Amputee Support Group, Geisinger Health South Rehab. Provides support for anyone who has lost limbs. Contact: Emily Smedly, Joan Herrold or Amy McCollum @ 570-271-6707, please call to confirm meeting dates and locations.
Anxiety/Panic Attacks Support Group
For those who suffer from anxiety and panic disorder. Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center ground floor conference room. Please call the community health education office at 286-3430 for more information. Registration is required for support groups. Not all groups meet through the winter months, call for current meeting times.
IU 16 Area Support on Autism and related Disorders, This support group serves anyone concerned about a person with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or a related disorder of communication and/or behavior. 4th Monday of each month 6:30 P.M. Childcare provided. Affiliated with ABOARD – Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders. Contacts: Dr. William Jones @ 570-784-7876, Kathy Baas or Jerry Stropnicky @ 570-275-8904 for directions and meeting agenda.
Asthma Support Group
For those who have asthma and for those who care for someone with asthma. Meets first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center ground floor Conference Room. Please call the community health education office at 286-3430 for more information. Registration is required. Not all groups meet through the winter months, call for current meeting times.
Susquehanna Valley Sight-Loss Support Group, Vintage Knoll, Woodbine Lane, Danville or Geisinger Medical Center, Bush pavilion – basement – conference room. We offer information and support to individuals who are visually imapired. Provide great tips on how to customize your household to meet your needs. 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 P.M. Contact: Alice – 271-6594
BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT
Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group, Meets the first Friday morning of the month at the Pine Barn Inn, Danville. Call Danielle at 1-800-822-2873 for further information.
Brain Injury Support Group, Geisinger Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Dining Room, 2 Rehab Lane, Danville, PA. Providing support for families and anyone who has been touched by this injury. The 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Contact: Alice Erdley @ 570-271-6594.
Anthracite Area Brain Injury Support Group
Offers support to individuals with brain injuries and their families and friends, promotes public awareness of the challenges of brain injuries and engages in advocacy at the local, state and federal levels. Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm at Ashland Regional Medical Center. For more information, please call Mark Heydt @ Community Skills Program 610-376-3390.
La Leche League of Bloomsburg
We offer instructional information for breast feeding situations. Also non-medical breast feeding management information. We also have a lending library and books for sale. Meetings are the 1st Thursday of every monthat 7:30 P.M. Contact leaders for meeting information. Contacts: Julie @ 570-752-0752 or Candace @ 570-387-5231.
La Leche League of Danville
Meetings second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Wonderful place to meet other pregnant and breast feeding moms. Contact leaders for meeting information. Lisa 784-0258. We offer instructional information for breast feeding moms. Also provide non-medical breast feeding management information. We have a lending library and books for sale. Meetings second Monday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Ginny at 275-1742 or Lisa at 570-784-2580 for additional meeting information.
The Breathing Club
The Breathing Club meets at the Meadows Retirement Community Center. Educational and supportive groups for anyone who has a chronic lung disease or anyone interested in chronic lung disease. Meetings April – December. Contact Deb Sanders at (570) 275-5472 for meeting times and more information.
Breast Cancer Support Group, Meadows Community Center Danville, PA. Providing support for individuals who have been touched by this problem. Third Wednesday of the month 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Contact: Ellen Leighow at 570-271-6213 or Gale Shalongo at 570-214-9020.
Man to Man Support Group
An American Cancer Society support group for those who had or have prostate cancer. Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center in the third floor conference room. Please call the community health education office at 570-286-3430 for more information. Registration is required for support groups. Not all groups meet through the winter months, please call ahead for current meeting times for support groups.
Cardiac Support Group
For those who have cardiac health issues and caregivers. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center in the ground floor conference room. Please call the community health education office at 570-286-3430 for more information. Registration is required for support groups. Not all groups meet through the winter months, call ahead for current meeting times for support groups.
Educational Opportunity Center, Inc., EOC is an information center for adults who need help making career and educational choices. EOC operates five offices in Northeastern Penna. That can help you make plans for the future.
EOC Central Office 239 Schuyler Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704. 570-331-6755
Contact: Sharon Bartolini
Scranton Area Office 321 Spruce Street, Suite 711, Scranton, PA 18503, 570-496-0296 Contact: Caroline Tugend
Bloomsburg Area Office 351 Tenny St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815, 570-387-6288, ext. 139 Contact: Elaine Sheatler
Allentown Area Office 1642 Union Blvd., Suite W, Allentown, PA 18103, 610-432-4839 Contact: Rosemarie Bauer
Hazleton Area Office 75 Airport Road, Suite 108, Hazleton, PA 18202, 570-454-6161
Contact: Anthony Bellizia1-800-24THINK
Visit the EOC onlie at : http://www.eocinc.org
Early Intervention Services
Grove Presbyterian Church Blooms Rd., Danville, PA Our group addresses parents’ concerns about the development of children between the ages of birth to school age. We provide screenings and evaluations to determine what services may be needed by the child. Every other month – 4th Thursday – 9:00 – 11:30 A.M. Contact: Becky Laubach at 275-6080.
Child Care Information Services of Columbia County
Child care information services of Columbia County. 570-784-0963 or toll free 866-784-2247 (call for directions) firstname.lastname@example.org Call for information about: Department of Public Wellfare free service Financial help to pay for child care at your provider choice How to choose quality child care Listings of DPW approved Day Care centers, Group and family day care homes Day care regulations and information on how to become a licensed or registered day care provider. Dorothy A. Lukus, Director, Eligibility/Resource Manager. Funded by grants from the PA Department of Public Welfare to the Columbia County Commissioners.
Mothers of Young Children Co-op
A non-profit, non-denominational group for mothers with young children in the Bloomsburg, Danville and surrounding areas. The co-op offers guidance, education and assistance to mothers in an effort to foster the well-being of children. Socialization and refreshments are provided at each meeting. Co-op meets 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 4th and Market Streets, Bloomsburg. For further information, please contact Ruth at 784-8473, Sarah Broadt 570-387-9001 or Terena Yohe 570-387-9622.
CONNECT Information Service
Provides information about early intervention and child development for ages 0-5 years old through the use of a toll free telephone help line. Staff are available to answer questions, make referrals to appropriate agencies and provide access to free resources. An excellent resource for parents/care givers, school personnel, human service professionals, legislators and advocacy groups. For more information, please call 800-692-7288 (TTY accessible).
Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc. (PACFI)
P.O. Box 29, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, Local phone: (570) 374-2568 OR 1-800-900-2790 Fax: (570) 374-2612 Email: email@example.com. Contact persons: Bob and Linda Derr. Meetings: PACFI meets the third Sunday of each month at 1 PM at the Messiah Lutheran Church in New Berlin (NOTE: Meetings are only held in January, March, May, September, and November). PACFI is an independent, nonprofit, all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing education, aid, and support to CF families and to raising funds for research to find causes, treatments, and a cure for CF. Website: http://www.pacfi.org
Depression/Bipolar Support Group (Sunbury)
For those who have been diagnosed with depression/bipolar disorder. Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Sunbury Community Hospital and Outpatient Center in the ground floor conference room. Please call the community health education office at 570-286-2430 for more information. Registration is required. Not all groups meet through the winter months, call for current meeting times.
Depression/BiPolar Support Group (Bloomsburg)
Mental Health Association Office 37 W. Main Street – Suite 204, Bloomsburg, PA, Meetings are 1st (1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M.) and 3rd(7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.) Tues. of each month. Contact: Barb at 570-784-9583.
Diabetes Support Group
Geisinger Medical Center Bush Basement Conference Room #3. First Wednesday of the Month 6:30 to 8:00 PM Sept. to May. There will be a speaker for each session, followed by time for questions and general discussion. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the session. Contact: 570-271-6520
Diabetic Support Group
For those that have been diagnosed with diabetes. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center ground floor Conference Room. Please call the community health education office at 286-3430 for more information. Registration is required. Not all groups meet through the winter months, call for current meeting times.