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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico CONNECTIONS Sunday October 2 2005 THE NEW MEXICAN 123 Support groups Abortion POSTABORTION SUPPORT GROUP For women and men facing a crisis pregnancy or grieving a past abor tion Free and confidential services include pregnancy tests peer counseling and community referrals 3500 Trinity Drive Suite A4 Los Alamos 10 to 2 Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays and evenings by appointment 6622300 Adoption ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP Free and open to adoptees and parents affected by adoption St Vincent Regional Medical Center Atrium Conference Room first Monday of each month call 6608136 Aging CONSCIOUS AGING DISCUSSION GROUP Fridays Call Niels at 9825639 AIAnon ALANON MEETING Mondays Steps and Traditions noon at St Johns Methodist Church at Cordova and Old Pecos Trail 8 St Bedes Episcopal Church 1601 St Francis Drive and San Mateo 4730101 Tues days Noon at St Johns Methodist Church at Cordova and Old Pecos Trail SpanishSpeaking meeting 1205 Parkway Dr Wednesdays Friendship Club 1915 Rosina Thursdays Noon at St Johns Method ist Church at Cordova and Old Pecos Trail Mens AIAnon Meeting Clare Hail behind St Francis Cathedral and 8 at St Johns Methodist Church at Cordova and Old Pecos Trail Fridays Noon at St Johns Methodist Church at Cordova and Old Pecos Trail 6 Spanishspeaking meeting Somos us Pueblo Unido 1205 Parkway and 7 Newcomer meeting at St Vincent Regional Medical Center Behav ioral Sciences Center board room 455 St Michaels Drive Saturdays Noon at the Salvation Army 525 W Alameda at the Friendship Club 1916 Rosina St and at 6 at the United Church of Santa Fe 1804 Arroyo Chamiso at St Michaels Drive Childcare provided Alcoholics Anonymous ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to drink thats your business If you want to stop drinking help is available Daily For times and locations 9828932 Mondays Ladies Sobriety meeting noon Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish education building De Fiori 982 8932 Tuesdays Eldorado Community Center 4660211 Grupo Fey y Esperanza Spanish Alcoholics Anonymous meetings 1025 Calle Mar garita Live and Let Live a gay and lesbian group of Alcoholics Anonymous Friendship Club 1915 Rosina 6 Fridays De Vargas Center Com munity Room noon 4730101 Saturdays Grupo Fey y Esperanza Friendship Club 1915 Rosina 8 9829040 Alzheimers Disease ALZHEIMERS MEMORY LOSS AND GRIEF SUP PORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS New group First Monday 10 Camino de Vaca at Mi Casa Bonita Call Jan Olsen at 4240577 for more informa tion ALZHEIMERS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP If your family member is experiencing confusion or memory loss join a professionally facilitated family support group third Thursday of the month 6 402 E Rodeo call Ruth or Velrha of Sierra Vista Retire ment at 9869696 SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY EXPERIENCING CON FUSION OR MEMORY LOSS Sierra Vista Retirement Community offers a professionally facilitated family support group held monthly on the third Thursday 6 402 Rodeo Road east of St Francis Drive 986 9696 ANXIETY AND PANIC SEMINAR For those looking for the latest treatments for the most prevalent problems of our time along with how to control the basic cause worry Presented by Richard C Raynard PhD Clinical psychologist Friendly discussion and literature 7 first Tuesday of the month 1800 Old Pecos Trail Suite call 2318625 for information NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION PRACTICE GROUP Facilitated by Jack Lehman LPCC from Monday CEUs available How to get free of violence including the violence of judging criticizing self anri others and communicate what is truly impor tant through honesty and radical empathy Donation requested Call 9958200 for information NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL Meets 79 second Monday for education and fourth Monday for sharing and caring La Link new 2325 Cerrillos Road on southwest corner at traffic light across from College Plaza Shop ping Center North entrance from parking lot behind building Brain Injury Survivor BRAIN INJURY SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP Meets 23 Mondays at New vistas 1205 Parkway Suite A Call Terri Moore 471 39 Cancer CANCER INSTITUTE OF NEW MEXICO FOUNDATION