Albuquerque Alcoholics Anonymous New Mexico Central AA office 1921 Alvarado NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 (505) 266-1900 24 hours a day AA MEETINGS AROUND THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO Due to the fact there are literally hundreds of places in New Mexico that have AA Meetings rather than list them all here I am choosing to put the web address of the central new Mexico office, on this site you will find all the AA meetings in the state. They update this regularly so it should be accurate. www.newmexicoAA.org
Joan Murphy Chair New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition 1301 Siler Road, Building F Santa Fe, NM 87505 Tel: 505-476-8238 Fax: 505-476-8201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Rowland Acting Executive Director New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition PO Box 3631 Albuquerque, NM 87190 Tel: 505-401-9382 Email: Laura397r@aol.com AANMA (Allergy & Asthma Network/ Mothers of Asthmatics Inc.): Educational and support resource for adults, children and parents of children with asthma or allergies. Education sessions and activities. Geri, 259-6277. ABQ Brain Tumor Support Group: Meets 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays of every month at Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE; and 10 a.m. third Tuesdays at Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE.
Contact People Living Through Cancer, 242-3263.
ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics): A 12-step study group concentrating on finding a solution using the “Big Book” of AA. Nonsmoking. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 425 University NE (use Ash Street entrance). John, 268-9761, or Shirley, 866-1402. ACAM (Associated Casualty Area Members): For military widows and widowers from all ranks and services. 9:30 a.m. first Saturdays, Annex, KAFB. No meetings in January, June and July. Mary Lou Cooper, 296-2193. Adoption Support Group: Supportand search group for adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents. 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Sandia Room, 8300 Constitution NE. 898-6962 or 275-9952. Adoptive Parents & Families Group: An offshoot of the RESOLVE Central New Mexico Affiliate, this group provides information and support through informal peer gatherings for those considering adoption, those who have decided to adopt or those building a family through adoption; RESOLVE membership not required. 291-5066 or e-mail email@example.com and specifically mention the adoption group. Afterlife: For survivors of clinical death or near death and people wanting information and support about similar experiences. David Carey, 299-3979.
Agora Crisis Center: Free, confidential help for anyone in need of emotional support. Hours 9 a.m.-midnight daily. Walk- ins by appointment. 277-3013. AIDS Helpline: New Mexico AIDS Services. 938-7100; toll-free, (888) 882-2437 (AIDS).
Al-Anon, Alateen: Families, friends of Alcoholics 24 hour answering service 505 262-2177Presbyterian Room at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central SE. 265-7618.
Albuquerque Drop-In Center Inc.: For people with serious mental illness to gather for support and assistance in working toward realistic recovery. Open 2-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 1027 San Mateo SE. 256-8289. Albuquerque Mothers of Twins Club: 7 p.m. last Thursday of the month, Montgomery Church of Christ, Albuquerque Newcomers Club: For those who have been in the Albuquerque or surrounding area five years or less who want to meet new friends. Meetings, luncheons, wine tastings and more. 321-6970.
Autism: Adults with Autism and their families, monthly meeting. Information, 272-1852; Newly Diagnosed Groups, Center for Development and Disabilities, 2300 Menaul NE. Gay, 272-1046; New Mexico Autism Society, for anyone concerned with autism. 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Mark Twain Elementary, 6316 Constitution NE, information or child/teen care reservations. 332-0306. Autism/Asperger Support Group: For teens and adults. 7 p.m. second Tuesdays at Friends Meetinghouse, 1600 Fifth NW. 843-6450, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit grasp.org.
BabyNet: Provides information to families to locate medical and support services for their child. 272-8549 or (800) 552-8195. E-mail email@example.com or visit cdd.unm. edu/babynet Benign Essential Blepharospasm and Cranial Dystonia: Also includes Meige syndrome. Support group coordinator, 298-6129. blepharospasm.org. Bereavement Support Group: For parents who have had a baby die through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, neonatal death, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or other natural causes within the first year of life. Office of the Medical Investigator, UNM campus. New Mexico Grief Services Program, 272-3397.
Cancer — Women’s Heights Support Group: Affiliated with People Living Through Cancer, 7-8 p.m. first Thursdays, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria NE. Elaine Conant, 332-9643, or Judi Miller, 821-6949.
