Support Groups

If you are looking for support in a group setting, Vermont offers many options. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, keep checking back because new groups and additional meeting times are added all the time. Please feel free to email us if you need help locating your tribe!

     
ChittendenBurlingtonADHD SupportPartners and spouses of those with ADHD*protected email*
ChittendenWinooskiAdoption SupportKind, Understanding Adoption Circle802-860-7812
*protected email*
ChittendenBurlingtonAdoption/Separated by AdoptionSponsored by Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.800-822-2777 x1
*protected email* 
ChittendenBurlington AreaALS/Lou Gehrig's DiseaseSupport group for patients, caregivers and loved ones Al Crevier
802-864-5896
ALS of Vermont 802-223-7638
StatewideStatewide ListingAlzheimer's - Support GroupsSupport group for patients, caregivers and loved ones 800-272-3900
website
ChittendenEssex JunctionAlzheimer's - Young Onset GroupFamilies, caregivers, friends and professionals.802-985-8600
website
ChittendenSouth BurlingtonCaregivers & Persons Living with Dementia Support GroupCaregivers and persons living with Dementia.802-862-6610
*protected email*
ChittendenAmputees - ChamputeesAmputees, families or support personsBeth Nutter
802-847-8709
StatewideAsperger's SyndromeFamilies dealing with Asperger's syndromeKathy Andrews
802- 272-7164
*protected email*
FranklinAutism - Shadows of the MoonIndividuals affected by autism, parents and care providersCheryl
802-868-3658

