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AGING SERVICES Help Line, a free information and assistance service for older adults, their family and friends living in Lake, Lincoln, Mineral and Sanders counties. Free and confidential service helps callers find resources for their needs. Call 1-800-551-3191 or 883-7284 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Missoula AA: 543-0011.

•Daily: Early Sunrise, 6:30 a.m.; Sunrise, 8 a.m., Unity Church of Missoula, basement, 546 South Ave. W.; High Noon (except Sunday), noon, MCT Building, 200 N. Adams St., Room 301; Missoula Group, 8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 308 W. Pine St.

• Sunday: Sunday Morning Speakers (open, nonsmoking), 11 a.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St.; Missoula District 81, every third Sunday of the month, 1-3 p.m., MCT, Room 301, 200 N. Adams St.; Solutions in Recovery (nonsmoking, open), 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830 South Ave. W., back door; the Sunset Group, 6:30 p.m., Poverello Center, second floor, 535 Ryman St., open; the Solution Group, 7 p.m., University Center, Room 207, closed.

• Monday: No Name Group (nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible, open), 7 p.m., Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.; KISMIF (gay, lesbian, bisexual, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible, open), 7 p.m., the Lifeboat, 532 University Ave.; Women in AA book study, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St., closed, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible.

• Tuesday: The Solution Group (closed, nonsmoking, baby-sitting available), 7:30 p.m., University Center Room 207; Keep It Simple (closed, nonsmoking), 7:30 a.m., Lincoln Baptist Church, corner of Rattlesnake Drive and Lolo Street; Silvertip group (closed, nonsmoking), 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830 South Ave. W., back door; Men's Meeting Discussion, 6:30 p.m., 546 South Ave. W., closed.

• Wednesday: Women in AA, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.; Breath 'n' Easy Group (open, nonsmoking), 8 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St.; the Sunset Group (open), 6:30 p.m., Poverello Center, second floor, 535 Ryman St.

• Thursday: Keep It Simple, 7:30 a.m. (closed, nonsmoking), Lincoln Baptist Church, corner of Lolo Street and Rattlesnake Drive; Silvertip (closed, nonsmoking), 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830 South Ave. W., back door; Garden City Group (closed, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible), discussion, 7 p.m., Community Hospital Rehab Building, Room K.

• Friday: No Name Group (open, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible) discussion, 8 p.m., Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.; Women in AA (closed, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible), 5:15-6:15 p.m., Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.; Inter-Tribal Circle of Recovery, noon, 546 South Ave. W., basement, open.

• Saturday: Keep It Simple, 7:30 a.m., Lincoln Baptist Church (closed, nonsmoking), corner of Lolo Street and Rattlesnake Drive; Chapter Nine Group (open, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible), 8 p.m. First Christian Church, 2701 Russell St., child care available; Circle Talk, discussion, 6 p.m., 546 South Ave. W., basement, open.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS BITTERROOT GROUPS

• Sunday: It's a New Day Group, 9 a.m., Marcus Daly Hospital, Conference Room C, Hamilton.

Animal House Group, 6 p.m., Marcus Daly Hospital, Conference Room C, Hamilton.

Victor Group, 7:30 p.m., Senior Center, 242 Fifth Ave., Victor.

• Monday: It's a New Day Group, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main St., Hamilton.

Attitude of Gratitude meeting, 8 p.m., Community Church, 310 Second St., Corvallis.

Lolo Group, 7 p.m., Living Hope Fellowship, S.B.C., corner of Highway 93 and Ann's Lane, Lolo.

Animal House, 7 p.m., Darby Library.

• Tuesday: It's a New Day Group, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main, Hamilton.

The Way Out Group (12 and 12 Book Study), 5:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main, Hamilton.

Darby Group, 7 p.m., Wesleyan Church, Highway 93 S.

Hamilton Group, 8 p.m., St. Francis Parish Center, 515 Madison, Hamilton.

• Wednesday: It's a New Day Group, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main, Hamilton.

Women's Noon Meeting, noon, Conner Church.