Cardiac Support Group: For men and women with concerns about heart disease. Topics include risk factors, stress management, support systems, depression, anxiety and work concerns. 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Age to Age Counseling PC, 2530 Virginia NE, Suite 400. 291-6314.
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Albuquerque: Free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, counseling, referrals; parenting and childbirth classes; post- abortion counseling; clothing closets. 9809 Candelaria NE, Suite 1-A. Help line 880-0882, fax 881-8220. Satellite offices: East Mountains, 150 State Road 344, Edgewood, 281-5408; Rio Rancho, 1520 Deborah, Suite 1, 880-2305; South Valley, 1414 Vito Romero SW, 873-0108; Valencia County, 601 Main St. SE, Suite 26, Los Lunas, 565-3838. carenetabq.org. Caregivers Support Group: For those who care for a loved one who is terminally ill, has dementia or suffers from a debilitating chronic illness. 6-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW. Call 243-5646. Casa Esperanza: Home away from home for families facing cancer. 277-9880. First United Methodist 314 Lead SW Child care 459-1749
Celebrate Recovery: Open to anyone in pain. 6:15-9 p.m. Fridays, FSchool NW. Santa Fe: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Fridays, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Old Pecos Trail. Taos: 6:15 p.m. Mondays, St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago. Crohn’s and Colitis: Support, 2 p.m. third Sundays, Taos Room, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE. 328-6633 or (877) 259-2104.
Albuquerque information line, 798-9025 or debtorsanonymous.org.
Dental Phobia: Learn how to relax during dental procedures and overcome your fear of visiting the dentist with Dr. Jean-Claude Wilcox, DDS. 268-4484.
Depression and Anxiety Education and Support Group: 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 2501 San Pedro NE, sponsored by Harmony Inc. John, 459-7421. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): URL
505 288 1322
Monday Support Grouo
The Coffee Shop
700 2nd St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
2 PM to 4 PM
On the SE corner of 2nd & Lomas
Thursday Support Group
Heights Community Center
823 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Just south of the Buena Vista & Coal intersection
Diabetes Support Group: monthly meetings to allow people diagnosed with diabetes (and their friends and families) to exchange stories, information and ideas. A registered dietician and certified diabetes educator will facilitate. All meetings 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1500 Chelwood Park NE. Next meeting Dec. 11. E-mail Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org_ 888-7375.
Epilepsy Support Group: We now have a new location and several groups available. We meet at 505 Marquette NE Suite 1840 and have a group that meets every Friday from 8:00-9:30am, one that meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 4-6pm and one that meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 6-8pm. Our website is www.epilepsynm.org Essential Tremor Support Group: Education and support for those who have Essential Tremor, and for those who care for them. Group meets the third Saturday of each month at Palo Duro Senior Center from 10 a.m.- noon.
Families as Partners: Advocacy group of parents who work with staff and administration at UNM hospitals to promote quality and family-centered care services that honor and respond to the diversity of all children and their families. Contact the Child Life Program, UNM Children’s Hospital, 272-2671. Families of Incarcerated Loved Ones: 144 Harvard SE. 268-9557 or 818-3861.
Families With Children From China: For families who have adopted children from Asian countries. Support group and play groups. Debi, 821-9365.
Family/Stepfamily: (Parenting), 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. Kandace, 345-9109.
Family Support Program: New Mexico parent and Child Resources Inc. 268-4973.
Fen-Phen Survivors Support Group: For anyone who took the diet drugs Fen-Phen or Redux. Deborah, 892-1599. Fibromyalgia Support Group: A self- help group for people who have or think they might have fibromyalgia. 1-2:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Taos room, Presbyterian Kaseman Memorial Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE. 899-4533.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: Individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from food addiction. Based on 12 steps of AA. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Van deVanter Room at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central SE. Call Joan F., 869-9402. Forensic Behavioral Health Associates: IBD-Crohn’s and Colitis: Support, 2 p.m. third Sundays, Taos Room, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE. 328-6633 or (877) 259-2104.
Impotent Men and Partners: 11 a.m. first Saturdays, Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE. Lewis Nemes, Ph.D., 345-6616 In Him Homeschoolers: A homeschool group Located in the East Mountains, including classes, field trips, Mom’s night out, bimonthly family dinners, parties and more. Call Lisa at 286-7990 or visit inhimhome.org.