SUPPORT GROUPS Survivors Mixed Group male selffacilitated every Tuesday to Navigating Through Cancer Treatment facilitated by Jan McGough RN BA OCN every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 Nutritional Support Group facili tated by Janet Esperanza RD CNSD LD last Wednes day of every month 11 to noon Groups are held at 490 A Zia Road in the Community Room on the 2nd floor For more information call 9557958 PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Fourth Wednesdays Noon to Facilitated by Bob Mallin St Vincent Cancer Treatment Conference Room 4664242 Cocaine Anonymous COCAINE ANONYMOUS Wednesdays Open meet ing 6 in the small room at the Friendship Club 1915 Rosina Saturdays at Clare Hall A St Francis Cathedral 213 Cathedral Place Sundays open meeting big book study Church of Religious Science 505 Camino de los Marquez Infor mation hotline 18665846460 CoDependents CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS For men and women Tuesdays from to at the Unitar ian Church Galisteo and Barcelona Fellowship Hall Call 4382736 CODA Open 12step recovery from co dependency Meets at Mondays at White Rock United Methodist Church 580 Meadow Lane Call 6722874 Debtors Anonymous DEBTORS ANONYMOUS A 12step program for peo ple with financial problems Being in debt overspend ing underearning and other related issues Thurs Luis Sanchez New Mexican Desmond McWiiliams a blues vocalist from Alabama crochets a hat on the Plaza last week McWilliams takes about two hours to make a basic hat which he sells for He also sings the blues at Willies days Business Owners Meeting St Johns United Methodist Church 100 Old Pecos Trail Call 4247366 for information Fridays Fragrance free meeting from to newcomers welcome same location Call 9825653 for information Depression DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE Free selfhelp group Tuesdays St Johns United Methodist Church Cordova and Old Pecos Trail north entrance Call 9842270 or 9820558 for information Diabetes DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP County Extension Office Rodeo Grounds fourth Wednesday of every other month 10 to noon Gambling GAMBLING PSYCHO THERAPY Support group with licensed therapist Meets 6 Tuesdays in Los Alamos The group is free and open to the public Call 6621419 for more information GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS If gambling is causing problems in areas of your life or life of a loved we encourage you to attend our open meeting Mon days 1418 Luisa Suite 3 If you cannot make it call 9847277 Tuesdays Friendship Club 1915 Ros ina 9847277 Wednesdays Compulsive gambling psychotherapy group free psychotherapy group for compulsive and problem gamblers Los Alamos 7 For details call 6621419 Thursdays Sacred Heart of Jesus Call 9847277 Gays Lesbian Bisexual or Transgender GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL OR TRANSGENDERED PERSON SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays If you arc in an abusive relationship free help is available Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families 4745536 GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL OR TRANSGENDERED Group now forming Thursday nights 68 PM Call the Southwestern Counseling Center for more information 4718575 Grandparents GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Free support group Thursdays at followed by light dinner Babysitting provided Call Diane Dennedy Frank at Catholic Charities 4249789 Grief support GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE SUPPORT GROUP Wednesdays Sponsored by the Hospice Cen ter Call for more information and to register 9882211 GRIEF SUPPORT FOR ALL AGES Gerards House is offering free weekly group and for children teens and adults Grief support and support for families who are living with someone who has a life threatening illness Mondays Ages 36 Tuesdays Ages 71O Wednes days Ages 1114 Thursdays Ages 1520 3204 Mercantife Court Suite C For more information or for a summer schedule call Suzy at 4241800 GRIEF LOSS AND DEPRESSION Support group and free depression screening 67 Thursdays 1800 Old Pecos Trail Suite B off Calle Call Fran Burton licensed clinician for infor mation and to register 6901090 Mothers Only FIRSTTIME MOMS OVER 4O Support group to explore the complex and demanding physical emo tional and spiritual issues that come with raising chil dren as mature women Eight weeks 4710928 MS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the second Saturday of each month at St Johns Method ist Church For information call Liz Wray at 9833740 Jane South 4664014 Narcotics Anonymous In Santa Fe on Mondays Noon Step 60 min utes open step study and discussion Church of Reli gious Science 505 Camino de Los Marquez between Cordova and Don meeting is held in back room through kitchen 7 Night Out 75 minutes mens meeting open rotating format St Johns Meth odist Church Library 1200 Old Pecos Trail corner of Cordova Road 7 Womens Meeting 75 minutes womens meeting robin topic discus sion meeting St Johns Methodist Church Room 117 1200 Old Pecos Trail corner of Cordova Road In Taos on Mondays 7 Just For Today open topic discussion meeting at Community Wellness Cener 324 Kit Carson across from mens Health Center Call Ellison at 505 73790O8 In Santa Fe on Tuesdays Noon Your Basic Meeting 60 minutes open Basic Text Study Church of Reli gious Science 505 Camino de Los Marquez between Cordova and Don meeting is held in back room through kitchen 8 The Original 60 minutes open speaker meeting Challenge New Mexico 2504 Camino Entrada In Espanola on Tuesdays It Works 75 minutes Chamisa Room in the basement Espanola Hospital 1010 Spruce St In Santa Fe on Wednesdays Noon Spiritual Journey 60 minutes open topic discussion meeting based on Just for Today reading 1263 Gallegos Lane 6 Why Are We Here 60 minutes open rotating format Challenge New Mexico 2504 Camino Entrada In Santa Fe on Thursdays Noon Your Basic Meet ing 60 minutes open topic discussion meeting based on Just for Today Church of Religious Science 505 Camino de Los Marquez between Cordova and Don meeting is held in back room through kitchen Step at a Time 75 minutes open rotat ing format Santa Fe Indian Hospital 1700 Cerrillos Road at Second Street use emergency room entrance on the eastside of the building In Taps on Thursdays 7 The min utes open rotating format 413 Sipapu Community Services Building at corner of Salazar west of Raieys Supermarket In Santa Fe on Fridays Noon Your Basic Meeting 60 minutes open topic discussion meeting based on Just for Today Church of Religious Science 5O5 Camino de Los Marquez between Cordova and Don meet ing is held in back room through kitchen 6 Walk in Balance 90 minutes open speaker meeting Chal lenge New Mexico 2504 Camino In Las Vegas on Fridays NA Meeting 60 minutes open speaker meeting at Frist Presbyterian Church 1000 Douglas use side entrance to the right of the main doors In Taos on Fridays 7 Just For Today closed topic discussion meeting at the Community Wellness center 324 Kit Carson across the street form Mens Health Center Cal Ellison at 505 7379008 In Santa Fe on Saturdays 10 Talking Heads 75 minutes open rotating format Clare Hall St Francis Cathedral 213 Cathedral Place 6 NA meeting 60 minutes Santa Fe Recorvery center former site of tho RAP Center 4100 Lucia Lane on the ease side of Air port road just south of thaparking lot for McDonalds 7 Keep it Simple Saturday 60 minutes open topic discussion meeting Santa Fe Indian Hospital 1700 Cerrillos Road at Second Street In Taos on Saturdays 6 The Promise 60 min utes open discussion for Just for Today reading at 413 Sipapu Community Services Building corner of Salazar west of Raieys Supermarket In Santa Fe on Sundays Write On 75 minutes closed step working meeting Atrium Room St Vincent Regional Medical Center 455 St Michaels Drive 6 Spiritual Journey 75 minutes open speaker meeting 1263 Gallegos Lane From Cerrillos road go west on maez Road turn right at Rosina Street and left at Gallegos Lane In Espanola on Sundays 7 New Way to Fly 60 minutes open rotating formate Last Sunday of the month is a meeting Meet sin basement of Espanola Hospital 1010 Spruce Street The NA Helpline is 9842098 or 800 2582971 Nicotine Anonymous NICOTINE ANONYMOUS A 12 Step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotinerfree lives Meetings St Francis Cathedral Clare Hall every Tuesday Call Dave 9889252 TEEN CESSATION GROUP Open to all Santa Fe teens who are thinking about quitting or want to help someone quit Santa Fe Boys Girls Club mul tipurpose room 730 Alto 1011 Tuesdays and Thursdays Call Overeaters Anonymous OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Every day 8 9 Open Meeting Friendship Club 1915 Rosina Sundays Open Step Study Friendship Club Thurs days 7 Open meeting Indian Hospital in the library 1700 Cerrillos Saturdays 10 11 Open Fragrance Free Meeting United Church of Santa Fe 1804 Arroyo Chamiso Rd No Fees For more information call 9841315 OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meets noon to 1 Mondays at Los Alamos Christian Chruch 92 E Road Call 6721498 TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY Meets Thurs days at Christ Lutheran Church 17O1 Arroyo Chamiso Weigh in at 10 Meeting at Call the groups leader Elna Strand at 4247095 Parkinsons Disease PARKINSONS DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP MEET ING Meets from on the fourth Friday of the month in the Atrium Room lower level of St Vin cent Regional Medical Center Call Zalla Galya group coordinator at 866 8995669 Pflag PFLAG Parents families friends of lesbians and gays meets 79 every fourth Tuesday St Bedes Epis copal Church Rape Survivors RAPE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP Free thera peutic support for survivors of rape including spousal date stranger and acquaintance rape Support is cru cial to recovery Mondays 9845525 IMPROVE COMMUNICATION Support group explor ing positive regard and improving communication skills in relationships family and social situations 78 Wednesdays 1800 Old Pecos Trail Suite B off Calle Call Fran Burton licensed clinician for information and to register 690 1090 NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION PRACTICE GROUP Facilitated by Jack Lehman LPCC from Monday CEUs available How to get free of violence including the violence of judging criticizing setf and others and communicate what is truly impor tant Donation requested Call 9958200 Sex Addicts Anonymous SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12Step support for sex addiction love and relationship addiction Mon days Noon closed 1st 3rd Tuesdays Women only Wednesdays Men only pm de Vargas Center Community Room Fridays closed Sun days closed For all locations and more informa tion please call 466 3042 SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS 12step program pat terned closely after AA where relief from destructive sexual compulsion can be found Mondays pm Closed White book study and sharing Call 466 3042 Spirituality based RECOVERY INC Join others in the practice of a self help method of willtraining with a nonprofit organiza tion not a 12step program At Temple Beth Shalom 205 E Barcelona at 7 Tuesdays in the classroom with the blue door Email or call 9882748 Suicide Support SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP For family and friends who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide First and third Thursday of each month Timothy Fleming Building 2500 Cerrillos Road Joan Murphy at 4767889 2314349 Ages 18 and above Teenagers Only TEENS AT First Saturday of each month Monthly support group and resources for parents whose children are doing drugs getting into trouble or causing problems Call 9923506 TGWSG TGWSG supports and provides information to heterosexual partners in relationship with a transgen der individual Potluck luncheon at 2 every fourth Saturday of the month All transinclusive folks are welcome as well as their partners Send an email to TGWSGSantaFe@aoi.com or call 505 4664277 Women Only WOMENS SUPPORT GROUP For women to explore andmove beyond issues of abuse and domestic vio lence first Thursday of each month 1800 Old Pecos Trail Suite B off Calle Registration required 6901090 WOMENS SUPPORT GROUP FOR COMPLEX PAIN DISORDERS Emotional support for conditions relating to fibromyalgia rhuematoid arthritis lupus and myo facial pain Ongoing every other Tuesday call 4715805 or 9821722 Do you want to be included in Connections If you would like to get your club group or class listed in Connections send in a short notice with all the basic information who what where and when and include a contact phone number The listings must be for free events or from nonprofit organizations You can deliver it to The New Mexican newsroom mail it Box 2048 Santa Fe 87504 You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 9869147 The deadline for listings is 5 Tuesday Because of space limitations listings cannot be guar anteed Where are cQue Pasa and Pets of the Week You can find cQue Pasa and Pets of the Week in Neighbors Section E in todays newspaper Want more Connections See page E7 in todays newspaper V f ij
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