For the Young & Young at Heart, noon, St. Francis Parish Center, 515 Madison, Hamilton.

Florence Group (Steps & Traditions), 7 p.m., Florence Fire Hall.

Women's Discussion Group, 7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 600 S. Third St. and Desmet, Hamilton.

Animal House Group, 7 p.m., Marcus Daly Hospital Conference Room C, Hamilton.

Hamilton Men's Stag Group, 7:30 p.m., Wesleyan Church, 185 Golf Course Road.

• Thursday: It's a New Day Group, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main St., Hamilton.

Talk Story Group, 5:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 171 Lewis Lane, Hamilton.

Stevensville Group, 7 p.m., St. Mary's Parish.

Hamilton Group, 8 p.m., St. Francis Parish Center, 515 Madison, Hamilton.

• Friday: It's a New Day Group, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main St., Hamilton.

Animal House Group, 7 p.m., Marcus Daly Hospital Conference Room C.

Florence Group (discussion), 7:30 p.m., Florence Fire Hall.

Darby Group, 8 p.m., Darby Library.

• Saturday: It's a New Day Group, 9 a.m., Marcus Daly Hospital Conference Room C.

"Life by the Book" Big Book Study, noon, Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main St., Hamilton.

Powerless Group, 7:30 p.m., Stevensville Library Community Room.

Hamilton Group, 8 p.m., Hamilton Library basement.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - Elsewhere

• Daily: Polson Early Birds, 7 a.m., Alano Club; Polson hot line: 883-6664.

• Sunday: Thompson Falls Group, 11 a.m., 1024 Main St. Polson, Higher Power Hour, 7 p.m., Alano Club, 8 Third Ave. W.

• Monday: Pablo Straighten Up Group (open, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible), noon, Salish Kootenai College, John Peter Paul Building, Room 102; Thompson Falls (open, nonsmoking), 5:30 p.m., 1024 Main St.; Polson Women's Stag (closed), 7 p.m., Alano Club, 8 Third Ave. W.; St. Regis Pathway to Serenity (closed, nonsmoking), 7:30 p.m., Methodist Church; Polson Men's Stag (closed), 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Second East and Sixth streets; Plains Big Book Study Group (open, nonsmoking), 7:30 p.m. Grange Hall; Talking Circle (open), 8 p.m., Ronan Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Fifth Avenue at First Street; Seeley Lake Group, 7 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1655 Airport Road, open.

• Tuesday: Thompson Falls, noon, 1024 Main St.; Clinton Big Book Study, 7 p.m., Clinton Community Center; Sisters of the Round Table, 7:30 p.m., Superior Methodist Church, First and Main; Thompson Falls Group, discussion, 7:30 p.m., 1024 Main St.; Pablo, mile marker 53 Group, 7 p.m., blue building on west side of road, open.

• Wednesday: Polson Ray of Hope, 7 p.m., Alano Club, 8 Third Ave. W.; Superior Morning Star Group, 7:30 p.m., Superior Methodist Church, First and Main streets; Mission Valley Group, No. 1, 7 p.m., Salish Kootenai College Technologies Building, Pablo; Seeley Lake Group Discussion (open, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible), Living Waters Catholic Church, opposite Seeley-Swan Medical Center. Directions: Ed M., 677-3561; Seeley Lake, 7 p.m., Living Waters Catholic Church; Thompson Falls Big Book Study, 7:30 p.m., 1024 Main St.; Pablo Straighten Up Group, noon, Salish Kootenai College, John Peter Paul Building, room 102, open, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible; Ray of Hope Discussion, 7 p.m., Polson Alano Club, 8 Third Ave. W, open.

• Thursday: Thompson Falls Group (open), discussion, noon, 1024 Main St.; Plains (open, nonsmoking), 7:30 p.m., Grange Hall basement; Ronan Do It Sober (open, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible), 8:15 p.m., St. Luke's Hospital, conference room; Polson Big Book Study Group, 7 p.m., Polson Alano Club, 8 Third Ave. W., open.

• Friday: Noxon (open, nonsmoking, wheelchair accessible), noon and 8 p.m., Senior Citizens Center; Thompson Falls Women's Group, noon (closed) and co-ed meeting, 7:30 p.m. (open), 1024 Main St.; Superior Morning Star (closed), 7:30 p.m., Methodist Church, First and Main streets; Polson TGIF (open), 8 p.m., Alano Club, 8 Third Ave. W., Polson.

• Saturday: Thompson Falls Group, 7:30 p.m., 1024 Main St.; Polson Saturday Night, 8 p.m., Alano Club, 8 Third Ave. W.

ALCOHOLICS VICTORIOUS, Christian AA meeting, Fridays, 7 p.m., Missoula 3:16 Rescue Mission, 506-B Toole Ave., 549-HOPE. Open, nonsmoking.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI-Missoula, Provides support and advocacy for family and friends of the mentally ill. For information, write Box 5413, Missoula, MT 59807, or call 251-2754, 543-3055 or 721-1621. Meets every Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, Providence Center, lower level. Classes offered to family members, consumers and providers.

AL-ANON - Missoula, 12-step recovery for a fellowship of relatives and friends whose lives have been affected by alcoholism. Meeting information line from Polson to Hamilton: 721-5818.

• Monday: Step Study Group, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. (alley door, downstairs, left at first landing), closed, nonsmoking.

• Tuesday: Healing Through Al-Anon, 7:30-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. (alley door, downstairs, left at first landing), closed, nonsmoking.

• Wednesday: Morning Al-Anon, 10:15 a.m., First Christian Church, 2701 S. Russell St. Child care provided.

• Thursday: Men Do Al-Anon (women welcome, wheelchair accessible, newcomers welcome), 7:30 p.m., University of Montana Student Center, Room 216.

• Friday: Five Rivers Recovery, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 206 Brooks St. (main door, library to the right).

• Saturday: New Hope Family Group, 9:30-11 a.m., St. Patrick Hospital, conference room D, (wheelchair accessible, newcomers welcome); SOS Family Group, noon-1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, basement, 300 E. Main St. (alley door, downstairs, parlor to the right), open, nonsmoking.

ADULT CHILDREN of Alcoholics - (Al-Anon Family Groups):

• Monday: 6-7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1120 Main St., Hamilton.

• Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Unity Church, 546 South Ave.

AL-ANON - elsewhere

• Tuesday: Hamilton: Noon, Hamilton Brown Baggers Al-Anon, St. Francis Parish, Madison and South Fifth Street, basement; Polson: Noon, Polson Al-Anon, Presbyterian Church, 301 Fourth Ave. E.

• Wednesday: Hamilton, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Al-Anon Blueprint for Progress Bittterroot Public Library basement, 306 State St.

• Thursday: Hamilton: Noon, Let It Begin With Me (12x12 Step Study), First Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main, west entrance; St. Ignatius: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Expect a Miracle, CMA Church on Third and Glacier; Seeley Swan: 7-8 p.m., Seeley Lake Al-Anon, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1655 Airport Road. Stevensville: 7:30-9 p.m., Stevensville Al-Anon, United Methodist Church, Third and College.

• Friday: Hamilton: Noon, Hamilton Brown Baggers Al-Anon, St. Francis Parish, Madison and South Fifth Street, basement; Noxon: 8-9 p.m., Noxon Al-Anon, Senior Citizen Center; Polson: 8-9 p.m, Polson Friday Nite Al-Anon, St. Joseph's Hospital, second floor conference room.

• Sunday: 2-3 p.m., Thompson Falls Al-Anon, Bear Muscle Fitness Building, 1037 Main St. (entrance opposite courthouse through gym around the corner. Follow signs).

ALATEEN (Al-Anon Family Group), 12-step recovery for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Al-Anon/Alateen information line, 721-5818. Limited access group, Thursdays, call 542-1588.

HAMILTON ALATEEN, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Westview Center, 103 S. Ninth St. Information: 363-0060.

