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Aging/Older Adult Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are individuals in the later years of their lives. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the quality of life issues that affect them all.

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Emotions Anonymous Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have difficulty dealing with the pressures of everyday life and are living with unresolved emotional issues such as depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, low self-esteem, fear, anxiety, resentment, jealousy, guilt, boredom, loneliness or other destructive feelings. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide a structured atmosphere in which participants can share their experience, strengths and hopes in a search for inner peace; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.

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Employment/Retirement Related Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced voluntary or involuntary changes in their employment status including termination, layoff, demotion, promotion or retirement and need help in coping with their situation. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the quality of life issues that affect them all.

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Homeschooling Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are parents who are homeschooling their children and have needs and interests in common based on their experiences as home-based educators. The groups may meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet for the purpose of networking, sharing resources and energy, providing opportunities for socialization and co-teaching. Some groups are built around a common focus, such as the type of homeschooling approach used or the religion of the members while others are general support groups open to homeschooling families of all types.

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Immigrant/Refugee Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are immigrants, refugees, temporary workers and other newcomers. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the cultural transition and quality of life issues that affect them all.

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LGBTQ Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Some groups may include intersex individuals. Groups may also be structured for the parents, children, heterosexual spouses or partners or other relatives or significant others of LBGTQ individuals. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

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Men's Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are men who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other men in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

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Military Family Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses, children, parents, other relatives, boyfriends, girlfriends or friends of active duty military personnel who have needs, issues and problems that relate to the stresses of military life. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; help participants prepare for military mobilization or deployment; and allow them to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the quality of life issues that affect them all.

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Offender/Ex-Offender Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are people who have been incarcerated in a correctional facility and are seeking support for their return to the community and their ability to remain crime-free. The groups allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes; discuss strategies for avoiding substance abuse, gang involvement, or other criminal activity; and pursue a commitment to going back to school, finding and retaining a job and mending partner and family relationships. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

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Sex Trade Worker Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are men, women and/or adolescents currently or formerly involved in prostitution, phone and online sex services, exotic dancing, pornography or other aspects of the sex industry. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share experiences, build community and gain emotional support from others.

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Women's Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are women who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other women in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

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