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Support Groups


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American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse


Mental Health & Emergency Services - Addiction Services

Adoption Support Groups

Maternal/Prediatric/Adolescent - Services/Programs for Adults




Alzheimer's Assoc. Greater NJ

ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease

ALS Association


Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

NJ Anxiety Support Groups

Panic Survivor

Recovery, Inc.


Apraxia Network of Bergen County


Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program


Bereavement Services

Borderline Personality

BPD Central

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of NJ

Brain Tumor Foundation

National Brain Tumor Foundation


Valley Hospital Programs:

     Cancer Source Education Center

     Oncology Support Groups

American Cancer Society


National Cancer Institute

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Prostate Cancer Support Groups

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Network


Caregivers NJ, Dept. of Health & Human Services

CaringRoad Support Network

Children of Aging Parents

ElderCare Online

ElderCare Rights Alliance - Training Manual{3D86538E-2EEE-45C3-806D-5FC28B2BBD91}

Family Caregiver Alliance

National Family Caregivers Association

Well Spouse Foundation

Children/Adolescents with Living with a Chronic or Life Threatening Illness

Valley Health System's Butterflies Program

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFIDS Association of America

Fibromyalgia Network

NJ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Assoc.

Crime Victims


MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Organization for Victim Assistance

Take Root (Child Abduction)

Crohn's and Colitis

CCFA - NJ Chapter

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide


Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance NJ

Mood Disorders Support Group - New York City


Valley Health System Programs:

     Valley Home Care's Diabetes Support Services


American Diabetes Association

Defeat Diabetes Foundation

Diabetes Public Health Resource - CDC

Junior Diabetes Research Foundation

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disorders


Dialysis Seminar and Support Group of NJ


Family Support Center of NJ

Heightened Independence and Progress

S.H.A.G. (Self Help Amputee Group)
Rich McAllister: 973-941-4653


Divorce Source of NJ

Family Counseling Center of Ridgewood

Stepping Stones Counseling Centers for Stepfamilies

Woman in Transition - Wayne Counseling & Family Services

Eating Disorders

Eating Addictions Anonymous - SANE Fellowship

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

NJ Self-Help Clearing House

Overcomers Outreach, Inc.


Business and Professional Women/USA

National Association of Working Women

NJ WINS - Work Incentive Programs

Workforce NJ Public Information Network


Epilepsy Foundation of NJ

National Epilepsy Foundation

Family Support

Attachment Disorder Network

BPD Central

Family Support Organization of Bergen County

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Intensive Family Support Service

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill


American Council for Headache Education

Cluster Headaches

National Headache Foundation

Heart Disease

Valley Health System's Cardiology Support Groups

Mended Hearts
3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Hackensack University Medical Center, Cafeteria
Barbara Cecco: 201-265-9296 (day)

Pulmonary Hypertension Association


Hepatitis C Information Center


Lupus Foundation of America

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Network

Mental Illness

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Mental Health Support Groups

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Bergen

Recovery Inc.

Mental Health & Emergency Services - Mental Health Services

West Side Presbyterian Church
Support group for sharing experiences, resources and coping strategies in a spiritual, compassionate and confidential setting. Meets first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 - 9:00 after Taize worship in Room 308. No registration necessary. Call Pat McGlade, Parish Nurse at 201-652-1966, ext. 35, for questions, or email her at
6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ


The Mesothelioma Center

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy Research, Inc.


Networking for Ill/Disabled 


Friends' Health Connection

National Parent to Parent Network

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

NJ Affiliate of the OCF

Trichotillomania Learning Center


Food Addicts Anonymous

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

North Jersey Intergroup Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S)

Family Education/Support

Valley Health System Programs:

     Birth Doula Program

     Breastfeeding 24 Hour Helpline

     Breastfeeding Support Group
     Every Thursday (except holidays) 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
     at The Valley Hospital Center for Family Education
     140 E. Ridgewood Avenue, 3rd Floor North
     Paramus, NJ

     Family Education Classes

Cafe Mom: A Place for Moms

Children's Aid & Family Services Baby Basics/Parenting Skills Program

Lactation Resources

Single Parent Group
Positive, informal group discussions on raising children on your own with regular guest speakers. No charge. Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 201-445-7015, ext. 215.
Family Counseling Service, 128 Prospect Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Time to Talk

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

American Red Cross 9/11 Recovery Programs

National Center for PTSD - US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

National Institute of Mental Health

Pulmonary Support

Pulmonary Support Groups


Scleroderma Foundation

Self Mutilation

Discovery Health - Teens and Cutting

Sexual Orientation

COLAGE: Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere



Family Equality Council

Gay and Lesbian Political Action and Support Group

International Foundation for Gender Education

PFLAG of Bergen County

Rainbow Families of NJ

Straight Spouse Network


Human Growth Foundation

Little People of America

Magic Foundation

Tall Clubs International


National Stuttering Association

U.S. Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication


American Stroke Association

National Stroke Association

NJ Stroke Activity Center

Post-Stroke & Disabled Adult Support Group Stroke.pdf


Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association

Thyroid Foundation of America

Transplant Recipient

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association

Transplant Support

Transplant Recipients International Organization


Trauma Anonymous

Survivors of Trauma and Victimization (Women only)

Veterans/Military (also see Trauma)

Blinded Veterans Association

EX-POSE (Ex-Partners of Service Members for Equality)

National Center for PTSD - US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

National Gulf War Resource Center

Society of Military Widows

United Spinal Association

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

Women's Issues

Business and Professional Women/USA

National Organization for Women

NOW-NJ (National Organization for Women of NJ)

Older Women's League

SOWN (Supportive Older Women's Network)

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