Laura
802-849-2817
WashingtonMontpelierAutism SupportParents and caregivers of children with AutismJessica
802-249-7961
website
ChittendenWillistonAutism Support GroupParents of children with AutismLaurie
802-985-8773
website
ChittendenWillistonBariatric Support GroupPre & post-op surgical patients. Family members & other support personsMeghan Millett, RN
802-847-5311
StatewideBrain InjuryPatients, families, support persons.Steve Noyes
603-444-2464 x9123
StatewideBrain Injury Association of Vermont Patients, families, support personsMarsha Bancroft 877-856-1772
website
WindsorLebanon, NHBrain Injury AssociationPatients, families, support persons.MarySue Turner & Sharon Morgan
603-650-597
website
RutlandWallingfordBrain InjuryPatients, families, support personsEmmie Burke
802-446-2302
ChittendenBurlingtonBreast Cancer Coping Together Support GroupWomen with newly diagnosed breast cancer802-847-4848
800-358-1144
FranklinFranklin County AreaBreast Cancer Healing CirclePeople with breast cancerOlivia LaPort, LICSW
802-524-8479
ChittendenUVM Medical Center (fka FAHC)Breast Cancer Support - Advanced (Stage IV)Women with advanced metastatic breast cancer.Rose Colletti
802-847-5714
WindhamBrattleboroBreast Cancer SupportWomen with breast cancer.Kelly A. McCue
802-257-8221
*protected email*
LamoilleLamoille AreaBreast Cancer Support Breast cancer patients, survivors, family members & caregiversRhonda Griswold 802-888-5877
OrleansNewportBreast Cancer SupportWomen with a diagnosis of breast cancer.Joan Toll
802-334-2661
WindsorSpringfieldBreast Cancer SupportWomen with breast cancer.Nancy Tibeadu, RN
802-885-2151 ext. 124
StatewideBreast Cancer SurvivorsSurvivorsLinda
802-999-5478
website
AddisonMiddleburyCancerAnyone wanting help or support with cancer.802-388-6107
ChittendenUVM Medical Center (fka FAHC)Cancer - WomenWomen with a diagnosis of any type of cancer802-847-5714
ChittendenBurlingtonCancer Patient Healing Arts and WritingAny cancer patientPatricia Fontaine
802-985-5691
BenningtonBenningtonCancer - Open GroupPatients, family, friends802-447-1836
BenningtonBenningtonCancer - WomenWomen cancer patientsLeslie MacMurtry RN
802-447-1836
OrangeRandolphCancer - WomenWomen with any form of cancerLinda Grimes
802-728-4779
*protected email*
OrleansNewportCancerPatients, family, friendsLaurie Gray
802-895-4015
OrangeRandolphCancerPatients, family member or care giver of any form of cancer.Oncology Department
802-728-2322
CaledoniaSt. JohnsburyCancerFor those affected by all cancersChaplain's Office
802-748-7473
802-748-7501
ChittendenUVM Medical Center (fka FAHC)Cancer- Young SurvivorsCancer patients 18-35Jennifer May
802-847-4649
ChittendenBurlingtonChildren'sSchool age children who have an adult family member with cancer.Ali Waltien
802-847-4069
StatewideKindred ConnectionsOne on one peer support provided by a local cancer survivor.Olivia Weed Laporte, LICSW
802-524-8479
BenningtonLook Good - Feel BetterWomen cancer patients802-265-4757
ChittendenPancreatic CancerPancreatic cancer patients and their friends and familyRon Russotti
802-878-2372
*protected email*
ChittendenBurlingtonPost Thrombosis SyndromeHematology patients at risk for or suffering from Post Thrombosis Syndrome.Chris Holmes
802-847-8400
WindhamBrattleboroWomen with CancerWomen with any cancer diagnosisKelly A. McCue
802-257-8221
*protected email*
BenningtonManchester CenterWomen's Cancer Women with breast cancer and other cancers802-867-4053
RutlandRutlandWomen-to-Women SupportWomen cancer patientsErica Tamblini
802-747-1693
ChittendenBurlingtonCardiac Support GroupCardiac PatientsPatti Ryan, RN
802-447-5132
ChittendenCardiac Support Group - Heart to Heart for Parents of Cardiac PatientsParents of cardiac patientsVermont Family Network
802-764-5290
800-800-4005 
WindsorSpringfieldCardiac Support GroupCardiac PatientsGinny Gates at
802-885-7663
CaledoniaSt. JohnsburyCardiac Support GroupCardiac Patients802-748-7401
AddisonCaregiver SupportCaregivers of patients of any age with any medical condition802-388-3983
BenningtonBenningtonCaregiver SupportCaregiversBeth Newman
802-442-8136
WindhamBrattleboroCaregiver SupportAnyone providing careBMH
802-527-0341
ChittendenCaregiver Support - CancerFamily and caregivers of cancer patientsVNA & Hospice of Champlain Valley
802-658-1900
ChittendenCaregiver Support - Children with CancerFamily and caregivers of children with cancer802-229-5724
CaledoniaHardwickCaregiver SupportAnyone providing care.Kathy
802-229-0308 x 306
OrleansNewportCaregiver SupportAnyone providing care to someone.Annie
802-334-7604
RutlandRutlandCaregiver SupportAny interested caregiverBrenda Shortal
802-776-2900
StatewideCeliac DiseasePatients and familiesSuzanne Ludlam
802-527-0224
StatewideCerebral PalsyFamily members and children with Cerebral PalsyValerie Wood-Lewis
802-859-0049
StatewidePrevent Child Abuse VermontParents and caretakers of children802-229-5724
1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373)
ChittendenBurlingtonChronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support GroupAnyone with a chronic pain condition.800-296-1445
802-660-4817
website
StatewideCrime Victim Services Anyone affected by a violent crime1-800-750-1213
website
WashingtonBarreCaregiver SupportAny interested caregiverJulie
802-476-3636
ChittendenFathers and Children Together (FACT)Fathers Support Group802-860-4420
*protected email*
ChittendenBurlingtonDebtors Support GroupsAnyone experiencing problems with money and debtBrenda
802-893-7752