JournalingSupportGroupforLovedOnes of Advanced Cancer Patients: Or those grieving the recent death of a loved one from cancer. Writing support group 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays at UNM Cancer Center. Part of Cancer Survivors Offering Support, a program of Cancer Support Now. 255-0405.
Keratoconus Support Group: Geri DeBoo, 293-9562.
La Leche League: A nonprofit group providing breastfeeding support and education, holds monthly meetings for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms and their families. Call 821-2511.
Late Afternoon Breast Cancer Group: 5-6:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at Carlisle and Comanche. Part of Cancer Survivors Offering Support, a program of Cancer Support Now. 255-0405.
Learning Disabilities Association: Support for parents of people with learning disabilities. 821-2545.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Monthly support group for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins, non-Hodgkins, myeloma patients or any blood-related cancer patient, families or friends. Jamie McDonald, MSW, 841-1561.
Life Hurts, God Heals: For middle school and high school students who are dealing with pain including addictions, abuse, cutting, pornography, eating disorders, troubled family dynamics and more. LHGH is a Christian-based eight-step program based on the beatitudes from the Bible. It provides lifelong tools for students dealing with unresolved hurt and pain. We meet every Friday, 7-9 p.m. at Copper Pointe Church, 4701 Wyoming NE. Call Gordon and Lisa Phillips, 977-5764.
Lupus Acupuncture Network:Provides information on the role acupuncture plays in treatment of lupus. 298-9550.
Lupus Foundation NM Chapter: For lupus patients and their families. 10 a.m. Saturdays, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Sandia Room, 8300 Constitution NE. 255-4188.
Lyme Disease Action Network: 12:30 p.m. second Saturdays, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Conference Room B, 8300 Constitution NE. been through a divorce. 7 p.m. every other Tuesday, children’s building, Legacy Church, 7201 Central NW. 831-0961.
Macular Degeneration Group (20/20Club): Support to those with macular degeneration and other vision problems. 2 p.m. second Wednesdays, Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE. Art Schreiber, 243-6165; or Barbara Free, 275-9952.
MaMa (Mother Against Methamphetamine): Support group T.O.S.S. (Tears of Strength and Support) meeting at New Awakenings, 7-8 p.m. Mondays, 600 First NW. New Awakenings, 224-9124; Roseanna Bacon, 293-5922; Earry Schray, 864-3676 or Patty Gutierrez, 859-0447.
Marriage Encounter: a proven weekend program designed to improve communication of feelings and foster richer marriages. Optional continuing program of small circle groups. Contact Scott or Patti Eliason at 899-8593.
Marriage Enhancement: To help strengthen marriage through group discussion on a variety of topics. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, children’s building, Legacy Church, 7201 Central NW. 831-0961.
Men with Multiple Sclerosis: Self-help group. 800-344-4867 and press 1.
Mending Broken Hearts Ministries: Christian, Bible-based healing for emotional wounds from childhood; co-dependency, 12-steps recovery; domestic violence. 1209 Isleta SW, close to West Side Community Center. 873-2356.
Men’s Alzheimer’s Support Group: 4:30- 6 p.m. third Thursdays, 1700 Louisiana NE, third floor conference room. 266-4473 or 800-272-3900.
Men’s Life Issues Group: Dave Breault, 266-9233.
Men’s Thursday Cancer Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m. six consecutive Thursdays, four Thursdays off. 6:30-8 p.m. Part of Cancer Survivors Offering Support, a program of Cancer Support Now. 255-0405.
Mid-Life Women’s Support Group: A professionally facilitated group that explores mid-life women’s issues. Nutrition, exercise, emotions, hormone replacement, alternative therapies and menopause stages discussed. Free, no registration. 5:30-7 p.m. third Mondays, Presbyterian Healthplex, 6301 Forest Hills NE. 843-6168, ext. 3092.
Mom 2 Mom Club—WestSide: Playgroups, activities and support for stay-at-home moms. Great way for you and your kids to socialize in your area. Visit blueskyfun.org.
MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support): We are a nonprofit, nonreligious group where moms and kids can connect and enjoy meeting new friends. Groups available in the following zip codes: 87104, 87107, 87109, 87110, 87114, 87120 and 87121. Visit momsclub.org.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving: 6 p.m. third Wednesdays. 255-2955.