ALZHEIMER'S Support Group, meets fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m., conference room B, St. Patrick Hospital. Call Eunice, 251-4608, or Colleen, (406) 677-2517.

A.L.T.E.R.R. (Allies Linked to Encourage Respectful Relationships), committed to preventing sexual and domestic violence and preventing gender violence in youth. Meets first Monday of every month beginning Jan. 9, 6:30-8:30 pm., Kids First Center, Ninth and Main Streets, Hamilton. Teens ages 14-18, parents, educators and interested community members invited. Call 363-2793 Ext. 14.

AMERICAN CANCER Society, 1-800-227-2345, offers:

• Road to Recovery: Volunteers provide ground transportation for cancer patients to their treatments and home again free of charge.

• Reach to Recovery: Trained breast cancer survivor volunteers visit with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients to provide support, local resources and up-to-date information.

• Look Good Feel Better: Trained cosmetologists offer free group sessions to teach female cancer patients beauty techniques to help enhance their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

AMERICAN PARKINSON'S Disease Association, meets third Wednesday of each month, 12:30 p.m., conference room B, St. Patrick Hospital. For information call Carole Kamrath, 251-5338.

ASPEN HOSPICE of Montana Grief and Loss Support Group, Mondays, March 7-April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3972 Highway 93 South (just north of Stevensville at stoplight). Call Colin Chisholm, 360-3836.

BEREAVEMENT Group - Partners Hospice & Palliative Care Services. This group is for those who are mourning the death of a loved one. Eight-week group for adults, free. Includes education about grief and gives participants an opportunity to share their experiences. Offered 3-4:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m., at 2687 Palmer St., second floor. Call Partners Hospice bereavement coordinator Gretchen Strohmaier, 327-3624, for registration.

BEREAVEMENT Support Group, Wednesdays, Jan. 26-March 2, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Marcus Daly Hospice, 1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton. Call 375-4752.

BIG SKY MOTHERS of Multiples, nonprofit support group for mothers and expectant mothers of twins, triplets or higher-order multiple births. Meets first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Community Medical Center Rehabilitation Center, conference rooms K and L. Call Jan Bixler, 728-0678, or Tracylee Stevens, 777-1499.

BRAIN INJURY Support Group, for survivors and caregivers, third Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., St. Patrick Hospital. Call Jim Mickelson, 728-9117, or Sue Englert, 327-4062.

BREAST CANCER Support Group, meets every Tuesday, noon-1 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Parish, 420 W. Pine St. Call 329-5655. Sponsored by St. Patrick Hospital.

BRIDGES, free support group for teenage mothers that teaches life skills in an encouraging environment. Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care provided. Call 549-0406.

CANCER? You may qualify for no-cost transportation to a cancer center of your choice. Contact Women's Cancer Care Foundation, (406) 862-8820.

CANCER HELP for Lake County residents, Cheerful Heart Inc., offers free nonmedical services for people with cancer. Individual assistance includes transportation, pet care, light house- and yardwork, errands and more. Referrals and nonmedical services including financial and product assistance. Call 883-3070 or toll-free 1-866-538-3070.

CEREBRAL PALSY Foundation, looking for families who have children (birth to 12 years old) affected by cerebral palsy to begin a chapter in the Missoula area. Financial and emotional support along with many free services available. Call toll-free, 1-888-872-7966.

COMPULSIVE GAMBLER Therapy Group, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. No fee for attendance in the group. One-time fee for a screening and evaluation session ($100). Call Dr. Q. Hehn, 542-0900, to schedule your initial appointment or for information.

THE COMPASSIONATE Friends, support group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings, last Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Call Susan, 543-8840, or Michelle, 721-1984

COPD/Pulmonary Support Group meets second Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30 p.m., Rehabilitation Center conference room, Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road. Open to anyone with a chronic lung condition. Call Colleen, 327-4269.

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS, for those having problems with money and debt, Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St.

DIABETES support systems:

• On-site blood sugar testing with glucose monitor; quarterly offerings of immunizations, fasting blood sugar, lipid profile, thyroid panel. Referrals to diabetes self-management program. Call Kitty, Missoula Indian Center, 329-3373.