Cameron
802-363-3747
BenningtonBenningtonDiabetes4 classes for different stages of diabetesKim
802-447-5076
website
ChittendenDiabetes - Child/AdolescentAn activity based program for children with diabetesChristine Prior
802-847-3553
FranklinDiabetesPatients and their families. Meal is served also.Deborah Robertson
802-524-1031
BenningtonManchesterDiabetesPatients and family members.Laura Dickens
802-447-5315
WindsorWindsorDiabetesDiabetes patients and their families.Virginia Morris
802-674-7135

Nancy McCullough
802-674-7138
WindsorSpringfieldDiabetesPatients, their family and friendsMarcia Manner, RN
802-885-7508
CaledoniaSt. JohnsburyDiabetesPatients and their familiesGinny
802-748-7433
FranklinDiabetes/Insulin PumpAnyone with an insulin pump.Deborah Robertson
802-524-1031
RutlandRutlandDiabetes/Insulin PumpAnyone who manages their diabetes with an insulin pumpDonna Hunt, RD, CDE
802-775-7844
StatewideAbuseVictims of domestic violence or sexual assaultDV 24-hr Hotline
800-228-7395

SA 24-hr Hotline
800-489-7273
StatewideDomestic ViolenceVictims or survivors of domestic violence24-hr Hotline
800) 228-7395
RutlandDown Syndrome - (Downright Special) Parents and caregivers of children with down syndromeFred Wortman
802-345-8326
ChittendenChittendenDown Syndrome - (Downright Unique Circle of Friends)Parents and caregivers of children with down syndromeBrian and Michelle Gagne
802-879-2835
ChittendenChamplain ValleyDown Syndrome Group info, resources, & support to individuals with Down syndrome & their families Lisa DeNatale
802-658-7802
ChittendenEssexEating Disorders - Parental Support GroupParents of children with eating disorders.Peter
802-899-2554
ChittendenSouth BurlingtonEating DisordersTherapist-facilitated, drop-in support group for women with eating disorders.802-658-9440
StatewideOvereaters Anonymous Open meeting, people dealing with overeatingVicki
802-525-3273
website
StatewideCodependents AnonymousPeople who are in codependents relationshipsLarry
*protected email*
802-658-9994
StatewideFamily Support Parents of special needs children800-800-4005
website
FranklinDad's PlaceFamily SupportFathers of special needs childrenMike
827-6173
AddisonKin as ParentsPersons raising children of relativesSandi Yandow
802-759-2263
LamoilleLamoille ValleyKin as ParentsPersons raising children of relativesCecile Launguerand
802-888-5229 ext. 135
FranklinSt. AlbansMom's Night OutParents of special needs children802-764-5290
800-800-4005
website
OrangeRandolphParenting Support for New ParentsNew parentsNancy Clark
802-728-7000
CaledoniaNortheast KingdomParenting Support Group - Parents Night OutParents of special needs children802-764-5315
StatewideParenting Support Group for Parents with Special Needs Children Parents of special needs children.Debbie Greeno
802-388-5365
802-388-8982
StatewideParenting/Circle of ParentsFree, confidential support for parents802-229-5724
800-CHILDREN [244-5373]
WindsorWindsorWomen/Rocking Horse Circle of SupportFor women and their young childrenThe Clara Martin Center
802-295-1311
ChittendenBurlingtonGamblers AnonymousAnyone with a desire to stop gambling.1-888-GA-HELPS (1-888-424-3577)
ChittendenGay and Bisexual Men GLAM Core GroupSocial group for young gay and bi men*protected email*
ChittendenBurlingtonGay and Lesbian Adoptive and Foster ParentsOpen to all GLBTQ foster and adoptive parents.Mike
802-655-6688
ChittendenBurlingtonGLBT Violence SurvivorsFor survivors of dating violence, relationship violence, or hate violence.Anna or Brenda
863-0003
ChittendenLesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer and Questioning - Trans Support Group Peer-led group for transgendered persons*protected email*
ChittendenMale Survivors of ViolencePeer led support group for victims of relationship, dating or hate violence.802-863-0003
ChittendenOutright Vermont Social SupportPeople 22 and under who identify as queer, gay, lesbian, bi, trans or questioningChristopher Neff
802-865-9677
ChittendenBurlingtonTransgendered Men GroupTransgendered men.*protected email*
802-860-RU12
ChittendenBereavementAnyone who is grievingAlli Parker
802-658-1900  x3405
WashingtonBarreBereavement Support GroupAnyone experience grief over the loss of a loved one.802-223-1878
ChittendenBurlingtonChildren's Grief WorkshopSchool age children who have lost a sibling.Ali Waltien
802-847-4069
OrleansNewport AreaCompassionate FriendsParents and families who have lost a child of any ageBeverly
802-754-2085