Mothers And More: Northeast Albuquerque Chapter, opportunities to meet other moms through regular meetings, play groups, social events, book club, more. 7-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Sunrise Assisted Living, Tramway and Manitoba NE. Visit freewebs.com/abqmothersandmore. n
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): Speakers, crafts, discussion; 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays; Chelwood Christian Reformed Church, 2200 Chelwood Park NE, 262-4881; 9:15 a.m. first and third Tuesdays, Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, 6104 Taylor Ranch NW, 897-0047; 9:15 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, First Baptist Church, 101 Broadway NE, 247-3611; 9 a.m. first and third Tuesdays, Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, 298-9299; 9:15 a.m. first and third Thursdays, Tramway Community Church, 4800 Tramway Ridge NE. Sabrina, 237-0202. n
MS Activity Group, Active MSers: Fun activities for people with multiple sclerosis to share their active passions. Details at ActiveMSers.org. Call Dave Bexfield, 890-1764, or e-mail dave@ActiveMSers.org.
MS Activity Group, Young At Heart:For those from their late teens to early 40s with MS, as well as their families. Social activities, support, share information. Visit Facebook under Groups - Young At Heart or contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Group, Rio Grande Division, All America Chapter at 4125 Carlisle NE, Suite A, Albuquerque NM 87107. Call 243-2792 or e-mail email@example.com.
MS Caregiver Support Group: For anyone who cares about someone with multiple sclerosis or ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). 6:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, Friends in Time, 4906-A Jefferson NE. Tracy, 872-9301. n MS Support and Educational Group: 2-4 p.m. second Monday of the month starting in January. Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE. Gale Flack, 884-2043. n Muscular Dystrophy Association General Adult Support Group — New Mexico Chapter: 6:30-8 p.m. second Tuesdays, Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Room 205, 8600 Academy NE. 828-1331, mda.org.
Narcotics Anonymous: Support group helps people quit using drugs. 260-9889.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): For friends and family members of people suffering from a mental illness. Albuquerque affiliate: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 6001 Marble, Suite 7. Connection Recovery Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 6001 Marble, Suite 8. 256-0288 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit nami.org/sites/ albuquerque. West Side affiliate: Support groups 10-11:30 a.m. first Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. second and third Tuesdays. Meetings at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Sara Road in Rio Rancho. Call Betty at 867-1087 or 992-2292.
NationalFederationoftheBlind:Issues of importance to blind people, Community Outreach Center, 2828 Carlisle NE. 883-1941.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Groups: 244-0625 or 800-344-4867.
National Osteoporosis Foundation: Support group for people with osteoporosis, their families and friends, second Thursdays. Yvonne Brusuelas, 855-5627.
Natural Home Healing From Chronic/ Incurable Disease: Support for those with incurable disease who want to use natural methods at home. View tapes by Dr. Richard Schulze, followed by discussion. Northeast Heights. Celeste, 271-1010.
New Beginnings (Divorce Recovery): Su
New Mexico AIDS Services Support Groups: Mondays-Fridays, counseling, chemical dependency, treatment, life reconstruction, for HIV+ individuals, significant others and families, 625 Truman NE. Michael, 938-7126.
NM Breathes (New Mexico Breathes): Asthma and allergy support group for the entire family, educational sessions. Gerri, 259-6277 or Romelia, 232-6625.
New Mexico Family Network (formerly Parents for Behaviorally Different Children): Free workshop and support group for parents of neurologically challenged children. Held second Wednesdays at Kidpower Therapy Associates PC, 3530 Pan American Fwy NE, Suite D. Workshop 6 p.m., support group 7-8:30 p.m. Contact New Mexico Family Network at 265-0430 or Kidpower at 888-4469.
New Mexico Heart Institute: Monthly support group for those with congestive heart failure, 4 p.m. first Wednesdays, NMHI Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center First Floor Conference Room, 502 Elm NE. Anita Ralstin, CNP, conducts sessions. Free, snacks provided. RSVP by calling 841-1000, ext. 2563. n New Mexico Interstitial Cystitis Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. July 12 and Oct. 11 at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital Conference Room B, 8300 Constitution NE. Call Teresa McCoy, ICA patient advocate, 463-2918 or e-mail email@example.com.
New Mexico Pregnancy Confinement Line: Telephone support for women confined to bed during pregnancy. 768-9227 (pager).
