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Support Groups
 

Support Groups

Widow/Widowers Grief Recovery Group
Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Sharing experiences during this 10-week class is extremely helpful to the healing process. Find support and healing from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 24-Sept. 2 at Valley Community Church. Preregistration required. Workbook is $15. Contact Linda Husted at 833-9013 or lihusted@sbcglobal.net. Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton.
 

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Grief Support Group
Gentiva Hospice offers one-on-one grief counseling as well as small group support. Join a grief support group from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Gentiva Hospice, 6140 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 175. Groups are open to all and free of charge. Call 737-0203. Gentiva Hospice, 6140 Stoneridge Mall Road Suite 175, Pleasanton.
 

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Sexual Assault Support Group
Tri-Valley Haven offers a Sexual Assault Support Group from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays in Livermore. This group provides a safe space for survivors of sexual assault to speak openly about their experiences. Attendees must call ahead to sign up. No drop ins. Call 667-2727. Tri-Valley Haven, , Livermore.

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Domestic Violence Support Group
Tri-Valley Haven offers a Domestic Violence Support Group from 1-2:30 p.m. on Fridays in Pleasanton. This group is a safe space for survivors of abuse to share their experiences. Participants learn the dynamics of abuse and explore healthy coping skills. Attendees must call ahead. No drop ins. Call 667-2718. Downtown Pleasanton, , Pleasanton.

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ClutterLess (CL) Self Help Group
Overwhelmed? Clutter stressing you out? CL is a nonprofit, peer-based, self-help group for people with difficulty discarding unwanted possessions. Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave. in the second floor Activity Room. Free. Optional $3-$5 donation appreciated. Call 922-1467 or go to www.ClutterLess.org. The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave. , Pleasanton.
 

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Body Image Anonymous (BIA/BDD)
Body Image Anonymous is a support group for those living with Body Dysmorphic Disorder or other related body image disorders. Our goal is to restore our "true selves," finding self acceptance and recovery. Meetings are 3-4:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month at the Pleasanton Library. Contact Lon at (209) 513-2319, or Tim at (408) 771-6620. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tri-Valley
NAMI Tri-Valley Parent Resource and Support Group meets for parents with children to age 17 diagnosed or suspected of having bipolar or other mood disorders. It meets from 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Pathways To Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 114. The group is drop-in, no registration required and is free. For more information contact Marsha McInnis at 980-5331 or marsha@nami-trivalley.org. Pathways to Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive Suite 114, Pleasanton.
 

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Pleasanton Military Families Support Group
Formed in 2003 this group provides support and comfort to the Pleasanton families whose loved ones are deployed in the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. The group has monthly meetings and other events such as "pack outs" of comfort and care items for deployed members of the armed forces. The group also sponsors the Yellow Streamer program on Main Street where streamers are displayed with the name, rank and branch of service of Pleasanton military personnel. Learn more at www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org.
 

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East Bay Essential Tremor Support Group
If you have recently been diagnosed with ET or would like to learn more about this common movement disorder in a safe and supportive environment, please join us from 10 a.m.-noon on the third Saturday of each month, in the Blackhawk A and B conference rooms at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. For more information, view their blog at www.eastbayet.com or call 487-5706 or email eastbayet@comcast.net. San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon.
 

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Caregiver Support Group
Caring for a loved one is challenging physically and emotionally. Join this support group to explore resources and generate problem solving ideas from 1-3 p.m., on the second Monday of every month at 5353 Sunol Blvd. Get the support you deserve at the Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley. Call 931-5389. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

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Mothers With a Purpose
Mothers With a Purpose meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Foothill High School Library. Mothers with a Purpose was formed by local moms to offer support to families affected by addiction. Visit www.motherswithapurpose.org. Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
 

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Overeaters Anonymous
This 12-step support group for people with eating behavior problems meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore; and at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Middle School Room at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 1893 North Vasco Road, Livermore. Free with donations accepted toward room rent. No weigh-ins. Call Nora at 337-9118. St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church , 678 Enos Way, Livermore.
 

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Breast Cancer Support Group
The American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Support group meets from 7:30-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at LifeStyleRx, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. Call 833-2784 or visit www.valleycare.com. LifeStyleRx, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore.
 

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Tri Valley Support Group for Fibromyalgia, Lupus and All Forms of Arthritis
This group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Groves at Dublin Ranch in the Clubhouse, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin. It hosts special speakers like doctors or specialists. For more information, call JoAnne at 875-0960. Groves at Dublin Ranch, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin.