Support Groups

Contact: (814) 726-2345

Once a diagnosis and treatment plan is underway, many patients, families or caregivers seek additional support and information. A variety of support groups are active in the region. Please view the adjoining pages for descriptions and contact information regarding groups that meet at or are affiliated with Warren General Hospital. Please search the following site: www.jdfamilycenter.org for more information regarding other support groups available in the area.

Women with Cancer

If you are a woman in the Warren County area who is currently dealing with cancer in any form, or if you have already finished treatment, whether it be last month or 30 years ago, this group is designed for you. A group has formed that meets the third Thursday of every month at  6:00 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center. This group, which began as a support group for women with breast cancer, quickly decided that women dealing with cancer, no matter what type, would benefit from meeting and talking to other women dealing with similar issues. The meeting is for women only and the information shared is to be kept confidential. Informal meetings are often breakfast meetings at a local restaurant. For more information please contact Linda Loomis at (814) 563-9566 or via e-mail at lindajloomis@gmail.com.

Close to the Heart - Transplant

Close to the Heart, established in 1999, is a local transplant support group which welcomes transplant patients/families as well as those on the waiting list, possible future transplant candidates/families, families who have lost loved ones to transplant and donor families. Close to the Heart meets every other month (Jan/Mar/May/July/Sept/Nov) on the third Tuesday. The July meeting is traditionally a picnic meeting held at Betts Field.

A few links for transplant info:
www.unos.org
www.core.org
www.unyts.org
www.cota.org
www.transplants.org
www.transweb.org
https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/
http://www.surgicaltechnologist.net/resources/surgical-information-transplant-resources/

For more information please contact Debbie Sumner at (814) 726-1499, sumner@atlanticbb.net

Narcotics Anonymous

Support groups meet weekly to aid participants through group networking and support. For more information, please call the regional help line at 1 (888) 251-2426 or visit their web site at www.na.org.

Locations and times of meetings in the area include:
-Warren General Hospital in Classroom B - Tuesday’s 6:30pm
-Warren General Hospital in Classroom B - Sunday’s 7:00pm
-First Presbyterian Church - Thursday’s 7:30pm, 300 Market Street, Warren
-Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church - Friday’s 12:00 Noon
-Warren Weslyan Church - Friday’s 6:30pm
-First Lutheran Church - Saturday’s 6:30pm

Format of meetings varies by location.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Support groups meet weekly to aid participants through group networking and support. For more information, please call the regional help line at (814) 726-2345 or visit the web site at www.wpaarea60.org. Over 20 local support groups are available at a variety of locations, times and formats. Please call or visit the web to find a group that might be right for you.