Support Groups for Families

This table offers a list of support groups for family members of a loved one with a mental illness. If you cannot see the comments section, please use the scroll bar.
ResourceOrganizationAddress/PhoneWebsiteComments
AddictionsAl-Anon Family Groups1.888.425.2666www.al-anon.orgSupport group for friends and families of problem drinkers. Check website for times/days.
Nar-Anon Family Groups1.800.477.6291www.nar-anon.orgSupport group for friends and families of substance abuse users. Check website for times/days.
Alateen1.888.425.2666www.al-anon.org/for-alateenSupport group for teens who have friends or family members with a drinking problem. Check website for times/days.
Narateen1.800.477.6291www.nar-anon.org/narateen/Support group for teens who have friends or family members with a substance abuse problem. Check website for times/days.
ADHD and ADDElkins Park CHADDMeetings held at Einstein Medical Center, Conference Roonm G1, 60 Township Line Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027. Ph: 267.326.7760. www.chadd.net/template.cfm?
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Parent support group held on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7-8.30 p.m.
Anxiety DisordersAnxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center112 Bala Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Ph: 610.667.6490. www.aatcphila.comOCD support group for family and friends held every other Wednesday from 7-8.30 p.m.
Borderline Personality DisorderEducational Support Group for Family Members and Friends of People with Traits of BPDBelmont Center room 139, 4200 Monument Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Ph: 267.507.3865Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-9.00 p.m. There will be a focused discussion followed by a support group. Free.
Co-DependentsCo-Dependents Anonymouswww.codaphilaarea.orgFellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
Depression (see mood disorders)
GeneralNAMI Chester County825 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Ph: 484.947.5643www.namichestercounty.orgCentral Chester County NAMI Family Support Group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 7-9.00 p.m.
Friends Meeting House. 125 West Sickle St, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Ph: 484.947.5643. www.namichestercounty.orgSouthern Chester County NAMI Family Support Group meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 7.30- 9.00 pm.
NAMI Delaware Countywww.namipadelco.org/Offers the Family-to-Family Class
NAMI PA Main LineSupport Groups offered in Havertown, Bryn Mawr and Upper Darbywww.namipamainline.org/support/support-groupsOffers 3 support groups for family members and caregivers. Check website for times and days. Also offers Family-to-Family twice a year.
NAMI PhiladelphiaMeets at Trinity Memorial Church 22nd and Spruce St, Philadelphiawww.philadelphia.nami.org/Offers a family support group that meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
NAMI Montgomery CountySupport Groups offered in Lansdale, Eagleville, Abington and Pottstownwww.namimontcopa.orgOffers 4 Support Groups for family and caregivers. See website for days and times.
MHASP Training and Education Center (TEC)Two locations in Philadelphiawww.mhasp.org/about-tec/Offers 2 support groups for family members of people with mental illness. Also offers one-on-one family consultation.
Special Kids Network1800.986.4550www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/
Infant%20 and%20Childrens%20Health/Special%20Kids%20
Network/Pages/default.aspx#.WFfu__krK00
Referral service for families
Grief and LossCompassionate FriendsMultiple locationswww.compassionatefriends.orgMultiple locations across the region offering grief support.
Peter's Place336 King of Prussia Rd, King of Prussia, Radnor, PA 19087.www.petersplaceonline.orgOffers a peer support groups for chidren grieving the loss of a significant other, a young adult support group and a parent support group for people dealing with the loss of a child because of substance abuse.
SuicideSurvivors of Suicidewww.survivorsofsuicide.comOnline support group for people who lost a loved one to suicide.
Mood DisordersDepression and Bipolar Support Association (DBSA)Multiple locationswww.dbsalliance.orgPhiladelphia, West Chester and Delco Chapters all offer support groups for family members.
New Directions Support GroupMeetings at Abington Presbyterian and Willow Grove Giantwww.newdirectionssupport.orgSupport groups for individuals with a mood disorder and their families.
Parent to Parent of PA1.888.727.2706www.parenttoparent.orgOrganization that matches families in similar situations to one another. Will also help arrange support groups.
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