AANE Women’s Support Group
Support for women on the autism spectrum.
Contact: Stephanie Birkdale (events@aane.org)
Please register: www.aane.org/events/
ADHD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
1st TUESDAY of Every Month
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Hosted by Valley ADHD & Northampton Area Pediatrics
Email valleyadhdfamilies@gmail.com for invite link.
This monthly, education and support group is for parents and caregivers of children or teens with an ADHD diagnosis. We host guest speakers that present on a variety of ADHD topics at every other meeting.
Al-Anon and Ala Teen
Support for the friends and family of alcoholics. Multiple meetings in the area. For info:Springfield/Holyoke area: (413) 782-3406
Al-Anon worldwide meeting list: (888) 425-2666
Alcoholics Anonymous
Multiple meetings in the area. For info:Western Mass. Office: 474 Pleasant Street, Holyoke
AA 24-Hour phone: (413) 532-2111
Spanish 24-Hour phone: (413) 409-2201
Breastfeeding Support Group
Every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Cooley Dickinson lactation office, near the Childbirth Center. Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St. (Northampton)Contact: Paula Mattson (413) 582-2096
Cancer Connection
Several groups in the area for people affected by cancer. Participants must consult with facilitator before joining. For info:41 Locust St. (Northampton)
(413) 586-1642
Cancer House of Hope
332 Birnie Avenue, Springfield
(413) 733–6624
Caregiver Support Group:
Northampton Area
Every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at 67 Conz St. (Northampton)
Longmeadow /Springfield Area
Every Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield (JFS office inside Springfield JCC)
Free, but pre-registration is required. Contact Cathy Chandler, JFS Clinical Social Worker, (413) 455-1936 x104 or c.chandler@jfswm.org
UMass Center for Women and Community
New Africa House, 180 Infirmary Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(413) 545-0883
24 hr. Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Line: (413) 545-0800 / Toll free: (888) 337-0800
Compassionate Friends
Support for a family when a child dies.Springfield Chapter
Contact: Beth-Ann (413) 687-1073, ftbmbeth@aol.com, or Walter (413) 210-2556
Daniel A Larson Foundation
Support for survivors of homicide victims.28 Mary Lyon Dr., South Hadley
(413) 532-4605
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Support groups for individuals with a dual disorder: a combination of chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness.Starlight Center
251 Nonotuck St., Florence
Contact: Evan Kreke (413) 586-8255, ekreke@hru.org
Empty Arms Groups
Several groups for families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss at any stage.140 Pine St. Rm 2B, Florence
(413) 570-0811
Family TIES
Support for parents with children with special needs.23 Service Center Rd. (Northampton)
(800) 905-8437
(413) 586-7525, x3178
Bipolar and other psychiatric disorders support group
“A peer group for those with mental health challenges, to share experiences, provide support and camaraderie.” Meets every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. in the Cooley Dickinson Childbirth Center Conference Room, 30 Locust St. (Northampton)Contact Fran at (413) 313-5267 or Route9hayden@gmail.com before attending
The Freedom Center
Mental health support group.P.O. Box 623 (Northampton)
Gamblers Anonymous
Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. 35 Fruit St. (Northampton) Nonsmoking.Mass. GA Hotline: (855) 222-5542
More meetings and resources: www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations
The Garden
Children’s bereavement support at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (Northampton).Contact Shelly Bathe Lenn at 413-582-5312 or slenn@cooleydickinson.org
Hearing Voices
A peer led support group for those who hear voices, see visions or any extreme/intense experiences. A respectful and supportive environment, free of assumptions of mental illness.Every Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m at BHN’s The Living Room, (Entrance L). 21 Warwick St., Springfield
For info call TLR/ Jesse (413) 301-9453.
Narcotics Anonymous
WMACNA XVII P.O Box 5308 Springfield, MA 01101-5308
(866) 624-3578
Open Door Club and Self-Advocacy
Two different advocacy groups for individuals with disabilities.
Open Door Club meets every Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. (with optional social gathering at 6) in the Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St., Florence.
Self-Advocacy meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at 754 Russell Rd., Westfield
(413) 568-8484
Valley ADHD Adult Support Group
3rd Wednesday of Every Month
12 noon to 1:00 pm
This is a virtual support group.
Email valleyadhdfamilies@gmail.com for invite link or questions.