• Community Medical Center's Diabetes Management Program offers individual and group sessions designed to help you manage your diabetes and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Sessions led by a nurse and dietitian certified in diabetes education. Physician referral required. Call 327-4325.

• Pool class deigned by a physical therapist for adults with diabetes, offered by Community Medical Center. The warm-water pool provides an ideal opportunity for people with diabetes to increase their level of activity in a fun and relaxed group setting. Call 327-4257.

• Missoula Diabetes Support Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center Conference Room at the St. Patrick Hospital Broadway Building (lobby level). No charge and no registration needed. For more information call 329-5781.

DIVORCE CARE Support Group for those divorced, separated, or going through a divorce. The group will not meet during the holiday season. The next meeting will be held Jan. 17. For information or resources call 543-6790.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Support Group for women who have experienced domestic violence. Meets every Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., YWCA. Free. Come at 6 p.m. if this is your first group. Call Jamie 543-6691.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS 12th Step Group now forming in Missoula, Dual Recovery Anonymous meeting, Monday nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Patrick Hospital, conference room A. Call Kenneth Bush, 542-2005.

EFFORTS (Emphysema Foundation for Our Right to Survive), online support group for COPD/emphysema with information about the disease and how to live with it: www.emphysema.net.

EPILEPSY support group forming. Call Debbie or Joe at 721-0707.

2-1-1/FIRST CALL For Help assists with locating food, housing, day care, support groups or other human services. Call 2-1-1 or 549-5555, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FIRST WAY Pregnancy Support Center offers practical help for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Free pregnancy tests and counseling, information on all options, support groups. No appointments necessary. Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 549-0406.

FUTURES, for parents 21 and younger, Mondays, 2-4 p.m., 1861 S. 12th W., Quaker Church. Free. Call 549-4900.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS - Missoula

• Wednesday: St. Patrick Hospital Therapy Group for Gamblers, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St., ground floor, follow signs; $5 per group. Call 327-3043.

• Sunday: A New Beginning, 6 p.m., Providence Center, 901 N. Orange St., Room B. Call 549-9579.

• Thursday: 5 p.m., Providence Center, 901 N. Orange Room B. Call 549-9579.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS - Elsewhere: Tuesday: 7 p.m., Victor Youth Center, 2400 block, Highway 93, Victor.

HEADWATERS COUNSELING gambling therapy group with Dr. Q. Hehn, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., 725 W. Central Ave., Room 209. No charge for group sessions; charge for initial screening. Call 542-0900.

GLUTEN INTOLERANT? Information about diet, menus, symptoms and health available from Montana Celiac Society; call Dorothea, 542-7499, or write 1019 S. Bozeman, No. 3, Bozeman, MT 59715.

GRIEF SHARE Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Florence Carlton Community Church, 20075 Old Highway 93 S., three miles north of Florence. Contact Lois Horsens, 273-2416.

HEALING HEARTS for Moms, support group for mothers who have experienced the death of a child, meets third Monday each month. Call Phyllis, 549-4333, or Judy, 549-8482, for details.

HOPE ABC is sponsoring a new support group for parents of children of all ages who have significant emotional or behavioral challenges. Group meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Reserve Street and Sunset Lane. Call Melanie at 546-7006.

LA LECHE League of Missoula, offers information and support to women who are breastfeeding, meets second Tuesday of each month, 10:30 a.m., large meeting room at Missoula Public Library. Call Erin, 549-1779 or 544-3746.

LAMBDA, confidential discussion of lesbigay-transgender community's needs, Mondays, 8 p.m., Montana Rooms, University Center, University of Montana campus.

LIVING WELL Newsletter, free monthly e-mail newsletter (e-zine) offering tips and strategies to live big, live well and weigh less. To subscribe you must have an e-mail account; e-mail Jamie at coachjamie@buffjump.com with Living Well in the subject line.

