These groups meet regularly.
Abusive relationships — Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia. Free child care. 410-997-0304.
Adult Children of Alcoholics — Wednesdays, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia; Saturdays, 12:45 p.m., Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. 410-796-4680.
Alcoholics Anonymous — Sundays, 7 p.m. Share experience, strength and hope with each other to solve this common problem and help others to recover. Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. 301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636.
Bereaved Parents of Baltimore — Monthly sharing groups in Lutherville, Westminster and Columbia. Self-help grief support for parents, grandparents and siblings mourning the loss of a child. Monthly newsletter. 410-321-7053.
Cancer group for young adults — Mondays. Free professionally led support groups for young adults in Columbia affected by cancer. 410-964-0202.
The CARE Center — Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Provider of free assistance to Howard County parents in finding services and programs in the community for children and teens. 410-313-2273, http://www.howardcountymd.gov/children or email@example.com.
Caregiver Support Group — Thursdays, 10 a.m. on a semester basis. For friends and family of people with aphasia. Sponsored by the Loyola Clinical Centers, under the auspices of Loyola University Maryland. Loyola Clinical Centers, 410-617-1200 or http://www.loyola.edu/clinical-centers. 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia.
Celebrate Recovery — Fridays, 7 p.m. Twelve-step program dealing with addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. Light dinner available before meeting. Child care available. Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Ellicott City. 410-442-5800 or http://www.chapelgate.org.
Chemically Dependent Anonymous — Fridays, 5 p.m. A fellowship of recovering addicts and alcoholics. Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. 1-888-232-4673. http://www.cdaweb.org.
Depression-Bipolar Support Alliance — Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., in Ellicott City. Those living with depression and bipolar disorder, as well as their family and friends are invited. Penny, 410-242-5683; or Dave, 410-465-3486.
Eating disorders — Mondays, 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia; Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. No weigh-ins. http://www.oabaltimore.org.
Emotions Anonymous — Sundays, 4 p.m., at the Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. The group is for women only. Vicky, 301-384-7594.
Fathers — Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. MENS (Men Encouraging Nurturing and Supporting), a life skills parenting program and support group for fathers. Department of Social Service, 7121 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. 410-872-8777.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous — No weigh-ins. Sundays, 8:30-10 a.m. Columbia Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. 781-321-9118.
HIV/AIDS — Monday evenings in Columbia. For meeting location, time and more information, 240-606-3093; or the health department, 410-313-2333 or 1-866-313-6300.
Knitting and Crocheting group — Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Instruction and directions for the beginner and advanced needler. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia. Free. 410-740-5858.
Link at Christ Church — Information and referral service. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- noon.
Mocha Moms of Howard County — Every other Friday, 10:30 a.m. A support group for stay-at-home mothers. Locations vary. To attend or for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-367-4650 or 240-308-2218.