Support Groups

Are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs. Free services available to parents and families include: support by phone, monthly support groups, education, health and legal trainings, and social opportunities. We are parents helping each other; we offer unconditional support – no blame, no shame and no judgment. We want you to know that you are not ALONE!

To access Support Group information nearest you, click on your county below. (If you live near the border of another county, please feel free to take a look at those groups as well.) Download our current flyer.

 

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York, Cumberland, Oxford and Androscoggin Counties

Laurie Cavanaugh, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, (207) 518-9546, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Lewiston - Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at TCMHS, 1155 Lisbon St., from 6-7:30 p.m.

Oxford - Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at TCMHS, 143 Pottle Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m.
(Note: In January only we meet the 3rd and 5th Wednesday to complete the Parenting with Dignity course.)

South Portland - Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at Opportunity Alliance Family Center, 50 Lydia Lane, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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Kennebec, Somerset and Franklin Counties

Diane Bouffard, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, (207) 612-8996, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Augusta - Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Crisis & Counseling Centers, 10 Caldwell Road, from 6-8 p.m.

Augusta - Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at Children’s Center, 1 Alden Ave., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Skowhegan - Meets 4th Tuesday of each month at Kennebec Behavioral Health, 5 Commerce Dr., from 9:30-11 a.m.

Waterville - Meets 1st Tuesday of each month at Alfond Youth Center, 126 North Street, from 6:30-8 p.m.

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Knox, Lincoln, Northern Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties

Norman LeBlanc, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, (207) 721-0161, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Rockport - Meets 3rd Thursday of each month, Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Physician’s Building, Conference Room D, 4 Glen Cove Dr., from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in January. Meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. starting in February. Park in lot behind building for Ground Floor Entrance

Damariscotta - Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at Mobius, Inc., 319 Main St., from 5:30-7:30 pm.
 
Brunswick - Meets 4th Tuesday of each month, Curtis Memorial Library, Seminar Room, 23 Pleasant St., from 5:30-7:30 pm.

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Hancock and Waldo County

Cindy Seekins, Program Manager, (207) 223-9993, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Searsport - Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month at Waldo County Head Start, 3 Back Searsport Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. (January-May)

Ellsworth - Meets 4th Friday of each month at KidsPeace of New England, 16 KidsPeace Way, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Penobscot, Piscataquis, Southern Aroostook, and Washington Counties

Toni Federico, Regional Parent Support Coordinator, (207) 746-9171, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bangor - Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at St. Michaels Center/Catholic Charities, 1066 Kenduskeag Ave., from 6-8 p.m.

Bangor - Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Wings for Families and Children, 900 Hammond St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

Millinocket - Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at Mother Goose Play School, 40 Highland Ave., from 6-8 p.m.

Houlton - Meets 3rd Thursday of each month at Community Health & Counseling Services, 2 Water St., from 6-8 p.m.

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For more information contact us at 1-800-264-9224.