MENDED HEARTS Support Group, a monthly gathering of people for anyone with heart problems, and their family and friends, second Monday, of the month, 2-3 p.m., St. Patrick Hospital Broadway Building conference room No. 3. Call 329-5824 to RSVP or for information.

METAPHYSICAL Society, meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., 616 Lakeshore Boulevard, Bay Shore Resort, Lakeside (at the flashing yellow light). Call Donna, 844-2711.

MISSOULA BIRTH and Pregnancy Resource, www.missoulabirth.com. Contains information about pregnancy and birth in the Missoula area; information about natural birth; a listing of Missoula-area midwives and doulas; Web links on related topics stories and articles.

MISSOULA BIRTH NETWORK, promotes physical and emotional well-being of families during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth and postpartum through education, support and integration of existing disciplines and services. Meets second Tuesday of month, September-March, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library.

MONTANAWORKS, 1610 S. Third St. W. Suite 105, provides innovative job placement and self-employment services for people with disabilities. Call 829-1610.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Support Groups:

• Missoula MS Support Group, meets second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, Community Medical Center, Rehabilitation Conference Room. Call 721-3826 or 721-9877.

• Bitter Root Valley Multiple Sclerosis Support Group. Call LaRoy Williamson, 360-1117, or Nancy Holzer, 363-1149.

• Health, Attitude, Hope (HAH), meets third Saturday each month, noon-2 p.m., St. Patrick Hospital, conference room A. Explore latest research, exchange information and resources, offer support, share friendship and laughter. Call Kim at 626-0149 for more information.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - Missoula. Contacts: Jenn, 239-6501 or Bob, 240-0486. Hot line: 1-800-990-6262.

• Sunday: Freedom Group, 7:30 p.m., Room B, Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.

• Monday: Freedom Group, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, upstairs, 202 Brooks St.

• Tuesday: Freedom Group, 8:15 p.m., Room B, Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.; Seeking Serenity (women's group), 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, upstairs, 202 Brooks St.

• Wednesday: Freedom Group, 8:15 p.m., Room B, Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.

• Thursday: Freedom Group, 6:30 p.m., Room B, Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.

• Friday: Freedom Group, 6:30 p.m., Room B, Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.

• Friday: Candlelight Group, 8:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St., library. Wheelchair accessible.

• Saturday: Acceptance Group, noon, call Ayla or Warren for meeting location, 543-2568. Freedom Group, 8 p.m., Room B, Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - Elsewhere

• Thursday: 6:30 p.m., St. Francis Catholic Church, rectory basement, 411 S. Fifth St., Hamilton. Call Carol, 363-3679, or Darlene, 273-0029.

• Thursday: Rocky Mountain Wild Fire Group, CMA Church, corner of Third and Glacier, St. Ignatius, 7 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Information: Leta, (406) 745-3039.

• Saturday: Polson, 6 p.m., Alano Club, 8 Third Ave. W.; Ronan, 6 p.m., Indian Senior Center.

NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, meets Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St. Call 251-5122.

NEW MOMS Support Group, with other sleep-deprived women, swap wisdom about motherhood, needs and more, Monday, 10-11:30 a.m., Families First, 407 E. Main St. Call 721-7690.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS, every night, 6-7 p.m. Providence Center, 902 N. Orange St.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - Missoula

• Monday: 5:30 p.m., St. Patrick Hospital, level one, conference room D.

• Wednesday: noon, University Center, Room 222, University of Montana campus.

• Thursday: 5:30 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St.

• Friday: noon-1 p.m., conference room C, St. Patrick Hospital. Brown bag lunch OK. Contact 721-7354.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - Elsewhere

• Wednesday: 10 a.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 203 Main St., Stevensville. Call 777-7160.

• Thursday: 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Condon; 7:30 p.m., 107 Mill St., Thompson Falls.

• Saturday: 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main St., Hamilton. Call 777-7160.

PARENT STRATEGY GROUP, professionally facilitated discussions, family fun, guest speakers and accompanying children's program with structured activities for kids newborn to age 12. Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1644 S. Eighth St. W. Call Parenting Place, 728-KIDS.