New Mexico Survivors of Homicide: Support group for the survivors of a murdered loved one. Fourth Thursdays, Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 Fourth NW. Dawn at 272-5040 or visit nmsoh.org.
New Mom Support Group: Addresses various issues with having a new baby, including stress management, growth and development and post-partum depression. Learn new skills and socialize with other new mothers. No cost to attend. No registration required. 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays at Lovelace Women’s Hospital, 4701 Montgomery NE. Call 727-6085.
Newsline for the Blind: Free dial-in newspaper service for people unable to read ordinary print because of visual or physical limitations. 841-8862.
Nicotine Anonymous: 12-step program for smoking cessation. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University NE. 265-8113.
North Valley Women’s Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. every other Thursday night in the North Valley. 6:30-8 p.m. Part of Cancer Survivors Offering Support, a program of Cancer Support Now. 255-0405.
Nuestros Cambios Parent/Child Communication Support: Abstinence and healthy lifestyle support group, provides support and education to ages 12-18 in the South Valley. Get Loud members provide service by coaching Little League teams and visiting rest homes and hospitals. Contact Jasmin Hendrickson at Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, 265-5976. n Nurses In Recovery: Nurses supporting nurses in recovery. Meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. 2625 Pennsylvania NE, Suite 500. Call 506-5586. Please call for intake and outpatient information. 272-5935.
Osteoporosis Support Group: Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico- Albuquerque Support Group. 1:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth SE. $1 fee. 338-6333 or 855-5627.
Ostomy Association of Albuquerque: Monthly support meetings for ostomates, families and friends, Taos Room, first Sunday of the month. The meetings are at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE, one block west of Wyoming NE, one block north of I-40. Call 830-2135 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone calls will be returned promptly.
Ovarian Open Arms Cancer Support: 10:30 a.m.-noon third Saturdays, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria NE. Connie Souza, 296-0179; or Margaret Goga, 293-5866. n Overeaters Anonymous: Call for meeting times and locations. 261-3553. n Overcomers Outreach: Christian 12-step meeting. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Glory Hall, 2417 Wyoming NE. Len or Ann, 884-4384.
Parenting Class: Developing Capable Young People classes offered by Families for Children, division of New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, to help parents teach children responsibility and accountability for their behavior. Affordable classes, small groups. 881-4200.
Parenting Group: Topics include developmental stages, boundary and limit setting, intergenerational patterns, styles of parenting, rewards and consequences, safety concerns and working within the family structure. Supportive atmosphere. 11:-30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Age to Age Counseling PC, 2530 Virginia NE, Suite 400. 291-6314. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: (PFLAG Albuquerque) Support, education, advocacy. 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. 873-7373; (PFLAG Rio Rancho) 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. 892-5680.
Parents of Children Who Abuse Drugs: Monday evenings in Rio Rancho. Carmen, 891-5117.
Parents of Children Who Are Incarcerated: Tuesday evenings in Rio Rancho. Carmen, 891-5117.
Parents of Murdered Children: For those who survive the violent death of a loved one, held in a nonjudgmental atmosphere with other survivors. One-on-one meetings only. Call Ellie Lee, 281-1147.
Parents of Sexually Abused Children: All Faiths Family Services, 271-0329. n Parents Reaching Out (PRO): For families with children (birth to age 21) with unique needs, offering support, encouragement, information and resources, workshops. Albuquerque, 247-0192 or 800-524-5176; e-mail email@example.com;
Parents Without Partners: New Mexico’s local chapter, (S.P.A.R.K.S.) Single Parents of Albuquerque Raising Kids, single parents providing support, friendship, education, family and adult activities. Children in home, away or grown. Parents separated, divorced, widowed or never married. 797-5437; pwpnm.com.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (APDA - New Mexico Chapter): The APDA Support Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. third Saturdays, Presbyterian Healthplex, San Antonio, east of I-25 in classrooms A and B. Call Sandy Skaar at the Information and Referral UNM APDA toll-free at 877-515-4560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson’s Support of New Mexico: Meets 2 p.m. second Sundays in members’ homes. Call Dick, 298-0512. n Patient Advocacy and Recovery Department at UNM Psychiatric Center: Peer Bridgers are trained extensively to help others with a psychiatric diagnosis/ substance abuse problem help themselves.
PB&J Family Services Inc.:Helps with family stabilization, reunification and general improvement in daily living; provides family services in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties with site locations in Cuba, Jemez, Los Lunas and Grants. 877-7060 or Bernalillo site, 867-2356.
Peer Bridger Connection Group: Free service providing resources and connections to the community, including food box sites, transportation, legal aid and support group contacts. 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays in the Cafeteria Banquet Room of the Mental Health Center, 2600 Marble NE. Call 272-5935. n
People First of Albuquerque: Empowerment for people with disabilities. Meets second Saturday of month at Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE (San Mateo and Comanche). 883-4630.
Pet Loss Support Group: A group supporting those who have lost or anticipate the loss of an animal companion. Various locations in Albuquerque, day and evening. Call Ann Beyke, MA, LPC, at 265-3087, e-mail petlosscounselor@aol. com or visit petlosscounselor.com.
Post-Abortion Stress Counseling: Trained peer counselors available for women experiencing anxiety after an abortion. Call Albuquerque Pregnancy Center, 880-0882. n Prenatal Care: For information and confidential referrals for service providers in your community, call U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Bureau hot lines, 800-311-BABY (for English speakers) or 800- 504-7081 (for Spanish speakers).
Primetimers: Provides mature gay and bisexual men and their admirers opportunities to meet in supportive atmosphere to enjoy social, educational and recreational activities. Common Bond information line, 891-3647.
Prostate Cancer Support Groups: 12:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE, 254-7784; 1 p.m. second Saturdays, Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho. Barry, 867-0117, or John, 771-9525. Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico, 254-7784 or 800-278-7678.
Psychiatric Advance Directives: Find out how to remain in control of your mental health when you are having a mental health crisis. Group is staffed with consumer- survivors who
Pulmonary-NTM Support Group: A support, discussion and information group for patients with all pulmonary disease problems. This includes COPD, cystic fibrosis, Nontuberculosis Mycobacterium, or NTM, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and all others. 10:45-12:30 third Fridays, Presbyterian Healthplex, Room C, 6301 Forest Hills NE. Margaret Cost, 865-6607, or e-mail email@example.com.
Pulmonary Problems Support Group: Second Thursdays, Vista Grande Retirement Center, 4101 Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho. 892-4206. Organ Transplant Awareness Program
Rainbow Love: Support and counseling for parents who wish to adopt African- American children. Creative Life Ministry, the Rev. Patricia Wellborn, 291-4481.
R.O.C.K.(Raising Our Celiac Kids):A free support group for parents, families and friends of kids with celiac disease, wheat and gluten intolerance. We welcome families of autistic kids involved in a gluten-free/casein-free dietary intervention program, as well as anyone who chooses a gluten-free lifestyle for personal or nutritional reasons. Traci, 286-7773, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rape Crisis Center: 24-hour crisis services for anyone affected by sexual assault. 266-7711.
Reaching Out Ministries for Women: For victims of sexual violence. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, children’s building, Legacy Church, 7201 Central NW. 831-0961.
Recovery Inc.: A nonprofit mental health support group offers techniques for handling depression, anxiety and other symptoms of mental disorder. Santa Fe group meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E. Barcelona. Albuquerque group meets 1 p.m. Saturdays at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central SE; call for room information. 505-988-2748 (Santa Fe) or 344-0425 (ABQ).
Recovery Support Group: More Than Conquerors, freedom from obsessive- compulsive addictions, Believer’s Center of Albuquerque, 320 Waterfall SE. Judy, 836-3649.
Refluxkiddo: Support group for parents/ family/caregivers of babies to children with GERD (reflux), aspiration, gastroparesis, pharyngeal dysphagia, laryngomalacia and feeding issues. E-mail refluxkiddo@yahoo. com.
Reformers Unanimous: Free faith- based addictions program meets 7 p.m. Fridays, Gospel Light Baptist Church, 1500 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho. Call 892-9463 or visit reformu.com.
The Rekindling Inc: A ministry to pastors, missionaries and Christian leaders desiring help while dealing with ministerial burnout. The Rekindling retreat facilities are available for individuals, couples or small groups offering a place of rest and relaxation, prayer and conversation, or time to seek the Lord in a sanctuarylike atmosphere. Dalton and Vicki Jantzen, 286-6111; e-mail email@example.com; or TheRekindling.com. n RESOLVE NM: Provides support, education, information and advocacy for people experiencing infertility. Holds a peer support group 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for location and additional information.
Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network: Bilingual group for families that have a family member with Down syndrome. Nadine, 892-2551 (Spanish), or Monica, 892-6363.
S-Anon: 12-step recovery group for friends and relatives of sex addicts. 899-0633. n SandiaBreastCancerGroup:Opento Sandia employees only. Noon-1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month on Sandia Base. Part of Cancer Survivors Offering Support, a program of Cancer Support Now. 255-0405. n Schizophrenia Anonymous: Free six-step meeting for those living with schizophrenia and related disorders. Call Don at Peer Bridger, 272-5935. n Search for Significance: For support or information, call Hoffmantown Care Ministries at 858-8650. n Sex Addicts Anonymous: Mixed, 7 p.m. Mondays, Monte Vista Christian Church; men’s meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Covenant United Methodist Church. Call toll- free 866-571-7985; or visit sexaa.org. n Sexaholics Anonymous: Women’s, men’s and joint meetings. 899-0633.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: For meeting schedule, write SLAA, P.O. Box 3783, Albuquerque, 87190. 212-7149. email@example.com. n
Sexual Abuse Group for Women: Childhood sexual abuse is one of the most soul-deadening experiences anyone can face. Call Hoffmantown Care Ministries at 858-8650.
Sickle Cell Support Group: For people with sickle cell conditions and their families. 2 p.m. third Thursdays, Council Office, 7800 Marble NE, Suite 2. 254-9550.
Sjogren’s Syndrome Support Group: Frances, 344-6971.
SMART(Self-Management and Recovery Training) Meetings: Program of personal empowerment grounded in the principles of individual dignity and self-determination focuses on four key areas: motivation for change, resisting impulses to use alcohol/ drugs, problem solving and balanced lifestyle. Meeting times In New Mexico can be found on the Smart Website www.SMARTRecovery.org
Smoke Cessation Group: American Cancer Society, 262-2333.
SNAP (Survivors Network for Those Abused by Priests): Peer-to-peer support group for victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Originally started for those abused by Roman Catholic clergy, this international organization now assists all victims of clergy abuse regardless of religious denomination or affiliation. Call 280-3369, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nmsnap.org. n
Spinal Cord Injury SupportGroup: 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, 505 Elm NE.
Spiritual Exploration Group: Group encourages participants to articulate their own spiritual worldview and plan for spiritual development. Six consecutive sessions, open to men and women ages 40 and up. Noon-1:15 p.m. alternating Wednesdays. $30 per session. Age to Age Counseling, 2530 Virginia NE. Call 291-6314 or visit agetoagecounseling.com.
Step families Counseling and Support Group: 6 p.m. every other Wednesday, 7920 Mountain NE. 884-9411. n Stroke Support Group: For survivors, caregivers, family members. 10 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE. Carlos Diaz, 268-5685. General meeting, 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Shoney’s, 6810 Menaul NE. Sue Hill, Albuquerque Stroke Club, 897-9432.
Stuttering Support Group:Discussion, therapy techniques. 6:30-8 p.m. second Tuesdays, UNM Speech & Hearing Sciences, 1700 Lomas NE, Suite 1300. Call Tom Fisher at 823-9322 or e-mail email@example.com.
Survivors of Homicide: Support group for anyone who has had a loved one murdered. 7 p.m. Tuesdays (therapeutic art second Tuesdays and grief counselor available third Tuesdays), 12400 Menaul NE, Suite 100. 232-4099, or 877-700-8500 for statewide information.
Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse: For adult men, adult women and teens, at Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center; crisis support, counseling, community education; services free or for a donation. 24-hour hot line, 266-7711. n Survivors of Suicide: For people who have lost a loved one to suicide. 7 p.m. first Monday of every month, Shepherd of The Valley Presbyterian Church, 1801 Montano NW; call Al or Linda Vigil at 792-7461. p.m. second and last Mondays, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School NE; call R.L. Schwoebel at 858-1240.
Survivors Writing Together: Writing support group 3-4:30 p.m. Mondays at UNM Part of Cancer Survivors Offering Support, a program of Cancer Support Now. 255-0405.
Tinnitus Support Group:268-8754.
TOPS—Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Nonprofit weight loss group. People of all ages, sexes and weights welcome. Low membership fees; weigh-ins. Meetings throughout the city Monday through Friday. Call Elna Strand at 505-424-7095. Forming chapters for Albuquerque, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Espanola. Contact Patricia Rael at 505-690-0188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TouretteSyndromeAssociation:New Mexico chapter; periodic informational meetings. Sandra Hollis, 858-3304. n
TransgenderCommunityGroup:Offers support, information and social activities for individuals exploring new gender identities. All ages welcome. Meets Friday evenings at a private, secure location near the UNM campus in Albuquerque. Free, but donations appreciated. Shannon, 268-3779, or Janice, 261-2394. transgendernm.org.
United Ostomy Association of America UOAA) Support Group: 1 p.m. first Tuesdays, Education Building No. 39 of the New Mexico VA Health Care System, 1501 San Pedro SE. Christine Domenichini, 265-1711, ext. 5683. n United Way Helpline: Information and referrals to health and human services agencies. 245-1735.
Weight Control Group: Informative, goal-oriented. Somgya, 898-7815.
Westside Cancer Caregivers Support Group: For those who are caregivers for a loved one with a diagnosis of cancer, as well as family members or friends. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Mesa View United Methodist Church, 4701 Montan~o NW. Call the Cancer Survivors Offering Support Help Line at 255-0405.
Wings for L.I.F.E. Life-skills Imparted to Families Through Education: Fun, interactive program that provides support, life skills and family enrichment for former inmates, their family members, including children and grandparents, foster parent caregivers, parolees, probationers, adjudicated youth, trustees and caring people. Child care is available. Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. first and third Mondays at Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith NE, and second and fourth Mondays at the YMCA, 4901 Indian School NE. Call Ann Edenfield Sweet at 291-6412 or visit WingsMinistry.org or WingsForLIFEABQ. blogspot.com.
Women’s Empowerment Support Group: Focusing on enriching relationships, promoting professional and personal growth, developing positive ways to handle life transitions and enhancing interpersonal skills. Licensed psychotherapist facilitates. Call 238-5524.
Women’s Mood Disorders Support Group: For women who experience mood instability, depression, anxiety or manic depression. 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Rio Rancho Family Health Center, 1424 Deborah SE. No charge. Donations appreciated. 889-3632. n
Women’s Support Group: For women with self-image, relational issues and stress management issues using art made and shared with others in a safe, confidential environment. 6-8 p.m. every other Thursday. $20 for each group. 934-2055.
Women’s Support Group for Wives & Partners of Veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Learn about PTSD and how it affects you, your family, your relationship and your health. Meets 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. Call Carolyn Roberts at 440-0333.
Young Adult Group: Focuses on issues young adults face – independent living, college anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, social skills and establishing a support system. Open to men and women ages 18-30. 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursdays. Age to Age Counseling, 2530 Virginia NE. Call 291- 6314 or visit agetoagecounseling.com.
Young Fathers Project: For fathers 13 to 26 years old, weekly meetings providing information, support and food. Carl Dellinger, New Mexico Young Fathers Project, 254-8737.
YWCA/CARIN~O: Early childhood training and technical assistance program. 254-9922. Parents Helping Parents Postpartum Support Group: Free group open to postpartum moms and family members in the community. Sponsored by UNM Hospital. Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. ever other Tuesday at the UNM Women’s Faculty and Midwife Clinic, 801 Encino NE, Suite E-1. Call Cathi Wong Bussetti, LISW, at 272-2392.
Alamogordo- Alcoholics Anonymous The Not about Me Group 2323 Nevada Drive First Assembly Life Center, 10th & Florida - Alamogordo Tuesday & Friday at 7:00 pm (505)430-2855 or (505) 437-3622 contact Mickey S
Las Cruces Las Cruces Alcoholics Anonymous: We are located at the ARID CLUB, 334 W. Griggs, Las Cruces, NM. (Go in the door, take a right, up the stairs and into the big room... Come meet with us!) We invite you to visit us! We meet everyday at: 1:30 pm. All meetings last an hour. We've added a new meeting! Mon-Thurs. at 7:30 pm!We also have candlelight meetings on Saturday 9:00-10:30 pm (a candlelight meeting is a regular open discussion meeting - only we use traditional candles for light)
Lovington - Alcoholics Anonymous Freedom Ministries Overcomers Group- Hearts Desire Thrift Store 119 W. Avenue D - Monday at 7:00 pm 505-396-4747 or 505-396-0509 contact Deirdre T