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Abuse

Domestic Violence & Crime Victims

Self Help Source Book On Support Groups

Council For Battered Women (404) 873-1766

Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Support Group (678-578-4888) or info@voicetoday.org
For men and women. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, 7pm. Room 334, Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.

Cobb Street Ministries (770) 424-9154
Provides a safe residence for up to 27 women and children dealing with physical abuse, addiction and abandonment.

Ms. Peterson (works through the Barrow County DAs office)
                  
        (770) 307-3040 or (home) (770) 867-5440
Assists victims with getting temporary protective orders against batterers and provides information and referrals.  She is also gathering funds to create a shelter for battered women.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
Helps victim of domestic violence and their families.  They discuss options, safety planning, give legal help, and provide counseling and referrals.

AARDVARC (Georgia)
An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection.

Help Line Georgia: (800) 338-6745 
Comprehensive referral service open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for help throughout Georgia. They can put you in touch with agencies dealing with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, domestic violence and sexual assault.

For More, See Christian Support Groups, Other Support Groups and Related Topics  

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Aids

Aids Survival Project (GA) (404) 874-7926
Information on treatment and peer support.

Project Open Hand (GA) (404) 872-8089 or 872-6947 
Delivers food to the homes of aids patients who live inside the Atlanta Perimeter.  They also have satellite drop-off sites in Gwinnett and Cobb counties.  

Self Help Source Book On Support Groups

Sisterlove, Inc. (404) 753-7733
An Aids prevention, education and support agency for affected families.

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics  

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Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's & Caregivers Support Group
Contact: Christa McLain 770-509-2914
2nd Thursday each month, 7pm. Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.

Alzheimer's/Caregivers Support Group (678-439-1177)
First Monday of the month at 10:30am.

Free respite care for the person with Alzheimer's while the meeting is taking place.
Open to family members who are assisting an aged love one, both inside and outside the home.
Aloha To Aging/Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.

Alzheimer's/Caregivers Support Group (770-977-4420)
1st Wednesday of each month, 4:30-5:30pm
Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.

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Autism & Special Needs Children

Families of Children Under Stress-FOCUS (Georgia) 770-234-9111
To listen, inform and educate, and offer programs for the child with special needs.
Last Thursday of each month during the school year. 10 am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Contact Angie by phone or at angie@focus-ga.org.

Autism Support Groups In Georgia (Google)
 

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Cancer

Cancer Support Group (770-794-2978)
2nd & 4th Monday each month, 7-8:30pm..
Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.

National Cancer Information Center (800) 422-6237
Types of Cancer, Treatments, Clinical Trials, Risk Factors, Publications and Reports, Statistics, Health Disparities and more.

American Cancer Society (All 50 States, Not DC)
Click on the type of cancer you want to know about and also get the ACS chapters in your area

Cleaning For A Reason: Free House Cleaning For Women With Cancer (50 States, DC & Canada)
If you are a woman with cancer and at least 18 years old, their affiliate maid services will provide you with a free cleaning once a month for up to 4 months. After your application is complete and your doctor verification is received, they'll contact the maid service partner in your area. For more information see How To Register.

Care For The Dying & Grief Support Groups
Resources on life threatening illness and end of life issues.  

Self Help Source Book On Support Groups

The Atlanta Wellness Community (404) 888-0050
Provides cancer patients with free psychological, emotional and educational support which includes group, support, network support and stress management programs for both children and adults.

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics  

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Career Transitions

Career Transitions (Metro Atlanta And Beyond)
Help with the job search and moral support and accountability.

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Christian

Pastoral Counseling

Carol Moor (404) 605-0505
Does short-term or long-term individual or family counseling.  Specializes in treating depression and works often with women suffering from a history of sexual abuse. Sees clients at Christ Church in Buckhead (ask for mailbox 160 and leave a confidential voicemail).

Christian-SOS
Find a Christian professional you can trust.  
Also get links to free online Bibles, Christian Search Engines and other information for the serious believer. 

Pregnancy

Atlanta Care Center (404) 262-2273
This is a crisis pregnancy center that ministers to women of all ages. They care for mothers in every way possible emphasizing the sanctity of life.  Over a 100 women a month visit the Center's clothing closet, full of all kinds of maternity and baby clothes.  Volunteer counselors assure the expecting mother that she is not alone in her situation and that the Atlanta Care Center will help her all the way through the pregnancy.

Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center (770) 723-0772
Provides practical and spiritual help to women so they have alternatives to abortion.
The Resource Center is at 3983 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084
 

Other Ministries

Resurrection Life (404) 636-5924
Deals with issues of sexual brokenness through individual and family counseling and support groups for those struggling with homosexuality.

Stephen Ministry (Tom Roos) (770) 934-1313
Stephen ministers are members of Intown Community Church who have undergone extensive training in Christian care-giving skills and who are available to meet free of charge with those who are grieving, depressed or experiencing other stresses in life.

Christian Psychiatrists & Psychologists

Atlanta Christian Counseling Centers

Alpha Care (770) 916-9020
Drug and Alcohol Addiction.

Dr. Doug Rosenau (678) 693-2805
Dr. Rosenau specializes in treating people who have issues related to sexual brokenness and intimacy.

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics  

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Debt

Debtor's Anonymous Near You

Debtors Anonymous, St. Bartholomew Church (404) 634-3336


For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics  

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Depression

Depression/Bipolar Support Group 770-794-2978
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month.
Room 339, Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

National Institute of Mental Health (800) 421-4211
For Free Brochures on Depression Awareness and Recognition and Treatment.
Brochures offered in Both English and Spanish.

National Foundation For Depressive Illness
(800) 248-4344
Recorded information on Depression.

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics

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Divorce & Separation

Divorce/Separated Support Group (770-552-6400, ext. 6018)
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm.
Mary's Chapel, St. Ann's Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta.

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Drugs & Alcohol

Families Anonymous (FA) 770-971-1465
For families who have loved ones struggling with addiction.
Every Tuesday 7:30-9pm.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1170 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta.

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
See Counseling & Support Services.

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Programs Nearest You (All 50 states & DC)

Self Help Source Book On Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.niaaa.nih.gov
For answers to questions such as how to tell if you are an alcoholic.

American Society Of Addiction Medicine
ASAM is dedicated to educating physicians and improving the 
treatment of  individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

National Substance Abuse Agencies ClearingHouse (800) 729-6686

Alcoholics Anonymous (404) 525-3178

Al-Anon  (Alcohol)

Council On Alcohol & Drugs  

Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR) (Drugs and Alcohol) (770) 457-2016

Cocaine Anonymous For Metro Atlanta

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics

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Eating Disorders

Atlanta Center For Eating Disorders (GA) (770) 458-8711
Causes, prevention and treatment.  

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
(GA)
For anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive exercise, males, females.

Find An Overeaters Anonymous Near You (World Wide)
Overeaters Anonymous has approximately 7500 meeting groups in over 50 countries worldwide. Search for a meeting by choosing your country or state below or use their search engine

National Association For Anorexia & Associated Disorders
Call the national hotline at 847-831-3438 for a listing of support groups and referrals in your area.

Atlanta Anti-Eating Disorders League

Overeaters Anonymous (404) 634-3314

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics

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Emotions

Emotions Anonymous World Meeting List (770) 925-4825

Self Help Source Book On Support Groups

For More, See Other Support Groups

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Gambling

Gamblers Anonymous (National And International Meetings)

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics

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Grief & Loss

Bereavement Support (770-552-6400, ext. 6020)
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5pm.
Counseling room in parish office, St. Ann's Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta.

Grief Support Group
For those who had a family member friend or other loved one pass away.
First Thursday of each month, 7-9pm.
Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. For more information, email Kathy at kathzkel@yahoo.com.

Widows Helping Others (WHO) 770-552-6400 ext. 6018
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. St. Ann's Catholic Church, La Salette Hall, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta.

Compassionate Friends For Grieving Parents, Grandparents and Siblings
1st Tuesday of each month, 7pm. First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta
Call or email Kathy Kelcourse 770-579-3512 or 404-539-4287, Email at kathzkel@yahoo.com or tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.com

SHARE Atlanta
E-mail support groups for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal distress.


Care For The Dying & Grief Support Groups
Resources on life threatening illness and end of life issues.

The Link Counseling Center (GA)
Offers counseling and support groups throughout Metropolitan Atlanta for grief support and suicide prevention

SHARE Groups Chapter (314) 947-6164
National organization supports parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal distress.

Northside Hospice (404) 851-6300  
This non-profit program offers general bereavement support groups and workshops on grieving during the holiday season.  For information call Lorrie Greenwood.

Metro Hospice Inc.
Offers bereavement services for 12 months following the death of a patient; offers support groups, counseling and memorial services.  For information, call Karen Smith.

Widowed Support Groups In Georgia (Google)

Toll-Free Directory 1-800-555-1212
Use this free directory service to see if your support group has a toll-free number.

For More, See Suicide
 Other Support Groups and Related Topics  

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Incest

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (404) 239-8018

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics  

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Overworking

Atlanta Workaholics Anonymous (404) 501-2222

Workaholics-Find A Meeting In Other States

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics

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Prisoners & Their Families

Prison Ministries, Support Groups & Legal Help
Hundreds of links all in alphabetical order.

Families & Corrections Network
FCNetwork is for and about families of offenders. We offer information on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers and mothers, hospitality programs, keeping in touch, returning to the community, the impact of the justice system on families, and prison marriage.

LOOPS (Loved Ones Of Prisoners), Inc.
Non-denominational, Christian organization dedicated to the support and restoration of prisoners and their families.

F.F.I.P. (Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons)
Support Group for Families and Friends of People Incarcerated.

Dearest Mom's Home Site
The support site is for moms who have a grown child in the prison system. We welcome new moms all the time and the moms at the site are of great support. Also very caring and no bias opinions...or ask any questions. Just good ol' fashion support and love. This is our third year in operation.

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies throughout the country. Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  For example, type in the words "Children and (the name of your topic)" or "prison" and "rehabilitation".
 

Sex And Love Addicts

Sexual Addiction Links & Articles
(National)

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous Georgia (404) 239-8048

For More, See Christian Support Groups, Other Support Groups and Related Topics.

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Suicide

The Link Counseling Center (GA)
Offers counseling and support groups throughout Metropolitan Atlanta for grief support and suicide prevention

Suicide Crisis Centers & Support Groups (All 50 States & DC)

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
The AFSP has  resources for survivors of
suicide, including a directory of support groups in the US,
survivor stories, and information on the 1998 Survivors'
Conference. 

Treatment Advocacy Center
(800) 784-2433
The Hopeline links callers to a certified crisis center nearest the caller's location. Crisis centers networked under this single, toll-free number are certified by the American Association of Suicidology, thus assuring compliance with national standards and quality of services.  Butler notes that certification is significant because only about 10 percent of the nation's active crisis centers are certified by independent agencies.

For More See Grief & Loss


Smoking

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line 1-877-270-7867
Provides referrals to smoking cessation classes and group meetings for Nicotine Anonymous along with information about prescription and over-the-counter medications. , open from Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Smoker's Kick The Habit Support Groups (At least 30 states)

The Foundation For A Smoke-Free America
Has good tips and resources on quitting.

Center For Disease Control Anti-Smoking Resources

The Monster List of Quit Smoking Links
Information, organizations and links on quitting smoking.

For More, See Other Support Groups and Related Topics

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Widowed

Widows Helping Others (WHO) 770-552-6400 ext. 6018
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. St. Ann's Catholic Church, La Salette Hall, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta.

See also Grief & Bereavement (Consumer-SOS)

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Other Support Groups (And Places To Find Support Groups)

Parents of Prodigals 770-612-1197 or
For parents, teens and struggling young adults.
2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. 7-8:30pm.
Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 770-919-9275
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:15pm. Special Guest Speaker.
Room 102, Transfiguration Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. Contact Jeanne at number above.

United Way Of Metropolitan Atlanta  (Or Dial 211)
Telephone-based, comprehensive information and referral program that connects callers who need help as well as those who want to help (volunteers, donations) to local organizations.

Help Line Georgia: (800) 338-6745 or 478.953.5675 
Comprehensive referral service open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for help throughout Georgia. They can put you in touch with agencies dealing with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, dome


Support-Group.com
Support groups on every subject. Scroll down for 200+ Bulletin Boards and 1000's of Internet links.

http://www.cix.co.uk/~net-services/care/
Lists of more than 300 Internet support groups.

Self Help Source Book On Support Groups

American Society Of Addiction Medicine
ASAM is dedicated to educating physicians and improving the 
treatment of  individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions.

United Way Help Line (For all 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up support groups galore!!!  Their stellar search engine can lead you to any  help group you can think of. Just type in the words "Support Group" and (the name of your topic)".