General Support Groups for Parents in Maryland

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Parenting/Family Support

ALZHEIMER CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Monthly support group for Alzheimer caregivers meetings the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Meets at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291,calvert.lib.md.us

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES

Partnership to link Anne Arundel County residents to health, education and human services resources. Systems of Care provides information and support to connect children, youth and their families to appropriate community resources.
410-222-7423, 800-485-0041, aacounty.org/Partnership/index.cfm

CHANGING FOCUS

Professionally led groups for adults experiencing marital separation or divorce, death of a spouse or looking to build healthier relationships. Meets in Crofton, Ellicott City/Columbia and north Baltimore County.
410-721-0992, changingfocus.org

DIVORCE CARE

Nondenominational, biblical-based teaching and support group to help recover from separation and divorce. Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. at Riva Trace Baptist Church, Annapolis. 
410-798-4868, rtbc.org/divorce-care

FAMILY SUPPORT CENTERS

State network of centers providing free, comprehensive services for parents and children birth to age 3, including health education and referral, peer support and parent education. Includes an Annapolis location. Umbrella organization Maryland Family Network also provides child care resource network and other services.
410-269-4478, 410-659-7701, marylandfamilynetwork.org/programs-services/family-support-network

KINSHIP CARE SUPPORT RESOURCES

State support and information for caregivers of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, younger siblings and others who are related but not a biological child.
dhr.maryland.gov/foster-care/kinship-care

NATIONAL FAMILY RESILIENCY CENTER

Support for families going through changes such as marriage, separation, divorce or remarriage. Parenting seminars in Howard and Prince George's counties, FamilyConnex program for co-parenting parents, and KidConnex to help children and teens. Other services available. Headquartered in Columbia.
410-740-9553, nfrchelp.org

PARENTING HELPLINE

A toll-free hotline providing resources and referrals from The Family Tree, which offers free programs and services in Baltimore, Howard, Harford and Prince George's counties to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
800-243-7337, familytreemd.org

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS

Nonprofit dedicated to single parents and their children.
parentswithoutpartners.org

PFLAG OF ANNAPOLIS/ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Support and resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, their families, friends, and allies. Includes support groups for teens and friends/family, events, legal and health resources and more.
pflagannapolis.org

PFLAG OF COLUMBIA/HOWARD COUNTY

General meetings, trans parent support, play groups for trans and gender creative kids, and other gatherings for families and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
443-718-0474, pflagmd.org

YWCA

Programs, services and support to help empower women and eliminate racism.
Annapolis and Anne Arundel County: 410-626-7800, hotline - 410-222-6800, annapolisywca.org
Greater Baltimore: 888-978-5393, ywcagreaterbaltimore.org

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