Support Groups

Published Jan 23, 2013 at 11:19 am (Updated Jan 23, 2013 at 11:19 am)

Stroke support

Health Hope Network offers a free support group for stroke survivors at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Park Community Center. For more more, call 412-904-3036.

Cancer support

The Cancer Caring Center and UPMC will offer a Head and Neck Cancer support group at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. The group meets at UPMC Cancer Centers, Bethel Park.

Trudi Cooke, RN, OCN, will welcome all head and neck cancer patients and their adult family members. Cooke has spent 30 years working with cancer patients throughout the UPMC Cancer Centers system and has led a number of patient networks.

To register, call 412-622-1212. To learn more, visit

Domestic violence

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA offers a weekly support group in a confidential setting for victims of domestic violence.

Call 724-223-9190 or 1-800-791-4000 for details.

Mothers and More

Mothers and More support group is for women who would like to meet others who share the same rewards and challenges.

Canonsburg/McMurray chapter meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month

For details, call 724-260-0327.

Bereavement support

Family Hospice & Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon,offers the following on-going free support groups:

• Southminster House, Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, 1 to 2:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month

• Baldwin Community U.M. Church, Baptist Road, Whitehall, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month

No registration is required. For information, call 412-572-8829.

Parenting support

Outreach Teen & Family Services, Mt. Lebanon, offers a free parenting support group “Coffee Talk” at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month.

Counselors are Emily Heim and Christina Hostutler.

No need to register. Visit

Colon Cancer

The Cancer Caring Center and St. Clair Hospital are cosponsoring a new networking group for colon cancer survivors and their adult family members. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at St. Clair Hospital. Parking is free and refreshments provided.

The Pittsburgh-based Cancer Caring Center ( offers free supportive services for people dealing with cancer, including community groups at 16 locations, a telephone helpline, professional counseling and pet therapy and support for children. No fee. To register, call 412-622-1212.

Mon Valley Hospital

Monongahela Valley Hospital offers the following support groups:

• Arthritis, call 724-228-1321.

• Ostomy, call 724-258-1773.

• Cancer, call 724-258-1704.

Stroke/brain injury

A free community support group for stroke survivors and brain injury survivors is held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Park Community Center. Call 412-915-8193 for details.

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