-1642
http://www.cancer-connection.org/index.php/support-groups
Cancer House of Hope
332 Birnie Avenue
Springfield, MA 01107
(413) 733–6624
http://chd.org/
Caregivers Support Group
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust St
Northampton, MA 01060
Bruce Bradley-Gilbert (413) 582-2722
https://www.cooleydickinson.org/events/support-group-for-family-and-friends/
Caregiver Support Group (Weekly, Free):
Northampton Area
67 Conz Street, Northampton (Northampton Senior Center)
Tuesdays: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Facilitator: Cathy Chandler, LICSW
Longmeadow /Springfield Area
1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield (JFS office inside Springfield JCC)
Tuesdays: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Facilitator: Cathy Chandler, LICSW
REGISTER: Pre-registration is required. Contact Cathy Chandler, JFS Clinical Social Worker, (413) 455-1936 x104 or c.chandler@jfswm.org.
Compassionate Friends
Springfield MA Chapter
E-mail: FTBMBeth@aol.com
(413) 687-1073 Beth-Ann
or (413) 533-1959 Walter
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
Support for a family when a child dies.
Cooley Dickinson Cancer Care Program
30 Locust St
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 582-2722
Support and informational services for cancer patients and their loved ones.
http://www.cooley-dickinson.org/services/cancer-care/
Daniel A Larson Foundation
28 Mary Lyon Dr
PO Box 704
South Hadley, MA 01060
(413) 533-6303
Survivors of homicide victims
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Starlight Club
251 Nonotuck Street
Florence, MA 01062
Contact: Norm L.
(413) 585-9940
E-mail: Nkl512@cs.com
Support groups for individuals with a dual disorder. A dual disorder occurs when an individual is affected by both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness.
Empty Arms Group
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust St
Northampton, MA 01060
Carol McMurrich and Greg Reynolds at (413) 529-1610
E-mail: carolmcmurrich@comcast.net
http://www.emptyarmswesternma.blogspot.com/
Support for families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss at any stage.
Everywoman’s Center
Counseling Services
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-0883
(413) 545-0200
24 hr. Rape Crisis
(413) 545-0800
http://www.umass.edu/ewc/
Family TIES
23 Service Center Rd
Northampton, MA 01060
(800) 905-8437
Support for parents with children with special needs.
http://massfamilyties.org
Family Support Group for people living with mental illness/addictions
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust St
Northampton, MA 01060
Bruce Bradley-Gilbert (413) 582-2722
http://www.cooley-dickinson.org/calendar/month.php
The Freedom Center
Box 623
Northampton, MA 01062
E-mail: freedomcenterinfo@gmail.com
http://www.freedom-center.org
Mental health support group
Gamblers Anonymous ISO
(413) 746-7192
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/mtgdirMA.html
The Garden
286 Prospect Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-7086 ext. 124
http://www.garden-cgc.org/
Children’s bereavement support
Hearing Voices
A peer lead support group for those who hear voices, see visions or any extream/intense experiences. In a respectful and supportive environment, free of assumptions of mental illness. Wednesdays from 2-3. At BHN’s The Living Room, (Entrance L). 21 Warwick st, Springfield. For info call TLR/ Jesse (413) 310 3312.
La Leche League of Northampton
Lex (413) 586-5627
E-mail: TotallySmittenMama@gmail.com
Rosemary (413) 537-9755
E-mail: RosemaryLLL@mac.com
http://www.llleus.org/web/NorthamptonMa.html
Support for breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding
Narcotics Anonymous
New England Region of Narcotics Anonymous
New England Regional Services Committee
P.O. Box 437, Quincy, MA 02169
http://www.nerna.org/
1-800-481-6871
Open Door Club and Family and Individual Advocacy
518 Pleasant St.
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 582-7961
Two different self-advocacy groups for individuals with disabilities (adults and children)
http://bhninc.org/
Sober Women’s Empowerment Group
Like AA, but more empowering for women. A more positive approach to the steps! Meets at Forbes Library.
meredith.mk10@gmail.com
Stroke Support Group
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust St
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 582-2259
http://www.cooley-dickinson.org/calendar/month.php
Valley Men’s Support Groups
Support groups for men in the Pioneer Valley.
(413)570-3157 (leave message)
info@vmsupportgroups.org
http://vmsupportgroups.org