PARENT SUPPORT Group, ParentCare, sponsored by the Nurturing Center, Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Bigfork Elementary School's Family Resource Center. Free child care provided. Topics: positive parenting practices relating to discipline, child development, communication and problem solving. Call Judy or Jason Subatch, (406) 837-2775, or Barry Flannigan, (406) 756-1414.

PARENT SUPPORT Group starting. Monthly discussions of early childhood topics, led by naturopathic physician Sylvia Salazar. Bitterroot Natural Medicine, 127 N. Higgins Ave., Suite 202, 728-8544.

PARENTING DISCUSSION group, first and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, large meeting room.

PARENTS UNJUSTLY Accused of child abuse and/or neglect, confidential. Call 728-1561 for meeting time and location.

P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) including bisexual, transgender and two-spirit persons), support, education, advocacy regular monthly meetings third Saturday of each month, 6 p.m.; potluck, 7 p.m. Call Joe or Karen, 721-5013.

PREGNANCY COUNSELING, decision-making counseling available to women and/or couples facing an unplanned pregnancy. Free counseling, information and support, call Lutheran Social Services of Montana, 549-0147 or 1-800-497-4341.

PREGNANCY COUNSELING, free, personal, confidential counseling for those considering adoption; provides help with pregnancy decision making, pre- and postnatal support, and encourages open adoption services for birth parents and their families. Call Betsy Robel, Catholic Social Services, 728-5429 or 1-800-222-9383 (24 hours).

PUZZLE CLUB, friends helping friends with brain injuries. Meets Saturdays, no-host breakfast, 9 a.m., Paradise Falls, 3621 Brooks St. Contact Jim Mickelson, 728-9117.

QUIT FOR LIFE tobacco-use cessation group, five evening group sessions with licensed counselor, $25 includes two-week supply of nicotine patches or gum. Call 329-5895 to register.

RECOVERY INC. Mental Health, award-winning self-help group, every Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, small meeting room. For details call (406) 825-3063 or 542-7372; www.recovery-inc.com.

RECOVERING COUPLES Anonymous (RCA) 12-step group, to help couples find freedom from dysfunctional patterns in their primary relationship. The only requirement is a desire to remain in a committed relationship. Meets Sundays, 6-7 p.m. Phone 550-0372 or e-mail strong4man@earthlink.net for more information.

REFORMERS UNANIMOUS a Christ-centered addiction program, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., 5425 Gharrett St., Missoula. Call 327-7428 or 240-2897. Nursery care available.

SAFE (Supporters of Abuse Free Environment), Monday: for people experiencing emotional or physical abuse, 1-3 p.m. Free child care. Call 363-4600 for location. Volunteers needed to facilitate children's support groups of all ages, and child care volunteers. Call Tonya, 363-2793.

SANDERS COUNTY Coalition for Families, women's support and education group includes domestic violence, sexual abuse, co-dependency, self-esteem building, relationships, self-care, boundaries, art expression, expressing feelings, every other Wednesday, 2 p.m., Noxon Senior Center. Call for dates and information. Call 827-3218.

SENIOR HELP Line, a free information and assistance service for older adults, their family and friends. Free and confidential service helps callers find resources to fit their needs. Call 728-7682, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

SCLERODERMA support group, contact Johnna Povsha, 315 N. Easy St., Missoula, MT 59802. Call 728-8447.

SEX ADDICTS Anonymous (SAA), 12-step recovery group for men struggling with and wanting to stop compulsive behavior. Call 329-7740.

SMOKERS AND CHEWERS Anonymous, Saturdays, 4 p.m., Missoula Public Library. Call Justin, 258-5566.

STROKE/HEAD Injury Support Group, meets second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main St., Hamilton. Call Frank, 821-3891.

STROKE Support Group for survivors and their caregivers, conference rooms I and J, Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road. Call Marilyn Eaton-Gaub, 542-8371, or Sue Englert, 728-4100, Ext. 4062.

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide. Group gathers once a year - more frequently if there is a need. Call group facilitator, Gretchen Strohmaier, bereavement coordinator, Partners in Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Services, at 327-3624.

SUICIDE SURVIVOR Support Group, HOPE, a group for those who are grieving a death by suicide. Contact Pat Kendall, 543-6635.

TEEN Support Group, emphasizing but not limited to substance abuse and chemical dependency, every Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, 617 S. Higgins Ave. Call Steve, 523-4029, or Joel, 542-3116.

TEENS WITH Physical Disabilities Support Group; call 728-4011 for details.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), practical help with diet, weight loss and maintenance. Annual fee: $20. Adults and teens.

• Monday: No. 177, 6:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2512 Sunset Lane. Call 251-4555.

• Tuesday: No. 428, 9-10 a.m., First Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Call 543-4033 and 549-3706.

TOPS, elsewhere

• Thursday, 6:30 p.m. No. 525 D'ste Catholic Church, Charlo. Call Cindy, 273-5403.

• Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. No. 535. Mineral Community Hospital basement, Superior.

• Monday, 12:30 p.m., No. 533, Clark Fork Valley Hospital basement, Plains.

• Tuesday, 6 p.m. No. 531, Western Building Center, Plains.

• Thursday, 8:30 a.m., No. 316, Conner Methodist Church.

• Wednesday, 2 p.m., No. 519, 509 W. River Road No. 4, Hamilton.

• Friday: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., No. 202, Plains Church of God.

12 STEPS For Christians, Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., New Life Christian Center, lower level, bookstore entrance, 1414 Second St. W., Polson. Call 883-2065.

WOMEN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Support group offered by Sanders County Coalition for Families. Hot Springs, every first and third Monday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Plains, every second and fourth Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m.; Thompson Falls, every first and third Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m.; Noxon, every second and fourth Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m. Call 1-800-265-0415 for location and more information.

WOMEN'S COACHING Group. If you are interested in improving your well-being and living your best life join this community of women who are interested in improving their health, self-esteem relationships and other important areas of their lives. Meets three Thursdays a month, 1-2 p.m. Call Jamie at 543-7116 or e-mail coachjamie@buffjump.com.

WORD OF HOPE. Offers spiritual help for anyone who is suffering from PAS: Post Abortion Syndrome, regardless of whether the abortion experience was recent or decades ago. Services are free and confidential, and include one-on-one caregiving and Bible study, as well as group sessions. Call 549-6565 or write Box 8476, Missoula, MT 59807.

YOUNG PERSONS Alcoholics Anonymous, Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., the Ark, 532 University Ave. (open, nonsmoking).

YOUTH Support Group for teens ages 13-20, to meet new friends, chat or just hang out in a safe place, Western Montana Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 615 Oak St., Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, confidential. Call 544-4500.

YWCA offers:

• Open and closed Domestic Violence Support Group for women in crisis or transition, every Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. New participants should arrive by 6:15 for a brief orientation. Call the YWCA's groups coordinator at 543-6691 for more information.

• Circle of Peace Children's Support Group, for all ages who have experienced or witnessed family violence or abuse. Offered free every Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., in conjunction with women's groups. Call 543-6691.

• Therapy Group for Adult Women Survivors of child sexual abuse (closed). Sixteen-week sessions offered three to four times a year or as needed. Groups are free of charge and facilitated by a local professional therapist. Call the YWCA, 543-6691.

• Sexual Assault Support Group closed session for people who have experienced rape or sexual assault and are ready to begin or continue the healing process in a safe place, contact the YWCA, 543-6691, for more information or to add your name to the list.

• Pathways, programs for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, walk-in counseling, Monday through Friday, noon-4 p.m., 1130 W. Broadway; 24-hour crisis line: 542-1944 or 1-800-4837858.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children): Are you pregnant, breast-feeding, or have a child under age 5? Nutrition information, healthy foods and referral services are offered at Missoula City-County Health Department, South Reserve Street area, Frenchtown, Lolo, Seeley Lake and University of Montana Villages Community Center and Granite County. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; noon and evening appointments available. Call 258-4740 or 1-800-823-4740.

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