France
802-334-1505
RutlandRutlandCompassionate FriendsFamilies that have experienced the death of a childMichael and Susan
802-446-2278 *protected email*
ChittendenWillistonCompassionate FriendsFamilies that have experienced the death of a child.Claire
802-388-9603
*protected email*
ChittendenGriefPeople who have had a lossBrenda Dupuis
Fletcher Allen Mental Health
802-847-4980
RutlandRutlandGriefFor those who are coping with the death of a loved one or friend802-747-3713
WindhamBrattleboroNAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Judy and Chip Siler
802-275-2627
ChittendenBurlington
(Howard Center, corner of Pine & Flynn Avenue)
NAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Jim and Pat Johnson
802-872-9561
ChittendenBurlington
(Community Health Center,
Riverside Avenue)
NAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Janice Sabett
802-598-2171
WashingtonBerlinNAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Roberta Downey
802-223-3376
FranklinGeorgiaNAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Karlo Salminen
802-734-4516 or 802-893-6642
BenningtonManchesterNAMI Family Support GrouFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Ann Cummins
802-297-0199
RutlandRutlandNAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Marcia Bassett
802-345-3016
WindsorSpringfieldNAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Clare Munat
802-824-3909
CaledoniaSt. JohnsburyNAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Donna Laferriere
802-626-8227
WindsorWhite River JunctionNAMI Family Support GroupFamily Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges that you are experiencing.Rose Clark-Hewes
802-763-8030
BenningtonBennington
(United Counseling Service, CRT Center, 316 Dewey St.)
NAMI Connection Peer Support GroupNAMI Connection is a peer recovery support group program for adults living with mental health challenges that is expanding in communities throughout Vermont and the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.Every Tuesday, 12 ~ 1:30 p.m.
ChittendenBurlington (St. Paul's Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. ~ enter from parking lot)NAMI Connection Peer Support GroupNAMI Connection is a peer recovery support group program for adults living with mental health challenges that is expanding in communities throughout Vermont and the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.Every Thursday, 3 ~ 4:30 p.m.
WashingtonMontpelier (Another Way, 125 Barre St.)NAMI Connection Peer Support GroupNAMI Connection is a peer recovery support group program for adults living with mental health challenges that is expanding in communities throughout Vermont and the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.Every Friday, 2 ~ 3:30 p.m.
OrleansNewport (St. Mark's Church, 44 2nd St.)NAMI Connection Peer Support GroupNAMI Connection is a peer recovery support group program for adults living with mental health challenges that is expanding in communities throughout Vermont and the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.Every first Wednesday, 6 ~ 7:30 p.m.
RutlandRutland (Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 South Main St.)NAMI Connection Peer Support GroupNAMI Connection is a peer recovery support group program for adults living with mental health challenges that is expanding in communities throughout Vermont and the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.Every Sunday, 4:30 ~ 6 p.m.
CaledoniaSt. Johnsbury (Universalist Unitarian Church, 47 Cherry St.)NAMI Connection Peer Support GroupNAMI Connection is a peer recovery support group program for adults living with mental health challenges that is expanding in communities throughout Vermont and the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.Every Thursday, 6:30 ~ 8 p.m.
ChittendenBurlingtonMental HealthHearing Voices Tuesdays 2-3 at Pathways
279 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
ChittendenBurlingtonMental HealthOpen Ears, Open MindsFridays 1-2pm Pathways
279 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT