Caregivers for adults
Alzheimer's Association.  Providing support groups as well as many other services for caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimers disease. Meetings occur all over Mecklenburg County as well as other counties in the region. Call 704-532-7390 for details about Mecklenburg County groups or the NC state office at 801-888-6671 for details about any central NC group. http://www.alz.org/northcarolina/in_my_community_support.asp
Caregiver Connections (Novant Health).  This monthly group provides caregivers an opportunity to drop in their convenience and a take a moment or two to rejuvenate. Call Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center at 704-384-5223 Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p.
Caring for Caregivers at St. Matthew Catholic Church.  A friendly group of people most of whom are caring for loved ones with any disease or disorder requiring ongoing care. The group gives members a chance to share mutual support and sometimes new ways ot cope with old problems from others who are travelling the same path. They meet twice a month at 10:30am at St. Matthew. Call for meeting time and location at 704-543-7677 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm or Sr. Marie, the groups leader, at 704-543-7677 ext 1073 Mon-Wed from 9am-5pm. http://www.stmatthewcatholic.org/support/support-groups/
Jewish Family Services Caregivers Support Group (Dormant).  This group of adults provided care for a loved one meets to share mutual emotional support, helpful information, and the knowledge that they are not alone. They met monthly but are taking a vacation because of lack of interest. Please contact JFS if you are interested in attending a new group. Call the JFS office at 704-364-6594 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. http://www.jfscharlotte.org
ParentVoice.  This program of the Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas provides a variety of services for families with children who have mental health, emotional, or behavioral challenges. This organization has a significantly energetic history with many caring people putting in lots of energy to make sure it works. No formal diagnosis is needed to participate in their free services. They have three free support groups:
- Empowering Parents and Caregivers at Grace United Methodist Church, 730 East Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, every 4th Tuesday 6pm-8pm (call Sheila)
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren at the Carlton Watkins Center, 3500 Ellington, Charlotte, monthly (call Sheila)
- A.C.T.I.V.E Youth Teen Group at Grace UMC for ages 12 to 21, every 4th Tuesday from 6pm-8pm (call Kevin or Sheila)
Call Kevin at 980-406-1527 Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm or Sheila at 980-406-1498 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. http://www.mhacentralcarolinas.org/parentvoice.cfm
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